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How the Cranberry Saved Christmas

  How the Cranberry Saved Christmas

  Cookies to Cocktails, Décor and More, Count on Ocean Spray to Save the Day

Business Wire

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. -- December 03, 2012

Are your cocktails in need of a splash of class? Are you searching for a side
dish showstopper or centerpiece stunner? Harried hosts need not fear, ’tis the
season and the cranberry is here. Watch how this holiday hero transforms the
ho-hum into whoa now!

For festive gatherings, whip up whimsical Cake Pops with Ocean Spray(R)
Cranberry Juice Cocktail. Fo ...

For festive gatherings, whip up whimsical Cake Pops with Ocean Spray(R)
Cranberry Juice Cocktail. For more recipe ideas, visit us at OceanSpray.com or
on Facebook and Pinterest. (Photo: Business Wire)

Mix up a little magic right from the start by tickling taste buds with festive
cocktails. Or, give the gift of fizz by charging drinks with Ocean Spray®
Sparkling cranberry, pomegranate blueberry or refreshing citrus juice drinks,
guaranteed to surprise weary palates with a little pizazz.

Deck the halls by adding a fruit with flair. Set off your spruces with accents
of cranberry red, burgundy and crimson. From floral displays and garlands to
topiaries and wreaths, the natural addition of cranberries provides a homey
hint of nostalgia among your holiday décor.

So many cookies, so little time. So get cooking! Inspire your inner child with
Ocean Spray’s 12 Craisy Days of Cookies. With Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried
Cranberries as your kitchen cohort, guests (and Santa) can nibble away on a
variety of holiday favorites such as Cute ‘n “Craisy” Gingerbread People,
Polar Espresso Cookies, and Santa’s Hot Cocoa Cookies. Don’t forget to have
fun with your food too. Get cute and crafty with Ocean Spray’s Marshmallow
Snowman or whip up whimsical Cake Pops with Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice
Cocktail.

“Cranberries are an exceptional holiday fruit,” said Larry Martin, vice
president of global marketing at Ocean Spray. “They make everything more
festive and provide the perfect complement to holiday dishes and décor whether
they’re fresh, dried, juice or sauce.”

The cranberry also boasts a wealth of whole-body health benefits. So give
guests a gift that not only looks and tastes good, but is good for them too.
In fact, 1/4 cup dried cranberries or 1/3 cup sauce offers the same health
benefits as an 8 ounce cup of cranberry juice cocktail. Now that’s something
worth toasting to!

For more fun facts, recipes, or last-minute entertaining tips, visit Ocean
Spray’s Plan-It guide, Consumer Helpline and Kitchen.

Want to hear what the cranberry experts are cooking up this holiday season?
Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. While you’re there, see
what the beloved growers from Ocean Spray’s TV ads are up to in this new
online video.

About Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry
growers in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, British
Columbia, and other parts of Canada as well as 35 Florida grapefruit growers.
Ocean Spray was formed over 80 years ago by three cranberry growers from
Massachusetts and New Jersey. Florida grapefruit growers joined the
Cooperative in 1976. Ocean Spray is North America’s leading producer of
bottled juices and juice drinks, and has been the best-selling brand name in
the bottled juice category since 1981. Ocean Spray posted fiscal 2012 gross
sales of $2.2 billion and net proceeds of $338 million.

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Contact:

Ocean Spray
Sharon Newcomb, 508-946-7185
snewcomb@oceanspray.com
or
Weber Shandwick, for Ocean Spray
Merritt Ward, 617-520-7068
mward@webershandwick.com
 
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