Blount Fine Foods, Fall River, Mass., launched a line of Blount-brand Noodle & Rice Bowls for retail and foodservice.

These new bowls are made with wholesome ingredients, like chicken raised without antibiotics, high in protein, vegan and gluten-free.

“These new bowls represents the confluence of two important and undeniable trends in consumer purchase behavior—broad desire for innovative world flavors and recipes, as well as the ever-growing demand for healthier, easier-to-prepare meals,” says Bob Sewall, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Our consumer research shows younger, health-conscious consumers seek relief from operating at the quick pace of today’s world, and they put a premium on options that fit seamlessly with not only their routines, but also their personal tastes and preferences.”

Bowls come ready-to-heat with separately packaged and shelf-stable noodles that are ready in just three minutes.

The initial offering includes:

• Chicken Ramen Bowl – A bowl of ramen noodles, white chicken meat and vegetables in a chicken broth with soy sauce and rice koji.

• Hibachi Chicken & Rice Bowl (gluten-free) – Sweet and roasted flavors of garlic, ginger, red onion and red peppers, simmered with tomatoes, rice and chicken raised without antibiotics.

• Coconut Chicken & Noodle Bowl – A zesty bowl of ramen noodles, white chicken meat and vegetables in a coconut curry broth with lemongrass and cilantro, paired with clean farming practices.

• Asian-Inspired Vegetable & Rice Bowl (vegan, gluten-free) – A creamy coconut curry broth with lemongrass and cilantro packed with Asian vegetables like cabbage and bamboo shoots.

The retail packaged product will be offered in easy display packaging.