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Our exclusive fermentation process produces
an effervescent punch and smooth refreshing
finish you’ll find in no other organic
fermented beverage!

Promote health. Connect community. Celebrate gratitude. At Booch Organic Kombucha, we believe that healthy beverages are the basis for vibrant living. We use kombucha, the ancient elixir of yesteryear, to heal gut disturbances, one bottle at a time. We are committed to food security, socially responsible business practices, and to nourishing our community.


Shannon Kamins and Shawn Slade met in April 2009 at a fitness facility where they both worked. Recently married, they share interests in physical activity, health, and nutrition.

After graduating with a degree in Health Science from Western University, Shannon was diagnosed with celiac disease. Bloating, sharp pains, and discomfort signaled that gluten and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) were becoming a problem. Her passion and advocacy for good gut health led her to earn a certificate in Food Security from Ryerson University and later join Weston A Price Foundation, where she continued learning about the effects traditional diets have on our bodies.

Shawn, a certified holistic health coach, worked with clients to help them achieve their fitness and health goals and to heal their digestive disturbances. Fermented vegetables, Shannon’s homebrewed kombucha, and fermentation workshops were part of his holistic approach to wellness. After 10 years of teaching and personal training, Shawn earned his Master’s of Science degree in Health Promotion at Western University and is currently completing his PhD in Health Promotion.

From oats and cabbage to kombucha—Shannon and Shawn have become experts in the ancient art and modern science of not only food fermentation, but ayurveda, herbalism, and many ancient healing arts.

Their love for kombucha, as well as for cultivating community, spreading knowledge, and supporting local organic food systems led the two to open Booch Organic Kombucha (aka Booch), which is operated with eco-regenerative and sustainable business practices… and lots of love!

Booch, as Shannon and Shawn believe, has become a solution to fast-paced lives, where kitchen time needed to prepare traditional fermented foods is scarce. They’re putting their passion to practice and brewing their authentic, small batch, craft kombucha locally in the Forest City for communities across Ontario to enjoy.

Why Drink Booch

Booch Organic Kombucha is hand-crafted with love and care, using only the best quality local, organic, and fairly-traded ingredients. Read all about our ancient elixir:
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    "I feel my energy levels revive after a bottle of Booch!"

    - Rob

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    "Best kombucha I have ever had! Have yet to try another I like better. Love the seasonal flavours; they are my favourite."

    - Paula Lefor

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    Booch is a favourite at Plant Matter Kitchen—in the bottle and now on tap! Serving this probiotic tonic on tap provides our customers with a flavour surprise each week and a new way to enjoy this bubbly, healthy, and local beverage. Whether enjoyed with lunch or dinner, in a cocktail for festive events, or in a growler to go—Booch’s wildly popular and rotating seasonal flavours always sell out very quickly at PMK. The fruit-infused blends are a popular crowd-pleaser and the Organic Beet Apple Ginger blend is #1 for PMK co-founder Glenn. We’re so proud to support Booch in any way we can at PMK, from our staff wearing Booch's tees while serving, to selling the original 7 line-up, to using Booch in our recipes, to now providing our customers with Booch on tap!

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    "I enjoy going into the retail location for bottle refills and seeing all the exciting flavours available. Customer service is always with a smile no matter how many bottles one brings in."

    - Rob Galajda

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    "Totally love Booch, I feel great since I started drinking it! Very pleased, thank you"

    - Denise

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    "I look forward to going to visit Booch. I love the staff and how friendly and outgoing they are. My kids loving coming with me, because the staff always engages them and tells them they are funny! Booch is the best kombucha out there. The ever changing flavours are great for someone like me because I get bored. Your flavour combos are SOOO delish!"

    - Amy Harris

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    "I am writing to tell you just how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your kombucha! I stumbled upon it on a hot day in Sobeys where I saw it among the Bolthouse smoothies I sometimes buy. I decided to try the raspberry and I have been hooked ever since. I have severe stomach issues and I don't digest much—combined with pain, finding a way to stay hydrated and nourished is a big challenge. BUT, your Booch has done wonders for me. I'm sure you get great positive feedback all the time, but suffice to say, I credit kombucha with helping to save my life. Seriously. The ease of which my body accepts it and the amazing clarity in thought that it provides has set me on a new path to gaining some health back. Without being dramatic, I was not expected to live. Finding Booch and using it as the steady staple in my diet has done wonders that could fill pages. I thank you for the great work you have done!"
    - Dawn R.

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    "Booch is amazing and makes me feel great! Thanks for making such an amazing drink!"

    - Rebecca Chantler

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    "The best kombucha I have ever had, bar none. Such a creative selection of flavours that change with the seasonal products available. I've been Booched for life!"

    - Lorraine Borowski

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    "Booch has replaced pop and my expensive probiotics. I love your product!"

    - Heather Wilson

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    "I love your kombucha the best! I have gained more energy, started losing weight and my digestion issues have dissipated."

    - Kathleen Lafrenie

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    "You are such a wonderful company! Both my daughter and I have loved you since the first time we sampled Booch at the Covent Garden market a few years ago. We love trying all the new seasonal flavours and keeping our fridge stocked!"

    - Shelley Stockie

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    "It is an extra bonus that this magical brew is local, organic, and hand crafted! I love trying your in house flavours!"

    - Devon

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    As for the Booch on tap, it's definitely a talking point for folks who already enjoy Booch but haven't tried it on tap before! They get wonderfully excited to try it in a new format, and it's great for people who are used to your traditional flavours and haven't had a chance to visit your storefront for the more unique varieties. As I'm sure you know, residents within OEV love to see local businesses supporting each other, and the partnership between you folks and us is no exception! Lastly, one thing I hear frequently is folks appreciating being able to drink a "local craft brew" without drinking beer. Either their at a work meeting, are gluten-free and don't like cider, or just aren't feeling a beer, but they love having the option of kombucha.

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    "Love Booch, especially a citrus twist after yoga! Weekends would not be the same without my Saturday morning trip to the retail store to check out what's on tap and refill for the week!"

    - Anonymous