If you’re like me, you know you don’t eat enough fruits and certainly don’t get enough veggies, but are not sure what to do about it. A while back we visited Costco and among the seemingly endless array of items to be sampled was a nasty, funky looking concoction called “Green Goodness.”
I’m honestly surprised, looking back, that I dared take a sip. It just looks gross. To be honest, while it’s not as bad as it looks, it’s not great either. But it’s not bad.
Listen to what’s in it, though. Among other things you’ll get wheat grass, spirulina, spinach, blue-green algae, kiwi juice. All told there are 14 all-natural, healthy ingredients that make up this nasty looking concoction. Basically, it’s super-healthy, and it is not terrible.
Do not be misled, I doubt you’ll love it, but neither do I think you’ll hate it, and it is really, really good for you. So I’m in.
Green Goodness is made by Bolthouse Farms, a family-run farm in California. I was pleased to learn they have a whole array of similarly natural, healthy products. I’ve been drinking a small cup of “Berry Boost” (which does taste very good) most afternoons for a pick-me-up. I was also very pleased to learn that many of these products are available at our local Publix (among other places).
As if refreshing, all-natural, healthy products aren’t enough reason to like Bolthouse Farms, check out their corporate mission statement:
“The purpose of this Company is to glorify God through our business transactions, our work, and our relationships. It is further our desire to bring honor and glory to the Name of Jesus Christ by following God’s Word in all of our dealings with employees, suppliers, and customers. God’s Work as contained in His Inspired Scriptures will be the final authority in all Corporate matters concerning direction, decisions, and disputes.”
Bolthouse Farms was acquired by Campbell Soup Company in 2012. The corporate mission statement above is no longer present on the website. In fact, it almost certainly isn’t the corporate mission statement anymore.
The Bolthouse family does have a foundation, called the Bolthouse Foundation, which has a very similar mission statement:
The purpose of The Bolthouse Foundation is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by supporting charitable and religious organizations whose ministry, goals, and operating principles are consistent with evangelical Christianity as described in The Bolthouse Foundation Statement of Faith.
There is apparently no connection (financial or otherwise) between the family foundation and the company/brand owned by Campbell Soup.