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Sargento Taste Intervention Contest


Quirky holiday photos could win one family a $10,000 holiday makeover, free celebrity consultation

PLYMOUTH, Wis., Nov. 19, 2012 – Cue the sentimental music and break out the gaudy decorations, ‘tis the season for quirky holiday pastimes.

“Let’s face it, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza, embarrassing family traditions are just a part of America’s holiday charm,” said Clinton Kelly, fashion consultant, and co-host of television’s What Not to Wear and The Chew. “But it’s important to remember there’s still one place where bad taste never belongs: in the kitchen.”

That’s why Kelly partnered with family-owned Sargento® to stage a holiday “Taste Intervention.” Sargento, the manufacturer of natural Sargento Shredded Cheese Varieties, launched an online contest today for families that want to shake up their holidays. The winner will walk away with a $10,000 holiday makeover and a free online consultation with Kelly. One runner up will receive a $250 gift card while 25 others will receive a coupon for a free package of Sargento Shredded Cheese.

To enter, anyone can simply post a cheesy holiday photo with friends or family on the Sargento Facebook page beginning Nov. 19 through Dec.17, 2012. Entrants also must include a brief caption with the photo that explains why their household needs a holiday “Taste Intervention.”

“As a family company, we know how important it is to be with loved ones during the holidays,” said Drew Carmichael, marketing manager of Sargento Foods Inc. “The Sargento ‘Taste Intervention’ contest isn’t about doing away with traditions or starting family feuds. It’s all about shaking up the holidays, trying something new in the kitchen and having a few laughs along the way.”

According to a new Sargento holiday survey, Kelly isn’t the only one in favor of shaking things up this holiday season.

Two in three people who celebrate the holidays said they favor changing some or all traditions. Forty percent would like to give their décor a makeover as 45 percent reported they see the same, tired decorations year after year. Meanwhile, 36 percent would like to change up boring holiday recipes.

The Sargento holiday survey was conducted by global insights firm Kelton, which polled 1,000 American adults online.

Holiday chefs can also check out these festive recipes online that feature Sargento shredded cheeses. Visitors can browse dozens of holiday dishes, including a new approach to bread pudding, featuring Sargento Traditional Cut Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, or baked penne topped with Sargento Artisan Blends® Shredded Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese. Kelly’s Green Bean Casserole with Caramelized Onions and Puff Pastry offers a unique take on the standard dish.

For those looking for something new from Sargento, the Chef BlendsTM line, which includes Shredded 4 Cheese Pizzeria and Shredded 4 State Cheddar®, combines several cheeses for a unique flavor and is perfect for chef-inspired meals at home. Also available in multiple varieties are the Sargento Off the Block Traditional and Fine Cut, Artisan Blends, and Reduced Fat cheeses.

For more information on Sargento products and to locate a store that carries Sargento Shredded Cheese Varieties, visit

About Sargento Foods Inc.
Sargento Foods Inc. has demonstrated its passion for cheese and cheese-based meal solutions throughout its history. Founded in 1953 in Plymouth, Wis., Sargento is a leading manufacturer, packager and marketer of natural shredded, sliced and snack cheeses, cheese appetizers, ingredients, sauces and other culinary solutions. Sargento is owned and operated by the Gentine family, and has net sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, please visit

Sargento Thin To Win Challenge

Sargento’s new Ultra Thin Sliced Cheeses allow you to “thin out” your meals without sacrificing taste. With fewer than 45 calories per slice, the slices have the same great taste of the natural sliced cheeses, but with nearly half the calories.

In celebration of the new slices, Sargento is challenging cheese lovers to “thin out” their meals and their lifestyles through a 45-day “Thin to Win” Challenge. Starting this Friday (5/4), people can visit the Sargento Facebook page to win prizes and coupons by completing a series of simple tasks designed to help organize, simplify and “thin out” their lives like donating old books, de-cluttering their refrigerator or creating weekly ‘to-do’ lists. Entering is easy – just submit a photo or written testimonial within 24 hours! Each challenge also has a corresponding prize (over $8,000 in prizes in total!) that will help one lucky winner “thin out” their life including gift cards, digital cameras, product coupons, tablets and more!

Thomas Toast And Win

From Thomas’ Bagel Thins and English Muffins.

As we get into the swing of 2012, losing weight consistently ranks in the top 10 of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions, but many find it hard to stick to their plan for the whole year. Luckily, Thomas’ has two interactive online tools that can help you and your readers stick to your goals!

Breakfast choices, morning routines and calorie tracking can be made even more simple with tools created by Registered dietitian Keri Gans, and can make a large impact on your overall well-being. With all the varieties of Thomas’ products available, you can enjoy something different every day of the week! For added fun, your readers can visit the “Toast & Win” tab on the Thomas’ Facebook page ( for new tips everyday and the chance to win a daily coupon for $5 off any Thomas’ product.

Additionally, if you want a quick way to calculate the nutritionals of your breakfast, check out the “calorie counter” tab on the Thomas’ Facebook page. There are breakfast suggestions for different calorie amounts as well as a way to calculate the calories, fat, carbs, fiber and protein of your favorite breakfast.