Otis Spunkmeyer Supports World Wish Day® with Wish Kid’s Cookie Creation

San Leandro, California (EastBayDaily) — Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc. (OSI), the nation’s leading fresh-baked cookie company, announces a limited time product offering in honor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® and World Wish Day, April 29, 2011, a global celebration of wish granting.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation will celebrate World Wish Day by granting wishes in 41 countries that it serves around the globe.

Otis Spunkmeyer is proud to sponsor the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a special cookie to honor World Wish Day. Called Emily’s Rainbow Chocolate Crispy, this unique flavor of cookie dough was developed by Wish Kid Emily, and is a delicious creation of decadent chocolate cookie dough mixed with crisped rice, milk chocolate chips, and candy coated rainbow chocolate.

Emily created the winning treat at Otis’ annual day of baking and fun with Wish Kids at its headquarters office in San Leandro, California. Emily’s Rainbow Chocolate Crispy Cookie will be sold in select dining and retail locations for a limited time from March 1, 2011 – April 30, 2011.

In addition to the limited edition of Emily’s Rainbow Chocolate Crispy Cookie for World Wish Day, Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc. is proud to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a $75,000 donation. According to Liz Rayo, Director of Marketing for Otis Spunkmeyer, “World Wish Day is an extraordinary opportunity to grant the wishes of wish kids around the globe. Otis, and our over 2,100 employees around the country, are proud to support this wonderful program.” With this year’s program, Otis Spunkmeyer will have donated over $300,000 and 1,000 cases of cookies to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Rainbow Chocolate Crispy is available in 20lb cases of proportioned frozen cookie dough and sold to the company’s direct delivered customers on their 250 freezer trucks around the country. Businesses and restaurants wanting to offer the Make-A-Wish® cookie to their customers should contact 888-ASK-OTIS or visit the Otis Spunkmeyer website.

About Otis Spunkmeyer Otis Spunkmeyer, a Northern California-based baked-goods manufacturer, markets a trusted brand name in the food and snack industry. With the #1 selling cookie dough in foodservice and a leading muffin brand in retail, the Otis Spunkmeyer brand has come to be recognized by consumers as synonymous with quality baked goods. Otis Spunkmeyer frozen cookie dough and other high quality baked goods are the most delicious choice for fundraising programs, and can also be found in foodservice and retail outlets throughout the country. For fundraising ideas, product information, innovative menu ideas and recipes from Otis Spunkmeyer, visit http://www.spunkmeyer.com.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit http://www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.


Liz Greene
Otis Spunkmeyer