Review: Health-Ade Jalapeño Kiwi-Cucumber Kombucha
Covers Products: Jalapeno Kiwi Cucumber (2018)
Jalapeño Kiwi-Cucumber is a seasonal release kombucha that Health-Ade is launching for summer 2018.
As you can probably guess from the inclusion of jalapeño, this product has some spiciness to it. We’d describe it as having mild to medium spice as it doesn’t overwhelm the other flavors and it definitely doesn’t linger.
Still, this drink isn’t just about spice. The other two flavors, kiwi and cucumber, really take the drink to a whole other level. While they do what you’d expect by adding sweetness and a note of cool, summery flavor from the cucumber, they more importantly add balance to the flavor of the jalapeño.
Last, but not least, there’s the base of Health-Ade kombucha. In this particular SKU the kombucha provides a somewhat secondary note of flavor (a light kombucha tang) and, of course, gives the drink its effervescence.
The pairing of all of these flavors results in a drink that’s complex, balanced, and quite addictive. There’s just enough of each flavor to make you want to go back again and again for another sip.
On the packaging and branding, this product is styled like the core Health-Ade flavors. It comes in a 16 oz. resealable amber glass bottle and features an off white label with a green accent color. Given that all three of the flavor ingredients are green, this seems like an intuitive approach. And that’s exactly how we’d describe the label in general as it’s nicely organized and easy to read.
Overall, we’re big fans of this flavor. It’s innovative and slightly outside the box of the normal spectrum of kombucha flavors -- and the execution is really top-notch.