May, 2017

Remedy Kombucha has landed in New Zealand, giving Kiwis the opportunity to enjoy the live cultured, naturally free from sugar drink that has gained a growing loyal following in Australia.

For the uninitiated, kombucha (pronounced kom-BOO-cha) originated in China thousands of years ago and is made through a fermentation process involving sweet tea, wild bacteria and healthy yeasts.

The result is a sparkling drink full of live cultures and healthy organic acids that are good for the gut and digestive health.

Remedy Kombucha has gained a cult following since starting out as a kitchen bench experiment in Melbourne just five short years ago, with fans including many high profile health and wellness influencers.

The company has now turned its sights to New Zealand, launching through a selection of Countdown stores in Auckland.

“We want more people to have the choice to enjoy a real, healthy drink alternative to sugar-filled soft drinks and juices, without compromising on taste or process,” says Emmet Condon, who founded Remedy with his wife Sarah Condon.

“We hear from people every day who tell us how much better they feel after converting to kombucha. Once people get a taste for it, they are usually hooked,” he says.

Remedy Kombucha is made the old-school way, in small batches using a long-aged brewing process, using only whole, organic ingredients.

The Remedy team have perfected their recipe to ensure it naturally contains no sugar, which is why it is the only kombucha to be given an official tick of recommendation from Sarah Wilson and her team at I Quit Sugar.

Condon says the trend towards consumers demanding healthier food and drink options is strong in both Australia and New Zealand.

“People are increasingly aware of the dangers of too much sugar in our diets and looking for options that are not only low sugar, but also natural and organic and still tasty,” he says.

– End of media release –