Also known as purple yam, its bright hue has made it a breakout flavour for vegan ice cream, cupcakes and bubble tea. But, aesthetically pleasing though it may be, it won’t make hipster junk food any healthier.
Sift out the marketing and this is what you’re left with: a breakfast cereal that’s 20% sugar (compared to 17% for Coco Pops). It has more fibre, but so does a peanut butter sandwich. We know which we’d choose.
A fizzy, funky-tasting tipple with 10g of sugar and a similar ABV to a regular beer. “A recent review found little evidence of kombucha’s health benefits in human trials,” says Pinho. Why not just have a beer?