Real Simple Awards Silk

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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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Recycle your Cartons

NBC in Tampa recently aired a segment about how the City of Tampa is encouraging residents to recycle all of their food and beverage cartons.

You can view the clip here. Did you know that you can recycle Silk, Horizon and International Delight cartons? Yes, you can!

They’re Back

T’is the Season for Holiday Cheer from Silk. Yummy!

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Pumpkin Spice Pie

Pumpkin Spice Pie from Silk

Serves eight

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Ingredients:

2 large eggs

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp salt

1 (15-oz) can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust

1 1/4 cups Silk Vanilla soy, almond or coconutmilk

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425°F.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and Silk. Whisk in sugar, spice and salt. Add pumpkin, whisking until smooth.

Pour into prepared crust.

Bake 15 minutes then turn down oven to 350°F. Bake for an additional 40-50 minutes until filling is set and a knife comes out clean.

Cool and served with whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping.

Want to avoid eggs? Swap in 4 tbsp organic cornstarch or arrowroot, whisk all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until thick (5-6 mins). Pour into baked crust and place in fridge overnight to let it set.

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Today – October 29, 2013

Registered dietician and Women’s Health contributor Keri Glassman shares 10 delicious and healthy foods you can feel good about feeding the entire family, from unsweetened almond milk to maple pumpkin seed bars.

http://www.today.com/video/today/53403913#53403913

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”.

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 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!

Believe in Heroes

WhiteWave Foods has joined forces with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, to support injured service members through the Wounded Warrior Project Believe in Heroes campaign. From September 11, 2013 through Veterans Day November 11, 2013, Believe in Heroes calls on Americans to show their support and appreciation for our service members and the newest generation of veterans in a simple everyday way — grocery shopping.

As part of WhiteWave’s participation, our Silk®, TruMoo® and International Delight® brands will offer consumers a high-value coupon ($1.00 off any one Silk half gallon, $.50 off any one TruMoo 6-pack or six single serves, $.55 off any one ID Coffee Creamer,) that will be available in a special, free-standing insert which will be circulated to 53 million households nationwide in newspapers on Sunday, November 3, 2013. The coupon will also be available for download online through the end of November at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/believe-in-heroes/savings.aspx.

Believe in Heroes was created to support WWP and make a positive impact on our country’s service members and the new generation of veterans that have made significant sacrifices to protect and defend the United States. We hope you’ll join WhiteWave in raising funds to support Believe in Heroes.

 

Happiness in a Glass

We’re proud to introduce Silk PureAlmond® Light in Vanilla and Original flavors.  The same great taste you love with a third fewer calories.

At 60 calories per serving, Silk Pure Almond® Light Vanilla is happiness in a glass. With 50 percent more calcium than dairy milk, a hint of vanilla and plenty of nutty goodness, we’ve heard Silk fans have been drinking this right out of the carton.   

At 40 calories per serving, Silk Pure Almond® Light Original is equally delicious and perfect in cereal, pancakes, baked goods and well, just about anything. Enjoy!

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TCBY and Silk Announce Silk® Chocolate Almond

TCBY and Silk are proud to announce Silk® Chocolate Almond, the first ever national dairy-free, almondmilk-based frozen yogurt option. Delicious and nutritious – Silk® Chocolate Almond is free of cholesterol, lactose, soy and gluten. It is high in fiber, and low in sodium and fat, and Silk® Chocolate Almond has only 110 calories per serving.

To celebrate the launch of this new product, TCBY is giving one lucky fan the chance to win a Caribbean Vacation among other prizes! Enter now and tell us who’s your Perfect Match: http://a.pgtb.me/zsx2P8

Silk is thrilled to provide consumers with a new delicious dairy-free frozen treat option. Hurry in to your local TCBY to try out their newest flavor – Silk® Chocolate Almond!

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