Intevation Food Group, an independent, locally owned, frozen food manufacturer of appetizers and potato specialty products, announces the continued rollout of Crunchtables, a line of crouton-coated vegetables.
“Consumers always have dressed up salads with croutons and salad dressings,” says Katie Shafer, Intevation’s Corporate Chef. “We simply developed a coating system around the crouton concept and then discovered a method for lightly coating the vegetables.
“The net result is a crunchy, crispy vegetable that delivers on flavor, texture, and nutrition,” she says. “In fact, we’ve decided to place our nutrition info on the front panel of the box because the numbers are so unbelievably positive.”
Crunchtables start with whole Grade-A vegetables. Then Intevation applies a lightly seasoned coating, which allows the vegetable to show through – while it still delivers a crunchy and tasty eating experience. The line includes Spinach, Cheese & Artichoke, Jalapeno & Onion, Broccoli, Green Beans, Zucchini, Mushrooms and Dill Pickle.
A 30-year food industry veteran, Dan Horan is Intevation’s VP Sales and Marketing. “As Americans try to manage snacking and move toward improved nutritional choices, we must remember that food must deliver on taste – first and foremost. We think of Crunchtables as a “stealth health” product because it delivers great taste and better nutrition.”
All Crunchtables offerings have fewer than 200 calories per serving, are low in sugar. and low in saturated fat (because they are quick cooked in trans-fat free canola oil). And when it comes to nutrition, Crunchtables Broccoli, for example, delivers 50% of the RDA of Vitamin C at a slim 110 calories per serving.
Intevation offers frozen Crunchtables products in 10-ounce cartons at a suggested retail price of $2.49.