Saturday, August 8, 2009

Santa Cruz Organic and R.W. Knudsen (Review and 3 HUGE giveaways)!

Our family has become more aware of what we put into our mouth, and knowing if we are putting "pure" products into our bodies. I am a firm believer that we all feel better, and can function better with less chemically made foods entering our systems. I am even more careful about what my kids are getting for their snacks and meals, and trying to give them healthier options with their food. I was thrilled to review products from Santa Cruz Organic and R.W. Knudsen Family. Santa Cruz Organic sent me 2 jars of their Organic Peanut Butter. I love the taste of this peanut butter, and I greatly appreciate that Santa Cruz products are real...no chemicals to corrupt the ingredients. The Peanut Butter from Santa Cruz tastes just like crushed peanuts. You need to stir the peanut butter when you first open the jar, due to settling...then you store it in the refridgerator to keep it fresh. Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butters are made with USDA certified organic peanuts and have unique flavor profiles made up of both light and dark roast varieties. I am not sure which I prefer between the dark or light roast, but both are extremely delicious and good for you! Even though I am usually a "Creamy Only" when it comes to peanut butter, I really liked Santa Cruz Organic Cruchy peanut butter. Santa Cruz peanut butters were one of the few brands NOT recalled this winter.
I was also able to review the Santa Cruz Organic Fruit sauces in the variety of flavors: Apple Blackberry, Apple Apricot, Apple Cinnamon, and Apple Raspberry. My kids love the Apple Cinnamon the best, but I really like the variety. It is nice to pull out a new one each day, and have something new. I think it is super that the Fruit Sauces from Santa Cruz are made from organic fruit and provides 100 percent of the USDA recommended daily value of vitamin C. The single serving cups are great to add to a lunch to work, school, picnic, or other. I am excited that Santa Cruz offers such great products that parents can give to their kids and know that it is good for them! I think my favorite flavor of the Fruit Sauces is the Apple Blackberry.
The Sensible Sippers from R.W. Knudsen Family are just as flavorful as other brand juice boxes, however, you don't have the same sugar and calories! R.W. Knudsen Family juice boxes are made with 50% organic juice and 50% water. Each contains 40% less calories than traditional juices boxes and the 4-ounce boxes make it easier for tot’s petite hands to handle. Flavors include apple, mixed berry, tropical and banana. I was sent the mixed berry and the apple flavors, and both are great tasting...and my kids love them. They really enjoy the Berenstain Bears, too...and that is the logo/theme on the Sensible Sippers. I would love to try the Banana and Tropical flavors for the Sensible Sippers, too. I love this option for a juice box for my kids...healthier and smaller portions.
We highly recommend these great products, and we are so thankful that we got to try them out and tell you about them.
Would you like to win a great gift pack from R.W. Knudsen Family and Santa Cruz Organics? The companies are generously sponsoring a giveaway to one lucky Sassyfrazz reader. Here is what the prize will be: 2 packages of 6 juice boxes (from R.W. Knudsen), 2 jars of Peanut Butter from Santa Cruz, and 3 packages of 6 Fruit Sauces from Santa Cruz. Isn't that a generous prize? Here is an even greater surprise...they are offering this prize package to 3 WINNERS!! So, here is what you need to do for your first entry: Go to either R.W. Knudsen Family website or Santa Cruz website, and find out something interesting. This contest is open to bloggers/non-bloggers of the USA, and will end on August 20th.
**For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or facebook this contest, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment. Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**

122 comments:

Patti K said...

I like the spple sauce cups from Santa Cruz, with 100% of your Vtiamin C and 50 to 60 calories per cup. They are a sweet treat. I would like to try the apple / blueberry flavor.

Anonymous said...

R.W. Knudsen first started bottling organic grape juice in 1961. That's a long commitment to organic.

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Amber said...

I would pick the Strawberry Daiquiri tee if I won!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

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Amber said...

Santa Cruz has new organic juices like Blueberry Acai and Cranberry Goji that I would love to try!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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5webs said...

John Battendieri(founder of Santa Cruz Organics) pressed his first batch of "Mr. Natural" apple juice in 1972, making it one of the first packaged organic products.
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5webs said...

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Kristie said...

Santa Cruz Organic® brand offers more than 60 organic products!

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Kristie said...

I subscribe.

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Kristie said...

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Theresa said...

I learned that "The Santa Cruz Organic brand has committed to offsetting 1,460 megawatt hours per year for three years, or 100% of the electricity generated to run the production process by supporting the generation of an equal amount of renewable energy by purchasing Green-e Certified Renewable Energy Certificates, also known as "RECs" or "Green Tags"."

How cool is that? What a terrific company!

js22 said...

R.W. Knudsen has a new product called Sparkling EssenceTM combines the subtle flavor of organic lemons, cooling mint, whole blueberries, and fresh cucumbers with the tingling sensation of sparkling spring water.
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Lostinthemission said...

santa cruz organic is fair trade certified! they also use 100% renewable energy to run the production process for their processing and bottling facilities.
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cstironkat said...

I learned that the R.W. Knudsen Family® brand's diverse offerings include natural sports drinks, more than 125 types of natural, organic fruit and vegetable juices, elegant celebratory beverages, bubbly Spritzers and Spritzer Lights

Steph said...

R.W. Knudsen installed a solar energy system which will provide up to 40% of the energy needed.

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Steph said...

I subscribed via Google Reader.

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Steph said...

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Anonymous said...

Santa Cruz Organic offers more than 60 organic products.
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Joannie said...

Knudsen has been organic since 1961. I didn't even know about organic foods in the 60's!! That's fantastic.
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Elena said...

Santa Cruz Organic recycles 96% of their refuse! Wow!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Santa Cruz Organic offers more than 60 products, and recycles 96% of their refuse. Thanks!

jdaniel4smom said...

R.W. Knudsen first started bottling organic grape juice in 1961.

cstironkat said...

Today's friendly comment. Thank you so much.

cathiem said...

Santa Cruz brand offers 60 organic products.

clarissa said...

santa cruz has a really big product line...and it all looks great

geekbearinggifts said...

Santa Cruz Organic has a yummy-sounding peanut sauce recipe here:

http://www.scojuice.com/recipes/bbq_peanut_butter_chicken/spicy_peanut_sauce

Thank you for the terrific offer!

cstironkat said...

Today's friendly comment to win a tasty giveaway.

texaswaitress said...

I found that they were the first company in the U.S. to contract for certified organic flavors to use in thier products, and they continue to push advances in certified organic flavor offerings by demanding organic options of their suppliers.

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LOVEIS said...

Sounds great

Terri said...

They've been around since the year I was born 1961 (shhhh, don't tell anyone LOL) so I know for a fact that WAS a great year

Terri said...

I subscribe on yahoo reader

Pat said...

In 2006 Santa Cruz achieved a remarkable 96% recycling rate for production, meaning only 4% of what came into their production facility was disposed via landfill.
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LittleEagle said...

Why use fruit juice concentrates?
Variety: Although R.W. Knudsen Family® presses many fresh fruits into juice, the use of fruit juice concentrates has enabled R.W. Knudsen Family® to greatly diversify and offer a huge variety of innovative juice blend flavors. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

msrodeobrat said...

i learned that they make over 60 different organic products.. i wish they had that many at my grocery store!

julis55 said...

R.W. Knudsen installed a solar energy system which will provide up to 40% of the energy needed.

autie said...

The company makes more than 60 different products! WOW! They are busy, I bet!

Staci said...

At Santa Cruz Organics, I learned that they recycle 96% of their refuse. Amazing!
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Staci said...

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Staci said...

I subscribe. Thanks!
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Julie said...

Santa Cruz Organic and R.W. Knudsen (Review and 3 HUGE giveaways)!
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Jenn said...

I thought their new line Sparkling Essence sounded great and would like to give it a try .

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Jenn said...

I'm a subscriber !

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Jenn said...

I have your button on my blog !

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clc408 said...

I learned that Santa Cruz Organic is an official Green-E certified business.

cdziuba said...

Santa Cruz products are Fair Trade! I try to buy as many products that are Fair Trade as possible.

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Anonymous said...

Santa Cruz Organics recycles....... yay!!!

Anonymous said...

Santa Cruz offers over 60 Organic products.

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Jackie said...

I learned that R.W. Knudsen Family brand's include natural sports drinks, more than 125 types of natural, organic fruit and vegetable juices, elegant celebratory beverages, bubbly Spritzers and Spritzer Lights.
Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Jackie said...

I subscribe

heatherzilla said...

I love the Santa Cruz juices. I went to the website and learned, "Each year we buy enough renewable energy to produce our entire line of products, and we are an official Green-E certified business."

Jackie said...

Happy Monday! Back for another entry...have a great week!

csue said...

R.W. Knudsen started organics in 1961.

cstironkat said...

Today's friendly comment, I'm hoping to win some great tasting peanut butter.

Jackie said...

Another friendly comment: I can't believe the kids go back to school in two weeks! I'm going to miss having them around.

jennem said...

Today, the R.W. Knudsen Family® brand's diverse offerings include natural sports drinks, more than 125 types of natural, organic fruit and vegetable juices, elegant celebratory beverages, bubbly Spritzers and Spritzer Lights.

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kkmartin said...

Santa Cruz Organic® brand offers more than 60 organic products!


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Jennifer said...

I learned that the company recycles 96% of their refuse! That's impressive.

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heaventrees said...

I learned that Knudsen has recipes on their website. One of them is
Chilled Summer Soup, which sounds delicious!

I also learned that Knudsen was the first company in the U.S. to contract for certified organic flavors to use in their products.

erma said...

I learned that R.W. Knudsen first started bottling organic grape juice in 1961.
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Anonymous said...

I learned that they have more than 60 products to choose from-
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Carol EL said...

Learned that-R.W. Knudsen has a new product called Sparkling EssenceTM combines the subtle flavor of organic lemons, cooling mint, whole blueberries, and fresh cucumbers with the tingling sensation of sparkling spring water.
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Girly Remix said...

Pure fruit juice concentrates are fruit juices with most of the water removed (most whole fruit juices are naturally 80 to 90 percent water)!

Marianna said...

he R.W. Knudsen Family® brand's natural flavors contain no refined sugars, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, petroleum derivatives, and no monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Tylerpants said...

The R.W. Knudsen Family brand has demonstrated a deep dedication to environmental stewardship since first bottling organic grape juice in 1961.

Tylerpants said...

I'm a subscriber

Lisa said...

The Peanut butters are not only offered in Chunky and creamy but are also roasted in dark and light. I didn't know that. I would love to try both and see which one I like and how they are different.

Jenny said...

I learned that R.W. Knudsen has a 96% recycling rate -- which is pretty amazing!

chazvgo said...

The R.W. Knudsen Family® brand has demonstrated a deep dedication to environmental stewardship since first bottling organic grape juice in 1961. :)

Happi Shopr said...

R.W. Knudsen has a 96% recycling rate! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

Back for another entry...school starts in two weeks. That's means packing lunches. I'm going to miss having the kids at home!

trixpixel said...

In 1997, R.W. Knudsen Family was the first processor in the country to volunteer to become a certified organic processing facility.

trixpixel said...

I'm a subscriber

dddiva said...

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Their latest- We are proud to announce our newest addition to our line of carbonated beverages. Sparkling EssenceTM combines the subtle flavor of organic lemons, cooling mint, whole blueberries, and fresh cucumbers with the tingling sensation of sparkling spring water. Check out our store locator to see where you can find it today.

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Garner5 said...

I found the most delicious sounding recipe for Black Forest Cherry Smoothie on the R.W. Knudsen website!
Ingredients:

* 1/4 cup frozen banana, in chunks
* 1/2 teaspoon ground flaxseed * 1/2 cup frozen black cherries
* 1 cup R.W. Knudsen Family® Just Black Cherry juice
* 2/3 cup chocolate-flavored soy milk
* 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
* Garnish: black cherries, mint leaves

Directions:

* Place first six ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed 1 minute until smooth. Pour into glasses; garnish with cherries and mint leaves. Serve immediately.
Makes 2 Servings
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Jere said...

I learned that with Santa Cruz organics fruit sauces "you get 100% of your daily value of vitamin C in each 4-ounce serving of the sauce cups - perfect for kids' lunch boxes". I really like this fact.

Pam said...

I like to know that I can send one of the fruit sauces to school with my kids and know they get 100% of their daily recommended Vitamin C in just one 4 oz cup!!

Thanks so much!
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Anonymous said...

mmmmmmm.....I love peanut butter! I bet it's even better from the fridge, especially in the summer. Strange that I've never considered just putting it in there regardless if it needed it.

RW Knudsen's spritzers are 100% fruit juice, I'd love to try the grape!

Thank you so very much for the chance to win!!

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Meet the Browns said...

I learned that Santa Cruz makes over 60 different organic products!

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K said...

I learned that "Santa Cruz Organic® brand offers more than 60 organic products!"

Thanks

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intime said...

100% of the electricity generated to run the production process by supporting the generation of an equal amount of renewable energy by purchasing Green-e Certified Renewable Energy Certificates

checkers said...

I thought it was interesting that Santa Cruz Organic® brand has received numerous awards and accolades for their outstanding applesauces.

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Subscribed!

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sue14625 said...

i learned the Peanut Butter is made with certified organic peanuts and was not one of the recalled pb brands

Jackie said...

Back for another entry...I love your new photo. Both you and hubby look so happy! Thanks again for the review and giveaway!

carolpie said...

Santa Cruz has more than 60 orgainic products! Their variety is fantastic!~

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BlondesPoopMascara.blogspot.com said...

This is great! We just did a review and post after having seen Food, Inc. last Friday night. Wow! Talk about a wake-up call! Outstanding that they recently made the switch to 100% renewable energy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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FDP 4 Life said...

i didn't know they had so many different products, i really would like to try the Simply Nutritious
Packed with vitamins and essential minerals, the R.W. Knudsen Family® brand's Simply Nutritious® juices blend the finest fruits, herbal ingredients and nutrients. Try adding one to your routine and see how great it feels to be Simply Nutritious®.

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Jennifer said...

Santa Cruz Organic uses 100% renewable energy to run the production process for their processing and bottling facilities.

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kathy pease said...

The R.W. Knudsen Family® brand's concentrates are produced when and where desired fruits are at their highest quality. This allows R.W. Knudsen Family® to combine Oregon-grown strawberries that are at their peak of perfection in June with California-grown apples that are ripe in September.

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Amanda S. said...

Santa Cruz Organic® brand has received the WRAP Award (Waste Reduction Awards Program) for the past eight years.

Miranda said...

Santa Cruz brand offers 60 organic products

masonsgranny59 said...

Santa Cruz Organic® brand offers more than 60 organic products!

Oneangel said...

In 1997, R.W. Knudsen Family was the first processor in the country to volunteer to become a certified organic processing facility.

iggysaysno said...

I learned that they use Goji juice... I've never had the juice, only the dried berry so that is interesting.

Anonymous said...

On the R.W. Knudsen Family Site, I found the most fantastic recipe for a
Heavenly Pineapple Coconut Smoothie...
and it was created by Meredith—
a 10 year old!

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purango said...

Santa Cruz Organic recycles 96% of their refuse, which earned them a prestigious WRAP award. garrettsambo@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

Santa Cruz Organic makes both limeade and lemonade. Get some before the summer is over!

dvice said...

I love all the organic 100% fruit juice choices

Jinxy and Me said...

TYhey are Fair Trade Certified!

Donna said...

R.W. Knudsen first started bottling organic grape juice in 1961.
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