SOURCE: The Fizzy Fruit Company

September 25, 2006 09:00 ET

The Fizzy Fruit™ Company Partners With Famed Chef Homaro Cantu

Chef Cantu to Introduce Healthy Recipes for Innovative Sparkling Fresh Fruit, Fizzy Fruit

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 25, 2006 -- The Fizzy Fruit™ Company and Homaro Cantu, inventor, entrepreneur and executive chef in Chicago, announced today that they will collaborate on several initiatives that promote healthy living. Chef Cantu will create his favorite Fizzy Fruit™ recipes which will be featured online at CantuDesigns.com and FizzyFruit.com.

Fizzy Fruit brand sparkling fresh fruit brings out fruit's natural flavor with a fun and bubbly sensation. Not to be mistaken for a beverage, Fizzy Fruit is a new taste experience. A patented process adds carbonation to the water naturally contained in fruit to give it a light and refreshing effervescence. Fizzy Fruit contains no preservatives and no added sugar; it retains the same vitamins and fiber content found in regular fresh cut fruit. Fizzy Fruit is available in schools across the country and will soon be available in supermarkets. Fizzy Fruit can be enjoyed on its own as an all-natural snack or included in a recipe to spice up salads or healthy desserts.

Chef Cantu rose to culinary stardom with his eclectic and inventive cuisine, including his edible paper foods. "As a strong supporter of innovative food products, I believe The Fizzy Fruit Company has one of the most diverse and groundbreaking products on the market today," said Cantu. "I am proud to support this inventive and nutritious product and to be working with the great team at Fizzy Fruit."

"His forward-thinking approach and boundless imagination made him the ideal person to create healthy food recipes for Fizzy Fruit," said Alex Espalin, chief marketing officer, The Fizzy Fruit Company. "We are excited for this partnership, and to be able to share Chef Cantu's fun Fizzy Fruit creations via our web site to people everywhere."

Fizzy Fruit launched in schools in December 2005. To learn more about Fizzy Fruit, visit www.FizzyFruit.com. To learn more about Chef Cantu and his other designs, visit www.CantuDesigns.com.

About The Fizzy Fruit™ Company

Founded in 2005, The Fizzy Fruit Company is a private organization dedicated to creating nutritional and educational products that promote health and swellness. By infusing nature with imagination, The Fizzy Fruit Company is innovating approaches to inspire the young (and young at heart) to enjoy nutritious foods. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about Fizzy Fruit, visit www.FizzyFruit.com.

About Chef Cantu and CantuDesigns

Homaro Cantu is an internationally recognized chef and inventor. He has been the subject of over 200 articles in 27 countries. The New York Times calls him "a chef in the Buck Rogers tradition, blazing a trail to a space-age culinary frontier." Chef Cantu has also been the feature cover story in the May 2006 issue of Fast Company, which called him "edison of the edible" as well as the October 2006 issue of Gourmet Magazine which featured Chef Cantu eating one of his patent pending edible menus. In 2005, Chef Homaro Cantu founded his own design firm, Cantu Designs which immediately garnered worldwide attention. Cantu Designs' patent pending technology has sparked the interest of Fortune 500 food corporations and NASA. For more information go to www.cantudesigns.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Miz Nakajima
    The Fizzy Fruit Company
    503-997-6045
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