The sugar-free Remedy Kombucha brand from Australia has launched in the U.S.
Each can of Remedy is long-aged brewed for 30 days using a live culture (or SCOBY a.k.a. Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) that is a descendant of the brand’s very first batch.
Remedy’s approach to the traditional process enhances the flavor and maximizes the production of live cultures and organic acids in the final product, the company says, which allows Remedy to brew out all of the sugar.
Reaching the U.S. this summer are the variants Ginger Lemon Kombucha, Peach Kombucha, Mixed Berry Kombucha, Raspberry Lemonade Kombucha and Blood Orange Switchel.
The brand first launched more than 10 years ago in Australia. Founders Sarah and Emmet Condon had experimented with kombuchas in their kitchen in Melbourne.
“We had been struggling to find foods or drinks that were good for you and packed a punch in flavor, and we knew plenty of others felt the same, so we made the decision to take what we’d been brewing for ourselves at home and have a crack at turning it into a business,” Emmet says. “We had an inkling of what was possible, but it was still a massive risk at the time, when kombucha was unheard of outside of very niche health circles in Australia.”
“We are super proud that we’ve been able to grow the business to a point where we can now convert drinkers in markets all over the world with not only kombucha but a whole range of fermented beverages that are good for you and taste great,” he adds.
Remedy’s SCOBY dates back at least 50 years in Australia, originating from a couple of German backpackers who brought it with them to keep making kombucha on their travels, the company says. Starting from this core culture and using organic green and black tea sourced and handpicked in Sri Lanka, Remedy contains only all-natural ingredients such as whole organic ginger, organic lemon juice, freshly brewed hibiscus tea and fruit extracts with 100% nutrient transfer.
Cory Comstock, Remedy International CEO, says launching in the United States, the world’s largest kombucha market, was the natural next step in Remedy’s mission to deliver on health, taste and convenience when it comes to fermented beverages.
“As Remedy has grown as a business, we have remained dedicated to the traditional process of crafting live-cultured beverages that are not only tasty but also good for you, and doing it the right way,” he says. “We will continue to innovate as we grow, and we are committed to keeping it real and staying true to our founders’ original mission.”
Remedy is available for $21.99 for a 12-pack and $38.99 for a 24-pack.