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

Today Show WhiteWave Coverage

 

 

 

They’re Back

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

Silk nog!

Congratulations, Silk® Iced Latte!

As part of Silk’s ongoing commitment to educate consumers about what’s in their food, the entire plant-based beverage portfolio is enrolled in or verified by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project provides independent verification that Silk’s products are made without GMOs, earning The Non-GMO Project Verified seal.

 

We recently launched a new, exciting product – Silk Iced Latte. At the time of launch, this product was enrolled in the Non-GMO Project program, and we are happy to report that it’s now officially verified. The Iced Latte packaging will be updated in June with the Non-GMO Project Verified logo, giving our consumers the opportunity to make informed choices about the foods and beverages they eat and drink.

 

Drink Up – Your Silk Soymilk, That is

In recent years, there has been some confusion about whether or not soy is safe for breast cancer survivors. It’s to that end, that we’re happy to share a new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) which found that, upon review of existing research,  moderate consumption of  soy is safe for breast cancer patients and survivors, and in fact is now listed in the AICR’s Food That Fight Cancer list.

Soy consumption does not lead to increased estrogen levels in humans and may even have potential benefits among women receiving certain breast cancer treatments or with certain tumor characteristics.

As many families shift toward plant-based diets to improve health and reduce costs, soy is often the protein of choice. The reasons are clear – soy is one of the top food sources of high-quality, complete protein that may help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and provide other important health benefits. One serving of soy is equal to 1 cup of soy milk, ½ cup tofu or tempeh, ½ cup cooked edamame, or 1 ounce of soy nuts. Such soy foods provide fiber, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids, and are low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free.

To your health. Bottoms up, Silk fans!

Silkology – Salted Caramel Mocha

Silkologist Bryan Dayton is back to help you spread the holiday cheer at your next party. Check out his delicious Salted Caramel Mocha recipe below, and click here to see what else Silk can bring to the party…

  • 1/2 cup Silk Chocolate soymilk or Pure Almond Dark Chocolate
  • 1-2 shots espresso (or 2-4 Tbsp strong black coffee)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp caramel flavored syrup,* divided
  • Regular or non-dairy whipped cream
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt for garnish

Combine Silk, espresso (or coffee), pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon caramel syrup in a saucepan and heat just until warm. Remove from heat and pour into a warm mug. Top with whipped cream, remaining caramel syrup and sea salt. (pour in 1 oz. of vodka to the saucepan mixture if you’re interested in adding spirits)

*Found in the grocery store coffee aisle

Easiest. Challenge. Ever

What’s the most challenging thing you’ve ever done? Think about it… the absolute hardest thing you’ve ever done? While rewarding and gratifying in the end, it probably  wasn’t much “fun” during that actual process, right?

Well here’s a challenge that’ll bring those same feelings of reward and gratification, only without all that miserable work. Introducing our Silk brand’s newest campaign – The Least Challenging Challenge.

It’s simple. All you have to do is replace your regular milk, with Silk, whenever you eat a bowl of cereal. That’s it. Potential benefits include fewer calories, higher calcium intake and a great taste that results in a challenge that is not even remotely challenging.

And accepting the challenge doesn’t mean you have to give up milk. All you have to do is use Silk instead of milk when you eat cereal. It’s the best of both worlds, it’s easy and it’s delicious.

So if you’re up for the “challenge”, (again, it’s not going to be much of a challenge) head on over to our Facebook page for more details, and a coupon to help get you started.