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Drink Review: Vitamin Well Drive Vitamin Drink



Vitamin Well Drive contains magnesium and B vitamins B3, B5, B12 and folic acid which all helps to reduce fatigue and exhaustion and caffeine that contributes to increased alertness and improved concentration.

Our vitamin drinks are sweetened with fructose. They contain 4.2 g of fructose per 100 ml – compare with other beverages.

Vitamin Wells vitamin drinks provide a good supplement of vitamins and minerals, but select them happy also for the good taste. We recommend a varied diet with fruits and vegetables that are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle.



Energy value 85 kcal/357 kJ
Carbohydrates 21g
Of which fruit sugar 21g
Vitamin B3 7.5mg 47%
Vitamin B5 1.8 ľg 30%
Vitamin B12 1.3 ¶ g 50%
Vitamin D 7.5 ľg 150%
Vitamin E 7.2 mg 60%
Folic acid 200 micrograms 100%
Biotin 25 g 50%
Magnesium 113 mg 30%
Zinc 4.5 mg 45%
Selenium 25 g 45%


About Vitamin Well
Vitamin Well was founded in 2006 by Swedish entrepreneurs, with the aim to broaden the range of healthy beverages. Up until then, there had been a noticeable lack of modern, healthy alternatives to sodas and juices. A contrast to both US and Asian markets where the range of drinks was much broader. We found drinks with less calories and healthy ingredients such as tea extracts, vitamins and minerals that inspired us.

Having failed to find a beverage that tasted good, was less sweet than existing products and contained enough beneficial nutrients, we decided to develop a drink that was completely new in everything from taste and ingredients to the design.

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Company: Vitamin Well
Brand: Vitamin Well Vitamin
Category:  Flavored Water
Origin: Sweden
Packaging: 500ml
Claims: Vitamin Enriched
Variants: Drive, Defence, Antioxidant, Reload, Everyday, Care, Focus
Website: vitaminwell.com




Design Spotlight: Enhance Portable Water Enhancer


Designed by
Multiple Owners



The brief:
We were commissioned to work on a new health drinks brand called Enhance.
As an FMCG it was necessary to approach the design of the website with the end
consumer in mind. Investigating consumer trends in key marketsespecially the
health drinks industry was a good starting point and allowed us to then design a
fresh,clean looking and aspirational product-centric, ecommerce site.

The site targets young professional women who are health conscious and their
busy lifestyles dictate how they interact with brands. The simple functionality and
responsive nature of the website is seamlessly integrated to ensure that the user
experience is central to the design and it is quick and easy to make purchases
whilst informatively engaging.

Artwork, direction and design: Alex Tomkins & Chris Poole
Photography: Kris Piotrowski
Client: Enhance
Agency: redcow creative






Drink Review: Oviva Maple Water


Maple water is a wealth before we could only enjoy during spring time. It is now possible to drink it year-round.

Harvested at the best time of casting to maximize its taste, our maple water 100% pure and natural is free of preservatives and contains no other ingredient. Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers developed a sterilization process that allows Oviva Pure Maple Water to have an 18 months shelf-life at room temperature and stays good two weeks in the refrigerator after opening.

Because all the organoleptic characteristics are preserved, you will truly get the feeling you are drinking directly from the Maple tree!




Interesting Properties

Way before Europeans came to North America, First nation tribes were collecting and drinking Maple water for its fortifying properties.

46 bioactive compounds essentials to life and growth of the tree are carried through Maple water, such as a variety of vitamins and minerals, organic and amino acids, polyphenols and phytohormones. With only 25 calories per 250 ml and a really good taste, it is necessary, without a doubt, a beverage of choice.

Not insignificant fact to consider, marketing helps to preserve our precious forests because to get a quality product, the producers need to properly maintain their maple sugar bush and make appropriate management practices.




NAPSI Certification
A Quality symbol

Obtained exclusively through Quebec’s Maple groves, Oviva Maple water is certified NAPSI. Created by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, this certification guaranties you that this is home Maple water, Natural, Authentic, Pure, Sterile and Integral.

No antibiotics
No preservatives
No pesticides
No herbicides



The many facets of Oviva maple water used daily:

To make coffee or tea
To prepare your favorite cocktail with or without alcohol
To poach your meat, fish or seafood
To cook vegetables or whole ham
To make ice, smoothies or sorbets slightly sweet
To advantageously replace fruit juices often too sweet
To quench your thirst during your different activities
To make sauces or deglaze
To make broths and soups



About the Company
Founded in 2012, Oviva Maple Water Company was born from a common desire to offer you, on an annual basis, a unique product that is now part of our collective heritage from generation to generation: Maple water.

Originally from Mont-Laurier, a region with strong maple potential, we grew up in this spring tradition that is sugar period. When we discovered we could now preserve Maple water, we immediately understood a new historic page was written and we wanted to be a part of it.  Read More




Company: Oviva Maple Water Company
Brand: Oviva
Origin: Canada
Category: Water
Packaging: 1 liter
Claims: No Antibiotics, No Preservatives, No Pesticides, No Herbicides, Non GMO
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: oviva.ca



Drink Review: Arty Artichoke Water


As health and nutrition lovers with a passion for science, we wanted to create a beverage that takes water to a whole new level in taste and nutrition. ARTY water is the first vegetable beverage with a great fruit taste. Taking fresh artichokes, a natural process extracts essential enzymes, oils, vitamins and age-fighting antioxidants. Using a unique extraction process, we’ve designed ARTY water to be a balanced artichoke water sweetened with monk fruit and sensational hints of lemon and mint.


Artichokes are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, while being a rich source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamins which include vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B-6,B-12, A, E, D and vitamin K. Artichokes also provide minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, sodium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.

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The History
Native to the Mediterranean region, the artichoke is the edible flower bud of a thistle-like plant in the sunflower family. It is scientifically classified as a vegetable.

Its botanical name, Cynara scolymus, derives from the Latin canina meaning canine and the Greek skolymos meaning thistle. Its English name comes from the Arabic al-khurshuf also meaning thistle, which became articiocco in Italian, and ultimately artichoke.

Although mankind has been eating artichokes for more than 3000 years, the fall of Rome plunged the artichoke into obscurity until its revival in Italy the mid-15th century.

Catherine de Medici, who was married to King Henry II of France at the tender young age of 14, is credited with bringing the artichoke from her native Italy to France, where its success was instant.

The artichoke quickly made its way to Britain and as a result, the term artichoke first appeared in written English records in the 15th century. It made its way to America via French and Italian explorers.

Now California produces 100 percent of the U.S. commercial artichoke crop, rivaled in popularity only in France and Italy.


Company: Arty Water Company
Brand: Arty
Slogan: World’s First Premium Artichoke Beverage
Origin: USA
Category: Water
Packaging: 8fl oz
Claims: All Natural, Premium
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy:  Coming Soon
Website: artywater.com






Drink Review: Vertical Water 100% Pure Maple Water


Naturally delicious
Vertical Water™ is 100% pure. It’s naturally low-calorie, with a lightly sweet, thirst-quenching taste

Not what you think

Not sticky sap, not water mixed with maple syrup. It’s the delicious water that maple trees filter naturally, sweeten lightly and fortify with their own nutrients

A mission to conserve American forests
Sharing the maple water from forest owners’ trees gives them a financially viable reason for keeping their trees vertical longer

The forest’s best kept secret
For centuries, maple water has been enjoyed by a lucky few locals in maple country. Pure and delicious, it’s a treat we’re now bringing to you. We think you’ll thank us.


Let’s clear up some misperceptions



Maple water is not water with maple syrup added.
Not even close. Vertical Water™ is naturally filtered by maple trees and enhanced by their nutrients. It’s tapped fresh, then bottled. Nothing is added. It’s perfect as is.

Maple syrup is not what flows from tapped maple trees.
That’s maple water, the raw ingredient in maple syrup. It takes boiling down 40 gallons of maple water to get just 1 gallon of maple syrup. Who knew?

Maple sap is not thick and sticky.
All trees have sap – it’s how they get their nourishment. And some saps, such as pine sap, are like glue. But a few species, such as maple and birch, have refreshing, water-like sap that flows in the spring.

Maple water is not a byproduct of anything. It’s what comes right from the tree.
Some makers sell the water that’s leftover from the maple syrup production process, but by then the sugar and most of the nutrients have been removed. They market it like fancy water but it tastes essentially like plain water. Vertical Water™ is the real thing, the water that comes straight from the maple tree. Nothing added, nothing removed.




Company: Feronia Water
Brand: Vertical Water
Slogan: The Forest’s Best Kept Secret
Origin: USA
Category: Water
Packaging: 16.9fl oz (500ml)
Claims: 100% Pure
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: verticalwater.com





Water Review: Avitae Caffeinated Water


Avitae is caffeinated water. That’s it. Purified water and natural caffeine. Zero sugar, zero carbonation, zero calories, zero flavors, and zero additives that you need to go to Medical School to understand.


Avitae was created to provide a healthy alternative to sugary and unhealthy drinks like sodas, diet sodas, and energy drinks. So many of us need a little caffeine lift to get us through our days, but why have all the other stuff? AVITAE is just purified water and natural caffeine. Simply, it’s the healthiest option.


Avitae tastes exactly like water. Try it for yourself! Zero aftertaste, zero carbonation, zero sugar, zero calories!


What is Natural Caffeine?
Natural caffeine occurs in nature in coffee beans, cocoas, and teas. Avitae gets its natural caffeine from coffee beans. Most other products that contain caffeine such as sodas and even aspirin use synthetic caffeine created in a laboratory. We simply think that given the choice, natural is always better than artificial.


How much caffeine is in a bottle of Avitae?
Avitae Caffeinated Water comes in two strengths, 45mg and 90mg. Avitae 45mg contains 45mg of natural caffeine, which is about the same amount of caffeine as a diet soda. Avitae 90mg contains (you guessed it!) 90mg of natural caffeine, which is about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of your favorite coffee.




Company: Avitae
Brand: Avitate
Origin: USA
Category: Water
Packaging: 16.9oz
Claims: Caffeinated, Zero Calories, Zero Sugar, Zero Artificial Ingredients
Variants: Original (45mg of Caffeine), Double (90mg of Caffeine)
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website:  avitaeusa.com


Drink Review: KiKi Maple Sweet Water


KiKi Maple Sweet Water® beverages offer a unique alternative to bottled water, sports drinks and other naturally hydrating beverages such as coconut water.

Made with 100% pure Canadian maple sap and natural flavours, KiKi Maple Sweet Water® offers many of the much-needed vitamins, minerals and electrolytes your body needs for hydration throughout the day.

No water is ever added! The main ingredient, maple sap, is ‘filtered naturally’ through the root system of Canada’s sugar and black maple trees.

KiKi Maple Sweet Water® is a source of a newly identified organic acid that may have implications for diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Abscisic Acid (ABA) is a phytochemical closely related to Vitamin A that has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. ABA is also known to stimulate insulin release through the pancreatic cells and to increase sensitivity of fat cells to insulin. The low sugar/energy content of maple sap works with ABA to encourage insulin homeostasis.

KiKi Maple Sweet Water® Features:

100% pure Canadian maple sap

Contains only natural flavours

No preservatives or additives

Low in calories

Naturally sweet with hints of vanilla

Nutrient dense

Source of health promoting active ingredients such as prebiotics, organic acids and antioxidant​s





About the Company
Lorraine & Keith Harris are both the passion and heart of KiKi Maple Sweet Water®. They come by it honestly, through a life of pursuits including a 5-year foray as “back to the landers”.

From 1977-1982, their journey was more rustic – wood heat, kerosene lamps and everything harvested from the land-everything grown at home.

Years of full-lives including family, careers and ultimately, a memory of this simpler life and rich past that brought them full circle to develop KiKi Maple Sweet Water® for the Canadian marketplace in 2009.


Company: Troll Bridge Creek
Brand: Kiki
Slogan: Filtered by Nature
Origin: Canada
Category: Water
Packaging: 300ml
Claims: Antioxidants
Variants: Maple Cranberry, Maple, Maple Strawberry, Maple Blueberry
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: trollbridgecreek.ca




Tech Spotlight: The Miracle Machine Turns Water In To Wine



Bringing together Silicon Valley technology and Napa Valley wine expertise, The Miracle Machine is the world’s first affordable accelerated winemaking device for the home that reproduces great wine with minimal effort and within days. Designed as a table top appliance, and built using environmentally sustainable material, the machine has a clean and minimalist shape that will look good in any kitchen.




The Miracle Machine from The Miracle Machine on Vimeo.


Bringing together Silicon Valley technology and Napa Valley wine expertise, The Miracle Machine is the world’s first affordable accelerated winemaking device for the home that reproduces great wine with minimal effort and within days. Designed as a table top appliance, and built using environmentally sustainable material, the machine has a clean and minimalist shape that will look good in any kitchen.

Controlled by a mobile app that guides you through the winemaking process on your device whilst monitoring progress, The Miracle Machine takes just three days and just a couple of dollars to make wine that would normally cost at least $20.

The app allows you to select from a list of pre-defined wine types, each listing the grape concentrates and recommended type of yeast as well as other ingredients that are required (Note: your first batch of concentrates and yeast will ship with your Miracle Machine and will be included in the price).

Simply add the concentrate and yeast into the machine, add 600 ml of water and then use the app on your smartphone to start the process. The water, concentrate and yeast sit in the Miracle Machine’s “fermentation chamber” while the Miracle Machine app monitors progress in the background. Near completion, the app will direct you to add the small sachet of finishing powder, which contains the oak and other flavors that will allow your wine to taste as if it has been aging for several months to a year. 24 hours later, the app will then notify you through an alert letting you know that your wine is ready to drink.



At the heart of the miracle machine lies the fermentation chamber. Obviously we’re keeping the exact science under wraps, but we can tell you the chamber uses an array of electrical sensors, transducers, heaters and pumps to provide a controlled environment for the primary and, as needed, secondary fermentation stages.

For example, while a digital refractometer measures the sugar content of the liquid during the fermentation process, a custom-designed ceramic air-diffuser pumps filtered air under a regulated micro-oxygenated environment, aerating the wine and thus softening the tannins. Meanwhile an ultrasonic transducer, positioned directly underneath the chamber, resonates effectively speeding up the flavor development of the wine. Each of these components, and others, are connected to an Arduino microcontroller that ensures the Miracle Machine is doing its job of making a fine wine of your creation in just a matter of days.


Crowdfunding Spotlight: Treeson Spring water



The world’s first eco-friendly, toxin-free, trash eliminating, clean energy making, tree planting, great tasting, natural spring water.

Treeson Spring Water was created to offer a sustainable alternative to the plastic water bottles that are sold by the billions every year and go un-recycled only to end up in landfills.

Our mission is to create 100% natural, sustainable products, systems and technologies that raise environmental awareness and empower people to make choices that help protect and preserve the planet today.

Did you know?

- Less than 30% of plastic drinks bottles get recycled in the USA. What doesn’t get recycled ends up in landfills or even gets shipped overseas.
- At Treeson, we take our bottles back after you’re done with them and we use those returned bottles to generate clean energy.
- Our mail-back return program is free for our customers and it supports the United States Postal Service. Just drop your bottles in the mailbox and we’ll take care of it thereafter.
- We plant a tree for every bottle we sell. It helps offset the carbon footprint of our product and restores rainforest habitats.
- Our bottles are made using only the good stuff – plant-based, non-gmo materials, right here in the USA.
- No chemicals in our bottles means no funky aftertaste. It is healthier and tastier too.
- We’re making going green an easy choice that is convenient and does not cost any more than what you buy now.

Join our team today and be a part of making this happen. We’ve created some very cool rewards to say thank you, so please pledge whatever you can afford today and be a part of Team Treeson.





Treeson Kickstarter Page






Company Spotlight: Free Is Better Water


Don’t Call Us A Water Company

You’re probably reading this wondering who we are and what we do, and before our product blows you away, we’re going to be completely frank with you so brace yourself. We are the biggest necessity in the world.

At Free Is Better™ we bring you free bottled water. Why? Because we can. We are a movement that strives to change the way you mindlessly pay for bottled water by making a statement with ours.



Water For The Future

The Australian bottled water industry is growing at exponential rates, somewhat spurned from an exasperated desire for profits. But as consumers we’re suffering. We pay excessive amounts of money for a widely available commodity, merely because it is bottled and convenient.

We think that’s crazy! So we started a movement to make conveniently packaged drinking water free, for everyone.

Free Is Better is the first free, locally (and soon internationally) distributed bottled water on Earth, ever






We hand out thousands of bottles through our distribution partners around Australia’s trendsetting hotspots so you can simply pick one up when you’re out. From fashion and boutique retailers, to record stores, galleries and cafes, we’ve got you covered.

That’s not even the best part, each edition of our bottle labels have exclusive messages from our sponsor brands that speak to you. This advertising on our labels helps alleviate the cost of the bottles ensuring that you receive them for free!




Water From Whine

Truthfully, this all started because we were complaining. Every time any of us bought a bottle of water, we felt ripped off. But let’s be honest, who hasn’t felt that way? We pay loads of money for a bottle of something that is a fundamental human right – a necessity, even. And it made us kinda angry.

But more than just angry, we got inspired. We did some research, and discovered that bottled water costs more than petrol per litre – and petrol isn’t exactly cheap. We brought together the team with one goal, to fight back against the ridiculous industry by making a free bottled water brand of our own. And so, Free Is Better was born.



As Good As Water Gets

We wouldn’t ever ship anything we wouldn’t want ourselves. Even though bottled water is simple, we put an incredible amount of time and consideration into making sure ours is the best money can’t buy. We source our water from one of the finest natural springs in Australia, located deep within the McPherson Ranges in southern Queensland. The spring water descends and filters through natural layers of rock before reaching the aquifer beneath the bedrock of Mount Tamborine. Unlike other shallow sources of spring water, it has no man-made pollutants. Just to be sure though, we put our naturally pure water and bottles through state-of-the-art ozone and UV filtration systems. At the end of the process, Free Is Better is some of the purest spring water available.




We Won’t Stick Around

One of the biggest challenges we had with our entire concept was making sure we could minimise any damage to the environment. Mother Nature, after all, is giving us this water. We worked with the entire supply chain to ensure our packaging is as environmentally friendly as possible. Unlike traditional plastic water bottles, we use oxo-biodegradable plastic which contains an additive that changes the molecular structure of the plastic, causing it to break down into organic compounds when exposed to oxygen and UV Light. We’ve managed to accelerate the degradation process to make it 100 times faster than the PET bottles used around the industry. After approximately 10 years, you’re left with only natural compounds, no more dangerous bottles.



Someone got their engineering degree for this.

Our bottles are a scientific marvel. Oxo-biodegradable, 100% recyclable, and made from recycled materials from the start. It sounds simple, but it’s actually a huge innovation. In fact, we’re the first brand in Australia to use bottles like this. And it’s all without a compromise in quality. Our bottles have awesome tensile strength, they’re leak-proof, and they quickly degrade in multiple environments. Our bottles are also BPA free!


Finally a water company (don’t tell them I called them that!) worth rooting for