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Mushrooms in the News: 10-06-17
This week, we’re seeing a range of coverage by trades, college newspapers and top consumer websites. Highlights include:
- The Produce News highlighted the growing demand for mushrooms in retail, thanks in part to The Blend.
- College publications at UCLA, University of Montana and University of Alaska Fairbanks announced that blended burgers are available in their campus dining halls.
- Huffington Post featured a beautiful Mushroom Breakfast Pizza.
On Oct. 1, we launched our Team #Blenditarian social campaign to encourage pledges in conjunction with football season. Fans can visit blenditarian.com/TeamBlenditarian to “join the team” (and recruit others, too!) to be entered to win game day prizes. Since the launch, we’ve seen a flurry of social buzz using the #blenditarian hashtag, as well as many new pledges.
Finally, on Oct. 5, Albertsons/Safeway registered dietitian Molly Tevis hosted a 7-minute Facebook Live video to demo 50/50 “Mini Umami Burgers.”
Blending Mushrooms into Retail – The Produce News
Strong demand for Phillips Mushroom’s new Organic Gourmet Blend – The Produce News
Covel Dining Hall introduces partially plant-based burger patty – Daily Bruin (UCLA)
University of Montana puts mushroom and beef burger up for James Beard award – Missoulian
Best burger in the US? Vote in the Blended Burger Project – University of Alaska Fairbanks News and Information
Recipes and Other News
Mushroom Breakfast Pizza – Huffington Post
Nigel Slater’s baked mushrooms and parmesan mash recipe – The Guardian
One Pan Meatball Stroganoff – Chef Savvy
Get an autumn hug with sweet potato and mushroom soup – Savannah Now
Mushroom Lovers’ Roasted Pork Loin and Green Beans – Mama Harris Kitchen
NOTEWORTHY SOCIAL/DIGITAL ACTIVITY
Most Popular Social Posts
Most Popular Social Posts
MC Facebook: Thanks for following along with our #ShroomCam last month. The ShroomCam may be gone but this time lapse allows you to watch the entire growing process in a few short seconds.
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Blenditarian Facebook: As you cheer on your favorite team this football season, join another winning team: Team #Blenditarian! Take the pledge this month for a chance to win prizes. www.blenditarian.com/teamblenditarian
MC Twitter: The #ShroomCam may be gone but watch this time lapse to see the entire growing process in just a few seconds. https://t.co/Ckey7M2zBFhttps://t.co/SXcj5SKqay
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Blenditarian Twitter: As you cheer on your favorite team, join another winning team: Team #Blenditarian! Pledge for a chance to win! https://t.co/57zgEAidHIhttps://t.co/C1F0nCVKne
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MC Instagram: Thanks for following along with our #ShroomCam last month. The Shroom Cam may be gone but watch this time lapse of the entire growing process. In just 6 days, these mushrooms went from tiny pins to full grown shrooms. #MushroomsInMotion.
- 235 Views
Blenditarian Instagram: As you cheer on your favorite team this football season, join another winning team: Team #Blenditarian! Take the pledge for a chance to win prizes!
- 24 Likes
Albertsons Facebook Live: Mini Umami Burgers