LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This fall, Disney fans can enjoy the great taste and healthful goodness of the exceptional cranberry every day, everywhere, every way – especially at the 18th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Park guests are getting a chance to learn how the cranberry’s big, bold taste and endless versatility make it the perfect addition to any snack or dish.
From Sept. 27 through Nov. 11, chefs at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will showcase the delicious versatility of Craisins® Dried Cranberries through select chef demonstrations and private events, at certain restaurants and at the Hops & Barley Marketplace. From savory dinners to simple side dishes and breakfast too, there will be a cornucopia of ideas for adding a healthy dash of cranberries into meals, morning, noon and night. In fact, adding a 1/4 cup of dried cranberries (the equivalent of a 1/2 cup of fresh fruit) to cereal, granola or oatmeal in the morning can help meet 25 percent of your daily fruit needs for the day.
Looking for a lower-calorie snack alternative? Try Craisins® Dried Cranberries, the official fruit snack of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Available in a variety of flavors, reduced sugar and 100 calorie portions, it’s a tasty, healthy way to add more fruit to your day.
“The beauty of the cranberry isn’t just what you see on the outside, it’s how it makes you feel on the inside,” said Ken Romanzi, COO, Ocean Spray Global. “Through our sponsorship at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, we can illustrate the many ways cranberries can be incorporated into snacks and meals every day, and educate guests about the healthy origins of the fruit.”
Farmers in the Ocean Spray cooperative take pride in delivering fresh-picked fruit to families around the world so they can enjoy the exceptional cranberry taste and healthy goodness. Delivering a true farm-to-fork experience, guests are invited to see how cranberries are grown and harvested at Ocean Spray’s cranberry bog exhibit at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Filled with more than 1,000 lbs. of fresh, floating cranberries, the bog presents an opportunity for guests to bask in the beauty of a harvest while learning about the taste, health and heritage of the fruit from Ocean Spray farmers and Disney Cast Members.
Can’t make it to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival? Visit www.oceanspray.com for delicious everyday ideas and seasonal inspirations from around the world. Cranberry lovers eager to share their stories and recipes are encouraged to tweet @OceanSprayInc or post on Ocean Spray’s Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram pages.
A Healthful Fruit from a Good Place
Families everywhere are enjoying the great taste and healthy goodness of Craisins® Dried Cranberries. Fat-free, cholesterol-free, and with no artificial flavors, preservatives or trans-fat, cranberries can be part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Craisins® Dried Cranberries are a good source of fiber and help curb hunger longer than many snacks. The health benefits of cranberries are well documented and Ocean Spray is committed to providing excellent, healthful products. Whether you are looking to add more fruit to your diet, increase healthful snacking or reduce calories, the cranberry is exceptional and full of whole-body benefits. From Diet, to 100% Juice, to Craisins® Dried Cranberries, Ocean Spray has a wide variety of product choices for every taste and preference.
For more cranberry health information, visit www.cranberryhealth.com.
About Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada, and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world’s leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries, and is the best-selling brand in the bottled juice category. The cooperative’s cranberries are currently featured in more than 1,000 great-tasting, good-for-you products in over 50 countries worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 cranberry receiving and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business in a way that respects our communities, employees and the environment. In fiscal year 2012, Ocean Spray posted record-high gross sales of $2.2 billion and net proceeds of $338 million.
About Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
More than 50 years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of five of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island. A sixth resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, is currently under construction in Pudong New District, Shanghai. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts, cruise ships, entertainment and attractions.