Budding Products: More Matcha for Summertime

Pinkberry Introduces ‘A Perfect Matcha’


Scottsdale, Arizona-based Pinkberry launched a new frozen beverage just in time for summer. A Perfect Matcha is a perfect match of Pinkberry’s new Green Tea Lemonade frozen yogurt, pineapple and mango toppings and a sprinkle of matcha powder. It will be available through June 21.

“The vibrant new Green Tea Lemonade is a summertime sensation with its delicious taste and refreshing flavor that goes so well with fresh pineapple and mango, we’re calling it A Perfect Matcha!” Melissa Hubbell, director of marketing for Pinkberry, said via a company press release.

Pinkberry’s new Layered Lemonades line has Green Tea and Strawberry flavors and will be available through Aug. 9.



Caribou Coffee Offers a Two New Matcha Beverages

Caribou Coffee’s New Bubble Drinks (PRNewsfoto/Caribou Coffee)

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota-based Caribou Coffee is offering two new matcha beverages: Matcha Tea Cooler with Bubbles and a Matcha Vanilla Tea Latte, according to a company press release.

The Matcha Tea Cooler with Bubbles is a blend of matcha powder, vanilla, half and half and Caribou Coffee’s shake mix poured over caramel-flavored coconut jellies or “bubbles.”

The Matcha Vanilla Latte is a sublimely simple mix of matcha powder, vanilla and steamed milk.

Both beverages are available nationwide at Caribou Coffee locations.




Iconic Protein Debuts Coconut Matcha

Santa Monica, California-based Iconic Protein now offers its protein beverage in Coconut Matcha.

Coconut Matcha is made of organic matcha, coconut cream and milk protein isolate from the milk of grass-fed, hormone-free New Zealand cows. Each 11.5-ounce bottle contains 20 milligrams of protein, 80 milligrams of caffeine, 130 calories and only 3 grams of sugar. The drink is free from lactose, soy, gluten, hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and GMOs.


Matcha Supplements by Mason Vitamins

Miami Lakes, Florida-based Mason Natural launched a Matcha gummy supplement. The gummies are pectin based, Kosher certified and gluten-free. Each bottle contains 60 gummies.