The Bite of Seattle welcomes ONE in WA.

Retail Demo Day 

On Thursday, July 19th, The Organic and Natural Experience welcomed customers at Whole Foods Market-Interbay location. Sampling was done over lunch, from 10:30am-1:30pm.

ONE provided shoppers with delicious product samples and coupons from our partners, including So Delicious Fudge Bars, RW Knudsen Recharge sticks, Santa Cruz Organic Applesauce, and a variety of Wholesome Sweetener packets. In addition, brand coupons were given out for savings on products from Alexia Foods, Amy’s Kitchen, and GroVia.

Bite of Seattle 

The Bite of Seattle, known as the Northwest’s premier food festival, kicked off on Friday, July 20th. The the three day festival welcomed over 400,000 attendees into the Seattle Center for a weekend full of food and fun.

The booth was located on the corner of August Wilson Way & 2nd Ave North. Friday saw a bit of rain, but as it cleared the umbrellas disappeared and more people filed into the Seattle Center.

ONE was kept busy with steady lines of people eager to taste our organic & natural samples. At times, people patiently waited in line for 10-15 minutes for their chance to personally try different products and pick-up great coupons for their favorite samples.

Brands and Sampling

ONE booth visitors sampled products from seven of our ONE partners:

  • Alexia FoodsSweet Potato Puffs
  • Amy’s Kitchen — Rice Mac & Cheese
  • GroVia — Cloth Diapers & Accessories
  • RW Knudsen — Sparkling Black Cherry & Organic Cranberry Pomegranate juices, Recharge Powder Sticks (in Lemon, Orange, Grape, & Tropical flavors)
  • Santa Cruz Organic — Cherry Lemonade & Sparkling Orange Mango juices, Apple Cinnamon Sauce Cups
  • So Delicious  Organic Fudge Bars (dairy-free!)
  • Wholesome SweetenersOrganic Sugar, Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Stevia, Organic Light Blue Agave
Product coupons and the ONE coupon book were also handed out to booth visitors for savings on their next grocery shopping trip!

As always, ONE thoroughly enjoyed the Bite of Seattle.  Stay tuned for our next recap on the San Francisco Marathon Expo!

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Steel Cut Oats Cook in 5 Minutes!

Country Choice Organic is excited to introduce its latest oatmeal: Single Serve Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats. Each box contains eight single packets, each with 150 calories, 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. 

The single serve packets are perfect for busy families who are constantly on-the-go. This oatmeal is a great time-saver: it cooks in the microwave for a mere 5 minutes! The Quick Cook Steel Cut Oatmeal is available in organic food aisles nationwide, and it retails for approximately $3.99.

What exactly is “steel cut”?

Steel cut oats are the whole-grain groats that have been cut into pieces. In the past, these groats have taken longer to cook, but Country Choice Organic cuts these oats in a special way in order to improve cooking time.

Other instant oatmeal varieties: Country Choice Organic has 5 other fantastic flavors, including Cranberry Apple, Apple Cinnamon, Maple, Maple Raisin Spice, and Original. Click here for the nutritional facts and ingredients on each oatmeal variety.

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Try hearty steel cut oatmeal for your next breakfast meal!

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Snacking Vanilla Wafers from Country Choice Organic

Country Choice Organic’s Snacking Vanilla Wafers were named as one of the 21 best organic snacks by & Eat This, Not That! These tasty wafers are only 140 calories per a 7 cookie serving, and contain 0 grams Trans Fat, no hydrogenated oils, and are made with real vanilla.

Country Choice Organic’s mission: “To make it easy to eat organic by providing great tasting organic food.” From cookies to oatmeal, Country Choice Organic provides quality organic meals and snacks that you are certain to love.

Unfamiliar with Rodale? helps its readers better their health and make a positive environmental impact through the news and information it offers. Click here to view the complete Rodale List for the Top 21 Best Organic Snacks.

Try This: Organic Banana Pudding

Combine organic vanilla wafers, vanilla pudding, bananas, and whipping cream for both a beautiful and delicious pudding treat. Follow the recipe from Country Choice Organic’s website to make your own!

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Use your ONE Coupon Book to save $1.00 off any one Country Choice Organic product!

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Experience Amy’s Kitchen with the ONE Tour!

The Organic & Natural Experience is thrilled to have Amy’s Kitchen as a new partner of the ONE Tour. Amy’s has traveled to the South, East, and West with ONE, attending 5 total events to date. Visitors to the ONE booth have been over-the-moon impressed after tasting free samples of Amy’s Rice Mac & Cheese (gluten-free!)

Lucky for you, Amy’s has 5 more stops to make before the ONE Tour is complete. Wondering where you can score your free Rice Mac & Cheese sample, along with coupons good for $1.00 off any One Amy’s Food Product? Read below for further details.

Upcoming Events

San Francisco Marathon Expo: July 27th-28th at The Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco, CA.

Atlanta Summer Shade Festival: August 25th-26th at Grant Park – 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA.

Naperville Last Fling: September 1-3 at 440 W Aurora Ave, Naperville IL.

Twin Cities Marathon & Health and Wellness Expo: October 5-7 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN.

Boston Head of Charles Regatta: October 20-21 at the Weld Exhibition, East of the Memorial Drive & JFK St Intersection in Cambridge, MA.


Stay Connected

For regular updates and information on the ONE Tour, visit The Organic & Natural Experience’s Facebook Page. For ONE’s Complete tour schedule, click here.

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Amy’s Kitchen: a 2012 ONE Partner

Pizza lovers rejoice! Two new pizza varieties have been introduced into Amy’s Kitchen’s Light & Lean line of frozen meals. Each tasty pizza is perfectly portioned, containing less than 300 calories. The pizza comes in either Cheese or Italian Vegetable flavors.

Unfamiliar with Amy’s? Amy’s Kitchen has been in the natural frozen foods business for almost 25 years, and has become the leader in its category. From burritos to apple pie to pizza, Amy’s offers quality frozen meals for busy people.

Cheese Pizza

What’s inside, you ask? Low fat cheese, scrumptious sauce, and thin crust make of the DNA if this pizza classic. At only 270 calories, this pizza is a perfect option for those who are craving pizza but need to stick with their diet plan. Amy’s recommends completing the pizza by adding your favorite vegetable toppings and a fresh green salad on the side.

Check here for complete nutritional facts & information.

Italian Vegetable Pizza

Mmm, veggies! Try the Italian Vegetable Pizza for a combination of artichoke hearts, organic spinach, tomato sauce, mushrooms, and low-fat cheese on thin crust. With only 280 calories, this veggie pizza is another great option for those looking to eat both healthy and low calorie foods.

Check here for complete nutritional facts & information.

More Light & Lean meals:

Check your local grocer’s freezer for other Light & Lean meals, including Black Bean & Cheese Enchiladas, Pasta & Veggies Bowls, & 3 Cheese Penne Marinara Bowls.

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In need of some cooking inspiration? Try these recipes by Tyler Florence–you will not be disappointed!

Spicy Coleslaw

This tasty and unique coleslaw recipe calls for napa or Savoy cabbage, Granny Smith apples, and a red onion. The batch makes 6-8 servings, and pairs nicely with Alexia’s Spicy Sweet Potato Julienne Fries.

Click here for the full ingredient list and preparation instructions.

The coleslaw makes a perfect topping on a Pulled Pork Sandwich! The recipe is can be viewed here.

Turkey Meatloaf with Tomato Relish

Move-over boring meatloaf recipes! Tyler has created a mouth-watering meatloaf dish that will please even the pickiest of eaters.

The tomato relish adds amazing flavor to the dish, and Alexia Oven Reds make the perfect side dish to complete the meal.

View this recipe here.

Steak Sandwich with White Cheddar Sauce & Fennel Slaw

This recipe takes a little more time to prep, and features delicious white cheddar bechamel, argula mayonnaise, rib eye steak, and fennel slaw as its main ingredients.

This steak sandwich is a perfect summer meal for both friends and family.

Follow the instructions here to make your own, and be sure to pair it with crunchy Alexia Onion Rings.

Learn More

Learn more about Alexia Foods at and on their Facebook page. Use the store locator to find Alexia Foods products at a store near you!

Be sure to use your Alexia coupon from your ONE Coupon Book and save $1.00 off any ONE (1) Alexia frozen item!

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All Natural Alexia

The idea for Alexia stemmed from a Manhattan chef who noticed the lack of quality side dishes in comparison to main entrees. Ever since, chef Alex has been offering the highest quality, chef-inspired ingredients with 0g trans fat in Alexia’s 100% all natural line of gourmet frozen side dishes.

Recipes where quality & taste always come first.

On Alexia’s website, you will find a variety of delicious recipes that have been created by Chef Tyler Florence using signature Alexia side dishes.

For those who love seafood, the Grilled Shrimp & Homemade Barbecue recipe is a must try! This dish pairs perfectly with crispy Alexia Sweet Potato Puffs on the side, and makes for a great family meal or a dinner date for two.

The recipe serves 4, and cooks in just under 40 minutes. Click here for preparation and cooking instructions, and here to view cooking tips and other tasty recipes by Tyler Florence.

In Select Stores Now!

Alexia products are available at natural, gourmet, club, grocery and mass retail stores.

Use the store locator to find Alexia Foods Sweet Potato Puffs at a store near you and save $1.00 off any ONE (1) Alexia frozen item with your ONE Coupon Book!

To learn more about Alexia Foods visit their website at or join their 170,000 fans and “Like” their Facebook page!

Stop back to the ONE Community Scoop on Thursday for more on Alexia Foods!

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