Silk Spotlight & Giveaway!

May 9, 2013

Hey, everyone. Can you believe Blend Retreat is A WEEK AWAY?!? AHHHH.. so excited!

We are excited to see all of you. Things will kick off in style on Friday night with a cocktail party sponsored by Silk. We had a chance to touch bases with them this week and are super excited for the three signature Silkology beverages the bartenders will be mixing up at the party. We had a little Q & A session with Silk… check it out! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end!

How long has Silk been around? Can you tell us a little bit about how and why you got started?

Silk was founded in 1996 on a promise to make the world a healthier place. From the very beginning we have believed that plant-based foods are the best way to nourish people and the planet. You can learn more about us at www.silk.com/our-story.

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What product(s) does Silk specialize in?

Today Silk specializes in plant-based milks including soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk – but that’s not all! Silk also makes other creamy and delicious non-dairy items including creamer, yogurt, Fruit & Protein and Iced Latté.  

What sets Silk apart from your competitors?

As the leader in plant-based beverages Silk is committed to making the world a healthier place through socially responsible and environmentally sustainable business practices and has a legacy of using and promoting renewable energy. The main ways we show our commitment to those practices are through:

·         Silk’s entire beverage portfolio is certified by the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program, a system designed to test whether a product has met defined standards for the presence of GMOs through third party verification and rigorous traceability, segregation and testing standards. Silk is leading supporter of the Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, farmers and consumers dedicated to ensuring the availability of non-GMO foods and beverages, and a supporter of the Just Label It national initiative.

·         Water is an issue that’s particularly close to our hearts, and we’re happy to report that choosing Silk over dairy milk is a huge water-saver. But that’s just the beginning of how we’re pitching in for our planet’s waterways. We’re also helping restore the mighty Colorado River Basin by becoming a charter sponsor of Change the Course, a campaign led by the National Geographic Society, Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) and Participant Media. Since the beautiful Colorado winds through our own backyard, this is one cause where local and global really come together. 

·         Over the last few years, Silk has worked closely with Conservation International,® a global nonprofit dedicated to empowering societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature and the wellbeing of humanity, to develop a Responsible Soybean Sourcing and Production Program. This program helps guarantee the quality Silk consumers demand while also benefiting soy-growing communities.

·         We purchase renewable energy certificates from the nonprofit organization, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, to offset the electricity used in the production of our products at company-owned facilities.

We are SO excited to have Silk at Blend Retreat. How will you be involved this year?

Silk is so excited to be sponsoring the first event of the retreat, the cocktail hour and we can’t wait to meet all the bloggers in attendance! Last year, we launched a series of “Silkology” recipes that brought the art of mixology together with the delicious flavors of Silk.

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These included all kinds of cocktail drink recipes that can be made with Silk and with or without alcohol. You can check out all the recipes on our Silkology Pinterest boards (http://pinterest.com/lovemysilk/silkology-summer/). This year, we’re creating even more Silkology recipes so we thought the cocktail hour at Blend would be the perfect way to introduce some new recipes and show you new, innovative ways to use Silk.

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We are excited to try your products at the retreat! But maybe we don’t want to wait.. so tell us, where can we find your products for purchase?

Silk products can be found in most major grocery stores. We have a product locator available on our website where you can track down specific flavors and sizes you’d like to find. http://silk.com/where-to-buy

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about Silk?

Silk is also committed to education and Silk’s educational website, soynutrition.com, serves as a resource for health care professionals and consumers, providing facts on soy science and soy nutrition. Information for the site has been provided by industry-leading physicians and nutrition scientists, as well as the Silk Nutrition team, an in-house expert panel.

Silk can be used in many different ways, like in food and drink recipes — hence our Silkology-themed cocktail hour (but you can cook with Silk just as you would with typical dairy milk).

For more information and recipes, visit us on Facebook.com/SilkUS and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @LoveMySilk 

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

Silk is offering up TWO ONE YEAR SUPPLIES of Silk! Wowza, that is so generous!

To enter leave a comment answering the question: “What is your favorite type of smoothie or cocktail that could be made with Silk?”

Additional entries:

  • Follow @LoveMySilk on Twitter and tweet: “I want to win the @LoveMySilk giveaway from @BlendRetreat #Silkology #blend2013 http://wp.me/p2f2qi-d6”
  • Head to Silk’s Facebook page and tell them what your favorite type of smoothie or cocktail that could be made with Silk is. Don’t forget to tell them Blend Retreat sent you!
  • Pin this giveaway to Pinterest

Leave an additional comment for each extra entry!

Giveaway winners will be announced next week. Good luck!

Thanks, Silk, we can’t wait to taste your delicious Silkology beverages next week!!

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Joy May 10, 2013 at 2:39 am

Ahhh this would be my favorite to win seeing as silk soy milk is my favorite! My favorite smoothie is banana blueberry! Soo good!

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Joy May 10, 2013 at 2:44 am

Followed on twitter and tweeted

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Joy May 10, 2013 at 2:48 am

I Facebook liked them and told them my favorite cocktail (that’s kahlua and silk in case you wanted to know)

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Joy May 10, 2013 at 2:54 am

And I pinned it – now I will cross my fingers!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 10, 2013 at 8:41 am

OH MY! What a generous giveaway! I’m SO FREAKING EXCITED (for Blend AND silk)!

My favorite smoothie consists of 1/2 banana, almond milk (Silk 😉 ), a spoonful of peanut butter, greens and vanilla protein powder. So simple and so freaking tasty!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 10, 2013 at 8:42 am

I follow on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway! FINGERS CROSSED! 😉

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 10, 2013 at 8:43 am

I went to their Facebook page! 🙂

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Emily May 10, 2013 at 9:33 am

I’d love to make a strawberry banana smoothie with silk!

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Deanna May 10, 2013 at 9:53 am

My favorite is a spinach, vanilla silk, pineapple and banana smoothie!

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Deanna May 10, 2013 at 9:54 am

Tweeted!

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Deanna May 10, 2013 at 9:55 am

Pinned! (dddd89)

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Heather @ Better With Veggies May 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I use silk in my breakfast fruit smoothie every day – it’s my favorite!! 3/4 cup of silk almond milk, handful of fruit, Vega protein powder, Vega Omega 3 oil, ground flaxseeds & blend. 🙂

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Heather @ Better With Veggies May 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I tweeted!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies May 10, 2013 at 6:14 pm

And pinned!

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Alyssa M May 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I love Silk’s almond milk and I use it every time I make a smoothie! Today I had a pineapple, banana, and berry smoothie, yum!

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Linz @ Itz Linz May 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

I love Vanilla Silk in any type of vanilla smoothie blended with a banana! So rich and creamy!

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Linz @ Itz Linz May 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

followed & tweeted!

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Renata May 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

I love strawberry & peach fruit smoothies blended with Silk! So refreshing for summertime!

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Renata May 13, 2013 at 8:29 am
Mollie May 13, 2013 at 8:50 am

I followed and tweeted!

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Mollie May 13, 2013 at 8:51 am

My family loves smoothies with silk almond milk. Bananas, spinach, almond milk, cocoa, and peanut butter…so good!

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Crystal May 13, 2013 at 10:44 am

I would use Silk in my favorite smoothie: strawberry pineapple!

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Tracey May 13, 2013 at 11:12 am

I love using silk with bananas, Greek yogurt, and spinach

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Claire May 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

I love silk almond in my smoothie, usually with some protein powder, frozen fruit and a handful of spinach. Yumm. 🙂

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Katie @ Blonde Ambition May 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I tweeted!

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Katie @ Blonde Ambition May 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm
Katie @ Blonde Ambition May 13, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I am so intrigued by Silkology, I think the yummiest options on your pin board are the Citrus Fizz and the Ginger Snap! Both sound perfect for summer 🙂

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Meighan May 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm

This is AWESOME! My favorite Silk drink is a cup of Silk almond milk combined with a frozen banana and strawberries 🙂

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Meighan May 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

i tweeted, and commented 🙂

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Ray S May 13, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I enjoy a thick creamy peanut butter banana smoothie with some chocolate protein powder blended with Silk! Would enjoy trying chocolate Silk as well! Thanks!

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Georgiana May 14, 2013 at 7:55 am

I’d enjoy a Banana Blueberry Blackberry Blast! All blended together with Silk would be delicious!

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Wen May 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I like blending frozen banana, fig, and papaya with Silk for a nice fruit smoothie

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stacey May 17, 2013 at 10:28 am

i’m all about frozen fruit (pineapple, strawberries, mano, peaches) spinach and greek yogurt.

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Janice May 18, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I love homemade smoothie from fresh fruit so mango, silk, apple, bananas, and ice cubes

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Janice May 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm
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Devon May 19, 2013 at 3:17 am

I love mixing my silk with frozen fruit (banana, strawberries, blueberries, mango) and natural peanut butter!

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