O Organics Kombucha
Based in: Pleasanton, CA
Distribution: Nationwide, select Safeways
O Organics is a brand of Safeway Foods and their affiliate stores (Pavilions, Vons), so it's pretty remarkable to see them making their own kombucha. That really tells you right there how mainstream kombucha is becoming. Their $2.99 price certainly doesn't hurt.
Their version contains quite a bit more sugar and juice. 22 grams of sugar per 16 oz bottle to be exact. So we were skeptical at first. But, we must admit, this kombucha is actually really tasty. It has a nice fizz and a bite, and the flavors are definitely strong, but they're pleasant.
Gingerade was the winner. It is very reminiscent of GT's Gingerade, with some nuanced differences. Mango Mint was a nice blending of the juiciness of mango and the freshness of mint; Cranberry Peach was the sweetest and the most soda-like, but overall, they are all tasty, effervescent, tart-and-sweet beverages. They are not complex in their flavors, and they won't surprise your palate, but they are satisfying. O Organics kombucha gets an "O Yes" from us!