Who doesn’t love a good snack? It’s the perfect way to tide yourself over before lunch or while you’re trying to make it through a long afternoon at work. The problem is, most of the snacks available at your local kiosko seem to have the sole objective of causing multiple cavities and/or diabetes. Sure, that Oreo Alfajor (mmmm) tastes good now, but sometimes you want something with a bit more substance and that won’t get in the way of your goal to be la mejor cola de Argentina, amirite?
Enter Zafran – a company started by two buddies who want to remind Argies that yummy and healthy don’t have to be mutually exclusive. That indeed you can be mindful of tidbits like nutrients and protein while enjoying something sweet with your cup of tea. Their mission is simple: to bring you a little box of numnums – to either your home or office – as often as you prefer, ensuring that you’ll always have something to nibble on.
Once you sign up, you can choose from a variety of 20 snacks that will be packaged in boxes of five, and then you decide how often you want them to be delivered. Pretty straightforward, and the website is well-designed and easy to use. From dried fruit to to berries mixed with nuts, to seeds and granola … there is definitely something for everyone.
The Zafran dudes work with nutritionists to create balanced bites that offer a variety of benefits, whether it be a dose of Omega-3 or providing an extra serving of fiber. You have the option to give them feedback on your personal preferences, too – from “Fanático” to “No Quiero” – so you can better control what snacks you’ll receive in your next delivery.
It’s a great way to always have something on hand – no more last-minute trips of desperation where you always seem to end up buying the $25 bar of Cadbury chocolate (just me? OK). The packaging is made of recycled material and will be sure to brighten your day. I liked having a little bag of almonds at my desk as I had my morning mate.
You can also find Zafran at the Pick Market in Recoleta, so stock up next time you’re there buying Bud heavy and copious amounts of Pringles (honestly, it’s like imports heaven over there!).