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“Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons; it is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
–Robert Louis Stevenson
Where do you go to be revitalized, renewed, and inspired? When we find ourselves thirsting to leave the hustle and bustle of daily life to re-connect with nature, our national parks are there to refresh us—mind, body and soul.
In partnership with the National Park Foundation, we surveyed over 2,000 people across the country, seeking to learn how the national parks impact us today. Check out what we learned:
Join the #ParkYourThirst Twitter Party: In celebration of Earth Month, join us for a high-energy Twitter Party on April 10th with our friends at the National Park Foundation. We have some exciting questions to ask YOU about what our parks mean to you personally, as well interesting stats and plenty of refreshing giveaways! Here’s what you need to know:
Who: You, HONEST Tea & the National Park Foundation
What: #ParkYourThirst Twitter Party
When: Thursday April 10th, 8-9pm EST
Where: the Twittersphere—simply follow the hashtag #ParkYourThirst to join in!
Visit www.honesttea.com/parks for more information
The snow may still be melting, but spring is here to welcome all that is delicious about the season! We’ve put together this mouth-watering smoothie (dairy-free!) you can easily create on the fly and sip to your heart’s content. All you need are a few ingredients from the store and a bottle of Pomegranate Blue HONEST Ade and you’re set:
- 1 chilled Pomegranate Blue HONEST Ade
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 cups frozen mangos
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 2 table spoons chia seeds
Serves three satisfied friends. Pour into your favorite tumbler, garnish with a spear of blueberries for artistic touch, and add a side of good conversation. Enjoy!
Honest Tea’s mission is “to create and promote great-tasting, truly healthy, organic beverages” so we are delighted that our co-founder & TeaEO Seth Goldman was honored for his contributions by the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC).
USHFC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting diet-related disease by realigning the food industry’s incentives with consumers’ health interests. The inaugural REAL Food Innovator Awards were held on March 13, 2014 in Washington D.C., and Seth was the recipient of one of eight awards given out that evening for helping change the food landscape by providing options that are healthier for both the body and the planet.
Seth was in good company as other recipients included the CEOs of Chipotle, Revolution Foods and Applegate Farms; the former Mayor of New York City; and several others committed to the health and wellbeing of communities and the environment. The list of REAL Food Innovator Awards is below:
Beverage: Seth Goldman, Co‐Founder and President of Honest Tea
Childhood Nutrition: Kirsten Tobey and Kristin Richmond, Founders of Revolution Foods
Food Access: Robert Egger, Founder of DC Central Kitchen and LA Kitchen
Food Marketing: Steve Ells and Monty Moran, Co‐CEOs of Chipotle
Food Production: Stephen McDonnell, CEO of Applegate Farms
Government Official: Michael Bloomberg, Former Mayor of New York City
Nonprofit Advocacy: Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group
Nutrition Awareness and Disease Prevention: Dr. Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
16 years ago our co-founders were inspired to create an organic tea with fewer calories and less sugar than other offerings on the market. They were thirsty for change and made it happen. So what’s the one thing that inspires you to make an honest difference?
We’d love to hear your plan—tell us in the comment section below.
Do you enjoy throwing a good party for March basketball? Don’t get caught playing a food foul by serving the same soda and drinks this year. Our friends at Shoestring Magazine have put together a fantastic and easy-to-make mixer that is sure to be a game changer at your next game day viewing party. Using the crisp, spiciness of our naturally sweetened, zero calorie Professor Fizz soda and a sweet cherry twist, this signature drink will leave your taste buds tantalized and guests begging for seconds. Serve in a glass mason jar with a wedge of lime to make it stand out from the pack, with or without rum.
Coupon Offer: Click the image above to download a coupon for a discount on your next HONEST Fizz purchase! Here’s what you need to get the mixing started:
- 72 oz (6 cans) Professor Fizz HONEST Fizz
- 6 oz White rum
- 1 1/2 cups tart dark cherry juice
- 3 tbsps bitters
- Pitted fresh cherries or morello cherries (optional)
- Wedges of lime (optional)
To read the full recipe, click HERE.
Have you ever finished a product and then become frozen with the fear, wondering what you’re supposed to do with the package? Perhaps you go through a mental checklist asking: Is this material recyclable? Does my town accept this type of package in its facilities? What do I do with the cap? Should I peel off the label or leave it on? We know that recycling can reduce a product’s environmental impact, but the ins and outs of doing it correctly isn’t always clear
In that split moment, standing in front of the recycling bin, a gut decision is made to either:
1) Recycle and hope you are doing the right thing, or
2) Throw it in the regular trashcan because you’re too worried about making a mistake.
That’s why we’re excited to partner with How2Recycle to put easy to read instructions on all of our packaging. No more guessing—just clear, concise information. Take a look at this sample graphic for our HONEST Kids Family Size bottle to show how the label is organized.
Source: www.how2recycle.info (example only; not intended to provide instructions for any specific product)
Honest Tea plans to place the How2Recycle graphic onto all of our packages. Our Honest Kids cartons and 59 fl. oz multi-serve bottles will be the first to include the easy to read graphic on the packaging—look for it on shelves near you soon.
This is just one of the ways we’re working to increase the average recycling rate past 35% in the United States*. For more information on Honest Tea’s commitment to recycling and our Great Recycle initiative, click HERE.
So what’s the item you’re most confused about recycling? Let us know in the comments below.
*Source: EPA 2011
Are you best described as having excellent taste, flowing with energy? Or are you calm and collected, with a subtle side of spiciness?
Standing in the beverage aisle at your local grocery store can be a dilemma of decisions—with so many different varieties of our teas, HONEST Fizz and Kids varieties, how do you know which HONEST Brew is made for you? We’re on a mission to help you find the perfect HONEST beverage.
Through the month of March, check our Facebook page daily as we reveal the inner personality behind each of our HONEST beverages so you can find your perfect palatable partner. Once your favorite is found, make sure to leave a comment and let us know which beverage floats your proverbial boat. Your delicious destiny awaits!
Here’s our top 3 staff picks to whet your appetite:
Are you calm and collected, with a subtle side of spice?
..or are you more of a bubbly sort?
…or perhaps you’re still a kid at heart?
We hope you’ll visit our Facebook page often in March to find which HONEST Brew is made for You!
In need of refreshment of body and mind? Meet Heavenly Lemon Tulsi. Tulsi is a delicious herb, well-known throughout India and Southeast Asia. Unlike green, white, black, and oolong teas which come from the traditional camellia sinensis plant, tulsi is part of the basil family and naturally caffeine-free. Also called “holy basil,” it is very different from the Italian basil you can grow in your own garden. With hints of mint and clove, it is used both as a delicious tisane as well as in traditional Hindu ceremonies. Tulsi is believed to help promote relaxation, in addition to being deeply delicious. We believe you’ll love this unique brew so much, it will have you saying ‘Ahhh,’ ‘Ommm’ and ‘Mmmm’ – all at the same time. Pick up a bottle at your local natural grocer, or try freshly-brewed at any participating Smashburger location. Exclusive offer: download your digital coupon for $1.50 off of two bottles of Heavenly Lemon Tulsi HERE!