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McHenry consultant keeps it Simple

Published: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
(Monica Maschak - mmaschak@shawmedia.com)
Janet Burton, a consultant for Tastefully Simple, uses a Tastefully Simple garlic spice to flavor her pork-chop dinner.
(Monica Maschak - mmaschak@shawmedia.com)
Tastefully Simple is a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods.

McHENRY – Tastefully Simple consultant Janet Burton of McHenry has been hosting parties at her home for 10 years.

“Their products are easy to use and it’s a great outing for the girls,” Burton said.

Party hosts receive a kit of Tastefully Simple products and a small list of items to purchase to prep the tasting dishes for party-goers.

In August 2012, Burton made the leap from party hostess to consultant. Tastefully Simple consultants hold tasting parties where guests are invited to sample products and receive recipes, serving suggestions and entertaining tips.

Burton said since becoming a consultant she has attended parties all over McHenry County. Burton said she enjoys the opportunity to make extra income tied to a schedule that she controls.

“I get to make my own hours and it’s also a great way to meet new people and make new friends,” Burton said. “It has allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and venture outside of my living area. I’ve gained a lot of confidence in speaking in front of groups and my communication skills have greatly improved.”

Burton said that she finds herself using Tastefully Simple products not only in her party dishes but in her everyday cooking.

“I’m always in charge of the dips for family gatherings,” Burton said. “The products are delicious and they are products that I believe in.”

Since 1995 Tastefully Simple has been bringing friends old and new together to interact and indulge. The national home taste testing company allows party guests to try before they buy.

Tastefully Simple offers more than 60 products, including seasonings, soups, breads, sauces, snacks, dressings, desserts and beverages. Prices range from $4.49 to $9.99.

"Tastefully Simple really offers people three things—simple, delicious food, amazing income potential and an unbeatable lifestyle,” said Lynn Arnquist, communications senior lead for Tastefully Simple. "Our parties give friends and family the chance to have fun together. Our business opportunity helps people improve their lives with whatever they want most, from more flexibility, to more friendships to more income."

To become a Tastefully Simple consultant, locate a consultant in your area or to host a party and purchase products, visit www.tastefullysimple.com.

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