#SnackOutside and Win!Written by Susan Thanavaro | Thursday, August 18th, 2016

This summer, we’re fueling your adventures with Made In Nature Supersnacks.
Whether you’re climbing up a mountain or spending the summer practicing your favorite yoga pose, we want to see where our organic Supersnacks take you!

Made In Nature #SnackOutside Contest

Enter our #SnackOutside sweepstakes for your chance to win a prize pack that includes:

  • A Topo Designs backpack of your choice
  • A $500 REI gift card
  • Our favorite Made In Nature Supersnacks

Here’s how to enter:

1. Get outside and go on an adventure (don’t forget to bring along your favorite Made In Nature snacks). Snap a picture of how our #Supersnacks fuel your adventures.

2. Share your photo with #SnackOutside and tag @madeinnature for your chance to win!

3. Make sure you follow @madeinnature on Instagram!

 

Sweepstakes entry 8/10/16 through 9/5/16 11:59pm. Official rules and restrictions can be found here.

Calimyrna Figs are here!Written by Susan Thanavaro | Thursday, December 26th, 2013

You’ve been asking and we’re more than delighted to deliver for the holidays. Our Calimyrna Figs are back! Look for them in stores next week.

But what is a Calimyrna you may ask? Noted for its tender skin and sweet nutty flavor, consider the Calimyrna the Black Mission’s delicate, blonde cousin. While Calimyrna’s are still relatively novel in the U.S., they’ve been grown in the Mediterranean for hundreds of years where they were called Smyrna figs after the ancient Turkish city. When California growers began cultivating them, the fruit was renamed the Calimyrna.

Because we use only organic fruit harvested at the peak of ripeness, few figs make it to becoming a Made In Nature Calimyrna figs. Our quality standards and a shorter growing season account for why this fruit isn’t available year round—so stock up now!

Since growing fruit varies in shade from light green to yellow, it’s perfectly natural for dried Calimyrna’s to range in color from light tan to rich brown. You may also notice crystals that appear on the skin of some fruit. Don’t worry, these are just naturally occurring sugars that have risen to the surface and the sign of an exceptionally sweet fig. For a special treat, we love to place these ‘sugared’ figs in a warm oven at a low temperature for a few minutes to turn their coating into a sweet glaze.

Enjoy Calimyrna’s straight from the bag or paired with tangy goat cheese which balances their sweet flavor. Here are a few of our favorite recipes:

Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza 

Fig and Goat Cheese Appetizer 

Fig and Goat Cheese Fusion Salad 

And remember figs are naturally high in fiber, iron and potassium so enjoy indulging often.

“Pic A Healthy Lunch” photo contest Winners!Written by Susan Thanavaro | Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Thank you to everyone that entered our “Pic A Healthy Lunch” photo contest. It was great to see what you all love to eat, and we enjoyed sharing a few of our favorite lunches, like our panini and wrap, with you! As stated in the contest guidelines, everyone that entered will receive a coupon, so congratulations to all contestants! Our winners will each win 1 pack of every flavor of our Fusion Blend packs and the runner-ups will win 1 Fusion Blend Pack of their choice. Congratulations to all and thank you for entering! If you want a closer look, all the entries are up on our Pinterest page.

Now, for the winners and runner-ups.

Our two winners are:

Areli Biggers and her vegetable wrap

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Lori McLain and her lunch salad

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Our runner-ups are:

Charlitha Arney and her Chicken and Turkey Bacon sandwich

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Crystal Schmidt and her Mediterranean Soup

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Shianne Trentman and her marinated and slow-cooked chicken

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Pic A Healthy Lunch Photo ContestWritten by Susan Thanavaro | Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

What do you eat at the office? Leftovers from the night before? Some vending machine cookies? What about your children, are they eating cafeteria pizza and snack packs?

At Made In Nature we want to inspire you to rise above the mediocre and “that’ll do” lunches with our “Pic A Healthy Lunch” photo contest! Through September we challenge you to fix yourself and your kids the best and the healthiest office or school lunch you can think of. To motivate you, send us pictures of your favorite healthy lunch, be it a salad, wrap, or something you dream up. Everyone that submits a photo to facebook.com/madeinnature will get a coupon for some free Made In Nature fruit, and 5 lucky winners will win an 18 pack of our new Fusion packs in EVERY flavor!

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard, and you don’t have to eat something neither tasty or healthy because you’re busy or  just aren’t sure what to make. Decide now to “Pic A Healthy lunch” and share with Made In Nature and all your friends!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

– 2 entries per person

– Must post photo to facebook.com/madeinnature to be considered

– Enter before September 30, 2013 to be eligible

– For US residents only

Prizes

Every participant: Made In Nature coupon

2 Winners: 18 pack of Fusion blend (1 in every flavor)

3 Runner-ups: 18 pack of Fusion blend (1 flavor)

You’re gonna love the newest addition to our family–the Fusion Single-ServeWritten by Susan Thanavaro | Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Drum roll please … we’ve been waiting and waiting and we just can’t hold it in any longer. We have a new addition to our family. Well, four to be exact. Our newest Fusion Single-Serve Snacks landed in stores this month and we just know you’re going to love them. The certified organic blends are dressed to impress with gourmet flavor combinations that you can read all about here–but that’s not all. These packs were made for versatility. Because they’re so portable and delicious, we bet they’ll make a dried-fruit fan out of even the pickiest eaters. Don’t believe us? Put them to the test.

Check them out here!

While they’re great on their own, our single-serve packs are also delicious with: 

Yogurt: Trying cut sugar? Buy plain rather than flavored yogurt and jazz it up with any of four flavors. In addition to a touch of sweetness you’re getting fiber and antioxidants.

Granola or muesli: If you have a go-to granola or muesli recipe, adding a bag or two offers convenience and multiple flavor combination possibilities. Or, skip the baking and add an extra flavor boost to your favorite store-bought variety.

Hot/Cold Cereal: Dried fruits plump up nicely when added to hot or cold cereal.  Try the Antioxidant Fusion over oatmeal.

Salads: Jazz up any salad with a quick sprinkle. Apple Cinnamon Fusion makes a nice pair with spinach and goat cheese.

Flapjacks: Give pancakes a tropical twist by mixing Tropical Fusion in the batter. So great you may not even need the syrup. No one needs to know you haven’t been slaving in the kitchen.

Cookies: Dress up everyday chocolate chip cookies with apricots, mulberries and cinnamon from our Antioxidant Fusion. Great for gift-giving!   

Our single-serve packs can go everywhere you go. Need suggestions? Here are a few ideas:

Craving something sweet but trying to steer clear from sugar? These packs satisfy your sweet tooth without accompanying pangs of guilt.

Throw a pack in your purse or glove box for an always-at-hand sweet treat while on the run.

Swap a more sugary dessert in your kids’ lunches with Tropical Fusion. With organic bananas, mango, pineapple and a sprinkle of cocoa nibs, it’s sure to please.

Try the Apple Cinnamon while hiking or camping for a convenient energy boost.

Before a workout, The Antioxidant Fusion is a great just-a-little-something that won’t weigh you down.

We’d love your thoughts and ideas. Send us pictures of where you love to enjoy the Fusion snacks and we’ll send love back your way 🙂

Do You Want To Date? Recipe ContestWritten by Wendy Goldner | Friday, June 14th, 2013

Imagine yourself on the shores of Tunisia with wine in one hand and sun-dried Deglet Noor Dates in the other. Sounds heavenly right? Well now you can enjoy them without paying for the airfare as Made In Nature is proud to announce this delicious fruit as a brand new member of the Made In Nature family! To celebrate this addition, we’re asking, do you want to date? To inspire you to participate in the celebration, Made In Nature will send you a FREE sample of our luscious sun-dried, unsulfured, pitted Organic Deglet Noor Dates when you participate in the Made in Nature Do You Want To Date? Organic Recipe Contest! Dates6oz_72RGBMade In Nature’s certified-organic sun-dried Deglet Noor Dates are prized the world over for their translucent blond color and soft caramel-like flavor that distinguishes them from all other dates. Our dates are the sweetest, moistest, most delectable dates under the sun. Just the way nature intended. How do we do it? We work with the most dedicated family of farmers to grow the best-tasting, organic fruit on the planet. Our organic dates are handpicked from small farms in Tunisia where the terrain is rich with sunlight, clean and abundant ground water, and fertile soil. As we like to say, our dates grow with their feet in the water and their heads in the sun!

How can you participate?

It’s simple. E-mail us at news@madeinnature.com by 06/20/13 to receive your 24 oz sample bag and then get cooking! There will be three categories you can enter your recipes in.

  1. The Best Date: the best overall recipe
  2. The Speed Date: the best quick and easy recipe with 5 ingredients or less
  3. The Date Night: A fancy, formal dinner recipe

• 1st prize in each category: $150 and 15 FREE bags of Made In Nature Organic Deglet Noor Dates for Reader Giveaways

• 2 runner-up’s in each category: 10 FREE bags of Made In Nature Organic Deglet Noor Dates for Reader Giveaways.

We’ll judge your recipe on taste, creativity, and readers’ responses—so be sure to send your fans to like and share your dish on social media and tag us in any posts so we know what’s happening. If you post any recipes on your blog, just make sure to email us a link at the email address posted. The contest will run through 07/15/13. As a bonus for our dates launch, now through July 15, if you buy one 28 oz bag of Made In Nature Organic Dates and two other products (any size or fruit), you get free shipping. Make sure you spread the word. Join the Made In Nature Do Want To Date? Recipe Contest today! E-mail us at news@madeinnature.com for your free dates by 06/20/13, then start posting!

IMPORTANT DATES 06/20/13: Deadline for emailing news@madeinnature.com to participate. 7/15/13: End of contest date. THINGS TO REMEMBER – There are 3 categories: speed date, best date, and date night. You can enter in any or all of them. – You must find a way to let us know about your recipe, preferably through tagging us in a social media post, but email works too. – This contest is about sharing, so make sure the recipe ends up on your site or your facebook or our facebook. Somewhere for the world to see!