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June 21, 2010

Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks Offer Alcohol-Free Alternative to Kombucha Drinks

Santa Bar­bara, CA — June 18th, 2010
Recent devel­op­ments con­cern­ing the pop­u­lar drink, Kom­bucha, has caused its removal from the shelves of lead­ing nat­ural and health food stores nation­wide. Kom­bucha, a pop­u­lar fer­mented, sweet­ened tea bev­er­age sold in nat­ural food stores, are being removed because of con­cerns over ele­vated alco­hol lev­els in the beverage.

Bragg Live Foods Prod­ucts, rec­og­nized as the indus­try leader in the man­u­fac­ture of Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar, recently intro­duced the Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar Drink line of ready-to-drink bev­er­ages, an alcohol-free, Kombucha-like health bev­er­age made with organic ingre­di­ents, includ­ing Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar. The Bragg vine­gar drinks sold in health and nat­ural food stores nation­wide com­pete against tra­di­tional Kom­bucha beverages.

“We believe we have a supe­rior health bev­er­age com­pared to the Kom­bucha drinks.” “Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar Drinks were all for­mu­lated to be alcohol-free, keep­ing the public’s health and safety in mind.” “Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar Drinks are the health­ful, alcohol-free alter­na­tive to the kom­bucha bev­er­ages,” stated Dr. Patri­cia Bragg, CEO and Pres­i­dent of Bragg Live Food Products.

Bragg Live Food Prod­ucts has been a health food indus­try leader since 1912 and has never included alco­hol in any of their nat­ural food prod­ucts.  Com­pany founder’s Patri­cia Bragg and her famous father, Dr. Paul C. Bragg, known as the orig­i­na­tor of health food stores, have taken strong stands against the con­sump­tion of alco­hol due to pub­lic health con­cerns. “Alco­hol con­sump­tion is not a part of the Bragg Healthy Lifestyle phi­los­o­phy,” stated Patri­cia Bragg.

Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar has received much media atten­tion over the past sev­eral years. This past year (Feb­ru­ary 4, 2010) on a spe­cial edi­tion of The Oprah Win­frey Show called Dia­betes – The Silent Killer.  The tele­vi­sion show fea­tured a dis­cus­sion with Oprah, fit­ness guru Bob Greene, and pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion physi­cian Mehmet Oz, M.D. about the health ben­e­fits of Apple Cider Vine­gar in low­er­ing the Glycemic Index of a meal when added to foods, a sci­en­tific mea­sure of how fast car­bo­hy­drate con­tain­ing foods raise blood sugar lev­els.  Low Glycemic Index foods and meals are asso­ci­ated with bet­ter blood sugar and insulin level con­trol for dia­bet­ics and weight con­trol.  Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar was the brand of Apple Cider Vine­gar shown and dis­cussed on the show that would be effec­tive for low­er­ing the Glycemic Index of foods.

Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar Drinks have recently become a very pop­u­lar health bev­er­age among many Hol­ly­wood stars and enter­tain­ers such as Cindy Craw­ford, Megan Fox, Fer­gie, the Beach Boys, Alec Bald­win and Cloris Leach­man.  Pop singer, Katy Perry has pro­claimed Bragg  Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar Drinks as her “secret of secrets” in her singing career.

The Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar Drinks are avail­able in four fla­vors, Orig­i­nal Organic  Apple Cider Vine­gar & Honey, Apple-Cinnamon, Con­cord Grape-Acai, and Gin­ger Spice. Two of  the drinks are cat­e­go­rized as Low Calo­rie and one as Calorie-Free, and are sweet­ened with a new FDA approved nat­ural, non-caloric sweet­ener derived from the leaf of the ste­via herb which grows in South Amer­ica.  Bragg is one of the first com­pa­nies to uti­lize this new nat­ural sweet­ener in a national line of health beverages.

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  1. Make Your Own Kombucha

    Some call it a tea, some call it an elixir, some just call it hard to find. For many,

    it’s a mir­a­cle. It’s been used around the world for hun­dreds of years to help restore

    bal­ance and vitality.

    Comment by wyne — October 30, 2010 @ 1:42 AM

  2. I began using Braggs ACV a lit­tle over a week ago because I have voice prob­lems pos­si­bly due to acid reflux. Twenty five years as a teacher can take a toll on ones voice. I am already see­ing improve­ment in indi­ges­tion, reflux and speaking.

    Comment by craig — January 17, 2011 @ 6:28 PM

  3. I love vine­gar, and apple, what’s not to like? :) It’s deli­cious. I was afraid that the ste­via might make it taste odd, but it doesn’t. I gen­er­ally don’t like ste­via, but I don’t hate it either. It fits in well in this drink.

    Comment by Me — May 3, 2011 @ 5:39 PM

  4. Does Braggs make the stom­ach non acid? How do I bet­ter explain to my son? Thk u

    Comment by jill — September 23, 2011 @ 4:05 PM

  5. Jill,
    Bragg’s does not make the stom­ach non acidic as the stom­ach is a nat­u­rally acidic organ. Does this answer your ques­tion? Bless­ings of Peace, Love and Health to you — Patricia.

    Comment by admin — September 29, 2011 @ 11:11 AM

  6. I really like and appre­ci­ate your article.Really look­ing for­ward to read more. Much obliged.

    Comment by Marilyn Biddle — January 24, 2012 @ 10:04 PM

  7. Oh thank you Mar­i­lyn, bless­ings of health, peace and love to you! Patricia.

    Comment by admin — January 26, 2012 @ 9:08 AM

  8. We brewed our own Kom­bucha for quite some time, but I have to say that I love the ease of ACV drink of honey, cider and water. I have to say it makes me feel great and was a life saver when I chose to give up caf­feine and cof­fee! Thank you for mak­ing such a won­der­ful ver­sa­tile product!

    Comment by Carrie — February 12, 2012 @ 12:57 PM

  9. Oh you’re wel­come Car­rie, bless­ings of health, peace and love to you! Patricia.

    Comment by admin — February 14, 2012 @ 9:16 AM

  10. I have been drink­ing a table­spoon of Bragg’s ACV in 8oz. of ener­gized water for well over 10 years. My body prefers sour rather than sweet so I don’t add honey. I drink this every morn­ing on an empty stomach.

    Comment by Darla — August 2, 2012 @ 8:19 AM

  11. That’s won­der­ful Darla! Bless­ings of Health, Peace and Love to you! Patricia.

    Comment by admin — August 6, 2012 @ 1:45 PM

  12. Your prod­uct is good enough on its own with­out the mean, over-dramatized hype about kom­bucha! The amount of alco­chol in in it is triv­ial, 2–3% max; Lis­ter­ine has ~27%.

    I expect bet­ter from you guys! Take the high road.

    Comment by Casey — October 13, 2013 @ 6:42 AM

  13. Does adding the fruit juice to the apple cider vine­gar void the activ­ity of the pro-biotic?

    Comment by Randy Hill — November 22, 2013 @ 7:46 PM

  14. Hi Randy,

    No, fruit juice will not void pre-biotic activ­ity of Apple Cider Vine­gar. (ACV is a pre-biotic, pro-biotic is slightly different.)

    Christ­mas Bless­ings of Health, Peace and Love!

    Comment by admin — December 13, 2013 @ 1:12 PM

  15. Does just reg­u­lar Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar (not the drink, just the ACV) have any alco­hol con­tent in it? Thank you ☮

    Comment by Ash — December 14, 2013 @ 6:21 AM

  16. Hi Ash,

    Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vine­gar does not con­tain any alco­hol! All Bragg prod­ucts are free of alco­hol, arti­fi­cial col­or­ings, preservatives!

    Christ­mas Bless­ings of Health, Peace & Love!

    Comment by admin — December 18, 2013 @ 9:56 AM

  17. When ever I hear peo­ple cough­ing, I tell them to gar­gle with Braggs Cider vine­gar and fil­tered water. I use it when­ever I feel my sinus or cold begin­ning, and let me tell you I have been blessed with no colds for the whole win­ter last year. Even dur­ing a Bliz­zard. I order your drinks, and many other items thru my health food stores, and in my trav­els I always know where I can find Bragg’s products.

    Comment by MermaidMar16lou — December 23, 2013 @ 6:27 PM

  18. Hello!

    It’s won­der­ful to hear that — Apple Cider Vine­gar is extremely effec­tive in pre­vent­ing and treat­ing sinus related issues. The throat gar­gle is an old favorite, it’s quite effec­tive also mixed with warm salt-water. It is always good to con­tinue your health reg­i­men when trav­el­ing, so I am glad to hear that you are ded­i­cated and take the time to plan ahead for your travels!

    I hope you enjoyed a Healthy, Happy New Year!

    Bless­ings of Health, Peace & Love!

    Comment by admin — January 2, 2014 @ 3:00 PM

  19. How many tea­spoons of ACV are there in each of the Apple Cider Vine­gar drinks?


    Comment by Mickey — August 11, 2014 @ 11:33 PM

  20. Hello Mickey, each drink con­tains 2 table­spoons of Organic Bragg Apple cider Vine­gar. Bless­ings of Health, Peace & Love!

    Comment by admin — August 18, 2014 @ 1:44 PM

  21. Patri­cia,

    When you say your vine­gar is alco­hol free, do you mean 0.00000000% and if so, how do you get it 100% free?

    Comment by Mike — September 7, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

  22. Hi Mike,

    Our vine­gar may con­tain very minute traces of alco­hol, so minute that it is almost unde­tectable! Vine­gar is the next step of alco­hol — to make vine­gar, all alco­hol must con­tinue to com­pletely fer­ment! In other words, there is no appre­cia­ble amount of alco­hol in vine­gar, it is not an alco­holic product.

    For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact our cus­tomer ser­vice depart­ment at 1–800-446‑1990, Mon­day — Fri­day, 8AM — 4PM.

    Bless­ings of Health, Peace & Love!

    Comment by admin — September 8, 2014 @ 2:01 PM

  23. I take kefir and have begun tak­ing ACV. Does one can­cel out the other or can they be taken together. I don’t mean mixed together but one right after the other.

    Comment by Dennis — October 2, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

  24. Hello Den­nis,

    They do not can­cel eachother out, how­ever the vine­gar may cur­dle the kefir — I would rec­om­mend tak­ing them at sep­a­rate times dur­ing the day, or with a buffer of about 30 min­utes to 1 hour. Per­haps drink the ACV upon ris­ing, then have kefir with break­fast later?

    Bless­ings of Health, Peace & Love!

    Comment by admin — October 2, 2014 @ 1:28 PM

  25. Hi, Patri­cia!
    Glad to know that Bragg ACV is alcohol-free. It is hard for me to find other nat­ural unfil­tered ACV here. Most are too clear after being fil­tered. The ben­e­fit of ACV is too good too be true and I am reli­giously con­sum­ing ACV now. I am also using it to improve my dan­druff prob­lem. The result is amazing.

    Thank you!

    Comment by Siti — October 25, 2014 @ 4:36 AM

  26. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I’m writ­ing to say how great your apple cider vine­gar and drinks are! I use your ACV on my hair and love your gin­ger and lime drinks! Given the hol­i­days, I’m on a tight bud­get but would love to keep buy­ing your drinks reg­u­larly! I’d very much appre­ci­ate any coupons you can share with me!

    Thank you again for mak­ing such high qual­ity, great tast­ing drinks!
    Natalie Thomp­son
    1351 Perry Pl NW
    Wash­ing­ton DC 20010

    Comment by Natalie Thompson — December 3, 2015 @ 4:36 AM

  27. Hello Natalie, Thank you for using our prod­ucts. We do not have any coupons avail­able, but there are many online venues that sell our prod­ucts at dis­counted rates. You can look on Ama­zon, Vita­cost and oth­ers. Also, local retail­ers will reg­u­larly run sales.

    Comment by admin — December 7, 2015 @ 1:14 PM

  28. Hello, what if I added an addi­tional tbsp of brags ACV to the Bragg’s grape and apple drinks ?…would it change the ph lev­els too much, or can you never have too much of it?
    Thank you

    Comment by Joan — December 30, 2015 @ 5:16 AM

  29. That’s fine. It will not harm you.

    Comment by admin — January 12, 2016 @ 3:12 PM

  30. […] and it isn’t ‘hor­ri­ble’ as I have heard sev­eral times.  Next time I see some Bragg’s ACV drinks, I’ll give those a try.  As far as kom­bucha goes, though, I am no longer afraid of the […]

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