Earthbound Farm Organic Smoothie Kickstarts, Silk Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend and So Delicious Dairy Free Cultured Coconut Milk (Unsweetened Vanilla) have been selected as winners in Prevention’s 2015 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards, which were published in the March issue of the magazine. This is truly an accomplishment, as Prevention has a rigorous testing process for countless new snacks, meals, beverages, and pantry staples—selecting only those that taste great, and meet their “strict criteria for healthy, clean ingredients.”
Check out the list below of Prevention’s criteria and read the full list of winners here.
Prevention 2015 Awards Criteria:
1. Contain no more than 10 g of added sugars
2. Are made without genetically modified ingredients
3. Are low in or devoid of synthetic or artificial ingredients
4. Prioritize organic or sustainably sourced ingredients
5. Are sustainable per Monterey Bay Aquarium’s criteria (if seafood)
6. Prioritize toxin-free or eco-friendly packaging
7. Are made without excess sodium
8. Are new to the market within the past 18 months
9. Taste absolutely delicious
SELF fitness writer, Sarah-Jane Bedwell, posted an article on the best snacks to help you maximize your weekend workout. The article featured Horizon Organic shelf-stable chocolate milk boxes as one of four “grab-and-go” snack options that can help refuel the body after exercise. Check out the full article to learn more.
Spring has officially sprung and we have the perfect recipe from Earthbound Farm to kick off the warmer weather. This fresh strawberry and baby spinach salad are a match made in heaven. The herbal flavor of the spinach is the perfect complement to the berry sweetness. Add some tangy goat cheese, a handful of fresh mint, and a fruity strawberry vinaigrette and the result will be truly memorable! Check out the full recipe below and happy spring season!
Strawberry and Spinach Salad
Fruity extra-virgin olive oil 3 Tbsp
Golden balsamic vinegar ½ Cup
Salt ¼ tsp
Freshly ground black pepper
Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Spinach5 oz
Fresh mint leaves (cut into thin ribbons, or “chiffonade”) ¼ cup
Fresh strawberries (hulled and cut into quarters) 2 cups
Sugar (if berries aren’t sweet enough) 2 tsp
Crumbled goat cheese 3 oz
Place the strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender and pulse until the berries are chopped very fine. Add the vinegar and let the mixture rest at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Transfer the mixture to a fine mesh sieve set over a clean bowl and press gently to drain. Discard the solids and reserve the strawberry vinegar. You can keep the vinegar refrigerated, covered, for up to 2 weeks.
Place 2 tablespoons of the strawberry vinegar in a glass jar. Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, the salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Close the lid tightly on the jar and shake vigorously to combine. Let the vinaigrette rest at room temperature while you assemble the salad.
Place the spinach, mint, and strawberries in a large bowl and toss to combine. Add half of the strawberry vinaigrette and toss again, adding more dressing as desired. Sprinkle the salad with the crumbled cheese, serve immediately and enjoy!
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Today Show contributor Casey Barber has shared her simple at-home inspired recipes on the Today website. We are excited that both Silk and So Delicious are mentioned in her Shamrock Smoothie recipe. This recipe is a unique way to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Check out the full recipe below and may the luck of the Irish be with you!
– Casey Barber
Makes: 2 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup vanilla coconut milk beverage or coconut milk ice cream (see cooks’ note, below)
- 1 6-ounce container (2/3 cup) Greek yogurt (any fat percentage)
- 2-3 teaspoons agave nectar, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (optional)
- 1 cup (3 ounces) frozen cut spinach
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Add the ingredients in the order listed to a high-powered blender. Blend until the spinach and mint are completely pureed, increasing the speed from low to medium-high as the greens are incorporated.
Pour into 2 16-ounce glasses and serve immediately.
Cooks’ note: Coconut milk beverage, such as those made by So Delicious and Silk, can be found in most grocery stores. If you only have canned coconut milk in the pantry, taste for sweetness and add more agave to taste. For a richer, thicker smoothie, substitute 1 cup of vanilla coconut milk ice cream
About.com Cooking for Kids expert, Katie Workman, showcased Horizon Organic Mixed Berry Super Squeeze pouches and Horizon Snack Grahams in a slideshow of “Healthy Packaged Snacks To Feel Good About.” In her review, Workman mentions that the Horizon Organic Super Pouches “provides a nice dose of calcium and protein”, while the Horizon Snack Grahams are “delicious and so nice and simple, with that comforting graham flavor that kids and adults always love.” Check out the full post of healthy snack options below!
Looking for a simple cure for the case of the Mondays? A cup of sweetness is the perfect remedy to jump start your week! Try this recipe from International Delight for more taste and less guilt! This coffee treat is guaranteed to cure your Monday blues so check out the recipe below!
1 cup freshly brewed coffee
2 tablespoons International Delight® Fat-Free French Vanilla
1 tablespoon fat-free chocolate syrup
Fat-free whipped topping
Combine coffee, International Delight Fat-Free French Vanilla and chocolate syrup and stir to blend. Top with a dollop of fat-free whipped topping and chocolate shavings. Serve immediately.
Serving size: One serving
The Natural Products Expo West is the largest tradeshow and conference for the natural, healthy and organic lifestyle marketplace. We are thrilled to be among the 60,000+ industry professionals in Anaheim, Calif. that share our passionate outlook on changing the food industry for the better.
This year, WhiteWave had a presence both within the show itself and at many of the panel discussions. Horizon, Silk and Earthbound Farm are featured in the WhiteWave booth where we shared our brand heritage and sampled our newest product launches such as Silk Cashewmilk, Horizon Super Squeeze pouches and Earthbound Farm Kickstart Smoothies. Yulu made its Expo West debut, sampling all flavors of the new
double-smoothed Aussie Style yogurt with industry peers. So Delicious shared its latest Sustainability Update and had an array of delicious samples.
In addition to the above, several WhiteWave leaders spoke on panels within the education sessions about women in leadership and advice to growing companies throughout the lively conference. We had a blast at Expo West 2015 and look forward to next year!
Top food bloggers and media professionals were introduced to the newest products launches from Horizon and Yulu at Food Fete, an exclusive, intimate event that introduces food PR and marketing professionals to a targeted group of top food writers, in New York last week. This is the second year that Horizon has been featured at Food Fete and the first introduction of Yulu Aussie-style yogurt to media. Food Fete is an exclusive media event where exhibitors showcase their newest food, beverage and kitchenware products in a social setting. Media attendees had the opportunity to sample the new Horizon Fruit Crunchers, Microwaveable Mac & Cheese and Yulu Aussie-style yogurt.
The event was a great success and we received outstanding feedback on these new launches from the WhiteWave Foods family.
Silk Cashewmilk was recently featured on the Hungry Girl website as the “new nut milk in town”. The food site gave Silk Cashew a raving review stating, “It’s really good: creamy and delicious, with fantastic stats”.
Check out the feature here.
As you may have seen, earlier today Horizon announced a voluntary recall of 7.5oz packages of Cheddar Sandwich Crackers because they may contain undeclared peanuts. It is important to note that the recall is taking place due to an inadvertent packaging error. The outer package is labeled as a cheddar sandwich cracker and the inner package inadvertently contains the peanut butter sandwich crackers.
We believe fewer than 62,160 boxes of product have been shipped to stores in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
If you have recently purchased this product in one of these states, please check the top of the individual box and look for a “best before” date of 17 May 2015, and check the bottom of the box for a Universal Product Code (UPC) of 42365 00464. This is the only product involved in the recall.
This product poses no risk to consumers who don’t have a food allergy, and to date, no illnesses have been reported. However, out of an abundance of caution, we request that you return the product to where you purchased it for a full refund. Or, we will send you a coupon for a replacement product.
If you have any questions, please visit www.horizon.com/recall to learn more, or contact us at 1-866-663-4349 during extended business hours on February 20, until 10 p.m. central time; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. central time Monday-Friday on February 21-22. The call center will resume normal business hours as of February 23.
One of our core values as a company is to have the integrity to produce food responsibly. We are taking all necessary steps associated with this incident incredibly seriously and are committed to maintaining your trust in us.