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Introducing New StarKist® Ranch Single Serve Tuna Creations® StarKist® Livens Up Lunch by Adding a Whole New Ranch Experience to its Tuna Pouches--Perfectly Portioned and Only 80 Calories

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist Co. today announced the launch of its new Ranch-flavored Tuna Creations® as the latest member of the single serve tuna pouch family. Seasoned with buttermilk and herbs, for a creamy, fresh taste, and only 80 calories per pouch, this new Ranch variety brings a classic excitement to any mealtime or snacking occasion. The delicious flavor joins the company's current line of seasoned Tuna Creations pouches including: Lemon Pepper, Sweet & Spicy, Herb & Garlic and Hickory Smoked.  

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"As one of America's all time favorite flavors, Ranch was the natural next step for us to expand our already delicious variety of Tuna Creations," said Mike Brookhart, Director of Marketing, StarKist Co. "Bringing together the classic taste of Ranch with an iconic brand like StarKist offers consumers the power to add personalized variety to meals, while enjoying the flavor they love from a brand they know and trust. By delivering this tasty and delicious product to our consumers' tables, we're hoping to provide them with yet another reason to love tuna and StarKist!" 

Ranch Joins The StarKist Flavor Family

Beginning this month, the new Ranch pouch joins the StarKist Tuna Creations® line, which all feature select cuts of premium tuna delightfully seasoned with herbs, spices and unique flavors.  Plus, the Flavor Fresh Pouch® packaging locks in freshness and conveniently requires no draining or mixing, making it perfect to toss on a tasty salad, spice up a sandwich, or even be enjoyed right out of the pouch. Located in the Shelf Stable Tuna section in grocery stores nationwide, the 2.6 oz single serve StarKist Tuna Creations line retails for approximately $1.79 per pouch, and now features five exciting flavors: 

  • Ranch (80 calories per pouch) brings a rich, classic flavor with a memorable creamy taste that will add a zesty kick to salads and sandwiches.
  • Lemon Pepper (80 calories per pouch) adds a tangy citrus punch to salads, pasta salads and tastes great on crackers as a snack.
  • Sweet & Spicy (90 calories per pouch) chopped spicy peppers and sweet onions plus a delicious Asian-style seasoning – it's sure to jazz up salads and rice dishes.
  • Herb & Garlic (110 calories per pouch) offers zesty garden flavors, perfect for burgers or to toss on a salad.
  • Hickory Smoked (110 calories per pouch) provides a rich flavor boost for salads, wraps and appetizers.

As a long-time fan of the Tuna Creations line, Lisa Lillien, a.k.a. Hungry Girl – best-selling author, TV personality, and creator of the Hungry Girl brand – couldn't be more excited about the newest flavor. "I've always loved StarKist's single serve Creations line, and the new Ranch flavor gives me the chance to try out new recipes and meal options, like my 'Ranch-ified Tuna Panini'," says Lillien. "I always keep a stash of single serve StarKist Tuna Creations pouches around. They're fantastic guilt-free mini meals or on-the-go snacks! And now with new Ranch Creations, I'll have even more ways to flavor up my meals!" 

Ranch-ified Tuna Panini 

Created by: Hungry Girl

Entire recipe: 270 calories, 10g fat, 780mg sodium, 26.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 24g protein 


Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes 


Ingredients: 


1 pouch StarKist Ranch Tuna Creations®

2 tbsp. finely chopped carrots

One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun

5 spinach leaves

2 tbsp. reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread 


Directions: 

In a medium bowl, mix tuna with carrots.

Split bun into halves, and spread tuna mixture on the bottom half. Top with spinach, cheese, and the other bun half. Spread the top of the sandwich with 1 tsp. butter.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Place sandwich in the skillet, buttered side down. Spread the top of the sandwich with remaining 1 tsp. butter.

Cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side, pressing down with a spatula to seal. Enjoy!


MAKES 1 SERVING

Visit www.StarKist.com to learn more about new Single Serve StarKist® Tuna Creations products, be sure to become a StarKist fan at www.Facebook.com/StarKist, and follow us on Twitter @StarKistCharlie and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/StarKist.

About StarKist

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 seasoned tuna; and, a dolphin-safe policy.  As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a 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.

About Hungry Girl

Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) has turned her appetite for better-for-you food finds, recipes, and swaps into a multimedia phenomenon -- from a free daily email service with more than 1.2 million subscribers (hungry-girl.com) to a super-successful book series and a hit cooking show that airs on both Food Network and Cooking Channel. Her realistic approach to eating has shown hungry people everywhere that they can eat the foods they crave and still fit into their favorite jeans. Lisa is not a nutritionist, a dietitian, or a doctor. She's just hungry...

 

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