The frozen food aisle is heating up with innovation.
Farm Rich is expanding its Garden Inspirations line with the launch of new breaded zucchini sticks and cauliflower bites. The new Zucchini Sticks and Cauliflower Bites are a healthy and easy snack alternative, the company said. The breaded zucchini sticks feature tender zucchini slices breaded in a savory coating and come with tangy marinara sauce for dipping. The breaded cauliflower bites feature whole cauliflower florets rolled in a wheat flour and crispy rice coating and come with a sweet sesame dipping sauce. The new items are available for a suggested retail price of $7.99 and may be found in Kroger’s frozen vegetable section.
Cinnabon announced the nationwide rollout of its first-ever Cinnabon frozen breakfast creations line. The Focus Brands subsidiary’s new twist on breakfast includes three savory and three sweet options.
The savory line features jalapeño cheddar sausage bites, a CinnaBiscuit chicken sandwich and a CheddarRoll sausage and egg sandwich, featuring sausage and egg on a cheddar roll croissant.
Sweet options include a caramel pecan Ooey-Gooey rolls, frosting filled CinnaPastry and frosted CinnaSweet Swirls.
American Flatbread launched Meatless Evolution, a new line of plant-based, flash-frozen pizzas. The line features several vegetarian and vegan options, one of the most highly requested items by American Flatbread customers, the company said. The pizzas are made using hand-stretched dough made from 100% organic wheat and serve as a source of protein and fiber.
Each 10-inch pizza in the Meatless Evolution line contains three servings per container. They debuted online on American Flatbread’s e-commerce platform and in select Harris Teeter locations in September for $8.99 and will launch on Amazon in October.
Tyson Foods, Inc. is expanding its breakfast offerings with the launch of Jimmy Dean casserole bites and wraps. New Jimmy Dean Casserole Bites bake the classic dish into handheld bites that are ready in under a minute.
Jimmy Dean Delights Breakfast Wraps offer high protein options for health-conscious consumers. The wraps are made with vegetables, turkey sausage or bacon, white cheddar cheese and whole scrambled eggs, wrapped into a whole wheat tortilla.
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods unveiled its new Farm Stand Cauliflower Burger, a plant-based burger made exclusively with ingredients from local farms in New York and New Jersey. The meat-free frozen patties are made with cauliflower, brown rice, cremini mushrooms, quinoa, pea protein, fava beans, kale, peas, oat bran, zucchini, oat fiber and spices. The non-GMO, gluten-free burgers contain 7 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein each and are free from cholesterol and added sugars.
As part of its mission to produce frozen meal solutions for consumers seeking convenient, affordable and quality meals, Tiller & Hatch Supply Co. has added four new flavors to its line of dishes designed to be cooked using pressure cookers. The new offerings include Chili Mac, BBQ Beef Chili, Chicken Tikka Masala and Italian Chicken Gnocchi. Designed to serve a family of four for about $12, the new meals cook in under 12 minutes and are sold in 20-oz and 40-oz packages.
Foster Farms is catering to carb-conscious consumers with the launch of Smart Crust frozen pizzas, featuring crust made with chicken breast, egg whites and Parmesan cheese. Varieties include four cheese, uncured pepperoni and uncured bacon club.
Foster Farms Smart Crust pizza retails for $5.99 per 8-8.5-oz package
Purple Carrot, an e-commerce company offering subscription plant-based meal kits, has partnered with Conagra Brands, Inc. to enter the retail market. The company is launching a line of plant-based, single-serve frozen meals. Developed in collaboration with Conagra Brands, the meals are available in four varieties: Plant-Based Meatball Marinara made with Gardein meatless meatballs, Maple Chipotle Veggie Bowl, Sweet Corn Elote Bowl, and Fiesta Pepper Bowl made with Gardein beefless ground.
Eggland’s Best, LLC is making its first foray into the frozen aisle with a new line of omelets. The omelets come in three varieties: three cheese, ham and cheese, and sausage and cheese. Eggland’s Best Omelets come in 7.8-oz boxes of two individually-wrapped omelets that retail for $4.49 to $4.99.
Nestle SA’s Sweet Earth Foods business is adding eight new globally-inspired products to its plant-based portfolio, including two burritos and six entree bowls. Burrito varieties include cheeseburger and Buffalo style Chik’n. Bowls include Mongolian beefless, Kung Pao Chik’n, Awesome pasta Puttanesca, Chik’n fajita, Awesome Bulgogi, and butter Chik’n.