Kombucha is a fermented, fizzy, and slightly sour drink that has grown in popularity with health-conscious individuals who enjoy fizz, but are looking for alternatives to processed beverages packed with sugar and artificial flavours. Kombucha is made from sweet tea and scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts) which convert sugar into an acid to give the drink its bubbly and sour taste.

Shoshauna and Will Routley, two retired professional athletes, discovered this drink while racing in the US and found it fit in well with their active and healthy lifestyle. Seeing a gap in the Canadian kombucha market, the couple decided to create their own craft kombucha company in Abbostford, BC called Healthy Hooch Kombucha. Their beverages are created in state of the art facilities and are 100% organic — containing all locally sourced ingredients.

Shoshauna and Will both have a deep-rooted appreciation for Nature. Will grew up in the mountains of Whistler and Shoshauna in the Fraser Valley. They have said that if they could spend all day outside in nature they would. In order for future generations to be able to enjoy nature in the same way that they have, the Routley’s have decided to contribute to nature’s preservation.

This spring, Healthy Hooch Kombucha released a new seasonal passion fruit flavoured kombucha and is donating 5% of total proceeds to The Nature Trust of BC.

We want to thank Healthy Hooch Kombucha for choosing The Nature trust of BC to receive their donations and for choosing to help contribute to the conservation of threatened ecosystems and biodiversity across British Columbia.

We also want to highlight the incredible artwork done by Emily Lemoine on the label of the new seasonal passion fruit Kombucha. This watercolour painting of a mother bear and her cub is a beautiful reminder that animals have a right to thrive and exist in wild spaces just as much as we do.