Naked Kitchen continues to perform very strongly as the market leader in Chilled Meals growing at 26.9 percent vs. one year ago (Aztec data to 5/02/17).
“We love the fact that Kiwis are so passionate about locally-made food, we develop recipes that are inspired by people and places whether it be from local provenance or exotic places around the world,” said Vicki Sew Hoy-Willis, senior brand manager, Life Health Foods NZ Ltd. “It’s this journey of discovery with delicious food that we want to share with New Zealand.”
Japanese Miso Noodle Soup and Indian Spiced Cauliflower Kedgeree were launched into the range last year and, on the back of their success, Naked Kitchen has created some delicious new on-trend meals just in time for winter.
Firstly, there’s a Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup with mint, coriander & lime made with mushrooms, crunchy water chestnuts, carrots, spinach and includes both rice noodles and sweet potato noodles. Balanced with fragrant herbs mint and coriander and finished off with lime juice, this delicate soup is set to be one of Kiwis’ winter favourites.
Naked Kitchen’s next new meal is their California Wellness Bowl. Inspired by the California Big Sur and the yoga well-being movement, it’s a hearty mix of red lentils, green beans, butter beans, tomato, carrot, fennel, parsnip, spinach, ginger and turmeric. A vibrant warming combination that will make foodies feel good inside and out.
“We’re also launching a new soup into our market-leading chilled soup range,” said Sew Hoy-Willis. “Naked Locals delicious soups are made with local vegetables sourced from New Zealand’s best-growing regions. Our newest local to the range, East Coast Sunshine Pumpkin Soup with Turmeric and Ginger, is packed full of pumpkin, kumara and naturally sweetened with Apple. The aromatic vibrant spices will have you coming back for more. All three of our new launches are gluten-free and made with no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours. Look out for them in-store!”