De La Calle is a line of traditional, functional tepaches, and it’s the first of its kind to hit the U.S. market. The organic drinks are tasty and authentic since their recipes come straight from co-founder and Mexican native Rafael Martin Del Campo’s abuela. The canned bevs star fermented, organic pineapples, as well as wholesome mix-ins like mango purée, orange juice, apple extract and fresh tamarind.
Not only are the drinks packed with gut-boosting probiotics and prebiotics, but each can also contains just 40 calories and 7 to 8 grams of sugar to boot, thanks to the addition of erythritol. (They’re also rich in antioxidants and vitamins C and D.) In our book, it’s not too far off from seltzer in the calorie department, but it’s a million times more flavorful and full-bodied, plus offers digestive perks other zero-calorie drinks don’t. (And it pairs beautifully with tacos.)
Four exciting new flavors just joined the ranks today: Watermelon Jalapeño, Chamoy, Cactus Prickly Pear and Grapefruit Lime. It’ll cost you $47 for a 12-pack of tepache, or about $4 a can (though you can save 10 percent on every order by subscribing). It’s a bit pricey, but it’s really the only product of its kind on the market right now. You can also see if De La Calle is available at a store near you using their online locator.
If you’d like to start with the core flavors, read on for our reviews before filling up your cart.