Tag Archives: beverages

  • Avocado Blended Frappuccino Comes to Starbucks Korea

    Avocado Blended Frappuccino Comes to Starbucks Korea

    I don’t know how many readers this site has in Korea, but there may be some Starbucks fanatics who are interested in all of the coffee chain’s international doings, in which case the Avocado Blended Frappuccino might be worth a few paragraphs. The Avocado Blended Frappuccino was first introduced to Korean ‘Bucks locations about three years ago, but […]

  • Bubly: Pepsi Launches Sparking Water

    Bubly: Pepsi Launches Sparking Water

    If I were a Pepsi executive, I would have heard about the new sparkling water trend a couple years ago and made the obvious connection: Hey, we’ve got giant tanks of carbonated beverage sitting around, can’t we convert some of them into sparkling water tanks? But hey, big companies move slow, so we’re only now […]

  • Slow: The “Anti-Energy” Drink Concept

    Slow: The “Anti-Energy” Drink Concept

    Aleksandra Wiśniewska was sick of the onslaught of energy drinks on the market, promising ever more nervy waking hours – couldn’t there be room in the world for a drink that calms you down rather than revs you up (and no, I’m not talking about alcohol). Enter Slow, a “calming milkshake” created from natural ingredients […]

  • Black Insomnia: The World’s Strongest Coffee

    Black Insomnia: The World’s Strongest Coffee

    How tough am I? I’m so tough that my preferred brand of coffee has the word “insomnia” right in the name. OK, so I’m not actually that tough, but someone must be, since Black Insomnia, purported to be the strongest coffee in the world, is now available for sale. Black Insomnia coffee is “CERTIFIED BY […]

  • Calm the Fuck Down Tea: Yes, That’s Its Actual Name

    Calm the Fuck Down Tea: Yes, That’s Its Actual Name

    There are times when you just need to calm down, and then there are times when you need Calm the Fuck Down Tea, a special herbal tea blend that’s purported to be as “softening and refreshing” as its brand name is loud and abrasive. Calm the Fuck Down Tea has camomile, licorice, and lemon among […]

  • “Orange Drink” Added to Starbucks’ Secret Menu

    “Orange Drink” Added to Starbucks’ Secret Menu

    The fabled “secret menu” at Starbucks, which has earned its scare quotes due to the fact that it’s in no way still a secret, has a new item on its fabled and figurative pages just in time for summer. It’s called “Orange Drink,” but its name isn’t quite as intuitive as you might assume. Rather […]

  • Twig Cold Brew Teas: Tea in its Purest Form

    Twig Cold Brew Teas: Tea in its Purest Form

    Cold brewing tea has a lot of advantages over traditional brewing, like different flavors, fewer catechins (which cause bitterness), and less caffeine. And for the purest form of cold brew tea, you should give Twig Cold Brew Teas a try. The main idea behind Twig Cold Brew Teas is that they’re nothing but tea—no infusions […]

  • Tapped Birch Water: “Made by the Forests of Finland”

    Tapped Birch Water: “Made by the Forests of Finland”

    No one can tell what the future holds, but there would seem to be as good a chance as any that Tapped Birch Water is the next big “super drink,” thanks to its exotic origins from the “forests of Finland” and its being chock full of good stuff like potassium, zinc and magnesium. Tapped Birch […]

  • Keurig KOLD Drinkmaker Has Finally Arrived

    Keurig KOLD Drinkmaker Has Finally Arrived

    Keurig is the undisputed king of hot beverage machines – when you walk into a house or office that has one, you know you’re in for a good time. And just when you thought Keurig was resting easy on their throne of hot beverage power, they go ahead and introduce the Keurig KOLD. The Keurig KOLD, […]

  • Whiskey Wedge From Corkcicle: Chills Without Watering Down

    Whiskey Wedge From Corkcicle: Chills Without Watering Down

    Whether or not one puts their whiskey on ice is one of the great divides among whiskey enthusiasts. Those on the pro side say that chilled whiskey is superior in flavor and texture to other temperatures, but those on the anti side suggest that the inevitable watering down that occurs due to melting ice cubes […]