An Onslaught of New Beverages That Defy Existing Categorization

Beyond soda, “a proliferation of beverages that don’t fit within traditional drink categories is creating tough choices for retailers, confusion for shoppers and a challenge for manufacturers,” Jennifer Maloney and Julie Jargon of the Wall Street Journal explain. From Pepsi’s offer to buy SodaStream to drinks like cold-brew coffee and kombucha defying  shopping aisle organization, consumer tastes are changing. The market has a tidal wave …

Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale

The makers of boozy root beer try their hand at a new equally boozy, spicy soda

With Superbowl Sunday taking place this weekend, you might already be thinking about what snacks and drinks to serve. Between the ice bucket of canned light stuff and six-packs of choice craft beer brewed in North Carolina or Colorado, there’s an alternative for those who want something sweet, punchy and alcoholic. And it won’t get you trashed before the halftime show. Not Your Father’s Root …

SodaStream Source Bottle by Yves Béhar

A reusable bottle design sleek enough to match its namesake soda maker

After being wowed by Yves Béhar‘s SodaStream redesign a year or so ago, CH became steady users of the Source soda maker. While the machine itself is sleek enough to stand alone on the kitchen counter, the rather bulbous bottles always lived behind cabinet doors. To solve this gap in design cohesiveness, SodaStream launched a new reusable bottle designed by Béhar to match his system …