Wednesday, July 22, 2009

You can't even taste the bacteria!

"I have spent the past years developing newer and better food additives. I guess I missed a lot." — Clark W. Griswold

Indeed, and just as you might admire Clark's greenwalls, you can now admire green teas and more with a brand new additive! Flavonoids, after all, are sooooo 2007. And theanine is totally last year's BFD. Today, Red Mango — a growing brand of yogurt — announced a new line of bottled teas with (drum roll please) added probiotics.

These are, of course, biotics who've gone pro. In this case, that means the three flavors of Red Mango teas — Lemonocity (Lemonade Green Tea), Mysteaque (Vanilla Black Tea) and Fanteasia (Wildberry Hibiscus Tea) — will not just contain all the natural goodness of the tea plant, they'll also contain GanedenBC30, "a patented strain of probiotic shown to help support the immune system and regulate the digestive system." So you know when you have the flu or some sort of gut ailment and the doctors (or your mother) tell you to eat yogurt to replace the "good bacteria" in your intestines? That's what this is. It's like drinking yogurt, only it's no doubt a significantly more pleasurable experience than "drinkable yogurt," one of the 21st century's Top 10 Worst Food Ideas.

Me, I'll stick with yogurt on my granola in the mornings. And a hearty cup of assam.

1 comment:

  1. maybe we can taste good bacteria after all, they taste a little sweet/sour/tangy, and I love it! :D It's absolutely wonderful that getting probiotics mean eating and drinking tasty foods :)