I wonder how much of the health benefits of Kombucha are simply that it's the first small beer on store shelves since the rise of the modern soda? Humanity survived / co-evolved on small beers for millenia before it found other water filtration options. It's past time for a small beer revolution to bring the category back and it's weird that a vinegar tea is leading the pack. Bring back the proper small beer non-soda Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Sasparilla drinks you cowards!
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.