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March 28/Minneapolis -- Continuing its innovation in pizzeria-style pizzas, Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc. launches Freschetta Brick Oven Chicken Club Pizza, Freschetta Naturally Rising Margherita Pizza and Freschetta Naturally Rising Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza.

From the makers of Freschetta pizza, the new Chicken Club variety features premium white-meat chicken, cured and smoked bacon, vine-ripened tomatoes, spinach and a unique white sauce, all on a Brick Oven crust. The traditional Italian-style artisan crust comes from high-heat ovens, resulting in a crust that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The new Freschetta Brick Oven pizza boasts fresh ingredients, edge to edge that will please the whole family.

“With the introduction of Chicken Club to the Freschetta Brick Oven line, Schwan’s Consumer Brands is taking traditional to a new level, with a distinctive, homemade-style crust that complements the toppings that consumers love,” said Bob Waldron, Schwan’s Consumer Brands president. “From the entry of our first Brick Oven-style pizza in 2001, our Freschetta products have proven time and again to be a pizza-category game changer.”

In addition to the new Chicken Club pizza, the makers of Freschetta pizza are launching the Naturally Rising Margherita Pizza made on the signature crust that resembles fresh-baked bread -- crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside. Additionally, the new Naturally Rising Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza is loaded with premium pepperoni mixed with hand-pinched-style sausage for an unsurpassed, fresh-tasting pizza.

Freschetta pizzas feature premium ingredients: 100% real and all-natural cheeses, never cheese fillers; olive oil and sea salt; sauces made from ripe tomatoes and generously sliced vegetables picked at their peak and flash-frozen to ensure the freshest taste and to preserve valuable nutrients; and the finest meats, like special-recipe pepperoni, seasoned sausage and lean Canadian-style bacon. The new Freschetta pizzas retail for $6.69 and are available in the frozen-food section of grocers nationwide.