There's a Reason Potatoes Fit the Bill
DENVER, April 28, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Potatoes represent the largest sales increase of all vegetables sold at retail in March. Retail purchases of all potato products were 41 percent higher in March 2020 compared to the same time frame last year.
"Consumers give potatoes high marks for being a satisfying food that everyone enjoys and for being a great value," said Blair Richardson, CEO, Potatoes USA. "The surprising news for most people is that potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable."
Fresh potatoes have experienced a 42 percent volume increase since the beginning of March1 and a 67 percent year-over-year dollar sales increase as of the end of the first week of April.2 Before shelter-at-home mandates, 73 percent of consumers across the country reported eating potatoes at least once a month.
"Fresh potatoes are good for you and good for your wallet," said Richardson. "Potatoes have a more favorable overall nutrient-to-price ratio than many vegetables."
According to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, potatoes provide more nutrients per penny compared to most vegetables. Potatoes have the highest score per dollar (along with sweet potatoes and carrots) on eight essential nutrients including potassium, ﬁber, protein, vitamins C and E, calcium, iron and magnesium.3
Potatoes contain as many, if not more, vitamins and minerals compared to other vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and sweet potato, per serving. One medium sized (5.3 ounces) skin-on potato contains 620 mg of potassium (more than a banana), 27 mg of vitamin C (more than a tomato), 2 grams fiber, and 3 grams of protein (which is half the protein in an egg). Potatoes provide all of these nutrients for 110 calories with no fat, sodium or gluten.
There are a number of fresh potatoes to choose from and each variety is particularly good for specific cooking styles and dishes:
"Dehydrated potatoes are a great option right now because they don't require refrigeration and can be a go-to in your pantry," said Richardson. "Same goes for potato chips."
Dehydrated potatoes are typically made from Russet, Red and Yellow potatoes that undergo a dehydration (removal of water). They can be easily rehydrated by adding water and then served or cooked immediately.
Potato chips are minimally processed and typically made with three ingredients found in most homes – potatoes, vegetable oil and salt. In comparison, several of the top snack foods contain five or more ingredients. Potato chips also primarily contain unsaturated fats (90 percent) – the type of fats that fit within a healthy dietary pattern.4
For more recipes and information, please visit PotatoGoodness.com.
illy-brand capsules offer the distinct taste of the 100% Arabica illy blend at different intensities to appeal to all coffee lovers
NEW YORK, April 28, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- illycaffè, a global leader in high-quality coffee, announced a new way to enjoy a genuine illy experience with its expanded line of aluminium capsules compatible with Nespresso* Original coffee machines**. Now also available in Decaffeinato ("decaffeinated") espresso, all five varieties of capsules contain the ideal measure of the legendary and unique illy blend, perfected over 85 years.
Comprised of nine carefully selected Arabica coffee beans, the illy-branded capsules are available in five choices representing four intensities of taste: Classico, with a smooth and mild taste, available in espresso and espresso lungo (the latter of which produces more volume in the cup); the full-bodied taste of Intenso espresso; Forte espresso, with its rich and strong character; and new Decaffeinato espresso, a smooth and mild profile with less than 0.1% caffeine. The decaffeinated roast coffee capsules achieve a perfect balance between acidity and bitterness, with a lingering sweetness thanks to delicate notes of caramel, chocolate and toasted bread.
All capsule varieties are available on the illy e-shop and select retailers for a suggested retail price of $8.99 per pack of ten capsules. Through illy.com, coffee lovers can conveniently order compatible capsules directly to their home including via illy a casa coffee subscription, a convenient auto delivery that sends coffees on a preferred chosen schedule.
The illy-branded aluminium capsules are the result of the trademark licensing agreement between illycaffè and JAB. JAB's JDE platform is responsible for capsule production and distribution in retail channels outside of Italy***(large-scale retail, supermarkets and food retail stores), while illycaffè is handling distribution in all other sales channels, as well as all sales channels in Italy, enhancing its omni-channel presence and reinforcing synergies.
ANGEL'S ENVY® Announces Limited-Edition Release Of ANGEL'S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished In Tawny Port Wine Barrels
Beginning today, ANGEL'S ENVY 500 Main Members have early access to purchase a bottle online for pickup at the Louisville distillery
On February 8, the limited-edition run of 5,400 bottles will be available for purchase at ANGEL'S ENVY's Louisville distillery and select retailers in KY, CA, FL, IL, NY and TN
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 31, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- ANGEL'S ENVY®, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, finished whiskeys, today announced the second release in its Cellar Collection, ANGEL'S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels. ANGEL'S ENVY's oldest single release to date, it is crafted from 10-year-old bourbon and is put through an extended finishing process for 10 months in tawny port barrels. The limited run of just 5,400 bottles will be available for purchase beginning on February 8 at select retailers in KY, CA, FL, IL, NY and TN, as well as at ANGEL'S ENVY's distillery in downtown Louisville.
"My dad always used to say 'taste is never an accident,' and when we first started dreaming up what Angel's Envy could be, we knew we wanted to explore and push the boundaries of bourbon. Our tawny port finish embodies exactly that," said Wes Henderson, ANGEL'S ENVY Chief Innovation Officer and Co-founder. "When you combine the mellow finish from the tawny port barrels with the profile of our 10-year-old bourbon, you get a richness and complexity that I think our fans will really enjoy."
Beginning today, ANGEL'S ENVY 500 Main members can purchase a bottle ahead of the general public for pickup at the Louisville distillery. A limited number of bottles will be held for 500 Main purchases. To sign up for 500 Main, visit: https://500main.angelsenvy.com.
On the nose, ANGEL'S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels offers notes of dry fruit and oak. On the palate, notes of black pepper, toasted nuts, clove and delicate cinnamon spice are present, along with a hint of dried apricot. The finish is light and lingering, reminiscent of dried fruit dipped in dark chocolate. ANGEL'S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels is 111.6-proof (55.8% ABV).
Suggested retail price for a 750mL bottle, which may vary by market, is $249.99. For more information, visit www.angelsenvy.com/whiskey/tawny-barrel.
Partnership to launch in Miami with the first of five beach cleanups with participation from singer, Ally Brooke, and country music breakout duo, LOCASH
MIAMI, Jan. 30, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) and Ocean Conservancy announced today, in the lead up to Super Bowl LIV in Miami, plans to partner on a series of beach cleanups around the United States. The first cleanup will be held at Oleta River State Park on Saturday, February 1, with singer Ally Brooke and country music duo LOCASH.
"We need all hands on deck to tackle ocean plastic pollution, and we are thrilled to have PepsiCo join Team Ocean and help engage more people and volunteers in the fight," said Janis Searles Jones, CEO of Ocean Conservancy. "Plastic pollution is one of the most visceral and visual threats facing the ocean, and we know from three decades of mobilizing the International Coastal Cleanup that nothing changes hearts and minds like coming face-to-face with the issue at a beach cleanup. Our hope is that we can leverage PepsiCo's incredible reach to make real change."
"At PepsiCo, we envision a world where plastic never becomes waste, and that requires both urgent action and collaboration," said Simon Lowden, Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo. "As one of the world's leading food and beverage companies, we recognize the responsibility we have to be part of the solution and partnering with Ocean Conservancy is an exciting opportunity to drive progress in these communities and beyond."
PepsiCo recently announced that bubly will be packaged exclusively in aluminum cans and that Aquafina is being tested in cans this year with select U.S. retailers. The company's premium water brand LIFEWTR will also be made from 100% recycled plastic in the U.S. These examples build on PepsiCo's publicly stated targets to, by 2025, reduce virgin plastic content across its beverage business by 35% and make all of its packaging 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. Since July 2018, the company pledged over $51 million to global partnerships designed to boost recycling rates to support a circular economy. Hundreds of recycling bins have been placed throughout Miami this week and the PepsiCo Recycling Roadster will be in town to inform people about the importance of recycling.
In addition to today's partnership announcement, through the PepsiCo Foundation, PepsiCo has been active in supporting Ocean Conservancy's work through Circulate Capital, an investment firm solely dedicated to financing plastic waste collection and recycling projects in parts of the world most impacted by the ocean plastic crisis. The series of cleanups is an opportunity to bring this behind-the-scenes work to the forefront and engage the public in ocean conservation.
Ocean Conservancy is the official Ocean Partner of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee and its Ocean to Everglades (O2E) initiative, and in September 2019 launched the #SuperCleanupChallenge to divert or remove 54 tons of plastic and other trash from Florida-area beaches in the lead up to the big game. Saturday's cleanup efforts will go toward the 54-ton tally, and 50 local consumers will collect litter alongside Ally Brooke, LOCASH, employees, government officials and other special guests.
"I'm so excited to be a part of #TeamOcean and to be joining PepsiCo and Ocean Conservancy to help leave Florida a little cleaner than when I arrived," said Ally Brooke. "I've learned that everyone has a role to play in the fight against ocean plastics, and encourage all my fans to learn more at jointeamocean.org."
Scientists estimate that 8 million metric tons of plastics flow into the ocean every year, either because they are never collected, or not properly contained. Since 1986, some 15 million volunteers with Ocean Conservancy's annual International Coastal Cleanup have removed more than 300 million pounds of trash from beaches and waterways around the world.
The Makers of WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE to Provide "Avocado Hand Insurance" for the Biggest Weekend in Football
America's #1 Refrigerated Guacamole Brand Promotes its Ready-to-Serve Bowls with a Chance for Free "Avocado Hand Insurance" for 54 Lucky Fans
ORANGE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- With the day of the Big Game ripe for Avocado Hand injuries, the makers of WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE want to remind fans and viewers everywhere that its line of ready-to-serve guacamole products offers ongoing insurance for your hands—"Avocado Hand Insurance"1. Fifty-five percent of Americans2 plan on eating guacamole on Game Day, and statistics show that spectators will consume 105M pounds of avocados3 that day—more than any other day in the year. But sometimes avocados have their perils: there were approximately 8,900 visits to the ER in 2018 due to injuries directly tied to slicing avocados4—and based on increased use during the Big Game, no defense can plan for the insurgence of avocado-related injuries to come.
That's where WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE comes in. As America's #1 refrigerated guacamole made with real ingredients and hand-scooped Hass avocados, these ready-to-serve bowls are a step up from unpredictable avocados. While it is not an insurance company, the makers of WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE have put their money where the pit is by giving guacamole fans an opportunity to enter for one of 54 chances (in celebration of the 54th annual Big Game day) to win free WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE products—aka "Avocado Hand Insurance"—for an entire year5.
"By its very nature, WHOLLY ® GUACAMOLE is Avocado Hand Insurance," said Diana Pusiri, senior brand manager of WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE. "With our convenient, peel-and-serve guacamole bowls, you can insure yourself against the injury that befalls thousands each year."
Guacamole fans across the U.S. are invited to retweet the "Avocado Hand Insurance" post from @eatwholly on Twitter from 1/28-2/3 for one of 54 chances to win free guacamole for a year. The WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE brand has you covered!
WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE products make it hassle-free for people to enjoy tasty guacamole anytime, anywhere. Featuring only high-quality ingredients with no added preservatives or artificial flavors, WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE is available at retailers nationwide. To learn more about the brand, visit www.eatwholly.com.
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