ALDI Receives National Recognition for Nature's Nectar 100% Berry Burst Juice -- The 2012 SELF Magazine Healthy Food Award ALDI Offers Award-Winning, Healthy Options at Unbeatable Prices

BATAVIA, Ill., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ALDI is excited to announce that their exclusive brand, Nature's Nectar 100% Berry Burst Juice, won this year's SELF magazine Healthy Food Award under the drink category. Made from a blend of four fruit juices, the 100% Berry Burst Juice is one of 35 varieties including All Natural Lemonade and 100% Apple Juice in the Nature's Nectar brand. Families looking for a refreshing and healthy beverage on that hot summer day can switch to high-quality ALDI exclusive brands and save up to 50 percent* compared to traditional grocers.

"We are very excited to have one of our juices recognized nationally by SELF magazine," said Chuck Youngstrom, president, ALDI.  "We work hard to ensure that our exclusive label products meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality, and this further proves that healthy, delicious, award-winning grocery products do not have to come with a high price tag."

The Healthy Food Award selection process begins with SELF magazine's registered dietitians who evaluate each product against strict nutrition criteria. Readers then participate in a blind taste-test and vote for their favorite products. The two products in each category with the highest number of votes take home the Healthy Food Award title.

"The Nature's Nectar 100% Berry Burst Juice is a refreshing fruit juice that has an explosion of flavor," said Tara Kuczykowski, founder of DealSeekingMom.com and an ALDI Super Fan.  "As a busy mom, it gives me peace of mind knowing that I can give my kids a glass of juice that they enjoy, without having to worry about the added sugar and artificial flavors found in other beverages. It's delicious and nutritious!"

Using Nature's Nectar 100% Berry Burst Juice, blueberries and flavored sparkling water or orange soda, shoppers can create Very Berry Pops – a summer treat that the whole family will love. The recipe below is quick, easy and delicious!

Very Berry Pops
Recipe courtesy of Chef Michelle, ALDI Test Kitchen

Serve these fun treats as ice pops, or use them as ice cubes for a sweet addition to a summer drink.

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. Fresh Blueberries, sliced in half
  • 16 oz.  Nature's Nectar 100% Berry Burst Juice
  • 12 oz. Frut Dazzle Black Cherry or Strawberry Sparkling Water Beverage  OR 1 can Summit Orange Soda
  • 2 sheets Kwik and Fresh Foil
  • 24 Toothpicks (optional)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes plus minimum 1 1/2 hours to freeze
Servings: 2 ice cube trays

Directions:

  1. Evenly distribute the blueberries among the ice cube trays.
  2. In a large pitcher, mix together the juice and sparkling water or orange soda. 
  3. Evenly distribute the juice mix among the ice cube trays.
  4. Wrap the top of each tray with a sheet of foil and puncture the center of each ice cube mold with a toothpick (if planning to serve as ice pops).
  5. Freeze for a minimum of 1 1/2 hours. Enjoy off the stick or pop into your favorite summer drink!

ALDI stands behind the quality of its exclusive products with a Double Guarantee. If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with a food product, ALDI will gladly replace it AND refund the customer's money.

About ALDI Inc.
A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates more than 1,200 U.S. stores in 32 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast. More than 20 million customers each month save up to 50 percent* on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us.

*Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores.

SOURCE ALDI



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