New from US company Barilla are microwaveable Italian pasta entrées for vending machines.
The long-life 9-oz. single-serve meals are made with the same ingredients used in the Barilla dry pasta and jarred sauces that line supermarket shelves. The new platters are all natural. They are packaged to retain their taste, texture and freshness for 12 months at room temperature. The pasta and sauce are held in separate compartments of the same tray, and are warmed in a microwave in 60 seconds. Six varieties are available:
“Barilla Italian Entrées are a natural fit for convenience and vending environments,” said Steve Napoli, director of foodservice at Barilla America. “The packaging innovation allows for an all-natural, authentic Italian and fresh-tasting item on the go, in just 60 seconds.”