Mellow like Marley

As well as being famous for his music, Bob Marley’s well known for his laid-back attitude. Now, drinks company Marley Beverage have bottled that attitude – creating a range of relaxing herbal drinks, with the aim of re-energising this type of functional beverage. They’ve achieved significant success so far, selling two million cases of ready-to-drink Marley’s Mellow Mood sodas and teas last year.

While some relaxation or sleep drinks rely on melatonin, a natural tranquiliser, Mellow Mood uses natural herbs such as valerian root, lemon balm, passion flower and chamomile. Marley Beverage also produces Marley One Drop Coffee drinks, refrigerated in single-serve bottles similar to Starbucks’ Frappuccino. Keep a look out for them in supermarkets near you.