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26 thoughts on “May 27, 2014: The Weird Food Purchase of the Day = Kombucha!”
This is not that weird. I make my own.
Live cultures? Bacteria? What’s the big deal? I can make that anytime. I’ll even throw in floating black furry spots for you. Wanna try some Joe?
Joe, seriously. You’re making me sick. 😉
No, I never have had spruce beer, even from (I’m sure wonderful) grandma!
Nor will I likely be having Kombucha! 🙂
You’re the person, who, as a kid, all the other kids got to eat bugs, right? “This is gross! Let Joey eat it!”
Has there been a weird food purchase that you DID like?
But what KIND of vinegar?
To use a popular Thai saying, 5555 or HaHaHaHa. That was very funny. When I was a small child, I did hear that gargling with vinegar has some homeopathic properties. Unless it is part of a salad I do not think I would consume it as a stand alone. In regards to fermented black tea, it is usually sold in a brick. The higher quality is in a round cake form and can be rather pricey. I bought some at a tea shop in Bangkok in Little China. When touring China, it is usually part of the tourist stops for their special tourist tea blend and for herbal medicines. For the later part the intro usually involved a speaker placing a body part on a overheated iron rod to simulate a burn followed by an application of a herbal cream which makes it all better.
“Drinking kombucha has been linked to serious side effects and deaths…” according to Wiki. Sooooo…be careful! 😀
I’ve tried the cold drinks and they’re okay – they taste like a [vinegar] shrub – and not something I’d drink often (or much of in one sitting). However, I get Yogi kombucha green tea and simply love it. It’s very good for me belly on bad belly days. 🙂
These Weird Food Purchase of the Day videos are pretty cool Joe.
Carbonated vinegar! Ewww Definitely not the drink for me either.
A pop top can from the health food store ain’t weird enough. I want to see you borrow a scoby.
Nutritional yeast is something I plan to try. I don’t eat dairy anymore and I hear it’s a fix for former cheese-lovers. I want to try the homemade goldfish crackers version.
Joe – 2 for 2 – Priceless. Don’t hurt yourself or get sick.
Raw yeast? Bacteria shakes? You’re starting a You Tube channel debunking health food myths aren’t you?
If so, can you add to your debunking exercises Spirulina (what the heck is that?!?) and Quinoa Burgers? Nope, that’s not a burger…I’m just waiting for someone to prove it.
I have a lot of friends who make their own, and trade scobys. Scobies? I won’t touch it.
Oh, I forgot… put some pants on, hippie.
@ maggiemayday – How did you know Joe wasn’t wearing pants?? 😉
@JeffW: Were you watching chopped tonight? They had Spirulina on one of the episodes and I still don’t know what it is. 😛
@ arcticgoddess 😆 😆 😆
@ maggiemayday 😆 😆 😆
I see, the new Medical Plan is for cover the risks of WFPD. Kumbaya or komtrya
Carbonated vinegar – No. Just, no!
I love that you took three sips. You’re brave, Joe. Very brave.
I have to remember NOT to read the comments while drinking tea (spew city). Thanks for the laughs this morning All of you!
Finally got to watch the video (hubby was working). I’ve never heard of Kombucha. I wonder if you could use it in BBQ sauce or marinating meats? Just trying to find some use for it. 😉
Wait. You’re wearing the same shirt as yesterday’s WFPotD. I guess that means you had both the ‘nutritional yeast’ and the yeasty kombucha, all in one sitting. You know what that means??! Yer gonna be growing ‘shrooms outta yer bum! 😀 Kinda like what happens when you eat too much fiber…
I’ve had it a few times but never got hooked on it. Made my tongue feel fuzzy… I’ll stick with mugicha.
i wonder if some other flavor other than the ginger-whatever would’ve been better.
@JeffW: I watched the repeat episode. One of the chefs said it tasted like grass. I think I’ll pass. :p
Loving the doggie noise in the background. Would that be straight up vinegar or diluted vinegar?