Ready Pac Adds Spicy Flare to Chopped Salad Kit

With food trends showing consumers are looking for more savory flavors with some extra heat, Ready Pac Foods has once again gone global for inspiration with a first-to-market Sweet & Spicy Korean Chopped Salad Kit. This new ethnic-inspired salad kit features a fresh mix of romaine lettuce, Napa and red cabbages, crisp vegetables, puffed brown rice and black sesame seeds, tossed in a slightly spicy gochujang vinaigrette. A savory, sweet and fermented red pepper paste dating to 17th century Korea, gochujang brings rich umami flavor with a gentle heat and slightly sweet finish and is widely regarded by trend watchers as the “next sriracha.” The suggested retail price is $3.99.

“At Ready Pac Foods, we look to consumer and culinary trends to gauge what’s next, so we can continue to surprise and delight our consumers with a variety of products,” says Priscila Stanton, vice president of marketing. “Chefs at top fine dining restaurants have been experimenting with gochujang on their menus and it was beginning to appear in retail products, so we looked at how to feature it in a new offering.”