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NATURALLY CHEEKY REVIEW written by Darwin Foodies

Delicious, refreshing and healthy apple cider vinegar. Probably not the first sentence that comes to mind if you’ve ever tried ACV or looked into it.

Naturally Cheeky Apple Cider Vinegar shrub

My first encounter of ACV was via a colleague at work, who would stink out the office whenever he whipped out his bottle in the office kitchen. You could smell it a mile away and it wasn’t pleasant. I had often wanted to try the stuff, given the much touted health benefits, but couldn’t bring myself to ingest something that smelt like a bag of rotten fruit on a sunny day. The founders of Darwin based startup Naturally Cheeky probably thought the same thing when they created their product, hoping to package up a healthy drink in a more palatable format.

So it was with a little bit of trepidation that I tried the shrubs from Naturally Cheeky. Shrub, in this case, being a traditional (we’re talking hundreds of years ago) blend of fruit juice, herbs, spices and apple cider vinegar. The gals at Naturally Cheeky have taken it a step further and cold press their juices and use natural unprocessed ingredients where possible, with unpasteurised honey being the sweetener of choice.

So how does it taste then? I have to honestly say, I am rarely pleasantly surprised these days, but these things did just that. First and foremost – they taste like a nice fresh juice. There’s a little whiff of vinegar in there, but it’s it’s not that noticeable as it’s well masked by the juice flavours. Think salt and vinegar chips – sounds like a terrible idea, but once you stick it in your mouth it starts to make sense. Coupled with soda water and ice and you have yourself a reaaaally nice drink on a hot Darwin day – which honestly is every bloody day.

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About Darwin Foodies

A group of local food fanatics called Darwin Foodies had an honest try of our product range.

Their food blog was set up to document their food journey in this little city of ours through genuine local reviews and you should totally check their website out for any recommendations on where to go if you’re looking for the best local place to eat or food to try!