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How the Cranberry Saved Christmas

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

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.

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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