Friday, 28 October 2011

Shaken Mango Passion Green Iced Tea from Big Train Wins 2011 Gourmet Products Award

On the heels of Coffee Fest Award in Seattle, Big Train wins two Product Awards in two months.

Lake Forest, CA (October 28, 2011)

Mango Passion Green Tea Mix Award Shaken by Big Train

Big Train Wins Gourmet Product Award

Big Train®, a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium powdered and liquid concentrate beverage mixes serving the specialty coffee, food service and retail industries in the US and abroad, won an award for the 2011 Gourmet Product Awards, in the Beverages (Mix) category, for their Shaken Mango Passion Green Iced Tea.

The product was introduced to Gourmet Products at the Summer 2011 Fancy Food Show in Washington, DC.

“We were delighted to have been approached at the Fancy Food Show in DC this year”, says Tim Pisarski, Big Train’s Strategic Marketing Director. “It is a great

Shaken Mango Passion Fruit Tea Gourmet Mix from Big Train Shaken

Shaken Mango Passion Green Tea Mix Rocks!

honor to get the Gourmet Products Award. This award echoes the overwhelmingly positive response we see in the marketplace for our Shaken Tea product line.”

The Gourmet Product Awards Program is solely dedicated to recognizing and honoring the most delicious and innovative new gourmet foods and gourmet products.  The Gourmet Product Awards recognize companies, products and services that stand out in tier quality, innovation and special merit. In total, they have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of gourmet and gourmet product standards and market environment, and may have achieved ‘great’ quality at the highest and broadest level. The products may also exhibit processes and/or innovations that have added to the profession of health and enhance personal well being, wellness and the enjoyment of their consumers.

Last month at the Coffee Fest Show in Seattle, Big Train announced that its Fit Frappe™ Protein Coffee Drink mix (http://www.FitFrappe.com) line had won one of three Best New Products awards. For this award, Big Train was selected by a team of specialty beverage industry experts, adding to a growing list of beverage mix product awards.

About Big Train, Inc.:

Founded in 1991, Big Train is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium powdered and liquid concentrate beverage mixes serving the specialty coffee, food service and retail industries in the US and abroad. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with a manufacturing facility in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Big Train is known for high quality beverage solutions that are great tasting and easy to prepare. Big Train offers a wide array of products including blended ice coffees, coffee-free blended crème frappes, chai teas, iced teas, protein drink mixes, fruit smoothies, kids’ beverages, hot cocoas (hot chocolates), low carb beverages and baked goods, powdered soft serve and flavored syrups to more than 20,000 customers including independent and small chain coffeehouses, bakeries, foodservice operators and its extensive international distributor network. For more information, visit http://www.bigtrain.com or call 800-BIG-TRAIN (that’s 800-244-8724). Or follow @BigTrain on  Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bigtrain or like Big Train on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bigtrain.

About Gourmet Products Awards:

The Gourmet Product Awards recognize companies, products and services that stand out in tier quality, innovation and special merit. In total, they have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of gourmet and gourmet product standards and market environment, and may have achieved ‘great’ quality at the highest and broadest level. The products may also exhibit processes and/or innovations that have added to the profession of health and enhance personal well being, wellness and the enjoyment of their consumers. For more information, go to http://www.gourmetproductsawards.com.

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Friday, 7 October 2011

Healthy Low Fat Protein Brownie Recipe – Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Fit Frappe™

Healthy low fat protein brownies are not a figment of your imagination. This recipe that includes Big Train Fit Frappe Coffee Protein drink mix, comes from our friend Cait from Beyond Bananas.

by: Cait
Beyond Bananas

Yeah. You read that title right. I am a sucker for dark chocolate. I am also a sucker for anything that has the slightest coffee flavor for it.  If my calculations are correct, I should be a sucker for these brownies. And I am. And then are healthy. So we ALL win.

When I first received the Fit Frappe perk from Klout, I knew that I had endless opportunities for new and exciting coffee flavored foods right at my finger tips!!!

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies

  • Makes: 16 brownies
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes; or less
  • Bake Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats (ground to a flour)
  • 1/3 c. dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/3 c. Big Train Espresso Fit Frappe protein drink mix
  • 1/4 c.  NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Blend
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3/4 c. non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • 30-40 drops Nu-naturals Liquid Cocoa Bean Extract

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 350* and spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick spray.
  • Pulse 1 cup of oats in a food processor until it becomes a flour and put to the side.
  • Combine milk, yogurt, oil, Liquid Nu-Naturals, and egg whites in a bowl.
  • Combine oat flour, cocoa powder, Fit Frappe and Fiber blend in another bowl.
  • Slowly add and mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  • Pour batter into pan
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Cool, cut, and ENJOY!

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Love the mixture of the chocolate and espresso.  It is kind of like a chocolate covered espresso bean.. but not in bean form. In brownie form.  I am sure you can sub the Fit Frappe for another flavor protein.. but then they won’t be espresso flavor. And I can only promise you the ESPRESSO brownies will be delicious!

Thanks again Cait! For more information regarding Big Train products like Fit Frappe protein drink mix, call 800 BIG TRAIN (244-8724) or go to BigTrain.com or follow Big Train on Facebook or twitter. Cheers!