Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Pearson Foods has introduced its newest fresh food product line, Fresh Ramen.
Japan’s instant noodle soup was introduced to the U.S. in the early 70s. Known as a working-class meal, from its debut, instant ramen was dehydrated and made famous for its convenience and need for only boiling water. Chinese Soba or Japanese Ramen served in restaurants traditionally uses fresh ingredients.
Fresh Ramen is a heat-and-eat, three-minute meal solution with fresh cut Napa cabbage, red cabbage, green onions and carrots. Each broth and vegetable blend is paired with and complemented by an authentic value-added topping of pickled ginger, seaweed or mushroom. Fresh Ramen offers five flavors: Tonkotsu Pork, Spicy Sesame, Ginger Beef, Miso and Tokyo Chicken.
Ruta Pearson, VP of sales and marketing for Pearson Food Corp. says “the project came out of the growing trend for consumers seeking more grab-and-go meal replacement, heat-and-eat options and also from the consumers’ perspective that they’re looking for more flavorful and unique options for meal replacement, as well as ethnic options.”
Pearson says it joins freshness and flavorful ingredients with the convenience of instant meals. The product line is available at Meijer and Jewel-Osco locations across the Midwest.