SALINAS, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Great salads begin with fresh greens, but they don't stop there. With the introduction of Premium Salad Blends -- Everything but the Dressing, Fresh Express, the company that first introduced America to fresh and convenient retail packaged salads, is taking ready-to-eat salads to stylish new heights. The flavorful new collection of three different blends pairs upscale lettuces, baby greens and spinach with appealing complementary flavor accents like slivered almonds, walnuts and dried cranberries as well as garlic croutons and high-quality shredded cheeses. For the first time, enjoying a gourmet style ready-to-eat salad experience at home is literally "in the bag." Just plate, and add the dressing of your choice. Outstanding quality, freshness and convenience are a given with all Fresh Express products, but the new Premium Salad Blends line also continues the company's trend-setting tradition of innovation. Ever since Fresh Express created the Blends segment in 1991 by combining different lettuce varieties and ingredients, mixes of specialty lettuces and other greens have proven to be by far the most popular choice of consumers nationwide. Premium Salad Blends by Fresh Express goes a delicious step further by matching three of the best-selling and most desired lettuce varieties -- delicate Spring Mix, tender Baby Spinach and classic Romaine with Radicchio -- with equally in-demand toppings that lend exciting flavor, texture and crunch. The new Premium Salad Blends by Fresh Express can conveniently be enjoyed as a light meal, appetizer or side dish, but they also serve as a creative and ready-to-use base for any number of hearty and satisfying entree salads. Included in the line are: -- 4.5 oz. Spring Mix with Cranberries & Walnuts -- 5.5 oz. Baby Spinach Salad with Almonds & Cranberries -- 8.75 oz. Romaine & Radicchio Salad with Parmesan-Romano & Garlic Croutons Fresh Express is the only manufacturer in the industry to create its salads using a proprietary, state-of-the-art and specially engineered Tender Leaf Processing System that gently yet thoroughly washes the young, fragile greens of Spring Mix and Baby Spinach. Toppings are individually packaged, ensuring that they stay impeccably moist or crisp counterpoints crowning the greens. Given the garden-like quality, savory flavor accents and "anytime" ease of preparation, consumers may find themselves tempted to put aside their bottled dressings and try their hand at a homemade creation. After all, most non- commercial dressings use inexpensive cupboard staples and require no more effort than a quick, vigorous stir or shake. Not only will salads be healthier, taste fresher and livelier, in the long run it could be a major family pleaser with no extra effort or cost.
SOURCE Fresh Express