Ginger Bug – Probiotic Soda Starter

5.00 out of 5
(12 customer reviews)


Make your own fizzy, probiotic-rich, lightly-fermented sodas at home with our Ginger Bug Soda Starter. 

Includes: Ginger Bug Starter, Instructions, Muslin Jar Cover, & More!

Made with with all organic ingredients

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A Ginger Bug is a powerful living probiotic culture made from a combination of ginger, sugar, and water which is allowed to ferment over time. Ginger Bugs add a unique and authentic taste to the soda, as well as probiotic benefits that can help with digestion and overall gut health.

Today, the vast majority of sodas are made via forced-carbonation. Ginger Bug sodas are naturally carbonated via fermentation, which imparts a creamy texture to the soda and a more complex and full-bodied flavor than sodas made with other methods.

Our Ginger Bug Starter Kit & Soda Spices make it fun & easy for anyone to brew their own soda using the traditional Ginger Bug method!

Ginger Bug Culture. Includes a packet of dehydrated Ginger Bug powder made from our powerful living starter. All you have to do is "wake up" our Ginger Bug with a few feedings of sugar + water + and ginger root to create your own active culture.

Made with Real Ingredients: *ginger root, *raw sucanat sugar, filtered water

Muslin Jar Cover: Includes a unbleached muslin cloth jar cover & rubberband to protect your Ginger Bug culture. 

Instruction Cards: Includes a set of beautiful instruction cards detailing how to start and care for your living Ginger Bug probiotic culture. 

Glass Jar: You will need a medium-sized glass jar (like our popular Ginger Jar) to house your Ginger Bug culture.

Organic Ginger & Raw Sugar: You will need to feed your Ginger Bug culture with a small amount of grated organic ginger & raw sugar.


Just one active Ginger Bug culture is all you need to brew endless fizzy probiotic-rich sodas at home.

Once active, simply add a small amount of your Ginger Bug culture to any sweetened tea, juice, or brew and within 48 hours you'll have a fizzy fermented soda.

If you have any trouble with your Ginger Bug within 30 days of your purchase, we'll help you troubleshoot and send you another Ginger Bug for FREE.


expert support

Your Ginger Bug comes with the unlimited support of our expert homebrewing team. 


If you have any issues with your Ginger Bug, we'll send you another one for FREE!.

12 reviews for Ginger Bug – Probiotic Soda Starter

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tatyana Zaprudskaya

    A fiver all around! It arrived quickly, love the variety of delicious recipes, and I saw bubbles after just one feeding. Who knew that sodas could be both healthy and delicious?! Total game changer!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Clear and detailed instructions make it very easy to get the “bug” started. The finished product was so tasty, it all disappeared very quickly! Looking forward to trying more flavors!

  3. 5 out of 5


    Very easy to get started! This new way of homebrewing drinks has created an addict. I’ll be planting ginger in my garden next month, just to keep this starter alive indefinitely!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carol Horton (verified owner)

    The ginger bug starter worked perfectly! Having made one from scratch once before, I really appreciated how much easier this was. Once going, it’s worked just as described. I’m very happy with it. I have also appreciated the recipe cards and soda mix packs, which have given me enough guidance that I can now improvise my own soda recipes.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nick Grant (verified owner)

    Easy to follow directions, started making soda within 2 weeks, although I’m now the #1 buyer of organic ginger at the grocery store. Ginger bug still going strong after 2-3 months. I love the flexibility to create my own recipes for ginger beer. Recently made a blackberry jalapeno ginger beer and a strawberry watermelon ginger beer waiting to be bottled. Would recommend!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Holland (verified owner)

    Love my ginger bug! It’s easy to care for and a great addition to my cadre of “food pets”!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Brandy Berry (verified owner)

    This is a great product! Easy to follow instructions. It turned out great!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kayleigh Krist (verified owner)

    The ginger bug starter was easy to use! The instructions were well laid out. Customer service is extremely helpful with any additional questions. I have kept my alive for almost 3 months with very little effort.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Adriana Carroll

    I was super nervous and hesitant when I got this, knowing that I would have to feed it everyday and keep it alive, ontop of all the other daily life tasks and 3 kids under 5 years old but its 100% do-able! Its so much easier than anticipated and by day 4 we could see and hear the bubbles! Which was super exciting and encouraging as I’ve never done something quite like this before! This has made me want to venture out to do more! And I LOVE the smell of the fermenting ginger 🧡 overall all really low maintenance that only takes away 3 minutes or less of ones time.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Cheyenne Grimm

    My son received the Ginger Bug Kit as a gift so he could make soda. The instructions are easy to follow and his bug has thrived and he has now gifted two other people baby ginger bugs from his. We have used it to make root beer and strawberry soda.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Emma Sevingy (verified owner)

    I’ve a few minor hiccups while rehydrating my bug, and Diane has been AMAZING with answering questions and concerns. I would recommend Sandpoint Soda just because of her help!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Debbie (verified owner)

    Directions were crystal clear and so easy to follow. Successful soda making attempt. I’d buy again for sure !

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