It was huge in the 18th Century.

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If you’re tired of coconut water and have switched from kale smoothies, to blue juices, back to kale smoothies again, this might be the next super-elixir headed to your circuit.

Switchel (sounds like a dating app but that’s what it’s called) is the thirst-quenching concoction that’s been touted as the “next kombucha”. Not because it’s like kombucha, really, but because it’s a thing that’s about to be *the* thing.

The cloudy, amber-hued concoction contains ginger, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and water, and is nicknamed ‘haymaker’s punch’, because it was like, all the rage with farmers back in the 1800s. (Trends go in cycles, as we all know.)

Apparently, it’s intensely hydrating – thanks to all the electrolytes its packing – and thus, is a source of sodium, calcium and potassium.

As for the taste? Well, we’re yet to try, so we’ll get back to you on that one shortly.


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