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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.

To see video presentation on the Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drink line go to

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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

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  31. Hello there I have been looking 4 Apple cider viniger (Bragg product)bt I haven’t find it in out stores where can i real find it here in South Africa bcz I don’t want 2 use d wrong 1 plz help m plz thank you…

    Comment by nonkuh — August 31, 2016 @ 4:56 AM

  32. Please, contact customer service at

    Comment by admin — August 31, 2016 @ 5:04 PM

  33. Will cooking or heating ACV in drinks kill the mother or any benefits it has? I also like to make my own wine; would adding ACV add any benefits or does the alcohol kill or cancel these out? Love your product, many ACV’s don’t have the mother and are over processed. Thanks, and God bless

    Comment by Arlene — September 4, 2016 @ 1:26 PM

  34. You can purchase a Bragg book about ACV at

    Comment by admin — September 6, 2016 @ 9:31 AM

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  36. Are there benefits for my 1 year old to drink ACV daily, or should I only give to him occasionally when he is sick? He suffers from daycare viruses, and coughs at night.

    Also, are there benefits of ACV for blood type O, A or B?

    Comment by Kathleen — January 11, 2017 @ 6:45 AM

  37. Many people have provided testimonials about how they don’t get colds when they take a Tbsp of Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar daily. One Physician Assistant states in Bragg’s book “Apple Cider Vinegar” that “a virus couldn’t survive in an acidic environment.” But, if you have any questions or problems, please see your doctor.

    Comment by admin — January 11, 2017 @ 8:38 AM

  38. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is safe to take during and after pregnancy. It helps to rid the body of toxins and may even help with any complications that may arise or have arisen with the pregnancy. It supports regularity and promotes digestion.

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  40. Are your flavored apple cider drinks made “the mother”?

    Comment by Rachel Morreale — January 17, 2017 @ 2:03 PM

  41. The drinks are pasteurized, so the mother is not present in the apple cider vinegar. Even so, the acidic acid is still effective in stabilizing blood sugar. Blessings

    Comment by admin — January 18, 2017 @ 9:39 AM

  42. Can I drink ACV if I have stomach ulcers

    Comment by Rebecca Gary — January 30, 2017 @ 10:39 AM

  43. Please ask your doctor.

    Comment by admin — February 1, 2017 @ 9:12 AM

  44. What are ways to drink the ACV so it won’t taste bad?

    Comment by Sandy Siwanowicz — February 3, 2017 @ 5:22 AM

  45. Honey. For more suggestions, you can purchase our Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar book at

    Comment by admin — February 7, 2017 @ 9:59 AM

  46. Will bringing the vinegar to a boil or warming it in a double boiler destroy the nutrients?

    Comment by Marina — February 4, 2017 @ 7:24 PM

  47. Yes. Blessings

    Comment by admin — February 7, 2017 @ 9:55 AM

  48. I was given two bottles of the Bragg’s Organic drink and loved them! Several of my co-workers are taking the Bragg’s Organic Vinegar with the “mother” in it, and wondered if the drinks contain the “mother”? If not, would one want to add it to the drink? Also, how many of the drinks should someone consume during a day? Is too much vinegar bad for you? Thank you! A “newbie” to the Bragg’s vinegar…loving it!

    Comment by Terry — February 10, 2017 @ 11:29 AM

  49. I’m a recovering alcoholic. I also am a health nut! Yep! It’s true. I want to try your ACVas a morning fat burning supplement. Can I be assured it’s safe for me being that I’m allergic to alcohol?

    Comment by Ron — March 7, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

  50. We can’t give any such guarantees!!! Please, speak to your doctor.

    Comment by admin — March 7, 2017 @ 10:39 AM

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    Thanks for sharing the ideas with us. Carry on!!! Will your site be more informative and more useful to your red?

    Megan Ann, MBA

    Comment by Megan Ann — March 10, 2017 @ 9:00 PM

  52. Thank you. Blessings for Health and Wellness!!

    Comment by admin — March 14, 2017 @ 11:35 AM

  53. How much apple cider vinegar is contained in each bottle of your line of all natural apple cider vinegar drinks? Is it more than 2 tablespoons? Thank you.

    Comment by Nita — March 29, 2017 @ 7:23 AM

  54. Approximately 2 tbsp. Blessings!

    Comment by admin — March 29, 2017 @ 9:10 AM

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  57. I agree! Blessings!

    Comment by admin — October 3, 2017 @ 9:48 AM

  58. where can i possibly buy the product pls.

    Comment by federico lamarroza jr — November 14, 2017 @ 1:41 PM

  59. If you go to our store locator you can search specific products at a store near you or you can buy online!

    Comment by admin — November 27, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

  60. great post

    Comment by organic raw kombucha tea — April 26, 2018 @ 12:47 AM

  61. Hi,
    I can not drink alcohol for my religion , I bought Organic Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is this 100% alcohol free I mean not even .000001% alcohol ?


    Comment by Harun Rashid — May 5, 2018 @ 8:53 PM

  62. We can guarantee that the alcohol level of the ACV has an alcohol level less than .05%, but are unable to guarantee how much less, as each batch of apple cider vinegar may vary slightly in its alcohol content.

    Comment by admin — May 10, 2018 @ 11:26 AM

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