GT’s Matcha CocoKefir

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My mom and sisters and I are long-time fans of GT’s kombucha. It’s safe to say it’s our favorite kombucha out there and by now we’re loyal to our favorite flavors of synergy. (Mine are the gingeraid and the multigreen.) GT’s Kombucha recently acquired Tula’s CocoKefir and started selling it for nearly $12 per bottle. Compared to the usual cost of kombucha, which is now just under $3, you can imagine how skeptical I was when I saw his new $12 drink. Why not just enjoy regular kombucha?

The CocoKefir honestly wasn’t compelling enough for me to purchase it, but luckily, being an employee at the IV Food Co-op has many, many perks. I was able to try one of these drinks free of charge and I’m really glad I finally did. No, I would not purchase this over regular kombucha, but I’m pleased I could try it and decide for myself whether or not it was worth it.

The drink itself is essentially young coconut water fermented with millions of vegan probiotics (Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactobacillus kefyr, to name a few). Probiotics are beneficial to digestive system and your general health. (You can read all about one of my favorite probiotic drinks here.) Based on my understanding, it is basically a dairy-free version of yogurt kefir you can buy at any health food store.

You can purchase the drink in three different flavors: pure, matcha, or cacao. I tried the matcha and although I wouldn’t get it again, I’d definitely be interested in trying the cacao and the pure. For any of you who haven’t tried it but really want to, I’d encourage buying one to split with a friend! It’s one of those things you should try for yourself and even if you don’t like it, drink up to get your probiotic fix!

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