Friday, January 9, 2015

LIVE kombucha review


I purchased these at Target, and unfortunately they were out of 2 other flavors they have, but it's a good start! I decided to have one Kombucha drink a day in January, so I was very pleased to find such variety of Kombucha available for me to try! And these were absolutely delicious! I almost felt guilty, as it felt like I was drinking soda.
Bottle top says - Things Are Looking Up

Dreamy Orange

A sweet and tangy blend of vanilla, cream, and orange. As soon as it hits your lips you’ll remember those hot summer days when you enjoyed a dreamcicle in the sun. You can now enjoy the blissfully fresh combination of orange and cream with healthful benefits of kombucha.

LIVE Soda Kombucha is made with raw, organic and fair trade ingredients. It combines the great taste of soda with the raw benefits of kombucha - aiding in digestion and detoxifying the liver. 

Ingredients
Organic Raw Kombucha (Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Tea, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Evaporated Cane Juice, and Organic Kombucha Culture fermented in purified water), Natural Flavors, Organic Stevia Extract (Natural Sweetener).

Review
This was the first flavor I tasted and I was estatic about how delicious it was! It tasted like orange soda (something i haven't had in many years). It was sweet but it wasn't overpowering like the unhealthy soda on the market. Knowing it was healthy I was super pleased with it. What I miss most about soda is the bubbles, and Kombucha naturally carbonates itself.
~ I give the flavor a 10 out of 10.  
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Bottle top says - Enjoy

Pure Doctor


Sweet with a touch of spice, Pure Doctor packs a punch. We concocted this delicious brew for lovers of other 'doctored-up' fizzy beverages, if you know what we mean (wink, wink). You'll recognize the delicious notes of sweet cherry, spicy clove, smooth caramel, and deep molasses for lip-smacking flavor that not only tastes good - it's good for you!
LIVE Soda Kombucha is made with raw, organic and fair trade ingredients. It combines the great taste of soda with the raw benefits of kombucha - aiding in digestion and detoxifying the liver. 

Ingredients
Organic Raw Kombucha (Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Tea, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Evaporated Cane Juice, and Organic Kombucha Culture fermented in purified water), Natural Flavors, Organic Stevia Extract (Natural Sweetener).

Review
This was the second flavor that I anticipated to not be too great, having the title be pure doctor I thought it would be more of a harsh healthy taste (much like my first experience with kombucha...the healthiest one I could find, that I couldn't even swollow). But, i was very pleasantly surprised as it was just as delicious as the orange! I don't know how to describe the flavor other than it was like drinking a soda!
~I give this one a 9 out of 10 as well. I would choose the orange flavor over it if I had to choose.  

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Bottle top says - This Looks Good On You

Living Limon

Living Limon is bright and fruity for a perfectly balanced zest. When you need a drink that will quench your thirst and put a smile on your face, reach for Living Limon. Pleasantly sparkling, this citrusy beverage is more than meets the eye - it's a taste of the good life.
LIVE Soda Kombucha is made with raw, organic and fair trade ingredients. It combines the great taste of soda with the raw benefits of kombucha - aiding in digestion and detoxifying the liver. 

Ingredients
Organic Raw Kombucha (Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Tea, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Evaporated Cane Juice, and Organic Kombucha Culture fermented in purified water), Natural Flavors, Organic Stevia Extract (Natural Sweetener).

Review
This one was good, but not my favorite. It reminded me of beer, maybe the lime and lemon in it...kombucha always reminds me a bit of beer (which is what I don't like about it). But it wasn't horrible!
~I give it a 7 out of 10.   
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Bottle top says - Taste of Wellness

Culture Cola


Culture Cola takes classic flavor known the world over and brings it to you with authenticity we dare you to deny. But this crisp pick-me-up is more than just a refreshing soft drink. It naturally refreshes your whole body!
LIVE Soda Kombucha is made with raw, organic and fair trade ingredients. It combines the great taste of soda with the raw benefits of kombucha - aiding in digestion and detoxifying the liver. 

Ingredients
Organic Raw Kombucha (Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Tea, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Evaporated Cane Juice, and Organic Kombucha Culture fermented in purified water), Natural Flavors, Organic Stevia Extract (Natural Sweetener).

Review
This one was very soda like. No beer like reminder, just reminded me of bubbly soda, so it was a thumbs up. Still not my favorite, but it was good!
~I give it a 9 our of 10.  


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Revive Rootbeer

Revive Rootbeer is creamy, bold and refreshingly smooth. It makes the perfect topper for rich vanilla ice cream or the just-right sip to quench your thirst after a long, hot day. The undertones of vanilla and bright sizzle of sassafras will take you back to a simpler time - and the health benefits of our raw, organic kombucha will make you feel young again!

LIVE Soda Kombucha is made with raw, organic and fair trade ingredients. It combines the great taste of soda with the raw benefits of kombucha - aiding in digestion and detoxifying the liver. 

Ingredients
Organic Raw Kombucha (Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Tea, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Evaporated Cane Juice, and Organic Kombucha Culture fermented in purified water), Natural Flavors, Organic Stevia Extract (Natural Sweetener).

Review
Personally I'm not a fan of the root beer taste. There are several root beer flavors, but there is one strong flavor that reminds me of Bengay, or Deep Heat...the ointment for sore muscles! This is because I didn't grow up with root beer, and tried it in my early teens, and at first taste the resemblance was uncany! This is what this drink tastes like. 
~I give it a 4 out of 10

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Bottle top says -Kombucha Wellness

Sparkling Ginger

A burst of ginger, spiced just right. When you twist off crown you’ll meet the refreshing and supremely drinkable taste of ginger kombucha. Walking the line between a ginger ale and ginger beer. You’ll enjoy the complexity of ginger spices with lasting refreshment.

LIVE Soda Kombucha is made with raw, organic and fair trade ingredients. It combines the great taste of soda with the raw benefits of kombucha - aiding in digestion and detoxifying the liver. 

Ingredients
Organic Raw Kombucha (Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Tea, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Evaporated Cane Juice, and Organic Kombucha Culture fermented in purified water), Ginger Extract, Organic Stevia Extract (Natural Sweetener).

Review
This drink didn't have the most pleasant taste to me. I don't think I'd purchase it again, I would always choose the Orange over this one.
~I give it a 5 out of 10
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WHAT IS KOMBUCHA

Kombucha is a sparkling probiotic tea, fermented for a fixed period of time to produce a slightly sweet and sour fizzy tonic. It's a living drink that's both delicious and detoxifying (meaning it goes down easy and cleans you right out). It's wellness magic.

KOMBUCHA IS ANCIENT.

Kombucha has ancient Asian origins dating back 2000+ years. Passed around the globe from culture to culture (pun intended), it has provided healthful refreshment for centuries. During the Chinese Qin Dynasty in the 3rd century BC, this Eastern tea was referred to as the Tea of Immortality. Every household had a pot brewing. It's since been known as Sea Treasure, Stomach Treasure, Champagne of Life, Tea Cider, etc. Its current name reportedly stems from a Korean physician, Dr. Kombu, who introduced the tea to the Japanese emperor in 414 AD. The drink quickly became popular in Japan, and Samurai warriors carried it with them in battle for extra stamina and vitality. They called it 'Tea of Kombu,' or, in Japanese, 'Kombu-Cha.'

We prefer to call it, simply, 'the 'booch.'

KOMBUCHA IS WELLNESS.

This potent, fermented tea is recognized worldwide for its detoxifying, energizing, immune-enhancing, digestion-regulating properties. Survivors of the horrific Chernobyl debacle in the 1980s also credit drinking kombucha with helping protect them from radiation exposure. It's said that Nobel Prize winner Alexsander Solzhenitsyn survived while he was in Siberian exile by drinking kombucha.

  • Legends of the healing powers of kombucha abound the world over,
  • from Asia to Russia to Europe and now the Americas.


KOMBUCHA IS LIVING.

Yep, you heard that right. The beverage you're about to consume is alive. Think of it like this: kombucha is to tea as yogurt is to milk. It's a cultured beverage made from a living blend of healthy bacteria and beneficial yeast called a SCOBY, which stands for Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast. This floppy, rubbery disk is also called the "mother" (as creepy as that sounds). 

Billions of tiny but powerful probiotics (a word which actually means 'for life') live in each 12oz serving of LIVE Soda Kombucha, ready to move into your digestive tract, help keep your tummy clean and boost your immune system by promoting the health of your gut. Our raw kombucha also contains a world of other balancing elements necessary for your well-being:


  • Enzymes which help you break down sugars and process nutrients
  • B-vitamins your body needs for energy, healing, and brain function (the happy vitamins!)
  • Electrolytes that aid hydration
  • Antioxidants which reduce cell oxidation, i.e., slow down the aging process and prevent proliferation of ugly intruders like cancer cells
  • A number of different organic acids, including lactic acid, which is essential for healthy digestive and liver function; malic acid, which is helpful for liver detoxification; butyric acid, which guards and protects the lining of your stomach; amino acid, the building block of muscular tissue; and others.

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