Apio offers new salads with snap-and-shake lids

May 18, 2017

Apio, Inc. introduces its new Salad Shake Ups salad bowls. The line’s three initial offerings feature 100 percent clean label ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, according to the company. Each salad’s patented package comes with an interior tray that serves as a lockable lid.

“Every Salad Shake Ups salad bowl contains at least 10 ingredients, with distinctive and colorful combinations of vegetables, dried fruits, and diverse sources of plant protein that create satisfying flavors and textures,” said Anne Byerly, vice president of marketing.

The Avocado Ranch single-serve salad bowl is a blend of red cabbage, Savoy cabbage, shredded cauliflower stalk, curly kale, shredded carrots and freeze dried corn. It also contains shredded cheddar cheese, roasted sunflower seed kernels, crispy onion pieces, dried currants, naturally flavored bacon bean flakes and an avocado ranch dressing.

The Tropical Lime salad bowl has a blend of vegetables and dried fruits — green cabbage, broccoli stalk, Napa cabbage, curly kale, and Italian kale along with dried pineapple, dried mango and dried papaya. White sesame seeds, crispy quinoa, roasted red quinoa and crunchy noodles with a coconut lime chili dressing complete the kit.

The Raspberry Acai salad bowl blends broccoli stalk, green cabbage, curly kale, radicchio, dried cranberries and dried blueberries with sliced toasted almonds and three varieties of seeds (hemp, flax and chia). The salad is paired with a raspberry acai dressing.

Apio received the inaugural Packaging Innovation Award by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association.

Each bowl has a leaf-shaped, film-sealed top. “When consumers pull back the top, they find a tray with packets of toppings and a fork,” Byerly said. “They remove the tray to reveal the salad blend, then pour the toppings and the dressing onto the vegetables. Next, they flip over the tray, snap it onto the bowl, shake to mix the ingredients, and then unsnap the lid and eat the salad with the fork.”

The 5-ounce Salad Shake Ups will be available in both the U.S. and Canada and have a suggested retail price of $3.99 in the U.S. and $4.99 in Canada.