Remember back in April when we posted on TeeccinoBuzz about Kelli’s Two Cool Events, a small home “Tee-party” gathering and a Weight Watchers awards ceremony? Well, Kelli just wrote us about her third Teeccino Ambassador event – a Thanksgiving Feast! We loved what she told us -
“The event was a Thanksgiving Feast put on by my son’s preschool. There were parents, grandparents, teachers and children in attendance. I served Teeccino Tee-bags with hot water, so people could make their own. Many people commented on how delicious it tasted and how it did not even need any additives such as sugar or creamer like coffee. There was one lady there that was pregnant and was so excited that she could drink this during her pregnancy. I also had a few other people comment that they were trying to give up coffee and were excited that there were so many different flavors available.”
Kelli also reported, “I think this is a great experience. So far I have promoted Teeccino at three events and I hope to be able to keep on promoting. I have so many opportunities to do so. I just want to show people that there are alternatives to coffee out there.”
We think this was a terrific Teeccino Ambassador event and report, Kelli…and we thank you for being such an active Ambassador! We appreciate the photo too, and will be happy to support your next event!
Major food chains are adopting food scoring systems to help their customers pick nutrient-dense foods, but some seem to be causing more confusion than clarity. Whole Foods just announced the new scoring system they’ve selected nationally, developed by Dr. Joel Furhman, author of best-selling books on healthy eating and the ANDI score (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index), which divides a food’s micro-nutrients by the number of calories it has. Sounds good but in reality here’s the rub: Iceberg lettuce gets an ANDI score of 127 while walnuts only get 30!
Wait a second! The top antioxidant nut, chock full of omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E, gets ¼ the points compared to a type of lettuce known to be devoid of nutrients? Ok, so you can eat as much iceberg lettuce as humanly possible because it hardly has any calories and maybe then its nutrient content would exceed a handful of walnuts? But who eats that much iceberg lettuce without an oil-based salad dressing to make it palatable, which would raise the calorie count dramatically!
Seems like a reality check is due here and I’d like to turn you onto a website that has the best nutrient-density information I’ve found anywhere. I discovered it researching TeeChia’s ingredients and recommend it highly. But first, here are a few tips that make it easy to determine if a food is nutrient dense or not:
We are fortunate to have a number of health professionals in our Teeccino Ambassador program, and we recently received another great report from Annette Hottenstein, MS, RD, LDN, a Teeccino Ambassador and registered dietician who sees 3 – 5 clients a week in her new private practice, Sensational Sustenance. Annette is a food scientist and licensed dietician who works in corporate wellness and is now enjoying offering private counseling – and Teeccino herbal coffee samples – to her clientele! She told us:
“I gave out some Teeccino brochures and Tee-bag samples in several nutrition counseling sessions this week. They were well received! I work in corporate wellness and many of my patients perform shift work and rely heavily on caffeine.” Annette also said, “Teeccino has been a lifesaver for me!!!! It’s the first time I’ve been able to successfully get off of caffeine and my fifteen-year battle with chronic insomnia has ended. I have started my own counseling office (until now, I focused on corporate wellness). I just helped a client yesterday with Teeccino!” Read More
Joy B. Massa, a new Teeccino Ambassador, is a third year intern at the Homeopathic Academy of Southern California. For her first Ambassador event she shared samples with her fellow students! Joy will graduate in June 2014, and told us in her terrific post-event report…
“Hello fellow Teeccino lovers & Ambassadors! I was privileged to have Teeccino’s support for a tasting for the whole class of 2nd & 3rd year students at Homepathic Academy of Southern California this last weekend! We have 8-hour days with two breaks…where Teeccino was the *STAR*!! No one had tasted Teeccino until that day (except moi!) and there was so much buzzzz about it that I received an email from the Director of the school thanking me for introducing everyone to Teeccino.”
Well, we couldn’t ask for any better than that! Joy wrapped up her report perfectly… Read More
Vicky, a new Teeccino Ambassador in Tennessee, recently requested samples for her first event at her church. Vicky wanted to share Teeccino at the church’s 3rd annual 4-day Survival/Preparedness and health event where they were expecting over 200 people a day! Vicky told us in her event report how she did a “blind taste test” with Teeccino and regular coffee! She wrote:
“The first day I had many of our guests do a blind taste test and most preferred the Teeccino to the regular coffee (the rest were equally pleased with both), and were totally amazed when they found out that not only was it herbal but that it had no coffee in it at all! And that was just the Java – they really loved the flavors. The rest of the days, even though I had the coffee urn with regular coffee, they kept asking me to make pot after pot of the Teeccino! In the evening we kept hot water for tea, cocoa and regular coffee of course (for around the camp fires) and I would put out the Teeccino Tee-bags and they went faster than the cocoa and tea!”
We absolutely love it, Vicky! Thank you SO much for being a Teeccino Ambassador and for sending in this terrific event report! We will be happy to support your next Ambassador event…just let us know!
Teeccino Ambassadors is a program we started just over a year ago. Our most dedicated fans sign-up to be Ambassadors, and can make requests for Teeccino samples to share at their local neighborhood Read More
This year, Team Teeccino was proud to once again support World Vegan Day on November 1st, serving Teeccino to a very appreciative and health-conscious crowd throughout the evening! I was excited to have our PR/Marketing Manager, Kateri, join me (Ashley, of Teeccino Ambassadors) to introduce the attendees of World Vegan Day to Teeccino herbal coffee. Better still everyone there, including Team Teeccino, got to discover new vegan snacks, dishes and delicious desserts!
Along with the brewed Teeccino, Tee-bag and TeeChia gluten-free cereal samples at our table, we also brought along our vegan milk alternatives, SoDelicious coconut milk and soy milk. One couple came up to enjoy the brewed Teeccino, saying that they actually used to buy Read More