Independent Watkins Consultant Lynne Mickley #044375N

Seasons For Success

"To everything there is a season..."

Watkins. China. Bill Clinton?!? That's right. I'll bet you didn't see this on the nightly news.


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Watkins Associate #044375

Is Bill Clinton Now Selling Watkins Products to the Chinese?

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton delivers an address at an event sponsored by Henan ZhongLu WuLiu Inc. in ZhenZhou City HeNan Province, China.


Is Bill's "Former President" gig so much on the skids that he needs to supplement his income by marketing Watkins gourmet spices and extracts to China?


Or has he simply recognized the great business opportunity Watkins provides to entrepenuers?


Is this a brilliant strategy to further woo China into embracing capitalism? After all, once China's citizens discover the quality and flavor of Watkins' Hot Honey Soy Sauce, can democracy be far behind?


View these photos and come to your own conclusions.



Former U.S. President Bill Clinton poses in front of Watkins artwork before speaking in ZhenZhou City HeNan Province, China. From Left, Henan ZhongLu’s George Wang, Chaobin Wang, and their guest; Mr. Clinton, Watkins Chairman Irwin L. Jacobs, and Watkins President Mark E. Jacobs.


(Okay, here's the official statement from Watkins Inc.:)

Irwin L. Jacobs, Chairman of Watkins Incorporated, and Watkins President Mark E. Jacobs were the guests of honor in the Chinese City of Zhengzhou where former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke on September 8. Henan ZhongLu WuLiu Inc., a Chinese company that imports and distributes products from the Winona, Minnesota based manufacturer, sponsored the event. Henan ZhongLu plans on opening hundreds of stores in China featuring Watkins products.


Mr. Clinton stood behind a podium faced with Watkins logo in English and Chinese and spoke to an audience of Chinese business people. Behind Mr. Clinton, floor to ceiling stage banners featured Watkins and Henan ZhongLu. The event was covered extensively in newspapers and news journals throughout China.


It's obvious the Chinese appreciate the excellence of Watkins gourmet products.


How about you? Have you ordered Danish Pastry Extract yet? How about Cinna-Cream Sprinkles? Drank any Watkins Chai Latte lately?


Did you know Watkins offers many gift baskets and gift certificates perfect for giving this holiday season? Shop at my online catalog for gift ideas.


Product News

Here's the latest from Watkins Inc.:

  • Gift Line products are selling out! Get yours while you still can!

  • Energy Bars have new names and packaging.

  • Watkins Carmel Extract supplies are running low.

    Click here for the details.

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    Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

    Cranberry Pumpkin Bread featuring Watkins Pumpkin Pie Spice, Grapeseed Oil, and Butter Extract.

    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup sugar
    • ½ cup Watkins Original Grapeseed Oil
    • 1 tsp Watkins Butter Extract
    • 1 cup canned or cooked pumpkin
    • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tbsp Watkins Pumpkin Pie Spice
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 1 cup/250 mL chopped cranberries

    Combine first five ingredients; mix well. In large bowl, blend flour, Pumpkin Pie Spice, soda and salt. Stir in pumpkin mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in cranberries.


    Spoon batter into 9x5-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350°F for 75 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.


    Best if made a day ahead of serving. Serve with Orange Spice Spread, if desired.


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    Orange Spice Spread

    Mediterranean Herbed Chicken featuring Watkins' Mediterranean Black Pepper Grilling Rub.

    • ½ cup butter, softened
    • ¼ cup powdered sugar
    • ½ to 1 tsp Watkins Orange Peel
    • ½ tsp Watkins Nutmeg
    • 1/8 tsp Watkins Cloves (Ground)
    • ¾ to 1 tsp Watkins Orange Extract

    In medium bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and blend just until combined. Spoon into attractive serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready for use.

    Makes about ¾ cup per serving.


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