MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Sovos Brands is taking transparency to the next level with its new line of Rao’s Homemade brand soups packaged in glass jars. The new product launch marks Rao’s first foray into the soup segment.
Rao’s Homemade soup is made with slow-simmered broths, seasonings and ingredients such as chicken breast, vegetables and al dente pasta. The shelf-stable, ready-to-serve soups contain no artificial flavors or colors and come in six varieties:
- Rao’s Italian wedding soup features a chicken broth with beef and pork meatballs, carrots, acini di pepe pasta, spinach and onions.
- The chicken noodle soup contains chicken broth with pieces of chicken, fusilli pasta, carrots, celery and onions.
- The vegetable minestrone variety includes Italian tomato broth simmered with carrots, celery, onions, ditalini pasta, potatoes, zucchini, peas, green beans, red kidney beans and chickpeas.
- Rao’s pasta and fagioli soup includes Italian tomato broth with a blend of navy beans, dark red kidney beans, ditalini pasta, carrots, celery and parmesan cheese.
- The tomato basil soup is made with Italian whole peeled tomatoes simmered with carrots, celery, onion, basil and garlic.
- The chicken and gnocchi variety features chicken broth with gnocchi, chicken, carrots, onions, spinach and celery.
“Canned soup was invented in 1897 and hasn’t changed in the last 120 years,” said Risa Cretella, senior vice-president and group manager at Sovos Brands. “Consumer needs and expectations around food quality, clean ingredients, and delicious taste have evolved so much. Isn’t it time soup evolved too?”
Rao’s soups are available in 16-oz glass jars for a suggested retail price of $4.99.
The Rao’s Homemade portfolio includes a range of tomato sauces, specialty sauces, pastas and now soups.