I was sent a beautiful wooden bowl with coupons to get a few bottles of Sambazon for free. Sambazon products are centered on the acai berry. They have smoothies, juices, energy shots, sorbet and a supplement powder. They have a manifesto, their principles of purple love:
1. Foster a healthy disregard for the impossible.
2. Be fiercely committed to Sustainability + all things Organic/Non-GMO.
3. Share Superfoods that energize the Body + Soul.
4. Live an active lifestyle that’s centered around vibrant Health + Wellness.
5. Be honest, upful, playful, open, curious, driven and humble.
6. Trust in “One Tribe. One Vibe.” by being earnest, approachable and radically inclusive of all.
7. Measure success through a Triple Bottom Line: Social + Environmental + Economic.
After checking the Sambazon website to find the retailers nearest me that carry their products, I headed to the store with my coupons to pick out some flavors to try.
I decided that I needed to get the original flavor, then I grabbed one of the Supergreens flavor and 3 bottles of the protein flavors. I really loved all of the protein flavors, but by far my favorite was the Chocolate + Almond + Coconut Milk. It was SO TASTY! I was also pleasantly surprised at how satisfied they kept me when I had one (along with a piece of fruit) for breakfast.
One pet peeve… the bottles are 10.5 oz and the nutrition facts on the side are for 8 oz. Thus it says there are 1.3 servings per bottle. Yeah… nobody is going to leave 2.5 oz behind to “save for another serving”. Weird.
The protein in the smoothies come from soy milk and hemp protein. The products are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, organic… basically in addition to the superfood acai in them, they’re superfood production properties!
I thought the Supergreens one was amazingly sweet. Like… WAY TOO SWEET. That surprised me. And the ginger flavor in it was more than just a hint of ginger, it was “Hi, there’s definitely ginger in here.” Then I proceeded to destroy the rest of the bottle by trying to make my own protein version. I dumped it in my blender bottle, added in a scoop of vanilla protein powder and shook it up. And it was disgusting. So… I didn’t really consume much of that one!
The bottles were $2.99 each, so a little bit expensive. But I wouldn’t hesitate to buy them again if I was out and about and needed something to tide me over. I’ve seen the bigger bottles of the juice in the refrigerator section at Costco, so perhaps I’ll have to double-check the prices on those. But the products have great flavors!