V Blend® is a Secret Shopper winner for second consecutive year
AKRON, OHIO (October 13, 2014) — Country Pure Foods is proud to announce that at this year’s School Nutrition Association (SNA) Annual National Conference (ANC) held in Boston, MA, a discerning group of “Secret Shoppers” chose the newest V Blend flavors Sunset Sip and Vampire Red as top products amongst those that caught their eye in the exhibit hall. Each year School Nutrition Magazine, through an independent team of school nutrition operators, tasks Secret Shoppers to identify the creative and innovative products they find the most intriguing. School Nutrition aims to ensure they are highlighting products with genuine potential to excite all of their readers. The fifteen member team of Secret Shoppers, represent school districts of various sizes and demographics, selected Country Pure Foods for this recognition.
“Wow, this red-orange meal contribution is delicious! What a great way to offer a red-orange vegetable choice that kids will actually consume. Love it!” reported one Secret Shopper about V Blend’s Sunset Sip flavor.
Country Pure Food’s V Blend Sunset Sip and Vampire Red were developed primarily to help school nutrition planners meet red-orange vegetable requirements. These delicious juice flavors contain 100% vegetable juice and are fortified with Vitamins A, C and E. Both are available in 4 fl. oz. eco cartons with a convenient straw hole, while Sunset Sip is also offered in a 4.23 fl. oz. and 6.75 fl. oz. aseptic, which is shelf-stable and includes a straw. One 4 fl. oz. serving credits as a half cup and one 6 fl. oz. serving credits as a ¾ cup of red-orange vegetable toward child nutrition meal pattern requirements.
This is the third time that County Pure Foods has received recognition for product innovation by the School Nutrition Association and the second consecutive year that the expanding line of V Blend has been selected. In 2013, Country Pure Foods received praise for the V Blend flavors Dragon Punch, Wango Mango and Cherry Star. This assortment of flavors consist of 100% vegetable and fruit juice blends that are fortified with Vitamins A, C and E and are recommended as a Healthier Option by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Dragon Punch, Wango Mango and Cherry Star credit as an “additional” vegetable serving toward child nutrition meal pattern requirements.
V Blend products are available through your local foodservice distributor. For more information about Country Pure Foods products visit www.juice4u.com or call customer service at 1.877.99.JUICE (1.877.995.8423).
About Country Pure Foods
Country Pure Foods is the nation’s premier independent juice company, formed by joining four outstanding companies: Natural Country Farms of Ellington, Connecticut; Ohio Pure Foods of Akron, Ohio; Ardmore Farms of DeLand, Florida; and Cal-Tex Citrus Juice of Houston, Texas. Combined, our company has over 200 years of experience providing fresh juice, packaging and distribution solutions to the food service, retail and contract packaging industries. We support our product lines with national distribution, superior customer service and the highest quality manufacturing in the country. Country Pure Foods is SQF (Safe Quality Foods) Certified Level 3, the highest level attainable.