Frozen Foods to Look out for in 2019

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This March we have been celebrating Frozen Food Month, but as the period is coming to an end we are taking the opportunity to highlight some of the most interesting products that have been launched in this category since the beginning of 2019.

According to a recent report from MarketsandMarkets, just the European frozen food market was worth USD68.951.3m in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2018. Italy is estimated to reach a value of USD8,282.6m in 2023, recording one of the highest CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period. The growing demand for frozen food is being matched by manufacturers and retailers which are constantly launching new products. Below we take a look at some of the highlights of 2019 so far.

Meat products

Central Foods Gluten-Free Chicken Range

Central FoodsCentral Foods has been capitalizing on interest for frozen foods with two new chicken products from the gluten-free Golden Valley Food line-up. Both varieties are made of 100% chicken breast meat. The fillet-Italiano is butterflied chicken breast filled with a crispy Southern fried coating and herby tomato sauce, red/green peppers, ham and mozzarella on top. As for the Southern-fried goujons, they can be used as starters or finger food for buffets, as well as sandwiches and wrap fillings.

Beetnik Foods’ Frozen Meal Range

Beetnik FoodsEarlier this year, Beetnik Foods partnered up with Target to offer a line of certified USDA organic, gluten-free frozen meals. Several options were made available starting January 21 including:

  • Chicken Chili Verde with Rice
  • Peruvian Inspired Chicken with Brown Rice
  • Grass Fed Beef Chili and Sweet Potatoes

Seafood products

Pescanova Shrimp Tapas

shrimpIntroduced during Frozen Food Month, Pescanova’s new seafood offerings arrive in bags of peeled and frozen shrimp with three variety sauces including butter/garlic, citrus herb and chipotle sea salt. The new options are part of the company’s Seafood Tapas range.

Portico Classic Wild Alaska Pollock Bites

Wild Pollock

Launched by Sysco as part of its Cutting Edge Solutions platform for foodservice, the Portico Wild Alaska Pollock Bites feature a crispy, golden coating and are packed full of flavor. The bite-sized treats are ready to be served in minutes and make for excellent snacks, appetizer, topper and full entrees.

Vegan options

Iceland No Cheese Pizzas

With consumer interest for vegan and vegetarian diets being on the rise, more and more companies have started offering vegan option or plant-based alternative to traditional food items.  For example, Iceland has recently expanded it plant-based range by adding two vegan pizza products, No Cheese Houmous Pizza and No Cheese Italian Garden Pizza. The first option features a houmous sauce base and includes kale/tomatoes topics, while the second has a tomato base and it is topped with mushrooms/broccoli/tomatoes.

Strong Roots Plant-Base Frozen Line-Up

Strong RootsIrish company Strong Roots is launching in America with a range of verified vegan and non-GMO products including Mixed Root Vegetable Fries, Beetroot Wedges, Spinach bites, Kale & Quinoa Burger and more.

Desserts/Ice Cream

So Delicious Oatmilk Desserts

So DeliciousThe frozen food market is teeming with new offerings in the frozen desserts/ice cream category. Case in point, So Delicious – a company manufacturing gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO Project verified products – has launched in 2019 a series of new oatmilk delicacies in three flavors including Peanut Butter & Raspberry, Oatmeal Cookie and Caramel Apple Crumble.

Enlightened Potato Chip Ice Cream

Enlightened

Alternatively, Enlightened has a unique flavor lined up for customers. Called All That & a Bag of Chips, the ice cream option is a potato chip dessert with chocolate chips and salted fudge swirl.

Pasta

Midmar Macaroni and Cheese

Midamar

Midmar, a brand specializing in Halal food, has recently launched a Macaroni and Cheese meal option in partnership with Fuzia’s Kitchen Fun. The product was initially launched on the US market, but it might arrive in other countries as well at some point in the future.

Blake’s Organic Pasta Dishes

Conagra is putting an emphasis on healthy food options in 2019. With this in mind, the company has highlighted Blake’s Organic Certified Meals during the Natural Products Expo West 2019 this month. The line-up of products includes options such as Macaroni & Beef and Farmhouse Mac & Cheese.

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