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

 

 

 

Horizon Mac & Cheese

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine's cookies

Valentine’s Melting Heart Cookies

Yield: 30-35 cookies

Difficulty: Moderate

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes per batch

These delicious cookies have a sweet heart of deep dark chocolate. 

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder (if desired)

1 cup Horizon Organic unsalted butter, softened

1 cup sugar
2 large Horizon Organic eggs
2-1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Filling
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

1/4 cup Horizon Organic whipping cream 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease, spray or line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk together oil, cocoa, vanilla and espresso powder until smooth. Set aside.

In an another bowl cream butter and sugar until pale yellow and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add cocoa mixture to butter mixture, stirring until completely combined.

Sift together flour, soda and salt and add to the chocolate mixture, mixing until combined. (Dough will be quite stiff.)

Using a soup spoon, scoop balls and place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until tops bounce back when lightly pressed.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to cooling racks. While cookies are still warm, use the back of a teaspoon to gently press an indentation in the center of each cookie.

Meanwhile, make Chocolate Filling:

In a small saucepan, heat cream to boiling, then remove from heat and quickly pour over chopped chocolate. Let stand for 3 minutes then whisk until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth.

To finish, scoop a teaspoon of filling into the center of each cookie. Cool and serve. Cookies may be stored, tightly covered, at room temperature for 2-3 days or frozen up to 2 months.

 Nutrition Information:

Calories 113; Calories from fat 52; Total fat 6g; Saturated fat 3g; Trans fat 0g; Cholesterol 21g; Sodium 57g; Carbohydrates 15g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 8g; Protein 2g; Vitamin A 3% DV; Calcium 1% DV; Iron 4% DV

 

Toy for Tots

We have been collecting new, unwrapped toys for kids ages newborn to 14 years old under our tree in the lobby. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Earthbound Farm

We’re delighted to share the news that WhiteWave has entered into an agreement to acquire Earthbound Farm, the largest producer of organic packaged salads in North America and one of the nation’s leading organic brands.  You can learn more about this news here

Our two companies have complementary missions and values and a shared commitment to innovation, product quality, food safety, and sustainability.  Together, we will provide the two most popular gateways for consumers to enter into the organic category – produce and dairy.

Like WhiteWave, California-based Earthbound Farm is an organic pioneer and innovator.  Both companies are built around brands that offer great-tasting, responsibly-produced foods that are better for people and the planet. 

We expect this acquisition to close in the first quarter of 2014. We’re excited to bring great brands and businesses together to benefit consumers, retailers, organic producers and the planet.

NACS

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.

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Movember

We had a strong showing for support of Movember and awareness of men’s health at our headquarters in Broomfield, CO. Who do you think should win best mustache this year?

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Two Events for CFS

Third Annual Milk Ride

On Saturday morning, October 26, members of WhiteWave’s leadership team hosted a bike ride in Boulder to benefit Community Food Share (CFS), a hunger relief organization that provides more than seven million meals each year to those in need in Boulder and Broomfield, Colo. Counties. For every WhiteWave employee who joined the ride, the company made a cash donation to CFS.

The WhiteWave team consisted of 15 cyclists, and the group donated $400 to CFS to help provide 1,600 meals to those in need in Boulder and Broomfield, Colo. Nice work, cyclists!

Milk Ride

 

Cans, Tubs and Cash for CFS

As part of WhiteWave’s Share What We Do Well Month, our Research & Development and Sustainability teams held a food drive for CFS.

Through the team’s food drive, WhiteWave donated:

  • 88 pounds of canned food
  • 23 pounds of yogurt
  • $30 in cash, which is equivalent to 120 meals

Way to go Research & Development and Sustainability teams!

WhiteWave’s CEO on Mad Money

On Monday, Mad Money host Jim Cramer and WhiteWave Foods CEO Gregg Engles discussed where WhiteWave is headed and the recent growth of its brands.

Click here to view the full clip.

Good News for Iced Latte Lovers

We’re proud to announce that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and The WhiteWave Foods Company have partnered to launch Green Mountain Coffee® Espresso Roast Iced Latte, a convenient ready-to-drink iced coffee beverage.

Made with real milk and 100 percent Arabica coffee beans for rich, robust flavor, this new beverage captures the authentic taste of a coffee shop latte in a convenient form that’s easy to enjoy at home.  It is available in two classic flavors: Mocha and Vanilla, and sold in the grocery refrigerated aisle of major retailers.

Green Mountain Espresso Roast Iced Latte offers another convenient way for coffee lovers to enjoy a premium coffee product in the comfort of their own home.

Drink up, latte lovers!

GMCR Iced Latte