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.”
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).