I've no doubt that many of the claims of healthy benefits of probiotic-rich kombucha tea are true, but the drink can be an acquired taste, to put it mildly. So I was pleasantly surprised when I first tasted Live Soda ($3 per bottle), a kombucha-based drink made with natural ingredients. The kombucha imparts a barely perceptible aftertaste; other than that, it's like drinking any high-quality, organic soda made with just a few fair-trade ingredients. While I'm not a huge soda drinker, it's nice to feel like I am doing something good for myself whenever I feel like having a treat, especially since each bottle is only 40 calories. Live Soda is available in six flavors; find it at a store near you.
— Leta Shy, associate editor