This fall will see General Mills, Minneapolis, extend its Progresso line to include chili. Officials say the brand will offer a unique twist on classic chili flavors while it takes time out of preparing homemade chili—which can take hours. By comparison, Progresso Chili can be prepared in just 5 1/2 minutes.
"For those consumers that desire high quality ingredients in their chili, new Progresso Chili comes in two unique flavor variations: Smokehouse Pork and Beef Chili with Beans and Southwest Style White Chicken Chili with Beans," says Jose Garcia-Herron, Progresso marketing manager. "The new pouch packaging and clear bottom format helps maintain the freshness and flavor and allows you to see the ingredients and quality for yourself."
A spin on a homemade classic, Smokehouse Pork and Beef Chili with Beans includes Andouille sausage, beef, and a blend of spices, all slow-cooked with tomatoes, onions, green sweet peppers and pinto and red kidney beans. General Mills describes new Southwest Style White Chicken Chili with Beans as a creamy blend of all-white meat chicken, white beans, green sweet peppers, tomatillos and onions.
Progresso Chili is available nationally in the chili and soup aisle and has a suggested retail price of $4.49 per 20oz pouch (2 1/2 servings).