Remedy Lovers

Three new Remedy Switchel ACV varieties available at Woolies!

While you've been out enjoying your newfound freedoms (Wahoo!), we've been brewing up a storm at our Remedy Fermentary to bring you THREE delicious Remedy Switchel ACV flaves. You will find our classic Remedy Switchel ACV Blood Orange, our NEW limited batch Remedy Switchel ACV Lemon & Lime and a return of the fan-favourite limited batch Remedy Switchel ACV Pineapple in the fridge NOW at your local Woolies.

Containing organic apple cider vinegar, real organic ginger juice and no sugar, naturally, Remedy Switchel ACV is one heck of a fizzy and a tasty way to get your daily dose of ACV!

But like all good things in life, our limited batch Switchel ACVs are here for a good time, not a long time. Available exclusively at Woolworths for four weeks only or until sold out. Don't make us say we told you so (AKA get movin')!

Pineapple:

There is simply nothing better than enjoying some fresh pineapple on a hot summer's day – except for, you guessed it, crackin' open a BIG ol' glass bottle of LIMITED BATCH Remedy Switchel ACV Pineapple by the pool. Ah, yes. Welcome to paradise. Unlike a juicy debate about pineapple on pizza, Remedy's pineapple is anything but complicated – it's 100% a sure thing for tastiness. Apple cider vinegar tastiness you can actually enjoy on the daily, thanks to its natural pineapple deliciousness and cool elements unique to Remedy's **top-secret** Switchel ACV brew. You'll go troppo for this drop.

Blood Orange:

Remember that orange fizzy you used to drink as a kid? Delicious, super juicy, tangy, and smashable, right? Well, that drink has taken a good hard look at itself, gone on a self-improvement course and come up trumps: it's healthier, tastier, and even better(er) for you. No really. It IS new, and it IS improved. With a bold burst of blood orange in every mouthful, smash this thirst-quenching citrus bomb and take a trip down memory lane minus the sugar shakes.

Lemon & Lime:

The power couple of the beverage world. This fresh, tangy lemon and lime duo is the zest you never knew you needed in your life. It's crisp, vibrant and lusciously light because we make it right. With a delicious aroma of fresh, zesty citrus and a hint of cooked apples, the taste of this bevvie is tart with some astringency and bitterness. It will make you question everything. Suddenly, you're passing up your nan's homemade lemonade in favour of this subtly sweet and deliciously sour concoction (see ya' sugar!). It's the spring fling that will have you coming back for more. The Switchel ACV that will have you hook, limed and sinker.   

Open up with Remedy (Movember mini-series): Adam Briggs

In case you missed it, we've teamed up with the crew at Movember this year to encourage everyone to go beyond the banter and start a meaningful conversation with their best mate, family, or colleague.

To get the conversations rolling, we sat down with four of our fave Aussie blokes for a big ol' D&M as they opened up about their struggles, the turning point, how they flicked the switch to help get their mental health in check and their advice for others who might be in the same boat.

In the first episode of this hairy little Movember mini-series, we chat to Yorta Yorta man and Remedy ambassador Adam Briggs (AKA Senator Briggs) about navigating the highs and lows of being an artist, particularly after the sh&% show that was the last 18 months for the music industry.

For those who might not be familiar, Adam Briggs is an Aussie rapper, comedy writer, children's book author, and actor. You can watch the full video with Briggs below, find out more about our Movember partnership here or donate to Briggs and Team Re-MO-dy and help change the face of men’s health here.

 


Signs You're Getting Healthier

So you've started that 8-week challenge at the gym, and all of a sudden, you're now getting news alerts for Body & Soul, your most prized possession is your gratitude journal, and you've started talking openly in the office about your IBS.

Gone are the days where you would be in the clubs until 4 AM, as you have a strict sleep schedule to stick to since listening to that one podcast. Nowadays, you're in bed early every night having "screen-free" time, treating yourself to a medicinal mushroom and ashwagandha hot cacao whilst re-reading your dog-eared copy of the Power of Now.


Every morning, you start with a shot of apple cider vinegar, some wim hoff breathwork, and a guided meditation before checking who has done what on Strava. You can't let Steve clock more KMs than you, so you give him passive-aggressive kudos and get into your $600 lycra kit.

OK, so maybe you're not quite there yet, but here are some of the signs you're getting healthier!

 


What to expect the first time you drink kombucha

You’re not alone if you think it sounds weird

Words by Melissa Shedden


If you haven't plunged into the puckery depths of kombucha, you probably will soon, especially if you’re feeling bleurgh about your health. Or just darn thirsty.

As part of my own perpetual quest to find a wellness tonic for everything that ails me, I now look back with rose-tinted glasses on my first time, like it was yesterday (and much more affectionately than my first squirmy kiss with Kelvin White on the school basketball court, but that’s a whole other story.) I fondly remember my virgin sip of this cloudy liquid as the taste equivalent of tiny fairies tap dancing on my tongue.

It was otherworldly. Like nothing I’d experienced before. At first, I wasn’t sure. But it quickly grew on me. You know why? Kombucha tastes like health. But not a hold-your-nose-close-your-eyes-and-down-it health taste, because heck I’ve tried plenty of those as a health journalist over the years.


Kombucha: an acquired taste

That was more than a decade ago when kombucha caused your face to go Jim Carrey and by that I mean physically respond to the initial teeth-thrumming taste. Now it’s best described as exhilaratingly tangy and tart fruity flavour infusion (which explains why there’s so many tasty flavours to choose from). Sipping on one feels like a power nap in drink form – all sorts of refreshing.

You see, the collective understanding that not all bacteria are evil and that many are in fact, good and necessary to human health, have since made live cultured products as alluring as that fresh-out-of-the-oven Subway cookie scent. Yep, these days you can barely order a latte without bumping into something cultured, or otherwise funky – in a good way.


Kombucha's origins – like almost everything about the drink – are a little Harold Holt-esque – a combination of myth and mystery. It’s been around for about 2000 years and made its way to us from China through Russia and Eastern Europe – but the middle class hipsters made it famous in the last decade when it got brewed commercially. We salute you beard-oiled friends.

 

Kombucha for beginners

The carbonated drink with live micro-organisms is made when tea, raw organic sugar and water are left to ferment with SCOBY, an acronym, that stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. (Google warning: If you've never looked at a picture of SCOBY, the slimy beige blob is reminiscent of a jellyfish from the depths of unchartered waters. You know you want hit search, stat.)

Sounds funky, but the outcome is good, so let’s press on. The fermentation process makes the drink naturally fizzy as well, and then different flavours are added. Remedy, made famous by the ‘I Quit Sugar recommends’ tick, makes the real deal no sugar stuff straight out of Melbourne. (Side note: During their 30-day long aged brewing process, all of the key starter ingredient sugar is converted into organic acids leaving no sugar.) Think passionfruit and mango, raspberry lemonade, ginger and lemon and their newest creation, wild berry, a great gateaway booch that I wish I had when I first began my dalliance with the drink. 

 

Great expectations

So what should you expect the first time you pop the top and suck one down?

My advice? Start with Remedy Kombucha Wild Berry – the jammy mouthfeel of a warm summer’s day. Give it a good sniff, then pretend you’re at a bougie restaurant and somehow you’ve ended up being anointed by the sommelier as the wine tester and consider it for a moment. Take that opening sip. Let it linger. Smack it between your lips and swoosh it to the back of your throat. Trust me, your expression will change more times than a cat meme – and rapidly – and I guarantee you’ll go back for more.

As for the health benefits, Remedy Kombucha is teeming with live cultures, organic acids and antioxidants (AKA the really good stuff). If you’re thirsty and looking for a smug feeling alternative to soft drinks, booze and juice this summer - go wild on Remedy Kombucha.

 

 

Article first published on Body & Soul.