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Watch how much fun Marios, our photographer, and Vassia, our packaging designer, and their team had at the photo shooting of the BRUNEUS product range! The enthusiasm, team spirit and creativity is unrivalled and we are very, very proud to work with them.

Bruneus Naked Backstage Photography on Youtube →

Bruneus Naked Organic Dried Fruits & Nuts are your perfect solution for a mid-day slump at work. Packaged in perfectly cubic boxes that you can easily toss into your bag or briefcase, these convenient snacks are at the ready wherever you are. Vassia Kalozoumi at Corn Studio designed the boxes, giving them an energetic and refreshing vibe.

Our product packaging was nominated for a design award! →

Love to munch on tasty cashew nuts with cacao nibs sprinkled with pink Himalayan rock salt and a drizzle of coconut flower syrup?

Be careful not to get addicted!

You better heed SG Style's warning! →

You can practically sprinkle these nuts onto your breakfast cereals, salads, blend them into your smoothies with the recipes provided in their website… However, lazy me prefer to just eat them on their own as they taste the most original that way.

These snacks are sweetened with coconut flower sugar which makes it a healthier alternative to refined sugars. Hence these snacks are suitable for people suffering from diabetes (as they have low glycemic index) as well. Actually I find that the nuts taste as sweet as the other snacks sweetened by refined sugars and hence you are not getting less for a healthier variant of sweetener!

See the full review on Musings of a Rabbit →

One day, I hope the noshables I feature here will mostly be made in Singapore.

Bruneus Raw Chocolate Sweet Cacao Nibs is one of them. It is made by a company, called Superlative Foods, which makes a mighty good snack.

Don’t be put off by the “sweet” in its name. The organic cacao nibs from Bali are made into clusters with palm sugar. They are not particularly sweet, in fact. The flavour that comes through more prominently is deep, dark chocolate.

 

Check out the full review on Straits Times →

Looking to satisfy a craving, but feeling guilty about putting fattening, processed junk foods into your body? Superlative Foods brings you BRUNEUS —The Ultimate Guilt-Free Snack. Healthy snacks high in fiber and protein, made only with raw, natural, organically grown ingredients, created by Germany educated biologist turn entrepreneur, Angeline Lee.

BRUNEUS products feature raw cacao nibs made from the rarest variety of cacao: Criollo, sourced from sustainable farms in Bali, and a selection of activated nuts which have been soaked and sprouted, making them more functional and nutritious.

Here's the entire review on Soulscape →


Nookmag: Speaking of activated nuts, what are they and why are they good for us?

Angeline: Activation refers to a process in which the nuts are soaked and sprouted before being integrated into our healthy snacks. The activation process breaks down the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors (which inhibits our digestion), making the nuts more easily digestible than raw or roasted nuts, more biodynamic and allowing for the body to more easily absorb nutrients. The nuts are then dehydrated at a low temperature to preserve the highest concentration of enzymes and nutrients possible.

Read the interview on Nookmag →


The walnut clusters are equally yummy! Everything with cacao nibs just tasted better. I couldn’t agree more on that, as I especially love the bitter-sweet aftertaste of every munch of nuts I place into my mouth. Bursting in flavours and absolutely natural and healthy! How could anyone resist?

Enjoy the review on Mabel Tan's blog →


What’s your favourite way to eat the cacao nibs and nut clusters?

There are a lot of ways. I add the nibs to smoothies. When you blend it with banana or avocado, it gives you a very chocolatey flavour, and also a nice crunch. Another thing I use as is a topping for cupcakes—on top of the frosting. It can go into cooking too, but that defeats the purpose because eating it raw gives you the most magnesium… The clusters are great toppings for ice cream, yogurt and salads.

See the interview on The Crust Project →

From Superlative Foods’ founder Angeline Lee, Bruneus is her love child that uses only the most organical and naturally grown ingredients for her nut clusters. You’re not only consuming healthy products, which are obviously fresh with no additives or preservatives. You’re also encouraging fair trade for all the cacao and coconut palm farmers, ultimately creating a better livelihood for them.

From Seth Lui's Blog →

It looks like there’s no stopping the rapid growth of the Made in Singapore movement (see our list of cool local food brands). Lifestyle online marketplace Naiise (which mainly stocks local labels) has launched a new section dedicated to small-scale food makers in Singapore.

Click on the “Eat Local” tab at the webstore and find offerings from brands like The Edible Co. (granola gurus), Natalie. E (macaron and—wait for it—salted caramel extraordinaire), a.muse projects (tea specialists who interestingly enough produce wine-inspired teas), 3 Bites Full (gourmet nougat makers) and Bruneus (known for their organic snacks like raw chocolate). More brands are expected to hop onboard soon so check back often to see who are the new kids on the block.

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2014 proved that we’ve had it with generic, soul-less, grocery store-bought foods. Our mealtimes were spiced up with local, small-batch, and handmade foods and drinks, and communities sprung up in support of it. The Ate Group’s ‘creative festival’ Creatory, online grocer Crateful, ‘digital farmers market’ Batch, and design shop Naiise, have helped to carve out a space for local brands like Maracatu (Cachaca), Bruneus (healthy snacks), Citizen Pop (healthier sodas; top pic), Cacaosians (drinking chocolate), and The Edible Co. (granola).

Check out Coconuts Singapore →

Post work out snack time!

Chia seeds, oats, cacao nibs from @bruneus, crushed almonds and a scoop of Arnold’s Cookie and Cream Whey Protein. Add cold water, shake and YUMM. Arnold’s whey protein is srsly yummy. The creamiest and best tasting that I’ve tried so far. It’s like melted ice cream that’s good for you. Remember to use ‘sandra5’ to get 5% off at @nutrifirst!

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From Samantha's Blog →

Ex-biologist and founder of Bruneus Angeline Lee crafts nut clusters and sweet cacao nibs. The nuts are biodynamic and sprouted, making them easy to digest. And the cacao comes from a cooperative of 50 farmers in Bali. She buys it direct—with no middle men—above Fairtrade price, so you know exactly where it comes from. Bruneus products are available at Toby’s Estate (8 Rodyk St.) and Four Seasons Gourmet Market (#B1-83A Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Rd.).

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They add most of their snacks with raw cacao nibs and it gives the snack a little kick. The cacao nibs are a powerful natural source of magnesium and antioxidants.  Raw cacao nibs are mixed with pink Himalayan rock salt and a drizzle of coconut flower syrup and it’s incorporated in all their Bruneus snack range.

The packaging is in small convenient 30g packs which I can slot into my handbag and bring around easily to snack on them. After all, I find it difficult to find snacks outside the home since I’m on my eczema diet.  The “Bruneus Activated Cashews and Cacao Nibs” are my favourite since cashew nut is the best nut in my eczema diet. Another good feature of these snacks are that they are sweetened by organic coconut flower sugar. It’s not only natural but also does not taste overly sweet.

See the full review →

Some may find the taste of raw cacao nibs strange but when paired with activated nuts like cashews together with some coconut flower sugar, it actually helps in enhancing the nutty flavour of the activated nuts. I don’t think that there are any other snacks like Bruneus out there and these rare snacks are made locally here in Singapore.
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I find that such activated nuts are softer yet slightly crunchy on the outside.  It’s even more delicious when it is coated with a layer of chocolate. Alright, I am not talking about those milk chocolate-coated nuts but nuts coated with healthy raw cacao nibs!

Check out Deenise's full review →