We’ve talked about Genki-Su before, but only about their concentrated drinking vinegar. Now they’ve decided to make a ready-to-drink version, Japanese Tart Tonic – and they’re launching it on Kickstarter.
This all-natural, sparkling beverage is made from coconut vinegar and flavored with fresh Japanese fruits. Better still, none contain artificial flavors, extracts, preservatives, or even added sugar. At 4-7 calories per serving, the tonic will come in three flavors:
Yuzu, the Japanese citrus fruit whose flavor closely resembles a grapefruit. Yuzu contains three times the vitamin C of lemons!
Shiso, a Japanese herb with bright flavors of strawberry, plum, citrus and mint. This flavor is for you if you’re looking for a crisp and clean taste.
Hawaiian Ginger, a subtype of white ginger that’s juicy and flavorful. Hawaiian ginger is pickled in coconut vinegar for a month to bring this tangy, sweet vinegar to life.
The name Genki-Su comes from two Japanese words: Genki (meaning energetic) and Su (meaning vinegar). They believe that life should be enjoyed with passion and vitality. And in Japan, the tradition of drinking vinegar goes back thousands of years. It is more popular now than ever because it’s packed with health benefits, so they’re excited to bring it to the states.
Genki-Su’s team is ready to launch Japanese Tart Tonic, but in order to begin production, bottling companies require a minimum run of 20,000 bottles. The funding goal covers their first run of the tonic and all production costs, and the rewards are delicious indeed.
Want to see this tonic in your grocery store or restaurant? Help fund their Kickstarter!