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Avazzy is presently on Kickstarter
Avazzy is presently on Kickstarter
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Avazzy works with dual 4-oz packets that are filled with various blends of frozen pureed fruits and vegetables
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Avazzy works with dual 4-oz packets that are filled with various blends of frozen pureed fruits and vegetables
Avazzy is presently on Kickstarter
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Avazzy is presently on Kickstarter

In the time since Keurig came out with its unique coffee brewer, we've seen the "single-serving pod" concept applied to things like tortillas, cold drinks, wine, and even full meals. Now, a group of California-based entrepreneurs has developed a Keurig-inspired smoothie maker.

Known as Avazzy, the machine works with dual 4-oz packets that are filled with various blends of frozen pureed fruits and vegetables. The plastic packets themselves are claimed to be 100-percent recyclable, and plans call for the puree to be made from fresh produce at partnering cafes and restaurants that are local to buyers.

Users place a connected pair of the Pop Tart-shaped packets in the top of the device and then press a button, which causes a set of internal warming plates to press in against the sides of those packets. This thaws the puree just enough to cause it to slide out the bottom of the packets, and into a glass below. Users then just stir up the still-cold 8-oz (227-g) smoothie and drink it – the thawing/dispensing process reportedly takes four to six minutes.

Avazzy works with dual 4-oz packets that are filled with various blends of frozen pureed fruits and vegetables
Avazzy works with dual 4-oz packets that are filled with various blends of frozen pureed fruits and vegetables

The thawed puree never actually touches the machine, meaning that unlike a blender, Avazzy doesn't need to be washed. Other touted advantages include the claimed facts that it's much quieter than a blender, it allows smoothies to be made faster (as users don't need to peel and cut up fruits and veggies beforehand), and buyers won't have to contend with fresh produce spoiling before it gets used.

Avazzy is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign where a pledge of US$299 will get you one, assuming it reaches production. We're told that the cost of the packets will likely vary from region to region, although the aim is to have them priced at around $4.99 each.

You can see a demo of the system, in the video below.

Source: Kickstarter

2 comments
paul314
Juicero 2.0? The packs seem nice, though.
Mr T
Sorry, but what a stupid f@cking idea. Seems some people never learn from other company's mistakes, as Paul said, the Juicero was idiotic, and so is this. The best smoothy maker is a decent blender, throw in fresh fruit, some soy icecream and boom, the perfect smoothy, without the single use plastic bags (how clueless and out of touch do you have to be to not know about the global trend against single use plastics?), without the dodgy unknown sourced "fruit" mix (which could contain anything, despite their assurances). Good to see it doesn't have many backers yet, but wouldn't surprise me if there were enough stupid, lazy people to fund it.