Parallel imports –

kohvitellumusFor some time ago the obvious fact that the coffee Zinzino distributes, Rombouts & Malongo, can be imported from Continental Europe to North Europe perfectly legal has been highlighted here on zinzinotruth. And for a while an operation like this has been run in Estonia. What is being offered is to get pass the hassle of ordering coffee yourself since Rombouts tries to cut all parallel streams of goods. You will need a few tricks in your sleeve to order the coffee yourself.

You can also order coffee to other Baltic and Nordic countries from We have been sent word from a customer in Finland that it works fine. You can order both coffee and espresso machines cheaper than ordering from Zinzino.

Zinzino launching in the US

They actually admit there are bad and good opinons on network marketing. BUT! Zinzino is a member of the Direct Selling Association, a lobbyist organisation from America! Oh then we’re all good!

Read more about the Direct Selling Association

America already has a good information video on MLM on their own though:

Bioactive Foods jacks up the prices in Netherlands

Interesting that a blog site makes the prices rice 100 % in Netherlands by highlighting the ridiculous price differences between Bioactive Foods Netherlands and Bioactive Foods Norway/Zinzino Nordic.

Now it seems like SanHelse and and Articmed provides the best value again.

Nordic coffee club?

Check this page:


Bioactive Foods dumps prices for Balance Oil in the Netherlands

The Zinzino marketing inconsistency shows once again with huge price differences inside EU. By marketing the Balance Oil at 50 % rebate in the Netherlands and also delivering to several EU countries Bioactive Foods Netherlands must deliver to other EU countries.

One bottle of Balance Oil is sold as low as 19 EUR when Zinzino sells the same product for 30-40 EUR. This just shows you the huge costs and inefficiency of multi level marketing.

Zinzino video is back!

The now classic video was removed but now it is back!

Zinzino coffee sales continue to decline

It seems that it is no coincidence that Zinzino now sells omega3 products. Because without them, total sales would already be in decline. The new quarterly report does not state how many have been recruited. Are there a lot of purchases of omega3 products made by the current sales force?

What is clear is that Q3 sales of coffee products are 33,1 mSEK* and they where 44,5 mSEK Q3 2012** when no balance oil was being sold at all. This is a 26 % decrease in sales of coffee! How long before the exclusivity agreement is cancelled? It may come to a point where Rombouts potential sales in the North may actually start to be compressed due to this agreement in this time of online shopping. Time will tell.

Total sales increase was only 27% compared to Q3 2012, the rate of growth is slowing substantially despite the new product line of Balance oil.



Allegations of Zinzino being a pyramid scheme in Finland

Finnish Lottery Inspection suspects that Zinzino is a illegal pyramid scheme according to Finnish law. This somewhat vindicates the authors of this blog and the stance we have been taken. The Finnish national police board has prepared  a pre trial investigation. Time will tell the outcome.

Why pay 250-400 EUR when you can pay 55 EUR?


Does this feel like premium to you?

Zinzino partner kit:  550 EUR. (1 machine, 6×16 pods, Latte Duo frother)

Best prices: Machine: 55 EUR, Pods 6x16x0,22 EUR= 21,12 EUR, Frother 50 EUR: Total: 126 EUR.

Why would you buy 126 EUR worth of products for 550 EUR? Simple! You think that your friends are as stupid as you are and you will get cash bonus from them!

*Edit. Interesting, every time we link to Makroshop, they raise the price from 55 to 99 EUR…

Balance Oil and Zinzino Test discussion

This is a good discussion thread about Balance Oil and Zinzino test. You will not find very much information about studies and theroies about the Omega3/6 balance for example on this page, since no one here knows much about it. We only know that there are cheaper alternitives at and with better blood tests.

Google translate does a fairly good job into translating this thread into English BTW. And not surprisingly, our old friend Steinar Halvorssen in frenetically defending Zinzino in this thread:


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