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The 2015 Boston Marathon is happening RIGHT NOW with some of the most elite runners in the world. Let’s cheer on these competitors and let them motivate us for our own daily runs. Today we break down some of our favorite food snacks to fuel your run, whether you’re running 1 mile or 100.
BANANAS. Although not the easiest food to carry on a run, bananas offer almost 30 grams of fast-digesting carbs and may reduce muscle soreness. Also remember that the riper the fruit, the simpler its sugars which means it’ll be absorbed into the bloodstream faster.
DRIED FRUIT. Dried cranberries, cherries, dates, or apples all make for great long-run treats. Dried dates and cherries are especially popular with energizing carbs and high fiber.
WATERMELON. Freeze your watermelon for some easy to carry, refreshing hydration along with necessary carbs and potassium. Sprinkle your fruit with some sea salt for added sodium.
SALTED PRETZELS. Pretzels are typically a barely-processed snack that are easy to store with a good amount of sodium and carbs.
GUMMY BEARS. Crazy we know, but gummy bears are actually not the worst idea for a snack on the run. Lots of sugar and barely any fat or fiber to slow the absorption.
This week brought the unofficial start of spring: Opening Day for your favorite baseball teams. From MLB to Triple-A, baseball is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening. Our product spotlight this month, Grabeez, are the ideal snack to enjoy at any baseball outing. Here are the top 5 reasons why Grabeez rock:
- Portable and Convenient - Throw a few flavor combos in your bag to easily please all taste buds.
- Newly Redesigned Lid – No pressure to eat the whole thing. Enjoy a few handfuls, reseal, and save the rest for later.
- Eye-catching Design – With clear packaging, you can see exactly what each mix is made of.
- Baseball Ready – They fit perfectly in cup holders to make snacking even easier when you’re cheering for the home team.
- New Flavors -Choose from three of our newest family members: Sweet Caroline®, The Big Cheese®, and Firecracker Hot & Spicy®.
Let’s play ball! Contact your Tropical Sales Rep to add more Grabeez to your product line.
Tuesday April 14 is National Pecan Day, here is a little fun information for you to snack on …
In our monthly feature, Meet the Tropical Team, we’ll introduce you to some of the people who make Tropical such a wonderful company. This month meet Thea Hatton, Tropical’s Inside Sales Manager at the Charlotte headquarters.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT TROPICAL?
A TYPICAL DAY AT TROPICAL CONSISTS OF:
Managing inside sales team for Charlotte, DC, and parts of Dallas and Memphis; working closely with purchasing and operations to take care of customers; and managing online order portals.
FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT WORKING AT TROPICAL?
The people and the family atmosphere. I love there is something different to do every day.
FAVORITE TROPICAL PRODUCTS:
Sweet Heat™, Kickin Cajun™, and The Big Cheese® snack mixes.
IF YOU COULD CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM TROPICAL SNACK MIX, THE INGREDIENTS WOULD BE:
Anything with savory and sweet components wrapped into one.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Read, run, spend time with family, and shoot billiards.
Interested in joining the Tropical team? Contact us at our Careers page.