Buoyant with BoochPosted: July 7, 2011
If you’ve never had kombucha before, let me just tell you this: it will make you feel like you’re floating after you’ve had a bottle. Buoyant. Yes, it makes you feel that good. Here in Nashville we are graced with our very own local brand of kombucha, Booch, made by my true and lovely comrade, Kelly Snavely. Sometimes I crave Booch when I haven’t been eating well or I’m just tired and it always gives me that cleansed feeling I need to battle on.
The health benefits of drinking Booch are downright fantastic and you can feel it immediately. You see, good health begins in your gut and kombucha works by belting active cultures, like those found in yogurt, into your digestive system. These cultures help your body maintain balance, thereby increasing digestion, immunity and energy. It also helps you detox. What could be better, aye?
However, kombucha is an acquired taste. The flavor is a bit like a sweet vinegar, but much less pungent. Bubbly and biting. Kelly makes Booch approachable by giving it a perfect level of sweetness. Don’t be surprised if your kids like it even more than you do. Kelly’s daughter Audrey actually came up with the name Booch when she was 2 years old, calling it “my booch” because she liked drinking it so much but wasn’t old enough to say, “kombucha.” Booch offers an original flavor as well as Ginger, Peach, and Rasberry (my favorite).
Everyone in Nashville who would like to start floating through their days should first drag themselves to the Produce Place or the Green Wagon & buy some Booch. You can buy it in individual bottles or more economical half-gallon jugs (and the glass bottles and jugs can be returned for a refund to be recycled. Recycling=nice. Refund=double nice.)
Signing off, General Gingersnap
P.S. In addition to going local, it’s also rewarding to buy Booch because it never explodes in your lap like the other over-carbonated national brands which shall remain nameless.