PITTSBURGH, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today the launch of its single serve StarKist Tuna Creations® line. The new 2.6 ounce single portion pouches offer a delicious variety of Tuna Creations flavors to bring excitement to any lunchtime or snacking occasion: Herb and Garlic, Hickory Smoked, Sweet & Spicy, and Zesty Lemon Pepper. Single serve StarKist Tuna Creations, which range from 80 – 110 calories each, are perfect for tossing on a healthy salad or as a delicious protein boost on-the-go. In addition, the StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouch® packaging locks in freshness and requires no draining or mixing.
According to Frank Pogue, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation, StarKist Co., the single serve StarKist Tuna Creations line appeals to on-the-go tuna consumers who like a variety of satisfying flavors in a calorie-controlled individual serving. "We have had great success with our 100-calorie StarKist pouch products, and we are excited to expand our single-serve offerings to our flavorful Tuna Creations line," said Pogue. "And the new single serve Tuna Creations pouches provide current fans of Tuna Creations with the same delicious tuna they have grown to love in a serving size that is just for them."
All About Single Serve StarKist Tuna Creations
Single serve StarKist Tuna Creations feature select cuts of premium tuna deliciously seasoned with herbs, spices and unique flavors. The StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouch® packaging locks in freshness and requires no draining or mixing. Located in the Shelf Stable Tuna section in grocery stores nationwide, single serve StarKist Tuna Creations retail for approximately $1.79 per pouch and feature:
- Herb and Garlic (110 calories) offers zesty garden flavors, perfect for burgers or to toss on a salad.
- Hickory Smoked (110 calories) provides a rich flavor boost for wraps and appetizers.
- Sweet and Spicy (90 calories) is loaded with chopped spicy peppers and sweet onions plus a delicious Asian-style seasoning – it's sure to jazz up rice dishes.
- Zesty Lemon Pepper (80 calories) adds a tangy citrus punch to pasta salads and tastes great on crackers as a snack.
As a long-time fan of the Tuna Creations line, Lisa Lillien – best-selling author, TV personality, and creator of the Hungry Girl brand – couldn't be more excited about the launch of her favorite flavored tuna pouches in single serve portions. "The single serve StarKist Tuna Creations pouches are perfect for salads or eating right out of the pouch – they have so much flavor for only 80-110 calories," says Lillien. "I always keep a stash of single serve StarKist Tuna Creations pouches for an easy protein boost when I'm on the go. The pouches are a must on my grocery list!"
Fill Up on Fish!
Eating fish is good for you – and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and leading nutrition researchers agree. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend all Americans double the amount of seafood they eat. Incorporating more seafood into your diet is an easy way to eat right, and single serve StarKist Tuna Creations are a convenient way to reap the benefits of seafood. Tuna is a lean protein that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, while still being nutrient-rich and an excellent source of B vitamins, Vitamin D, Selenium and Omega-3 fatty acids. Seafood is also good for your heart—research has shown that people who eat at least 2 servings of seafood a week have lower rates of heart disease than those who eat less.
StarKist Co. is a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. A category leader in innovation, StarKist was the first brand to introduce the StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouch®; StarKist Tuna Creations®, a line of lightly marinated tuna; and, a dolphin-safe policy. As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a 65-year tradition of quality, innovation and consumer trust and is well known for its charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, who swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.
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