In the last issue of POH, we introduced to several specialty food and beverage companies that are at least partially Black-owned or African-based and were at the annual Fancy Food Show in New York. In this issue, we introduce to you companies and their products that caught my attention only because of their uniqueness.
Among the 2,400 companies at the largest marketplace for specialty foods and beverages in North America was Asarasi. The company harvest water from maple trees. As they explained, maple sap is 97 percent naturally pure water. From the tree sap, they remove the maple sugar, leaving behind pure water. With the water, Asarasi infuses carbonation and flavor.
The taste of the water was not unique, but knowing the naturalness of the source of the water made me feel refreshed and super-hydrated.