GIVEAWAY: Kvass Sampler Pack

kvass sampler

Like kombucha, kvass is an ancient fermented beverage known for promoting optimal health. First mentioned in Old Russian Chronicles in 989, kvass is the most common non-alcoholic beverage drunk in Slavic countries. It has been said that throughout its history, it has (in some places and times) been more popular than water. Visit any major city in any Slavic country today, and chances are you’ll see kvass vendors on the street.

Like beer, Kvass can turn quite foamy, particularly when made from rye. Veggie kvass ferments tend to simply be fizzy. A refreshing thirst-quencher, a tonic for digestion, a probiotic, and a powerful detoxifier, kvass has deserved its prominent place in Slavic cultures.

Because I believe so firmly in the power of living, fermented foods to help heal the gut and transform health, I’m pleased to be giving away 6 bottles of kvass this week (in varieties of your choosing)!

One of my sponsors, Zukay Live Foods, has created a new line of Kvass beverages, including:

  • Beet Kvass
  • Beet Ginger Kvass
  • Carrot Ginger Kvass
  • Veggie Medley Kvass

If you’ve never tried kvass, I think you’ll want to. It has a very rich, full-bodied flavor and isn’t nearly as acidic as kombucha. Mildly sweet, salty, and pleasantly tart — that’s how I’d describe it.

What You’ll Win

Your choice of 6 Zukay Kvass drinks.

How to Enter

Leave a separate comment for each of the following possible ways to enter.

1. The first step to entering the contest is to click on the link below. You’ll be taken to the Zukay Live Foods website, where you can check out their entire line of naturally fermented, probiotic dressings, salsas, and drinks. Then, come back here and leave a comment letting me know which products/flavors you’re most interested in trying.

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Now, leave a comment below. That’s good for one entry. For additional chances to win, do any of the following:

2. Blog about this giveaway and link back to this page on your blog. Comment below with the link. (1 extra entry)

3. Sign up for my email updates or RSS feed. Leave a comment below telling me that you signed up. You will also get an entry if you already subscribe — be sure to leave a comment! (1 extra entry)

4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Be sure to include the URL to this page in your tweet. Click the Twitter icon button at the bottom of the post, or you can use the following tweet: “Don’t enter to win the FREE Zukay Kvass sampler pack! I want these delicious drinks all to myself.” Leave a comment telling me that you followed & tweeted. (1 extra entry)

5. Email 5 friends about the giveaway, with a link to this page. Leave a comment below telling me that you did. (1 extra entry)

6. Stumble this post and leave me a comment telling me that you did. (1 extra entry)

7. LIKE my newly created Facebook page and share about the giveaway on Facebook, linking to this post. (2 extra entries!)

There are a total of 8 possible entries!

Questions? Comment below.

This contest will end Sunday, November 28thth at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be announced the following Monday. Please note this contest is only open to those with U.S. shipping addresses.



  1. lisamarie says

    I subscribe to your blog. Though I would personally like Veggie Kvass, I really need to ry somebody’s Beet Kvass as the one I am making at home just tastes like beet water!

  2. michele says

    I would love to try all 4 of the drink flavors, the sweet onion basil dressing, and the mild salsa. They all look soo good!

  3. says

    Ooooh I had no idea that kvass could be made with such different ingredients! I’d like to try them all! I’ve been wanting to try a bunch of their products but just haven’t yet.

  4. Leah says

    I want to try all of the drinks! They carry everything else at my local coop but not the drinks! I keep checking and checking but they have yet to show up.

    I’m a little confused though, is it really $30 for 6 bottles? That’s pretty expensive!

  5. Jennifer says

    Wow – Zukay has really expanded their line since I first took a look at them. I only knew about the salad dressings. I’d love to try the Dill Horseradish relish (I guess the most, though the Hot Salsa is also very tempting!)

  6. Sarah Faith says

    I would love to try the plain beet version and compare it to my homemade one. I’ve never had a “real” one so I don’t know if I did it right!

  7. MaryJoan says

    Oh, these look great! I would like to try the drinks in beet, veggie medley, and carrot ginger. The dressings that I’d like to try would be the red pepper cilantro, the cucumber mint, and the tomato provencal. Thanks for the opportunity to win the drinks!

  8. Chelsea W says

    I would love to try the Kvass sampler pack…i am always staring at the recipe in nourishing traditions, but havent gotten the courage to try to make it yet.

  9. JLynn says

    I would LOVE to win this as I am just learning about fermented foods and would like to try some of these that I have never heard of!

  10. Tammy R. says

    Even though I make my own salad dressings, I would really like to try the tomato pepper pesto dressing. Sounds delicious!

  11. Sarah says

    I picked up a couple of their dressings at the co-op last week, and we love them on rice and beans, salad, eggs… I look forward to trying more of them.

  12. Holly says

    While most of it looks tasty, the FIRST thing I would want to try would be the tomato provencal salad dressing. I searched and there are no stores within 100 miles of me.

  13. JenZ says

    I’m interested in trying all of the flavors! If I had to pick just one, I’d probably go with beet since that is the traditional flavor. I had no idea there were any others!

  14. Pogonia says

    I’m stuck in a rut with salad dressing…I’d love the six pack sampler, one of each. If I had to pick just one flavor it would probably be the Tomato Pepper Pesto.

  15. says

    Man these are some awesome exciting flavors! They sound lime they are just bursting with flavor!! Mmm… Red Pepper/ Cilantro & the Tomato Provencal Dressings sound stupendously delicious!! I never sampled Kvass, but it sounds outrageously healthy and I’d love to give it a whirl

  16. Maggie Henry says

    Liked you on FB and getting your news letter. Hope all goes well as you eat your way back and the problems go away! Nourshing Traditions is an awesome resource.

  17. Lori says

    The drinks (kvass) sound good! I also think the salsa and the salad dressings sound good. I don’t know that I would like the relishes….I would love to try the drinks to see how they would do for me, to see how I would feel from using them, and to see if this is an item I’d like to add to my diet. I know I would love the probiotic affect.
    I already ‘like’ you on facebook and I recieve your newsletter.
    I don’t know how to enter otherwise.
    Thanks for having these giveaways!

  18. Tara McGinnis says

    I really want to try the ginger carrot and raw ginger beet kvass. They look yummy. Please enter me in the contest.

  19. Megan L says

    I’m so excited for this give-away! I’ve had them on my list to try for a few weeks now… I think they all sound great. I’ve tried making beet kvass, but don’t get a fizzy drink. Thanks for the chance at trying them!
    I’ve also forwarded on your blog link to 5 friends :)
    Thanks Kristen!

  20. Trevor says

    Thanks for making it aware to this product. Their relishes look to be very interesting so I’d like to try those. The Veggie Medley Kvass looks tasty too. It looks like the only way to get these items to me would be via their site and not a store. Living in CO is not always the best location in this regard. ;o)

  21. Michelle says

    Went to the site and think I’d like to try the carrot ginger drink. But I’ve never seen this brand’s products before and they all look good.

  22. says

    I follow you on twitter, “like” you on FB, and subscribe to your blog. I think the Veggie Kvass would be the best choice for me since beets and ginger really aren’t my thing. THANKS!

  23. lisa says

    I would love to win the Beet Kvass – I have tried to make this myself but it never works. I am also a subscriber! thanks 😉

  24. PeonyJen says

    Neat! I’ve only tried GT kombucha and have never heard of Kvasses. Of course, I’d love to try each flavor, but am most intrigued by the dressings. I have poor gut health and need to get healthy…

  25. Tara says

    After visiting their website I’d really like to try the beet kvass simply since the one we made tasted like dirt, lol. Or the beet or carrot with ginger love ginger. Also, I subscribe to your blog and liked you on facebook.

  26. says

    I am already receiving your eNL, and am I ever glad! WOW! I never heard of Kvass, but they ALL sounds so delicious! I LOVE fresh, raw drinks, and as a person with multiple autoimmune diseases, I know that they give me energy and just make my body ‘feel better’. I would love to try any of the Kvass. Yeehaw!

  27. Jill says

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to try Kvass. I drink kombucha throughout my day. I would like to try Kvass now. Thanks for having such a cool giveaway. I didn’t even realize that there was a bottled Kvass product on the market. I wonder where it can be found.

  28. says

    Wow! I love that site/company. What a great idea. I would like to try the regular Beet Kvass, because I have been wanting to make it, but wanted to try it first, and the veggie medley, because, well, who doesn’t like a medley of veggies?

    Hope I win!

  29. says

    I’d love to try the Beet/Ginger Kvass … I’ve made Beet before at home and LOVE it, but didn’t know you could flavor it! Sounds delish.
    I’m also an RRS subscriber. Thanks for the chance, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  30. Terry Godfrey says

    I’d like to try it all especially the beet kvasses since I sometimes make my own at home and sometimes they don’t taste very good!

  31. says

    I’d like to try the carrot ginger kvass. I’ve read about it in Eat fat, Lose fat, but haven’t tried making it yet. I need refreshing beverage options to get me off soda!

  32. says

    Just signed up to get your email updates. I’d love to try the beet kvass or perhaps the ginger beet – I spent my early childhood in Russia but I’ve forgotten what kvass tastes like and had no idea it was available in the US. I’m very curious!

  33. says

    Perhaps the veggie medley kvass would be be closer to the traditional Russian kvass, though… I’d love to share some with my parents to see if it tastes like what they’re used to from their Russian days of youth.

  34. jessica says

    these products look really good and i hope i win the chance to try them as i live in alaska and haven’t seen them anywhere yet. i make my own kombucha and was directed here through some kombucha research:)

  35. Sandy in Verrmont says

    I want to try the Raw Beet Kvass, and definitely the Carrot Ginger..!!! We grow, preserve and sell to area Restaurants.. relishes and salsas from our Juliet Tomatoes, and our pestos have really taken off. I take probiotics and would love a “yummy” source rather than pill form…I think I have just found it…!!!!!!

  36. Sandy in Verrmont says

    I have DEFINITELY signed up for your e-mails..My daughter found you sight and sent me the face book link to yo yesterday….!!!!!

  37. Sandy in Verrmont says

    This is interesting..I just got on Stumbled Upon..yesterday for the first time..and had not gotten to your sight yet…but now I can link directly and forward to health conscious friend and to my children so they and my granddaughters have more options for healthy eating…Thanx for caring…

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