Monday, 10 December 2012

Big Train 2012 Holiday Hours

With the holidays right around the corner, we understand the importance of keeping your pantry or warehouse stocked with all of the delicious drink mixes and/or baked good mixes that your consumers love. They’ll need a place to get away from all the hustle and bustle the holiday season brings, and you don’t want to leave them out in the cold without their favorite beverage because of a missed order deadline.

  • We’re accepting orders!
  • We’ll be closing at 12pm PST for our company Holiday Celebration.
  • Orders placed by 10am PST will ship the same day.
  • Orders placed after 10am PST will ship on Friday, 12/14.

  • We’re accepting orders!
  • All orders placed after 1pm PST will ship on Wednesday, 12/26.

  • We’re accepting orders!
  • No same-day shipping available.
  • All orders placed will ship on Wednesday, 12/26.

  • Closed for Christmas day.

  • We’re accepting orders!


  • Closed for New Year’s Day.

Online Ordering is a Click Away

We accept online orders 24 hours per day 365 days per year. Let us know if you would like us to set you up for online ordering.

Thank you for making 2012 amazing. Looking forward to an even better 2013!


Thursday, 29 November 2012

Green Baked Cinnamon Apple Frappe

Guest Post by

Cinnamon Apple Frappe RecipeThis is very exciting for me because I wanted to share this new coffee protein drink I’m diggin. It is called Fit Frappé by Big Train. Have you heard of this? It’s basically the same powder you use to make your frappés but it has protein AND caffeine (bOinGk!). The taste is amazing for the large amount of protein (20 g for 16oz!) and if you include it in your green smoothie like I did, it fills you up better than a protein bar with 20g of protein (yucky!). AND it wakes you right up! I highly recommend it!


Green Baked Cinnamon Apple Frappé
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Love love love this new green smoothie recipe I conjured up in my kitchen today. I’m very excited to share it. I think staring at my new Christmas tree brought up the need to get some cinnamon and apples in my life ASAP.
  • ½ package of Big Train’s Fit Frappé in Vanilla Latte
  • 4, 5-inch celery sticks chopped
  • ¼ baked cinnamon apple. (Recipe: ¼ apple, dusted with ½ tbsp of cinnamon, baked under 350 degrees F for 20 minutes)
  • ¼c pure carrot juice *can be substituted with almond milk or water
  • ¼c almond milk
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  1. Whip all ingredients up in a blender until you have reached a smooth consistency with no lumps or fibers. This will usually take about a minute depending how efficient your blender is.
  2. Add garnish (pepita seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon & nutmeg)
  3. Swirl with a spoon, and enjoy!
Monday, 26 November 2012

Cyber Monday Chai & Frappe Sale | Big Train Drink Mixes up to 50% off

Big Train Sale Black Friday Cyber Monday


If you were hoping that Big Train would be offering extra savings for Cyber Monday, then boy do we have some great news for you!

Cyber Monday Chai & Frappe Sale | Big Train Drink Mixes up to 50% off

Ends Midnight, Cyber Monday 11/26.

Mystic Chai, 2 lb Can
50% OFF
Only $6.25 + shipping (No promo code needed)
(normally $12.50)

Curl up with a delightfully delicious cup of Big Train’s Mystic Spiced Chai and unwind from your busy day. Simply add hot water, mix and enjoy your Mystic Chai tea latte. Mystic Chai can also be served blended with ice and water. This product has a very similar taste profile to Big Train’s legendary Spiced Chai drink mixes.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Skinny Chai Nirvana: Big Train Launches Fit Frappe Spiced Chai Latte

Skinny Chai, the Big Train Way!

Skinny Chai Latte Fit Frappe Spiced ChaiLast year, Big Train introduced a protein-boosting gourmet beverage called Fit Frappé®. It is a complete line of coffee and non-coffee protein drink flavors that can be made blended, over ice, or hot. Until now, there were 5 flavors: Espresso, Mocha, Vanilla Latte, Chocolate and Vanilla. We’re adding one more to that list. Big Train is now introducing a brand new flavor to our great tasting protein line – Spiced Chai Latte – just in time for Chai season!


Benefits of Chai Latte Plus Added Protein – Skinny Chai Supreme!

Even better than just a skinny chai, now you can enjoy one of Big Train’s best-selling flavors with the long-lasting energy from protein with this new Fit Frappé flavor. Gluten-free, very low in sugar, low in calories and packing enough of a caffeine boost to keep you going, Spiced Chai Latte will definitely satisfy your chai craving.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Big Train Stops at Compete 4 Causes (C4C) 5K with #WLSFA

Recently Big Train discovered Compete 4 Causes, a non profit organization dedicated to raising support and public awareness for charitable causes while promoting Fitness & Wellness. Since Launching Fit Frappé (outrageously delicious café style protein drink mixes) in the health and fitness industry, the Bariatric community has really embraced this protein drink mix line. Sandi Henderson from Banded Living was kind enough to invite Big Train to support the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLFSA) booth at the event. It was great to meet WLSFA YouTube sensation Wendy Campbell aka Banded Wendy. Antonia Namnath, CEO and Founder of WLSFA was there too!

C4C WLSFA Banded Wendt Sandi Henderson

Banded Wendy, Jim from Big Train 'n Sandi Henderson

It was a gorgeous southern California day, perfect for a run. Fun fact: Banded Wendy runs to techno music. The event was held on the Cal State Northridge University campus. There were no earthquakes! (Knocking on wood.)  Big Train handed out samples of our Fit Frappé line to race participants. The response was very enthusiastic.

We met some great people including the lovely Lea Crosetti, Founder of BariAthletes.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Coffeehouse Hillbilly Beans in Olympia Washington Wins Coffee Fest Blender Prize Package from Big Train

In September Big Train attended Coffee Fest Seattle, where we held a contest to give  away a blender prize package. Anyone who signed up for our OnTrack™ Rewards program during the show had a chance to win a Vitamix Drink Machine Advanced blender, two pitchers and 3 free cases of product mixes. When the dust settled, the winner was a coffee shop called Hillbilly Beans, located near Olympia, WA. The owners were kind of enough to contribute to a little FAQ, so without further ado we present to you…

Hillbilly Beans In Olympia, Washington

Coffeehouse Hillbilly Beans Olympia Washington

Where are you located?

We are located in Littlerock, Washington which is between Olympia and Grand-mound at the foothills of Capitol Forest.

What types of drinks do you offer?

We offer iced, blended, and hot coffee drinks, teas, smoothies and protein shakes.

Are you known for any type of particular drink?

All of our drinks have funny “hillbilly” names. A white chocolate mocha is called a Ma’s Favorite, a mocha is called a Moonshine, Blended coffees are called Mashed, whipped cream is considered opossum pie topping and so on. Skunks seem to be one of our most popular drink; it is white chocolate and chocolate combined. Some customers enjoy a little raspberry flavor with the chocolate and white chocolate, which is called Road Kill.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Easy Horchata Recipe: Ready in 89 Seconds

So, You Want An Easy Horchata Recipe?

Easy Horchata RecipeTraditionally, homemade horchata recipes have required many ingredients and multiple steps, including the use of your hot stove (which defeats the purpose if you’re craving a refreshing horchata drink). Sure, you could break out all those items and spend an hour preparing it all. Or, you could use a horchata recipe that has the drink in your hand, in about 89 seconds. And the best part is you won’t be sacrificing taste, even though your horchata drink is painfully easy to make!

How To Make Horchata, The Easy Way

16 fl oz Blended Horchata Drink

1st Step of Horchata Recipe
Get Big Train’s VIVAZ Horchata Mexican Inspired Drink Mix

At this time, Big Train’s VIVAZ Horchata Mexican Inspired Drink Mix is only available for business customers. If you’re a business, please keep reading. If you’re a consumer, please check out the Big Train Store Locator, to find a location near you that serves our products. Or, you can request that your favorite drink shop carry Big Train products.

2nd Step of Horchata Recipe
Add 1 Scoop of Horchata Mix to 5 oz of Milk or Water

Note: 1 scoop is about 3 oz. Your horchata recipe can go one of two ways here. Both will be delicious, but using milk will produce a richer, creamier drink. The choice is yours. Feel free to experiment with each option, and take note of the differences.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

4 Ways to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Guest Blogger: MaryAnne Wendt

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. (

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Take care of yourself every year and get a mammogram!

4 Things you can do to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

1-Think Pink – Wear pink all month long!

2- Get a mammogram – Now is the perfect time to get a mammogram. That way you can’t forget to get one every year. You’ll be reminded every October that it’s time to take care of yourself.

3- Donate – There are several organizations out there that raise funds for breast cancer research. HerHighway proudly supports 10 groups, including Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society and Avon. Click here and pick your favorite charity! Your donation is greatly appreciated.

4- Spread the word! Share as much information as you can with your family and friends. Make sure every woman you know is taking care of herself, too.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Blended Cherry Frappe Recipe

How Very Cherry-licious!

Recipe for Blended Cherry FrappeIf you love cherries (and why wouldn’t you) and love blended ice drinks then you’ll adore this cherry frappé recipe. Big Train’s Vanilla Smoothie mix is a delicious versatile base mix. (No Sugar Added option available too). Big Train’s mixes generally just require water. But feel free to add milk or milk alternatives for that extra creamy taste, especially to something like this cherry-licious frappé recipe. You had better hope your taste buds are ready to enjoy something awesome!

Blended Cherry Frappe Recipe
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For a smooth and creamy cherry frappe blended ice drink recipe try this!
  • 1 ½ scoops Big Train Vanilla Smoothie Mix
  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • 5 ounces milk
  • 12 ounces ice
  1. Add milk (or water)
  2. Add cherries
  3. Add ice
  4. Blend until smooth
Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Dulce De Leche Latte Recipe

We Double Dulce Dare You!

Recipe for Dulce de Leche LatteMmmm, Dulce de Leche. Some would say (and we would agree) that it’s the candy of milk. Imagine a latte that combines the taste of caramelized sugar, a hint of cinnamon, and topped off with decadent whipped cream. You can make it a reality, and wow your customers and dinner guests with this amazing Dulce de Leche Latte recipe. Serve it hot, blended or over ice too! For more information on Big Train’s Dulce de Leche Blended Ice Coffee mix, click here. Enjoy!

Dulce De Leche Latte Recipe
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Drink Size: 8 fl oz Hot Drink
  • 5 fl oz hot water
  • 1 scoop (4 tbsp) Dulce De Leche Blended Ice Coffee Mix from Big Train
  • Dash of cinnamon
  1. Heat 5 fl oz of water and add 1 scoop (4 tbsp) of Dulce de Leche Blended Ice Coffee Mix.
  2. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.
  3. For variations, serve over ice or blended with ice too.