Sweet Earth Foods has introduced two new entrée bowls, Korean BBQ-Style Chik’n and Cacio e Pepe, that are now available in the freezer aisles of select supermarkets and grocery stores in the United States. Both vegan products are Non-GMO Project Verified and contain between 15 to 16 grams of protein and 5 to 7 grams of fiber per serving.
Tapping into the growing popularity of Korean flavors in North America, the savory Korean BBQ-Style Chik’n Entrée Bowl combines plant-based ingredients like sweet and spicy faux chicken with veggies including edamame, carrots, snap peas and sesame seeds over a cauliflower and brown rice blend.
The gluten-free Sweet Earth Cacio e Pepe Entrée Bowl, inspired by the popular pasta dish originating from Rome, features a creamy and flavorful vegan parmesan-style cheese and black pepper sauce made from cashews over chickpea pasta with added vegetables.
With 75% of consumers in the United States planning to buy more frozen food as eating at home remains the norm, Sweet Earth is creating convenient, plant-based options with desirable global flavors. In fact, studies show consumption of Cacio e Pepe has grown by over 35%, while Korean BBQ is one of the top Korean dishes consumed in the USA.
“We’re always looking to offer plant-based versions of the unique flavors and dishes consumers love. As schedules pick back up, we want to ensure we’re offering mindfully made and delicious veg-forward options that people can rely on to satisfy their taste buds and fuel their busy lifestyles,” said Jennifer Barnes, vice president and general manager of Sweet Earth Foods, a Moss Landing, California-based Nestlé company specializing in “better for you” frozen products,
Both entrée bowls are on sale at Target stores nationwide at a suggested retail price of $4.99. Additionally, the Sweet Earth Korean BBQ-Style Chik’n entrée bowl will be available at Meijer, HEB, and Giant Food stores nationwide starting this month, with increased listings coming in July.