Know Your Tribe: TRIBEACV™ Sparkling ACV Drink
- Product: TRIBEACV™
- Reviewer: @HolisticJudith
If you are in the know, ACV needs no explanation. To those just starting out on a wellness journey, you will want to get to know apple cider vinegar, a.k.a. ACV.
ACV, on its own, is lip puckering sour and pretty harsh. That’s the acetic acid. ACV is also known for floating bits, unattractive mucus type trails that are the ‘mother’, a result of fermentation. These traits alone can make one avoid utilizing this vinegar, but this is not your average vinegar. Finding palatable ways to include ACV in the diet is key, and I have a solution. Actually, two mom friends, created a solution. April and Rhoda knew the benefits, but like most of us, hated the flavour. Long story short: they created TRIBEACV™ , a sparkling ACV drink. I love when awesome products come with a great back-story, don’t you?
Apple cider vinegar, ergo this drink, has many beneficial properties, not the least of which include:
- polyphenols, which are plant-based antioxidants
- lowers blood glucose level
- decreases cholesterol levels
- naturally detoxes and boosts immune system (Psst, did you know our gut is responsible for 70% of our virus fighting capacity?)
- aids in digestion and boosts metabolism
- kills harmful gut bacteria
Each can is 355ml and contains 15ml (1 TBS) of unfiltered, organic ACV. It is non-GMO, caffeine-free, gluten-free, low in sugar (just 2g), and is a great alternative to pop and kombucha.
Currently, there are 3 flavours. Each is lightly carbonated and is a colourless liquid. There were different degrees of how much ACV taste was in each flavour, but each contains therapeutic doses of ACV for maximum benefit. The flavours and taste test in order of my preference:
1. Tropical Blend (7 calories): This flavour was my favourite. I don’t mind the ACV taste but my husband does. He also deemed this his favourite as there was little to no AVC taste in it. It is a lively blend leaning to a mildly fruity taste. *See my note below as to why I could not say what exactly made this tropical.
2. Blackberry Sage (9 calories): This one had a nice flavour, slightly heavier on the blackberry. The ACV taste is noticeable but not at all overpowering. My husband took a pass. I would consume this again.
3. Turmeric Ginger Peach (6 calories): This was my least favourite. It was slightly spicy with an earthy, almost musty aftertaste. And peach, well, peach isn’t my favourite in anything. This one I would pass on, for drinking straight but it may work as a mixer for a cocktail or mocktail.
*Here is the odd thing, a possible packaging glitch? My favourite (tropical blend) and my least favourite (turmeric ginger peach) have identical ingredient lists – word for word in the same order. I reached out to the company for clarification, but never received a response back. (See picture.)
The only con for me is that I wish the cans were larger than 355ml. I am a heavy drinker, so to speak, during the day. I like to stay properly hydrated and this can was gone in a few gulps. I would like to see, as some booch companies do, perhaps a 1.4 litre glass bottle, something larger than just a single serve option that would last a couple of days. Also, though this Canadian product is on some store shelves in eastern provinces, purchases must be made online.
TRIBEACV™ created a clean, quality product offering benefits of ACV without the lip puckering after effect. They left me wanting more. I would say that is a win for everyone.