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June 8, 2015 by Melissa Montovani

Soyummi Foods Wants To Thank You 115+ Times Over!

If we didn‘t already know that our fans love us, we certainly do now! I woke up recently to find that, over night, a new fan of the Soyummi Foods‘ Facebook page had liked tons of the links and images that we posted there. Although she obviously speaks English, she is from a German-speaking country and saw COGO Coconut Milk Smoothies when it aired on Food Factory in that market. Any type of user engagement with our brands is greatly appreciated, so if it would have been a good story if it ended there. I know that my boss would have chalked it up as a win for the company as a whole and my work, but of course, a great story is never that simple.

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February 20, 2015 by Melissa Montovani

Food Allergy App Verifies Soyummi's Puddings and COGOResearchers estimate that to 15 million American are living with food allergies, including 1 in 13 children (under the age of 18). An even greater number — between 30 and 50 million
of Americans suffer from food intolerances, such as lactose intolerance, which aren’t life threatening, but nevertheless require stringent avoidance to remain healthy. As technology becomes increasingly integrated into our lives, it isn’t surprising that technological solutions, like the Content Checked food allergy app, can now help Americans navigate the grocery store and hopefully, will have them reaching for Soyummi Puddings and COGO Coconut Milk Smoothies more frequently.

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January 19, 2015 by Melissa Montovani

5 Things that Happened in 2014 and 2015 PlansThe New Year is a time to set goals and resolutions for what you, personally, or in our case, as a company, want to accomplish in the 365 days ahead. However, it’s also a time to reflect on what happened in the previous year and to be thankful for the good things that you’ve been through.

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November 13, 2014 by Melissa Montovani

Upcoming Specials and Demos for COGO and Soyummi PuddingsOver the last couple of weeks, many Canadians have been emailing us with questions about where they can find our products. Today we‘re happy to share some of our key, natural/organic retailers in Canada where we‘ve scheduled some demos for the next five weekends. In addition, all of our coconut milk smoothies and puddings will be on special from now until the end of the year. If you stop by any of the following stores with upcoming demos, you can buy 2 bottles of COGO for $4 and/or 2 Soyummi Pudding 4-packs for $6:

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November 10, 2014 by Melissa Montovani

Get Cuckoo for CoconutsFor the last couple of years, coconut-based products have made a splash with Canadian supermarket and health food store customers who are looking for a superfood energy boost. Clearly consumers are cuckoo for coconuts, and since June 2014, six varieties of COGO Coconut Milk Smoothies have made their way into Canadian households. Up till now, these coconut-loving Canadians would have no idea what it takes to turn a few organic, non-GMO ingredients into the taste of the tropics that they have grown to love. Today, Soyummi Foods is thrilled to share that on October 25th, 2014, these customers got a peek inside the rural Vermont production facility where Chai COGO is made with the help of Food Network Canada’s television show, Food Factory.

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February 28, 2014 by Melissa Montovani

Got COGO?Unlike the produce section, which has long been a space for innovative, refrigerated products, the dairy aisle has always been the domain of traditional, dairy-based beverages that customers merely add to their cereal and coffee. However, in the article, “Got Other Milk?” Max Rothman sheds some light on the incremental ways in which this traditional section is evolving to meet the needs of customers who increasingly want products, like COGO Coconut Milk Smoothies. Bringing alternative milk options to the forefront of independent and mainline grocery stores across the North America, it seems that COGO has arrived on the market at the perfect time.

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February 24, 2014 by Melissa Montovani

Soyummi Pudding Deal Helps Keep Your New Year's Resolutions A Reality!Whether the healthy snacks. you tried in January didn’t pass the taste test or you’re looking for new options to help keep your New Year’s Resolutions going strong, a hot price currently available for Soyummi Puddings will help. From now until the end of February, Sprouts shoppers will have the opportunity to buy two packages of their favorite Soyummi Pudding flavor for the regular price of one.

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November 27, 2013 by Melissa Montovani

Did You Know That November Is World Vegan Month?Way back — relatively speaking — on November 1st, vegans all around the world celebrated World Vegan Day, which is kind of like ringing in a month-long celebration of veganism to follow. Now, nearly a month later, World Vegan Month is almost over, but not quite. In other words, there is still time for you to consider reducing your meat consumption, committing to participating in Meatless Monday every week, or trying Mark Bittman’s Vegan Before 6 concept, even if you aren’t ready to eliminate all meat and animal products from your diet.

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November 21, 2013 by Melissa Montovani

Gluten Free Grains: TeffWhile Ethiopians have been using ground and fermented teff (usually with wheat flour) to make injera, North Americans haven’t been running to try it with as much enthusiasm. However, for those who have been asking themselves, “what foods are gluten free?” and/or following our gluten free whole grains blog series, you may want to reconsider because there is a lot to love about both whole grain teff and teff flour.

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June 6, 2013 by Melissa Montovani

Gluten Free Grains: RiceCeliac Awareness Month may have just ended, but that doesn't mean that another piece for our gluten free grains blog series is no longer necessary. We know that Celiac Awareness Month is a way for the general public to learn more about this autoimmune disease and for those who have recently been diagnosed with it might find themselves lost for what they can eat. We know this because, from time to time, we receive emails, phone calls, and letters from Celiac patients, who find their old favorites aren’t safe for them anymore, who just want to eat pudding again. Maybe they also just want to know what foods are gluten free and can become a part of their new lifestyle. But we also know that May isn’t the only time of year when people are newly diagnosed with celiac disease, so why not keep the posts coming, right? We’ve already shared with you information about and recipes featuring quinoa, millet, buckwheat, and amaranth, but today, as the title suggests, we’re sharing with you a grain that comes in many varieties and is eaten all over the world on a daily basis: rice.

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Joanne Hollander is the founder of Soyummi Foods and a food expert, who still loves to spend time experimenting in her kitchen. A strong proponent of healthy and natural eating, Joanne shares suggestions, observations and a few anecdotes about food and eating today.

Blueberries 'n' Cream Amaranth PorridgeIf you are familiar with Soymmi’s products, then you’ll know that we’re proud to be gluten-free, and if you watch the news, read food magazines, or read your news online regularly, then you’ve probably seen that the number of stories on gluten-free foods and the gluten-free diet have increased dramatically over the last few years. Did you ever wonder what foods are gluten free? Did you also know that in “Gluten-Free Foods and Beverages in the U.S.,” Packaged Facts ays “the market reached $4.2 billion in 2012 and projects that the U.S. sales of gluten-free foods and beverages will exceed $6.6 billion by 2017”? With these stats in mind, we thought that our next post in the gluten free grain blog series was well overdue. We’ve already covered the health benefits of eating quinoa, millet, and buckwheat and shared some tasty recipes featuring them, and today, we’re going to delve into amaranth, another superfood pseudo grain that is actually a seed, as the title of this blog post would suggest. >Gluten Free Grains: Amaranth

Soyummi Foods Wants To Thank You 115+ Times Over!

Food Allergy App Verifies Soyummi’s Puddings & COGO

5 Things that Happened in 2014 and 2015 Plans

Upcoming specials and demos for COGO and Soyummi Puddings

Get Cuckoo for Coconuts

Coconut Milk

Benefits Of Soy

Food Talks

Gluten Free Food

Health Interviews


Refined Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners

Soyummi Contests

Vegan Eating