Vegetarian Magazine Names Turtle Mountain Company of the Year


Dairy-Free Foods Manufacturer Receives Prestigious Award from Vegetarian Community – Eugene, OR – VegNews, a prominent vegetarian lifestyle magazine, announces Turtle Mountain as the 2009 Veggie Award Winner for both Company of the Year and Favorite Vegan Ice Cream. With nearly 35,000 readers voting for their favorite veg people, places, and products in 62 categories, this annual survey is the largest of its kind in the world. The awards showcase the best of vegetarian in categories ranging from soymilk, veggie burger, and restaurant to celebrity, website, and even most veg-friendly city.

“Turtle Mountain is a leader in the vegetarian industry and continues to develop high-quality veg products. We are pleased to honor your accomplishments with a 2009 Veggie Award,” says VegNews Publisher Joseph Connelly.

Turtle Mountain’s line of Purely Decadent® Coconut Milk ice cream pints won for Favorite Vegan Ice Cream.  This is the eighth straight year that Purely Decadent® has won this award.  The company’s So Delicious® Coconut Milk Beverage was also nominated for Best Milk Alternative.
“We are truly honored and humbled to receive this distinction from members of the vegetarian community,” says John Tucker, Turtle Mountain’s Vice President of Marketing and Technology.  “We wish to thank our loyal customers who not only support our products but also inspire us everyday with powerful stories about how these products touch their lives – without them Turtle Mountain simply would not exist.”
The VegNews Veggie Awards recognize excellence in the vegetarian industry. VegNews’ readers submit their ballots during the month of August, and winners are announced in the holiday edition of the magazine. The annual celebration of the best that veg living has to offer has become the most popular feature in the publication. The issue will be available November 1 on newsstands everywhere and through the magazine’s website,
About Turtle Mountain, LLC
Based in Eugene, Oregon since 1988, privately held Turtle Mountain provides consumers with healthier alternatives to dairy-based foods. All products are 100% plant based and contain no artificial sweeteners, trans-fats or hydrogenated oils, and most are made with certified organic ingredients.  Turtle Mountain sells its products under the brands So Delicious® and Purely Decadent®.  For full product offerings and complete nutritional information, please visit:
About VegNews
VegNews, a vegetarian lifestyle magazine, has a readership of 195,000 and is read around the world. Each issue is filled with the latest in vegetarian news, global events, recipes, nutrition updates, hot new veg products, must-read books, celebrity buzz, and even vegetarian weddings. The magazine has won dozens of awards since beginning publication in 2000.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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