Frequently Asked Questions
Do you use sugar in any of your products?
No way! We use only raw honey from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for all our products except when making Kombucha. White sugar is necessary for the kombucha SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria & yeast) to help it break the glucose into carbon dioxide and ethanol. Which is nice.
What are your delivery charges?
Our delivery charges are calculated at checkout and are customized according to where you are located. As we are based in Lahore and use a logistics company to bring your order to you, the delivery cost depends on how small or large your order is. For discounts on delivery check out “Discounts & Deals” on our website!
Where do you deliver?
Currently we are delivering only within Pakistan.
Why use white sugar for Kombucha?
Without sugar, Kombucha cannot ferment and white sugar is the easiest to break down. Why not use honey you say? Honey has naturally occurring bacteria which interfere with the SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria & yeast). The good news is that the sugar in Kombucha is for the culture to consume, not for you. When done fermenting, there will be about 2-6 grams per 8 ounce glass of unflavored Kombucha. By contrast, an 8 ounce glass of orange juice has about 24g of sugar. Natural carrot juices have 13g per 8 ounces.
Why does kombucha tastes a little like vinegar?
Kombucha has the same fermentation process that of apple cider vinegar and the vinegar like tastes comes from the production of organic acids during the conversion of alcohol by bacteria. As these acids are synthesized, the kombucha becomes more acidic, lending to a harsher, more bitter flavor as the ferment progresses. If your kombucha has become too vinegary to drink, dilute it with water or keep it at room temperature to help turn it into vinegar which you can later use in salads!
Does it have alcohol?
Every fermented food, those which have yeast in them, have tiny bit of naturally occurring ethanol in them. Even bananas, pears, yogurt and breads have naturally occurring ethanol as yeasts convert sugar to ethanol and carbon dioxide. Kombucha produces trace amounts of alcohol, not added of course, but no you cannot get drunk on kombucha and it is not an alcoholic drink.
Is it safe for my kid?
Children around the world have kombucha but as a parent we advise you to give kombucha to your child at your discretio, keeping in mind their individual allergies, immunity and current health status.
Can I drink it while pregnant?
Although there are no large-scale studies on the effects of drinking kombucha during pregnancy, it may be best to avoid kombucha during pregnancy and breastfeeding because of its small alcohol content, caffeine content and lack of pasteurization.
How often can I take it?
You can start off with 1 cup per day and slowly increase it as you get used to it. Our most dedicated Kombucha lovers finish a bottle a day and even more when you get to love it so much!
How long can I keep it in the refrigerator?
Kombucha fermentation is dormant in the fridge and depending on your taste palate, you can keep it for as long as a month. The longer it stays undisturbed the more vinegar like taste it will acquire.
What is this jelly like disc I see on top of my kombucha bottle?
That is a culture of healthy bacterias and yeasts which form on top of the bottle naturally to protect Kombucha from any foreign bacteria. SCOBYs work in similar ways and since they need oxygen to breath they form at the top of any vessel but of course it takes a few days for it to form. If you see one, you can gobble it down or feed it to your pet!
Why are your nut butters not that sweet as compared to the commercial ones?
We only use honey and don’t use cane sugar.
What are these brown speckles in your peanut butter?
Peanuts have little hearts in their centre and when we batch roast our peanuts, these tiny hearts sometimes get over-roasted that are roasted.
Can diabetics have Cinavanilla Granola?
That’s a very good question! Due to the low glycemic index of our granola and the fact that we use honey to slightly sweeten it, it’s a perfect snack or breakfast option for diabetics. Honey doesn’t spike blood glucose levels drastically and the complex carbs in our granola add soluble fibre which the body takes time to digest, in turn keeping blood sugar levels normal.
How can I consume Cinnavanilla Granola?
We have some exciting ways in which you can add our Granola to different meals of the day. Click here to know more