Saturday 22 July 2017

Product Review - Organic Goji Berries - Viva Naturals

Organic Goji Berries
Viva Naturals

This was one of a number of Viva Naturals products I recently got in order to test and review. Overall I have been very impressed with the products. And see them becoming staples in my working towards health and nutrition goals. Viva Naturals is a company was founded in 2011, they strive to be an all-around health and wellness company. Their products range from nutritional supplements, organic food, beauty products, and essentials oils. Their focus is to help you with your wellness goals, and now thankfully, they are expanding into the Canadian market place. And these Goji Berries are awesome. I have tried them numerous times and am almost done my first 1 pound bag of them, but it will not be my last!

How I tested this product:
Straight up
In Smoothies
Added to Salads
In a trail mix blend

Product Specifics:
Gluten Free
Certified Organic

Now I must state, my three children ages 10 and under were willing to give these a try. Both of my daughters love them straight up. Every time I pull the bag out to make a smoothie, the girls ask for some and eat a small handful each. The girls also love them in smoothies. They are also really good in a trial mix with nuts and seeds and the Viva Cacao Nibs. I am currently snacking on these, the cacao nibs, with macadamia nuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds as a mix for afternoon snack.

Great taste

The foil pouch tears from the rough dried berries
The reseal feature on the pouch does not work well

The packaging is the only real drawback of this product, it just does not reseal properly, and I have noticed that on a number of Viva products. My workaround is to put in inside a different container, but would really like to see that resolved. But I still give it 5 stars based on the product itself and not the issues with the package. 

Prior to giving these a try I have never had Goji berries at home that did not come mixed with something else; either in tea or prepackaged salad kits. I love the sweet-tart taste that they have. And they are very versatile. I know I will be experimenting with more ways to add them into my diet. Since these products are now available in Canada through the Amazon Marketplace, it is easy to stay stocked up. I highly recommend these berries, and to be honest all of the Viva products that I have tested to date! 

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