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Fresh Express Rolls Out Chiquita Bites And Sticks

Chiquita Bites and Sticks

Fresh Express, a maker of retail packaged salads headquartered in Orlando, Florida, has launched Chiquita Bites and Chiquita Sticks, on-the go snacks in bite-sized form.

Chiquita Bites packs feature fresh fruit, cheese and nuts and contain at least 7 grams of protein and come in single-serve trays and come in the following five varieties:

  • Apple wedges, cheddar cheese and red grapes;
  • Apple wedges, Monterey Jack, cranberries and cashews;
  • Apple wedges, Monterey Jack, cranberries and raisins;
  • Apple wedges, cheddar cheese and multi grain crackers; and
  • Apple wedges, cheddar cheese and pretzels.

Chiquita Sticks are red apples peeled and cut in the shape of a thick french fry designed with dippers in mind and only 25 calories per serving.

“Consumers today look for snacks that will tide them over between meals more than ever. They want snacks that provide them with the protein and essential nutrients they need to get through the day,” said Michael Golderman, marketing brand leader for Fresh Express. “By tapping into the success of Chiquita’s fresh apple business and pairing it with Fresh Express’ packaged kit expertise, we are able to provide a natural solution to meet this consumer need, creating nourishing, convenient and tasty snacks that our customers can enjoy.”

Chiquita Bites and Chiquita Sticks are currently rolling out to retailers nationwide.

Fresh Express is a brand of value-added salads and is dedicated to providing consumers with healthy, convenient ready-to-eat salads, leafy greens, vegetables and fruits. Fresh Express fresh salads are available in more than 150 different varieties offering exciting new flavors and convenient new ways to meet the daily dietary requirements for both conventional and organic fresh produce. More than 20 million consumers each week enjoy healthy, convenient ready-to-eat Fresh Express salads, spinach, vegetables and juicing greens.

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Kristen Brissette

Kristen lives on Cape Cod and enjoys working in the food industry. She loves attending food shows and meeting others in the field.

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