Josh Scherer’s Favorite “Healthy” Soda

Welcome to Mythical Kitchen Picks, the series in which the culinary experts from Mythical Kitchen tell you all about their favorite foods and ingredients. Last week, Vianai Austin talked all about the power of bouillon. Today, the one and only Mythical Chef himself, Josh Scherer, reveals his favorite probiotic beverage. Read on to find out what Josh is sipping on when he wants to curb his soda cravings while giving his gut a boost. 

Josh’s Pick: Olipop Classic Root Beer

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Credit: Liv Averett / Mythical Entertainment / Target

I once went to a farmer’s market where a dreadlocked white woman was pouring shots of stank-ass fermented yogurt sludge, and she asked me to guess how many probiotics were in a single shot. Simply wanting to be done with the interaction, I blurted out “I dunno, 12?” She screamed, ”SEVEN BILLION!” That is when I found out I have no idea what a probiotic is, and also that some free samples are not worth the awkward social interactions. Luckily I don’t ever have to find out what a probiotic is because, thanks to Olipop, PRObiotics are out, and PREbiotics are in! Olipop is a prebiotic soda and, despite the fact that I also don’t know what prebiotic means and I refuse to google it, I can’t stop drinking this stuff. It’s got post-ironic retro branding, there are 9 grams of fiber in each can, it has about 30% the calories of a normal soda, and it tastes GOOD! I’ve tried a majority of the flavors at this point, but I keep coming back to the classic root beer. Friendship ended with kombucha; now Olipop is my best friend. 

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