Friday, April 20, 2012

The Ginger People: Ginger Soother

As I said in this post, I have been drinking an unusually large amount of ginger-themed beverages lately. Most of them have been carbonated ginger ales, though, and I was excited to give something a little bit different a try. And I'm glad that The Ginger People's Ginger Soother is that something new, because I really like it.

The Ginger Soother is a simple ginger beverage with honey and lemon that is intended to soothe the stomach. The ingredients are very simple: water, honey, ginger juice, and lemon juice. There is nothing more to it than that, and this natural approach really shows through in the taste, as everything tastes very true to the source. Originally, I was a little bit concerned about the potential strength of the Ginger Soother, as there is a relatively large amount of ground ginger included in the drink. It's not that I mind the spiciness of strong, fresh ginger, but the specificity of the taste can sometimes make opening such a beverage a bit of a daunting task. 

However, unlike many other ginger drinks that contain sedimentary material, the ginger is ground into a very fine, almost powder-like substance. When shaken, the particles mix into the beverage to create a homogeneous, opaque liquid that is not nearly as spicy as I was expecting. In fact, it is quite pleasant, and the tiny solids floating in the beverage are really just barely noticeable. The sweetness of the honey cuts the bite of the ginger perfectly, and makes the Ginger Soother easy to drink without compromising the natural flavor of the ginger. Everything about this drink is just very well-balanced. All of the flavors work very well together, and the concoction is diluted just enough to give the drink a thin consistency without sacrificing the very natural taste of any of the ingredients. And, true to the stated goal of the beverage, it is very soothing and pleasant to the stomach.

In short, The Ginger People really know what's up.

Verdict: Highly recommended

Purchased: Whole Foods Market [Greenville, SC]
Size: 12 fl. oz. [355mL]
Price: Somewhere around $1.99

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