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Pacific Foods Adds Two New Organic Soups

This month, Pacific Foods is adding Organic Spicy Black Bean & Kale and Organic Split Pea & Uncured Ham to its existing line of more than 20 ready-to-eat hearty soup varieties. The new offerings are made exclusively with organic, non-GMO ingredients, providing families with two new flavorful and nutritious mealtime options – perfect for busy weeknights.

“Consumers want to eat healthier meals, but that often means bland taste or time-intensive preparation,” said Kevin Tisdale, Vice President of Marketing for Pacific Foods. “The new hearty soups reflect current health trends, so consumers can upgrade classic pantry staples with organic, nutrient-dense versions and explore new, bold flavors in everyday meals.”

 

Pacific soups

Organic Spicy Black Bean & Kale Soup

Joining the kale movement, Pacific gives the leafy green superfood a spicy kick with just the right mix of seasonings, including a dash of garlic, sea salt and chili peppers, to create a satiating soup. Combining fresh organic vegetables, including iron- and antioxidant-rich kale, tomatoes, celery, carrots and onions with protein- and fiber-rich black beans, Pacific’s new hearty soup is a nutritional powerhouse. Fat-free and vegan-friendly, it is a great option to keep on-hand during the hectic back-to-school season – just heat and serve, pour over grains, or top with a dollop of sour cream.

Organic Split Pea & Uncured Ham Soup

The smooth, delicate flavor of organic peas, accentuated with a dash of sea salt and savory uncured ham revitalizes this cookbook staple, appealing to modern consumers. The only USDA organic split pea and ham soup on the market, Pacific’s version of this classic comfort food stays true to the authentic recipe while updating the soup with premium ingredients including organic peas, carrots, and onions and chef-inspired seasonings. The ham is certified organic, uncured and sourced from family farms that do not use antibiotics or feed grown with synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. The soup is an excellent source of fiber and protein – one serving contains 10 g of fiber, 40 percent of the recommended daily intake, and 11 g of protein.

Ensuring the integrity of the ingredients found in both of the these new recipes, and all of its products, Pacific’s Certified to the Source program tracks the origin and history of each ingredient to verify quality, and safety and provide the best taste possible. The soups are packaged in recyclable, easy-to-open, BPA-free Tetra Recart cartons that seal in freshness – a great alternative to cans that lends to better flavor and a smaller carbon footprint. Both varieties are currently available at grocery and natural food stores nationwide (SRP $3.19 – $3.89 for 17 ounces).

Pacific Foods Premieres Simply Stock

Pacific Foods stockMeeting the home cook’s growing demand for pantry staples that serve as “building blocks” for a variety of recipes, Pacific Foods is introducing new organic Simply Stocks. Well known for its best-selling, extensive organic broth line, Pacific is applying the same high standards of using traditional culinary techniques and simple, pure ingredients to two new stocks, Simply Chicken Stock, Unsalted and Simply Vegetable Stock, Unsalted.

“People are reading food labels, looking for short lists of ingredients they recognize and would use in their own kitchens,” said Kevin Tisdale, Vice President of Marketing for Pacific Foods. “Our Simply Stocks were crafted purposefully with only a few ingredients – no added salt, sugars or spices – and are made the same way as homemade, by simmering for hours. While many consumers use stocks and broths interchangeably, stock is actually a better foundation for braises, sauces and marinades because of its unseasoned, well-rounded flavor profile.”

The new line-up includes two varieties, packaged in convenient 8-ounce cartons perfect for recipes calling for one cup of stock:

  • Organic Simply Chicken Stock, Unsalted
  • Organic Simply Vegetable Stock, Unsalted

An essential addition to the discerning home cook’s pantry, Pacific’s Organic Simply Chicken Stock is made by simmering roasted organic free-range chicken bones with meat and mirepoix (celery, carrots & onions) for up to six hours, adding each ingredient at just the right time and letting rich, complex flavors develop. The result is a rich, full bodied stock that adds depth and enhances the flavor of sauces, gravies, sautés and braises. Both Simply Chicken Stock and Simply Vegetable Stock are unsalted, so home cooks can be in control of the seasoning and reduce the stock further for sauces.

Simply Stocks are gluten and fat-free, and have just 100 mg of sodium or less per serving.  Packaged in convenient 8-ounce BPA-free cartons (SRP $1.69 – $1.89), they are easy to keep on hand, taking up less pantry space and minimizing waste. Pacific Foods’ Simply Stocks will be available at grocery and natural food stores nationwide starting in September.