Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif., introduced three new chopped salad kits—Avocado Ranch, Maple Bourbon Bacon and Buffalo Ranch.
"We approached the creation of these salads by looking at what is trending in restaurants and QSRs as well as through conducting extensive qualitative recipe research with consumers,” says Charis Neves, product manager. “We’re excited to be expanding the fastest growing segment within the salad category— Chopped salad kit segment has grown double-digits +18% year-over-year in latest 12 weeks, 16% in latest 24 according to Nielsen, and by bringing to market flavors that resonate with today’s consumer, we make it easy to enjoy a fast and healthy meal in no time.”
Avocado Ranch. Consists of chopped green cabbage, chopped romaine lettuce, carrots, green onions and cilantro with corn, taco seasoned cheese and creamy avocado ranch dressing.
Maple Bourbon Bacon. Entails chopped romaine lettuce, broccoli, red and savoy cabbage, green onions, carrots and coarse cut smoky bacon, golden honey almonds and maple-bourbon vinaigrette.
Buffalo Ranch. Boasts chopped romaine lettuce, broccoli, red and savoy cabbage, green onions and carrots, topped with buffalo seasoned crouton crumbles, creamy Monterey Jack cheese and buffalo ranch dressing.
The new chopped salad kits are available nationwide.