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BlogHer Food ’09 & Winners!

Hey all!

My apologies for not announcing the WholeSoy contest winners sooner! I totally forgot that Monday was a holiday when I set up the contest. Anyway, I’ll get to the winners in just a moment, but first….

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I just bought my ticket for BlogHer Food ’09, and am so excited! I was hoping to attend the regular BlogHer conference, but it was all sold out by the time I got around to it. But BlogHer Food is not only less expensive, it’s also in my city! I first heard about it when Tina said she was going, and I knew I had to attend. Is anyone else going? I’d love to meet any of you who will be attending, and organize a reader meet-up, and maybe a run or even some tours of San Francisco – I love showing people around! If anyone has any questions about SF at all, please ask! It’s one of the greatest cities ever, in my opinion. πŸ˜‰

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Ok, now the moment you’ve really been waiting for! Without further ado, the winners (selected using the Random Integer Generator):

A free pint of soy frozen yogurt, a free soy yogurt and bonus coupons go to:

Anne K, who said:
Creme Caramel, for sure! Yum!
I’ll link back in my next post πŸ™‚

and

Rose for her Tweet

And the Grand Prize Winner

Erin who said, Vanilla Bean or Caramel!!

Congratulations! Anne, Rose and Erin, please email me at prettygreenjanet@gmail.com!

You’re all winners to me, of course! I have some more coupons and will be doing another contest in the near future, so stay posted!

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Pretty Green Giveaway: WholeSoy & Co

I am so excited to share this giveaway with you guys! Free soy yogurt and frozen yogurt – how cool is that?

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Last week, I posted about my love for the amazing WholeSoy & Co frozen yogurt, and decided to let the good people there know about my post. Well, I got an amazing response – an email back from Yesica at WholeSoy & Co offering me some coupons to share with friends and family as a thank you! She also told me that my email/post brought a smile to everyone at the company’s face, and then I got a personal email from the Founder/CEO of the company thanking me and mentioning that it warmed the hearts of everyone at their small family company to receive such good feedback. Ted, the Founder/CEO, also said I could contact them any time with ideas or suggestions. What amazing customer service! I’m so glad I decided to let them know about my post. What a great company with such nice people. I already LOVE their products and this just makes me want to buy them even more (and tell everyone I know to do the same!).

I wrote Yesica back and mentioned I’d love to do a giveaway with some of the coupons, and she wholeheartedly agreed! When I returned from my friend’s wedding this weekend, I was in for a great surprise – a package full of coupons! I’m delighted to be able to give some of these away to you, my lovely readers! I have enough that there will be another giveaway in the future, too. πŸ™‚

There will be 3 winners in this contest:

Two people will each win a coupon for a FREE pint of frozen yogurt AND a coupon for a FREE soy yogurt, as well as a few bonus coupons for discounts on WholeSoy & Co products

and

One Grand Prize Winner will win a FREE pint of frozen yogurt, 3 FREE soy yogurts, and a booklet containing a ton of coupons: 3 for 25 cents off a 6 oz cup of yogurt, 3 for $1 off a 24 oz tub of yogurt and 3 for $1 off soy frozen yogurt!

Here’s how to enter:
1. Link to this contest on your blog (if you don’t have a blog you can still enter!)
2. Leave a comment on this blog with what WholeSoy & Co flavor you’d most like to try
3. Twitter about the contest (comment or send me an @ reply to let me know so I don’t miss it!)
4. Add me to your blogroll (again, comment to let me know so I don’t miss it!)

That’s right, four ways to win – one contest entry given for each! Contest runs until Monday, May 25th at 12 noon, so get your entries in!

Good luck!

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Whole Soy & Co: I’m in Love!

Though I love tofu, I’ve never been a big fan of soy milk. At least not of Silk, or the unsweetened kind from Trader Joe’s. Just not my thing. I’ve tried a few different soy frozen yogurts, and found them to have that same funky taste I think soy milk has. Until I discovered the perfection that is Whole Soy & Co. frozen yogurt.

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I was first drawn in by their Chocolate Hazelnut flavor, and OMG, this stuff is good. It has an absolutely amazing flavor and only 120 calories and 2.5 grams of fat per serving. I have a container of their Swiss Dark Chocolate at home right now, taunting me as I try to cut a little bit back on sugar this week. We’ll see how that goes. πŸ˜‰ I had some the other night and it seriously was better than some full-fat ice creams I’ve had. A few weeks ago, I had some of the Mocha Fudge, and later that night, I was literally so happy that I wasn’t sure if I could sleep. I don’t know if it was the caffeine or what, but seriously, I was giddy. I had a small scoop in my coffee the next morning (hey, people put cream and sugar in their coffee, right?) and I was totally in love with life that day, too. I don’t know if I can account it all to the frozen yogurt, but I think I will so I can eat it more often. πŸ™‚ They have a few other delicious-sounding flavors – Vanilla Bean, CrΓ¨me Caramel and Black Cherry – and their products are certified vegan, Kosher and dairy-, casein- and gluten-free. I have yet to try their soy yogurts, but I definitely plan to in the near future, especially after learning more about the company.

Whole Soy & Co. is locally based here in SF, but that’s not the only that makes them pretty green. Check out their Sustainability Statement for some amazing facts about what they’re doing!

Some highlights:
* They are independently-owned
* Their products are certified organic
* They source their fruit locally
* They pay livable wages
* They encourage their employees to take public transit (and almost all of them do!)
* They give back to the community
* They source their sugar and cocoa from socially and economically responsible cooperatives
* They participate in a CSA
*They got rid of their plastic lids to keep them out of the waste stream, but will send you one if you want to reuse your yogurt cup (which I recommend you do!)

There are too many wonderful things to list here, so please take a look at their website, and definitely try their products if you see them in stores!

A socially and environmentally responsible company that makes an outstanding product? I’m in love!

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