Kombucha What?

T.G.I.F. Everyone! I’m so glad for it to be the weekend! I have a few things to really look forward to this weekend, so I’m more than ready enough to get started.


I was dying to get some sun today, so I went out for lunch with a couple of my friends from work. We stopped by Cooks Fresh Market, which is a deli and specialty foods store downtown. I was in the mood for a few different things, so I went with the steak salad and posole verde soup with chicken and pork.

Their steak salad isn’t as good as the one from Mod Market, but still one of my faves. It comes with mixed greens, red onions, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, and, of course, STEAK! I am a carnivore who accepts the need for veggies 😛

steak salad

The soup was great and had a great mix of hominy, veggies, and small chunks of meat + a small slice of a whole wheat baguette.

Cooks Fresh

The food was good and all, but I was really drawn to this crazy concoction:


Cherry Chia Kombucha. If you don’t see anything weird in the above photo, maybe this closer image will help.


I had never really heard of kombucha before, but I remember seeing one of these bad boys on a blog entry from Allie at Live Laugh Eat and thought it looked pretty cool. I like chia seeds, so I figured I would give it a try. It was pretty good! It tasted kind of like a sour cherry jello that you didn’t put in the fridge for long enough.

As much as I enjoyed it, I did not enjoy the price tag. It was $4. I probably will not be buying this again. It also kinda freaked me out because I am one of those special people with trypophobia, an unofficial “phobia” of clustered holes, dots, bumps, you get the picture. Or let me show you..





For the sake of the blog world, I have sufficiently disgusted myself until I hit publish and don’t have to look at these pictures anymore. If you got feelings of significant discomfort, itchy skin, or nausea from looking at these, you probably have trypophobia. According to an article on the Popular Science website, it isn’t considered a real phobia because the

“American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders says must interfere “significantly with the person’s normal routine”.

Most people, like me, function just fine in life. The thing is, looking at pictures like above or even things in normal life really creeps me the f*ck out. Like for real. I don’t like seeing goosebumps on my arms, water droplets on my windshield, clusters of bubbles in foam, and things of that sort. I don’t walk around telling people this because I can function just fine, it just really disturbs me while I’m looking at it.

So how do I eat chia seeds? When they’re dry or in my oatmeal, it just looks like scattered grains. In the kombucha…notsomuch.


I ran a light 2.7 miles with Quynh today after work, and it was what I needed to wake myself up and get this weekend started!

Be Thankful Challenge

Today I am thankful for *finally* dressing appropriately to run outside. It made a big difference and I enjoyed myself much more.

Ok, I’m off to get ready for a going away dinner, so until next time! Have a great start to your weekend!


12 thoughts on “Kombucha What?

  1. I’ve heard about Kombucha, but i just haven’t had the chance to try it out yet. I can’t believe how expensive it is, but I do want to try it…maybe just once. Haha.

    I like your Be Thankful Challenge. Today, I am thankful that my exam is over and I get to play with my new camera.

    Also, congrats on your run. It’s great that you have a running partner! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  2. I’ve never heard of someone not like clustered round things! I’ve tried Kombucha before but actually do not like it at all!! I can’t stand seeing the weird cultures floating around at the bottom! I’m glad you enjoyed it though…I seem to be the odd-one out as a lot of my friends drink it!

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  4. Hi Lena
    Nice lunch! I’m a fellow trypophobic and I just did a blog post about it. I then decided I would search to see if anyone else had done any posts about it and found yours! You’re braver than me though, I couldn’t even include any of THOSE images in my post, hehe. I am getting an urge to go and find a steak salad somewhere now though…

  5. Oh my I LOVE Kombucha! I tried the kombucha with chia seeds for the same reason that you did and was a little grossed out by the texture. If you do decide to give Kombucha another try go for the GT Synergy Trilogy flavor. It’s definitely the best one 🙂

  6. Great post, Fit! I have some trouble “getting it” with the holes and patterns thing, but after looking at your photos I started getting nervous myself 🙂 Just what I need! I’ll never look at these sorts of things the same way again. Try looking at sago palm seeds–oh never mind, Don’t!

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