Product Review: Health-Ade Kombucha

 

After learning and writing about kombucha, you know I had to check it out for myself. My daughter has been drinking it for a while and enjoys it.

I was a little apprehensive, but it wasn’t bad at all. One brand I like is Health-Ade. It has great taste and I can check it off on almost all areas when evaluating quality kombucha.

 

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My favorite flavors so far are Reishi Chocolate and Sweet Thorn. As you might imagine, Sweet Thorn tastes like you’re drinking a rose. Health-Ade is not really sweet, some other brands of kombucha have much more sugar in them.

 

It comes in many flavors:

  • ginger lemon
  • pink lady apple
  • pomegranate
  • holiday cheers (ginger, cloves, allspice and chocolate) (this sounds yummy)
  • California grape
  • blood orange carrot ginger (this one was good too)
  • beet
  • original
  • cayenne cleanse
  • reishi chocolate (reishi is mushroom, by the way)
  • maca berry
  • matcha+ cold brew coffee
  • sweet thorn
  • power greens

How’s that for variety? I’ve only tried a few flavors since that’s all the stores around me carry, but I haven’t had a flavor that I really didn’t like.

 

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According to Health-Ade, they only use the highest quality flavorings and brew it the old-fashioned way – in super small batches to control the quality of the brew. It is never outsourced.

 

Pros:

  • unpasteurized
  • not high in sugar- only 2-3 grams per serving
  • for the cold-pressed line – “ONLY raw cold pressed juice from organic produce”
  • for the Super-Tea line – “flavored with “super-foods” found all over the world”
  • fermented in glass to prevent plastic/metal leaching
  • only naturally carbonated, never force-carbonated (to protect the probiotics)
  • packaged in amber bottles to protect it from light
  • doesn’t use any chemicals, dyes, or fillers
  • certified organic
  • non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free
  • most varieties are kosher
  • price isn’t terrible, runs $3.49- $3.99
  • can be found in most stores

 

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Cons:

  • you don’t know how many probiotics you are getting
  • The probiotic amount may be different for each batch due to the nature of the manufacturing process
  • sometimes you get a little scoby remnant in the bottle, they say its fine to consume, but I just pick it out with a fork

 

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What’s your favorite flavor?

For more on Health-Ade Kombucha, check out their website.

**I strive to give an honest opinion and accurate information.  All information was accurate at the time of publishing.

 

“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”  Proverbs 4:7

 

 

 

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