Kombucha vs. Kool-Aid

We are big Kombucha fans. (See our whole page on it here.) We drink approximately 15 gallons per week. Quite an operation, and we love it!

Compared to soda, bottled juices or milk, we save a ton of money. But what about Kool-Aid? This used to be our favorite juice because of how inexpensive it was. How does Kombucha compare? We did some measuring and figured out the costs.

  • Kool-Aid: $.20 for each package, two needed for a gallon, plus 2 cups of sugar.
  • Kombucha: 4 teabags ($.04) + 1 cup sugar to a gallon.
  • There is 22-3/4 cups of sugar in a 10# bag of sugar = $.25 per cup of sugar.

Put all this together, and we get:

  1. A gallon of Kool-Aid: $.90 each
  2. A gallon of Kombucha: $.29 each

Go kombucha!

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Deanna Robertson

    Ah! but do you have a recipe for Kool-aid Kombucha?? 😉 would love to see some of your Kombucha recipes on here

  • Janet Kiessling

    We, too, are Kobucha fans, thatk you, Juebs! Love the taste & it is easy to make!

  • Ian Griffin

    Love seeing your volume production in operation. Inspired me to double my own production to keep up with demand from family & friends. The savings over the store bought brand prices are remarkable.