BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Califia Farms is making it even better with a limited edition vegan Holiday Nog. At only 50 calories per delicious serving, Califia Farms Holiday Nog will please seasonal Eggnog drinkers and Almondmilk fans alike when it hits retailers’ shelves this month, with Natural Channel exclusivity to Whole Foods Market®. Califia Farms products are unique because of their cleaner, fresher taste and iconic packaging. The seasonal Holiday Nog is made with Califia’s award-winning Almondmilk. While typical almondmilks are processed from roasted almonds, Califia Farms Almondmilk is made from whole blanched (not roasted) California almonds, resulting in a more authentic taste with higher quality nutritionals, and a perfect base for a light, delightful Nog.
“The holiday season can mean a lot of unhealthy eating and drinking, so we saw the need for a Holiday Nog the Califia way,” said Greg Steltenpohl, CEO of Califia Farms. “We knew we could achieve a creamy and delicious Nog taste profile without sacrificing the nutritional benefits of our Almondmilk by adding the right spices and a pinch of organic cane sugar – no eggs or cream needed. No dairy, no soy—just pure drinkable holiday joy.”
“At Whole Foods Market, we love being able to offer shoppers delicious, new ways to enjoy their favorite flavors, so naturally, we’re excited to be one of the few retailers offering Califia Farms Holiday Nog to our shoppers this season,” said Dwight Richmond, global grocery purchasing coordinator for Whole Foods Market. “The company’s top quality ingredients, commitment to non-GMO verification and their continuous innovation make their products a perfect fit for our stores.”
The Company’s limited edition Holiday Nog comes in Califia Farms’ signature BPA-free 48-ounce carafe with a holiday label that grabs the eye and warms the soul. Califia’s Holiday Nog will make the perfect Christmas party gift (no wrapping paper necessary; there’s a bow on the front!), and it’s rich, comforting flavor sings of festivity. Typical of the beverage innovators, Califia’s Holiday Nog not only tastes great but consumers can feel good about drinking it because it has less sugar than its competitors and no saturated fat. An excellent source of calcium and rich in Vitamins B2, B12, D and E, Holiday Nog drinkers won’t need to stop after only one glass of the good stuff. Consumers can find their closest Holiday Nog at www.califiafarms.com/storelocator.
Califia’s Almondmilk comes in four flavor varieties, Unsweetened, Vanilla, Creamy Original, and Toasted Coconut, and is the perfect low-calorie pour for those seeking all of the flavor of dairy with no saturated fat, more calcium, and who want gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and lactose-free options. Califia Farms recently introduced three new Iced Coffee with Almondmilk flavors: Café Latte, Mocha, Double Espresso, made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Coffee that is Cold Brewed to smooth perfection. The Company also makes a line of California Citrus Juices in 48-ounce carafes of refreshing Orange Juice, Lemonade, and Lemon-Limeade.
About Califia Farms
Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California) was founded in 2010 to share more of California’s natural bounty. Headed by beverage visionary and Odwalla founder Greg Steltenpohl, the company produces all of its products locally in California. Califia Farms’ plant is eco-friendly, energy efficient, clean-water responsible and repurposes more than 90 percent of its post-production byproduct. Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru, recently named Califia’s Coconut Almondmilk blend his “Hit of the Week,” and Califia Farms won the 2013 American Package Design Award from Graphic Design USA. Califia Farms won Delicious Living’s 2013 Best Bite Award winner for Non-Dairy Milk, and Veg News’ prestigious 2013 Best New Vegan Product Award. The name Califia comes from a Spanish legend, telling of warrior queen Califia who ruled over a kingdom on the mythical island of California. Spanish conquistadors believed they had discovered Califia’s bountiful island when they first explored California.