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Are you a firm believer that food can taste delicious while also fully nurturing your body? We can prove it. As a family owned company introduced to super fruits at a young age, we grew up with the strong belief that food can taste good while being good for you. With a unified passion and knowledgeable foundation, we're an efficient new force to the health food sector determined to seek only the best and purest ingredients from all over the world.
This venture began when Taylor, the oldest grandson and an entrepreneur to his core, asked his grandfather, Jose, to partner with him in 2013 on a new venture to begin importing exotic fruits. He was sure that acai was going to be the next big thing to hit the US food market and from this, Acai Exotic was born. In 2015, Spencer agreed that the trend of superfruits was inevitable, switched his major from Biology to Food Science while working part time for his grandfather and older brother, and transitioned into a full time partner after graduating from Rutgers as a Food Scientist in 2020.
Acai Exotic has built a strong following over the last 8 years in the foodservice business. We have been importing and distributing acai and other superfruits to hundreds of local bowl shops up and down the east coast. We knew that we would be limited in spreading the good word of acai if we could only sell through these bowl shops and healthy cafes. This is why we have decided to make Acai Exotic accessible at home. Making it easier and more affordable to enjoy the acai that they know and love.
Each ingredient is there for a reason. Why the sugar content you may ask? The sugar in our acai cups contributes to the creamy texture of our mix when running it through commercial ice cream machines. We’ve performed countless tests and research to determine the minimum amount of sugar needed to ensure the product doesn’t freeze inside the ice cream machine pipes. While determined to get this sugar content even lower - we had success with the addition of healthy fats from coconut cream. Instead of overwhelming or drowning out the taste with added sweeteners and fillers, we aim to preserve the natural taste of these fruits in every product we make.
Our organic acai is sourced from local farmers of the Amazon Jungle who wild harvest the fruits. They are picked, pulped and frozen within an 8 hour period to preserve all of the antioxidants and nutrients.
Our organic dragon fruit is sustainably farmed in Vietnam
an hour outside of Ho Chi Minh city. It is diced by hand and quickly frozen to preserve its freshness and structure.
Our organic coconut is sourced from Indonesia.
Our ice stabilizers are sourced from parts of various species of trees, blended together specifically created for low sugar recipes to stop the formulation of ice crystals.
Our organic, gluten free granola is moms recipe, made right here in the USA with gluten free and non-gmo oats
Our Almond Butter is simply, unsalted, organic, USA almonds grown in sunny California.
Our Raw Demerara Sugar comes directly from the sugar farms on the island of Demerara
Hazelnut cocoa Spread
We partnered with Boelli and Sorrisi, a chocolatier in Torino, Italy which aligned with our company mission as far as quality and sustainability. This chocolate hazelnut combination was born in Torino and was later made famous by a leading brand. Unlike other leading brands, our spread has 50% hazelnuts (3x that of a leading brand), 1/3 of the sugar, while also being dairy and palm oil-free.
These products are easy to prepare. Taking two packets or a handful of cubes, placing them in a blender with your other favorite fruits and the liquid of your choice will give you a bowl or smoothie depending on the amount of liquid used.
Secret – We defrost and eat the acai + guarana right out of the packet
(acai berry, filtered water), citric acid
Acai pulp (acai berry, filtered water) raw cane sugar, guarana extract, citric acid
100% dragon fruit
All of our products are made with organic, kosher, vegan, dairy free ingredients and each of our fruits are handpicked. All of the production facilities have HACCP and food safety plans in place to assure the highest quality product.
We can answer why each ingredient is in our products.
We can tell you where and when they were harvested.
You now know who we are.