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Flavorful Chopped Salad Kits

Dole is Shaking Things Up with Its New Chopped Salad Kits

— October 1, 2022 — Lifestyle
Dole is ushering in the fall season with three exciting new chopped salad kits.

Dole's chopped salad kits are already extremely popular and now the chain is giving consumers even more options to choose from. The new chopped salad kits are made with fresh ingredients and come in three exciting varieties: the Maple Pecan Salad Kit, the Double Dill Salad Kit, and the Tropical Thai Salad Kit. The Dole Chopped! Maple Pecan Salad Kit pairs iceberg and green leaf lettuce with seasonal fall ingredients like candied maple pecans, while the Dole Chopped! Double Dill Salad Kit combines green leaf lettuce, kale, and cabbage with Crispy Dillies and Dole’s Creamy Dill Dressing. Lastly, the Dole Chopped! Tropical Thai Salad Kit is a flavorful offering that combines iceberg and green leaf lettuce with carrots, coconut chips, dried mango, cashews, and Dole’s Thai Chili Dressing.

Image Credit: Dole
Trend Themes
1. Expanded Salad Kit Offerings - Dole's introduction of three new chopped salad kits demonstrates a trend of expanding options to meet the needs of consumers seeking diversity in their salad choices.
2. Autumn Flavor Profiles - The introduction of Dole's Maple Pecan Salad Kit suggests a trend of incorporating seasonal ingredients and flavors in salad kits to cater to consumers' seasonal preferences, presenting opportunities for seasonal flavor innovation in related industries.
3. Innovative Salad Toppings - The Dillies and Coconut Chips within Dole's new chopped salad kits exemplify an emerging trend of unique salad toppings that add texture and interest to typical salad components, opening up exploration of innovative salads in related industries.
Industry Implications
1. Food Retail - The trend of expanded salad kit offerings presents disruptive innovation opportunities for food retailers to cater to diverse consumer preferences and encourage further adoption of fresh salads.
2. Foodservice - Incorporating seasonal ingredients and flavors in salad offerings, as demonstrated by the Maple Pecan Salad Kit, creates opportunities for innovation in menu development and differentiation in the foodservice industry.
3. Product Packaging - The innovative salad toppings trend, showcased by Dillies and Coconut Chips, presents opportunities for the packaging industry to create more convenient and efficient storage and transportation methods for diverse salad ingredients without compromising their freshness and quality.
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