Wild Garden Hummus Dip launches snack packs

Wild Garden Hummus Dip launches snack packs
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Wild Garden Hummus Dip launches snack packs

Wild Garden™ Hummus Dip, which is leading the change in healthy consumer eating, announced  the launch of a new combination snack pack featuring its award winning hummus dip partnered with Kangaroo brand Multi-Grain Pita Chips.

WildGardenHummusDipCICERO, Ill., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Wild Garden™ Hummus Dip, which is leading the change in healthy consumer eating, announced  the launch of a new combination snack pack featuring its award winning hummus dip partnered with Kangaroo brand Multi-Grain Pita Chips.

Wild Garden™ Hummus Dip is a single serve, shelf-stable, all-natural and vegetarian garbanzo bean-based food dip that features healthy ingredients and “On The Go” convenience for consumers. It does not need to be refrigerated until it is opened.  Many US consumers are making healthy foods more a part of their diets and hummus is rapidly becoming a staple item for them.  As reported by AC Nielsen (52 week period ending July 7, 2012) the hummus category in US supermarkets is currently at$397.8 million and grew at 7.5%.

Mark D. Smith, vice president of Sales for Wild Garden™, said that combining Wild Garden™ Hummus Dip with pita chips makes it the perfect food combination snack for consumers interested in health and convenience.

“Since we launched Wild Garden™ Hummus Dip in 2003, it’s taken off and now is in thousands of mainstream retails stores across North America. It’s a convenient snack that’s perfect for schools, airlines, people who are traveling on vacations, hiking, or involved in sports,” said Smith who noted Wild Garden Hummus Dip 1.76 ounce tetra packs are now served to passengers on nine airlines including United, American and Delta.

“We’ve taken it one natural step further, marrying Wild Garden™ Hummus Dip with a popular pita chip, creating the perfect great tasting and healthy food snack combination for active consumers.”

Hummus from The Nile restaurant, Chicago.

Hummus from The Nile restaurant, Chicago. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Wild Garden Hummus dip Combo packs feature multi-grain pita chips manufactured by Con-Agra’s popular light and tasty Kangaroo Brand Pita Chips.

Smith said that the combo packs are already being delivered and are now available on the shelves of some major retailers including Jewel and Strack & Van Til/Ultra in Chicago, Schnucks in St. Louis, Central Markets in Texas, Rousse’s in Louisiana, Topps Markets in New York, and Weis Supermarkets in Pennsylvania.

With the health of the consumer in mind, Wild Garden™  uses a unique process in several products such as Wild Garden™  Hummus Dip to eliminate preservatives and unnecessary additives. This results in a shelf-stable food product that is all-natural and trans-fat free.

By ensuring that their product is natural, Wild Garden™ offers a higher level of enjoyment that does not compromise health benefits, quality, texture or taste.

The Wild Garden™ single serve Hummus Dip is Gluten Free, with only 63 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 3 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

For more information, visit www.WildGarden.biz.

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