Monday, December 30, 2013

Cheribundi appearing in ShopRite stores


Do you frequent ShopRite? Now you can purchase Cheribundi there!



Cheribundi, the leading producer of delicious and healthful tart cherry juice products, has secured placement in the popular ShopRite supermarket chain.


ShopRite supermarkets are members of Wakefern Food Corporation, a retailer-owned cooperative. Through stores located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week. 

In addition to ShopRite stores, Cheribundi tart cherry juice products are available nationwide in grocery, natural and specialty retailers, including Kroger, Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts, Fresh Markets, and more. Please visit www.cheribundi.com for more information.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

McCourty Twins Team Up with Cheribundi





Devin and Jason McCourty (The McCourty Twins) have teamed up with Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice, a premium tart cherry juice often used by athletes as a natural alternative for muscle recovery and inflammation.

The Twins, both professional football players in the NFL, will represent Cheribundi as brand ambassadors, and will become the faces of the #CheribundiBuildsChampions campaign.

Over 90 NCAA and professional sports teams, plus hundreds of professional and amateur runners, cyclists and triathletes are currently using Cheribundi for muscle recovery, better sleep and less pain. The McCourty Twins are the Cheribundi’s first major league athletic endorsement.



“If you want to be the best you can be, you have to help your body and put the right things in it. Cheribundi helps keep me feeling healthy and fit so I can compete at the highest level,” Devin McCourty, a free safety with the New England Patriots and Pro Bowl contender, says.

Cheribundi provides athletes with carbohydrates for energy, as well as added nutrients and protein in certain varieties.  Tart cherries, a super fruit, are high in anthocyanins that studies show fight the enzymes that cause tissue inflammation.

“In every game there are so many variables that come into play. You really have to use every tool available to stay ahead of the next guy. Cheribundi is my secret weapon to stay on top of the competition,” says Jason McCourty, a defensive back with the Tennessee Titans.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Flood Relief for Lyons, Colorado

In mid-September, a massive flood in Lyons, Colorado, caused immense destruction. Local residents were evacuated from the foothills town and were displaced for almost two months because of the loss of basic services such as water, sewer, electricity and gas, not to mention the many homes and structures that were completely destroyed. Two of Cheribundi's employees resided in Lyons at the time of the flood, so our small company felt the impact of this natural disaster first hand.



As the clean up and restoration continues, some shops in the downtown area are attempting to get back to business. We happily donated cases of juice to the St. Vrain Market and Deli to help them replace stock they lost in the flood. 



On Saturday, November 16, we were invited to their Grand Reopening Celebration. We sampled juice and talked with residents and volunteers about the rebuilding efforts.




The customers and employees are big fans of Cheribundi!






This little girl loves the original tart cherry juice!



Connie (center) and her employees model their custom shirts and Cheribundi cherry logo buttons.


Other vendors included Oskar Blues Brewery serving root beer floats, Rocky Mountain Way Agave sweetened ice cream, and Saag Deli Meats.





In addition, a local shirt vendor made special batik t-shirts just for Lyons with the phrase "Lyons Strong," which as become a rallying cry for the rebuild efforts.

Peak to Peak Batiks

If you would like to know more about the flood or help in the rebuilding effort in Lyons, Colorado, try these links:






Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

A Round Up of Healthy Treats for Halloween!


Want to encourage healthy eating this Halloween? There are lots of ideas for great treats that won't make you regret it later. The key is to make them fun!

We love this cute veggie skeleton!



These adorable fruity ghosts and pumpkins are easy to make—and you're guaranteed not to have a Pinterest Fail!


Who remembers wax lips? 


These humorous apple teeth are probably much tastier!

Find more fun Halloween ideas here and here and here!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Don't Let the Time Change Keep You Down!

This weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time as we "fall back" an hour on Sunday, November 3.   Research shows that sleep is just as important to good health as diet and exercise, and preparing for the time change will help you adjust your sleep patterns for the winter season.



·      More than 10 percent of Americans suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia and narcolepsy.  Nearly 30 percent of American adults sleep less than 7 hours per night. What can you do to get a better night's sleep?




According to published studies, regular consumption of tart cherry juice has been shown to increase natural levels of melatonin in the body.

Tart cherry juice may help regulate the body’s natural sleep cycle and increase sleep efficiency, including decreasing the time it takes to fall asleep.

And because tart cherries have so many other antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, you get important health benefits as a bonus. Try our Cheribundi RELAX every evening. You'll be in dreamland before you know it!



Here are more sleep facts and tips:



·      Some studies suggest women need up to an hour's extra sleep a night compared to men, and not getting it may be one reason women are much more susceptible to depression than men.  Also, women who sleep less than 5 hours a night gain significantly more weight over time than those who sleep 7 hours or more.

·      Sleep deprivation has been linked to health problems such as obesity and high blood pressure, negative mood and behavior, decreased productivity, and safety issues in the home, on the job and on the road.

·      Seventeen hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a decrease in performance equivalent to a blood alcohol-level of 0.05%, which is considered impaired in some states.

·      Caffeine has been called the most popular drug in the world. Everywhere, people consume caffeine on a daily basis in coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate, soda and some OTC drugs.

·      Experts say one of the biggest sleep distractions is the 24-hour accessibility of the Internet.  Just a two-hour exposure to light from electronic displays suppresses melatonin by about 22%.

·      Even tiny luminous rays from a digital alarm clock can be enough to disrupt the sleep cycle even if you do not fully wake, causing levels of melatonin to decline within minutes.  Before electric light, adults slept nine to 10 hours a night with periods of rest changing with the seasons in line with sunrise and sunsets.

Sources: The National Sleep Foundation, The Better Sleep Council and The Cherry Marketing Institute

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Give your Smoothie a KICK!!

Now your morning smoothies will have a tart cherry kick with our brand new organic smoothie packs available now at Whole Foods nationwide! 

Choose original Tart Cherry: 


Or Tart Cherry Mango:



Just blend your frozen Cheribundi tart cherry pack with your favorite smoothie ingredients like coconut water, chia seeds, bananas or whatever you like! Yummy!

Look for our new smoothie packs in the frozen foods section of your nearest Whole Foods. You should find them near the frozen fruit (or in this case, vegan pizza).




Send us your favorite smoothie recipe and you could win a prize! Post it here in the comments or on our Facebook page. We'll pick the best one and send you a special gift from Cheribundi HQ.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cheribundi Athletes are up for the Challenge!


What is the secret weapon of more than 83 professional and college sports teams? It's Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice! Read all about how athletes are reducing recovery time in between tough workouts by drinking 8 oz of tart cherry juice a day, here.


Why are athletes using Cheribundi? Well, not only is it great tasting, but Cheribundi contains the carbs that athletes need to replenish lost energy during tough training days or games. Plus, tart cherry juice contains important anthocyanins that help with sore muscles and inflammation.

Athletes often choose our original Tart Cherry Juice, but they also love Rebuild with 8 grams of whey protein and Restore with electrolytes and vitamins to help keep them hydrated.

Team supporters love Cheribundi too, including these students from Purdue University. Does your team drink Cheribundi? Check here and then show your spirit by sending us your Cheribundi fan photo!! Post it to our Facebook page.
Photo by Michael Takeda
Take the Cheribundi 7-Day Challenge and notice the difference!
Join the legions of athletes who drink Cheribundi daily for muscle recovery, inflammation and pain. Workout harder, sleep better, feel great! #CheribundiBuildsChampions
 
Click here and sign up. Get coupons you can print right away and get started today.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Visiting a Cherry Orchard in Upstate New York

Last week, the employees at our Geneva facility took a trip to see how the tart cherries are harvested, just in time for an outstanding yield of top quality fruit from the orchards. 


The cherries were bright red and ripe for the picking—er, shaking. Did you know that they shake the trees to get the cherries off?


Cherries, cherries, cherries!


The cherries on their way to cleaning and packing.


Following the tour, the team had a nice outdoor lunch at a nearby deli located on the shores of Lake Ontario.



Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cheribundi Haiku

We asked our Facebook Fans to submit Cheribundi-themed Haiku, with "likes" to vote for the best ones. Here are the results of this challenge, with author's names attached.


Trees bow down bestow 
A gift that stains lips dark red
Prunus Avium
(Alison M.)

Sweet, tart: love itself
In a bottle full of life.
Liquid metaphor

(Kathryn D.)

Sweet and refreshing
with a tart and tasty twist.
Cheribundi, yum! 
(Amy R.)

Cheribundi's fun
delicious cheery cherry
in your tum yum yum
(Chinyere A.)

Haven't tried it yet
So pick me to win please do
Shameless plug I know
(Anne C.)

tart cherry juices
bottled delicious goodness
my mouth is puckered

(Ben W.)

Health is a party
Never the pits when I sip
Mon cheri cherry 
(Sarah H.)

I love Tart Cherries 
And That Cheribundi juice 
Now I will make pie 
(Little Birdy) 

Cheribundi will
Fix your inflammation good
Drink cherries daily

(Garian)


It cures what ails you 
Just seven days you feel good
Bottoms up! Oh yea!

(Little Birdy)

Fresh-pressed cherry juice
Full of anthocyanins
I'll drink you later

(Gina A.)









And the WINNER:


Yes! Cheribundi!
Like sunshine in a bottle.
Sweet, tart, delicious.

(Sadie J.)


Friday, April 26, 2013

Keeping Our Kids Healthy Through Yoga in Schools



The Wellness Initiative’s 4th Annual Yogathon


Cheribundi is pleased to sponsor The Wellness Initiative’s 4th annual Yogathon Saturday, April 27 at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. It is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year and goes toward bringing yoga programs to kids in schools throughout Colorado. Mara Rose, Executive Director of The Wellness Initiative (TWI), provided us with some insight on the event and the organization that it supports.


The Wellness Initiative

TWI was founded in 2006 in order to provide low-income area youth with the opportunity to improve physical, social and emotional health, and increase overall academic performance. “TWI was founded to provide yoga to students in Colorado and address the growing concern that students of all ages suffer from increasingly stressful and unhealthy lives,” says Mara. “Because many of the students in our programs lack the opportunities and tools to relax, reflect, strengthen and focus, their self confidence,
physical health and academic performance suffer.”

During the 2012-2013 school year, TWI is providing almost 2,500 students in 37 schools throughout 6 counties with yoga-based wellness programs. The students are introduced to ways to relax, control their anger and gain awareness about their health. These programs helps to keep kids from developing mental health disorders, and off of psychotropic drugs for conditions such as anxiety, ADHD and depression. The program also keeps kids exercising and healthy, which is important considering that more than 9 million children in the US are overweight and will be at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

The Yogathon

This is the fourth year that the Yogathon has taken place. The event has been held at Naropa University in Boulder for three years. Mara describes the location as “warm and welcoming with values that align with our values, although the work we do is totally secular.”


Over the year, the event has grown to provide almost double in funding. TWI’s goal this year is $40,000, which will fund almost 600 yoga classes. The Yogathon expects 200 participants this year, and each pledged to raise at least $108. The event’s success is mostly because “awareness among yoga practitioners has grown, corporate sponsorship has increased, and the whole process is much easier now that it was a couple of years ago,” according to Mara. All of the proceeds raised will go towards paying for The Wellness Initiative’s programs.

The event features 108 sun salutations by 10 yoga instructors from around the area, live music, all-levels yoga classes, a silent auction
and food, drinks and other goodies (including Cheribundi!). Cheribundi is proud to be part of this event, and the movement of promoting yoga and wellness in schools. Good work, TWI!