Sunday, February 17, 2013

Product Review - REED'S: Culture Club Kombucha...

Okay, I’ve been wanting to share this with you guys for a couple of weeks now. Y’all know how much I like Kombucha right? I mean I drink a GT’s or Kevita everyday, well now there’s a new brand on the scene, and it’s quickly won my heart.

REED’S Culture Club Kombucha! Now, you may know REED’S inc as a Ginger Ale manufacturer. After all it’s what they’re most famous for. They specialize in making good quality, great tasting, natural ginger ale in a variety of unique flavors, that can be commonly found for sale in health food stores and whole foods around the country. Now I am not a pop drinker, I never cared for it all that much anyway, so I gave it up years ago because it’s so unhealthy. Seriously anything that can peel the paint off your car or rust a nail shouldn’t be going inside your body. I mean imagine what it’s doing to your gut! Still, even after giving up pop, I would on occasion allow myself a Ginger Ale, as a sort of treat. - and when I say occasional I really do mean occasional, I can’t even recall when the last time I had a ginger ale was. Six months? Seven? - Provided of course that the ale in question was natural, didn’t contain a heinous amount of sugar, and was brewed with real ginger. As a kid growing up I loved Canada Dry - who didn’t? - but after having ale brewed with copious amounts of real ginger I wouldn’t even dream of going back to my childhood ways. Their Jamaican style is really my favorite, it’s loaded with ginger, and spices that make your tongue tingle. So when I was in my local health food store a few weeks ago and saw that REED’S was now making Kombucha, well, you know I had to give it a try right?

According to REED’S website they use the finest Oolong and Yerba Mate teas along with a kombucha culture to create their delicious kombucha packed with beneficial enzymes, probiotics, and organic acids.  So far their Kombucha comes in four flavors and all of them have ginger in them. Would you expect anything less?

The four flavors are Goji Ginger, Hibiscus Ginger Grapefruit, Lemon Ginger Raspberry, and Cranberry Ginger. I love the unique flavors, and combinations, of these drinks. I’ve tried all four and I have to say they are all fantastic! Each flavor is so delicious you can hardly stop drinking. Another bonus is that each serving only has 2g of sugar which is comparable to most of GT’s Kombucha flavors. Also for the kombucha haters out there these drinks are significancy less vinegary then GT’s or other Kombucha’s that I’ve tried. The ginger flavor is strong though, so if you’re not a fan of ginger these might not be the Kombucha’s for you. They’re also Organic and Raw of course, as other Kombucha’s are.

Out of the four flavors my absolute favorite is the Hibiscus Ginger Grapefruit, it is hands down on of the best Kombucha’s I’ve ever drunk anywhere. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take a picture of it to show you guys because I drank it in the car before I even got home, it is that good!

So if you like Kombucha and you’re interested in trying something new check your local health food stores for REED’S, or you could go to their website for more information. Seriously though, if you see these at the store, pick one up! You won’t be sorry!

REED'S Culture Club Kombucha


  1. After reading about the nutritional benefits of Kombucha I went to the local health food store to buy some. There were several varieties there but I ended up buying Reed's. I love this stuff! I have to say, the main reason I chose it was the bottle. I love the way it looks and the way it feels in my hand. The other bottles looked like a Snapple bottle and I really think it registered that way subconsciously when I was trying to make my decision. Can't wait to try some of the new flavors but definitely, the grapefruit one is my favorite!

  2. I tried once to make a scoby using Reeds Kombucha for a starter--nothing happened at all.
    I tried using GT Kombucha--worked both times I tried it. I think Reeds is either filtered or maybe even sterile.

  3. Oh, i'm glad you enjoyed it! The Grapefruit one is super good, I love Grapefruit anything! you'll have to let me know what you think of the other flavors!

  4. I've never tried to make kombucha at home, so I can't comment on why it may not have worked, but thanks for the tip. I'll have to look into it.

  5. the new coconut lime is awesome!

  6. Lemon Ginger Raspberry is my Fav!!!!