4

Celestial Seasonings rolls out kombucha energy shots

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Like bubble tea and flavor-it-yourself water, kombucha is yet another trendy liquid. It's a tea-based beverage that's fermented with yeast and bacteria, which is supposed to yield some kind of "healthful" results -- or so we've heard. Healthful or not, the stuff does give you a bit of a boost, and now Boulder-based Celestial Seasonings has rolled out a new way to up your energy: kombucha shots.

The two-ounce shots come in berry, citrus and "extreme" pomegranate flavors, and are all vegan and gluten-free; they also contain guarana and B-vitamins. But be honest: You're not picking up an energy shot because it's good for you -- you're trying it because you want, well, energy.

So do these shots deliver? Absolutely. They're a touch bitter -- that's the fermented tea, we think -- but not nearly as awful as most of the energy shots on the market. And even the non-extreme berry and citrus flavors give you every bit as much of a kick as the disgusting 5-Hour Energy Shot, without that dreaded mouth-coating and aftertaste. In short, they're a great alternative to that handfuls of trucker pills you've been swallowing from the gas station (and probably much better for you -- if you care about that kind of thing).

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.