We would like to congratulate the winners of the Nuts For Banana Bread sweepstake promotion. The winners are:
The Nuts for Banana Bread Sweepstakes was sponsored by Concord Foods and the Mariani Nut Company. This promotion ran from January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012 and received over 23,000 entries. Thanks to everyone that participated in this promotion!
We really enjoyed developing and sharing great recipes for Chiquita Banana Bread Mix and Walnuts with our consumers. These recipes are now available in our online recipe database. We hope you will continue to try these amazing recipes!
Whoopie Pie Recipe
Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? According to the International Dairy Association, it was started in 1984 when then President Ronald Reagan designated the seventh month of the year as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. This year, National Ice Cream Day fell out on Sunday, July 15.
According to their 2012 survey on consumers’ favorite ice cream flavors, the International Ice Cream Association reported that 92% of their responding members said that vanilla is the most popular flavor among their customers, with chocolate chip mint and cookies & cream ice cream tied for second place. While we at Concord Foods have a particular affection for a premium vanilla ice cream, drizzled with any of our caramel products, we truly love the confectionery and hope that everyone celebrates this month by enjoying a scoop of their favorite ice cream flavor and adding a second scoop of an ice cream flavor they’ve never experienced.
If the incredibly satisfying flavor of ice cream isn’t enough to enjoy a cone or a cup a hot summer day, keep in mind that the consumption of ice cream is really good for the economy. According to MarketLine and Informa business statistics, the U.S. ice cream industry generated total revenues of $10 billion in 2010, with take-home ice cream sales representing the largest section of the market. So take home a pint or a quart. Or make it extra special. Visit your favorite ice cream parlor, place your order and wish the proprietors a happy national ice cream month. Then enjoy!