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Barlean’s Butter Flavored Organic Coconut Oil

Barlean’s dairy-free Butter Flavored Organic Coconut Oil offers all the benefits of organic coconut oil, along with the rich taste of real butter – a recipe for endless culinary possibilities.

barleans editphoto1Delicious on toast and muffins, or melted over popcorn, baked potatoes or cooked vegetables, it’s hard to believe that a healthy, vegan, non-hydrogenated oil can taste so incredibly good. It’s an ideal 1:1 substitute for butter in all of your baking recipes. With its high smoke point, it’s also perfect for cooking and frying under 375° Fahrenheit.

Made exclusively from sustainably harvested coconuts, Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil is both organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Plus, the all-natural butter flavor comes from botanical extracts only, so you can rest assured there are no artificial flavors or colors – just pure buttery goodness for your whole family.

Coconut oil is known as a healthy fat because it contains medium–chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are associated with healthy heart and brain function, weight management and more. But not everyone wants to add the taste of coconuts to everything. Enter Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil.

As versatile as it is delicious, here are a few creative ways to use Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil: wrap with corn on the cob in tin foil and put on the grill; sauté with fresh spinach and garlic; rub on chicken along with seasonings before roasting; scramble with eggs and vegan sausage or bacon; fry with bananas, cinnamon and your favorite sweetener.

Equally happy warm or cool, Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil doesn’t require refrigeration. It will start to melt at around 76° Fahrenheit, so keep it refrigerated for a solid consistency, or leave it out for a soft or liquid consistency.

California Artisan Cheese Festival Announces Event Details

The California Artisan Cheese Festival, California’s premier cheese event, announces the participants and details for the final events of the festival: Bubbles & Brunch and the Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace on Sunday, March 25. The multi-course brunch features a cheese-centric cooking demonstration by Chef Sergio Monleón of La Marcha, a critically acclaimed Spanish tapas bar in Berkeley, bubbles by Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, and early admission into the main event of the day, the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace.

Both events will take place at the Festival’s new, bigger location, the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Santa Rosa. The popular weekend festival, taking place March 23-25, features an array of seminars, tours and tastings, and is expected to attract more than 2,500 guests. Tickets are now available at

Divine Chocolate’s New Packaging Refresh

Divine Chocolate, the only chocolate company which is fair trade and co-owned by cocoa farmers, has redesigned its packaging for the first time in five years. The refresh is intended to make the company’s bars stand out on shelves and communicate their brand story more effectively.

divinechocolate editphoto1The redesign includes a new embossed “Owned by Cocoa Farmers” seal on the bars. After extensive brand research, Divine Chocolate found that one in 10 consumers were more likely to buy Divine Chocolate because of its new seal. Troy Pearley, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Divine Chocolate North America says, “At the end of the day, the reason why people buy Divine Chocolate is because it’s seriously good chocolate. Additionally, with our new pack design, we have a strong opportunity to inspire consumers by highlighting the fact that the farmer ownership model is at the heart of our business.”

Other modifications to the front of pack design include changing the adinkra symbols to a uniform color so that customers can more easily navigate their range, switching chocolate bar’s descriptors’ color to white text for improved legibility, and placing cocoa percentages on the front of bars for consumers interested in cocoa content.

“High cocoa flavored bars have been growing fast as chocolate explorers discover new and exciting ways to enjoy the benefits of higher cocoa such as richer taste and lower sugar,” explains Senior Marketing Manager, Liz Miller, about the choice to include cocoa percentages on the front of the packaging.

The back of the bars also include new certifications from The Vegan Society and B Corporation as well as new placement of the Non-GMO Project seal. Additional markers include simplified product claims such as no artificial ingredients, all natural, 100 percent pure cocoa butter, and no palm oil or soy. A recent analysis of market researchers at Nielsen have found that products with non-GMO claims have seen a +18.2 percent boost in sales while products free from artificial colors and flavors have received a +16.2 percent increase in the last five years.

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