- THE MAGAZINE
- FOOD MASTER
Farm Rich, St. Simons Island, Ga., introduced a bevy of new frozen snacks—Toasted Ravioli, Crispy Dill Pickles and Chili Cheese Bites.
Available nationwide at Walmart and other select grocery retailers, each of these new products embraces different tastes and traditions from favorite regional flavors around the United States.
Inspired by the iconic St. Louis dish, Farm Rich’s four-cheese Toasted Ravioli is made with mozzarella, Parmesan, Asiago and Romano cheeses and lightly breaded. After 12 minutes in the oven, the ravioli is served crispy and golden brown with a warm, cheesy center.
The Crispy Dill Pickles, a version of fried pickles, a Southern appetizer, are round, crunchy kosher dill pickle slices covered in a lightly seasoned breading. They’re golden and warm after nine minutes in a conventional oven, ready to be served alone or enhanced with a cool dip such as Ranch dressing.
Combining its cheese expertise with the passion of chili experts in Texas, Farm Rich created Chili Cheese Bites, which have smooth cheddar cheese and mild chili sauce in each bite. The annual Terlingua International Chili Cook Off in Terlingua, Texas, inspired the chili sauce recipe. With a cooking time of eight minutes, this snack comes out of the oven with a golden, corn chip coating filled with layers of hot cheese and chili sauce.
“These products are a great addition to our popular snack lineup. Farm Rich is known for making outstanding cheese snack products, so the Toasted Ravioli and Chili Cheese Bites play off that heritage, while the Crispy Dill Pickles draw from our southern roots and add a new flavor to our products,” says Shannon Gilreath, senior marketing manager. “Whether it’s enhancing pasta night with the family or serving up a fun new appetizer at your next gathering, there’s a lot you can do with all of our snacks and appetizers.”
These products boast a suggested retail price of $5-5.50 a package.
In addition, Farm Rich’s new and improved Mozzarella Bites are returning to stores. Made with 100% real mozzarella cheese and authentic pizza dough, these bite-sized snacks come out of the oven with a hot cheesy center for an easy-to-share treat.