Sambazon claims to be a pioneer of açaí and organic Amazon Superfoods. The company's CEO and co-founder Ryan Black grew up a surfer in Southern California until he and a buddy traveled to Brazil in search of a bigger wave. What they found were superfoods such as açaí that are high in antioxidants and offer a natural boost — both to your immune system and to your overall health and well-being. Sambazon's goal, according to its website, is to "make healthy products with full integrity that promote a better you — the kind of you that lives better, works better, feels better, and inspires the world to be a better place." The company is built on the philosophy of the "Triple Bottom Line," one that offers a symbiotic relationship between the farmers in the Amazon who are growing and harvesting the superfoods to the producers of their products, all the way down to those that consume and enjoy their drinks.
Just in time for the holiday season, Sambazon has come up with a new flavor, Peppermint Mocha, which is slated for release in October. We had a chance to try the holiday-flavored "fresh superfood smoothie," but, unfortunately, we weren’t too impressed with the offerings. The drink isn’t as thick as smoothie lovers might expect, and while we definitely didn’t taste the peppermint, the mocha flavor is present. When we took a whiff, we did find the minty aroma that might suggest the name, Peppermint Mocha, but once we took a sip, it left a chalky taste in our mouths that had us begging for a drink of water.
And while we’re not sure if we’d want to hit the waves after downing such a heavy mocha drink, it certainly helped us power through our busy afternoon. All in all, the Peppermint Mocha flavor might be fun for the holiday season, but you’ll be better off grabbing a different flavor by Sambazon. Gripes aside, we’re excited to see what else these guys have in store!