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Sun-Maid celebrates 100 years this December

Unveils seasonal recipes made with Sun-Maid's iconic Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - As part of its centennial celebration, Sun-Maid is releasing two festive recipes that Canadian families can enjoy over the holidays. The recipes - Cinnamon Raisin Bread Apple Cupcakes and Banana French Toast Bake, commemorate 10 decades of premium products and are made with Sun-Maid Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread.

"Sun-Maid Raisin Bread is unique because it's delicious toasted on its own and can also be used as a versatile recipe ingredient," says Chef Bob Villeneuve, Director of Culinary Innovation at Canada Bread. "The new Cinnamon Raisin Bread Apple Cupcakes are a fun twist on classic cupcakes and the Banana French Toast Bake is the perfect dish for a holiday brunch."

The celebration continues:

  • Canadians can learn how to make Cinnamon Raisin Bread Apple Cupcakes with Chef Bob Villeneuve's recipe video available at
  • On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9 p.m. EST, award winning writer, television personality and mom of four, Kathy Buckworth, will host a Twitter Party for Canadian moms to celebrate the anniversary. Follow #SunMaid100 for more information.
  • Canadians can share in a century's worth of memories with Sun-Maid's 100th Anniversary book, Sun-Maid: Raisins & Dried Fruits, Serving the World Since 1912. Available for free download at, this commemorative book shares the company's success, journey and recipes.

Sun-Maid Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread
In the early 1900s, Sun-Maid used raisin bread to introduce people to California raisins, providing ingredients and recipes to bakers and grocers. Today Sun-Maid continues to inspire by sharing age old favourites and new gourmet creations. For more recipes including Sun-Maid's first ever French toast recipe - Banana French Toast Bake, visit

About Sun-Maid
Founded in 1912, Sun-Maid Growers of California is a farmers' cooperative owned by nearly 1,000 family farmers whose vineyards comprise approximately 50,000 acres in California's Central Valley.  Headquartered in Kingsburg, California, Sun-Maid's facilities are centrally located in the heart of the world's largest raisin producing area, featuring long, dry summers optimal for grape production and natural sun-drying of grapes into raisins.  Sun-Maid is the leading consumer brand of raisins and dried fruits in the United States and distributes products to more than 60 countries worldwide.  For more information, please visit


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