Ever since Whole Foods, and basically every other store in town that sells Kombucha, have pulled all my favorite Kombucha drinks off the shelves, I have been dying for one. I’m guessing from this article, that they won’t be returning very quickly either.
So, what is a crazy kombucha craving addict to do? Search out stores in other states of course!
This past weekend while in Minneapolis for my brother’s wedding, I headed over to The Wedge, an upscale community coop, which is only a few blocks from where he lives. In addition to about a zillion other treasures I found there, I came across this.
A brand of Kombucha that I hadn’t seen before. Turns out it was local! Unpeeled. I couldn’t decide which flavor, but anything mango usually wins. At $3.69 per bottle, it was priced the same as my favorite Synergy drink. I needed instant gratification and immediately opened it on my way out of the store.
The verdict: not as good as Synergy Kombucha. I liked it, but it didn’t have that tang that I’ve come to crave about Kombucha. It was smooth and slightly sweet, but not overly so. I noticed that it also had added fiber, in the form of inulin. Not sure if I need fiber in my kombucha, but I guess it adds to the probiotic claims. If I had access to this regularly (it’s only sold in select stores across the midwest) I’m not sure I would buy it again. It just tasted like a watered down juice to me.
Do you drink Kombucha? What are your thoughts on the alcohol content controversy? Personally, I never really felt much – but I only usually had a half a bottle at one time. I also knew that it might have a small percentage due to the fermentation process, so I felt forewarned.