FRESH TALK By Lindsey Wojcik
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Mann Packing Co. has added the Cauli-Rice
Curry Bowl to its line of Mann’s Nourish Bowls
single-serve, warm meals. The Cauli-Rice Curry
bowl offers a mix of finely chopped cauliflower,
chickpeas and savory vindaloo-style curry sauce.
It joins Smokehouse Brussels, Sesame Sriracha
Southwest Chipotle and Monterey Risotto.
Mann’s Nourish Bowls capitalize on the popu-
larity of bowl-based meals with diverse and ethnic
flavor profiles found in foodservice, say company
officials. The bowls are quick to prepare and low in calories. Since launching in
April, Nourish Bowls have gained over 12,000 points of distribution, delivering
some strong margins and good velocity to retailers, official add.
“Extensive research along with feedback from our consumers inspired us to
extend the line with this delicious new bowl,” says Gina Nucci, director of corporate marketing at the Salinas, Calif.-based company. “Vindaloo-style dishes are
some of the most popular on Indian food menus. We wanted to bring that hard-to-replicate-at-home flavor to consumers.
“The sales performance of the first four bowls was so strong during the summer months; we’re expecting great things for the line heading into the fall and
winter,” Nucci adds.
For more information, visit nourishbowls.com.
Braga Fresh has introduced six washed and ready-to-enjoy baby
greens and salad blends under its premium Josie’s Organics line.
Josie’s Organics Baby Arugula, Baby Kale, Baby Spinach,
Spring Mix, Half & Half and Power Greens—a mix of organic baby
spinach, organic baby kale, organic green and red chard and
organic shredded carrots—are available in 5-ounce clamshells.
Organic Baby Spinach and Organic Spring Mix are also available
in family-size 16-ounce clamshells.
“Our Josie’s Organics baby greens and salad blends offer
convenience and versatility for consumers who prefer to buy
organic,” says Nicholas DaCosta, president of Braga Fresh Foods,
based in Soledad, Calif. “Being a grower-owned company with a
large organic land base and state-of-the-art processing facility,
Braga Fresh is able to continually develop innovative items to
meet the increasing consumer demand for organics.”
For more information, visit bragafresh.com.
FEBRUARY 19-21, 2017
HILTONANATOLE • DALLAS, TEXAS