Add a Little Southern Accent to Your Meals


McEntire Produce Inc., announces Southern Sautés that
Add a Little Southern Accent to Your Meals

ChefBuddys Southern Sautés

By McEntire Produce, Inc.

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – McEntire Produce expands its value-added ChefBuddys product line with the introduction of Southern Sautés, Sautés that add a little Southern Accent to Meals. These unique chopped vegetables with sauce, feature four flavor profiles. The products include simple-to-follow cooking directions on each package for ease of preparation as well as website serving suggestions.

New Southern Sautés product flavors include: Cabbage & Onion Sauté Kit with Bacon and Molasses Flavor Sauce, Cabbage & Carrot Sauté Kit with Sweet Applewood Ham Flavor Sauce, Caramelized Onion Sauté Kit with Brown Sugar Flavor Sauce, and Green Cabbage Sauté Kit with Spicy Molasses Flavor Sauce, to meet consumer demand for fresh, healthy, flavorful products that appeal to southern palettes.

As the package communicates, “Add a Little Southern Accent to Your Meals”, these uniquely chopped Southern Sautés™ meet that demand. Appealing to the consumer both in the taste and texture of a traditionally home prepared, chopped southern Sautés, the flavorful mixes are good sources of vitamins and minerals. They include Thiamin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. All products are free of fat and cholesterol.

Adorned on each of the Sauté products is the Produce for Better Health (PBH) “More Matters” logo. “When you see the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters logo on a package of fresh-cut fruit or vegetables, you know we’ve already done the label reading for you. It makes purchasing decisions easier,” said Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN President & CEO of PBH, the nonprofit entity who, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is behind the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters health initiative. “Not all products will qualify to use the logo; we evaluate each product’s ingredients and nutrition panel to ensure that it meets CDC’s stringent guidelines before we allow the logo to appear on its packaging.”

Carter McEntire, President and CEO of McEntire Produce states, “We have experienced a positive response from consumers on the ChefBuddys Southern Sauté products, and we are pleased with how these new items have been embraced by our retail partners and by the consumer.”

ChefBuddys New Product additions are available just in time for spring and summer side dish promotions. Southern Sautés are currently available from McEntire Produce for distribution throughout the Southeastern states.

– McEntire Produce is the largest, family-owned, fresh-cut produce company in the Southeast, providing fresh, safe and sustainable value-added produce items for market.

To learn more about these products, please contact;
Craig A. Fugit
Director of Sales