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Sant creates experiences that promote balance in minds, bodies, the environment & communities.  First up, the superfruit beverage.
Sant creates experiences that promote balance in minds, bodies, the environment & communities. First up, the superfruit beverage.
487 backers pledged $15,140 to help bring this project to life.

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The fruit, Garcinia indica, is super.  Its been used in Ayuervedic medicine for 1000's of years to balance the mind & body. It has Garcinol, HCA, xanthones; vitamins B1, B3, B9, B12, C; maganese, magnesium, and potassium and 5x more antioxidants than Kale.

Simply drop fruit in water.  It really is that easy.
Simply drop fruit in water. It really is that easy.
Or get creative with additional ingredients
Or get creative with additional ingredients

FAQ's

Q:   How many servings are in 1 50 gram pouch?

A:   20 - 50 depending on how strong you like the flavor and how well you use the fruit.  You can keep using fruit until it stops releasing color.

Q:   How long does it take the fruit to infuse?

A:   The fruit can infuse for hours.  Since the fruit is organic and sun-dried, the fruit’s moisture content varies, which affects the infusion time.  I try to tell the earth elements to be exactly the same everywhere we grow and the sun to emit the exact same temperature when we dry, but the messages don’t seem to be getting through. There are some things you can control though.  If you want a faster infusion make the temperature of the water hotter or add more fruit up front.  You can also keep a pitcher infusing in you fridge to drink whenever you like. 

Q:  What do the fruit infusions taste like?

A:  The flavor of the fruit varies depending on how strong you make it.  If it's a light infusion with a subtle pink color it can be compared to rose.  When it's darker it's close to hibiscus, a lighter cranberry or tamarind.  You can add ingredient's to make any flavor you like.

Q:   Can I eat the dried fruit on it’s own?

A:    Yes, we dare you.  Warning- it’s pungent.  Try sucking or chewing dried fruit pieces or add it to granola, smoothies, or as a souring agent in cooking. 

Q:    How long do the fruit and infusions last?

A:    The dried fruit itself lasts over 1 year.  Once the fruit is infused in water the  drink can be kept in the fridge for a week or at room temperature for a day.  Eventually, the beverage can ferment.  Some people dig fermentation.

Q:    What do I do with the fruit after it infuses?

A:   You can eat it, compost it, or use it to make art pieces.  I'm working on a Sant fruit necklace.

Q:   How is the fruit traditionally consumed?

A:   The fruit is traditionally consumed as a drink after meals to aid in digestion, in meals as a souring agent, and when the body is hot or infected as a cooling agent.  

Q:   Why did Sant start?

A:  Sant started as a social enterprise to create livelihood opportunities, promote conscious consumption, and spread love, gratitude and compassion.  

What will the $$$ go to?

The money raised will go to the farmers and the women self-help groups to harvest this years crop.  The crop can only be harvested 1 month out of the entire year.  So we need to get enough fruit for the entire year, now.  $10,000 is the minimum we need, but more funds equals more fruit for everyone to enjoy.                                                           

Our stretch goal is $60,000

We work with farmers and women self-help groups in India.
We work with farmers and women self-help groups in India.

Rewards

You don’t need another logoed t-shirt. The new swag is experiences.You’ll get the experience of making your own fresh healthy beverage. The more you pledge the more balance inducing experiences you’ll get.  Whether you need relaxation or a dance your pants off party, we’ve got you covered.

*Pouch – all pouches are 50 grams.                                                             

*Sant Sessions – Inspiring individuals will facilitate a 1-hour experience. (with the help of technology). You’ll get a chance to practice and ask questions.

MEDITATION - You’ll get a sense for what meditation really is (spoiler alert it’s not about controlling your thoughts or even about getting calm.) Trust me, you’ll want these insights. This meditation saved my life. I’m probably meditating right now. (It’s keeping me sane through this intense Kickstarter campaign.) 

BREATHING - Breathing, it’s more complicated than most people realize. I’d been practicing yoga for 10 years and have worked with healers on breathing and it just clicked for me. And it sure is peaceful. We’ll go through myths and particular breathing techniques. 

MASSAGE - Fact - touch is important. It can relieve pain, stimulate organs and reduce anxiety and stress. We can all use more touch in our lives. (It’s part of the reason I love hugs so much. Oxytocin, yes please). Massage is one way to heal, but sometimes there’s no one around to massage you. Don’t fret; rub yourself. You’ll learn simple self-massage techniques. My favorite is the stomach massage. You’ll be showing your belly some love in no time. 

International Shipping - We're doing it.  International pouches will come in a thinner package to decrease shipping costs for everyone.  Pouches will still be 50 grams.

A Special Thank You

Thank you for making it all the way to the bottom of our Kickstarter.

We managed to acknowledge a lot of people in our video, but there’s more people to thank. Massive thank you's to WANDA, AUNTY & CELESTE.

And to all the people who have helped along the way.

  • Zim
  • 2 Jills
  • Katie
  • Rushabh, Summer, Ruth, Stefano, Isha
  • Chris,  Kristen, Brooke 
  • Darek, Derrick 
  • Everyone from the Lean Start-Up competition
  • Mr. An, Carly, Penkala, James Lauren 
  • Gretchen
  • Alex 
  • All the people who responded to my cold emails with compassion
  • 2 Brians, Bryon, Bryan 
  • Kevin and Ann 
  • Start up leadership program, Venture Shot, and One Square Planet

Extra special thanks to Grayson for his support and audio talents http://graysonelliotttaylor.com/ and to Will for composing beautiful music will.wisnieski@gmail.com.  Check these guys out. 

There aren't enough thank you's for my best friend and 2 time running Sant Employee of the Year, Antoinette LaPaglia (mom).  And to Erica and Erica's family, design community and to Matt.

 

Risks and challenges

We've already started importing the fruit. It's ready for you. I've been working on Sant for 1.5 years and prior to that was living in India for 2 years. (I's dotted, t's crossed)

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    You're going to love it! 1 pouch of dried superfruit. (50 grams)

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    You’re going to love it so much that 1 pouch isn’t going to be enough, so we’re going to give you 3, 2 for you and 1 to share. Sharing is an experience that feels good. And we want you to feel good.

    3 pouches -> 2 experiences. WHAT A DEAL.

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    Find your balance through ONE of the following Sant sessions*:
    MEDITATION, BREATHING, or MASSAGE.

    Intrigued? Check out the "About this project" section for more info. You get 4 pouches of superfruit too.

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    You have more than 1 person you want to share with? Don't worry, we'll give you 6 pouches. Yes, 6 pouches for only $50 (instead of $72.) Wooo Hooo!!!

    That's an extra $22 in your pocket. Do something awesome with those savings.

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    Find your balance through TWO of the following Sant sessions*:
    MEDITATION, BREATHING AND MASSAGE.

    In case you missed the memo above, check out the "About this project" section for more info. 5 pouches this time! It's a the more the better type thing.

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    You are going to be so relaxed. THREE of the following Sant sessions*:

    MEDITATION, BREATHING, or MASSAGE or suggest a wellness topic you want to know about.

    In case you missed the last 2 memos, check out the "About this project" section for more info. 6 pouches. You're getting a sense for how this pouch thing works now.

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    We're throwing you a party. You’ll get a bag with instructions and all the necessary tools to have a bash with your closest friends. Sant party favors? You'll get 8 pouches.

    (You can join for the Sant sessions too)

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    We're throwing you the ULTIMATE PARTY. You’ll get a bag with instructions and all the necessary tools to have a blowout with everyone you've ever met. 10 pouches included.

    Let's not overlook fun as a part of balance. I'm working on having more fun myself.

    (You can join for the Sant sessions too)

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    YOU GET IT ALL!

    Plus, I’ll be so excited that I might name my first born after you. Well, I’ll name something after you. I do have a lot of plants that could use names.

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