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!

- 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.

- 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. ;)


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

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

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

  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 :)

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

  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!