November 2009
Sambazon Acai Original Smoothie Packs
PRODUCT SPECIAL /// Original Smoothie Packs

Sambazon Original Smoothie Packs were our first and still one of our bestselling products! They are a favorite among Sambazon Açaí fans who are inspired by the traditional Brazilian "Açaí Bowl" - Just blend up 2 Original Smoothie Packs with a banana and a splash of juice, and top with organic granola. Try adding other fruits, berries and soy, rice or hemp milk for the most nutritious and delicious breakfast! Or eat them popsicle-style as a snack, just bite off the corner and enjoy. If you like getting creative try out our festive Thanksgiving açaí cranberry sauce featured in the recipe section below.

This month, we've put the Original Smoothie Packs on special for Zona Sul subscribers. Go to our shopping cart and use the coupons below when checking out (promotion through December 31, 2009).

28 box special $10 off - use coupon code nov09zona28
76 box special $20 off - use coupon code nov09zona76
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: /// Antioxidant Elixir
 

Antioxidant Elixir is a revitalizing synergy of Amazon superfruits açaí and acerola with the finest organic botanical extracts for a light and refreshing antioxidant drink like no other. With 600% of your daily Vitamin C and only 70 calories per serving, Antioxidant Elixir is positively refreshing and comes in three delicious flavors; açaí berry, açaí blackberry and açaí passionfruit.

Brand new to the market, you can already find Antioxidant Elixir in Whole Foods in Northern California and the Rocky Mountains, Publix in Florida, D’agostinos, Food Emporium and Harris Teeter in NYC, Dierbergs in St. Louis and Frys in Arizona. If it’s not on your store shelf, ask your produce manager for it, and rest assured we have an amazing sales team working to bring this product to the shelves of your local grocery store.



PRODUCT SPECIAL: /// Samba Roots + Free Açaí Bracelet
From now until December 30th we’re offering a free açaí bracelet with the purchase of a Samba Roots CD. As Sambazon’s first music compilation, Samba Roots Volume 1 is a collection of the best new Brazilian artists like Seu Jorge, Céu, Marcelo D2 and Curumin. Each artist shares their unique style from samba to reggae, hip hop to bossa nova. This compilation embodies the spirit of unity with a common goal – a mission to create lasting positive change in the Amazon Rainforest and beyond. All profits from Samba Roots sales go directly to the Sustainable Amazon Partnership. So join our movement to preserve one of the world’s oldest natural resources while embracing it’s new voice.

Click this special link to purchase and to check out the artists and tracks!




EVENT /// Kelly Slater Invitational
 


The Kelly Slater Invitational is a unique surf, music and lifestyle event that takes place At Coco Beach in FL each year - this year in benefit of World Skin Cancer Foundation. Although the event was met with challenging 20-25 mph winds all weekend, the crowds definitely weren't deterred. Faces like Sambazon Ambassador Rob Machado, CJ Hobgood, Shea Lopez and local young gun Adam Taylor joined Kelly Slater for the weekend of all out stellar surfing. There was a lot of excitement around Rob Machado's new movie "Drifter" which premiered the same weekend (and if you haven't seen it already, we highly suggest it!). And on the sidelines, local skate talent showed off at the Sambazon mini-ramp, where athletes and onlookers alike pounded the açaí all weekend.

Click here to see photos from the event!



TEAM PROFILE /// Tony Gonzales
 


A couple years ago Tony Gonzales of the Atlanta Falcons (then Kansas City Chiefs) embarked on a life-changing mission to eat a plant based and mostly vegan diet. For a top tier NFL player, this was no joke, and his plans were met with criticism from coaches and players alike. But last year the Wall Street Journal featured Tony’s story and how he’s been able to maintain his strength and optimize performance while throwing out the high-protein/high-fat diet of steaks, burgers and pizza that many NFL athletes rely on.

One of the first things he did, was start making açaí protein smoothies for breakfast. His book even claims that “Sambazon has the best tasting açaí products hands down” (and we truly think so too).

His new book in conjunction with acclaimed sports nutritionist Mitzi Dulan, tells this story and gives advice for others looking to incorporate a plant based diet in their training regimes. And if an NFL star can change his diet so drastically to focus on holistic health without sacrificing performance, you can too. Check out the All-Pro Diet online, www.allproscience.com.


PURPLE SMILE /// Ahni Lau
 


Ahni’s the daughter of one of our Sales Managers, and her best açaí smile shows how much she likes daddy’s job.

Send your favorite purple smile to: purplesmile@sambazon.com.



RETAIL FEATURE & UPDATE ///
 
Brand new to the market, you can already find Antioxidant Elixir in Whole Foods in Northern California and the Rocky Mountains, Publix in Florida, D’agostinos, Food Emporium and Dierbergs in St. Louis and Frys in Arizona.

Continue to check our store locator for an up to date list of retail stores near you. And now you can use our store locator to search by specific product!







NEWS///
 
This month, Sambazon was featured in a very interesting article in Hemispheres Magazine, Globo News did a full feature segment on the Sambazon company, Family Circle featured Sambazon’s açaí bracelets in their holiday guide, BevNet featured Sambazon’s new Antioxidant Elixir, and our local OC Register highlighted our Fair Trade certification.






CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE///



It’s November and officially the holidays, and what is more satisfying than giving, especially to those in need. So take a moment to think about what you can do this holiday season at your local food bank, whether that’s donating some thanksgiving dishes, helping out on the ground or organizing your own food drive, let’s get out there and make some positive change.

Feeding America is a great resource with over 200 food bank locations that service over 25 million Americans annually. Find your local food bank to see what you can do to help the cause.



RECIPES /// Açaí Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cherries



Açaí Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cherries:

3 1/2 cups cranberries (one 12-ounce bag)
3/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1 Sambazon Original Smoothie Pack
2 teaspoons grated ginger
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar

Combine cranberries, cherries, shallots, vinegar, açaí, ginger, and brown sugar in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Stir to evenly mix ingredients then cover with a lid and let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until cranberries burst and release their juices.


Please send your favorite Sambazon Açaí recipe to recipes@sambazon.com for a chance to be featured in the Zona Sul and win a free case of Açaí!

 
 

VIRAL CORNER ///

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EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH /// Jody Weisberg
Sambazon Employee Profile- Jody Wesiberg
Jody is our in-house Graphic Designer, so he’s got a hand in the big stuff like our packaging and our website to the smaller things like the stickers you see at the local smoothie shops. He comes with a background in advertising at TBWA Chiat Day where he worked on the Infinity Account along with a great portfolio of graphic design work – so we know he’s the perfect guy for the job.

When he’s not working he can be found surfing, playing baseball, mountain biking, and golfing, enjoying good music, traveling… and living an all out environmentally conscious and healthy lifestyle, which is why he fits right in at Sambazon so well. Plus he’s created one of our favorite in house açaí bowls: Jody’s Coco Bowl – 2 Packs of Original Açaí blended with a Splash of coconut milk and 1/4 banana, topped with hemp granola, sliced bananas and coconut shreds.

SAMBAZON/ ZONA SUL
 
Sambazon is the largest vertically integrated supplier and marketer of Açaí products, controlling every step of the manufacturing process to ensure sustainable and organic origin of the fruit as well as the highest level of quality, nutrition and taste.

Zona Sul is the area in Rio where Açaí became popular with the local surfers, jiu jitsu fighters and capoeristas in the mid to late 90's. The traditional Rio-Bowl became the ultimate way to start the day by fueling up before a workout. Word travels fast and today Açaí is becoming a dietary staple for health conscious people all over the planet. For more information, go to: www.sambazon.com
1160 Calle Cordillera, San Clemente, California 92673 phone 949.498.8618 fax 949.498.8619 www.sambazon.com

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