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Win a Trip for Two to Brazil

By Whole Planet Foundation, June 21, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Planet Foundation
In Brazil, açaí (ah-sigh-ee) palms grow wild along the Amazon river near Macapa. These palms produce small purple berries that are packed with powerful antioxidants and are very versatile. Açaí has a unique flavor, reminiscent of berries but with a hint of chocolate. In Brazil, açaí is traditionally served in bowls as a thick pulp. Since it requires freezing to preserve its flavor and nutrients, açaí is a natural for smoothies and other frozen concoctions. It also makes a great mole, an awesome salad dressing and an incredible BBQ sauce. Read on to learn how to enter for a chance to win a trip to Brazil. Founded in 2000, Sambazon is the pioneer of organic Amazon superfoods, providing functional juices, smoothies, sorbets and frozen products made from blends of handpicked Brazilian açaí along with fruits and botanicals. Known for introducing açaí into the U.S. 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 organic and Fair Trade program, providing a livelihood for generations to come. Sambazon wants to connect you to the amazing story behind açaí. From June 20th through July 20th, go to the Whole Foods Market Facebook page and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Brazil. One lucky fan and a guest will win a week-long vacation for two to Brazil, where they will visit the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro and explore the Amazon Rainforest. The grand prize trip features a unique opportunity to visit Sambazon’s production facilities and meet the family farmers who grow the organic and Fair Trade açaí used in the company’s products. This trip will provide a comprehensive look into the lively Brazilian culture and plentiful rainforest. Here’s a taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnyHXeoevUQ&feature=player_detailpage And that’s not all. For each entry received, Sambazon will donate $1 to Whole Planet Foundation (up to $20,000) to help alleviate poverty worldwide. The contest also coincides with a two week in-store promotion in which Sambazon will give 5 cents to Whole Planet Foundation for every Sambazon juice sold. Combined, Sambazon has pledged to donate up to $25,000 to Whole Planet Foundation by the end of July. Through valued microfinance institution partners worldwide, Whole Planet Foundation has empowered 146,000 clients with microcredit loans in five years, supporting more than 800,000 people in 36 countries in Asia, Africa and Central and South America. Click here to go to the contest entry page on Facebook – and don’t forget that you must enter by July 20th. Full rules are available on the contest entry page. Good luck! Boa sorte!

 

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bepkom says ...
@Jay: Please email customer.questions@wholefoods.com for alternate entry instructions. Our team can help!
06/01/2011 8:11:40 PM CDT
Brianna says ...
Wow, how wonderful is this organization! I love acai berries. I use them in my smoothies almost every morning! Umm. I never thought to use them for mole, but how delicious does that sound. it would be woulderful to see brazil and there beautiful landscapes!
06/22/2011 3:59:02 PM CDT
Sharon Lam says ...
Brazil, a country, waiting to be discovered by all. It would be a dream come true to visit with local farmers and learn from them of what they do.
06/22/2011 4:05:56 PM CDT
Beverly says ...
Wow it would be wonderful to win, my husband and I haven't had a vacation in three years or more, they froze his vacations, and I've been unemployed for seventeen months, no jobs in site, and things are getting tight, this would be a dream come true. I always order the Acai smoothie at Juice it UP...love it.
06/22/2011 4:22:19 PM CDT
Rose says ...
Not everybody uses FB. How do you enter the contest w/out FB?
06/22/2011 4:23:47 PM CDT
bepkom says ...
@Rose: Please email customer.questions@wholefoods.com for alternate entry instructions. Our team can help!
06/22/2011 4:24:35 PM CDT
Gerry says ...
I would love to win a trip to Brazil. I have never been there and it would be a great adventure to meet locals and learn about their country.
06/22/2011 5:12:11 PM CDT
Sharron says ...
This would be an incredible journey...see lush Brazil and meet the local people and eat their cuisine. Thanks for the opportunity to win this.
06/22/2011 6:42:55 PM CDT
teri klem says ...
nature and health what a beautiful combination
06/22/2011 7:13:59 PM CDT
Irene Schiffman says ...
I have been to Brazil, but to Rio and Sao Paulo. Would be absolutely marvelous to go North and visit the Amazon Rainforest. Acai is consumed in hour home, juice and the candy. I also like to go to Robeks and they have acai choices.
06/22/2011 8:17:14 PM CDT
sara says ...
well i would love to go brazil
06/23/2011 4:41:09 AM CDT
Gisela Niedenfuer says ...
my husband would love to see Brazil and I would also like explore it
06/23/2011 8:12:11 AM CDT
Bethany Chance says ...
FYI, Whole Foods employees aren't eligible to enter. :(
06/23/2011 10:27:04 AM CDT
sandra Adams says ...
hello!, I was on the page and I saw the chance to win a trip to Brazil, but I do not have a face book, is this necessary to participate?, please let me know, thanks!
06/23/2011 11:34:14 AM CDT
bepkom says ...
@Sandra: Please email customer.questions@wholefoods.com for alternate entry instructions. Our team can help!
06/23/2011 11:35:58 AM CDT
Gemma Avila says ...
it would be wonderful to win, my husband and I never had enough money for a honeymoon vacation , this would be a dream come true. I always order the Acai smoothie at Juice it UP
06/23/2011 4:06:42 PM CDT
Jen Brown says ...
I love that Sambazon is donating a $1 for every entry to Whole Planet Foundation. Whole Planet has done amazing work in developing countries. My husband would love to win this trip of a lifetime. What an experience it would be!
06/24/2011 10:05:31 AM CDT
Trista says ...
We just had this drink, how wonderful it would be to see where it comes from! I love the nutritious benefits of this superfood!
06/24/2011 12:21:14 PM CDT
Jennifer Clark says ...
What a lovely trip this would be for my husband and I. I just lost my dad suddenly a few months ago and haven't had the energy or mood to go anywhere. I would like to carry on my dad's sense of adventure and travel to this beautiful country.
06/24/2011 12:30:22 PM CDT
Anizio Carvalho says ...
I will love to go to discover more about Brazil
06/24/2011 4:36:30 PM CDT
Kimber Brooktoastan says ...
Sambazon is a company that I have always admired because of their intense commitment to providing products that are good for you AND the planet. Can't wait to enter this giveaway, support the Whole Planet Foundation and get me some of Sambazon's new whole food protein smoothies!
06/25/2011 8:35:37 PM CDT
Tina Bockover says ...
Winning this trip would be amazing! It would also be a great time for me to reconnect with my son (he's usually glued to the TV or playing games... it'd be nice to see him experiencing the "real world" outside of the house). Thanks for the opportunity!
06/26/2011 7:26:28 PM CDT
Rebeca says ...
I'm from Brazil and I live in sao paulo. The whole foods' products are amazing! I love acai, but also recommend two others fruits in Brazil that are also wonderful: Cupuaçu and Cajá.
06/28/2011 5:38:45 AM CDT
shannon says ...
after chemo I was afraid to try anything new, read about the acai berry in a magazine at my oncologist's office and how it contains cancer fighting agents, I asked my oncologist about it but he had just heard of wasn't sure of the benefits or the risks, but he said it was okay for me to try it. I did and I love it,
06/29/2011 10:55:01 AM CDT
Erin Spector says ...
I absolutely love Whole Foods! My New Year's resolution was to go completely organic and you have made it completely easy :) Best decision I ever made. Plus, who can resist shopping with a glass of wine from the wine bar?? Thanks for all you do :) Erin Spector
06/29/2011 11:11:17 AM CDT

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