COOKING LIGHT NAMES TURKEY HILL VANILLA BEAN THE BEST LIGHT VANILLA ICE CREAM IN FIRST-EVER TASTE TEST AWARDS
New York, NY. (October 12, 2010) The October issue of Cooking Light (www.CookingLight.com) features the brand's first-ever Taste Test Awards "The Tasties." The editors tested 200 food products and came up with the best-tasting winners in 32 categories. Twenty-six of the categories feature grocery store products while six showcase artisanal standouts. Turkey Hill Dairy's Light Recipe Vanilla Ice Cream was named the Grand Prize Winner in the Light Vanilla Ice Cream category.
To qualify in the grocery categories, foods had to be available in major markets nationwide. Cooking Light vetted products against nutrition standards, eliminating those that contained artificial trans fats, too much salt, or artificial sugars. The panel of editors tasted finalists "blind:" the tasters did not know which brands they were sampling. Not all products are low fat. Some higher fat items are on the list because of their superior quality and taste. Used moderately, these products have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In each category, one Grand Prize Winner (GPW) is selected as well as one or more Taste Test Award Winners (TTA).
"Our staff spent most of the last year tasting American grocery and artisanal foods for our awards," says Cooking Light Editor Scott Mowbray. "We ate our way through bread, cereal, and hummus to find products that we felt deserved recognition. We added the artisanal categories because there is so much exciting action in the world of handmade food right now."
Turkey Hill's Light Recipe flavors are specially crafted to bring the great taste you expect from Turkey Hill Dairy Ice Cream, but with less fat and sugar. The Dairy's Light Recipe Vanilla Bean flavor blends creamy ice cream with the finest vanilla.
"Our goal is to make desserts that everyone can enjoy even folks that are more health conscious," said Quintin Frey, president of Turkey Hill Dairy. "But a dessert just isn't a dessert unless it feels indulgent. This award means that we've accomplished that feeling of indulgence with our Light Recipe Vanilla Ice Cream and we take great pride in this award."
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