Handcrafted, locally-sourced hemp-infused seltzer Kaló announced the expansion of its product portfolio to include four summer-ready new flavors: Black Cherry, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Ginger Lemonade and Blood Orange Mango.
Crafted with the same premium, water-soluble hemp extract which gives the original product portfolio its signature rapid-onset effect, Kaló’s newest seltzer flavors are designed to help consumers feel good faster without sacrificing great taste.
“Kaló answers consumer demand for a fast-acting, feel-good beverage that delivers the powerful wellness benefits of hemp-derived cannabinoids without derailing your day,” said Ken VandeVrede, CEO of Hillview, Kalo’s parent company. “Our flavors are carefully crafted using only the most premium ingredients, delivered in a patented water-soluble formula that produces desired effects in under five minutes.”
Kaló seltzers are sold in 12-ounce sleek cans featuring 15 milligrams of high grade, full-spectrum hemp, with only 15 calories, five ingredients and two grams of sugar in each Kosher-certified can. The expanded line will be sold in a four-flavor variety four-pack.
The four new flavors join Kaló’s four best-selling classic flavors, including Lemon Lavender, Strawberry Watermelon, Raspberry Lime and Pomegranate Peach.
Since launching in 2020, Kaló has quietly grown to become one of America’s top three hemp-infused sparkling beverages by building a robust retail channel, scaling from one Tier A beverage distribution partnership to 12 in the span of a year.
Kaló can be purchased in high traffic convenience stores, natural markets and independent grocery stores in these 10 states: New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Wisconsin.
“With Kaló, it’s our ambition to be the go-to infused beverage brand of the East, a region that is embracing hemp-based products and rapidly adopting legal cannabis,” said VandeVrede. “With eight hemp-infused seltzers in the market and a THC beverage on the way, we’re focused on building strong retail partnerships and brand fans in our own backyard, with plans to expand our retail footprint nationwide within the year.”
Kaló – which means “good” in Greek – was created by Hillview, a New Jersey-based, family-owned agricultural technology innovator and medical marijuana company, which provides Kaló with full-spectrum hemp of the highest quality, rich in naturally occurring cannabinoids, vitamins and nutrients.
Kaló seltzers are 100% vegan, gluten-free and kosher certified. Each seltzer is infused with full spectrum hemp, which captures the full range of nutrient-packed phytochemicals the hemp plant has to offer. The beverage is formulated with patent-pending, water-soluble hemp extract which absorbs through the stomach lining upon consumption, rather than through the liver as with traditional hemp oils.