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Ali Larter Launches the new DOLE Garden Soup

DOLE Garden Soup Full LineDole Packaged Foods Ali LarterHuh? Did I read that right? YES! The food industry like almost any other industry now has a spokesperson or brand ambassador. And the newest names on the list are DOLE and Ali Carter teaming up to launch Dole’s first ready-to-serve soup.

DOLE Garden Soup, a premium line of packaged, ready-to-serve soups launched today. Inspired by garden-fresh flavors, the full line is made with pure and simple ingredients, is non-GMO1 and preservative-free.

DOLE Garden Soup starts with nature’s best ingredients and uses a proprietary innovative, gentle cooking method that protects and locks in the fresh flavors, vibrant colors and smooth texture of a bowl of garden-fresh vegetable soup.

Packaged in BPA-free boxes, the line has no preservatives or MSG, and is available in five low-fat, gluten-free and cholesterol-free varieties: Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil, Tomato Vegetable, Carrot Ginger, Southwestern Black Bean & Corn and Sweet Corn.

To celebrate its commitment to garden-fresh flavor, Dole has launched the DOLE Souper Gardener contest to search for America’s best gardener.

From now through October 17, consumers can visit DoleSouperGardener.com to nominate themselves, or someone else, to win $5,000 and a $5,000 matching donation to a local community garden.

Contest entrants submit a picture of their 2014 garden, with a description of why they should be named the DOLE Souper Gardener.

The grand prize winner and two finalists will be judged by “Legends” actress and professional cookbook author Ali Larter. In addition to the monetary prize, the grand prize winner will receive a gardening kit and a year supply2 of DOLE Garden Soup. Two additional finalists will win a gardening kit and all five flavors of DOLE Garden Soup.

“Pure and simple ingredients are important to me and my growing family,” said Ms. Larter. “I’m excited to team up with DOLE Garden Soup to launch the new line, reward Souper Gardeners everywhere and spread awareness about the importance of healthy eating.”

Found in the soup aisle of grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, a 26-ounce carton of DOLE Garden Soup can be purchased for a suggested retail price of $3.49. For more information, visit www.Dole.com/GardenSoup.

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