Garden Protein International Inc.

Garden Protein International Inc.

January 18, 2011 13:18 ET

gardein™ Launches Football 'Game Day Contest' and Shares New Touchdown Appetizer Recipes

Enjoy delicious, fun meatless finger food recipes for Big Game Parties, plus enter video contest to win a Flip and free food from gardein™

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2011) -gardein™ (garden + protein), a branded line of healthy frozen and fresh plant-based foods with a meaty texture, is launching the 'Game Day Contest' and encouraging North Americans to create and submit a 60 second or less "Big Game" worthy video commercial featuring any gardein™ product.

All video entries that meet the contest qualifications will have a chance to win the grand prize: an 8GB Mino HD™ Flip video camera and case and $50 in gardein product coupons. A panel of judges will review each qualified gardein™ commercial submission and rank it based on three criterion: 1) creative appeal, 2) relevancy to the gardein™ product featured, and 3) overall appeal of the gardein™ commercial. The gardein™ commercial with the highest score will be deemed the winner.

'Game Day Contest' winners will be announced on Friday, Feb. 4 and winning videos will be featured on and shared on YouTube and Facebook. The contest officially opens on Mon., Jan. 17, 2011 at 12 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Wed., Feb. 2, 2011. One grand prize will be awarded along with one runner up and two honorable mentions.

For 'Game Day Contest' rules and how to enter, visit

gardein™ is also pleased to share several new meat-free recipes, downloadable at and perfect for serving at football parties. These all-veg finger foods appeal to variety of eaters including vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians.

  • BBQ Pulled Shred Sliders
  • Spicy Chipotle Chick'n Kebabs
  • Chopped Steakless Sandwich
  • Sticky Sesame Chick'n Wings
  • BBQ Chick'n Pizza
  • Mini No-meat Balls

About gardein

gardein™ (garden + protein) is a line of delicious line of meat-free foods that are made with 100 percent plant-based protein with a familiar taste to that of chicken or beef. Free of cholesterol, animal and dairy ingredients, gardein™ is a sustainable replacement to animal protein in any dish. Made from vegetables, grains and plant-proteins, gardein™ is available nationwide in the grocer's produce cooler and freezer and served on the menu at restaurants and in collegiate, corporate and hospital cafeterias. For coupons and vegetarian recipe ideas, visit

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