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Dear Minute Rice

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 93042
Des Moines, IA 50393

February 19, 2009

Riviana Foods Inc. 2009
POB 2636
Houston TX 77252-2636

Dear Minute Rice,

I know this guy from the internet and I he lives in Japan. I told him “if there’s anything in the states that you can’t get there that is legal in both places let me know.” And you know what he wanted? Boxes of Minute Rice.

I kid you not! It cost me $51 to send him $5 worth of rice. He might be pulling my leg, but he says he can’t get it there, which seems like a tragic oversight on your part. I’ve heard they eat a lot of rice in Japan. You sell rice. Seems to me this is a perfect fit and you are missing out on a huge market.

I’m including a copy of my customs form and postal receipt so you know I’m not

You should consider selling rice in Japan. I know this guy it would make Happy!


Christopher L. Jorgensen




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Thank You


May 2, 2010

Mr Christopher Jorgensen
PO Box 93042
Des Moines, IA 50393-3042

Dear Mr Jorgensen:

We at Riviana greatly appreciate your taking the time to let us hear your comments, suggestions and ideas.  Our company sets high quality standards and we always welcome input from our consumers.  I have passed this information onto the Marketing Department for consideration.

We are grateful you made us aware of your interest in our products.  We have enclosed a collection of some of our favorite rice recipes.

Once again, on behalf of us at Riviana, we thank you for contacting us.  If you have any further questions or comments, please call me at (800) 226-9522 during our working hours of 9:00-4:00 Central Time.



Mimi Vasler
Consumer Relations






Riviana Foods Inc.  P.O. Box 2636   Houston, Texas 77252-2636   (800) 226-9952
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Scan of the letter from Minute Rice


This is way too inside joke to try explaining. Needless to say I did do this. No, I won’t be doing it again. Minute Rice did send me a ton of coupons and a page of recipes. I can’t recall ever having eaten Minute Rice, but I will be at least trying some.


By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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