Monthly Archives: February 2014

Coffee For Every Situation


With the exception of the few naturally-enabled go-getters in this world, most of us crave, look forward to, and, yes, OK—depend on—caffeine to get us through the day. And while any style of java will guarantee that awakening aid is on its way, we like to think that your coffee ritual deserves the same amount of shaking up as do the rest of your schedule’s going-ons. To ensure you’re equipped with the best possible jolt for any moment, check out the following buzz-worthy brews and recipes.

Catch Up To Morning Madness
Between getting ready, packing lunches and tackling commutes, mornings aren’t exactly overflowing with free time. To be better prepared for AM multitasking, find a quick fix in instant coffee that can be gulped down chez vous or taken with you for on-the-go awakening. For big-time rushes, skip the hot water and opt for a two-step iced variation.
Get Wide Awake At Work
You know you’ve got brilliant ideas and know-how in the office, and there’s nothing that can get in your way from saying so—except, perhaps, the sleep deprivation caused by last night’s meeting prep. Kick the fatigue—fast—with a café Cubano, a frothy shot of espresso with a touch of sweetness that’ll have you Powerpoint and laser pen-ready in no time.
A Lazy, Sleeping In Kind of Sunday
No wonder we love the weekends so much. After six days of work presentations, parent-teacher meetings and social gatherings, there’s nothing more rewarding than getting a full night’s rest, only to be greeted by a day scheduled with absolutely nothing—except for reading by the fireplace. Get into full relaxation mode with a decadent and well-deserved mocha, built for sipping through the chapters.

Skinnygirl Makes A Splash With New Water Enhancers

Skinnygirl Makes A Splash With New Water Enhancers
The First Naturally Sweetened Water Enhancers Available in Four Delicious Flavors
The Skinnygirl brand is out with another innovative take on low calorie beverages that blend great taste and personal flavor customization. Skinnygirl Water Enhancers are available in four unique flavors including White Cherry, Blueberry Acai, Pineapple Coconut, and Fuji Apple. The new line will launch nationally in March at leading food retailers across the United States.

The water enhancer category has seen explosive growth over the past several years as consumers become smarter about their beverage choices. Skinnygirl has created four new flavors that not only taste delicious but have just 5 calories per serving thanks to a proprietary blend of natural stevia leaf extract and cane sugar. Each bottle of Skinnygirl Water Enhancer contains 48ml of flavoring – enough to transform about twenty four glasses of water into a Skinnygirl experience.

Creating a great tasting, low calorie beverage choice is important to Bethenny Frankel, creator of the Skinnygirl brand. “I wanted to give women a delicious alternative to just plain water and typical sodas. My new Skinnygirl Water Enhancers are light, refreshing, and allow you to flavor to your liking”
Heartland Food Products Group, in a partnership with Skinnygirl, will manufacture and distribute the new Water Enhancers across North America. Ted Gelov, CEO of Heartland added “Skinnygirl Water Enhancers are a natural fit for us. As a pioneer in both innovative water enhancer flavors and low calorie sweeteners, we share Bethenny’s commitment to balanced living. We are excited to be introducing the first water enhancer products that combine exciting flavor combinations and natural sweeteners for a new kind of low calorie beverage.”


About Skinnygirl
What started with the Skinnygirl Margarita from the mind of author, chef, TV personality and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel, has turned, quite frankly, into a lifestyle revolution. Skinnygirl is passionate about redefining the way women live by bringing them straightforward solutions that add ease and flair to their lives–each and every day. Women can have it all–and Skinnygirl is committed to creating delicious, smart products to help them enjoy everything they love about life. No guilt. No hassle.

About Heartland Food Products Group
Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the production of liquid beverage enhancers as well as zero calorie sweetener products for the retail market. Heartland produces and markets both store brand and branded offerings in a wide variety of versions, flavors, and packaging formats. The company is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana with production facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Netherlands.

Food May Be The Way To Their Heart


Let’s face it: sugar plays as big of a gifting role on Valentine’s Day as do roses and greeting cards. While the indistinguishable, pre-wrapped box of chocolates is always an option, there’s never a better day to impress your main squeeze with a thoughtful and homemade sweet fix. Check out the following recipes using Skinnygirl Sweeteners to score yourself some extra points with your beau—while skipping the extra calories.

Hazelnut-Stuffed French Toast
Nothing will make you look better to your significant other than by serving up breakfast in bed, the tried and true bedroom trick that is sure to start off any day right—especially February 14.

Raspberry Whipped Cream
Once in a while, it’s nice to get a sweet break from the chocolate-heavy holiday that is Valentine’s Day. Just one alternative is found in this raspberry whipped cream, a no-fuss pick-me-up that works just as well on its own as it does with complementing cookies and fruit.

Chocolate Mousse
There’s no shortage of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, but getting creative with how you dish out said cacao will help set you apart from the rest of the eager-to-please crowd. Put your culinary efforts into this fool-proof chocolate mousse to create rich, solo servings that are as easy to whip up as they are to fall madly in love with.