What the "bleep" happened to my Kombucha?! Really! I went shopping with the kids at Wild by Nature the other day, and when I went to grab my beloved Kombucha--there were none; not only of one brand, but ALL brands were off the shelf. I literally could feel my blood pressure building as I created a scenario of the story and then the REAL story of what was going on.
The answer from the customer service girl was "oh, yeah, they recalled Kombucha", and she handed me a sheet of utterly useless information. It gave me not a hint of the back story. Later after googling the event, a photo of Lindsay Lohan came up holding a bottle with a statement from GT Kombucha that this incident had nothing to do with Lindsay. Apparently Lindsay has used up her lot of alcohol in this lifetime, so .05 percent more in one day set off the SCRAM police?
The possible elevated alcohol level is the reason it was "voluntarily" taken off the shelves. A guy who is making a killing on a product that has gone from a single flavor (original) to over a dozen different flavors, doesn't "voluntarily" stop doing business without an amazing amount of fear to precipitate that event. So, who made the call to Whole Foods that Kombucha (the healthiest thing to hit the grocery shelves in decades) may have a slightly happier amount of alcohol in it than intended (if that's even true)? I don't know.
That is the real story here; the other is why everything healthy is being so attacked in this country. My friend sent me a youtube link that brought up lots of conspiracy theories about the groups that may really be running this world--this, right after seeing that, makes me want to throw my TV out the second floor window shouting "WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE"! Or at least....I'll see if I can locate a baby to start making my own Kombucha. Meanwhile my inner hippy is still chanting: Never trust the Man!