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What is a shrub?

A shrub (also known as drinking vinegar) is a concentrate made of plants, sweetener, and vinegar. Shrubs have been around for a long time, and have always been about getting creative with what you’ve got in the service of bumping up deliciousness (and preserving fruit). At Urban Pharm, we use the best and as close to the source ingredients—raw honey, fruit, botanicals, and raw apple cider vinegar from Maine’s oldest operating organic apple orchard—to create shrubs that are unexpected, refreshing, bright, beautiful, healthy, and happy-making.

What is the shelf life?

The shelf life of Urban Pharm Shrub is 12 months, though in fact it is good for longer. After 12 months, the flavors might change and the colors will not be as vibrant.

How long will it last once open?

Urban Pharm shrubs are very stable thanks to that delicious apple cider vinegar. Before opening, they can live in your pantry for at least a year. We recommend refrigerating after opening and enjoying within a year for maximum flavor and color.

Does shrub need to be refrigerated?

Urban Pharm shrubs are shelf stable, which means they do not have to be refrigerated. We do recommend that they go in the fridge after opening to better preserve taste and color.

Does shrub contain alcohol?

No, Urban Pharm Shrub does not contain alcohol.

Does shrub contain sugar?

Yes, Urban Pharm Shrub does contain sugar in the form of raw organic honey. Honey is more nutritious and flavorful than cane sugar, as well as less processed. Our shrubs also contain fructose from the fruit.

Does shrub contain caffeine?

No, the ingredients in Urban Pharm shrubs are naturally caffeine-free.

What is the difference between shrub and kombucha?

Urban Pharm Shrub is a drinking vinegar. It is made by infusing raw apple cider vinegar with fruits and botanicals and adding a touch of raw local honey. Shrubs are both tart and sweet. Kombucha is fermented tea. It is made by combining a black or green tea with cane sugar and a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). Kombucha is a fizzy caffeinated (and slightly alcoholic) beverage that can be flavored with fruits and herbs.

What is your shipping policy? Do you ship internationally?

Please allow 3-5 days for handling. Currently, we only ship in the continental United States. This will hopefully change soon, so please check back with us.

What is your return policy?

If product is damaged, please reach out to us within 2-days of receiving your order. We will orchestrate a refund.