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Sambazon Acai

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It’s that time of year again – Time for First Watch’s new Summer menu! This season’s options keep things fresh with three new entrees, two innovative shareables, and a refreshing juice. But Chef Shane won’t hesitate to tell you that one of the additions we’re most excited about is our new Acai Bowl, made with Certified Organic & Fair Trade Sambazon Acai packed with powerful antioxidants and healthy omegas.

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Organic Sambazon Açai topped with fresh strawberries, bananas, kiwi, blueberries and our housemade granola. Served with whole grain artisan toast topped with almond butter and Maldon sea salt.

We wanted to take a few minutes to introduce you to the folks over at Sambazon and share some of the amazing work they do in the Brazilian Amazon each day. It all started back in 1999, when Ryan Black went to Brazil on a surf trip and fell in love with the country, its positivity, scenery, people and organic approach to healthy living. He enjoyed his first Acai bowl during the trip, returned with his brother, Jeremy, and they knew they had to share the amazing Superfood with the world.

You see, Acai is a powerful berry from the heart of the Amazon, but to Sambazon, it’s about way more than just food. The company is dedicated to making a direct positive impact on the social, economic and environmental future of the Amazon Rainforest through a philosophy called the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit.

Sambazon has helped preserve more than 2.5 million acres of Amazon Rainforest, all while supporting nearly 30,000 family farmers and reinvesting 5% of the raw Acai they purchase back to help local schools and hospitals. That dedication to making the world a better place is something we at First Watch can really get behind!

So next time you’re visiting your local First Watch, enjoy our fresh Acai now through August 19*. Together with Sambazon, we can make a difference, inspiring deliciously positive change.


*Not available in the Tampa Bay Area.

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