I really wasn’t sure about the kombucha trend when it emerged several years ago. But it’s not only persisted – it’s flourished. Now you can find countless flavors of kombucha, kombucha on tap at restaurants, and yes, even hard kombucha. Kombucha can be a great source of probiotics for dairy-free consumers, and a lot more of you have been asking about dairy in alcohol this past year. So I decided to cover this new healthy-indulgence hybrid: GT’s Hard Kombucha.
GT’s Hard Kombucha makes it Easy to Get Dairy-Free Probiotics
Unlike most alcoholic drinks, GT’s Hard Kombucha lists full ingredients and nutrition facts. And unlike most other hard kombuchas, it has just 3% ABV, to help preserve the probiotics better during the brewing process. Each bottle (at time of bottling), contains the following probitics: 4 billion Lactobacillus Bacterium and 4 billion S. Boulardii. They also contain 100mg Lactic Acid (not dairy), 75mg Acetic Acid, 1400mg Glucuronic Acid, 650mg Gluconic Acid, and 10mg Polyphenols.
We sampled these beverages and found them quite refreshing and fulfilling. They’re bigger than your average drink, and have unique brewed flavors that aren’t very sweet.
Ingredients: gt’s kombucha*(kombucha culture*, black tea*, green tea*, cane sugar*), fresh-pressed pineapple juice*, fresh-pressed turmeric juice*, habanero pepper*, cinnamon*. *organically produced.
Nutrition (per 16-ounce bottle): 60 calories, 0g fat, 14g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 14g added sugars), 0g protein.*
New World Noir
Ingredients: gt’s kombucha* (kombucha culture*, black tea*, green tea*, cane sugar*), oak blend*, blueberry juice, aronia juice*, vanilla extract*. *organically produced.
Nutrition (per 16-ounce bottle): 60 calories, 0g fat, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 16g sugars (includes 16g added sugars), 0g protein.*
Ingredients: gt’s kombucha*, (kombucha culture*, black tea*, green tea*, cane sugar*), hops*, peach juice*. *organically produced.
Nutrition (per 16-ounce bottle): 60 calories, 0g fat, 12g carbs, 0g fiber, 12g sugars (includes 12g added sugars), 0g protein.*
More Facts on GT’s Hard Kombucha
- Price: $3.99 per 16.2-ounce bottle
- Availability: GT’s Hard Kombucha is sold nationwide in grocery stores and natural retailers, including Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, HEB, Wegman’s and more. Look for it in the Kombucha section or the Hard Kombucha in the refrigerated alcohol.
- Certifications: GT’s Hard Kombucha is Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Pareve.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, GT’s Hard Kombucha is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, oil-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the GT’s Living Foods website at gtslivingfoods.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Would drink again!
I’m not a kombucha person, but my neighbor loves hard kombucha, so we decided to give these a try. I was surprisingly impressed. The Heavenly Hops was the least sweet and the most like a hybrid beer. I liked that it wasn’t sweet and was different. The New World Noir was much sweeter, with a red wine vibe. I didn’t try the Piña, but my neighbor and husband said it was oddly spice-like. Not bad at all, just more fall in flavor than pineapple. They have a fantastic effervescence and the bottles are big. I usually had just a half a one, and the rest saved well, resealed in the refrigerator for a day or two.