Anyone ever heard of Grainaissance?

Decadance without the sugar

I sure haven’t but their drinks are amazing. It’s not all watery like rice milk is which has always disappointed me. I’m not looking to drink cream, but this “shake” is extremely satisfying to consume. Apparently Grainaissance has been around since 1979 and operates out of California but the thing I love the most about this drink is not that it is free of corn syrup, refined sugar or even cane sugar. It’s the pure fact that there’s no added sugar at all! This magical concoction is brown rice…fermented! So the sweetness comes from the carbohydrates in the rice being broken down by Koji, which is the same stuff (correct me if I’m wrong) used to make sake. But this tastes much better than sake and for something with such simple ingredients and feels so pure and unrefined, I’m impressed that it tastes so good and not all granola-y like some brands of hemp milk out there (Living Harvest excluded-they are the only ones that make hemp milk right). So I suggest trying one next time you have a sugar craving. I feel an at-home experiment coming on…

4 Responses to “Anyone ever heard of Grainaissance?”

  1. Amanda Says:

    I’ve been wanting to try fermenting this for a while, but have been lazy and haven’t ordered any koji-i don’t think there is anywhere locally for me to get it! But now I think I will have to get my hands on some!

  2. kimmykokonut Says:

    Have you tried GEM cultures? You’d have to order it online but they have a lot of stuff.

  3. sarah Says:

    Looks yummy!

  4. amelia Says:

    I believe amazake and miso are both fermented with koji. locally, it can be found at uwajimaya in beaverton in the case with all of their miso varieties. enjoy!

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