One of the perks of being in the business of organic yogurt is we’re always getting word of other jazzed-on-organic companies making healthy and fun products. So, naturally, we avoid the temptation to go hoarder and pass the goods on to you. This is where the myStonyfield Rewards partnerships come in super handy. It’s important to us that myStonyfield Rewards partners believe in an organic lifestyle as a holistic approach to health, wellness and caring for our environment and our consumers. It’s also a big plus for us if they’re fun to work with.
SO, we’d like to introduce you to our new buddy Ryan Black, founder and CEO of Sambazon. Sambazon makes amazing organic Juice, Smoothies, and Sorbets which you’ll now find through our myStonyfield Rewards Program! Sambazon strives to be SuperHEALTHY, SuperTASTY, and SuperGOOD. How, you ask? Well, it all started with a poor little underdog of a fruit whose name no one can pronounce.
So, Ryan, do tell:
How did your company get started?
Sambazon’s journey began in 1999 when we experienced a bowl of acai (ah-sign-ee) during a surf trip to Brazil. When we discovered that sustainable harvesting of Amazon superfoods like acai could create jobs and help protect the rainforest, we made it our mission to share these amazing fruits with the world!
What is your company’s mission/philosophy?
Sambazon’s mission is to create feel-good, functional health food & beverages that are:
SuperHEALTHY: All of our products are made using the highest quality Amazon ingredients including Açaí, the King of the Superfruit Jungle.
SuperTASTY: Hand crafted recipes that offer delightfully exotic flavor experiences.
SuperGOOD: Only Sambazon is Organic AND fair trade certified supporting two million acres of Amazon Rainforest and over 10,000 family farmers.
Why are you excited about being a partner in the rewards program?
Stonyfield rewards are like a supercharged smoothie – it’s better when you blend both Stonyfield Organic Yogurt with Sambazon Frozen Acai Smoothie Packs. Both our brands are what they are today thanks to the support of the people who vote for our companies everyday with their wallets so we’re excited to be able to give something back to those people through Stonyfield rewards.
Tell us about one thing your company is working on right now that you are super excited about.
We’re really excited to be expanding into Asia so we can share our superfood products with a greater audience. This translates into an increased opportunity for the organic certified family farmers we work with in the Brazilian Amazon.
What is your favorite flavor of Stonyfield yogurt (or product)?
Stonyfield Organic Mango Honey Yogurt. The touch of honey adds the perfect sweetness to my smoothie when I blend it with a banana, Sambazon Frozen Açaí Smoothie Packs and juice.
And who doesn’t love a good Smoothie Demo? Check out THIS CLIP on how to supercharge your next Stonyfield Organic Smoothie. Voila! Sambafun…