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Add a little Disney Magic to that Carnberry Holiday Dish

Ocean Spray is flexing its sponsorship muscles with it’s culinary relationship with Disney and the result are some holiday dishes worth sharing. Cranberries have been a staple on holiday tables for more than 300 years. Of course, the Walt Disney World Resort chefs, helped Ocean Spray add some special Disney flare too!

Ocean Spray Chutney

“Cranberries are exceptional any time of year and pair well with just about everything,” said Larry Martin, vice president of global marketing at Ocean Spray. “By collaborating with Walt Disney World Resort and their talented chefs, we’re able to showcase a variety of festive dishes throughout the Disney property to show people how they can use the cranberry to add a dash of color, zing or pop to any holiday meal.”

Okay…. this is a pretty blatant ad for Ocean Spray. But on the off chance you have a few of those free packets of Craisins from the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival hanging around your home, or just like to use cranberries in your holidays meals, I wanted to share these delicious looking recipes. And if you can pull of that Grand Floridian Soufflé, I expect an invitation to dine at your house. :)

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Ocean Spray brings Cranberry Flavor to EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

I wonder if these guys will be at EPCOT

The food and beverage partnership that was announced last October, is finally coming to fruition. The last few months have seen small changes at Walt Disney World restaurants. Craisins are now showing up in more recipes and on restaurant signs. And now, Ocean Spray will bring the Cranberry to the Epcot(R) International Food & Wine Festival. Chef Ming Tsai and Ocean Spray Growers will debut the first Cranberry Bog Exhibit celebrating the taste, health, and heritage of the Cranberry at the festival.

“Three quarters of Americans have never heard of a cranberry bog, never mind witnessed the beauty of the cranberry harvest firsthand,” said Ken Romanzi, Ocean Spray’s chief operating officer, North America. “Through our sponsorship with Disney, we are thrilled to educate a whole new group of people who might not otherwise understand the journey of their favorite Ocean Spray products, like Ocean Spray(R) Craisins(R) Dried Cranberries, from the bog to their favorite recipes.”

I’m actually a big fan of Craisins myself. I like adding them to my chicken salad or just eating them plain. I’m looking forward to this exhibit and maybe learning a few new uses for the flavorful food.

The full press release is below the jump:

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