ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 85 percent* of Americans agree that soup should be the official meal of winter. This January, the Snapware® brand has teamed up with Chef Emeril Lagasse to celebrate National Soup Month and help Americans warm-up with exclusive recipes, tips and more. To help fans escape the cold, the Snapware brand is serving up the chance to win a trip for four to Orlando, Fla. with the Snapware Winter Warm-Up Sweepstakes on Facebook.
Although a winter favorite, soup can be a struggle to store and transport; 73 percent* of Americans frequently feel the need to "double wrap" food containers when transporting them for leak protection. Snapware delivers a solution with products that feature easy-to-open, four-latch, air-tight and leak-proof lids, preventing spills at home and on-the-go. The New Snapware® Total Solution™ collection combines an air-tight and leak-proof, four-latch plastic lid with a Pyrex® oven-safe glass vessel, offering both glass and plastic vessels combined with tried and true Snapware lids for easy transportation without worries of leaks.
"Soup is an ideal meal for the winter months. It's the ultimate comfort food and a great simple solution for weeknight meals," said Lagasse. "I like to make a large batch of soup on the weekend and then store leftovers in my Snapware containers to eat later in the week. I don't have to worry about spills or leaks with their leak-proof lids."
To make storage simple, the small and medium-sized Total Solution™ lids are designed to fit multiple square, round and rectangular containers. Lids also fit interchangeably by size and shape on the six glass and 12 plastic vessels of various capacities, from 1 cup to nearly 16 cups. Like-shaped plastic vessels and lids securely stack atop each other, making storage and organization a snap.
Celebrating all things soup, Chef Lagasse and Snapware are sharing soup recipes and tips at Facebook.com/Snapware based on America's preferences as revealed in a recent survey:
- The Heat is On. Nearly half (44 percent*) of Americans agree that a hot cup of soup is the best way to warm up during the winter, above cuddling (25 percent*) and taking a warm bath (12 percent*)
- Chicken Soup for the Soul. 36 percent* of Americans named Chicken Noodle their favorite kind of soup, followed by Clam Chowder (19 percent*); and 66 percent* deemed homemade chicken noodle soup the best winter comfort food, before fried chicken (12 percent*), macaroni and cheese (11 percent) and grilled cheese (11 percent)
- Get Your Soup On. 39 percent* of Americans most prefer meaty, hearty soups
In addition to recipes and tips, fans who visit the Snapware brand Facebook page are also encouraged to enter the Snapware® Winter Warm-Up Sweepstakes daily for the chance to win airfare and accommodations for four to Orlando, as well as dinner at Emeril's Orlando restaurant and tickets to local attractions. In addition to the grand prize, weekly winners will receive a Snapware® prize pack.
To learn more about the Snapware Winter Warm-Up, enter to win a trip to Orlando and view the official sweepstakes rules, visit the Snapware Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Snapware.
*Survey results were gleaned from a survey conducted by Wakefield Research, an independent research company, among 1,000 national representative U.S. adults ages 18+ in November 2013.
About World Kitchen, LLC
Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, World Kitchen and its affiliates manufacture and market metal cookware, glass, ceramic and metal bakeware, tabletop products, cutlery and kitchen tools sold under well-known brand names, including Baker's Secret®, Chicago Cutlery®, Corelle®, CorningWare®, EKCO®, Magnalite®, OLFA®, OLO®, Pyrex®, Revere®, Snapware® and Visions®. The company and its affiliates employ approximately 3,222 people, and have major manufacturing and distribution operations in North America and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.worldkitchen.com. Corningware and Pyrex are registered trademarks of Corning Incorporated, used under license by World Kitchen, LLC.
About Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America." Lagasse is also on his third consecutive season of Bravo's hit food series, Top Chef, as one of the show's main guest chefs and restaurateurs at the judges' table as it travels to New Orleans. His latest show, Emeril's Florida, premiered January 2013 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, including his latest, Cooking with Power, released in October 2013. Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Emeril's media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products.In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. For his philanthropic efforts, Emeril was named the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.
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