Garden Fresh Gourmet has debuted a line of fresh refrigerated soups in four everyday flavors with a modern twist. Available in the refrigerated deli section of the grocery store, the soups push Garden Fresh Gourmet into a new category and offers consumers a new option that aligns with their demand for more ingredient-rich fresh packaged foods, say company officials.
"Americans eat more than 10 billion bowls of soup each year, and the fresh refrigerated soup category is growing rapidly as consumers seek products that taste great, but have fewer, high-quality ingredients," says Todd Putman, general manager, C-Fresh CPG. "Our new Garden Fresh Gourmet soups mark the first category expansion for the brand since acquisition, and as we built this new line of soups, we were careful to adhere to the simple recipe instilled by the founders: gather the best ingredients, combine them in the perfect way, and sell them at a reasonable price."
The soups are crafted using garden vegetables and herbs that are paired with recognizable ingredients like white meat chicken, beans and grains and on-trend foods like kale, roasted chiles, and ancient grains.
Available in October 2016, the four Garden Fresh Gourmet soups include: Chicken Noodle with Kale, Chicken Tortilla with Roasted Chilies, Broccoli Cheddar with Parmesan and Tomato with Parmesan.
Garden Fresh Gourmet soups are crafted in small batches with no artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, and are free of bleached flour, MSG, partially hydrogenated oils, hydrolyzed soy protein and HFCS. The product line is sold at grocery stores nationwide and start at $5.99 for a 24-ounce container.