NEW! LEAN CUISINE® Salad Additions™ are the Hottest Thing to Hit the Frozen Aisle

 NEW! LEAN CUISINE® Salad Additions™ are the Hottest Thing to Hit the Frozen

Bring Your Own Lettuce, We'll Dress It Up!

PR Newswire

SOLON, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2013

SOLON, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Envision grilled white meat chicken
with fruits and vegetables like pineapple and edamame – all steamed to
perfection with sweet and savory sesame ginger vinaigrette and topped with
crispy noodles. No, you're not sitting at your favorite restaurant; you're
enjoying a LEAN CUISINE Salad Additions entree, conveniently stocked right in
the frozen aisle of your local grocer! These delicious meal-worthy salad
combinations are customizable and prepared to perfection in a steam pouch.
Just BYOL™ -- Bring Your Own Lettuce -- and we'll dress it up!


Why are these salads the freshest thing in frozen? Salad consumption is on the
rise with 66% of Americans saying they consume in-home salads every two
weeks.* With LEAN CUISINE Salad Additions, now you can enjoy restaurant
quality salads at home or in the office, without the restaurant price tag.
"For LEAN CUISINE Salad Additions, we wanted to think beyond the traditional,"
said Mike Niethammer, LEAN CUISINE Director of Marketing. "These entrees are
the first of their kind in the frozen aisle. The combination of mouth-watering
chicken and vegetables, culinary-inspired dressings and crunchy toppings
paired with your choice of fresh crisp lettuce makes for a truly modern dining

The perfect solution for eating right without sacrificing amazing taste, LEAN
CUISINE Salad Additions can be prepared and customized in minutes, right from
your freezer to your salad bowl. Available in four varieties, LEAN CUISINE ^
Salad Additions feature premium ingredients such as warm grilled white meat
chicken, crisp vegetables, chilled culinary-inspired dressings and
satisfyingly crunchy toppings – all you need to do is add your own lettuce.
For the best salads possible, pair your favorite LEAN CUISINE Salad Additions
variety with Fresh Express® salads, which are harvested at the peak of

  oNEW! Asian-Style Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette: Grilled
    white meat chicken, edamame, pineapple, broccoli and yellow & orange
    carrots with crispy noodles

       oPair with Fresh Express® Romaine Lettuce

  oNEW! Southwest-Style Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing: Grilled
    white meat chicken, black beans, sweet corn, roasted red peppers and
    poblano peppers with crispy tortilla strips

       oPair with Fresh Express® Romaine Lettuce

  oNEW! Cranberry & Chicken Salad with Raspberry Cabernet Vinaigrette:
    Grilled white meat chicken, dried cranberries, broccoli, red onions,
    yellow carrots and a blend of whole grains with crunchy sesame sticks

       oPair with Fresh Express® Sweet Butter Lettuce

  oNEW! Bistro Chicken Salad with Sweet & Tangy Vinaigrette with Bacon:
    Grilled white meat chicken, asparagus, yellow carrots and red peppers with
    crispy onion straws

       oPair with Fresh Express® Baby Spinach

New LEAN CUISINE Salad Additions will be available in the frozen aisle of
supermarkets nationwide along with other LEAN CUISINE favorites in January
2013. To learn more about all of the LEAN CUISINE Culinary Chic varieties,
join the conversation on our following websites:

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*Source: The NPD Group's National Eating Trends® Service. Year ending February

About Nestle USA:

Named one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for
fifteen consecutive years, Nestle provides quality brands and products that
bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine^® to
baking traditions with Nestle^® Toll House^®, Nestle USA makes delicious,
convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living
possible. That's what "Nestle. Good Food, Good Life" is all about. Nestle
USA, with 2011 sales of $10 billion,  is part of Nestle S.A. in Vevey,
Switzerland — the world's largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition,
Health & Wellness — with 2011 sales of $94 billion. For product news and
information, visit or

Unless noted to the contrary, all trademarks are owned by Societe des Produits
Nestle S.A., Vevey, Switzerland.

About Fresh Express Incorporated:

Fresh Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International,
Inc. (NYSE: CQB), is a leader in fresh foods and is dedicated to providing
consumers with healthy, convenient ready-to-eat salads, leafy greens,
vegetables and fruits. With the invention of its special Keep Crisp^® Bag in
the 1980s, Fresh Express pioneered the retail packaged salad category and was
the first to make them available to grocery stores nationwide. Today, Fresh
Express fresh salads come in more than 60 different varieties offering
exciting new flavors and convenient new ways to meet the daily dietary
requirements for fresh produce. More than 20 million consumers each week enjoy
healthy, convenient ready-to-eat Fresh Express salads, spinach, vegetables and
greens. For more information, visit

FRESH EXPRESS is a registered trademark of Fresh Express Incorporated and used
with permission.


Contact: Lauren Ely, MSL Seattle for LEAN CUISINE®, +1-646-500-7879,, or Roz O'Hearn, Nestle Prepared Foods Company,
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