CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Out of thousands of egg-ceptional candidates across the United States, the inaugural Eggland's Best Chief Egg Officer ("CEO") has been chosen! Karen Petersen of Huntsville, Alabama has been crowned the honorary "CEO" in the Eggland's Best "Chief Egg Officer Search" Contest. Along with her new title, Petersen has been awarded a Grand Prize of $5,000 and a one-year supply of Eggland's Best eggs.
"As a loyal customer of Eggland's Best eggs and a long-time fan of the brand's superior nutrition, taste and overall quality, I am ecstatic to be selected as Eggland's Best's first 'Chief Egg Officer,'" said Karen Petersen. "I've always been an advocate for Eggland's Best eggs because of their quality and freshness, and they are the only eggs I serve my family!"
Three Finalists in the Eggland's Best "Chief Egg Officer Search" Contest rose to the top for their creative written responses and videos. Finalists were then judged on their representation of the Eggland's Best brand (50%), creativity in their video response (30%) and consumer online voting (20%). Karen's written response and video displayed her vibrant personality and her egg-straordinary enthusiasm for the better nutrition and taste provided by Eggland's Best eggs, which ultimately won over the brand and consumers.
"We want to congratulate Karen on becoming EB's first Chief Egg Officer and are pleased to welcome her into the Eggland's Best family," said Charles T. Lanktree, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eggland's Best. "Her devotion to the company's core message of nutrition and quality is exemplified in her own values and will undoubtedly transcend into her ability to represent the Eggland's Best brand as our honorary 'CEO.'"
Karen Petersen was able to visit Eggland's Best in New York City on December 8th to receive her Grand Prize and attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Eggland's Best employees.
"It was a great experience meeting Charles Lanktree and the Eggland's Best team," said Petersen. "What a fun and passionate group! This trip gave me even more reasons to love and support the Eggland's Best brand. It was a fantastic beginning to my journey as 'CEO.'"
Eggland's Best and independent judges examined entries from all over the country. The two runners-up, Jackie Brown of Fairview, North Carolina and Carey Ann Dodd of Oregon, Ohio will each be awarded a $500 cash prize and a six month supply of Eggland's Best eggs. As a result of Eggland's Best's strict quality assurance program and superior hen feed, Eggland's Best eggs contain 25 percent less saturated fat, four times the vitamin D, 10 times the vitamin E and twice the amount of omega-3 fatty acids than ordinary eggs. Plus, Eggland's Best eggs contain 38 percent more lutein and provide a good source of vitamins B2 (riboflavin), B5 and B12, and contain about 70 calories per egg.
To learn more about Eggland's Best, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamin D, E, and B12 and a good source of riboflavin. EB eggs have 25 percent less saturated fat and more than two times Omega-3 than ordinary eggs. Eggland's Best eggs are the recipients of many awards including the Gold Medal for superior taste, appearance and freshness from The American Masters of Taste; one of the "Best Packaged Foods" by Prevention magazine (2012-2013); a "Best Kid Breakfast Food" by KIWI magazine (2013); a Women's Health "Supermarket Star" (2013), a Progressive Grocer "Editors' Pick" (2012); a "2012 Category Captain" by Progressive Grocer (2012); "Best Grab-and-Go Breakfast Food" by Health magazine (2011); one of the "Top 125 Foods for Men" in the Men's Health annual nutrition awards for eight consecutive years (2005-2012); a top five "superfood" picks according to American Baby magazine (2010); and the National Health & Wellness Club Stamp of Approval for flavor, quality and nutrition.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers that the eggs meet the highest standards of taste, nutrition and quality. Eggland's Best hens are fed a strictly controlled, high-quality, all-natural, all-vegetarian diet without added hormones, antibiotics or steroids of any kind. EB eggs are available in large, extra large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified as Kosher. For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
SOURCE Eggland's Best