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We are having a few drinks. Irish, small batch fermented drinks.

Holo Kombucha
Holo Kombucha

In the third of 3 tastings designed to explore how to include more fermented foods in our daily diet, this week’s tasting looks at fermented drinks.

While made at home by many, until recently, fermented drinks like kombucha and Kefir were not very easily available to buy commercially. Thankfully that has changed and here at Ardkeen Quality Food Store we stock a number of Irish, small batch, fermented drinks, many of which are produced locally, allowing us to easily include them in our diet and reap the many benefits that the daily intake of fermented foods offer.

A lightly effervescent drink, Kombucha is produced by fermenting tea, sugar and a "symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast" (SCOBY). Rich in enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, bacterial and amino acids,it can be a key component in achieving and sustaining good gut health.

Pronounced Keh-FEER, Water kefir is made from what is referred to as “grains” or in scientific terms, clusters of bacteria and yeast living in a symbiotic relationship. The beneficial bacteria and yeasts present in the water kefir grains metabolise the ingredients into an array of beneficial acids and infuse it with beneficial microorganisms, additional B vitamins and enzymes.

Running from 12.30 on Friday 1st Feb (a change from our usual Thursday slot) we will be tasting from the Frothing Ferment range which is produced by Norbert Thul in Dunhill Ecopark, just a few miles outside Waterford City, HOLO Kombucha from Youghal brewers and twin brothers Padraig & Adrian Hyde and operating from the iconic Chocolate Factory building in Dublin central, former chemical engineer Gerry Scullion’s King of Kefir.

Containing no preservatives, stabilisers or emulsifiers, these fermented drinks are well worth checking out and no easier way to do that than at our weekly tasting here at Ardkeen Quality Food Store, when conversations about food are always happening.

 

Do join us.

 

Julie  

  • Frothing Ferments Lemon & Lime Water Kefir 250ml

    Frothing Ferments Lemon & Lime Water Kefir 250ml

    Frothing Ferments Lemon & Lime Water Kefir. Simply delicious and naturally fizzy. 

    Energy boosting, refreshing non-dairy probiotic drink.

    A refreshing probiotic fruit infused drink made with water kefir grains that is bubbly, effervescent and so healthy!

    100% natural ingredients - suitable for those who suffer from diary and milk allergies. no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

    €1.75

  • Frothing Ferments Raw Live Kombucha 250ml

    Frothing Ferments Raw Live Kombucha 250ml

    Raw Live Kombucha with Natural Cultures

    Full of probiotics and good bacteria!

    Frothing Ferments Kombutcha is a fermented tea produced by a traditional recipe used for thousands of years by many cultures from around the world. People of all ages drink Kombucha and believe it boosts your immune system, improves your digestion, helps detoxify your body and energises your senses. Kombucha also contains probiotics and live enzymes. 

    €1.75

  • HOLO Organic Kombucha Sparkling 330ml

    HOLO Organic Kombucha Sparkling 330ml

    • Unfiltered
    • Raw
    • Vegan
    • Unpasteurised

    Kombucha is a fermented tea with a long history, of which we are but a small part. Bits in your buch? Hooay! That’s cause it’s unfiltered and unpasteurised.

    Handcrafted by the Hyde twins.

    HOLO stands for HOListic Organics. We believe we are the result of what we eat, drink and think. We believe in full lives, family, friends, strong communities and endless love. Free yourself!

    €2.95

  • King of Kefir Chilli & Ginger 330ml

    King of Kefir Chilli & Ginger 330ml

    • Trust your gut
    • No added sugar
    • Handcrafted in Dublin
    • Contains Naturally occurring sugars

    Naturally sparkling with sweetener from natural sources. Unconventional soft drinks using beneficial cultures from natural water kefir. A refreshing low calorie soft drink crafted in small batches, unfiltered, unpasteurised and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. 

    €2.95

  • King of Kefir Cucumber Mint & Thyme 330ml

    King of Kefir Cucumber Mint & Thyme 330ml

    • Trust your gut
    • No added sugar
    • Handcrafted in Dublin
    • Contains Naturally occurring sugars

    Naturally sparkling with sweetener from natural sources. Unconventional soft drinks using beneficial cultures from natural water kefir. A refreshing low calorie soft drink crafted in small batches, unfiltered, unpasteurised and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. 

    €2.95

  • King of Kefir Lemongrass & Ginger 330ml

    King of Kefir Lemongrass & Ginger 330ml

    • Trust your gut
    • No added sugar
    • Handcrafted in Dublin
    • Contains Naturally occurring sugars

    Naturally sparkling with sweetener from natural sources. nconventional soft drinks using beneficial cultures from natural water kefir. A refreshing low calorie soft drink crafted in small batches, unfiltered, unpasteurised and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. 

    €2.95

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