The Top Five Finalists Are Announced
in Spreading Smucker’s® Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest
Americans Can Vote for Their Favorite Family Recipe and Help Send a Family on a
Trip to Walt Disney World® Resort
ORRVILLE, OH, (November 13, 2009) – Today, The J.M. Smucker Company, the makers of Smucker's® jams, jellies and preserves, is pleased to announce the top five finalists in the second annual “Spreading Smucker's Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest.” With the help of your vote, one of these finalists will win a five day, four night family trip for eight to the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.
To enter the contest, contestants were asked to share an original family recipe that has been passed down for at least two generations. Consumers from all over the country submitted their favorite family recipes incorporating at least ¼ cup of Smucker's jams, jellies, preserves or fruit butter. Entrants also shared the family history behind their recipes and how they continue to make family celebrations special. This year, the top five finalists are:
Mom's Friday Night Sea Bass Special
Donna F., Daly City, CA
Lovey Dovey Cake
Naomi S., Chicago, IL
Tart Cherry Cheddar Squares
Lindsay W., Overland Park, KS
Sweet Orange and Salty Bacon Baked Beans
Nancy V., Frankfort, IL
Audrey's Strawberry Fluff Pretzel Salad
April H., Castle Rock, CO
Consumers can now visit www.smuckers.com to vote for their favorite recipe. Each of the contest finalists featured in the online vote will receive a gift basket of Smucker's brand products and the Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for eight to the Walt Disney World Resort.
“In its second year, the recipes and essays submitted for the Spreading Smucker's Traditions Contest continued to amaze us and warm our hearts” said Maribeth Badertscher, Director, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. “The final five recipes had such inspiring stories behind them and we are so proud that Smucker's is a part of these recipes and family traditions.”
The online vote will be available on www.smuckers.com until Friday, December 18, 2009. The finalist with the highest combined point total from the preliminary judging and online vote will receive a five day, four night family trip for eight to the Walt Disney World Resort. The Grand Prize family package for eight includes airfare, hotel accommodations for four nights at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, round trip ground transportation between Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World Resort hotel, five-day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® option and commemorative T-shirts and photos.
Visit www.smuckers.com today to vote for your favorite recipe and view last year's winning recipe and essay, Nana's Apple Butter Cake, submitted by Karen M. from Las Vegas. Visitors to the site can also find recipes for Smucker's jams, jellies and preserves that will help create a memorable family meal from appetizers to entrées to desserts.
About The J.M. Smucker Company
For more than 100 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that help families create memorable mealtime moments. Today, Smucker is the leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation®, Europe's Best® and Bick's® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. The Company has appeared on FORTUNE Magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States 11 times, ranking number one in 2004. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.
The J.M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks, except Pillsbury is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license and Carnation is a trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., used under license and Dunkin' Donuts is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder LLC used under license.