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Drink Spotlight: Shrub Drinking Vinegars



Time travel your taste buds with Shrub Drinks, our artisanal collection of drinking vinegars, shrubs or switchels. Shrubs have been called many things in many languages over the millennia. Their name comes from the Arabic shurb, meaning drink, and sharbat, a Hindi word for an aromatic syrup made from fruit or herb and flower extracts, that is stirred into water and served over ice. Their tradition in so many different global culinary cultures inspires us to share this timeless treat in a thoroughly modern context. Shrub Drinks’ effortless versatility as thirst quenching beverage, intriguing, cutting-edge cocktail ingredient and cook’s companion are sure to stir your creativity.



So What's a Shrub?
Shrubs have nothing to do with landscapes or hedges but they certainly do have a great story.


The name shrub comes not from the garden, though you'll enjoy drinking them there, but from the Arabic shurb, meaning drink, and sharbat, a Hindi word for an aromatic syrup made from fruit or herb and flower extracts, that is stirred into water and served over ice. The English term Shrub first appears in print in 1747 in London’s Gentleman’s Magazine referring to a fancy libation.


There is some speculation that these thirst quenchers were first sipped in the hot climes of the Middle East, but wherever they originated we know for certain that they enjoyed great popularity in the USA beginning in colonial times.

From first sip, we knew that they deserved another moment, so in early summer of 2012 we began selecting the very finest organic fruits of the season, then followed an arduous month long tending and stirring process to make each batch and we haven’t stopped since.


Our Shrub Drinks are a thoroughly modern collection of lovingly tended and delicious highly concentrated seasonal fruit-based concentrates in the tradition of those that have been enjoyed around the globe for centuries. We make them the artisan’s way, by hand, in tiny batches.

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About the Company
Well Seasoned LLC began producing shrubs mid-2012 and we haven’t stopped stirring since. Shrub Drinks are simple. Just fresh fruit at its prime, pure cane sugar and chef selected vinegar blended to showcase the luscious best of each fruit. Our shrubs are made in San Antonio, Texas by just four hands with over 60 years of collective culinary professional experience. We personally obsess over every batch and bottle. Our well-seasoned hands carefully select and then lovingly process the season’s finest fruit, touching each piece at least once, often many more times. We tend and taste and combine flavors. We produce in tiny batches; each batch takes more than a month from fruit to bottle. Read More



Company: Well Seasoned LLC
Brand: Shrub Drinks
Slogan: Artisanal Drinking Vinegars
Origin: USA
Category: Functional Beverages
Packaging: 375ml / 12.7 ounces
Claims: Weight Management
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $17.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Finder
Website: shrubdrinks.com










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Drink Spotlight: McClary Bros. Michigan Cranberry



Michigan Cranberry will take your classic "Vodka Cranberry" to a new level. We were able to source these cranberries from Michigan growers and it is in short supply this year. Get yours while they're available!

Our Vinegars are hand-crafted in small- and micro-batches to showcase the fresh flavors of the season. We use old-fashioned cold-steep preservation techniques to bring out the richest, most-complex flavor profile possible.

Ingredients: organic apple cider vinegar, cranberries, organic cane sugar.

Suggested cocktail pairings: vodka, bourbon.


Simple Shrub Cocktail Recipe

Combine in a lowball glass of ice:
1.5 oz spirit of your choice (see suggested pairings)
1 oz McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegar
Top off with 1.5 oz sparkling water
mix. drink. repeat as necessary.


Simple Shrub Soda Recipe

Combine 1 part McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegar with 4 parts sparkling water.
Garnish with lemon is desired.
mix. drink. repeat as necessary.



About McClary Bros.

McClary Bros. is based in the metro Detroit area and we handcraft delicious small batch Drinking Vinegars.

Drinking Vinegars, more commonly referred to as "Shrubs", are a Colonial-era drink mixer. We combine organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with fresh, seasonal ingredients and organic cane sugar.  The result is a refreshing, exciting mixer that we know you’ll enjoy as a cocktail or shrub soda.

We source out the majority of our fruits, vegetables and herbs from local farmers. These farmers grow in the metro Detroit area and regions throughout the Great Lakes. Read More



Company: McClary Bros.
Brand: McClary Bros.
Slogan: Old Timey
Origin: USA
Category: Vinegar
Packaging: 16 fl oz (473 ml)
Claims: Hand Crafted. Rchest, most-complex flavor profile
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $17.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Retailers







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Snack Spotlight: Olomomo Sea Salt Vinegar Almonds



The Flavor experience:

These original, protein-packed, savory, oven-roasted almonds will fill you with vim and vigor. Delightfully crunchy from the oven, and mildly tangy from a soak in exotic Umeboshi Plum Vinegar from Japan. Well-balanced, simple flavors with just a dash of salt, these are fantastic, flavored nuts for you to devour. Please, control yourself, darling. *Annie Brown from Boulder inspired OLOMOMO with this flavor. Annie is now immortal.


Ingredients: Almonds, Ume Plum Vinegar & Puree (Water, Ume Plums, Shiso Leaf), Sea Salt, Love, Vim and Vigor.

Made in a facility that also processes cashews and pecans.



About the company

OLOMOMO is the monkey god of adventure - the voice in your head that says “go for it.” He infuses small batches of craft roasted nuts with magical flavors for us humans. A unique superfood blended with simple, natural ingredients from all over the world, these nuts might inspire you to be a righteous, bodacious, unstoppable superhuman. So go for it... Be nutty, be good, be adventurous.

OLOMOMO Nut Company launched in Boulder, Colo. in 2008 with a simple mission:   create one of the first socially and environmentally conscious nut companies.

The innovative brand experience and products are designed to inspire people to be more nutty, good and adventurous.



Company: Olomomo
Brand: Sea Salt Vinegar Almonds
Origin: US
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 4 oz. and 1.25 oz bags
Claims: Gluten-free, protein packed, non-GMO.
Variants: View product range here
Price: 5-pack $24.95 (4 oz.), 12-pack $29.88 (1.25 oz.)
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website: https://olomomo.com/



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Food Spotlight: NUCO Organic Coconut Vinegar








About the company

I grew up in the Philippines, mainly in the area of Metro Manila where the coconut industry is of vital importance to millions of its people. Our family saw poverty and viewed firsthand the struggle of the Filipino coconut farmer. Although we were fortunate to thrive, the desperate and unjust wages coconut farmers were paid, tugged at our hearts. We made it our mission to change and positively alter the economic landscape of the Filipino farmer. As a result, NUCO organic and natural coconut products were born.


It is among the country’s leading export.

• 23% of the Philippine population is somehow directly or indirectly involved in the coconut industry.

• More than 90% of those working in the coconut industry live below the poverty line. Tragically millions of Filipino coconut farmers are trapped in working poverty,considered modern day slaves. They are paid paltry wages, not because their product has so little value, but because the value is added later in the production chain.



Company: NUCO
Brand:  Organic Coconut Vinegar
Slogan:  NUCO
Origin: US
Category:  Condiments
Packaging: 237ml
Claims: Organic, fair trade, rich in Amino Acids, vegan, gluten free
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Store Locator
Website: http://www.nucoconut.com/







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Drink Spotlight: Gravity Apple Cider Vinegar


Gravity is a premium line of functional and healthy drinks formulated from the apple cider vinegar ingredient. Gravity promotes the health benefits of the apple cider vinegar ingredient in a delightfully refreshing, ready to drink beverage. Our products are proudly made in the USA.

Gravity is manufactured on behalf of Aquarain Drinks, Inc, which is headquartered in the Washington, DC area. Our company was created to develop, market, and sell, the brand Gravity which is a premium line of functionally healthy drinks formulated from the apple cider vinegar ingredient.

We are focused on providing the best quality, service, and pricing for our customers every single day.



Gravity, an apple cider vinegar drink combined with apple juice, honey, and fortified with Vitamins and minerals. A great taste elixir for your thirst packed with all the health benefits of apple, apple juice, and the apple cider vinegar. Drink Gravity to help you keep fit, balance blood pH, keep strong bones, teeth and healthy skin, and defy aging.


Energy Booster
It contains Vitamin B2, B6 and B12 that can help you boost your energy throughout the day.


Heart Healthy
Apple cider vinegar is used to promote the health of veins and capillary, it is also has benefit on blood pressure. The potassium found in the apple cider vinegar is also beneficial to the heart.

Weight Management
Apple cider vinegar has been used as a weight loss remedy for centuries, and has helped countless people on their weight control. Proponents suggested that the apple cider vinegar helps the body burn calories better.


Company: Aquarain Drinks, Inc.
Brand: Gravity
Slogan: Drink Healthy, Live Healthy
Origin: USA
Category: Functional Beverages
Packaging: 12oz plastic bottle
Claims: Energy, Heart Health, Weight Management
Varieties: Original
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: gravitybev.com



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Drink Spotlight: Gize Gold Filtered Pear Vinegar Luxury Mineral Water


The delicate glaze of ripened pears unites with the subtle tartness of matured vinegar to create a pleasant, sweet and tangy flavour – mild and ripe. A hint of fine carbonation joins with the refined taste and harmony of this exceptional combination to complete the experience.

Gold-filtered mineral water with the fruity taste of pears. Low in calories.

(89 kJ / 21 kcal)

It is pulsating, it is vibrant. Suddenly, it is there: the joyous excitement that signals an extraordinary evening. All eyes beaming, conversation that sparkles, and the wonderful feeling of being suspended on air. Right in the middle of it all: Gize+ Intense.
Invigorating and tingly. A composition of gold-filtered water and fascinating flavour. Exciting and captivating.






In the place where Gize’s source is found, in the eastern-most reaches of
Canada in Nova Scotia, mighty glaciers not only sculpted the landscape millions
of years ago, but also left a priceless treasure deep beneath the earth’s surface.

Geological formations that are permeated with veins of gold, and a water
that – sealed in stone – has preserved the glaciers’ purity for all this time.



Company: Gize
Brand: Gize
Slogan: More than Water
Origin: Luxembourg
Category: Flavored Water
Packaging: 200ml, 750ml
Claims: Gold Filtered Water, Low Calorie
Variants: Sparkling, Still, Raspberry Ginseng, Pineapple Coconut, Pear Vinegar, Lemon Elderflower
Price: 200ml  - 5,40€ , 750ml -16,20€
Where to Buy: Direct on Website
Website: gize.com






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Product Spotlight: Switchel All Natural Hydration Drink




Crafted in Vermont using authentic ingredients, this one-of-a-kind beverage combines the natural sweetness of maple syrup with the tanginess of organic apple cider vinegar–with added hints of lemon, ginger and molasses. Switchel was traditionally used by Vermont farmers to slake their thirst and provide natural energy while haying. As a modern day alternative to conventional sports drinks, Switchel provides hydration therapy and restores depleted minerals in the body. It has a crisp, clean flavor with a long, smooth finish.

Like most dairy farmers at the time, our ancestors would mix up a jug of Switchel in the morning and put it in a nearby brook while they were haying. This beverage would keep them satiated until they made it back to the farmhouse in the evening.

Switchel is the true All-Natural energy drink with only 5 whole food ingredients. Each of these ingredients boasts their own nutrition profile; synergistically, they make for an immune boosting, healthy elixir. The collection of minerals from the combined ingredients helps the fluid to be absorbed faster than plain water, slaking your thirst and rehydrating hard working cells and tissues



100% Vermont Maple Syrup is an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese which is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses.

Maple syrup is also a good source of the trace mineral zinc that acts as an antioxidant, reducing damage due to oxygen, such as that caused by free radicals. Antioxidants help to reduce the risk of cancers and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. Together manganese and zinc are important allies in the immune system, lessening inflammation and supporting healing.

Maple syrup has much more calcium than honey, as well as more potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte vital to cell function for proper hydration. It also aids in conducting electricity through the body, especially necessary for heart function, and enables both voluntary and involuntary muscles to contract.

Maple syrup has a lower glycemic index (ranking of foods to the extent that they have in raising blood sugar) than cane, table sugar.



Organic Lemon Juice provides twice the amount of vitamin C from oranges. Vitamin C is one of the most important antioxidants in nature, and helps to form collagen, essential for bone, teeth, and blood vessel structure. Lemon juice also contains potassium.


Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is the fermented juice from crushed apples. Like apple juice, it likely contains some pectin; several B vitamins; and vitamin C. It also contains small amounts of the minerals sodium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium.

Some research suggests that apple cider vinegar is helpful in moderating blood glucose levels. It has also been reported to help in lowering levels of blood cholesterol.


Apple Cider Vinegar has been used by many over the years for a variety of maladies: leg cramps and pain, upset stomach, high blood pressure; as well as to help rid the body of toxins, stimulate thinking, and fight infection.


Ginger Root is a wonderful digestive aid! In fact it is often prescribed for women in their first trimester of a pregnancy to help alleviate the nausea known as “morning sickness” and heartburn. Furthermore, ginger is sometimes used for inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.


Organic Blackstrap Molasses is an excellent source of iron essential to creating red blood cells. It’s also high in potassium and a good source of both magnesium (important for heart muscle contraction) and calcium.





Company: Switchel
Brand: Switchel
Slogan: Slake your Thirst
Origin: USA
Category: Juice
Packaging: 12oz glass bottle
Claims: All Natural, Only 60 Calories
Price: 12oz ($2.89 to $3.39) Quarts ($7.49 to $8.29)
Where to Buy: View Stores Here
Website: vtswitchel.com










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Product Spotlight: Aligera Light Mayonnaise with Apple Cider Vinegar


Light Mayonnaise with all the freshness of apple cider vinegar and only a third of the calories of a mayonnaise. Only 33 calories per serving.


Water, 18% sunflower oil, egg, egg yolk, modified potato starch, wine vinegar, natural lemon juice, olive oil 2% (50% and 50% extra virgin refined), apple cider vinegar 2%, Salt, Mustard, omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA 0.23%), stabilizers (E-415 and E-466), chorizo ​​pepper pulp, spices, acidulant (citric acid), aromas, natural antioxidants (tocopherols and palmitate ascorbyl) Natural Sweetener (0.005% steviol glycosides) Dye (b-carotene).


Company: Salsas JR
Brand: Salsas JR
Slogan: Special Sauces and Condiments
Origin: Spain
Category: Spreads
Packaging: 135ml
Claims: Light, Gluten Free
Variants: Alionesa, Aligera, Alichurri
Website: salsasjr.com




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Product Spotlight: Tahesta Lite Vinegar Juice


A unique mix of natural fermentation & juice. Featrues antioxidant-rich fibers with low sugar & calories. TAHESTA LITE is very SUITABLE to be consumed every day by anyone. With a fruity aroma and a fresh taste, TAHESTA LITE is perfect for people with an active lifestyle because it can give you extra good energy for the body. TAHESTA LITE is very practical because it is packaged in ready to drink bottles. TAHESTA LITE, Uniquely Cool.

Tahesta Lite is not only fresh and delicious, but it has many benefits, because it is antioxidant-rich and contains fiber. Antioxidants are substances that serve to protect the body from free radical attacks. Antioxidants can suppress cell damage that occurs as a result of free radical oxidation processes.

While fiber is an element that is not less important for the body but often we consume less fiber because of the denseness of the activity and the unbalanced diet. If we consume enough fiber, then digestion will flow smoothly & energy levels will increase.

Fruit Wine, Wine Vinegar.

Nutrition :
Fat: 0.35mg; Protein: 0g; Total Carbohydrates: 17.12g

Per Serving size: 350ml, Calcium (g/mg): 2.97mg, Calcium: 0.42%, Iron (g/mg): 0.003mg, Iron: 0.01%, Magnesium (g/mg): 0.006mg, Magnesium: 0.002%, Potassium (g/mg): 57.75mg, Potassium: 1.65%, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) (g/mg): 106.61mg, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): 177.68%


Company: Tahesta
Brand: Tahesta
Origin: Indonesia
Category: Juice
Packaging: 350ml bottle
Claims: Antioxidants, Low Calorie
Variants: Apple, Grape
Website: tahesta.com





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Product Spotlight: Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars


The Womersley brand was launched by Martin and Aline Parsons from their home, Womersley Hall,    in 1979 and has become one of Yorkshire and England's leading Gourmet Brands.
The home grown specialist herbs and fruits are the key ingredients of our now famous fruit and herb  vinegars and jellies. Martin attributes his expert knowledge of speciality herbs to his family's background.  The Parsons family has lived in Yorkshire for generations and is famous for grand gardens and  horticulture at Nymans in Sussex and Birr Castle in Ireland. Martin's instinctive ability to blend specialist  herbs and sumptuous fruits with vinegar and sugar has created for cooks and chefs a product of such  versatility that they are rightly famous and have won numerous taste awards.



In 2009, Martin and Aline's son, Rupert, took on the privilege of running Womersley. Since doing so,    he has overseen the move to a bespoke new, and larger, premises as well as rebranding the    company image to make the look more inclusive. Rupert says that 'having listened to my father's    glowing testimonials of his own creations over many years, I wanted to find another way of showing how delicious our jellies and vinegars are by displaying beautiful artwork on the outside of the bottle.'



Company: Womersley
Brand: Womersley
Slogan: Botanically Enthused
Origin: UK
Category: Vinegar
Packaging: 100ml, 250ml
Claims: Infused
Varieties  Cherry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Golden Raspberry & Apache Chilli, Blackcurrant & Rosemary, Strawberry & Mint, Lime, Black Pepper & Lavender, Lemon, Basil, Bay & Juniper
Price: £3.39
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: womersleyfoods.co.uk





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