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  1. shsparky


    Thanks for the clarification. I will report back to the various groups I chill with. It is confusing, particularly when, even in this thread, there is conflicting information.
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    However, you specifically stated above (February 8) that kombucha labeled with sugar in parentheses as part of the kombucha would be ok. That completely is the opposite of what Melissa states - that sugar listed at all on the label is not compliant. Can you please clarify?
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    Moderators - if you have any pull with Melissa, I wonder if she would update/clarify, once again the labeling requirements. There is so much discussion, over and over, about sugar labelling - what is used in the fermentation and sugar after/added. I trust the answers I have received from moderators (see above), but honestly, a Facebook thread I was just in (and I quoted your exact words) was shut down because of a discussion about this! If Melissa could concur (or not) that kombucha with parentheses showing sugar in the fermentation is ok, life would be soooo much simpler!
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    Why, oh, why is Kombucha such a perennially confusing topic?! lol. Here is another question: A small production/artisanal kombucha brand, vaguely worded label, but the company is on hand to describe the process of where sugar is used. They describe that the only sugar is in the fermentation - not any added sugar. Is that enough clarification?
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    HA! Sorry, I totally missed your reply (too many repeat pictures!). Thank you so much!
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    I'm not suggesting it's compliant, btw. I'm asking for an opinion as to if it might be considered differently with way the sugar is listed on the ingredients, different from others that usually list sugar as a separate ingredient.
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    There have been exhaustive discussions about compliant kombucha; I have read the articles and understand about sugar in the labeling. I saw this Giant store brand tonight with something completely different than I have ever noticed on a label...the sugar is listed in parentheses as part of the kombucha (as part of the process, I'm guessing?). It doesn't, in my mind, read as an added sugar. What do you think? *BTW, I have only used GT's Kombucha...Just asking here out of curiosity. Posting picture below.
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    Turmeric tea / Golden Milk

    Would it be okay to add a date to sweeten it, or pure date syrup? My inclination would be not okay - but want to clarify.