Every year, dozens of new beverages launch and hit the market. 2018 was no different, with a handful of new products that follow the latest trends in the industry, such as energy-inducing beverages, keto, CBD, nitro coffee, and plant-based milk. You’ll recognize some of the brands mentioned below, while others may seem weird and controversial. Nevertheless, each product on our list is unique in its own way, which is why it made it to this article.
So, without further ado, here are the most notable new beverages that were launched in 2018.
Silk Oat Yeah
When it comes to plant-based dairy alternatives, nothing can beat oat milk as the number one choice in this category. Silk quickly picked up on the emerging trend and launched a new oat milk line, called Oat Yeah, with three flavors to suit every taste: Vanilla, Chocolate, and Plain, which will be available starting this month at big retailers such as Walmart, Target, Sprouts, and Publix.
Koia Keto Protein Drink
Keto has been mainstream for quite some time now, and Koia has jumped on the trend by launching its newest line extension in the plant-based nutritional drink category; the Koia keto.
The Koia keto combines 12g of plant protein with 14 g of MCTs from coconut oil to deliver a unique ketogenic beverage that comes in three flavors: Chocolate Brownie, Cake Batter, and Caramel Creme.
EPURI Energy Drinks
EPURI energy drinks are a godsend for members of the creative community, as the brand is all about art, music, fashion, and lifestyle. EPURI doesn’t stop at producing efficient, energy-inducing drinks, but it also participates in the creative life through different events, such as the infamous RedFestDXB in Dubai. EPURI drinks come in three flavors; EPURI Pure, EPURI Cranberry, and EPURI Cola, and the company promises a wide array of new flavors in the near future.
Sol-ti CBD Teas
While Silk decided to jump into the plant-based dairy alternative race, Sol-ti chose CBD instead and launched three infused teas: Lemon, Ginger Lemon, and Hibiscus Lime. Each tea comes with 18 mg of hemp-derived CBD in a 12.5-oz glass bottle.
Nitro Coffee from PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans
You may know PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans as the “creator of the Original Cold Brew Iced Coffee,” but today, it’s expanding into different categories by introducing a new nitrogen-infused version of their renowned cold brew. The new line of coffee will come in two flavors: Original and Southern Pecan, and it will be available in 8-oz cans in all of PJ’s Coffee locations around the country.
MOJO Cold Brewed Coffee
Massachusetts-based MOJO’s Cold Brewed Coffee isn’t exactly a new product, but more of a re-design of their line of New Orleans-inspired cold brew coffees with a fancy new tagline; “Grab Life by the Beans.” Quite catchy, isn’t it?
Sipp Infusions from Sipp Sparkling Organics
Another beverage that’s aimed at people looking to stick to their new year’s resolutions and get a healthy and fit body in 2019. Sipp Infusions from Sipp Sparkling Organics is a low-sugar, low-calorie sparkling water that uses organic nectar as a sweetener. Each 12-oz can contains 10 calories and 2 g of sugar, and you can get one of three flavors: Cucumber, Basil & Lime, Pineapple, Vanilla & Sage, or Strawberry, Lemon & Thyme.
Hint’s Sugar-free Kids’ Beverage
Hint is all about drinking water that’s free of sugar, sweeteners, calories, and preservatives, and their new 200-ml Sugar-free Kids’ flavored water Tetra boxes are no exception. Hint’s new line comes in four flavors; Apple, Watermelon, Blueberry, and Cherry.
Liquid Lightning from Push Beverages
Although Push Beverages has been producing Liquid Lightning for years, the latest 12-oz cans are a new addition to their catalog, and they replace high-fructose corn syrup with pure cane sugar. They also come in a zero-calorie edition, which will undoubtedly appeal to those seeking a diet-friendly energy drink.