Kickstarter Find | Sant Dried Superfruit

Hey all. I have a new discovery to share with you straight from Kickstarter. If you didn't know, Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects such as film, music, theatre, games, design, food, & more. I'd heard about it & was inspired to find a product I liked in order to back it. When you back a project it means you're helping to fund it; you donate a certain amount of money be it $5, $25,  or more. The catch is that the project is only delivered if it's 100% funded.

sant dried superfruit

Today I have my very first backed Kickstarter project & that is Sant, a dried superfruit that infuses into a fresh beverage. The project was created by Kim LaPaglia. There were 487 backers who pledged just over $15,000. I pledged $25 which means I got three pouches of Sant. 

sant dried superfruit
sant dried superfruit

Sant is a fruit called Garcinia indica & has Garcinol, HCA, xanthones; vitamins B1, B3, B9, B12, C; maganese, magnesium, & potassium & (supposedly) 5x more antioxidants than kale. To learn more about it, check out the Sant Kickstarter page.

sant dried superfruit

By itself, the fruit is tart. It definitely has a sour kick. I think it tastes best when made into a drink. Here's how I made it:

+ Boil some water in a pot. 
+ Once it's at a rolling boil add several pieces of Sant. 
+ Wait 10 minutes & check the color. It should be a deep red. Add more Sant if the water is pink. Let boil longer.
+ It will taste slightly sour, so add honey or sugar to taste.

sant dried superfruit
Before

sant dried superfruit
After

sant dried superfruit

For these photos it was my first time making Sant, so I most definitely needed to add more Sant! I recommend boiling water in a pot & adding Sant as needed.  I mixed a tablespoon of honey to about half a pitcher of Sant. It basically neutralized the sour taste. I liked it not being very sweet, but you can add whatever you want. I'm still experimenting, but overall I like the unique flavor & being able to be a part of something than can help farmers in India!

Have you ever backed anything on Kickstarter? What did you get? Does Sant sound interesting/tasty to you? :]

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44 comments

  1. Wow!! What's great way to eat dried fruit!! I should try the tea! Xoxo

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    1. It's not so much edible as it is best when infused with water. :]

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  2. Wow, this is really cool...such an innovative idea!

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  3. Wow that's interesting!! I need to try this. Have a great weekend :)

    xo, Katy
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  4. I love putting lemon and fruits in my water but have never tried dried fruit! Hmm...sounds like a good idea. :)

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    1. Yeah, I'm not sure if it'll work with other dried fruits, maybe only tart ones? Tossing dried apricot in hot water sounds odd haha .:]

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  5. This is such a great idea and it seems like the fruit has so many benefits!

    <3 Shannon
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    1. I don't feel anything but hey, it's a bonus! :]

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  6. That dried fruit looks so strange! i want to try it
    xo
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  7. Yay for supporting independent brands! I've never had tea like this before, it sounds super cool though!

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    1. It's cool because you can experiment & make it your own. :]

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  8. Well this is certainly unique! I'd really like to try it. I heard that dried fruit has a lot of sugars in it, and might be wary of that, though. It looks really cool, though!

    Brooke | brookewrote

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    1. This only has 3 grams of sugar per serving. It's very bitter. :]

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  9. That is pretty interesting. It is a funny looking fruit when dried huh? Still pretty cool you got to try some for funding. :)

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    1. Yeah, it's all shriveled! I'm glad to have gotten some & back hard workers. :]

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  10. I have never thought of this way of making tea, need to give it a go!
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    1. I'm not sure what other fruits it could work with but experimenting wouldn't hurt. :]

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  11. I've never heard of Kickstarter, but that is such a cool idea-I'm going to have to look on their and see what I should back!

    xoxo, SS

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    1. There are SO many options & it's thrilling to try something that most people don't have access to! :]

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    1. It's a worldwide Kickstarter. When the Kickstarter was open anybody could've backed it. :[

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  13. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
    M.

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  14. I have never tried dried fruit for my water. Sounds really nice :)

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  15. Never heard of doing this but it sounds quite interesting, may have to try it out. :)

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    1. Let me know how it goes. I'm interested as well. :]

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  16. Very interesting post, I would love to try this out.

    xx Z&G

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  17. This sounds very unusual and the idea of adding some honey to it to counteract the sour taste is great!

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  18. This does sound interesting, and weird..i would like to try it.

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  19. This sounds really interesting. I never bought anything from kickstarter but I like looking at all the products, services, etc. Great review!

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    1. I hadn't supported anything on Kickstarter either & figured I'd get the most use out of something edible. :]

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  20. This looks so intimidating-- like dried hearts that bleed when you add water.

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    1. Love how you worded that. Bleeding hearts with water. haha :]

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  22. Wow this looks so interesting! I've been involved in a couple of kickstarter projects in the past. Great post, I'd love to try this out.

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    1. That's so fantastic. Which ones did you back? :]

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  23. Ohh that sounds so nice! I love Kickstarter...

    Thank you for sharing Carmen

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  24. I wasn't too impressed with Sant... mainly because I got annoyed that neither their package nor website told me what fruit their "Sant fruit" was (back when I tried it at least). I had to dig around to figure it out until I stumbled on their Kickstarter.

    At first, I thought it was mangosteen (my favorite fruit, yummmm), but it turned out to be the very similar Indian cousin of it! So that was cool.

    I tried it with milk as well. I think there's a recipe book on their website. Looks fun! Enjoy!
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    1. Cassandra,

      Thanks for your comments. Sorry for the confusion. We've been making improvements based off of feedback and our new site and packaging is about to launch. Here's a preview. You'll see the name Garcinia indica is prevalent. https://unravelhosting.com/sant/.

      As a small start-up social enterprise with minimal resources it takes some time for us to make improvements. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any additional comments or questions

      Smiles,

      Kim

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  25. woaw so interesting... looks yum!
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