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   Produce For Kids And Melissa’s Produce Partner To Showcase Freaky Fruits For Halloween
by Produce for KidsĀ®
Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 9:08AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. – Produce for Kids and Melissa’s Produce are teaming up to teach consumers how to add a fresh flair to their Halloween celebrations with Freaky Fruits, a collection of tropical fruits and recipes perfect for the year’s spookiest season. Throughout October, Melissa’s and Produce for Kids will host a cross-platform campaign including a Twitter party, produce giveaways, an online quiz, features on the newly launched Produce for Kids Produce Tips page, blog posts and more. In addition, the Freaky Fruits program will be in grocery stores across the country, where consumers will find recipe cards, demos and the items themselves.

“Halloween is all about candy, but increasingly we see consumers who want their décor and recipes to really stand out. Melissa’s “freaky” produce—jackfruit, passion fruit, dragon fruit, rambutan, kiwano melons—is so much more unique than little chocolate bars,” said Amber Bloom, digital marketing manager at Produce for Kids. “This fruit tastes delicious and the recipes look great in a Halloween party spread, without being loaded with sugar. 

The interactive quiz “How Well Do You Know Your Freaky Fruits,” available on, invites users to identify some of the most popular Freaky Fruits. Visitors who take the quiz will be entered to win a Freaky Fruits prize pack from Melissa’s Produce. 

On Oct. 12, Produce for Kids and Melissa’s Produce will host a #FreakyFruits Twitter party to share ideas and crowdsource inspiration on how to add a healthy twist to the holiday. Katie Serbinski, official registered dietitian at Produce for Kids and author of Mom to Mom Nutrition, will serve as host during the party. Party goers will have four chances to win a Freaky Fruits prize pack during the party. 

“These are the kinds of things that people love sharing on social media, and through this fun digital campaign with Produe for Kids, we can bring awareness to healthier choices that still align with the Halloween season,” said Nick Quintero director of social media at Melissa’s Produce. “Social media is the perfect way to teach shoppers about tropical fruit while inspiring them to add Freaky Fruits to their shopping cart this Halloween season.” 

In addition to the quiz and Twitter party, Melissa’s Produce will be guest blogging on the Produce for Kids blog and Produce for Kids will be highlighting Freaky Fruits on the newly launched Produce Tips section of 

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About Produce for Kids®

Produce for Kids® believes in creating a healthier generation. As a cause marketing organization, Produce for Kids creates programs that provide easy, fun, and inspiring recipes. Since its creation in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., Produce for Kids has raised more than $6 million to benefit children and families. To learn more about Produce for Kids and healthy eating, visit www.produceforkids.comFacebookTwitter,Pinterest or Instagram

About Melissa’s

Melissa's Produce is the leading distributor of specialty and organic produce in the United States. We teach people about fresh produce and inspire them to eat better. Discover something delicious and new on www.Melissas.comFacebookPinterest, and Instagram

Source: Produce for Kids®

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