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Which Mac & Cheese Brand Just Got Sold? It Wasn’t Amy’s!

Family-Owned Amy’s Kitchen Remains Committed to Independence

Santa Rosa, California – Social media and phone lines were buzzing last week when news broke
that Annie’s had sold to food giant General Mills. Customers were confused about whether it was Annie’s or Amy’s that had been purchased.

“It was definitely not Amy’s,” said Andy Berliner, co-­‐founder of Amy’s Kitchen. A sigh of relief came from Amy’s fan base as the confusion was cleared and they were reassured that Amy’s will continue to produce their organic and non-­‐GMO favorites as always.

While dozens of natural food brands have been acquired by global corporations eager to corner the growing organic market, Amy’s is one of a handful of privately held, family-­‐owned major organic food brands left—along with Nature’s Path, Lundberg Rice, Clif Bar, and Organic Valley.

“We love to feed people. That is our passion. We also find it very satisfying to make foods for people with special dietary needs,” says Rachel Berliner, company co-­‐founder. The 26-­‐year-­‐old company remains committed to making its delicious mac & cheese (of which there are seven different varieties), as well as over 250 other foods from scratch in its own kitchens.

In the midst of a shifting industry, Amy’s is staying true to its founding vision. Old fashioned? Maybe. Still cooking? Definitely.

About Amy's
Amy’s Kitchen was founded by Andy and Rachel Berliner in 1988. They were busy new parents with no time to cook, but they could not find delicious convenience food made with quality ingredients. They decided to start a food company to fill this need and named the company after their new daughter, Amy.

Amy’s uses certified organic ingredients sourced from organic farms located mostly near the company’s production facilities in California and Oregon. All dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized rBST hormone-­‐free milk and do not contain animal enzymes or animal rennet. No dishes contain meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs or peanuts. Amy’s products are non-­‐GMO and do not contain hydrogenated fats or oils.

The company supports educational and outreach efforts for organic and sustainable agriculture and is a substantial contributor to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and COTS, a nonprofit agency that aids homeless families in Sonoma county.

Amy’s products are available nationally in supermarkets, natural foods stores and select warehouse club stores, as well as internationally. For more information, visit www.amys.com.  Join the lively Amy’s Facebook community and follow Amy’s on Twitter @AmysKitchen.


Be the Family That Eats Together!

Amy's Introduces Six Family Size Versions of Its Top Selling Frozen Organic Entrees

Santa Rosa, California – Amy's, the nation's top-selling brand of natural and organic convenience foods, now celebrating its 26th year, is pleased to introduce Amy’s Family Size Entrees. Studies suggest that children who participate in family meals at least three days a week not only eat healthier foods and are less likely to be overweight but have greater academic success.

These six new Family Size entrees make it easier than ever to enjoy dinner together. Each box contains four or more one-cup servings, ready to heat, serve and eat. The larger packaging size makes it a cinch to entertain friends and guests, too! Keep all six top-selling varieties on hand to cook whenever you need a home-style main dish in a hurry. All are made with love by Amy’s family, with yours in mind.

AmyFamily Size Macaroni & Cheese (SRP: $9.49/28 oz.)
A true comfort food and kids' favorite. Tender organic elbow macaroni in Amy’s own creamy cheese sauce.

 

AmyFamily Size Broccoli Cheddar Bake (SRP: $10.49/28 oz.)
Organic rice pasta baked with creamy, aged English Cheddar sauce, crisp organic broccoli florets and gluten free toasted bread crumbs. Gluten Free.

 

AmyFamily Size Cheese Enchilada (SRP: $11.49 /27 oz.)
Forget takeout: Amy's Cheese Enchiladas offer the same quality and flavor as a genuine Mexican restaurant. An authentic sauce recipe, fresh, organic white corn tortillas, and a filling of Jack and Cheddar cheeses accented by olives and peppers are so satisfying. Gluten Free.

AmyFamily Size Mexican Casserole (SRP: $10.49/28 oz.)
Made with organic white corn masa, black beans, sweet golden corn, olives, tomatoes and a blend of chili peppers and spices. Gluten Free.

 

AmyFamily Size Vegetable Lasagna (SRP: $10.49/28 oz.)
Organic pasta layered with cheese and organic vegetables in an authentic Italian sauce made from organic tomatoes. Worthy of your favorite Italian neighborhood restaurant.

 

AmyFamily Size Gluten Free Thai Red Curry (SRP: $13.29 /28 oz.)
This is Amy's dad's favorite dish. It has finely cut organic vegetables - sautéed onions, broccoli, carrots, tofu and delightfully sweet butternut squash in an authentically spiced (but not too hot) smooth coconut milk-based curry sauce. Fragrant jasmine rice completes this delicious entree, which has no dairy or wheat. Gluten Free, Dairy Free.

 

About Amy’s
Founded 26 years ago in Sonoma County, California, Amy's is a world leader in the production of natural and organic convenience foods. Named after Andy and Rachel Berliner's daughter, Amy, the company remains a privately held, family-owned business and is one of the few remaining U.S. companies to craft its own recipes, source its own ingredients, and make its products inhouse. Amy's prides itself on being like a home kitchen, only bigger. “Other companies manufacture food,ˮ explains co-founder Andy Berliner, “we cook it.”

Amy's uses certified organic ingredients sourced from organic farms located mostly near the company's production facilities in California and Oregon. All dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized rBST hormonefree milk and do not contain animal enzymes or animal rennet. No dishes contain meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs or peanuts. Amy's products are non-GMO and do not contain hydrogenated fats or oils. The company supports educational and outreach efforts for agriculture and ecoliteracy programs and is a substantial contributor to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and COTS, a nonprofit agency that aids homeless families in Sonoma County.

Amy's products are available nationally in most supermarkets, natural foods stores and select warehouse club stores, as well as internationally. For more information, visit www.amys.com. Join the lively Amy's Facebook community at AmysGoOrganic and follow Amy's on Twitter @Amys_Kitchen.


Meet Amy’s Hottest New Frozen Treat: Organic Vegan Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

Santa Rosa, California – Amy's, the nation's top-selling brand of natural and organic convenience foods now celebrating its 25th anniversary, is launching a brand new frozen food category, Amy’s Organic Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts. Amy’s has found a way to make a frozen, certified vegan dessert that has the luscious, velvety texture and flavor of super- premium dairy ice cream but none of the milk or eggs in its ingredients.

All four new flavors – dark Chocolate, creamy Vanilla with real vanilla bean, refreshing Mint Chocolate Chip and rich Mocha Chocolate Chip – are made with healthful, cholesterol-free organic coconut milk. Amy’s proprietary technique combined with high-quality, organic ingredients, keeps the coconut flavor in the background, resulting in a sumptuous frozen creation that will fool even traditional dairy ice cream fans.

“We are so excited to bring this vegan-certified treat to our customers that we can’t stop smiling,” says company co-founder Rachel Berliner (Amy's mom). “We know our fans will be pleased with this playful indulgence we've made for them.”

Amy's Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts (SRP: $6.99/pint) will be ready for retail purchase just in time for the warmest days of summer and early fall. Made with organic coconut milk and sweetened with agave syrup, the new desserts are vegan certified, organic, non-GMO, non-dairy, gluten free, and Kosher Pareve. The new line is made with the same care, quality and love for which Amy's foods are known.

What inspired Amy's to make a non-dairy frozen dessert? Amy's cousin Anna tried an extraordinary non-dairy frozen dessert at a vegan restaurant called Plant in North Carolina.  Anna's husband, a conventional ice cream fan, couldn't believe the dessert was non-dairy. The two were so blown away by the recipe that they enlisted Amy's to bring this amazing dessert discovery to a wider audience. Thanks to Plant, Amy's now has four remarkable non-dairy desserts.

Amy's non-dairy frozen dessert makes a great complement to Amy's other frozen offerings. Try scooping this creamy new treat over Amy's Organic Gluten Free Brownies or Amy’s Organic Apple Pie. Or sandwich it between slices of Amy’s Organic Gluten Free Non Dairy Chocolate Cake for the ultimate vegan frozen dessert sammie. Just for fun, try scooping it into cones at a party and see who you can fool into thinking it's regular ice cream!


Amy’s Celebrate 25 Years, Launches Dozens of New Products!

 

Santa Rosa, California – Amy's, the nation's top-selling brand of natural and organic convenience foods, now celebrating its 25th year, has launched a full menu of delicious new meal starters, entrees, soups, snacks and desserts for 2013.


AmyAmy's Gluten Free Vegetable Pot Pie: The Amy’s story began in 1988 with its very first item, the famous Vegetable Pot Pie. Now, be one of the first to try the new Amy’s Gluten Free Vegetable Pot Pie. Filled with fresh organic carrots, peas, potatoes and tofu in the same delicately seasoned sauce and baked in a light and flaky gluten free crust. (SRP $3.69/7.5 oz)

 


New Category!
Amy’s has debuted a new category of delicious meatless options. Look for these frozen meal starters soon in the freezer section near other meat alternatives.

Amy's Veggie MeatballsAmy’s Meatless Veggie Meatballs: Dress up pasta or make casseroles with these delicious meatless meatballs made from high-protein grains, lentils and authentic Italian spices. A great party appetizer, too! Vegan (SRP $5.99/12 per 8oz box)

 

Amy's Veggie SausageAmy’s Meatless Veggie Sausage Links: Light and satisfying, with a delightful smoky flavor, these veggie sausages are cholesterol free, made from organic, heart-healthy grains and vegetables, and seasoned to perfection. With lots of protein and fiber, they are great for breakfast and brunch, sliced onto pizzas, sautéed with fresh veggies. Endless possibilities! Vegan (SRP $5.99/12 per 8 oz box)


Two New Asian Meals

Amy's Thai Red CurryAmy’s Thai Red Curry: Amy’s dad’s favorite. Made with organic vegetables and tofu, plus sweet butternut squash, all in an authentic coconut milk based curry
sauce, on a bed of fragrant jasmine rice. Vegan, Gluten free (SRP $5.29/9.5 oz)

 

Amy's Pad ThaiAmy’s Pad Thai: Amy’s mom’s favorite. In the West, it is the most often ordered item on Thai restaurant menus. Broad rice noodles, organic tofu, and veggies with cashews (instead of the more commonly used peanuts) all in Amy’s own sweet and sour sauce. Vegan, Gluten free (SRP $5.29/10 oz)

 


Amy's Bean and Cheese Burrito SnacksAmy’s Burrito Snacks: Filled with organic pinto beans, brown rice and cheddar cheese, these are perfect for after-school snacking or party finger food. Add fresh guacamole, and a jar of Amy’s Salsa for a delicious and easy fiesta! (SRP $4.49/8 oz, about 10 per box)

 

Amy's Gluten Free Dairy Free PizzaAmy’s Single Serve Gluten Free Rice Crust Daiya Cheeze Pizza: A single serve delight. Amy’s light, tender gluten free rice crust is topped with Amy's signature Italian pizza sauce and topped with delicious Daiya cheeze. Vegan, Gluten free, Soy Free (SRP $7.09/6 oz)

 

 


New Light and Lean Meals
With Amy’s, there’s never a need to sacrifice great flavor or nutrition for lower fat and less than 300 calories. This popular line has grown to include 15 delicious meal options. Meet the newest entries:

Amy's Light and Lean Quinoa and Black BeansAmy’s Light & Lean Quinoa & Black Beans with Butternut Squash & Chard: With organic black beans, quinoa (a gluten free whole grain), Swiss chard and butternut squash, this is a satisfying, delicious meal. Vegan, Gluten free (SRP $5.29/8 oz)

 

Amy's Light and Lean Mattar PaneerAmy’s Light & Lean Mattar Paneer: Tender organic peas and Indian cheese in a delicate, authentically spiced sauce, is paired with basmati rice and a delightful blend of lentils and beans. (SRP $5.29/8 oz) Gluten free

 

Amy's Light and Lean Macaroni and CheeseAmy's Light & Lean Macaroni & Cheese: Amy’s simply had to create a low calorie version of one of its most popular dishes. Now you can eat your favorite comfort food, and still feel good about it. Perfectly portion controlled. (SRP $5.29/8 oz)

 

Amy's Light and Lean Roasted Vegetable No Cheese PizzaAmy's Light & Lean Roasted Vegetable No Cheese Pizza: Light and satisfying, Amy’s topped their special lower in fat and calories crust and topped it with lots of organic, caramelized red and yellow onions, shiitake mushrooms and artichoke hearts. Only 240 calories! Vegan. (SRP $4.49/5 oz)

 


Soup's On!
Three delicious new soups are ready for the well-stocked pantry, including a vegan version of an Amy's classic. ($3.39-3.69 /14.0-14.5 oz) First two shipping now

Amy's Mushroom Bisque

Amy’s Gluten Free Mushroom Bisque with PorciniLoaded with mushrooms, this wonderful soup is a pantry staple, and perfect for homemade risotto or the family’s favorite casseroles. Gluten free

 

 

Amy's Hearty Minestrone with Vegetables

Amy’s Hearty Minestrone with VegetablesSatisfying and deliciously rich with a variety of vegetables, grains and lentils. Amy’s chef added an unexpected hint of basil pesto. Vegan

 

 

Amy's Dairy Free Chunky Tomato Soup

Amy’s Vegan Chunky Tomato Bisque SoupThis soup has always been a favorite to count on. Now it’s available dairy free. It’s smooth, creamy, with tender chunks of vine ripened organic tomatoes. Vegan Coming soon!

 

 


Save Room for Delicious Sweets!

Amy's is increasingly turning its attention to the creation of delicious gluten free and vegan desserts made with the same high-quality organic ingredients as its popular convenience foods.

Amy's Gluten Free BiscottiAmy’s Gluten Free Biscotti: The word “biscotti” means twice baked -- baked a second time to make them firm and crunchy, bringing out their best flavor. Made with a careful blend of gluten free ingredients, they come in two delicious flavors: Chocolate and Orange. Look for them on grocer’s shelves soon. Gluten free (SRP $5.49/4 oz box, 9 cookies per box)

 

Amy's Gluten Free Brownies

Amy’s Gluten Free Brownies: Who can resist a chocolate brownie, especially one with a rich fudgy center, and a scrumptious crumbly crust? Amy’s brownies come uncut in a handy tray, so you can divide them into any size portion you wish. Find them in the freezer section with other frozen desserts. They’re made with Rainforest Alliance Certified Cocoa. Gluten free (SRP $5.49/7 oz tray, about 5 servings)

 

Other Amy's desserts are Andy's Dandy Candy in all four flavors: Crispy, Chewy, Crunchy, and Creamy (SRP $2.49/each), as well as Amy's Gluten Free Almond Shortbread Cookies (SRP $5.49/5.4 oz box) made with a careful blend of organic rice flour, almonds and premium gluten free ingredients, in two delicious flavors: Chocolate and Orange.  Both products were introduced in 2012.


Amy’s Debuts Four New Delicious Products For Summer

Santa Rosa, California - Amy's, the nation's top-selling brand of natural and organic convenience foods, is pleased to debut four new products for Summer 2012 – Vegetable Parmesan Bowl, Mushroom Risotto  Bowl, Black Bean Veggie Burger and Pizza Italiano. These convenient, single serve meals – two gluten-free and one vegan – all weigh in at fewer than 350 calories.

 

NEW Amy’s Gluten Free Vegetable Parmesan Bowl (SRP $4.89/9 oz)

A ratatouille of organic tomatoes, onions and eggplant are added to mushrooms, organic brown rice and fresh broccoli florets. With a generous sprinkling of cheeses, this gluten free Vegetable Parmesan Bowl is a delicious and modern take on a Mediterranean classic. Gluten free; 260 calories

 

NEW Amy’s Gluten Free Mushroom Risotto Bowl (SRP $4.89/9.5 oz) This risotto bowl captures the essence of this traditional Italian favorite. Tender Arborio rice in a creamy sauce, the rich flavor of Porcini mushrooms and fresh young green peas achieve the mouth-watering perfection of a truly fine risotto. Gluten free; 240 calories

 

 

NEW Amy’s Black Bean Veggie Burger (SRP $5.79/10 oz, 4 per box) Made from organic grains, vegetables and mushrooms, plus black beans, sweet corn and a perfect blend of chipotle, chili and other spices, this is a firm-textured, low-fat (4.5 grams) veggie burger with the smoky, spicy flavor of old Mexico; it is perfect for barbecuing or grilling. Vegan; 140 calories

 

 

 

NEW Amy’s Pizza Italiano (SRP $7.99/15 oz; 3 servings per container)

Made with Mozzarella, Parmesan and Fontina cheeses, plus the same tender crust and pizza sauce as many of Amy's other pizzas, this version boasts a distinctively delicious topping: mushroom and meatless sausage marinated in a unique blend of Italian spices, which gives the Italiano that authentic sausage taste – with just 5 grams of fat. 330 calories per serving

About Amy’s

Amy’s is the nation's leading source of natural and organic convenience food. The market for organic foods is among the fastest-growing grocery categories, with sales expanding at more than 10 percent annually. Now celebrating its 24th year, Amy's is a family-owned and operated business based in Sonoma County, California. Its products are available nationally in natural foods stores, most supermarkets and select warehouse club stores, as well as internationally. Amy’s currently has production facilities in California, Oregon, and Corby, England.

 

Amy's uses certified organic ingredients, including vegetables, grains and fruits grown without pesticides. Fats are used sparingly and selectively; all dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized rBST hormone-free milk and do not contain animal enzymes or animal rennet. No dishes contain meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs or peanuts. Amy's products are non-GMO and do not contain hydrogenated fats or oils.

 

For more information about Amy’s products, the company and more, visit www.amys.com. Join the lively Amy’s Facebook community at www.facebook.com/AmysGoOrganic and follow Amy’s on Twitter @Amy’s_Kitchen.

 

 

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