Everyone who knows me, knows that i am obsessed with chocolate and addicted to coffee. Therefore, when i heard about zang chocolate, WHICH IS A DELIGHTFUL COMBINATION OF CAFFEINE AND CHOCOLATE, i was ECSTATIC...and maybe a little skeptical. my skeptisim didn't originate from the brand, but from a lifetime (ADMITTEDLY a short lifetime) of experience. You See, I AM SOMEONE WHO FIRMLY SUPPORTS AND ASPIRES TO CREATIVITY. HOWEVER, WHEN IT COMES TO MY DAD'S COOKING..thinking outside the box ISN'T ALWAYS RECOMMENDED. DON'T GET ME WRONG, MY DAD IS A GREAT COOK, BUT THERE COMES A TIME AT THE END OF EVERY MONTH...WHERE EVERY LEFT-OVER IN THE FRIDGE IS COMBINED INTO ONE SPECTACULARLY PECULIAR DISH (IT IS KIND OF LIKE RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH FOOD...YOU COULD BE TASTING THE NEXT 5 STAR DISH...OR YOU COULD DIE WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF CONSUMING THE CONCOCTION). SKEPTICISM aside, i decided to learn a little more about zang and of course...put it to the test. As BENJAMIN Franklin said, "Well done is better than well said!"
ACCORDING TO JETHRO AND BRETT, the creators of this delightful addition to my study snacks, zang was always an idea that they were passionate about and it was this passion that turned their idea into a success. Both the passion and the personality of the creators are evident in the fun and colourful designs and advertising surrounding the brand. The zang chocolate has been conceptualized as the beautiful love-child between two mexican WRESTLERs, namely chocolate and caffeine. This motif is evident in the design of the zang skull logo, as well as Zang's famous origin videos. The zang range offers milk and dark chocolate and may soon include a range of other delicious products (These are still a secret...but i promise...like the other products, they will be yummy a energy-packed!).
ALTHOUGH the above story is an ode to local creativity, the question remains...does zang work? To answer this question, I DECIDED to take to the streets of cape town, replacing my oh-so-important daily 4 cups of coffee with zang. The day consisted of skating around the city to various meetings. This in itself sounds rather casual, however when considering the fact that i TRAVELED 18km in total and was busy for 9 hours, the immensity of the task becomes apparent. All in all, it proved to be an amazing day and although i still adore coffee, i can honestly recommend zang as a suitable and DELICIOUS replacement. Zang ULTIMATELY offers the flavour of chocolate, the kick of caffeine and the convenience of a bite-sized snack! It is DEFINITELY a product that has earned its place in my backpack!
"Throw sass around like confetti!"
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