Geber Rolls Out Four New Chef-Inspired Additions to its Lil' Entrees Line
Gerber Products Co., Florham Park, N.J., a member of Nestle SA, has four new additions to its Gerber Graduates Lil' Entrees family. The recipes, inspired by culinary chefs and current food trends, grow this shelf-stable meal line to a total of nine offerings.
The four new varieties are: Mashed Potatoes & Meatloaf Nuggets in Gravy with Carrots, Peas & Corn; Creamy Chicken Stew with Vegetables with Green Beans & Carrots; Spiral Pasta in Turkey Meat Sauce with Green & Yellow Beans; and Yellow Rice & Chicken with Vegetables in Sauce with Green Beans & Carrots.
"Toddlers are budding foodies, so we set out to give them foods that are interesting, engaging and reflective of what they see their parents eating, while still being tailored for their tastes and nutritional needs," says Lucien Vendome, director of culinary innovation.
The company is also introducing an innovative snack line called Gerber Graduates Bitty Bites. These multi-grain snacks are wholesome little nuggets made with a seven whole-grain blend that surrounds a layer of fruit filling, either blueberry or strawberry. The product is targeted to toddlers 15 months and up.
There are also two new chef-inspired flavors in the Gerber Graduates Grabbers Squeezable Fruit & Veggies line: Apple, Carrot & Pineapple and Banana, Pear & Zucchini.