LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct 31, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kashi Company, the premier natural food products company, today announced that it will expand its line of all-natural frozen entrees by adding three new flavor varieties. Consistent with Kashi's existing frozen food product offering, the new entrees are all-natural, minimally processed and provide a nutrient-packed and satisfying food experience.
"Consumer response to the introduction of our frozen entrees has been overwhelming," says Jeff Johnson, Kashi senior brand manager and nutritionist. "We are thrilled that our frozen entrees provide adult women and men with a quick, delicious and nutrient-packed meal option, and that we can now offer even more flavor combinations to choose from."
Kashi's newest frozen meal innovations include Pesto Pasta Primavera, Chicken Florentine and Lemongrass Chicken varieties. Each of the new entrees are made with natural ingredients such as large-cut vegetables and lean chicken breast, and include palate-pleasing sauces such as basil pesto, garlic white wine, and lemongrass and coconut. The meals contain no additives, preservatives or anything artificial.
In addition to these unique ingredients, the Chicken Florentine and Lemongrass Chicken entrees also include Kashi's original pilaf, a distinctive blend of seven whole grains plus sesame, which was the company's first retail product. The Pesto Pasta Primavera features multigrain penne pasta made with the same seven whole grains used in Kashi's signature pilaf.
"At Kashi we believe that a well-balanced and nutritious meal does not need to be bland, boring or predictable," says Johnson. "We choose only the finest, most unique ingredients in order to develop exciting new flavors that provide a complete balance of nutrition. Food lovers will find it hard to believe that these entrees came from their freezer and not from a gourmet chef."
All of the Kashi frozen entrees, including the three new flavor combinations, contain 240-380 calories and offer five to seven grams of fiber and eight to 22 grams of protein. They also feature essential nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A and iron. The three new entrees will be offered in addition to the six existing meals which include Southwest Style Chicken, Black Bean Mango, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Lime Cilantro Shrimp and Chicken Pasta Pomodoro.
The three new varieties will be available at retailers nationwide in January 2007. Existing flavors are currently available in natural food and major grocery chains across the U.S.
About Kashi Company
Founded in 1984, Kashi is a company on a mission to redefine how people eat to achieve their best lives. As a pioneering health food brand, Kashi is dedicated to providing great tasting, healthy and innovative foods that enable people to achieve optimal health and wellness. Its products are natural, minimally processed, and free of highly refined sugars, artificial additives and preservatives. Kashi brands include: Kashi(R) GOLEAN(R) cereals, hot cereal, bars, shakes and waffles; Kashi(R) Heart to Heart(R) cereal, instant oatmeal and waffles; Kashi(R) 7 Whole Grain Puffs, Honey Puffs, Nuggets and Flakes cereals; Kashi Vive(TM) Digestive Wellness cereal, Kashi(R) Good Friends(R) and Kashi(R) Good Friends(R) Cinna-Raisin Crunch(R) cereals; Kashi Mighty Bites(TM) cereal; Kashi(R) Organic Promise(R) cereals; Kashi(R) TLC(TM) Crackers, Crunchy Granola Bars, Chewy Granola Bars and Cookies; and Kashi(TM) All-Natural Frozen Entrees; Kashi(R) Pilaf. For more information visit www.kashi.com.