Over the past five years, kombucha has been popping up just about everywhere, including in Trader Joe’s stores. What was once a specialty beverage found only in small, niche health food stores and farmer’s markets are now widely available for all to enjoy. As usual, for us, this has meant sea
rching the world over for the best ’booch around.
Trader Joe’s initially introduced a single, branded kombucha. They soon added other branded options. And finally, this past April, introduced their first private brand offering, TJ’s Gently Gingered Kombucha. Now, just in time for the holidays, they are offering their first seasonal ’booch: Trader Joe’s Organic Cranberry Spiced Apple Kombucha.
Trader Joe’s Organic Cranberry Spiced Apple Kombucha is festively flavored with organic cranberry juice concentrate and organic apple juice concentrate. Each 16-ounce bottle of Organic Cranberry Spiced Apple Kombucha for $2.69. It gets a warm kick of fall spices from organic ginger juice and organic cinnamon extract, and is made with only fresh, smooth-drinking, Colorado-sourced water. In addition, the fermented-tea flavor is noticeably not as vinegary as most kombuchas —it comes with all the live probiotics customers want, minus the medicinal, harsh flavor that can be off putting.