Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cherry Chia Kombucha

I recently noticed GT's Cherry Chia Kombucha drink on the shelves at Whole Foods and had to give it a try. Since the huge kombucha recall last year, I have been making my own at home, but I always try out new kombucha brands when traveling and with GT's as the grand-daddy of nationally-distributed kombuchas, knew that I had to try this combo!

My partner thought this looked and tasted disgusting and the chia seeds do have this unusual slimy "skin" around each of them. When you take a sip, you can't tell if you should swallow right away or chew up the seeds (I tried both and I suppose either works). However, I think I liked it! The drink lacked the usual fermented "kick" of a good kombucha, but I suspect it was just diluted by the addition of the chia seeds. It's like drinking a thick juice or smoothie and the added health benefits of the raw chia seeds have to count for something!

Overall, I say if you like kombucha, this new addition to the Synergy line is worth a try! I'm a fan, but for the sake of my wallet, I'll still be sticking primarily with home brew unless I'm on the road.


  1. I am a GT Kombucha whore, and since I have recently adopted a thang for chia as wel, I thought this would be right up my alley.

    I was a bit disappointed. First the chia makes you drink it faster, so it disappeared way too fast for me. And I agree, the kombucha tang was sorely missed.

    Next month I am reviewing Mama Chia for VeganMofo, and I think I might like this better.


  2. Can't wait to read your review, Kittee!

  3. I too am not a fan of drinking it straight because of the taste, however, I add it to a smoothie and OMG it is delish..

  4. Oooh, I might have to try that! Thanks, CindyMac!