Posted: Mar 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM
(Last Updated: Jun 29, 2015 at 10:06 AM)
The Black Currant flavor of Clearly Kombucha is our favorite flavor of the lineup. Using a blend of organic raw kombucha, black currant juice concentrate, and natural colors and flavors, the product has a very light and refreshing flavor profile. It’s definitely not as heavy as some of the other products that it competes with. However, labeling the beverage as “contains <1% juice” doesn’t seem like a good thing, even if the flavor is at a good place. Still, we think there’s something to be said for a kombucha that is truly gulpable; there really aren’t that many out there at this point. Nutritionally, the product has 30 calories and 8g of sugars per 14 ounce bottle. The company does not, unlike many other raw kombuchas, make any statement on the probiotic content of the product. This might not work for more experienced kombucha drinkers, but it does make the product feel slightly less intimidating. Otherwise, we really like the appearance of the product, starting with the new bottle and label design. It has a vibrant and polished look to it, and we think it will stand out on in the cooler amongst other kombuchas. Overall, Clearly Kombucha has made a big step forward, and we appreciate the light flavor of their product.