Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Kirkland Kombucha(organic) Ginger Lemonade

Organic Kirkland Kombucha is on my Top Shelf. Wondering why I'm reviewing a non-alcoholic drink on an alcohol review site? Well, technically. it contains less than 0.5% ABV. but not considered an alcoholic drink.  I occasionally take a weekend off drinking. It gives me a chance to try nonalcoholic beverages that might complement, substitute, or in other ways enhance the drinking experience. Already reviewed Topo chico, which is excellent carbonated water for drinking by itself or adding Scotch. 
The world of Kombucha is quite new to me, I intend to cover hard kombucha & how to make Kombucha at home in my upcoming blogs.
In today's blog, I will cover the following
-Brief history about this product
- My tasting notes
- SJ's pro tip
- SJ's rating
- Kombucha FAQs

This drink is Costo's Kirkland signature brand. Anyone not living under a rock needs no introduction to it. Costco makes excellent high-quality products for wholesale. Even though the choices are not that many, what is available here is all Top shelf. 

Kombucha FAQs
What is Kombucha? 
From wiki "Kombucha is a drink produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria."

Is Kombucha an alcoholic drink?
No, it is not considered an alcoholic beverage. However, it might contain less than 0.5% ABV due to fermentation. 

Vital Stats- Kirkland Kombucha Ginger Lemonade
Price-  About $2 a bottle. $16.19 for 8pack(16oz bottles)

Country/origin- USA
Company/Brand- Costco's Kirkland Signature
Beverage type- Organic Kombucha
ABV- Less than 0.5% but not considered an alcoholic beverage 
Calories- 70

SJ's Rating- Top Shelf 
Even though this is not an alcoholic drink, I still rated this drink based on the following notes. 
Tasting notes-
Serving style- Chilled(only way to have it)
Appearance/Packaging- Top-notch glass bottle, very appealing. Kombucha itself is yellowish and inviting.
Taste- Exactly like the name, ginger lemonade drink
Body/texture- Fuzzy
Occasions best enjoyed- Taking a break from alcohol, in between drinks
SJ's pro tip- Try making it at home, it is very easy

It was a change of pace to take a break from alcohol this weekend and try Kombucha. I am very impressed and will explore more about this drink and try to make it at home as well. Cheers! to good health. Enjoy! 
Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead. 

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