Food Spotlight: StarKist® Expands Tuna Creations® Pouch Line With New Asian Inspired Flavors
New Tuna Creations® BOLD Spicy Korean Style with Gochujang, BOLD Red Curry with Coconut and Ginger Sesame Are Now Available on Buy.StarKist.com
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist Co. is proud to announce an addition of flavors to its line of Tuna Creations® single serve pouches: Tuna Creations® BOLD Spicy Korean Style with Gochujang; Tuna Creations® BOLD Red Curry with Coconut, and Tuna Creations® Ginger Sesame. This latest innovation allows tuna lovers to expand their horizons with adventurous new flavors, which are now available on the company's recently launched web store, buy.starkist.com. The new site allows consumers to easily mix and match their favorite flavors for customized multi-packs.
"StarKist is constantly driving innovation when it comes to new flavor profiles. By introducing bold seasonings to our premium tuna, our consumers enjoy the health benefits of seafood with a kick of flavor," said Andy Mecs, Vice President of Marketing & Innovation, StarKist Co. "Our on-the-go pouches have become an everyday staple, and by adding exciting, internationally inspired new flavors, we're providing consumers with a quick and easy way to amplify their meals. At StarKist, we've built on the convenience momentum by launching our web store, where consumers can combine their favorites like the Chicken Creations™ BOLD Buffalo Style flavor, with ones they've never tried before, like the Tuna Creations® Ginger Sesame pouch, into one, personalized multi-pack."
According to Mecs, all StarKist pouches feature a convenient, tear-open and no-drain design, making it easy to enjoy premium, wild caught tuna straight from the pouch or in a simple meal, while giving you the protein you need to stay energized.
The three new, lightly seasoned premium tuna flavors will be available in the shelf-stable seafood section in select retailers. In the meantime, you can find them on StarKist's new online store. Visit buy.starkist.com to find your flavor:
Tuna Creations® BOLD Spicy Korean Style with Gochujang Brings a Fiery Kick:
This spicy Korean Gochujang red pepper sauce, with a touch of onion and garlic, adds a BOLD punch to StarKist's premium wild caught tuna. These single-serve pouches can be enjoyed with your favorite veggies, crackers or straight from the pouch. Each pouch is 80 calories and contains 13g of protein.
Tuna Creations® BOLD Red Curry with Coconut Bursts with Flavor:
Made with crushed red chilies, garlic, lemon grass and coconut milk, this new BOLD flavor brings an exotic kick to everyday meals. Enjoyed with rice, crackers or by itself, BOLD Red Curry offers 90 calories and 13g of protein per pouch.
Tuna Creations® Ginger Sesame Introduces a Savory Taste:
Wild caught, premium tuna is now readily available in a zesty ginger, soy sauce and sesame seed seasoning. Tuna Creations® Ginger Sesame gives you the perfect mix of ginger and spices with a hint of lemon, making it a great addition to wraps, on a salad or enjoyed straight from the pouch. This new flavor serves up 100 calories and contains 13g of protein per pouch.
In addition to the new offerings, StarKist's current line of deliciously seasoned Tuna, Salmon and Chicken Creations™ include a variety of flavor options that complement a variety of meals. Consumers can satisfy any kind of craving, as StarKist has a portfolio of 23 flavors, including Tuna Creations® Ranch, Lemon Pepper, Sweet & Spicy, Herb & Garlic, Hickory Smoked, Bacon Ranch, Honey BBQ, Deli Style Tuna Salad, BOLD Hot Buffalo Style, BOLD Thai Chili Style, BOLD Jalapeño, BOLD Sriracha, BOLD Tapatío, BOLD with Rice & Beans in Hot Sauce, Salmon Creations® Lemon Pepper and Mango Chipotle, and Chicken Creations™ BOLD Buffalo Style, Chicken Salad, Ginger Soy and Zesty Lemon Pepper. These convenient, single-serve pouches make it easy to add protein into popular diets such as the keto diet and Mediterranean meal plans. Both the tuna and salmon pouches support the recommended two servings (8 oz.) of seafood weekly.
While Tuna Creations® BOLD Spicy Korean Style, BOLD Red Curry and Ginger Sesame can be enjoyed straight from the pouch, they are also a great addition to any meal. Visit www.starkist.com to learn more about the brand, its products and to explore StarKist developed recipes such as the Korean BBQ Tuna Taco Sliders recipe below:
2 pouches (2.6 oz.) StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Spicy Korean Style with Gochujang
4 Corn tortilla "taco sliders"
¼ cup reduced sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup diced mango
2 Tsp. chopped scallions
2 Tbsp. chopped red pepper
½ Tsp. lime zest
1 Tsp. lime juice
- Warm tortillas in oven until just warmed.
- Meanwhile, mix salsa ingredients in a small bowl.
- Place tortillas on a platter. Top each with a half pouch of tuna. Top with 2 Tbsp. salsa.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Recipe Yield: 2 (2 tacos)
About StarKist Co.
StarKist Co. provides trusted, healthy, food products in the United States. An industry innovator, StarKist was the first brand to introduce StarKist single-serve pouch products, which include Tuna Creations®, Salmon Creations® and Chicken Creations™. As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, consumer trust and a commitment to sustainability. StarKist's charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Dongwon Industries Co., Ltd.