Norwalk, C.T., Nov. 24, 2009 – Better Homes and Gardens, in partnership with the Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry brand, is encouraging home chefs everywhere to enter the 1,2,3 Puff! Recipe Contest this holiday season for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for two to New York City. To enter, contestants must create an original recipe with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets or Shells and upload a photograph of the finished recipe to www.123PuffPastry.com/contest.
From savory appetizers to seasonal entrees and sweet, flaky desserts, Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry has long been a staple in creating simple yet impressive dishes. To highlight this versatility, contestants may submit up to three entries, one for each category: appetizer, main dish, and dessert. Judging will be based on ease of recipe creation/re-creation, creative use of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry product, and originality of the created recipe. Entries must be received by December 31, 2009. Judges will announce a total of fifteen finalists, 5 for each category, on or before January 15, 2010.
Finalist entries will be displayed on www.123PuffPastry.com, and visitors may view and vote for their favorite entries from January 15, 2010 – February 1, 2010. The Finalist with the overall highest number of votes will win the Grand Prize of an exciting trip to New York City including round-trip economy air transportation for two, hotel accommodations for two nights (double occupancy), ground transportation, a pastry class for two, and spending money for tours, bake shops, and meals. The Grand Prize-winning recipe will be revealed on www.PuffPastry.com in March and may be featured in an upcoming issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Additionally, there will be three First Prize Category Winners, each of whom will receive a prize package of professional baking supplies such as a 3-Piece Nonstick Springform Pan Set, Digital Kitchen Timer, and Tapered Rolling Pin, plus, the Better Homes and Gardens Complete Book of Baking cookbook.
Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets and Shells are available in the freezer section at major supermarkets, grocery stores and mass merchandisers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.59 and $4.39, respectively. For more information, recipe ideas and official contest rules, visit www.123PuffPastry.com.
About Pepperidge FarmPepperidge Farm, Incorporated, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a leading provider of premium quality fresh bakery products, cookies, crackers, and frozen foods. The company was named the number one place to work in Connecticut in the large companies category of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut competition for 2009. Among the company’s most popular products are Chocolate Chunk and Milano® cookies, Goldfish® crackers, and more than 50 varieties of fresh baked breads including Swirl, Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse™, 100% Natural and Whole Grain. The company recently added Ecce Panis® gourmet artisan breads to its portfolio.
Pepperidge Farm was founded in Connecticut in 1937 by Margaret Rudkin, an entrepreneurial homemaker who began baking fresh, all-natural bread for her allergy-afflicted son. The company is now a nationwide business with 9 manufacturing facilities, almost 5,000 employees, 3,500 independent distributorships operating 4,000 trucks, and over $1.45 billion in sales. Pepperidge Farm has been part of the Campbell Soup Company since 1961.
CONTACTS:Geri AllenPepperidge Farm203-846-7351[email protected]
Lauren Pasquarelli DeVries Public Relations212-891-0446[email protected]
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