When Hype Engulfs An Entire Industry, What Are The Lessons?


Five years ago, seemingly every food and beverage brand was incorporating CBD into its innovation strategy. Of course, that’s no longer the case. What generated the hype, and what lessons can be drawn from CBD’s rapid rise? The hosts discuss. They also sip and snack their way through an unusual mix of products, including hot dog water (!), crispy beef jerky, candy-flavored coffee and “lox in a box.” 

In this Episode

0:35: Build A Birdhouse. No Habla Anything. Jacqui Got NIL. Leprechauns Are Bad. WTF 7-Eleven. – Mike is back from the Big Apple where he was overseeing preparations for BevNET Live Summer 2024, an event that will give attendees plenty of opportunities to meet one-on-one with retailers, including Whole Foods,  and best-in-class service providers. We learn that Ray can’t speak a lick of Spanish, Jacqui’s bracket is busted and why communication about THC is a relative “brez.” The hosts also dive a little too deep into hot dog water, get sauce-y on a couple new-ish products and wonder about eating smoked salmon on a plane.

Also Mentioned

Vybes, Recess, Trip, Calexo, Magic Cactus, Brez, Squirt, Fresca, Sprite, Togronis, Crystal Head Vodka, Tip Top Cocktails, Post Meridiem, International Delight, Reese’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Chameleon Cold-Brew, Carbone, Le Sauce, Booda Perfect Energy, Acme Smoked Fish, BearMaple, Yay’s