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Has anyone tried kombucha?

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 22 Apr 2022 7:39 pm

Thoughts? Where do you get yours and how much does It typically cost you?

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Re: Has anyone tried kombucha?

Post by x9200 » Sat, 23 Apr 2022 8:34 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 7:39 pm
Thoughts? Where do you get yours and how much does It typically cost you?
My wife is an enthusiast. Home made only. Myself, I don't like it that much. Drinkable but basically that's it. As of the claimed health benefits I am not the believer.

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Re: Has anyone tried kombucha?

Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 24 Apr 2022 1:03 am

x9200 wrote:
Sat, 23 Apr 2022 8:34 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 7:39 pm
Thoughts? Where do you get yours and how much does It typically cost you?
My wife is an enthusiast. Home made only. Myself, I don't like it that much. Drinkable but basically that's it. As of the claimed health benefits I am not the believer.
Any reason why not? I currently buy mine from the source whole foods, they’ve got a number of amazing flavors but I’m wondering if there are other, better places to try (I don’t dare make it at home, SCOBYs look terrifying).

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Re: Has anyone tried kombucha?

Post by x9200 » Sun, 24 Apr 2022 7:57 am

Scobys look indeed like a blob of toilet paper left to rotten floating in tea, but fortunately smells not so bad. And there is also some fun degassing it after fermentation.
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I believe none of the health benefits claimed has been ever verified in any human based trial. So it is sort of like saying it would prevent cancer because the cancer cells in kombucha do not proliferate.

I see pretty decent variety of kombucha at Amazon Fresh but the price is not that friendly (basically price of beer).

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Re: Has anyone tried kombucha?

Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 24 Apr 2022 8:52 pm

x9200 wrote:
Sun, 24 Apr 2022 7:57 am
Scobys look indeed like a blob of toilet paper left to rotten floating in tea, but fortunately smells not so bad. And there is also some fun degassing it after fermentation.
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I believe none of the health benefits claimed has been ever verified in any human based trial. So it is sort of like saying it would prevent cancer because the cancer cells in kombucha do not proliferate.

I see pretty decent variety of kombucha at Amazon Fresh but the price is not that friendly (basically price of beer).
I think fermenting it at home is too much of a hassle, don’t have the time or the patience. Also seems like it would take up quite a bit of counter space. Isn’t amazonfresh the cashless amazon supermarket? Thought those were only a thing overseas.

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Re: Has anyone tried kombucha?

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Re: Has anyone tried kombucha?

Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 25 Apr 2022 10:05 pm

Goodness, never knew that was a thing. I’m so behind sometimes.

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Re: Has anyone tried kombucha?

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 30 Apr 2022 2:22 am

Stopped by scoop wholefooods today, they had 30% off all kombucha, discount runs till 3rd May. Pretty good deal imo, I got a 1l bottle and paid something like $13.

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Re: Has anyone tried kombucha?

Post by x9200 » Sat, 30 Apr 2022 10:02 am

That's roughly the price for some kombuchas on Amazon Fresh.
https://www.amazon.sg/Captain-Kombucha- ... 07PXMGPZ3/

I actually ordered 2 bottles of different kinds after our discussion. They were clearly diluted comparing to what my wife normally gets with the home made approach. On the other hand seem less sour and by this more likable at least for my palate.

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Re: Has anyone tried kombucha?

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 30 Apr 2022 10:07 pm

x9200 wrote:
Sat, 30 Apr 2022 10:02 am
That's roughly the price for some kombuchas on Amazon Fresh.
https://www.amazon.sg/Captain-Kombucha- ... 07PXMGPZ3/

I actually ordered 2 bottles of different kinds after our discussion. They were clearly diluted comparing to what my wife normally gets with the home made approach. On the other hand seem less sour and by this more likable at least for my palate.
Perhaps you’re not yet used to the punchy taste of fresh Kombucha, so the bottled stuff is more palatable. I get it, but you should really give the ones on tap a try. I STRONGLY recommend the raspberry Passionfruit kombucha from The Source (not scoop) wholefoods. If you bring your own bottle, it’s something like $9-10 for a liter.

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