CHICO-BAB A SUPERFOOD BLEND BURSTING WITH ANTIOXIDANTS AND FIBRE

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CHICO-BAB is a superfood blend that is bursting with antioxidants and fibre. Made with inulin-rich chicory roots and organic baobab powder, CHICO-BAB is 100% plant-based prebiotic, and promotes helpful gut bacteria. Chico-Bab is not made of tea; Chico-Bab is made of chicory and organic baobab powder. The idea to combine chicory and baobab powder was a few years in the making. In fact, Fanta had been using chicory as one of her main ingredients in the Vitaliteas Spicy Chai Mixes, and the baobab powder, was part of her upbringing. In her country of birth, Senegal, the first juice Fanta ever had was made of baobab powder. The baobab is the national tree of Senegal and its Africa tree of life because the leaves, seeds and fruit are all used as part of the diet. The baobab powder is part of Fanta's food pantry, and she knows about its prebiotic and electrolytic benefits for digestive health. Based in Edmonton, Fanta Camara Founder of vitaliteas.ca, Kathy Leskow Founder of confettisweets.ca and Chef Doreen Prei doreenprei.wixsite.com, have together as a team, decided to bring CHICO-BAB to you. We are three passionate entrepreneurs that believe in bringing wholesome superfoods to Canadian families. We are doing an ATB Booster to validate and launch our new CHICO-BAB line. With your support, we can take it off the ground and get it to market. We have produced an initial 3000 packages to be sold exclusively through this BoostR: CHICO-BAB Original, CHICO-BAB with Cocoa and CHICO-BAB with Coffee. We are raising $25,000 to test the market, validate the products and launch the new line of CHICO-BAB to make it available nationwide. With your support, wonderful things can be achieved. Thank you in advance for believing in us. Fanta, Kathy and Chef Doreen.

Chicory and Baobab

Chico-Bab is naturally bold, rich, delicious & nutritious. It tastes good, is good for you, and will make you smile and feel good about drinking it. A unique line of beverages for the whole family.

Enjoy Chico-Bab hot or cold, by simply mixing with your favourite milk or water.  It's also delicious in smoothies, shakes, yogurt, savouries and baked goods

3 varieties to delight your palate!

Chico-Bab Original

A robust deep flavor with a caramelized taste.

Ingredients: Instant chicory, organic baobab powder.

A naturally delicious caffeine-free alternative to coffee. Equally good as a cold "café latté" drink.

Trying to giving up the caffeine? Wanting to get off and kick the coffee habit?   Chico-Bab Original gives you the satisfying taste of coffee without the caffeine.

 

Chico-Bab with Cocoa  

A rich, dark chocolatey drink.

Ingredients: Instant chicory, fat-reduced cocoa powder, organic baobab powder.

Low-fat cocoa powder contains flavonoids, a good source of antioxidants. Enjoy your hot chocolate drink, in a healthy way.   

 

Chico-Bab with Coffee

A rich and full-bodied flavor for a low caffeinated coffee beverage that's quite delicious.

Ingredients: Instant chicory, instant coffee, organic baobab powder.

Instant Coffee has polyphenols that act as an antioxidant.  It’s also lower in caffeine than regular coffee.

Are you trying to cut down on caffeine? Reduce your coffee intake? Getting off of the caffeine roller coaster ride? Chico-Bab with Coffee is your savior.  It’s a little bit of coffee and lot of chicory. It’s your lower-caffeine option for your everyday coffee cuppa!



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The Benefits

  • Chico-Bab is 100% plant-based prebiotic.
  • Excellent source of dietary fiber called inulin.
  • 2 g of fiber. Chico-Bab delivers 7% of daily fibre requirements with each serving.
  • Clean, raw, made with only 2-3 simple ingredients—nothing artificial
  • Gluten-free*Grain Free*Vegan*Nut Free*dairy free* No acidity*GMO Free.
  • Unsweetened—no added sugar.
  • Low calorie. Carb conscious: only 1g of naturally present sugar per serving.
  • Diabetics friendly* Low glycemic index.
  • No flavors, colors, additives or fillers.
  • Instantly dissolved in water or milk.

 

Prebiotics and inulin in Chico-Bab

Prebiotics are not added to Chico-Bab blends. They are naturally present in the chicory and the organic baobab powder as prebiotic foods that actively benefit your gut flora, your health and your well-being.

10 to 20 grams of inulin per day is considered a healthy daily intake to support your immune system and improve gut health. Drinking 4-5 cups of Chico-Bab a day can significantly increase your daily intake of prebiotic and inulin.

Inulin supports beneficial digestive flora. Every cup of Chico-Bab delivers inulin that is naturally extracted from chicory, in a readily available and quickly absorbable form. In order to have a healthy microbiome, you need to feed your probiotics with prebiotics. Inulin is one of their favorite foods!

 

What is chicory?

Chicory scientific name: Cichorium intybus L.

You’ve probably eaten chicory greens before in a salad. Radicchio, endive, escarole and frisée are all varieties of chicory leaves valued for their antioxidants and nutrients.

Chicory drink is made from the root section of the chicory vegetable.  A super food plant that that contains the highest amount of inulin of any food.

Sown in the spring, it is harvested six months later when the root, having reached its maturity, and is filled with inulin (a dietary fiber).

Roasted chicory root is a popular coffee alternative because chicory tastes similar to coffee.

The Benefits of Chicory

  • Chicory is 100% plant-based dairy free prebiotic.
  • High inulin fiber content.
  • Chicory has a smoother, less acidic flavour than coffee, making it easier on both your taste buds and your stomach.
  • Supports digestive flora.
  • Promotes liver detoxification.
  • Contains natural antioxidants.
  • Used as a coffee substitute.
  • Mild tonic, diuretic, and laxative

The chicory roots are washed, sliced, dried, roasted, milled, sieved, and extracted with hot water. Instant chicory powder is obtained by dehydration (spray drying) of this chicory liquid extract.

Chicory root contains the highest amount of inulin of any food. Inulin is the prebiotic soluble fiber that feeds your beneficial digestive flora, also called probiotics. It is naturally extracted when enjoying Chico-Bab .

 

What is baobab powder?

Baobab scientific name: Adansonia digitate.

Baobab fruit powder occurs naturally as a completely dry powder. It undergoes no spray-drying or freeze-drying. Unlike other fruits, the pulp inside is naturally dry. It is 100% natural raw fruit.  The Baobab powder production process involves separating the fruit powder from the rest of the contents of the pod. Baobab is a gluten-free, highly alkalizing, low-glycemic index food. Baobab powder is a superfruit with one of the most nutrients in superfruits category.

We only use 100% organic baobab fruit powder that do not contain additives, preserving agents or added sugar.

The Benefits of Organic Baobab Powder

  • Packed with nutrients and fibre
  • Raw superfruit
  • Highest antioxidant content of any fruit: has twice the antioxidants gram per gram of goji berries and more than blueberries and pomegranates combined.
  • High in vitamin C
  • Rich in electrolytes
  • Alkalizing
  • Excellent source of Prebiotics with almost 50% dietary fibre comprised of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
  • Rich in amino acids & essential fatty acids
  • Twice as much calcium as milk – bioavailable micronutrients
  • Source of potassium

The Baobab Tree

Baobab is the common name for Adansonia. There are nine species, the one in mainland Africa being Adansonia digitata.

The trees reach heights of 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 ft) and trunk diameters of 7 to 11 meters (23 to 36 ft). Its trunk can hold up to 120,000 liters of water. For most of the year, the tree is leafless, and looks very much like it has its roots sticking up in the air, hence their other name “upside down trees”.

Baobabs live well over a thousand years as attested by radio-carbon dating. There is every reason to believe that certain baobabs are far older still, but these ancient trees are invariably hollow – the oldest wood at the center having disintegrated to create a cavity.

Baobabs are found in multiple sub-Saharan Africa countries – and in Madagascar and Australia – so Senegal cannot really claim this tree 100%, still it’s found throughout the country and is very emblematic here.

Meet the Team

Fanta Camara

Fanta Camara

Founder and CEO

Alongside creating CHICO-BAB a superfood blend bursting with antioxidants and fibre, Fanta is the founder of VitalyTeas Ltd, where high quality line of teas and spicy chai mixes are made. Fanta believes that your tea should make you feel good. That’s why she makes healthy, natural blends she'd only drink herself. Every day, Fanta strives to help people live healthier, happier lives… one deliciously natural cup of tea at a time!

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Kathy Leskow

Kathy Leskow

Partner

Kathy Leskow has a passion for family, community, and cookies. Kathy’s journey to baking success began when she started selling homemade, hand-crafted cookies at local farmer’s markets. Kathy opened her first storefront in Sherwood Park in 2014 and has grown her brand to grace the aisles of over 200 specialty and grocery stores. Confetti Sweets participates in many community events and Kathy is personally part of multiple boards of directors. When she is not working, you may find Kathy glamping with her three beautiful children, drinking fine wine, and eating cookies, of course!

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Doreen Prei

Doreen Prei

Partner

A Michelin-star trained, award winning chef, Doreen has cooked in private restaurants and hotels in Germany, Ireland, and Canada. She completed her training in Berlin, Germany at First Floor Restaurant, before moving to Dublin where she cooked at the Four Seasons Hotel, Chapter One, and Gordon Ramsay at the Ritz Carlton. Finding her way to Edmonton, Alberta, Doreen was the restaurant chef at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Chef de Cuisine and Executive Chef at Zinc Restaurant and Catering at the AGA, Chef of Culinary Development at the Edmonton Petroleum club and taught cooking classes at Get Cooking. Doreen is the executive chef at May at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

She consulted at numerous restaurants in Canada. She successfully competed in many competitions throughout Canada and the US. She recently won her episode on the Food network show Fire Masters. You can listen to her food column every Thursday at 4:40 pm at CBC Radio Active at 93.9 fm. She also specializes in food consulting, cooking with kids and wine maker’s dinners.

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FAQs

What is CHICO-BAB?

CHICO-BAB is mainly made with inulin rich chicory roots and organic baobab powder that are both 100% plant-based dairy free prebiotic, which promotes helpful gut bacteria.

What are the benefits of CHICO-BAB?

  • 100% plant-based prebiotic
  • Excellent source of dietary fiber called inulin
  • 2 g of fiber in each serving that delivers 7% of the daily fibre requirements
  • Clean, raw, made with only 2-3 simple ingredients—nothing artificial
  • Gluten-free *Grain Free *Vegan *Nut Free *dairy free * No acidity *GMO Free
  • Unsweetened—no added sugar
  • Low calorie. Carb conscious: only 1g of naturally present sugar per serving
  • Diabetics friendly * Low glycemic index
  • No flavors, colors, additives or fillers.
  • Instantly dissolved in water or milk.
  • Delicious in smoothies, shakes, yogurt, savouries and baked goods.

What are the ingredients of CHICO-BAB Original?

Ingredients: Instant chicory, organic baobab powder.

What are the ingredients of CHICO-BAB with Cocoa?

Ingredients: Instant chicory, fat-reduced cocoa powder, organic baobab powder.

What are the ingredients of CHICO-BAB with Coffee?

Ingredients: Instant chicory, instant coffee, organic baobab powder.

Why CHICO-BAB tastes like coffee?

Roasted chicory root is a popular coffee alternative because chicory tastes similar to coffee.

Does baobab powder undergoes spray-drying or freeze-drying?

Baobab fruit powder occurs naturally as a completely dry powder. It undergoes no spray-drying or freeze-drying. Unlike other fruits, the pulp inside is naturally dry. It is 100% natural raw fruit.  The Baobab powder production process involves separating the fruit powder from the rest of the contents of the pod.

I am trying to give up the caffeine and kick the coffee habit. Which CHICO-BAB is best for me?

Chico-Bab Original will give you the satisfying taste of coffee without the caffeine.

I am trying to reduce my coffee intake. Which CHICO-BAB is best for me?

Chico-Bab with Coffee is a little bit of coffee and lot of chicory. It’s your lower-caffeine option for your everyday coffee cuppa!

What are the benefits of chicory?

  • Chicory is 100% plant-based dairy free prebiotic
  • High inulin fiber content
  • Chicory has a smoother, less acidic flavour than coffee, making it easier on both your taste buds and your stomach
  • Supports digestive flora
  • Promotes liver detoxification
  • Contains natural antioxidants
  • Used as a coffee substitute
  • Mild tonic, diuretic, and laxative
  • Vegan
  • GMO-Free
  • Sustainably harvested

What are the benefits of baobab powder?

• Packed with nutrients and fibre • Raw superfruit • Highest antioxidant content of any fruit: has twice the antioxidants gram per gram of goji berries and more than blueberries and pomegranates combined  • High in vitamin C • Rich in electrolytes • Alkalizing • Excellent source of prebiotics with almost 50% dietary fibre comprised of both soluble and insoluble fiber • Rich in amino acids & essential fatty acids • Twice as much calcium as milk – bioavailable micronutrients • Source of potassium • Gluten-Free • Vegan • GMO-Free • Sustainably harvested

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