The Ginger People Ginger Soother

Ginger Soother

This stomach-settling elixir from The Ginger People is made with honey and Peruvian ginger.

Ginger, an antioxidant, is said to soothe the throat and stomach, warm the internal organs, and ease nausea and ailments from colds to headaches. Enjoy gluten-free Ginger Soother chilled or served hot in 12 oz. or 32 oz. sizes.

Established in 1984, The Ginger People began its mission to produce the world’s finest range of ginger products and ingredients. Today, The Ginger People, North America’s top-selling ginger brand, remains a family-owned-and-operated business offering more than 80 ginger ingredients and finished products. North American headquarters are in Marina, Calif.

Key Beverage Trends Give Drink Lovers an Innovative Gulp

The end of 2014 is swiftly approaching, and the year-end recap of beverage trends is upon us.

Honey went down smoothly in a number of drink trends this year, which ranged from vegetable offerings, nutritional benefits and more unique ingredient blends than ever.

Honey was named as a top 10 beverage trend by Innova Market Insights, with beverages containing all-natural sweeteners making a huge wave in the industry. Honey was prevalent in the majority of the trends on the list, reported by FoodBusinessNews.net.

Beverages containing seeds and grains made Innova’s list, with quinoa, chia and flax gaining in popularity. Pocketfuel’s Chia Goji & Honey is a blend of roasted almonds combined with chia seeds, goji berries and honey.

Cold-pressed, raw and vegetable-based beverages were a hit in 2014 and are showing some serious steam heading into 2015. Vegetable and fruit blends with honey in particular showed customers that drinking their veggies can be a pleasant experience. In fact, according to BevIndustry.com, between August 2013 and August 2014 new U.S. beverage launches with vegetable flavors, including fruit blends, rose to 114 from 94 a year ago. Fox Barrel’s Rhubarb & Elderberry Unfiltered Pear Cider is a tart, plum colored pear cider infused with organic honey, rhubarb and elderberry juices. It’s the perfect blend of sweet/tart fruit-forward flavor.

Coconut water and almond milks showed no sign of stopping in the “nut drink” category. Almond milk surpassed soy as America’s preferred plant-based milk, with $738 million in sales, according to BusinessWeek.com. The coconut water category expanded with more flavor varieties, such as Coco Life’s Coconut Water Iced Tea with Gingseng and Honey. In addition, Suja’s Vanilla Cloud Juice’s organic offering blends honey with coconut and almond. This cold pressed drink stays on trend with a twist, incorporating cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.

Marley’s Mellow Mood Green Tea with Honey

Marley’s Mellow Mood Green Tea with Honey

Earthy tones, honey and a quality brewed green tea is what you’ll find when drinking Marley’s Mellow Mood Green Tea with Honey.

Blended with a natural mix of relaxation herbs to calm the mind, body and soul, this tea is a great balance of natural vibes and taste.

Marley’s was created in partnership with the family of Bob Marley, paying homage to their father and patriarch by launching and promoting a wide range of healthy, natural drinks. The company, founded in October 2009, evokes Marley’s message of unity, freedom, peace, empowerment and love.

Marley’s Mellow Mood Green Tea with Honey

Ace Honey Apple Cider

Californian wild honey makes Ace Honey Apple Cider sweet to the tongue, and crisp apple comes through at the end.

The Ace Apple Honey is a seasonal cider that is released around January and February each year.

Ace Cider has been making its ciders for 21 years in the beautiful Sebastopol area of Sonoma County in California; right along side some of the world’s most renowned wine makers.

Citrusy Beverages Heading Nationwide in 2015

While those in the north are readying for another polar vortex, perhaps the thought of sipping a nice, cool, tropical, fruity beverage will pull everyone through the winter.

However, according to the experts, citrus flavored beverages will be more than just a thought in 2015.

BevIndustry.com reports that citrus is the most popular flavor category, based on its New Product Development Survey, published earlier this year. Lemon came out especially strong. In fact it was one of the Top 3 most-anticipated flavors for the year.

Exotic citrus fruits, such as blood oranges, tangerines and grapefruits, also are heading into 2015 with some momentum. Fruit pairs well with honey in providing the perfect flavor complement that can make a splash via a cool, smooth drink.

For those who love a little fizz, Arizona Beverage Co. offers a sparkling lemon soda combined with honey. Richard Prince Lemon Fizz comes in 8- or 23.5-oz. cans.

Revolver Brewing’s Blood & Honey is an unfiltered deep golden wheat ale made with malted two row barley. The brew is finished with blood orange zest, local honey and other spices.

A nutritious taste of the tropics can be found in Odwalla’s Orange Honey Passion Wellness fruit juice drink blend. It has vitamin C and zinc and is gluten-free. Flavors include honey, passion fruit, orange juice, mango puree, banana puree and lime juice.