Sambazon Acai Bowls with Nature’s Path Granola (DISCONTINUED)

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On October 23, 2014
Last modified:October 23, 2016


Judging purely on deliciousness, these are definitely 5-star delights. But, they are marketed as a breakfast option, which I found them way too sweet for. Sure, they were tasty, but it was a big sugar rush for that early in the day, and I quickly ran out of steam. I recommend enjoying these cool and healthy little "sundaes" as an afternoon treat or dessert.

Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? I’m not completely sure, but it’s definitely tasty. The new Sambazon Acai Bowls have a pure berry sorbet base and a topper of crunchy Nature’s Path Granola.

Sambazon Acai Bowls - #dairyfree + vegan acai sorbet with Nature's Path granola - certified organic

I had my first taste of acai sorbet at a recent expo, and the soft, intense flavor of the sweet-tart ice cream in these Sambazon Acai Bowls was every bit as delicious as I remembered. The only issue I have is where they fit into a daily diet. Like many acai bowls, these are marketed as a breakfast option. But unlike many acai bowls, which use straight acai puree, these have a sweetened acai base. I found them way too sweet for earlier in the day, a bit too high in added sugars (about 12 grams of cane sugar + tapioca syrup, by my calculations), and a bit too low in protein for a sustainable breakfast.

Definitely enjoy these Sambazon Acai Bowls when a sweet treat is in order, but if making a meal out of them, I recommend adding a generous spoonful of nut or seed butter (trust me, it will be scrumptious with this berry granola blend!) to keep from falling flat after an hour.

Sambazon Acai Bowls - #dairyfree + vegan acai sorbet with Nature's Path granola - certified organic

Sambazon Acai Bowls have been released in two flavors to start: Acai Berry and Acai + Strawberry + Blueberry, both with a generous topper of Nature’s Path Granola (housed in a separate cap for adding as you wish). The Acai Berry has a rich and perfectly sweet dessert berry sorbet. The granola is a nice, earthy touch that seems to compliment the fruit flavor beautifully. The Acai + Strawberry + Blueberry is very similar, but the sorbet has a more familiar berry vibe that is even a touch sweeter and more dessert-like.

Quick Facts on Sambazon Acai Bowls

These organic frozen treats are:

  • Antioxidant-rich – The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) level is more than 3,500.
  • A mini nutrient booster – They contain 6 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein when topped with the granola.
  • Modest in calories – Sambazon Acai Bowls have about 250 calories each, and are quite satisfying as a substantial snack.
  • Almost too easy to enjoy – Just let them thaw for 3 to 5 minutes out of the freezer and your spoon will scoop with ease.

Sambazon Acai Bowls - #dairyfree + vegan acai sorbet with Nature's Path granola - certified organic

Certifications: Sambazon Acai Bowls are Certified Organic, Fair Trade and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Sambazon Acai Bowls are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Sambazon website at

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  2. I tried and thought the taste was too artificial compared to acai bowls I’ve had many times before, then when I saw they add coloring to one of the darkest fruits in the world, I had to ask…why? I’ve avoided their juices and other products for the added coloring also. They must be over-processing or something is wrong with their acai fruit if they need to add coloring to acai. The dark color in acai is due to all the anthocyanin antioxidants, so if the color is removed before they add coloring, then it can’t have much antioxidants left. I’d avoid as a healthy option, certainly more of a dessert. For healthy bowls, get some good frozen acai packs and blend them up w/o the additives.

    • Hi Valerie,

      Thank you SO much for your feedback on this. Since I’ve had little experience w/ acai bowls and acai puree, I didn’t realize this issue. I appreciate you commenting with your thoughts and information.

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