Disclaimer: I’m not getting paid for this review in any way. I won some in a giveaway and I thought it would be fun to take photos. And then I thought that if I were going to go through the trouble of taking pictures, then I might as well review.
I don’t know how to write reviews for a product that I both love and hate. This is probably not the way to start a post, but there you go. I am not the world’s greatest writer.
What do I like about Zukay kvass? I like that it comes in different flavors. I like that it’s a fermented drink. I like fermented things!… even though I’m generally too lazy to ferment anything on a regular basis that’s not kimchi or bread. Probiotics are good for you. Natural, organic foods are good for you. There is nothing to dislike about these drinks! I even like the official website (I’m a nerd that way).
The one and only one thing that is keeping me from diving off the deep end into full-fangirl mode is that Zukay kvass are gently sweetened with stevia. Even though it’s raw and unprocessed stevia, it still has that fake-sugar sweetness that is not my thing. I’m not suggesting that I’m a sugar fiend. I just have trouble with the flavor of many sugar substitutes.
I wish there were a choice of different sweeteners in the products, but that’s my only gripe. I highly recommend Zukay kvass to anyone who is not bothered by stevia. If you don’t like stevia, I recommend giving them a try with reservations. I ended up drinking the kvass is intervals, instead of in one sitting. It was a nice alternative to have on hand, but I’m sad to say that I don’t picture myself buying them regularly in the future.
Your mileage may vary.