CHICAGO — The Kraft Heinz Co. has joined forces with Food Network to launch Food Network Kitchen Inspirations, a new line of globally inspired salad dressings, cooking sauces and meal kits.
The new products were designed to “inspire people to try global flavors at home,” with meal kits such as Chicken Tikka Masala, or “take classics up a notch,” with dressings such as the Creamy Parmesan Caesar Dressing, the companies said. Each offering is free from artificial flavors, colors or dyes.
“At Kraft Heinz, we are known for our iconic brands that have been staples at dinner tables for decades,” said Liz Rubin, senior associate brand manager for meals at Kraft Heinz. “This opportunity is especially exciting for us because the new Food Network Kitchen Inspirations products make it easy for people to expand beyond their culinary comfort zones and try new flavors. We are thrilled to partner with Food Network to help consumers spice up their meals and inspire them to get creative in their own kitchens.”
Food Network Kitchen Inspirations salad dressings are available in eight varieties: Italian Herb & Garlic, French Style Dijon Balsamic, Creamy Parmesan Caesar, Greek Feta Herb Vinaigrette, Cuban Style Orange Citrus, Mexican Style Cilantro Lime, Mexican Style Mango Chipotle and Asian Style Sesame Ginger.
Cooking sauces in the lineup include Japanese Style Teriyaki, Jamaican Style Jerk, Tuscan Style Herb & Balsamic, Thai Style Sweet & Spicy Chili and Korean Gochujang.
The Food Network Kitchen Inspirations meal kits come in five varieties: Tuscan-Style Mushroom Risotto, Chicken Pad Thai, Shrimp Scampi, Spicy Szechuan-Style Chicken & Rice and Chicken Tikka Masala. Each meal kit serves two, with the exception of the Chicken Pad Thai kit, which serves four.
“Food Network has always been a source of culinary inspiration and education, but until now has never offered food products people can bring into their homes,” said Ron Feinbaum, senior vice-president and general manager of home promotions and consumer products for Discovery, Inc., parent company of Food Network. “With busy schedules, we know that weeknights can be the hardest time to try new recipes, but with Food Network Kitchen Inspirations salad dressings, cooking sauces and meal kits, people can now make convenient meals without sacrificing flavor.”