It’s time for a quarantine change!
We’re stuck indoors for most of the day, all of our favorite restaurants and public places are closed, and we’re tired of doing the same old thing.
We need something to spice up our life, and you can do exactly that with trying out new snacks and drinks that will ship directly to your house.
Being an ecommerce SMS and messenger marketing platform, Octane AI has great insight into unique brands you may or may not have heard of before. We’d love to share some of these brands with you.
We’re highlighting 12 brands that we think have fun, engaging websites and interesting products. From alcoholic beverages, tea, to snacks, we’ve got the complete list here so you can find your new favorite beverage or snack to enjoy during quarantine.
If you’re looking for more, we’ve also compiled a list of 90+ food and beverage brands’ homepages in a downloadable PDF. If you need design inspiration for your own brand or want to see more to try, you can easily get access.
For those of you sticking around, say hello to your new quarantine addictions:
If you’re looking in the market for good wine, then you need to check out this company built by a family from three generations of wine makers. Haus’s inspiration came from trying to find their perfect drink. They were frustrated with the current options that were either too sweet, too artificial, or too alcoholic. So they made their own!
Haus specializes in apéritifs, which are a lighter alcohol ideal for sipping. Apéritifs are well-known in European culture, and they’re enjoyed both on the rocks and in mixes. People like apéritifs because they can have a drink without worrying about the hangover. If you’re a sipper, you’ll love this brand.
Jimmy Joy is a well-known nutrition brand made for people who want to learn more about nutrition and health in a fun environment. Their products include bars, shake mixes, and ready-to-drink beverages. They’ve also got a loyalty program powered by Smile Rewards to take customers on a journey from Earthling to Time Traveler as they continue to purchase products and become nutritional experts.
If you like nutritional food with crazy, fun designs, Jimmy Joy is for you.
Who said you need the bar to make cocktails? You can do it right at home using products from Skinny Mixes. The best part is all of their products are zero calories, zero sugar, zero carbs, and 100% delicious. There are featured mixes for cocktails like margaritas and mojitos, but Skinny Mixes also carries syrups for making luxury coffee at home too.
Using Octane AI for their messenger marketing, you can engage with Skinny Mixes directly on their website to receive awesome coupon codes, ask questions, find products, and more! By getting to chat with Skinny Mixes, their messenger pop-up helps bring back some of that in-store experience customers may be missing while in quarantine. Go chat with them now!
If you’re craving to try something different, Moon Cheese is definitely what you need in your life. Their snacks are 100% cheese and packed with protein, making them an ideal quarantine snack for any cheese lover. Featured flavors include Gouda, Chedder, Pepper Jack, and more. You may also be surprised with the health facts; Moon Cheese is low on carbs, sugar, and calories. Seriously, you need these crunchy cheese delights in your quarantine life.
Get your Cha Cha on with Cha Cha Matcha! This may be one of the most fun ecommerce designs you’ll find. Their iced tea drinks are flavored with Matcha and other ingredients to make teas like lemonade and ginger and turmeric.
Matcha is sometimes used as an alternative to coffee because it’s known for giving people calm, clear-headed energy. Cha Cha Matcha has locations in New York and the West Coast, but you can purchase it online and have it shipped directly to you to try! This tea brand may be the cure for your quarantine exhaustion by providing much-needed energy.
Usual is a wine company with both one-time purchase and subscription options, so you can keep getting it shipped to you easily if you love it. Their wines are naturally made in small batches with no additives, and the grapes are picked from healthy crops every season. They sell a red, a rose, and a brut. If you can’t decide which wine to try, you can purchase a mixed pack. With glowing reviews and a pleasing, modern website look, Usual may be your next wine fix.
Here’s a quarantine activity: try cookies inspired by real nuns! No, for real—NunBelievable was inspired by a group of nuns who sold baked cookies to provide meals for the hungry. Hence the birth of NunBelievable. For each box of cookies purchased, two meals are provided for those in need. Flavors include chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and double chocolate. So not only do you get to quench your cookie craving, your purchase will also be helping someone in need. That’s enough motivation to treat yourself, right?
If you have a craving to do wine tasting from all over the world, we’ve found the solution for you. VineBox is a remote wine club that ships 9 wine tastings to your home. On a quarterly basis, they’ll send you the season’s best wines for you to taste, and you can earn credits over time that can be used for full-size bottles. VineBox is a great way to spice up your quarantine. Make it more exciting by getting a few friends to purchase a tasting as well, and do your wine tastings together over a video call.
Looking for some inspiration for your own ecommerce store? We’ve put together a list of 90+ Inspiring Ecommerce Food and Beverage Homepage Designs to help.
Do you miss your movie theatre popcorn and chips? Look no further because Pipcorn is here for you. Not only does their website give the best natural farm setting to match their story, but the founders were on a mission to make sure they created the most delicious snacks they could. Not only do they sell popcorn, but they also have cheese balls, corn dippers, and crackers. All snacks offer a variety of flavors too. That means more than one new snack to try!
If you want to see one of the most delicious-looking websites, Milk Bar Store is it. While you’re in quarantine, sometimes you just need a treat that’s sweet. Milk bar Store creates and ships desserts like no other. There are cakes, truffle boxes, cookies, and pie. They also share recipes on their website for you to make your own, but sometimes it’s good to get it from the expert. Enjoy your sweet tooth with this brand.
If you can’t decide what to get, you can get different packs or samplers to get a taste of everything. Milk Bar Store also sends gifts for special occasions and holidays, like graduation, birthdays, and care packages. This way, you can treat someone else in quarantine too.
Ketologie is your low-carb or Keto nutrition brand. They carry shakes, broths, bars, elixirs, and other pantry essentials. For people who like filling up their pantry with long-lasting goods, Ketologie has a lot of options. They also feature Keto recipes on their website to help customers stay on top of their Keto diet.
For customers who may be new to Keto and nutrition, Ketologie does a great job at categorizing their products by type. They also send you a message right from their site using Octane AI asking, “New to Keto?” to help you get started. This makes for a great shopping experience! A+ for organization and support, Ketologie!
You may have heard of or seen Boxed Water before. In fact, their entire brand is about sustainability for the planet. Although water may not be the most-exciting quarantine beverage to try, it’s easier to ship water to your home rather than go in store, especially when you know it’s from a company making a positive impact by saving trees. Boxed Water also sells Matcha sticks to flavor your water. Go ahead and try both!
Is direct-to-consumer food and beverage the way of the future?
Before you knew it, people were shopping online for food and beverages more than ever before. In fact, we at Octane AI asked Twitter what they thought about this and we found interesting results. Whether shopping for food and beverages online is the way of the future or temporary, we know there are a ton of brands out there waiting to be discovered. We only featured a few here, but we showcased over 90 brands in our downloadable PDF.
Discover your next fix or inspire your own store design by checking out these brands we’ve shared. And don’t forget to support your favorite businesses too!
This article originally appeared in the OctaneAI blog and has been published here with permission.