New Onion Rings from Farm Rich Boast Restaurant Quality
- June 22 is celebrated annually as National Onion Rings Day in the United States.
- The A&W restaurant chain is credited for popularizing onion rings during the 1960s by adding them to their menus.
- More than 2 million metric tons of onions are grown in the United States annually.
- The average American consumes about 20 pounds of onions per year.
- The first published recipe for onion rings appeared in a Crisco advertisement in a 1933 issue of the New York Times Magazine.
Farm Rich Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Onion Rings were introduced on March 2 by the St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA-based producer of frozen snacks and appetizers. Positioned as a classic “dining out favorite to be enjoyed at home anytime, in no time,” the product can be baked or fried and comes with a convenient packet of creamy Ranch dipping sauce.
Seasoned with sea salt and cracked black pepper, the onion rings are available in the freezer section of select grocery retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Albertsons, Ingles and Shaws, and at other national chains and independent stores. They come in 24-ounce cartons complete with a three ounces of sauce and are priced at around $5.99.
“Onion rings are a classic, a fan favorite for any occasion – from after-school snacks and family dinners to tailgating, BBQs and birthday parties. But making satisfying onion rings at home has never been very simple – until now,” said Shannon Gilreath, Farm Rich’s director of marketing. “Consumers have been asking us for an onion ring product for years and we think our Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper version really delivers, without sacrificing the quality and savory taste they’d expect from their favorite restaurant. Plus, if you like to dip your rings, we’ve made it easy with a zesty Ranch dip in every pack.”
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