Greetings from Colorado! I’m spending the next two days with Silk as part of a new partnership with the brand. The company is hosting a group of bloggers””myself included””in Colorado, so we can meet the team and learn more about the Silk brand.
[Disclaimer: Silk is compensating me for my participation in their blogger program, but, as always, the thoughts and opinions expressed on CNC are honest and all my own.]
This morning, I took an early flight from Boston to Denver. It was a direct flight, so I read a couple of magazines (Real Simple + Runner’s World) and, before I knew it, I was in Colorado. Easy-peasy.
At the Denver airport, I was greeted by a couple of the PR folks from Silk. A few other bloggers arrived around the same time, so we waited for their flights to land. Once everyone arrived, we all drove to the Silk headquarters (White Wave) in Broomfield, Colorado.
On the drive, we took a quick stop at a cafÃ© for a little pick-me-up.
I saw freshly pressed juice on the menu, so I opted for carrot-beet-ginger-apple juice instead of coffee. Mmm! I <3 juice!
Then, it was onto Silk headquarters!
Once inside, we immediately headed to a conference room where we met the Silk team and the other bloggers on the trip. We also received gift bags with lots of goodies inside and ate lunch. My stomach was on East coast time, so I was more than happy to eat. I filled my plate with a piece of salmon, salad, and some roasted veggies.
I also ate part of a Justin’s Milk Chocolate Almond candy bar, which was heavenly!
After lunch, everyone took a ride to Boulder where we hiked Marshall Mesa Trailhead.
The weather was hot and sunny this afternoon (I heard a rumor it was 90 degrees), but it was a dry heat, so it was much more bearable than the heat back home in Boston where the humidity really gets to ya.
Reunited with Monica! Yay!
Colorado is a seriously gorgeous place!
Check out those mountains!
After our hike, we rehydrated (with water) and then had a chance to try the new Silk Iced Latte, which comes in mocha and vanilla flavors.
The Mocha Iced Latte was really amazing. It’s fairly thick so we added ice cubes to water it down a little bit. The flavor is chocolaty and sweet, but not insanely sweet. Even still, I’d probably add some iced coffee to it to lessen the sweetness a little more.
Once we had a chance to cool down and relax a little, we drove to our hotel for the night and checked-in.
We had about an hour to kill before dinner, so I quickly showered, caught up with email, and chatted with Mal on the phone.
The group enjoyed dinner at SALT on Pearl Street in downtown Boulder.
The meal started with some shared appetizers””meats, cheeses, and fried calamari.
For the first course, we had a choice of salads and soups. I went with the roasted beet salad, which was served with arugula, orange and grapefruit slices, and a pistachio dressing. It was fresh, flavorful, and fabulous.
For the main course, I went with the Smoked Roasted Alaskan Salmon, which was served with roasted potatoes, asparagus, and a horseradish yogurt sauce. I’m surprised I was in the mood for salmon after eating it for lunch, but I couldn’t turn it down. I love salmon, but I never make it at home, so when I see it on a menu at a restaurant, I just have to order it. It was really good!
Dessert was easily the highlight of tonight’s dinner: Dark Chocolate Caramel Salt Tart.
Holy yummmm. It was thick, rich, and incredibly decadent. I was pretty full after eating appetizers, salad, and salmon, but I still managed to eat almost the entire portion. Incredible.
We have a big day ahead tomorrow””learning more about Silk, which includes a nutritional overview, a recipe workshop, and trying some new products (FYI: Silk makes yogurt now).
Question of the Day
Have you ever been to Colorado?
Do you have any questions for Silk? I’ll be sure to ask them tomorrow!