StarKist's perfectly portioned tuna creations
posted by Kari Embree, Senior Digital Content Editor -- Packaging Digest, 10/22/2013 8:32:11 PM
StarKist Co. announces the launch of its new Ranch-flavored Tuna Creations as the latest member of the single serve tuna pouch family. Seasoned with buttermilk and herbs, for a creamy, fresh taste, and only 80 calories per pouch, this new Ranch variety brings a classic excitement to any mealtime or snacking occasion. The delicious flavor joins the company's current line of seasoned Tuna Creations pouches including: Lemon Pepper, Sweet & Spicy, Herb & Garlic and Hickory Smoked.
"As one of America's all time favorite flavors, Ranch was the natural next step for us to expand our already delicious variety of Tuna Creations," says Mike Brookhart, director of marketing, StarKist Co. "Bringing together the classic taste of Ranch with an iconic brand like StarKist offers consumers the power to add personalized variety to meals, while enjoying the flavor they love from a brand they know and trust. By delivering this tasty and delicious product to our consumers' tables, we're hoping to provide them with yet another reason to love tuna and StarKist!"
Ranch joins the StarKist Flavor family
Beginning this month, the new Ranch pouch joins the StarKist Tuna Creations line, which all feature select cuts of premium tuna delightfully seasoned with herbs, spices and unique flavors. Plus, the Flavor Fresh Pouch packaging locks in freshness and conveniently requires no draining or mixing, making it perfect to toss on a tasty salad, spice up a sandwich, or even be enjoyed right out of the pouch. Located in the Shelf Stable Tuna section in grocery stores nationwide, the 2.6-oz single serve StarKist Tuna Creations line retails for approximately $1.79 per pouch, and now features five exciting flavors:
- Ranch (80 calories per pouch) brings a rich, classic flavor with a memorable creamy taste that will add a zesty kick to salads and sandwiches.
- Lemon Pepper (80 calories per pouch) adds a tangy citrus punch to salads, pasta salads and tastes great on crackers as a snack.
- Sweet & Spicy (90 calories per pouch) chopped spicy peppers and sweet onions plus a delicious Asian-style seasoning - it's sure to jazz up salads and rice dishes.
- Herb & Garlic (110 calories per pouch) offers zesty garden flavors, perfect for burgers or to toss on a salad.
- Hickory Smoked (110 calories per pouch) provides a rich flavor boost for salads, wraps and appetizers.
As a long-time fan of the Tuna Creations line, Lisa Lillien, a.k.a. Hungry Girl - best-selling author, TV personality, and creator of the Hungry Girl brand couldn't be more excited about the newest flavor. "I've always loved StarKist's single serve Creations line, and the new Ranch flavor gives me the chance to try out new recipes and meal options, like my 'Ranch-ified Tuna Panini'," says Lillien. "I always keep a stash of single serve StarKist Tuna Creations pouches around. They're fantastic guilt-free mini meals or on-the-go snacks! And now with new Ranch Creations, I'll have even more ways to flavor up my meals!"
Source: StarKist Co.