Industry News | May 17, 2010

Otis Spunkmeyer Helps Make Wishes Come True

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Otis Spunkmeyer is giving operators everywhere the opportunity to add some color to their cookie offerings with the popular limited edition Wish Cookie.

Available now through June 15, Karen’s ChocKLeT Heaven is a rich chocolate cookie that’s bursting with bright turquoise candy-coated chocolates and classic marshmallows. The cookie was developed during an annual Cookie Creation Event in which Bay area Wish Kids were welcomed to the Otis Spunkmeyer Center of Excellence, given Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough and a variety of toppings, then allowed to dream up their own ideas. Created in 2008 by Karen, a wish kid from the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the popular ChocKLeT Heaven is helping to raise awareness of the organization’s mission to make every wish come true.

“We are once again proud to offer Karen’s ChocKLeT Heaven,” says John Schiavo, President and CEO of Otis Spunkmeyer. “Not only are we big believers in giving back to our community, but our participation with the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been inspiring to our employees as well as the wish kids who get to dream up their own cookies. Karen’s cookie serves as a reminder of the hope we are helping to bring to these kids and their families.”

Following the wish cookie limited-time offering last year, Otis Spunkmeyer donated $75,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To date, the company has contributed a total of $150,000. It also offers a specialty oven and supply of cookie dough to every Make-A-Wish chapter in the continental United States — bringing the magic of fresh-baked Otis Spunkmeyer cookies to local Make-A-Wish events and fundraisers nationwide. Employees at Otis Spunkmeyer World Headquarters and call centers across the country have supported chapters with additional fundraisers, event sponsorships, and participation in local wishes.

“Otis Spunkmeyer and its employees have been great supporters in helping us bring joy to our courageous wish kids,” says David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and CEO. “Even beyond the donations, their interaction with our chapters and wish kids shows how fully they embrace our mission.”

Foodservice operators interested in offering Karen’s ChocKLeT Heaven can request a free Official ’10 Wish Kit, which is loaded with merchandising materials to help generate maximum awareness for the Foundation through the promotion period.

To learn more, operators should contact their Otis representatives, visit

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