Product Review: Shrubbly Small Batch Sparkling Shrub

If you’re wondering what a “shrub” is when it’s not part of a bush, here’s the answer: it’s a non-alcoholic fruit-, aromatics-, and vinegar-based syrup. Mix it with bubbly water or booze and you’ve got a tasty drink. And that’s exactly what Shrubbly makes: tasty canned, non-alcoholic shrub-based drinks made with their own custom shrub recipes and sparkling water.

Lightly-sparkling and refreshing, their prebiotic drink is made in small batches from organic ingredients in rural Vermont. It’s available in two flavors (Lemon Ginger & Aronia Berry or Aronia Berry & Pomegranate), and include organic aronia berry, which is a nutrient powerhouse that’s high in antioxidants and immune-boosting properties. Plus there’s organic apple cider vinegar, which provides additional prebiotics and digestive-health benefits.

But, what about the taste? These bubblies are tart and fruity, which may surprise you if you are expecting a plain old flavored seltzer. Once you settle into the lip-puckering tang, the experience is invigorating and thirst-quenching.

When to reach for Shrubbly? Consider it a nice alternative to a cocktail right out of the can, or pour it over ice with some vodka, or other mixers and garnishes to create unique and flavorful cocktails or non-alcoholic cocktails.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon.com or Shrubbly.com

INGREDIENTS: (for Lemon Ginger flavor) Carbonated Water, Organic Aronia Berry Juice, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Lemon Juice, and Organic Ginger Juice

CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE: No

CONTAINS STATEMENT: None

OTHER HELPFUL INFO: Certified organic, Non-GMO, vegan/vegetarian (organic honey sweetens the Aronia Berry + Pomegranate flavor), 0-6 g natural sugar, caffeine-free

Reviewed July 2021

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