Monthly Archives: May 2012

UliMana Loves Social Media

UliMana Loves Social MediaUliMana is social media lovin’ company; we’ve been involved in social media efforts since 2009 and love connecting with our fans and customers. We share articles on superfoods and health; raw, vegan recipes and books; and offer contests and promotions to give away our delicious products! We listen to our customers and love rewarding their participation with free products and great information.

Do you ‘Like Us’ on Facebook, ‘Follow Us’ on Twitter and ‘Follow Our Boards’ on Pinterest? You should! We have over 2,200 fans on Facebook, over 6,500 Twitter followers and as a new adopter to Pinterest, we have just over 100 followers and growing! As a new adopter of Pinterest, we’re having a blast. We’d love for you to join us. Our boards include: Raw Vegan Truffles & Balls, Raw Vegan Books, Savory Raw Vegan Entrees, Apps & Sides, Raw Cheesecake Recipes, Smoothie Recipes, Raw Health!, Fruit – Taste the Rainbow!, Superfoods! and our latest board, Chocolate Everything!

Currently, we are running a sweepstakes on Facebook to give away our May ‘Truffle of the Month’ – Salty Nut. Our Salty Nut Truffles have been a huge hit and were called ‘Breakfast of Champions’ by VegNews! One lucky person will win a free jar of Salty Nut truffles. To enter, click here. Sweepstakes will conclude on June 20th and one lucky winner will be drawn on Friday, June 22nd. You may also enter our contest via Twitter!

Moringa: The Tree of Life Superfood

Moringa TrufflesHighly valued by the Romans, Greeks, Asians and Egyptians, Moringa is considered to be the most nutrient rich plant on Earth. Containing more than 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, many essential amino acids and healthy proteins, this vegetable tree is known as the ‘Tree of Life’ due it’s highly nutritious qualities.

Here at UliMana, we’re always on the cutting edge of the most nutritious, pure and healthy superfoods. We’ve recently added delicious, raw, organic Moringa Truffles to our line, made with all raw and organic ingredients, including cacao powder, cacao butter, coconut nectar syrup, moringa, cinnamon, vanilla and Celtic sea salt. VegNews named them a ‘Must-Have’!

Moringa has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show and has been found to be so extremely nutritious, it’s almost too good to be true – almost, but not quite, because it is true. Studies have shown in a gram per gram comparison that Moringa has 4 times the potassium of bananas, 4 times the fiber of oats, 14 times the calcium of milk, 9 times the iron of spinach, 2 times the vitamin A of carrots, and 2 times the protein of yogurt! Gluten free and MSG free, Moringa combined with raw, organic cacao is the perfect power food – boost your immune system, receive high quantities of nutrition and enjoy boundless energy!

Food Review 101 – Ulimana Truffles

Ulimana TrufflesThe food review website, Food Review 101, recently featured four specific, Ulimana truffles: Dark Cacao, Cacao Nib, Coco Nectar, and Peppermint truffles.  They gave us a 4.5 out of 5 rating (Thank you, Food Review.) and add that “the flavors are great, the textures are smooth with some of the truffles having a crunch to them, they’re gluten-free and vegan, you can order them online, they contain the ‘joy molecule,’ and the ‘bliss chemical’, and they’re pretty light in calories considering what you’re getting.”

 

They were also kind enough to include nutritional information for two truffles:

  • Calories 75
  • Fat 5g
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Carbs 10g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Protein 1g

Visit Food Review 101 for the complete article.

Must Have: Ulimana Moringa Truffles

Moringa TrufflesNamed one of the “Best 50 Magazines” by the Chicago Tribune and the country’s “Best Lifestyle Magazine” in 2008, 2009, and 2010, VegNews declared that Ulimana’s Moringa Truffles are This Week’s Must Have. They even invited us into the coveted and exclusive circle of trust:

“Lo and behold, they [Moringa Truffles] are as smooth, sweet, and sumptuous as their un-raw, un-vegan counterparts, providing the perfect treat for a post-meal chocolaty pick-me-up. Moringa, welcome to our circle of trust.”

We’re thrilled you enjoyed our newest addition to our family.

Read the full review on VegNews. (posted by VegNews on May 21st, 2012)

Ulimana Reviewed by Living, Learning, Eating

Mayan Truffle“…they tasted WAAAAAY better than the truffles I had yesterday! Or, to be quite honest, any that I’ve ever had.”

How’s that for a positive review? We just discovered this little goodie from last year and we had to say “Thank you.” We can’t express how glad we are to know how much you enjoyed our truffles and for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and thorough post. We love all the pictures, too. You make everything look so tempting all over again.

In this review, our Mayan Truffles were sampled and, well, sometimes it’s just better to let the reviewer review. Here is some of what she had to say:

The texture is just awesome – fudgy and very stick-to-your teeth chocolaty with an intense (but somehow not bitter?) chocolate flavor that I really haven’t experienced anywhere else. Maybe its the fact that they’re raw? Or that there’s no refined sugar in them (I’m guessing that could be what improved the texture to awesomeness). And the spice kick of the cayenne pepper – wowza! LOVED IT!

Thanks again. Don’t forget to share because…who doesn’t like a friend with chocolate?

See the rest of the yummy close-up photos of our Mayan Truffles at livinglearningeating.com (posted by livinglearning.wordpress.com on September 28th, 2011)

Ulimana Reviewed by Forbes!

Dark Cacao TrufflesDid you know that the net sales value of confectionaries in 2011 was $55 billion worldwide? The International Cocoa Association did and so did Carol Pinchefsky of Forbes. We didn’t know that either, but do you know what we do know? Ulimana’s Dark Cacao Truffles were voted one of the “Five Best Chocolates You’ve Never Tasted“!

“Of the many raw chocolates on the market, I have to choose the Dark Cacao Truffles one as my favorite for its earthiness and dense richness. As it’s flavored with agave, it gives me a chocolate rush without a sugar rush…and the subsequent sugar crash.”

Thanks, Carol. We’re thrilled you liked them.

Read about the rest of the best on Forbes.com (posted by Carol Pinchefsky on April 27th, 2012)

UliMana Reviewed by Vegansaurus!

Dark Cacao TrufflesSarah E. Brown, guest product reviewer over at Vegansaurus, recently reviewed our Dark Cacao Raw Truffles. It sounds like she liked them:

I love that each ball is infused with cacao powder, coconut nectar (which is a much lower-glycemic sweetener than refined white sugar and other sweeteners on the market!), high-quality salt, cacao butter, vanilla beans, and various superfoods, depending on the flavor. The goji cherry and the cacao nib truffles are my favorite, but if you prefer your chocolate balls straight up, then get the dark cacao raw truffles.

Thanks for the kind words, Sarah. We’re glad you enjoyed them!

Read the full review on Vegansaurus (posted by Sarah E. Brown on April 30th, 2012)