Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pockets
Gardein introduces pizza pocket made with non-GMO wheat flour outer crust
Each pocket consists of a non-GMO wheat flour outer crust, filled with marinara sauce, meatless pepperoni and vegan mozz'rella, and contains 9g of total protein. They are vegan, Kosher, cholesterol free and contain fewer calories, less sodium and 42% less fat than conventional pizza pockets.
"Pizza is a great favorite but is high in fat, sodium and calories", says Yves Potvin, founder and president of gardein. "We wanted to satisfy our consumers' needs for a delicious, convenient pizza pocket while making it better for them and the planet."
According to the Mintel US Snack Report (April 2015), frozen handheld entrees make up 57.5% of the frozen snack category, and the number-one type of snacks are Italian-style (such as pizza pockets). However, category growth has been hindered because of concerns around products containing too much fat, calories and sodium. Gardein's Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pocket provides a great solution.