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Conagra Brands Debuts Collection Of New Products

Conagra Brands' Glutino dill pickle flavored pretzels
Conagra Brands showcased several of its products – such as the Glutino Vlasic Dill pickle-flavored pretzels – May 13-16 at the Sweets & Snacks show in Indianapolis.

Chicago-based Conagra Brands is bringing more than 50 new items to grocery shelves, spanning the categories of plant-based, frozen foods and snacks.

“We have a diverse collection of new food that offers something for every taste,” said Burke Raine, president of refrigerated and frozen for Conagra Brands. “Our team has worked hard to craft delicious new recipes, and we look forward to consumers trying them for the first time.”

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Conagra Brands’ booth at the Sweets & Snacks show

Highlights from Conagra Brands’ summer slate of new food include the following:

  • Glutino Highlights Gluten-Free Cookies and Pretzels – Glutino is meeting the demand for gluten-free snacks with six new sandwich cookies and pretzels. Flavors of the gluten-free sandwich cookies, which feature 30 percent less sugar than Glutino’s original sandwich cookies, include Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa, Lemon Pie and Mint. Glutino is also bringing big flavor to its gluten-free pretzels, with items such as Vlasic Dill Pickle-flavored, Honey Mustard-flavored pretzels and new Birthday Cake Pretzels featuring pretzel twists.
  • Dolly Parton Serves Up New Dinner and Desserts – Dolly Parton’s Southern-style recipes have been very popular in the baking aisle since her Duncan Hines baking collection. In a deal brokered by IMG, Parton is bringing her favorite dishes to the freezer section with a pasta dish and two new frozen desserts: Dolly Parton’s Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese, offered in a 76-ounce dish; Decadent Chocolate Pie and Original Whipped Cheesecake.
  • New Chef Boyardee Meals – The lineup features three new skillet meals including Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken Alfredo and Cheese Ravioli.
  • A Contemporary Take on Frozen Vegetables –
    • With a variety of styles and sizes, Birds Eye and Alexia are providing customers an elevated array of new vegetable dishes. Four new sauced vegetables from Birds Eye offer flavor with the convenience of Birds Eye’s Steamfresh microwave prep method, featuring Maple Glazed Carrots, Teriyaki Glazed Green Beans, Garlic Butter Broccoli and Garlic Butter Green Beans.
    • Birds Eye is also taking a cue from top chefs with a trio of new potato dishes. These 20-24 oz. family sized portions are ready in minutes from the microwave. The line-up includes Garlic Herb Baby Potatoes, Cheesy Potato Casserole and Loaded Mashed Potatoes.
    • This year, Alexia is introducing two new oven roasters, Parmesan Truffle Broccoli and Balsamic Brussels Sprouts & Carrots, and two new skillet vegetables, Brown Butter Green Beans and Hot Honey Carrots.
  • Healthy Choice –
    • With modern recipes inspired by restaurant trends, four new meals from Healthy Choice bring new flavors to the “better for you” frozen category. This new line of single-serve meals features a main protein, two sides and a sauce. Offerings include Creamy Chicken Marinara with orzo pasta and seasoned broccoli; Balsamic Garlic Steak with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes; Lemon Parmesan Chicken with a blend of grains and seasoned vegetables; and Salsa Verde Chicken with brown rice and black beans.
    • Healthy Choice is also adding to the brand’s line-up of bowls. Grain-Free Power Bowls will feature a new Spicy Steak Burrito Bowl, Simply Steamers is delivering a new Pasta with Chicken Bolognese, and Café Steamers is expanding with a new Chicken Alfredo bowl.
  • Marie Callender’s presents expanded lineup of meals – Marie Callender’s has two new Asian-inspired bowls: a sweet and citrusy Orange Chicken and a savory Chicken Fried Rice. Marie Callender’s new single-serve meals lineup includes Chicken Marinara, served on a bed of pasta and accompanied by broccoli, and a Lemon Herb Chicken with green beans and orzo pasta. Marie Callender’s Meals to Share line welcomes two new dishes: Swedish Meatballs & Pasta and Garlic Chicken & Pasta.
  • New plant-based options – Three new offerings in the Gardein Ultimate Plant-Based collection include Ultimate Plant-Based Crispy Breaded F’Sh; Ultimate Plant-Based Meatballs; and Ultimate Plant-Based Chick’n Fried Rice Bowl. Purple Carrot’s two new Asian-inspired bowls offer plant-based meals featuring top trending flavors, Vegetable Tikka Masala and Sweet & Sour Cauliflower.
  • A Second Choice for Wendy’s Chili Lovers – The debut of Wendy’s Chili was a huge success in the grocery aisle, driving 70 percent of category dollar sales growth in its first year. The company is introducing a second flavor: a “No Beans” variety with 30 percent more beef than the original. Inspired by the Wendy’s Original Chili Recipe, this restaurant-inspired classic is made with 100 percent all-natural beef, offering 33 grams of protein per can.

For more on Conagra’s collection of more than 100 brands, visit conagrabrands.com.

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