By Katy Killilea
Smooze is very delicious and very bewildering. It is a frozen treat that comes to you, via Whole Foods and Indonesia, at room temperature (freeze before eating). It is described as a “fruit ice,” and it is dairy-free but it is also creamy. And it can be enjoyed outside in the summer without dripping down your arm. Unless you hold it upside down.
Smooze comes in four flavors: guava, pineapple, mango, and passion fruit (all are fruit puree with coconut milk). The pyramidal shape and packaging are adorable and fit very nicely in a child’s hand (and in my hand). The subjects (ages 4-62) at my tasting lab all agreed: Smooze is yummy. The vibrant fruitiness is enough to make you want it–the convenience of being able to store it in the pantry and the mess-free packaging push Smooze over the top into frozen dessert perfection. The testers’ favorite flavor, by a slim margin, is mango.
What’s more, when you are done with your Smooze, you are left with only a small pocket of lined paper, and it can be recycled (in communities where milk cartons and juice boxes are recycled).
Package of ten Smooze in one of four flavors: $3.99
Available in Rhode Island at Whole Foods
For more information, go to www.sambugroup.com
Photo credit: Katy Killilea