Unilever Introduces Simpler Recipe, New Package for Country Crock

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Country Crock®, the brand that has been bringing delicious buttery spreads to American tables for more than 30 years, is introducing new simpler offerings with a country fresh taste made with real ingredients including delicious oils, purified water and a pinch of salt.

“At Country Crock®, we want you to feel good about the food that brings your family around the table,” said Mike Faherty, General Manager, Baking, Cooking & Spreads Company, Unilever, North America. “We are continuously listening to consumers who are asking more from today’s food brands to deliver great tasting products that they can trust and are made with fewer, simpler ingredients. In making these changes, we remain true to our brand heritage by bringing the country fresh taste families know and love. It’s simple goodness for the whole family.”

The new, improved Country Crock® Original, Churn Style, and Light varieties are made with no artificial preservatives or flavors. Delivering real taste from real ingredients, Country Crock® buttery spreads contain 0g trans fat per serving, no partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, and no cholesterol.

Whether cooking or baking, Country Crock® is the go-to ingredient in the kitchen – from topping summer corn on the cob, to baking up chewy and delicious cookies; from spreading on multigrain toast, to sautéing mixed vegetables.

“Country Crock® tastes delicious and works great in the kitchen, whether you want to add a country fresh taste to a favorite family recipe or try a new dish,” said Country Crock® Principle Kitchens Application Chef, Normajean Longfield. “And because we know meals bring families together, we whipped up some new summertime, family-friendly recipes featuring Country Crock, such as easy and delicious Charred Corn & Zucchini Skillet Sauté, Fresh & Light Chicken-Veggie Chili, and Strawberry Shortcakes.”

The new simpler offerings from Country Crock® will be available in Original, Calcium, Churn Style, and Light varieties nationwide and sold in rectangular, space-saving packaging that is reusable and recyclable where facilities exist. The new recipes will come in a range of sizes, from $2.39$3.79 in grocery stores and $2.19$4.99 in mass retailers.

As part of the company’s commitment to offering products made with real, simple ingredients, Unilever is introducing simpler recipes across its portfolio of buttery spreads, including Country Crock®, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter®, Brummel & Brown® and Imperial®brands.

You can discover more about Country Crock’s® country fresh taste and simple goodness by visiting www.CountryCrock.com or engaging on Pinterest (pinterest.com/countrycrock), Facebook (facebook.com/countrycrock), or Twitter (twitter.com/countrycrock).

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