- THE MAGAZINE
ConAgra Foods, Omaha, Neb., introduced 23 new frozen meals and desserts under the Bertolli and P.F. Chang's brands. The new meals and desserts, created with flavors from Italy and Asia, reflect consumer desires for convenient, yet authentic, international flavors and build upon retailers’ efforts to make the supermarket more global and engaging.
“Dining in doesn’t have to be dull. With the addition of new items from Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s, consumers can get the flavors of Italy or Asia at home, ready to enjoy in minutes,” says John Plaso, vice president and general manager. “These new meals for one, meals for two and desserts bring more authentic flavors and restaurant-quality choices to the freezer aisle. They’re perfect for pairing with a fresh salad and rice or bread to complete a meal.”
Bertolli meals for one or two
Single-serve Al Dente meals from Bertolli deliver rich Italian recipes with sophisticated sauces, savory melted cheeses and pasta cooked to perfection from the microwave. The Al Dente meals use the tray-in-tray steam cooking method and are available for a suggested retail price of $3.59. They come in Chicken Florentine Alfredo, Tortellini Margherita, Asiago Ravioli Primavera and Chicken Carbonara.
Bertolli’s new restaurant-inspired Rustico Bakes meals for one or two deliver oven-baked taste from the microwave in minutes. They come in Chicken Parmigiana & Penne, Ricotta & Spinach Cannelloni, Italian Sausage & Meatball Rigatoni, Chicken Portabella Ravioli, Stuffed Shells Alla Vodka and Creamy Spinach Rollatini for a suggested retail price of $3.59. Rustico Bakes meals for two are available in Manicotti Alla Vodka, Stuffed Shells Bolognese, Ricotta & Mozzarella Ravioli and Ziti Alforno for a suggested retail price of $5.99.
The Bertolli brand also expanded its Skillet Meals for Two offering with Pappardelle Bolognese, Ricotta & Lobster Ravioli and Chicken Margherita & Penne for a suggested retail price of $5.99.
Bertolli desserts are imported from Italy using only the finest restaurant-quality ingredients. They line includes Tiramisu, Lemoncello, Triple Chocolate Strata Cake and Cappuccino Strata Cake for a suggested retail price of $2.99.
P.F. Chang’s skillet meals for two
P.F. Chang’s refreshed its core line of Skillet Meals for Two with Szechuan Style Shrimp and Mongolian Style Chicken varieties for a suggested retail price of $7.99.