We started developing gnubees in 2012 and came to you, our consumer in 2013. Since then we continue to focus on consumer feedback along with research and development to ensure that our products exceeding our consumers expectations .
gnubees™ beverages are “shelf stable” which means they don't spoil so long as the pouch is sealed. However, after about 24 months some of the vitamins may begin to degrade so some of the nutrients will no longer meet "label claim" (the amount of a nutrient that we say it contains on the package). As with nearly everything but wine, gnubees™ are better fresh!
We do a 12 month best before date from production to ensure maximized nutritional value.
gnubees™ are packaged in single serving pouches but if you don’t finish the whole thing, you can pop it in the fridge and consume it within 48 hours.
No. We pasteurize our beverages to avoid the use of preservatives.
Also, we believe that what you consume is critical to your health, so we keep out artificial colours, anything artificial (like flavour enhancers or sweeteners), anything GMO, pH stabilizers and buffering agents
Whey protein isolate is a complete protein, that is it contains all 9 of the essential amino acids for healthy growth. Not other protein, be it plant-based or soy can compare to whey's profile structure and rate of absorption.
Fibre is so often overlooked and on average people do not get the suggested daily amount. Fibre is a nutritional superhero! Along with it's bonding structures it is thought to create a protective coating in the stomach a small intestine, buffering the body's glycemic response.
Ie. NO SUGAR CRASH
All ingredients that go into gnubees™ are GMO-Free. Whenever appropriate, we use organic ingredients. In some instances, we are not able to get organic certified ingredients because they simply don't exist (as in the case of some minerals), and in some instances using organic certified ingredients adds cost but not value. We take ingredient selection very seriously and don't allow organic certification to be an excuse to stop thinking.
Yep! Unopened pouches make great little ice-packs for lunch bags and once defrosted, are still delicious and nutritious! Just be sure you defrost them in either the fridge or an insulated cooler bag and shake them before drinking.
Our BPA Free pouches are comprised of 4 layers: An interior layer of PE (Polyethylene) is the sealant and holds the product. Next comes a layer of aluminum to provide a barrier from light and oxygen, to protect the vitamins and minerals from degrading. After that is a layer of nylon for strength. Lastly is a layer of PET for structure/rigidity.
Nope. Don't do that.
Just bring them to a recycling depot. They are aggregated by Recycle BC, to read more about this new program they have in place, click here. We recognize that in a perfect world, there would be zero waste. However, we believe that pouches are the way to go, as the energy requirements and CO2 emissions for Other Flexible Plastic Packaging are significantly lower than those of glass, rigid plastic, or even aluminum, therefore, less pollution. This is why we stand behind our packaging and will continually advocate for better and easier recycling routes for consumers to make easier decisions.
Shipping & Getting my GNU-Drinks
We ship across Canada and the United States.
We ship via Canada Post, orders will usually arrive is 3-7 days but please be aware Canada Post and USPS are running with some delays with COVID.
If you choose local delivery, we run deliveries every Thursday (get your order in by thursday by noon)
Monday-Friday you can also stop by our Burnaby office to pick up your order and receive a discount on your next order plus other treats.
The Greater Vancouver Region: Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Delta, Richmond, North Vancouver, Langley, Abbotsford, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Belcarra, Anmore - If you tell people you live in Vancouver, we deliver to you.
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Returns and exchanges
If you are unhappy with one of our GnuSanté products, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and share a bit about your experience with us, so we can make it right!
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