Real Simple Features Horizon Gluten Free Mac and Cheese


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We are thrilled to announce that Horizon’s Gluten Free Mac has been featured as one of six gluten free comfort foods by With roughly a third of the American population identifying as gluten free, we are excited to be one of the companies offering delicious takes on some comfort food favorites. With organic white cheddar and rice-based macaroni, our Macaroni & White Cheddar Cheese can compete with the best of them. For a fun dinner idea, try adding in some broccoli or sausage.

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We are proud to announce that two of our Silk varieties were named as two of the  best milk alternatives by Real Simple magazine.  We are humbled by the support of media and our fans and strive to keep them satisfied.

Our winners were Silk Soymilk Original, which was awarded as the Best Original Soy milk alternative and Silk Soymilk Vanilla,  awarded as the Best Vanilla Soy milk alternative.

Silk Soymilk Original was praised generously for its flavor and versatility:

“This rich, high protein standby, which comes slightly sweetened, pairs well with everything from coffee to oatmeal.”

Silk Soymilk Vanilla was lauded for its non-artificial flavor:

“While others can taste over-the-top syrupy or artificial, this blend has a mild sweetness and a creamy feel.”

We  thank Real Simple for their kind words about two of our most prized products. We would also like to congratulate the various other brands that made the list and encourage them to keep up the good work.

Cheers to milk alternatives!

Bringing Home the Medals

We are proud to announce that three WhiteWave products were chosen by Prevention Magazine in its 100 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards of 2014. Silk’s Organic Unsweetened Soymilk, Horizon’s Organic Whole Milk and Earthbound Farm’s Tomatillo, Black Bean, and Baby Lettuce PowerMeal were all chosen as products that met and exceeded the criteria set by Prevention Magazine:

  • Must have no more than 10 g of added sugar
  • Must have less than 200 mg of sodium per serving (or 400 mg for meals)
  • All cans must be free of BPA
  • All fish must be sustainable, according to Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood criteria
  • All foods had to be absolutely delicious

Prevention had only compliments for Silk’s Organic Unsweetened Soymilk, it captured a spot in the beverage list:

“With no added sugar and 7 grams of protein, it’s the ultimate cereal-splasher for the dairy-free crowd. Just a cup provides 30% of your daily calcium and vitamin D, plus half of your B12 allotment. Make ours a soymilk mustache.”

Also in the beverage category, Prevention praised the natural values of Horizon Organic Whole Milk:

“For drinkers of cow milk, going organic gets you lots of benefits. Organic milk is free of hormones, and the cows from which it’s squeezed even tend to live longer than conventional cows. And it’s still the king of calcium: a cold glass of Horizon organic milk will get you 30% of that daily bone-building mineral.”

Finally, Prevention expressed its affection for Earthbound Farm’s  Tomatillo, Black Bean, and Baby Lettuce PowerMeal:

“We first fell in love with Earthbound Farm for their salad-ready organic lettuce and kale. But this year, they went the extra mile with a new ready-made salad PowerMeal. It’s the perfect complete lunch: an organic mixed greens base, plus a creamy dressing (a little goes a long way!), tortilla strips for crunch, and protein-packed beans. Guaranteed to be your new work fridge staple.”

The good news continued on Thursday morning. Siobhan O’Connor, Prevention Magazine’s executive editor, appeared on fourth hour of The Today Show, with hosts Kathie-Lee and Hoda, to detail 20 of the 100 Cleanest Packaged Foods Award winners. The segment featured Silk Organic Unsweetened Soymilk and Horizon Organic Whole Milk. O’Connor praised the quality of our Silk beverage and said, “Soy milk is often chalky and high in sugar, this is neither – this is Silk, organic, nice and smooth.”

It always feels gratifying to win awards and the praise of professionals, especially when the work it involves is quality and sourcing of our products. We would like to thank Prevention Magazine, Siobhan O’Connor, The Today Show and all of the WhiteWave consumers for recognizing the love we put into our products.

Prevention Magazine’s 100 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards 2014

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Supermarket Stars

The editors at Women’s Health Magazine scoured the shelves for the Best Packaged Foods of 2013.

Check out the 7 Healthiest Caffeinated Drinks from Women’s Health Magazine here. We’re quite fond of #4.  And, learn about the 9 Best Packaged Breakfast Foods here.

If you’re looking for a great post-workout recovery food or drink, Women’s Health Fitness experts suggest these 6 Best Post-Workout Packaged Foods.  

Congrats to all of the Supermarket Stars.


Our Channels Convenience Store Marketing and Sales teams attended the NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Show in Atlanta in October. The NACS Show brings together convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals from across the world and is the number one buying show in the U. S., according to Exhibit Surveys, Inc.  WhiteWave exhibited a wide range of International Delight products at the show and introduced the new ID bulk Iced Coffee machines that are made for bulk dispensing.

More than 26,000 people and 1,200 exhibitors attended this year’s four-day show that was held at the Atlanta World Congress Center.

International Delight bulk Iced Coffee was named the Top Retailer pick in the Cool New Products category and the WhiteWave booth was awarded the Top Exhibit in the bronze Hunter’s Club division.


HOPE for Willow Creek Farm

There is HOPE for Willow Creek Farm on state Route 244 — in the form of a national award for quality of organic milk.

The farm’s owners, Chuck and Julia Deichmann, and their family won the Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) Award last month from Horizon Organic, the company to which Willow Creek has been shipping milk since 2000. The award recognizes those who advocate for organic agriculture. The award was presented during the Sept. 21 Farm Aid concert in Saratoga Springs.

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Celebrate Naturally Boulder

At Naturally Boulder’s Awards and Pitch Slam Party last night, The WhiteWave Foods Company was named “Company of the Year” and our Silk brand was honored with the “Focus on the Future” award.

To be considered for the Company of the Year award, WhiteWave had to demonstrate strong financial success, a passion for community involvement and a commitment to environmental stewardship. 

The Focus on the Future award is given to a project or initiative which exemplifies a game-changing effort to fuse the principles of sustainability into core business practices. Silk spearheaded a campaign called Change the Course that raised awareness for issues facing our freshwater supply and encouraged the public to pledge to reduce their personal water consumption.

Blaine McPeak, President of WhiteWave Foods, accepted the Company of the Year award and said, “Receiving this award shows not only how much we’ve grown as a company, but it also demonstrates that our connection to our local natural and organic community still runs deep”.




 Naturally Boulder issued a press release highlighting all winners from the evening including:

  • Goddess Garden – winner of the Lance Gentry Breakthrough Innovation Award
  • Alfalfa’s Market – winner of the Best Young Business Award
  • Bryce Brown of the Growe Foundation – winner of Local Hero
  • Mo Siegel – winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award

Our Silk and Horizon brands were born in Boulder, so this event is always meaningful to us, and of course, we are completely pumped we were recognized for both of these awards!

Horizon Organic® Announces Recipients of HOPE and National Quality Awards

Horizon Organic®  has announced the 2013 recipients of its two annual farmer awards. The Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) Award is given out to those who advocate for organic agriculture, while the National Quality Award recognizes the Horizon farmer who produces the highest quality organic milk in the entire Horizon milk supply. This year both the HOPE Award and National Quality award winners are based in New York state where Horizon partners with more than 300 active and transitioning organic dairy farmers.

Chuck and Julia Deichmann of Belmont, N.Y. received the 2013 HOPE Award, and Jeffrey and Sharon Sheen of Gouverneur, N.Y. won the National Quality Award for the second time. The recipients were honored during the annual Farm Aid concert in Syracuse, N.Y. that took place on Sept. 21.

HOPE Award: Chuck and Julia Deichmann

Horizon Organic Farm producer Chuck Diechmann family of Willow Creek Farm in Belmont, New York

The Deichmann family, who has shipped milk to Horizon since 2000, received this year’s HOPE Award for their community involvement, ongoing support for farmers interested in transitioning to organic and their innovation in being the first organic dairy farm in the country to install robotic milkers. The family also helped establish the organic dairy farming community in western New York.

Throughout the year, the Deichmanns host field days, pasture walks and school tours of their 365-acre Willow Creek Farm to help educate families and other farmers about organic agriculture and sustainable practices. Chuck Deichmann has served as a valuable resource to countless farmers, both those interested in transitioning to organic and those interested in adding robotic milkers to their operation. The Deichmanns have nationally represented organic farming, including hosting Senator Hillary Clinton at their farm in 2005.

National Quality Award – Jeffrey and Sharon Sheen

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Jeffrey and Sharon Sheen are now two-time recipients of Horizon’s National Quality Award, winning this year and in 2011. The Sheens, who have been shipping to Horizon since 2004, milk 45 Holsteins on their 343-acre farm.
Sharon Sheen grew up on a dairy farm, but neither she nor Jeffrey had milked a cow before they decided to start their farm 18 years ago in Gouverneur, N.Y. with 30 cows. Jeffrey Sheen attributes much of their farm’s success to their transition to organic in 2004.

Top Company

We’re proud to announce that The WhiteWave Foods Company has been named Top Company by ColoradoBiz Magazine.  The Top Company Awards recognize Colorado’s most outstanding businesses.

 The WhiteWave Foods Company received this award at an awards event on Sept. 11 at the Denver Performing Arts Center.

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OTA announces Organic Leadership Award Winners

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has announced winners of its 2013 Organic Leadership Awards and WhiteWave Foods would like to congratulate these folks who are great leaders in the organic foods industry.

This year’s winners include:

Arran and Ratana Stephens, Nature’s Path Foods, The Growing Organic Industry Award
Kyle Mathison, Stemilt Growers, The Organic Farmer of the Year Award
Karen and Colin Archipley, Archi’s Acres/VSAT, The Rising Star Award.

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These leaders will be recognized September 25 at OTA’s Annual Awards Celebration during Natural Products Expo East at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Growing Organic Industry Award
Arran Stephens and his wife and partner Ratana Stephens have fearlessly and passionately devoted their lives to the growth and success of the organic food movement. In 1985, they founded Nature’s Path Foods Inc. based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. In 1990, the company became one of the very first third-party certified organic processors in North America.

Nature’s Path employs over 500 team members across the United States and Canada, and is helping to grow green jobs in the organic industry. It continues to be a privately run, fiercely independent family business. Both Arran and Ratana believe that the organic industry needs to work together in order to achieve success. As such, Nature’s Path is actively involved in many industry associations and working groups in both the United States and Canada.

Organic Farmer of the Year Award
Kyle Mathison, a fourth generation farmer and co-owner of Stemilt Growers LLC of Wenatchee, WA, comes from a multi-generation tree fruit growing family. He began experimenting with organic production in the late 1980s. He subsequently became a certified organic grower, and currently farms with his two sons, growing apples, pears, and cherries.

Kyle was one of the first organic growers to use an integrated organic program in his orchards. He applied liquid fish oil on his trees, which increased predator insect populations. He was a leader in inserting large numbers of reared insect predators into his practices to reduce sprays. He developed his own compost facility, and now converts area waste from many sources into a certified organic compost product, available to other area organic growers.

Rising Star Award
Karen and Colin Archipley founded the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program in 2007 at their organic hydroponic farm, Archi’s Acres, in Escondido, CA. Archi’s Acres and the VSAT program offer training and employment opportunities in the organic farming sector for military veterans, who otherwise face an unemployment rate twice the national average. The program at Archi’s Acres has trained over 200 active duty and veterans for careers in sustainable and organic agriculture and other sectors in the food supply chain.

Karen is the marketing director for Archi’s Acres. Colin writes the curriculum for the VSAT program, and helps operate the farm. Both travel the country to give talks and promote their program for veterans and organic agriculture. They recently helped plant the First Lady’s organic garden at the White House.

Hats off to all of these trailblazers in the organic industry.