VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pockets are the newest product from Gardein, the plant protein brand offering a variety of delicious, convenient and versatile foods. They are quick and easy to prepare and perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle.
Each pocket consists of a non-GMO wheat flour outer crust, filled with delicious marinara sauce, meatless pepperoni and vegan mozz'rella, and contains 9g of total protein. They are vegan, Kosher, cholesterol free and contain fewer calories, less sodium and 42% less fat than conventional pizza pockets*.
"Pizza is a great favorite but is high in fat, sodium and calories", says Yves Potvin, founder and president of gardein. "We wanted to satisfy our consumers' needs for a delicious, convenient pizza pocket while making it better for them and the planet."
According to the Mintel US Snack Report (April 2015), frozen handheld entrees make up 57.5% of the frozen snack category, and the number-one type of snacks are Italian-style (such as pizza pockets). However, category growth has been hindered because of concerns around products containing too much fat, calories and sodium. Gardein's Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pocket provides a great solution.
Visit gardein.com or Gardein at Expo West (Booth #3985, Hall D) for additional information, including delicious recipes and a full list of gardein products.
Gardein (garden + protein) is a plant protein brand offering a variety of delicious, convenient and versatile foods. Gardein tastes good, is good for you and good for the planet. The fastest growing brand within the category, Gardein creates delicious, center-of-plate foods people love that deliver the taste, texture and protein content of meat—with no cholesterol and less fat and calories**. Gardein's award winning products are made from ingredients like non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies. Gluten-free options are also available in Gardein's broad product portfolio. Gardein is available at over 23,000 retail locations as well as over 5,000 restaurants and 150 colleges, universities as well as other venues across North America. For additional information and chef inspired recipes, visit gardein.com.
** per serving