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Win a Trip for Two to Brazil

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 …

@Kristi: Please email customer.questions@wholefoods.com for alternate entry instructions. Our team can help!

Linda says …

I have always wanted to go to Brazil. This would be so much fun to win!

Jeffrey says …

This would be a great trip. What a memory to create.

Connie says …

Oh this would be the gift of a lifetime. I have never had enough money to afford such a luxury vacation and Brazil is the one place that has always been my dream.I love Acai and drink it everyday.

Grace says …

How wonderful for Sambazon to support local farmers, Brazil is a gem and also the lungs of South America, preservig the rainforest and supporting the local farmers is a wonderful recipe for progress!

John Simons says …

Thanks Whole Foods, ACAI you in Brazil !!!

Dr. Levine says …

EVERYONE DOES NOT DO FACEBOOK. I DO NOT AND THEREFORE CAN'T ENTER YOUR CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT NICE WHOLE FOODS.

Bepkom says …

@Dr. Levine: Please email customer.questions@wholefoods.com for alternate entry instructions. Our team can help!

Bob Rosenthal says …

I'm very glad for the donation, and would love a trip to Brazil.

Anthony Lloyd says …

This is a great idea and an opportunity to experience "first hand" the benifit of the products and help eliminate proverty!

Danyang says …

Love Acai berry! its the best of all the berries!

Bonnie Faith says …

Brazil is such an exotic and mysterious place: I'd love to visit!

Ellen says …

My husband and I would love to see Brazil, experience the culture of the cities and the culture of the natives. I would especially love experiencing the food culture.

Mary arling says …

brazil would be amazing my hubby andI are very adventurous

Michelle Brew says …

Acai shakes from Whole Foods are my favorite for a pick me up on the go.

Karen says …

What a great opportunity! We haven't had a real vacation for at least (3) years now due to job situation, economy, etc. I just bought a bottle today as it was on sale and I'm looking forward to drinking it!

sabrina Chiang says …

Sambazon, It's sound like a good company, I will try the product tomorrow, I would like to have a chance to visit Brazil too. Thanks.

Connie DeBellis says …

It would be and honor to go to Brazil and visit the Sambazon organic farms and meet all the people involved in producing such wonderful healthy superfoods. It would be great to see in person where the Acai trees grow and where these very nutritious and delicious Acai berries come from. Thank you, Connie

nancy says …

Organic farming and a Fair Trade program- wonderful. good thing to support.

jenny says …

I really do enjoy this company and am so glad they have their wonderful acai products, expecially the powders that are so easy to use in smooothies.....yumm. I would love to have fresh acai smoothies in brazil ;)

Amy Mather says …

I would LOVE to explore Brazil!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!

katherine garcia says …

This is so great! I would love to go to Brazil. I love Acai berries and would love to see the production facilities and meet the farmers. I think it is so cool what Sambazon and Whole Foods are doing together.

Jay Levy says …

Why stipulate entry to this contest ONLY on Facebook? This precludes those of us who do not wish to record private info with that service from participating.

GERALD PLASKETT says …

I AM READY TO SEE BRAZIL

julie ackerman says …

Thank you so much for telling us about this great company...having been in the foodbusiness for so long, i would love to visit this facility!

Mia says …

I can't leave without Sambazon Acai.Brazil is a nice and exotic Country!This will be worderful if we win a honeymoon trip to Brazil.We're planning the wedding but no money to go in a honeymoon.Thanks to Sambazon!

linda wickersham says …

my son has just started studying sustainability this summer at college which has also rubbed off on his parents. This would be a lovely way to intriduce us to our love of organics.

Ivy Pittman says …

Wow! Would love to travel to Brazil! So lush!

Ethan Levine says …

my sister just returned from 2 weeks in Brazil. It was life changing!!

Linda says …

I just enjoyed combo popsicles with acai and blueberry juice. Ah the antioxidants! Brazil has been on our list to much-desired destinations. This would be grand.

Wendy A. says …

WEll. This is one of my favorite drinks that's not coffee. I would love to win a trip to Brazil and learn about the company and all the benefits of acai first hand; however I don't have a facebook account to do it.

Beth H says …

Thanks for this opportunity. It is wonderful to see companies like this offering opportunities to family farmers as well as helping to address world poverty. I was lucky enough to go to Brazil several years ago on a surgical mission trip. We worked such long days I really didn't get to enjoy the local food, fauna, cities, etc. Would love to return for a trip of exploring and learning.

Ellen Bruecker says …

I would love so much love to win a trip to a place like this. Somewhere so healthy for the mind, body and soul. I so need nethis.

Yuriko Fukuyama says …

I heard about in Brazil have a lot of wonderful fruit and vegs. i would like to try to eat/drink Acelora fruit. and i love to drink acai berries juice,too.

Michi Pena says …

There is a great acai liquer called VeeV. My husband and I just celebrated our 25th anniversary. A trip to Brazil would make it more perfect.

Beverly says …

It would be nice to win a trip to Brazil, but since even an entry is being used for a good cause, everyone should submit a comment.

Jody Novak says …

This would be a trip of a lifetime.

colleen gilgenbach says …

I would love to win a trip to Brazil! I'll have to check out the Acai. So many positive postings.

Joseph Mikota says …

I didn't know how amazing and versatile these berries. I just thought they were tasty. Would love to go back to Brazil.

Cindy says …

What a coincidence-I was just looking at maps of Brazil last night-Fate?? :)

Hazel N. Hearty says …

It would be fantastic to win a trip to Brazil. I would love to have the opportunity to visit Brazil's virgins remaining landscapes. Growing our own herbs and some of our produces it would be a wonderful experience to witness Brazil's growing process.

JUDI COFFMAN says …

Nothing could be more natural than exploring lush rain forests!

Cheryl Rowe says …

I just read about this company in The New Yorker magazine! It would be a great opportunity to visit Brazil not only as a tourist, but to see Sambazon and meet the people that work there.

natalie says …

great company and great place to win a once in a life time trip! keep up the good work!

Joe Kowski says …

Only recently learned about acai berries. Would love to see the production facilities and Brazil!

barbara orton says …

A trip that fosters being with locals is the best. Would love to do this in Brazil.

maribeth says …

wow, such a wonderful opportunity to win a trip to brazil. my husband he loves to drink the acai juice everyday. because acai juice is a big help to our body..

Kathryn M says …

I would love to visit Brazil! I could then try the authentic "vitamina de abacate" smoothie that my dad made for us growing up. I put acai in my smoothies and it's a delicious healthy way to start my day!

nelson-matute says …

enjoy-the-life

TODD RUMSEY says …

Brazil would be an awesome opportunity for us. This would make a great 10 year anniversary trip. Thanks for the opportunity Todd

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