Monday, September 30, 2013

Ocean Spray treats Epcot guests to a healthy dose of cranberry at the 18th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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 esort, 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 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.

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