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Sambazon's Brazil Contest Wrap Up

By Whole Planet Foundation, August 2, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Planet Foundation
We recently teamed up with our friends at Sambazon to offer one lucky winner and their guest a week-long trip to Brazil, to visit the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro and explore the Amazon Rainforest. Katie T. from Houston, Texas is our lucky winner. Not only will she get to see the typical Brazilian sights, she’ll also visit Sambazon’s production facilities and meet the family farmers who grow the organic açaí used in their products.  Her trip will give her a comprehensive look into the lively Brazilian culture and Sambazon’s rainforest roots. Known for introducing açaí into the US market, Sambazon has been working with Brazil’s local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to build the supply of organic açaí. Over 10,000 people in the Amazon now help Sambazon harvest açaí through their fair trade program. This incentivizes farmers to  manage their land and protect it for generations to come. “A HUGE thank you to Sambazon and Whole Foods for awarding me with this incredible experience and adventure!” Katie said. “I can't wait to be immersed in the sounds, tastes, smells and culture of Brazil!” In addition to offering this experience of a lifetime, Sambazon is donating $1 per contest entry received to Whole Planet Foundation to help fight poverty worldwide. From June 20th through July 20th, we received 10,717 entries, which means a $10,717 donation to the Foundation! With Sambazon’s support and through valued microfinance institution partners worldwide, in five years Whole Planet Foundation has empowered over 146,000 clients with microcredit loans, supporting almost 900,000 people in 40 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. (Read the stories of some of these amazing entrepreneurs on Whole Planet Foundation’s site.) As Whole Foods Market covers all the operating costs of the Foundation, 100% of the $10,717 will directly fund microlending projects worldwide where Whole Foods Market sources product. With your continued support to Whole Planet Foundation, we can reach more impoverished families who can change their own lives through hard work and entrepreneurship. Go online to donate anytime and together we can continue to change the world through microcredit. What’s your favorite way to enjoy açaí?  Tell us in the comments below by August 18 and we’ll randomly select four lucky responders to receive free goodies from Sambazon!




Melissa H says ...
Congrats to Katie!! My favorite way is in smoothies, or just straight-up! :)
08/02/2011 10:37:11 PM CDT
Sara B. says ...
Use it in my smoothies!
08/02/2011 11:22:39 PM CDT
Jenny Chan says ...
My favorite way to enjoy açaí is to blend it into juice or smoothie or just eat it.
08/03/2011 7:13:21 AM CDT
David says ...
mix it with other fresh fruit juice/smoothies
08/04/2011 1:55:17 PM CDT
christina says ...
love it in my smoothies!
08/08/2011 10:41:43 PM CDT
Kayla says ...
I love dusting acai powder onto my oatmeal with fresh fruit or mixing it into fresh fruit salad! It's also really great it in smoothies with goji berries, fresh fruit, ground flax seed, almond milk or unsweetened pomegranate juice, spirulina powder, and fresh spinach.
08/14/2011 10:09:41 AM CDT
Actually,after my best friend who has two forms of cancer started using this three years. ago and has seen herself improve imensely, and, after the doctor's treating her are amazed them selves. I too, use acai in almost every where I can. I buy and drink the juice, I buy products with it in. It's a wonder berry.
09/04/2011 8:26:09 AM CDT
Lanelle says ...
I love to mix this in smoothies. I have mixed it in a custard as well with pretty good results.
11/25/2012 11:05:42 AM CST