Oh good, I was hoping it wasn't something weird! lol! Did you previously live in the US, I ask as you appear to be familiar with the Braggs product first hand? It could be that they have changed the product over the years.
I currently buy my Kombucha at the health food store, it is good stuff. I would like to eventually make my own, but can only do so many things at one time.
I'm wanting to get back into fermenting foods, I was doing that for awhile, but have gotten away from it. Also would like to get into some seed sprouting. I find I can only focus on a few things at a time or I start getting overwelmed with all the information and tasks.
Thanks for your input. Check out the link to making your own vinegar/varieties that I posted below, if you are interested. Site is rather interesting I think.