ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS

Why our belief in these superfoods?

Because nature has been able to take its course in the beautiful, green environments where they grow, free from manipulation and exploitation, the raw materials that can be found there are simply extraordinary in terms of nutritional value and taste. Our bodies need these nutrients more than ever, so we have no good reason not to include them on our menu.

What are the benefits of Açai?

Benefits galore but we understand your question. Being the true researcher that you are, you obviously want to know what you are putting into your body. You want to shine, be full of energy and feel like a superhero. Well, join the club. What we can say is that Açai is one of the foods that really nourishes your body. We’ll list all the benefits for you in the section About Açai

Really nourishing, what do you mean by that?

This refers to the high concentrations of nutrients such as antioxidants (vitamins, minerals, …) and essential fatty acids that our products contain by definition. They nourish the body in a way that not all foods can and therefore putting them on your menu every now and then is just a real must!

What does your product range consist of now?

We have two ranges. On the one hand the Açai pulp packs and on the other hand the Açai bowl mixes. The range of Açai pulp packs consists of 100g bags of Açai pulp and comes in 2 variations. . Açai pulp with guarana juice and Açai pulp without guarana juice.

There is no other fruit in it except Açai. Read more info about this range here.

The Açai pulp packs can be found mainly in the Natural stores.

The range of Açai bowl mixes has 3 products:

  • Açai – banana – blueberry
  • Açai – mango – raspberry
  • Açai berries

With this range, the Açai pulp has returned to a berry shape and the top 2 have other fruit added to the bag. Read more about this range here

These Açai bowl mixes can be found in most Delhaizes.

Lastly, we have 2 other pulp packs in our range but these are exclusively available to orderat home namely our Pink Pitaya packs and our Passion Fruit packs.

For the Açai bowl mix range, you guys have given the Açai pulp back a berry shape. How did you do this?

This is through a technique called IQF: Individually quick freezing. This involves pouring the Açai pulp into molds and freezing it very quickly at a very low temperature. If you want to know more, read all about it on this page from Wikipedia.

What certificates do your products carry?

All of our Açai products are EU organic certified, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and free from refined sugars.

The packaging consists of plastic bags, not very eco-friendly right?

We are very much aware of this and therefore constantly looking for alternatives to plastic and other polluting materials. However, the number of existing alternatives for packaging in deep-freeze temperatures is still very limited. Our promise to you is that we will continue to look for the most ecological solution and that profit is secondary to the well-being of our beautiful earth.

Is there a difference between the Açai pulp in the 100g packs and the Açai pulp in in the Açai bowl mixes?

No, only the shape differs. Where the Açai pulp in the packs has a bar shape, the Açai pulp in the Açai bowl mixes has a ball shape.

Just ship something right away?

Transportation is the Achilles’ heel of our business. That’s why we don’t want to bring just anything up to here. The heavier ecological footprint of freight transport is only justified if we transport something worthwhile. The common denominator of all products of The Holy Berry is: “honestly healthy”. Not really original maybe but 100% true. There is no product we offer that does not meet our three requirements:

  • Delicious -> “healthy suffering” is not for us
  • Fair -> transparency, fair trade & respecting our planet
  • Healthy -> No hypes, but food that really nourishes

Açai can also become one of the biggest weapons in the fight against deforestation of the Amazon forest, of course only when it is Açai that comes from sustainable and fair trade, with preference for wild harvest.

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Why is it that a classic Açai bowl has such a thicker texture?

This is because you are going to mix the Açai pulp (half) frozen with the other ingredients. Also, adding (vegetable) yogurt (instead of milk or juice) keeps the texture thicker longer. If you want even more of an ice cream texture, add frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit. You will need to add a little more yogurt or juice to make the mixing go smoothly.

Do I need a super fancy mixer to make an Açai bowl?

No, absolutely not! A regular hand mixer does the trick. Just let the frozen ingredients thaw a little longer (about 5 minutes) before mixing. If it is still difficult, wait a little longer before continuing or add a little more yogurt, juice or milk. Be careful, work in bits because otherwise you risk making the Açai bowl too runny.

I have leftovers from my Açai bowl. Can I save this for later?

First and foremost, let us say that we find it strange that you have any leftover at all :). After all, we devour our Açai bowl in minutes :). But, to answer this question, you can certainly keep the leftover Açai in the fridge until the next day even. Best in a sealed jar. Don’t expect the texture to be like before though. It will be more like a smoothie that you can drink. Perhaps mix a few spoonfuls of (vegetable) yogurt under the Açai leftovers to obtain some extra thickness. You can also dilute it with milk if you want a thin smoothie. Just shake well and you’re done! Some nutrients will have gone but Açai is so full of them that there is still more than enough in it to provide your body with the beneficial effects.

I would like to take my Açai bowl with me and eat it later. Is that possible?

You certainly can, as long as you don’t have to be on the other side of the country :). An Açai bowl can certainly take a beating but the thicker texture (due to the frozen Açai) will soften as the hours pass. In itself nothing bad, a liquid Açai bowl (aka smoothie) we personally find equally delicious! Working with a thermos is a good tip to keep the frozen texture as long as possible.

Can I take the Açai products out of the freezer the night before?

Yes, you certainly can but they will have melted overnight. So a real Açai bowl will be difficult (after all, it is obtained by frozen mixing the Açai) but you can perfectly incorporate the thawed products into a smoothie, yogurt, or oatmeal bowl. Also in salty dishes is often used melted Açai in the form of a coulis, vinaigrette, ..

You can store the melted products (unopened admittedly) for up to 2 days in the fridge.

When is the best time to eat açai?
  • Right Answer: ANY TIME IN THE DAY!
  • Somewhat more nuanced answer: You can actually eat Açai at any time of day. An Açai bowl is an ideal start of the day because the berries boost your system and take you well past noon without hunger. Açai is also ideal before or after exercise because it strengthens, repairs and protects the muscles. We ourselves eat Açai every day for breakfast or as a snack and we guarantee to serve it to our guests as a delicious light and original dessert. But as already mentioned, Açai can be eaten in all forms and at all times! As a classic Açai bowl, melted in a shake or warm oatmeal, or as an ingredient in a salty dish… But the really best time to eat Açai is… (an inside joke) now!
Do I need to eat açai daily to enjoy its benefits?

Yes, and preferably ten packets a day… No, if you want to enjoy the benefits it is enough to devour an açai bowl a few times a week, or for example every time after exercising. We eat açai on average once or twice a day but we are of course “açai diehards”. Our açai products are the perfect complement to a lifestyle full of plant-based and unprocessed foods. You’re going to feel good and glow but that certainly won’t be because of our açai berries alone. When you take care of your health, you take care of yourself and that will automatically just make you happier. We don’t have any maximum or minimum guidelines but of course we don’t rule out that you will automatically start increasing that amount of açai consumption.

Other than an açai bowl, how else can I use açai?

Great! ! You’re already starting to find your açai bowls a little too normal. That means you’re well on your way in the açai bowl’ing club and so now looking for some fun variety to devour our delicious açai in even more ways.

Click here for our recipe booklet full of delicious dishes or get inspired by the many recipes on therecipespage and on our Instagram page

Are our products suitable for children and if so, from what age?

Yes absolutely, in fact they are highly recommended! And especially for breakfast! Research shows that children do not eat a nutritious breakfast, which makes them crave unhealthy snacks.

In addition, children (and adults) often lack omega fatty acids, while these are so important for optimal brain development. An Açai bowl or smoothie is an ideal way to get children to eat all kinds of foods, without them even realizing it 😉 So you can incorporate nut pastes, oatmeal, (vegetable) yogurts, all kinds of fruits and yes, even vegetables into an Açai bowl. As long as the fresh and thicker texture (because you’re going to mix some ingredients frozen) is preserved, they’ll be happy to slide at the table. Açai is recommended for children as young as 1 year old. This is the recommended age to introduce a wide range of berry varieties into a baby’s diet.

Since eating products from The Holy Berry, my mind sometimes wanders to green vistas and birds of paradise. Is this normal?

Don’t panic, you wouldn’t be the only one. . One of the side effects we are only too happy to vouch for is that our products may well make you daydream about exotic destinations. Not only do they taste delicious, but they also make you feel good inside. Rainforest wanderlust is part of the The Holy Berry experience!

HERE YOU CAN FIND OUR PRODUCTS

Açai Pulp Packs

Our Açai pulp packs can be found in most health food stores. Also some delis, vegetable stores and some independent Delhaizes sell them. You can find outletshere.

Açai Bowl Mixes

OurAçai bowl mixes > can be found primarily at Delhaize.

You can find the Delhaize outletshere

Pitaya Packs & Passion fruit Packs

Our Pitaya packs and our Passion fruit packs cannot be found in the store. Our apologies for this 🙂

You can however have our full range delivered to your door by our partner Claessens.

Surf quickly to our At Home page for more info on this home delivery.

Açai at home? Find our points of sale here.

Sell Açai in your store or serve it in your food store, contact us here.

Still have questions? shoot!

Send an email to hello@theholyberry.com and we’ll erase that question mark for you in no time!