A Spooky Cocktail and An Announcement!

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Pumpkin Spice has a special place in our hearts…so much so that we launched a Pumpkin Spice Extract (featuring Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract)!! Rodelle’s Pumpkin Spice Extract is really versatile and perfect for baking, cocktails and more. Sandi at Fearless Dining made the coolest (spooky!) Pumpkin Caramel Hard Cider Cocktail and we had to share it! The super easy cocktail has only three ingredients, so they all really shine. Get the full recipe and more information on Sandi’s Blog!

Sandi’s blog, Fearless Dining, started off with the desire to develop fun, kid-friendly recipes and help people discover how delicious gluten-free foods can be. Even though Sandi and her family are all gluten-free, they definitely aren’t compromising flavor or fun in their recipes! We love that Sandi’s site has a complete set of recipes for everything from appetizer to dessert. Check out Fearless Dining for some serious inspiration! And, finally, join us in welcoming Sandi as Rodelle’s newest Brand Ambassador! We’re looking forward to all of the creative and delicious ideas Sandi has to share!

New Cocoa Packaging!

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We are excited to announce our new packaging for our fan-favorite 25 ounce Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa! We decided to make the shift from a rigid container for many reasons:

  1. Plastic reduction: Our new bag reduces the amount of plastic per container by 92%! While both containers are recyclable, the less plastic we use, the better!
  2. Cost savings: As costs of plastic and cocoa continue to rise, the reduction of plastic was an automatic way for Rodelle to be able to provide the same high-quality baking cocoa to our customers without a significant price increase.
  3. Quality packaging: We are proud to now offer our baking cocoa in BPA-free, recyclable plastic bags.
  4. Shelf space: Any extra bit of space in our (over stocked) pantries is needed in preparation of holiday baking! We wanted to minimize the footprint of our bag to allow for easier storage in smaller spaces.

Even though we have new packaging, we are still putting in the same Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa you know and love from Rodelle! We’re even celebrating with a list of our top three visited cocoa recipes from 2016!

  1. Rodelle Dark Chocolate Cake with Baileys Whipped Cream Recipe
  2. Sugar Bakeshop’s Chocolate Cake Recipe
  3. Decadent Hot Cocoa

We hope you enjoy one of our top cocoa-heavy desserts and all of your own recipes with our Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa this Fall and Winter! And, watch out for more information on our brand new Organic Dutch Processed Baking Cocoa!

Welcome aboard, Sharon!

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We’re excited to introduce you all to Sharon Wong, M.Ed. and author of Nut Free Wok! Nut Free Wok is a blog about Allergy Aware Asian Fare. While Sharon’s family is very conscious of food allergies, they are not strangers to flavor or fun! We love Sharon’s thorough approach to each of her ingredients and recipes. And we are thrilled that Rodelle’s products align with Sharon’s family’s needs. We think that your family (whatever your eating style) will find a recipe that they will love on Sharon’s site!

For Sharon’s first post as an official Rodelle Brand Ambassador, she made a traditional Malaysian Cake. According to Sharon, “Ma Lai Go, also known as Malaysian Cake or Malay Cake, is a beloved traditional Chinese dim sum dessert (“lai” sounds like lie). Heads turn when a server walks around a dim sum restaurant and yelling “Ma Lai Go!” It’s one of my mom’s favorite desserts and one of our family friends, Auntie Karen gave me her recipe years ago (thank you!!). It makes me so happy to see my family enjoy this treat worry-free.”

We love the double dose of vanilla extract that Sharon adds to her Ma Lai Go cake and hope you’ll try her family recipe!

Click here for the recipe on Sharon’s blog! 

 

Mix It With Rodelle Contest Winners!

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We’ve teamed up with our friends at KitchenAid to give 15 lucky winners a chance to win Rodelle & KitchenAid prize packs featuring the brand new Artisan Mini Stand Mixer – available for the first time ever this summer! The Mix It With Rodelle contest was fun and we were so excited to see people from ALL OVER the world participate! It certainly was a hard task to pick just a handful of winners from all of the great entries! Thank you to everyone who shared, liked and joined in on the fun!

Grand Prize Winners: Five total grand prize winners have been selected to receive a Rodelle Prize Pack and one Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer – in their choice of color!

Meg Tucker – Texas
Heather D’Antonio Walborn – Oklahoma
Dawn Curtis – Michigan
Camille Wall – Georgia
MacKenzie Severson – Maryland

1st Place Winners: 5 First Place winners were selected to receive deluxe Rodelle Prize Packs including baking essentials, premium vanilla ingredients and gourmet spice blends.

Jeanette Jackson – New Brunswick, Canada
Kimberly Flickinger – Michigan
Will Griesmer – Wisconsin
Cindy Aiton – Tennesse
Glenda Wong – Saskatchewan, Canada

Runners Ups: 5 Runners Up will receive Rodelle Prize Packs.

Terry Poage – Louisiana
Kelly Nicholson – Louisiana
Wendy Hutton – Alberta, Canada
T Alexander – Newfoundland, Canada
Monique Seifullin – Santa Monica, California

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the fun of our Mix it with Rodelle contest! Stay tuned because we’ll be falling into even more fun with our partners at KitchenAid this year! In the meantime, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter to get in on all of the fun we have around Rodelle!