Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

I am laughing my head off. I just got this email and I just had to post this! (SHOUT OUT: April, Amy, Angela, Jeannie, Tara, Dawn, Alisa - kind of reminds me of y'all...and our pinto bean song). I hope you enjoy.


Creative Assignment:

For years, children have recited the schoolyard chant, "Beans, beans the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel. So eat your beans with every meal!" But something is amiss in the lyrics. Beans are a vegetable, not a fruit! The Vegetable with More® campaign needs America to finally right this musical wrong!

Rewrite the classic chant "Beans, beans the magical fruit..." and videotape yourself performing your original lyrics. Simply start your chant with, "Beans, Beans" and then let your rhyming skills flow. Remember you must somewhere in your lyrics convey that beans are a vegetable or veggie.

Take your place in history and enter the Magical Veggie Challenge by submitting video entries beginning with "Beans, beans" and conveying within that beans are a vegetable or veggie. Gather your friends, family or colleagues and upload your creative video to

Enter starting on September 11, 2008. Challenge ends December 12, 2008, so HURRY!

Visit to fill out the submission form and upload your video. It's that simple.

While three out of four adults recognize the classic bean chant, less than half of Americans correctly identify beans as a vegetable. Additionally, almost every family struggles to get their kids to eat their vegetables but many moms are missing an easy solution - beans!

The best video of the bunch will be awarded $5,000 and a trip for four to perform the winning chant at an event in Times Square in New York City hosted by Drew Lachey.

Remember, December 12th is the deadline! Let's get crazy....


Tara Bergsjo said...

That is so funny! Now I will be trying to come up with a bean song in my head all the time. 5,000 would make me very happy!

V.I.C.K.I. said...

I am so touched I could be a part of this.

me said...

Nice! And thanks for the shout out. I will totally have Josh's boys do this and I'll send you the video. -April

Unstoppable Lindsey said...

Tara: Gotta keep me in the loop....I think I should get a finder's fee if you win...

V.i.c.k.i: Without you, my brilliant posts would be non-existent ;)

Me: Can't wait to see the chillins