Picture this — You’re doing your weekly Publix grocery shopping. First stop is the Publix deli to pick up a chicken tender sub. Next stop? The bakery department for some freshly baked bread and cookies for the little ones. OK, maybe a couple for yourself, too. Then, you head to the produce department; all you need is apples and orange juice, and then you spot it right next to the juices … kombucha. Kom-bu-what?

Why Drink Kombucha?

Did you know that gut health is connected to the health of the rest of your body? Maintaining digestive wellness is important for our overall well-being. Our Publix registered dietitian nutritionists shared that “fermented foods may help play a role with gut health. Kombucha contains probiotics which may help support a healthy immune system.” More research is needed to support the benefits of probiotics in terms of gut health. We recommend consulting your physician about your needs. To learn more about probiotics, visit our website.

What is Kombucha?

Though this form of probiotics may seem trendy and new, fermented foods have been part of human diets for thousands of years. Kombucha begins as a plain black or green tea, typically sweetened with white table sugar. Next, the symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) is added. SCOBY is a white or tan film that forms and becomes a gelatinous mat of cellulose on the top of the brew. The mixture sits for a week to 10 days to ferment at room temperature.

At this point, the yeast eats the sugar in the sweetened tea and creates a small amount of alcohol (less than 0.5%). The bacteria dissolves the yeast and releases carbon dioxide and acetic acid. The result is a low-sugar, low-alcohol (less than 0.5%), high-fizziness drink with a ton of flavor.

Product Scoop!

Our all-new GreenWise organic kombucha comes in a variety of flavors, including peach, berry blend, Honeycrisp apple, carrot ginger turmeric and pineapple spirulina. This kombucha is gluten-free and USDA Organic.

Our GreenWise organic kombucha contains live probiotic cultures and a trace amount of alcohol due to natural fermentation (less than 0.5%). Strands of cultures may appear.

Now that you know a little more about kombucha, give our GreenWise organic kombucha a try and let us know what you think!



Matthew L.

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Matthew started with Publix in 2009. After working his way up to a Publix Manager, Matthew decided to make a change from retail and pursue his passion for writing. Matthew enjoys hearing stories from the people he's writing about and loves the Publix culture. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, son and their dog. They love to explore all that Central Florida has to offer.

6 Comments on “Product Scoop: GreenWise Organic Kombucha

  1. Stephanie


    I desperately and urgently need to know if these are available to order. I can pick up in store or will ship to my home, but my store is typically sold out and I NEED this by the boat load. I will order cases if needed, but I. Need. It.



    1. Matthew L.Matthew L.

      Hi Stephanie! We’re happy to hear you enjoy this product and recommend that you speak with the Produce Manager or Store Manager. They will be able to offer additional assistance and let you know about large quantity availability orders. Thanks for shopping at Publix!

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  4. Greg

    I have tried all the flavors which are all tasty, and I have some suggestions for improvement. Reduce the sugar at least in half, the lids are too hard to open, the contents of the kombucha quickly settle on the bottom making it look less appealing. Although I continue to purchase these, I am concerned with the sugar especially.

    1. Matthew L.Matthew L.

      Hi Greg! Thank you for providing this feedback and for giving all the flavors a try! We will be happy to share this feedback with the appropriate areas. Thank you for shopping Publix.

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