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Product Launch: New Libby’s Vegetable Pouches Help Deliver Dinner in a Flash



Innovative Microwaveable Pouches Let Time-Crunched Families Bring Hot Vegetables to the Table in Less than 60 Seconds


MARION, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Libby's® Fruits & Vegetables announced today the launch of brand-new Libby's® Vegetable Pouches, which will begin rolling out at retailers across the country. A first for the vegetable market, Libby's® Vegetable Pouches will sit alongside their canned counterparts on the shelf, but cook in less than 60 seconds in their own pouch – no pots or heating containers needed. The result: hot, nutritious vegetables in a flash and more time to enjoy food and family.

"Although most parents know vegetables are healthy, they are served at only 23 percent of dinners[1]. Libby's understands that parents need options for bringing vegetables to the table that they can feel good about and that help preserve important family time," said Bruce Wolcott, Vice President of Marketing for Seneca Foods. "New Libby's® Vegetable Pouches bring farm-fresh goodness to busy families, providing a wholesome addition that cooks quickly and is easy to enjoy together."


Libby's designed these state-of-the-art, lightweight pouches containing Libby's® Vegetables to make preparing and serving hot vegetables more convenient than ever. Libby's® Vegetable Pouches:

  • Come in five family favorites – Sweet Peas, Cut Green Beans, Sliced Carrots, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Mixed Vegetables – and are all grown and packed in the United States
  • Stand up straight, are flexible, easy to open and fit nicely into kitchen cabinets, taking up less space
  • Are shelf-stable – no need for refrigeration
  • Can be served hot or cold, by themselves or as the star ingredient in side dishes, appetizers and other recipes

To introduce the new Vegetable Pouches, Libby's is teaming up with Donatella Arpaia, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur and Head Judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America, to develop exclusive recipes featuring the Vegetable Pouches. Arpaia's recipes will be featured in the Libby's® Digital Recipe Box at www.getbacktothetable.com, among hundreds of others that provide quick and easy ideas for preparing and serving vegetables.

"As a working mom, I know firsthand how tough it can be to get the wholesome goodness of vegetables on the dinner table after a busy day," said Arpaia. "Libby's® Vegetable Pouches are the perfect solution for these time-crunched moments, as they're an easy, quick, healthy and delicious addition to side dishes, main courses and even appetizers. I can't wait to share my new Vegetable Pouches recipes with other busy parents."

About Libby's® Fruits & Vegetables
Libby's®, the nation's second largest brand of canned vegetables, has been a staple on American dinner tables since the 1880s. With 117 product varieties, Libby's offers among the industry's most complete lines of canned fruit and vegetables, including Libby's® Naturals, which contain no added sugar or salt. Since 1983, Libby's® Fruits & Vegetables have been produced and distributed by Marion, N.Y. based Seneca Foods Corporation, an independent, publicly traded, fully integrated food processing company. For more information on Libby's® and Seneca Foods visit www.senecafoods.com. For information on Libby's mission, visit www.getbacktothetable.com, like Libby's on Facebook, or follow @LibbysTable on Twitter or Pinterest.

[1] Wansink B, Shimizu M, and Brumberg A. How vegetables make the meal: their hedonic and heroic impact on perceptions of the meal and of the preparer. Public Health Nutrition. 2016. Available at: http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FPHN%2FPHN16_11%2FS1368980012004673a.pdf&code=2317478727e791c5a8274c4fdfabca59






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Snack Spotlight: Quinn’s Hickory Smoked Cheddar Microwave Popcorn



Combining double smoked paprika with our Kentucky made cheddar, this popcorn is rich, but not over the top. It’s so good that it has basically replaced lunch at QP HQ.

Like all of our popcorn, we never use GMO crops, coatings or chemicals on the bag, or any other scary stuff! This is truly microwave popcorn reinvented.







About Quinn

Two years ago we set out to clean up microwave popcorn. Having just brought our first son, Quinn, home it was time to take this icon of adulterated food and transform it into something anyone can feel good about eating and sharing with friends and family. After a sleepless year our popcorn was finally ready for prime time!

First, we tackled the bag. Gone are the chemical coatings (PFOA, PFCs, Poly, etc.). We even pulled out the susceptor (gray metal/plastic patch). What’s left is a bag that’s made from paper and paper alone. Well, it is special paper that is pressed to make it grease proof. That wasn’t easy to figure out. Did we mention, it’s even compostable?

The ingredients got even more attention. We never use GMO ingredients or preservatives. The popcorn is organic. The expeller pressed oils are high in omega-3′s. Our ingredients all come together in 3 sweet, salty, unique, and delicious flavors. Plain and sim­ple, our mis­sion is to pro­vide you with the best bag of microwave pop­corn. (Quinn Foods LLC)




Company: Quinn Foods LLC
Brand: Quinn
Slogan: Microwave Popcorn Reinvented
Category:  Snacks
Origin: USA
Packaging: Pack that contains two 2.36oz bags
Claims: GMO Free, Eco Friendly, No Preservatives
Varieties: Parmesan & Rosemary, Vermont Maple & Sea Salt,  Lemon & Sea Salt. Hickory Smoked Cheddar, Just Sea Salt, Olive Oil & Herbs, Butter & Sea Salt
Price: $14.99 (3 boxes)
Where to Buy: Store Locator, Buy Online
Website: quinnpopcorn.com





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Product Spotlight: Quinn´s Popcorn

If you are tired of run of the mill microwave popcorn you now have a delicious new option that goes by the name of Quinn. Quinn Popcorn is the brain child of the founders that set out to develop a more natural option for this traditional snack.  They looked at everything from the design, to the package to the ingredients and what are left with is probably the best microwave popcorn product to hit the shelves in decades.

The packaging is made from only paper and is compostable.  The Ingredients are GMO Free and are free from preservatives and the popcorn is organic.



Available in packages that contain two 2.36 oz bags.  Flavors include Parmesan & Rosemary, Vermont Maple & Sea Salt and Lemon & Sea Salt.


Snacks in general are getting more healthy.  Quinn Popcorn is a fantastic product that was incredibly well thought out from the packaging to the simple yet elegant design to the delcious ingredients.   Consumers are increasingly more interested in natural products that are free from chemicals and preservatives.  Going back to the basics is sometimes the best thing we can do.  Quinn eliminated all of junk and offers consumers a wonderful snack that we can feel good about enjoying.

If you are looking for a natural snack option we highly recommend you give Quinn´s Popcorn a try.



Company: Quinn Foods LLC
Brand: Quinn
Slogan: Microwave Popcorn Reinvented
Category:  Snacks
Origin: USA
Packaging: Pack that contains two 2.36oz bags
Varieties: Parmesan & Rosemary, Vermont Maple & Sea Salt and Lemon & Sea Salt.
Claims: GMO Free, Eco Friendly, No Preservatives
Website: quinnpopcorn.com





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Microwave Equipped Vending Machine

A company called EatWave Vending is trying to diversify the crap in vending machines by equipping one with a refrigerator and a microwave so it can prepare pre-packaged burritos and sandwiches:

Since the machine is built on a standard chassis it can be configured to stock all of the standard vending machine snack fare. But with the microwave built-in the food is always sealed in its packaging which helps avoid the pitfalls of a shared oven that usually ends up looking and smelling disgusting on the inside.

If you’re stomach is already growling for nuked vending machine food, it will cost about $12,000 to get one in your break room.

(Market Watch via Ubergizmo)

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