Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Synergy Kombucha

One of my peers in HRIS (Human Resources Information Systems) is on break (out of the country -- major jealousy here) for the next two weeks, which scares the heck out of me.  I perform some of the things he does, but he's like a Jedi Master that I like knowing is somewhere in case I need him.

Oh, the stresses of Corporate America.

I'm sure it will be no different from normal, when he's so busy that people often cannot reach him.

So yeah, I can relax.  Breathe.  Drink a kombucha.


What's kombucha?  Unless you don't read any other blogs of this genre, you've probably already heard about this fermented tea beverage.  I didn't try any for a long time because when I was first aware of its presence (maybe a year ago?), it was banned from Whole Foods for its small alcohol content.

And then, it came back.

At ~$3.79 per bottle, my second hesitation arose.  But I'm glad I finally succumbed to one, because it is VERY refreshing!

Pros:
- Refreshing and fizzy/bubbly each time you open the bottle, even if it's been awhile!
- Comes in many brands and flavors, though I've only tried Synergy so far.  When I'm less poor, I will try more flavors.
- Contains prebiotics to help with digestion and overall health.
- Comes in a hefty, hip glass bottle.

Cons:
- Don't be like me and open your first-ever kombucha while driving!
- Comes with icky stuff at the bottom that does the fermenting, so if you're turned off by the thought of drinking that (like me), don't shake this beverage.
- The cost, though it takes me a week to go through a bottle for some reason.
- Some people claim it tastes bad.  Sure, it's a little strange at first, but I would hardly agree that it tastes like socks. ;)

6 comments:

  1. I've found that people either love kombucha or hate it. I'm in the love camp...although it gives me a buzz!

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  2. That is pretty expensive. I think the price alone would turn me off. I'm a cheap-o.

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  3. I don't like the synergy. But there is a chai flavor that is fantastic. It tastes like autumn in a bottle.

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  4. Oh I've been wanting to try kombucha! I"m with you though - the stuff on the bottom would not be for me. Glad to hear that another healthy blogger likes the stuff though. I may just pick up a bottle. Also, glad to see that your marathon running is going well :)

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  5. I want to try the new chia ones!!

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  6. Ironic that people won't drink lam Ochs because of the fact that it's fermented huh? They don't seem to have trouble with beer!

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