Barilla recently expanded its line of pasta products with 'Ready Pasta,' which packs fully cooked, ready-to-microwave noodles into pouches.
The all-natural, non-GMO and preservative-free Penne, Rotini, Gemelli and Elbow pastas are made with just three ingredients: al dente pasta, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt. As the packages promise, these four different kinds of noodles can be prepared in just about a minute to make the base for a quick and easy meal.
A number of quick-cooking pasta products are emerging across the food industry, including many noodles that require no boiling or draining to make a satisfying meal at home. Many busy consumers who are pressed for time will enjoy the time savings and satisfaction of making their own lunches and dinners from these kinds of helpful products.
Barilla's 'Ready Pasta' Helps to Reduce Meal Preparation Times
1. Quick-cooking Pastas - The emergence of quick-cooking pasta products presents an opportunity for brands to cater to busy consumers who seek convenience and time-saving options.
2. Health-conscious Ready Meals - The demand for all-natural, non-GMO, and preservative-free ready meals like Barilla's 'Ready Pasta' provides a chance for companies to capitalize on the growing health-conscious consumer market.
3. Convenience Packaging - The use of pouch packaging for fully cooked, ready-to-microwave pastas introduces an opportunity for brands to innovate in packaging designs that prioritize convenience and easy preparation.
1. Food Packaging - The rise in quick-cooking pasta products necessitates innovative food packaging solutions that maintain product freshness and ease of use.
2. Convenience Foods - The demand for time-saving meal options opens up opportunities for the convenience food industry to develop and market ready-to-eat pasta meals that cater to busy consumers.
3. Healthy Food - The introduction of all-natural, non-GMO, and preservative-free ready pasta demonstrates the potential for the healthy food industry to offer nutritious convenience meals to health-conscious consumers.