IRWINDALE, Calif. — Ready Pac Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), is once again going global for inspiration with a first to market Sweet & Spicy Korean Chopped Salad Kit. This new ethnic-inspired salad kit features a fresh mix of romaine lettuce, Napa and red cabbages, crisp vegetables, puffed brown rice and black sesame seeds, tossed in a slightly spicy Gochujang vinaigrette. A savory, sweet and fermented red pepper paste dating to early 17th century Korea, Gochujang brings rich umami flavor with a gentle heat and slightly sweet finish and is widely regarded by trend watchers as the “next Sriracha.” The new salad kit delivers on the trending consumer demand for ethnic-inspired flavors, like Korean BBQ, paired with the convenience of a ready-to-toss and serve salad.
“At Ready Pac Foods, we look to consumer and culinary trends to gauge what’s next, so we can continue to surprise and delight our consumers with a variety of products,” said Ready Pac Foods Marketing Vice President Priscila Stanton. “Chefs at top fine dining restaurants have been experimenting with Gochujang on their menus and it was beginning to appear in retail products, so we looked at how to feature it in a new offering.”
“With trends showing consumers are looking for more savory flavors with some extra heat, we decided to incorporate this delicious Korean flavor into our crisp, fresh, chopped salad kit to create a truly craveable experience,” added Ivan Hayashi, Ready Pac Foods Senior Manager responsible for salad kit innovation.
The Sweet & Spicy Korean Chopped Salad Kit is great on its own but also pairs well with grilled short ribs or shrimp for a complete meal. Or create an easy appetizer by adding the tossed salad into warm tortilla shells or bao buns.”
The new Sweet & Spicy Korean Chopped Salad Kit is now available where consumers buy groceries, including Albertsons, Giant Eagle and Raley’s, and in Target stores in the Spring, with a suggested retail price of $3.99.
For more about Ready Pac Foods Chopped Salad Kits, please visit https://www.readypac.com/our-brands/bagged-salads/.
About Ready Pac Foods
Home of the original Bistro Bowl salad, Southern California-based Ready Pac Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), has been giving people the freedom to eat healthier for nearly 50 years. As a premier producer of convenience fresh foods and fresh cut produce, and with processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac Foods manufactures a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company’s Ready Pac Foods, Bistro, Ready Snax, Cool Cuts, elevĀte and Fresh Prep’d brands. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, wrap kits, fruits, vegetables and fresh snacking options available where consumers buy groceries and in restaurant chains across North America. For more information, visit www.readypac.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter.