CHARLOTTE, NC – Dole Food Company announced that it is making its ready-to-eat (RTE) salad bowls available to supermarkets nationwide after a successful test in the eastern United States.
The FreshTakes salad bowls feature clean-label ingredients, and come in six single-serve varieties:
DOLE® Classic Chicken Caesar FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: DOLE® Romaine lettuce topped with white-meat chicken, Parmesan cheese and Dole’s Own Caesar Dressing.
DOLE® Santa Fé Style FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: DOLE® Romaine lettuce topped with chili lime-seasoned white-meat chicken, fire-roasted corn, four-Mexican cheese blend and Dole’s Own Taco Ranch Dressing.
DOLE® Turkey & Bacon Country Cobb FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: DOLE® Iceberg and Romaine lettuces topped with turkey breast, hard-cooked eggs, uncured bacon pieces and Dole’s Own Blue Cheese Dressing.
DOLE® Café Style Chef FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: DOLE® Iceberg and Romaine lettuces topped with uncured ham, seasoned turkey breast strips, cheddar cheese and Dole’s Own Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.
DOLE® Savory Spinach Dijon FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: DOLE® Spinach topped with hard-cooked eggs, Monterey jack and Colby cheddar cheese blend, wonton strips, almonds, cranberries and Dole’s Own Sweet Onion Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing.
DOLE® Cranberry & Candied Walnut FreshTakes™ Salad Bowl: DOLE® Spring Mix blend topped with feta cheese, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, flatbread sticks and Dole’s Own Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing.
“While Dole may not be the first to offer ready-to-eat salads, our intention is always to provide salad lovers with a full-flavored salad that delivers quality ingredients and differences they can see, taste and appreciate,” said Lisa Overman, Dole’s director of brand marketing for North America. “For FreshTakes, this means a short list of clean-label ingredients you can pronounce without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It also means flavorful, white-meat chicken, plus Dole’s toppings and signature dressings to create a balance of flavors and textures that deliver truly ‘craveable’ salads.”
Dole also plans to expand the line later this year with new flavors. The original six flavors are available with a suggested retail price of $3.99.