Bonduelle Heat & Eat Harvest Bowls are now in stores, offering hot, chef-inspired meals that are ready in minutes.
The bowls are available in four varieties: Chipotle Chicken; Basil Pesto with Turkey Meatballs; Moroccan Inspired Chicken; and Korean Inspired Beef (SRP $4.99). Each contains 13-19g of protein and 280-410 calories in a ready-to-heat microwaveable bowl. Harvest Bowls are free from artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors and colors from artificial sources. All ingredients are kept separate until ready to prepare for freshness, texture, crunch and personalization.
“Consumers today want lunch options that are fresh, delicious, filling and convenient. In fact, 55 percent of U.S. consumers said they were looking for quick and easy meal options,” said Jeff Haines, executive chef at Bonduelle Fresh Americas. “This unique new hot lunch option features high-quality meat proteins, fresh veggies and healthful grains all combined with delicious globally-inspired sauces for a quick, satisfying lunch in less than three minutes.”
With the launch of the bowls, the company is introducing the Bonduelle brand to consumers in the U.S. The bowls are sold in the produce aisle of select retailers in California, Portland, Oregon, Arizona, New Jersey and parts of Nevada, Utah and New Mexico. The company plans to expand distribution nationally later this year.
Bonduelle, a family business, was established in 1853. Its Bonduelle Fresh Americas subsidiary includes the Ready Pac Foods and Bonduelle brands. With four processing facilities throughout the U.S., the business unit focuses on fresh vegetables, salads and fresh meal solutions for the Americas. Acquired by Bonduelle in 2017 as Ready Pac Foods, the renamed Bonduelle Fresh Americas is the newest of the company’s five business units. The company manufactures products featuring fresh produce and protein under other brands including Ready Pac Foods, Bistro, Ready Snax, Cool Cuts and elevĀte,. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, vegetables, snacking and fresh prepared meals, including warm meal bowls, available where consumers buy groceries and in restaurant chains across North America.