Monday, February 23, 2015

Brittany Rose Collections Launches Fall 2015 Collection

Brittany Rose Collections Launches Fall 2015 Collection
West Palm Beach, FL, February 19, 2015 --( Brittany Rose Collections announces the launch of its Fall 2015 women’s contemporary clothing line. Offering a broad selection of woman’s styles ranging from dresses and blouses to jackets and pants, the company stays true to classic silhouettes while offering modern and fashion forward design details.

After graduating top of her class in Fashion Design and having years of experience working in women’s retail, founder Brittany “Britta” Foreman discovered her secret for the "Brittany Rose woman": Stay true to ones' self while embracing sophistication, femininity and love for life --qualities she hopes women would find, wear and celebrate through her one-of-a kind designs.

“The collection consists of so many pieces that are not only unique and fun--they are just so easy to wear,” Britta explained. She then finished with, “Women want comfort while attaining style and sophistication. Those are the pieces that we never want to take off--that is what the company offers.”

To find out more information about the company visit

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The First Chapter

20th February 2015

Home to several literary ‘firsts’, Norwich has helped authors to spin a good story for over 900 years.

In the City of Stories, few things are as celebrated as the chance to lose ourselves in not just one story but a series of stories; stories told by some of the greatest, prize-winning authors of our time.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Club Car Introduces New Precedent® Stretch Personal Transportation Vehicle New Four-Passenger Electric Vehicle is Great for Neighborhood Transportation and Small Businesses

 – Club Car introduces the versatile new Precedent Stretch personal transportation vehicle (PTV). It combines unsurpassed power and durability with four forward-facing seats and 35 additional inches of legroom, for people who want to take the long view. The vehicle is available to individual consumers in the U.S. and Canada. It is not available for fleet sales or intended for use in commercial applications.

"In the Precedent Stretch PTV, you don’t have to leave a friend or relative behind or sitting on a rear-facing seat. The vehicle’s automotive design fosters conversation, camaraderie and comfort. It delivers the most front and rear legroom of any four-passenger vehicle in its class,” says Product Manager David Woodward
The Precedent Stretch PTV comes with a maximum speed of 15 mph or with Club Car’s 19-mph Private Use Speed Option, making it ideal for neighborhood transportation.
Engineered to Carry the Load
Many small four-passenger vehicles are simply traditional golf cars that have been extended by a third-party provider, often putting the OEM warranty at risk. The Precedent Stretch PTV was designed to carry the additional length and weight. The car is equipped with 10 percent more battery capacity, providing more range than competitive vehicles. The system features:
  • A rugged 3.7-hp IQ Plus™ electric motor
  • A 350-amp controll
  • A heavy-duty solenoid
  • Four-gauge battery wires
  • Regenerative brakes that capture and store energy used during braking, extending the miles per charge
Durable, Environmentally Safe and Family-friendly
The vehicle uses no gas and releases no carbon emissions. It comes with:
  • A spacious bagwell for groceries, gear or two sets of clubs.
  • An exclusive rustproof, corrosion-resistant, 2-x-3-inch tubular aluminum frame that makes it more impact resistant than steel frames.
  • An extended Monsoon Top™ Canopy with built-in drains that channel water to the ground.
  • A heavy-duty SportDrive™ Steering and Suspension System for a smoother ride and better handling.
  • An integrated rear-passenger grab bar, a five-panel mirror and improved rear braking for safety.
  • One of the longest, most inclusive warranties in its class.
Heads Off Charging Errors  
The Precedent Stretch PTV has a new charging system known as ERIC (Efficient. Reliable. Intelligent. Connected.).
“The solid-state, high-frequency system works globally, keeps charging even during voltage fluctuations, and outsmarts common user errors,” says Woodward.
ERIC issues audio and visual alerts to inform owners when charging begins, when the car is fully charged and of any problems with the charger. On-car dash lights alert you when the battery state of charge falls to 20 and then 10 percent charge so you don’t get stranded.
Unlike chargers in competitive vehicles, ERIC continuously monitors the battery pack after charging and delivers power as needed. It can be charged through a standard 110-volt outlet, and comes with a standard single-point watering system that makes battery maintenance quick and easy.
Club Car vehicles are sold through Authorized Club Car Dealers. To find a dealer near you, visit
About Club Car
Club Car, one of the most respected names in the golf industry, is the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles. The company’s Precedent® golf cars and Carryall® turf utility vehicles are integral to successful operations at thousands of courses around the world. The company also offers a complete line of new and used golf cars, XRT™ utility vehicles and street-legal, low speed vehicles (LSVs) for personal use, all backed by Club Car’s 50+ year legacy of superior design, manufacture and service. Club Car is part of Ingersoll Rand, and is based in Augusta, Ga. Visit

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Beech-Nut Voted Baby Product Of The Year 2015

Beech-Nut's homemade-inspired "real food for babies" was chosen by 40,000 consumers for top award

AMSTERDAM, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beech-Nut's new line of baby food has been named Product of the Year for 2015, as voted by more than 40,000 consumers surveyed worldwide. The Product of the Year survey is conducted by TNS, a global leader in consumer research. Beech-Nut accepted the award yesterday for the baby category at a ceremony held in New York City for all 2015 winners.

"Nearly 50,000 new packaged goods products are introduced each year," said Rich Fryling, Managing Director, Product of the Year USA. "Our research shows that 44 percent of consumers are more likely to purchase a product recommended by 40,000 shoppers just like them."
Before developing the new line, Beech-Nut visited with moms across the nation to learn about how moms were feeding their babies. These discussions inspired Beech-Nut to create 46 new flavors such as corn, black bean & amaranth and spinach, zucchini & quinoa using a just gentle cooking™ process similar to how moms make baby food at home. Due to the enthusiastic response from moms and babies, Beech-Nut is launching a new organic line in April.
"The Product of the Year 2015 award in the baby category marks a proud milestone for our brand. It signifies that we have so far succeeded in our goal to provide moms with real food for their babies in this line. We're thrilled that moms are happy with our all-natural options inspired by homemade," said Jeff Boutelle, President, Beech-Nut Nutrition.
For more information on Beech-Nut's line, including the new organic line and other food products for mom and baby, visit the website, Facebook or Twitter page. For additional information and high-resolution images of the 2015 Product of the Year winners, visit

About Beech-Nut 
Producing baby food since 1931, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company is built on a history of innovation and dedication to infant nutrition. Headquartered in Amsterdam, New York, Beech-Nut is the number two leading baby food brand in the United States and is committed to deliver more nutrition for parents and babies. As a subsidiary of Hero AG of Lenzburg, Switzerland, a global leader in consumer goods and infant feeding, Beech-Nut is able to combine global resources to continuously improve food and nutrition for infants.

About Product of the YearProduct of the Year is the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Established 28 years ago, POY currently operates in 40 countries with the same purpose: Guide consumers to the best products in their market and reward manufacturers for quality and innovation.  Product of the Year winners are backed by the votes of over 40,000 consumers in a national representative survey conducted by research partner TNS, a global leader in consumer research.  The award is a powerful merchandising program for marketers proven to increase product sales, distribution and awareness.  Winning products are announced in February each year and receive the right to use the Product of the Year seal in marketing communications for two years.  For more information, visit

CONTACT:  Melissa Vasquez, FleishmanHillard for Beech-Nut, 312.279.3688,

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Inventure Foods, Inc. Expands Vidalia Brands™ Snack Food Portfolio With The Introduction Of Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals

Leading snack food innovator, Inventure Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNAK), has expanded upon its licensing agreement with Vidalia Brands™, the Georgia onion brand known for great-tasting sweet onions, with the debut of Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals. Available in 1.35 and 2.25-ounce bags with a suggested retail price of $1.00 - $1.99 per package, the Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals snack will be available nationwide in vending and convenience stores this month.

 Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals take snacking to new heights with the addition of ranch seasoning, which offers a new spin to the snack line's original Sweet Onion Petals variety. The snack sticks' signature sweet onion flavor comes from real Vidalia onion puree. The natural sweetness is complemented by an herb-spiced ranch dressing that offers just the right amount of pepper spice. The result is a delicious, flavorful crunch with each bite.
"Onions continue to be a huge flavor trend and we have enjoyed working with the team at
 Vidalia Brands to bring the unique sweet onion flavor to the snack aisle," said Steve Sklar,
 senior vice president and general manager for Inventure Foods, Inc. "We believe consumers
 resonate with the familiarity of the Vidalia onion flavor and that's why it's one of our fastest
 growing lines.  This is the fifth product we've introduced since the beginning of our
licensing partnership with Vidalia Brands and we expect it will be just as well received
 by consumers as the previous four."

Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals are baked, gluten-free and feature zero trans fats.
 In addition, they are naturally 30 percent lower in fat than traditional potato chips
and feature 130 calories per serving.
The new Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals join the existing line of Vidalia Sweet 
Onion Petals, Sweet Vidalia Onion Kettle Chips, Sweet Vidalia Onion BBQ Kettle 
Chips and Sweet Potato Fries.

About Inventure Foods, Inc. With manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Indiana,
 Washington, Oregon and Georgia,
Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK) is a marketer and manufacturer of specialty
 food brands in better-for-you and indulgent categories under a variety of Company
owned and licensed brand names, including Boulder Canyon Foods™, Jamba®,
 Seattle's Best Coffee®, Rader Farms®, TGI Friday's™, Nathan's Famous®,
Vidalia Brands®, Poore Brothers®, Tato Skins®, Willamette Valley Fruit Company™,
Fresh Frozen™ and Bob's Texas Style®.
 For further information about Inventure Foods,
 please visit

About Vidalia Brands™

Located in Glennville, Georgia, Vidalia Brands Inc. is a sister company of Bland Farms LLC
, the industry leading grower, packer, and shipper of the world famous Vidalia® sweet onion.
Vidalia Brands Inc. was started by Sandra Bland over ten years ago offering Vidalia®
sweet onion flavored condiments, sauces and salsas year-round. Vidalia Brands is
 recognized as an innovator in the Vidalia® sweet onion category and has been instrumental
in the growth and popularity of the Vidalia® sweet onion.

CONTACT: Matt Jackson, Lambert, Edwards & Associates,, 616.233.0500

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine Monster Cupcakes

Source: Safeway

Perfect for a child's Valentine party, these novelty cupcakes are frosted and decorated all over as little Valentine "monsters."

  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • Ready In:
  • 30 Minutes
  • 23 Minutes
  • 53 Minutes
Servings: 24

  • 1 package Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • Betty Crocker® Easy Flow pink, red and white decorating icing
  • Betty Crocker® Decors Valentine shapes

  • Directions
    1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 regular size muffin cups with paper baking cups. Make cake batter as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool completely.
    2. Remove paper baking cups from cupcakes; place cupcakes upside down on squares of waxed paper. Using decorating tips on can of decorating icing, decorate entire cupcake with icing.
    3. Use Valentine shapes for eyes, mouth and nose. Using waxed paper to lift, place cupcakes on serving plate.
    • 2013 © and ®/™ of General Mills
    per serving
    150 kcal
    Total Fat
    5 g
    16 mg
    175 mg
    Total Carbohydrates
    25 g
    Dietary Fiber
    1 g
    2 g

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine's Day Seduction: Gemperle Farms Reveals Recipe for Love

TURLOCK, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day quickly
 approaching, Gemperle Farms has put together the perfect recipe to seduce your
partner: the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake. This tasty recipe features several
 ingredients valued for their abilities to increase desire.

"At Gemperle Farms, we understand the nutritional punch of the egg. After we looked
 at the folklore surrounding aphrodisiacs, we decided it was time to have some fun,
" Gemperle Family Farms Vice President Mike Gemperle said. "Everyone deserves
a romantic Valentine's Day. We are trying to do our part to promote happiness
and love through this delicious recipe."
Throughout history, cultures around the world have believed that certain foods
have the power to increase love. These foods, known as aphrodisiacs, are believed
to enhance mood and increase desire. While the FDA doesn't support the notion
of aphrodisiacs, historical folklore suggests differently. For centuries, both Asian
 and American natives believe chilies can promote desire because they raise body
 temperature. Honey has been viewed as an aphrodisiac since the time of the
Greeks when Hippocrates prescribed it for vigor. Even the word honeymoon
 comes from the month following marriage when couples used to drink honey
nightly in hopes of conceiving.

Chocolate, the food of choice on Valentine's Day includes chemical substances
 in the brain, phenylethylamine and tryptophan. Phenylethylamine activates the
 hippocampus, which induces pleasurable sensations that increase dopamine
 adrenaline and endorphins. Tryptophan helps produce serotonin, which
elevates mood and arousal.

Other aphrodisiac ingredients in the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake
 that promote desire include eggs and almonds. These ingredients are packed
with protein, vitamins and nutrients, such as zinc, Omega 3s and magnesium,
all things that help get your blood pumping. Protein assists with prolonged energy
 and stamina.
At Gemperle Farms, we wanted to put our lover's cake recipe to the aphrodisiac
 test. Over 20 people tested the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake Recipe
and the results showed these ingredients promote passion. The majority stated
 that they "noticed a heightened libido after sharing the dessert." A majority also
 stated that the "visual effect and appearance of the dessert put them in the mood
for love." Overwhelmingly, the folks that tested the recipe said they would like to
 have more aphrodisiac desserts like this with their partner.
"While our small study is not scientific, the outcome definitely can make one wonder
 about the power behind the Gemperle egg and the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake,"
 Gemperle said.
This lover-approved Valentine's treat is quick and easy. When baking, use a very
mild chili, such as Ancho or California. The idea is a spice with a subtle kick, not
for your lover to run away from the table. You can also omit the chili and still have
 a seductive Valentine's dessert.

Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon mild chili powder, such as Ancho or California (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 eggs plus 3 egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • Sugar for dusting ramekin
  • Almonds, chopped for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Butter four 6 oz. ramekins or four oven-safe 6 oz. coffee cups. Dust ramekins 
  3. or cups with sugar.
  4. In a saucepan, combine butter, cinnamon, chili powder and chocolate chips 
  5.  over low heat. Constantly stir until melted and well mixed. Remove from heat.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, honey, eggs, egg yolks and vanilla  until smooth.
  7. Add the slightly cooled chocolate mixture to the flour mixture and mix well. 
  8.  Pour into prepared ramekins or cups.
  9. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are dark and the top is just slightly firm.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Loosen the edges with
  11.  a sharp knife and invert each cake onto an individual serving plate. Sprinkle
  12.  with chopped almonds. Cake should be warm, and the insides should ooze out on the first spoonful.
*Makes four servings
About Gemperle Family Farms Gemperle Family Farms produce many
  varieties of eggs including enriched colony barns, specialty eggs such as
 browns, organic, cage free and omega 3. All of our eggs are produced
without hormones and antibiotics – the natural way that eggs should be produced.
We believe in supplying eggs that consumers want to buy, so we produce eggs
 for a variety of consumer needs and budgets. Additionally,
Gemperle Family Farms donates over 500,000 eggs each year to free
lunch programs, donations and food banks with a portion designated
for children's breakfast programs. For more recipes and egg information
 visit the Gemperle Farms Facebook page or website at

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Use the Think Dirty app to locate safe cosmetics

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics cosmetics is not anti-makeup! We recommend you use the Think Dirty database to find  the safest cosmetics for you and the environment: 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jack Valentine

Woo your loved one with some of Norwich’s unique Valentine’s traditions and impress your loved one with something quirky and different in the city of stories.

Did you know that Norwich used to have its own unique Valentine celebrations? During Victorian times it was customary to exchange gifts on Valentine’s Eve – 13th February – not just with your lover but all your loved ones, young and old alike. City shop windows were full of unusual gifts; clocks, umbrellas, vases, jigsaws, even writing desks!

While this tradition has faded into the past, today the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell tells the full story with a dazzling visual display of presents and hand-embroidered cards. This year, 13th February, they are also celebrating the romantic date with a special one-off ‘museum late’ having teamed up with independent local truffle makers Booja-Booja . This event will present a wonderful evening of local history and chocolate. Visitors will be able to hear about the history of chocolate and chocolate making in Norwich, while sampling Booja-Booja’s delicious, organic, dairy-free chocolate truffles. The museum will be open between 6pm-9pm, for tickets call 01603 629127. This is just one of many chocolate events happening at the museum over half-term, visit their website to find out details of everything that is going on.

Another Norwich and Norfolk Valentine tradition is Jack Valentine. This mysterious Norfolk character (historically we don’t know where he comes from or what he looks like) would visit households across the county, leaving anonymous gifts on doorsteps for children and families. For the second year running, the award winning Norwich Lanes are reviving this tradition. Jack Valentine himself will be taking to the cobbled streets on Valentine’s Eve, giving away goody-bags of Lanes postcards and tasty treats from local traders and sharing the love by dropping into Lanes shops and bars to surprise you!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

thinkThin® Expands into New Category, Launches Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal

Innovative food brand debuts new protein offering for breakfast

- thinkThin® is expanding its product line beyond bars with the introduction of
 thinkThin® Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal.  Building on the momentum
 of last year's launch of its  Lean Protein and Fiber bars, the most successful bar
 extension in the brand's history, thinkThin is embarking on its first
 national, new food category launch. With the risingdemand for protein
products, thinkThin is the first brand in the hot cereal category to
 offer a great combination of not only protein, but also the added benefit of high fiber
 with only 200 calories or less. The trifecta of protein, fiber and calories provides
a solution for consumers looking for a perfectly-balanced breakfast at home or on-the-go.
thinkThin Expands into New Category,  Launching Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal
"thinkThin Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal is an exciting and innovative addition to
 our product portfolio and demonstrates thinkThin's commitment to deliver food
that is as nutritious as it is delicious," said Michele Kessler, CEO of thinkThin. "
As a leader in the protein bar category, we have a solid understanding of the important
 role protein and fiber play in providing the perfect balance of energy and nutrition.
We are excited to continue to fuel thinkThin's growth with the launch of thinkThin
Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal and break into additional on-trend categories."
thinkThin Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal is made with a blend of wholesome grains
 including whole rolled oats, steel cut oats and quinoa. Consumers can purchase
 the new hot oatmeal in a multi-pack box of six packets or a convenient, portable
 single serving bowl. Each serving of thinkThin® Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal is
packed with 10g of protein, 5g of fiber and is 200 calories or less. Consumers can
choose from a range of four flavors from a scrumptious blend of real berries in
 Farmer's Market Berry Crumble; a delicious fusion of flavors in Madagascar
 Vanilla, Almonds, Pecans; a hearty and nutritious mix in Original Sprouted
Grains (box only); and a sweet, nutty option in Honey Peanut Butter (bowl only).
thinkThin Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal is available online and at select retailers
and grocery stores now with nationwide availability beginning March 2015.
Please visit for more information and to find the
 nearest thinkThin retailer using the store locator search option.

About thinkThin LLC®Since launching in 1999, thinkThin LLC® has been
 committed to making food that is as nutritious as it is delicious.
 From High Protein Bars that are certified  gluten-free to the new Protein &
 Fiber Hot Oatmeal made from non-GMO ingredients, thinkThin believes in
 using high quality ingredients that provide a  good source of protein.
thinkThin has been recognized by media industry
 leaders such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Forbes.
 In 2014, Entrepreneur Magazine named thinkThin as one of the most i
nnovative consumer brands. For more information,
 please visit

CONTACT: Danielle Owens, 310-395-3523,