Crispy Green Announces Winners of Annual Broker of the Year Awards

FAIRFIELD, NJ – January 20, 2012 – Crispy Green, the maker of Crispy Green® premium Crispy Fruit, and FruitziO® freeze-dried fruit snacks that were recently featured in People StyleWatch and the New York Times, announced the winners of its annual Broker of the Year Awards during the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco on Sunday, January 15, 2012.

The winners in the three designated categories each showed excellence in their area and were awarded with a beautiful crystal sculpture from talented New Jersey artisan Bill Healy.

2011 Broker of the Year Winners:

Lion Award
Fairway Sales & Marketing
Greensboro, NC
Overall Highest Increase in Sales

Pioneer Award
Pinski-Portugal & Associates
Los Angeles, CA
Highest Number of New Accounts

Accelerator Award
Global Sales & Marketing
Snohomish, WA
Highest Increase in Sales of Existing Accounts

Both freeze-dried fruit snacks Crispy Fruit, “real fruit, real taste, nothing else!” and FruitziO®, with a hint of pure cane sugar, are the irresistible snack choice for kids and adults alike whether on the go or in the house, office or in the car. The Fancy Food Show is North America’s largest specialty food and beverage marketplace, featuring the top companies from around the world.

“Crispy Green has been growing significantly in recent years due in large part to the expansion of our broker network,” said Angela Liu, CEO and Founder of Crispy Green. “Brokers are an important part of the Crispy Green family. Their support is critical to the success of our business.”

Crispy Green’s award-winning Crispy Fruit snacks come in six delicious flavors: Crispy Apples, Crispy Asian Pears, Crispy Bananas, Crispy Cantaloupe, Crispy Mangoes and Crispy Pineapples.  In addition to single-serving bags, Crispy Fruit is available in the handy “Grab and Go” 6-PACK – six single serving bags in one convenient multi-bag (MSRP: $7.99).

Made with the finest freeze-dried fruit slices with just a hint of pure cane sugar, FruitziO® snacks combine the wholesomeness of fresh fruit with a sweet taste. Packaged in convenient, travel-friendly, moisture-free 25-gram (.88-ounce) resealable pouches (MSRP: $3.49), each package contains less than 100 calories with varieties including Apples & Strawberries, Apricots, Kiwi, Peaches and Strawberries.

All Crispy Green® and FruitziO® products are free from preservatives (including sulfides), fat, cholesterol or sodium and are vegan-friendly, peanut/tree-nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and are kosher-certified. They also have a long shelf life in order to provide children and adults with a nutritious go-anywhere snack that they can enjoy anytime.

Crispy Green® and FruitziO® products are available in stores such as The Fresh Market, Harris Teeters Bloom, Earth Fare and selected Whole Food Markets.

To find a retailer in your area that carries Crispy Green’s® and FruitziO® products,
go to www.crispygreen.com/where-to-buy.html. For more information, please visit www.crispygreen.com. For news updates, information and special offers, follow Crispy Green and FruitziO® on Twitter @CrispyGreen and @FruitziO and become a fan at Facebook at www.facebook.com/crispygreen.

About Crispy Green

Crispy Green Inc. (www.crispygreen.com) is the maker of Crispy Green® Crispy Fruit freeze-dried fruit snacks, “real fruit, real taste, nothing else!” and the new line of FruitziO® freeze-dried fruit snacks, with a hint of pure cane sugar. The Crispy Green® and FruitziO® line of snacks are made of only the finest fruits available. A sophisticated freeze-drying process removes the water from fresh, sweet fruit, leaving behind the fruit’s true essence in a light and crispy texture that’s perfect for snacking. Crispy Green® and FruitziO® are a delicious, convenient way to add more fruit to your daily diet. The company was founded in August 2004 with a vision to be the leading provider of high quality, natural food products desired by everyone who wants to live a healthy and better life. In 2005, Crispy Green introduced its line of Crispy Green® Crispy Fruit in the United States. Since then, Crispy Green® has been adding one new product each year to its product line to meet its rapidly growing distribution footprint. In 2009, Crispy Green® launched FruitziO® Strawberry, the first product in its line of FruitziO® freeze-dried fruit snacks.

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