Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thumbs Up Thursday- Who Got the Booch?

Hola bloggies! Happy Thursday...the weekend is almost here! Does anyone have any fun plans coming up? I'm heading to a dance lesson tonight with my dad and stepmom so we can work on our father daughter dance, which is too funny. I think my dad is nervous about the dance, which is why my stepmom is insisting on lessons. I think. In any event, I am torn between two songs- Tim McGraw's "My Little Girl" and Billy Joel's "Lullaby (Goodnight my angel)." Then my dad mentioned version of "What a Wonderful World" by Katie Melua. It's beautiful! We may end up going with that one. If you're married/getting married, what father/daughter song did you end up choosing?

So today brings us to the first edition of thumbs up (or down) Thursday. I have been trying some new products that I want to share my experience with. Today's selection: Kombucha! What is kombucha? It's pronounced kom-booch-a, so whenever I think of it that song from the nineties (who got the hooch? baybaaay) always pops into my head. That's an annoying aspect of it :) The company describes kombucha as "a handmade tea that is delicately cultured for 30 days. During this time, essential nutrients form like: Active Enzymes, Viable Probiotics, Amino Acids, Antioxidants, and Polyphenols. All of these combine to create an elixir that immediately works with the body to restore balance and vitality."

Hmm, sounds good to me. Apparently, Kombucha also supports digestion, metabolism, immune system, appetite control, weight control, liver function, body alkalinity, anti-aging (all over that), cell integrity and healthy skin and hair (sign me up!). Basically, a miracle in a bottle. I don't know how much I buy into it but I was intrigued enough to try it when I saw it at the health food store the other day. A few other bloggers have raved about the booch on their blogs so I finally bit the bullet and dropped the $3.99 for a bottle of it.

After debating the many flavors, I purchased the synergy organic and raw raspberry flavor. I shook it up (big no no) and it proceeded to explode slightly in the car. So far, the booch was a major fail. Anyway, I got back to the office and realized duh, you aren't supposed to shake it. I tentatively sniffed the drink and was overcome by the scent of vinegar. At this point I was highly skeptical. I took a few sips. The verdict:

Two very enthusiastic thumbs up! After the initial shock from the vinegar-like smell, the drink became incredibly refreshing. So much so that I mosied on over to the health foods store today to purchase four more bottles. I am currently drinking the strawberry serenity flavor and it is even better! This habit is going to get expensive!

Drink stats (per bottle):
  • 75 Calories
  • 16 grams of carbs
  • 8 grams of sugar
  • 25% daily folic acid requirements
  • 20% Vitamins, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12
  • Tons of Probiotics and Antioxidants

Has anyone tried Kombucha? Would you? Any thoughts on all of the drinks claims?

Have a great rest of the week! :)


  1. I haven't tried Kombucha, I tend to shy away from juices/drinks other than Powerade Zero or Amazing Grass that I add to my smoothies. Sounds good though!

  2. You get serious thumbs up from me on any Borat reference. The picture gets extra gold stars!!!

    My dad and I danced to the Louis Armstrong version and I loved it... I'm sure whatever you choose will be lovely!

    I tried kombucha and I'm torn. I like it, but I don't LOVE it!

    Have a great day!

  3. I've tried Kombucha and was gagging! I'm sure the taste isn't bad but the smell is what gets me. It smells like vinegar

  4. lol-- yep, shaking the bottle is a total rookie mistake...I've been there :-)

    My dad and I were supposed to dance to "Brown Eyed Girl," but for some reason the caribbean band that we had decided to play "Red, Red Wine" instead...whatever, we went with it :-)

  5. Yes, two thumbs up! My favorite is the multi green.

    Haha, I shook mine the first time I drank it too!

  6. I like the raspberry and the passionberry flavors. I like the taste of Kombucha but I don't like the floaty things in it.

  7. that is really interesting that it smells like vinegar, because normally when you smell vinegar you think something has gone bad. I'm intrigued and may have to give it a try myself.

  8. I don't know what song I want to dance with my father too. Heck, Patrick and I haven't even picked out our first dance song. We'll figure it out eventually...
    As for the weekend, Patrick is coming to NH for the weekend with a couple of his groomsmen so they can get fitted for tuxes. Then they're doing his bachelor party and I've scheduled a massage and dinner out for myself. :-) Should be good!

  9. oh the father-daughter dance! Those are great choices. I haven't decided what my dad and I are dancing too, but Patrick and I are dancing to Michael Buble's "Everything." ooooh more things to figure out!

  10. The first time I bought one I shook it! And it sprayed EVERY WHERE!! haha

  11. Wow, that is a hefty price tag for a drink! I usually stick with Diet Peach Snapple - my favorite drink! :D

  12. the first time I tried it I didn't like it...but then i adjusted and kinda like the little buzz i get from it!

  13. Hi Katie,
    I love it that you are taking dance lessons:) You just think of everything...don't you?

    I hope that the final wedding planning is falling into place and that you are taking a little time just for yourself:) Your special day is approaching fast!! I hope that you post about it in your blog:)

    Katie, I hope that you have a wonderful week:) I am thinking about you!

  14. I've heard that Kombucha is good and I love all of the health benefits that it has. I haven't seen it in any stores yet though so I haven't tried it.

    I'm getting married in October and haven't even thought of what my father-daughter dance song will be.... I love the idea of Brown Eyed Girl though!