In a previous post I wrote about trying Kombucha for the first time…particularly the Live Kombucha Soda click here. Very easy on the palate, smooth and cool going down rounding off with a nice carbonated-like tingle. I honestly couldn’t differentiate the difference between it and an actual can of soda–which I rarely drink. Extremely refreshing!
So I went home, did more research on kombucha and came to a satisfying conclusion that it is VERY good for me and I must have more of it. Much MUCH more!
My second memorable brand experienced was the Kombucha Wonder Drink. *hands raised in momentous silence* WHAT an experience! Remember last week I said it’s suggested to drink Kombucha 15-20 minutes on an empty stomach? Well let’s just say with this brand I found out AFTER a very strange slurred-tipsy-head-banging experience!
While Kombucha gets its “powers” via a fermenting process there is rarely any alcohol content in the remaining liquid although some brands can contain 0.5% or higher depending on how long it sits out of refrigeration after it was fermented–simply because it will continue to ferment–kinda like wine. This brand seems to contain a trace amount but I figured this out after chugging a 16oz bottle–which clearly spent more time fermenting. After sleeping off the “Kombucha-Wonder-Drink-haze” and receiving some well-needed advice from 2 Kombucha-drinking-expert friends about the proper way to consume, I had a much better experience and benefits.
The nutritional content of the Kombucha Wonder Drink is definitely more attractive if transitioning to a healthier “low-sugar” drink. With just 50 calories per bottle, and 12 grams of sugar per serving (low compared to a can a soda which has anywhere from 25-60 whopping grams per serving depending on the size), this is a definitely a great option! And although this brand has 10 more calories and 3 grams more sugar than the Live Kombucha Soda (40 calories/ 9 grams sugar), the taste distinctively varies between both with the Kombucha Wonder Drink having less “fizz” while possessing more yeasty undertones. The KWD does have a trace of alcohol (0.5%) which is nothing to worry about.
If you have yet to try Kombucha and you’re planning on starting with this brand, start off with 4-6 oz on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning, or between lunch and supper. I found this brand to have more of a detoxing effect for me with initial increased bowel movements…Not a bad thing at all!
My closing synopsis on the Kombucha Wonder Drink: A refreshing blend of fermented organic oolong tea infused with delicious fruit, spiced essences and beautiful yeasty undertones. This brand may be a bit on the strong side for some but still divine in its benefits. I experienced a very relaxing effect and detoxing advantages.
Try it! Try them all and see which Kombucha brand tickles your fancy. They are all different, unique and pleasantly benefiting!