Monthly Archives: February 2018

Custom Food and Drink Promotional

Every year, custom food and drink items rank high on the list of the most popular and best-selling promotional products. Products in this category range from packs of gum and individually-wrapped mints to holiday popcorn tins and towering chocolate gift baskets! These delicious products are most commonly used as business gifts, but they are also perfect for trade shows, parties, fundraisers, and promoting brand awareness.

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to customizing edible promotions. One of the important things to remember is that with most food-items, the amount of exposure your logo will get will be short-lived. Unlike other promotional items such as pens or magnets, food is eaten and then the packaging is discarded. So, you’ll need to make a great first impression to ensure that you’re getting the most for your marketing dollars.

One way to make a big impression with custom food and drink promotional items is by choosing a brand name product that people recognize and admire. Brands like Ghiradelli, Jelly Belly, and Mrs. Fields are some examples of renowned brands that most people have already formed a positive opinion of. By imprinting your logo on one of these quality products, those positive associations are transferred to your brand!

Another way to make a big impression is to cater to the tastes of your audience. If you’re giving a gift to a sophisticated and cultured crowd, a bottle of wine is better than a pack of promotional chewing gum! Keep the occasion in mind when selecting a custom food or drink gift. Holiday gifts generally call for higher-quality products, but if you are just running an every-day brand building campaign, you can probably get away with mid-tier gifts and still receive a positive response.

Overall, food and drink promotional items are extremely popular and well-received. Despite the fact that your logo may not been seen for a long time, these gifts make a strong impression nonetheless.

How to Choose the Right Food and Drink

Having a party can be fun but it can also be a rather nerve wracking and mind-boggling endeavor if you do not know how to properly plan. Especially, when it comes to food and drinks. Here are some tips you might want to consider when you are planning a party and want to have quick ideas for what chow to serve your guests:

Plan around a theme – one of the easiest ways to plan a food and drinks menu for a party is to plan around a certain theme. When you have a theme, you can easily select food types and drinks that will complement these foods to revolve around your theme. For example, if you are planning on a Western style party, you can opt for foods that are reminiscent of the Wild West like huge slabs of roasted beef, corn on the cob, wild rice, pumpkin pie and other similar food.

Consider your guests preferences – if you have guests who are vegetarians or are allergic to certain shellfish, you may want to consider these as things you need to work around when coming up with a food and drinks menu for your party.

Consider something simple yet tasty – some people go overboard with trying to impress people with what they serve at parties. Simple yet tasty fare is actually a lot better for them. Try to incorporate some of the simpler foods to prepare in your menu along with a few impressive ones to help you manage your time better and to leave you a little less frazzled.

Good Food and Drinks When Trying to Conceive – Part 2

In part 1 of “Good Food and Drinks When Trying to Conceive” we spoke about water, and how much water can have a positive or negative effect on your fertility and your pregnancy efforts. Now it’s time to talk a little bit about food, and how what we put into our bodies can affect us. Also what TO PUT in your body to maximize fertility.

Now just a word on vegetarian diets… If a woman is aware of her basic nutritional needs as discussed in this article, she should do just fine on a well-balanced vegetarian diet. By eating a wide variety of whole grains, legumes, dried fruit, lima beans and wheat germ, a woman should be able to get enough iron, zinc and other trace minerals to have a healthy body and a healthy pregnancy. Those on vegan diets may need to seek the advice of a health professional on taking supplements such as calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12.

What else goes into a healthy pre-conception diet?

Meat, fish, eggs, a variety of fruits and vegetables

Dairy food for calcium

Cereals (preferably non-sweetened), beans, whole grain bread

Limited starches such as potatoes and pasta (whole grain pasta and sweet potatoes provide more fiber and beta-carotene than the white starches)

Foods low in fat and high in fiber are most desirable – they include fruits & vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grain products.

Wine with meals (or without meals, for that matter!

What foods should you limit?

Liver

Un-pasteurized dairy products

Raw eggs

Soft cheeses

Pates

Any foods that contain lots of sugar, partially-hydrogenated oils, lots of salt or fats (again, it’s so important to read food labels…and rinse canned veggies to remove salt!)

How to Write Articles on Food and Drink

“Live Long and Prosper,” Spock said. This is decent advice, and there is an old saying from the Viking days, it goes something like this; “Be Well, Live Well, and Live Longest,” which is also good advice. But today, I’d like to talk to you about some advice that many people feel very dear to their heart. Most people want to live healthy, drink good wine, and eat great meals.

What more could you ask for?

In the United States of America we have a solid middle-class, and as people reach the top of the middle class and start bumping up against the upper class, their priorities change. They wish to dine at the best restaurants, and enjoy themselves with the best wine. Who can blame them right? Indeed this is all true.

The interesting thing about all this is that provides an excellent opportunity for online article authors who wish to write about this topic. It’s amazing how many people read restaurant reviews, and how many people go online to learn information about their favorite wines, or to learn trivia facts about where the wine was grown, in which vineyard it came from, and in which year it was produced.

If you enjoy such topics, you will be amazed how many readers will flock to your articles. Over the years, I’ve written nearly 70 articles on this topic, and I am always amazed at the amount of traffic they get, and some of the e-mail feedback that comes my way. It’s almost as if the Internet readers can’t get enough of this type of content. If you are going to write articles on food and drink, I have some advice for you.

First, you must consider who your audience is. And you must write it from their perspective. People are interested not only in the food, but the dining experience. When talking about recipes and specialty dishes they are interested in ingredients, the brands, the flavor, the spices, and all the potential substitutes.

When talking about wine, people are interested in every single aspect, of each bottle. Do not spare any details, these readers want it all, and they want it now, so give it to them and enjoy the traffic that it brings your website. Please consider all this.