CHICAGO– Clarity Food Ventures LLC is pleased to announce its official business launch and the debut of Soup Explorers, a line of globally-inspired, premium refrigerated soup kits that can be conveniently prepared in three minutes or less. Four varieties are available, including: Vietnamese Chicken Pho; Vietnamese Vegetable Pho; American Chicken Noodle; and Moroccan Chilled Cucumber.
“We want to share soups from around the world in a way that honors traditional preparation methods and highlights authentic ingredients that captivate your senses in an unforgettable way.” “We believe food, and soups in particular, have the power to transport you to some remarkable places. Soup Explorers brings to life soups that are every bit as delicious as they are authentic and imaginative,” noted Linda Yeh-Ostrinsky, the company’s co-founder.
Soup Explorers soups are crafted in partnership with some of Chicago’s most beloved restaurants. The Vietnamese Ph?s were created hand-in-hand with Mary Nguyen Aregoni and Theresa Nguyen, the restaurateurs behind Chicago’s acclaimed Saigon Sisters® Restaurants. The result? A truly delicious and authentic culinary experience, delivered in the convenience of a ready-to-heat soup kit. The American Chicken Noodle and Moroccan Chilled Cucumber soups have unique personalities and were developed in collaboration with Soupbox® restaurant’s founder Jamie Taerbaum, who has been in the soup business for 25 years.
Soup Explorers’ line of globally-inspired and locally-crafted, refrigerated soup kits are in-touch with the needs and wants of today’s modern consumers and retailers. The soup kits, which are available at select Chicagoland retailers, are dairy-free, nut-free and void of artificial ingredients or preservatives. Each kit contains: a bottle of slow-simmered broth (not a dehydrated broth packet); individually-packed cooked proteins and noodles; aromatic garnish of vegetables and herbs; and a biodegradable, palm leaf bowl. To enjoy, the proteins, noodles and broth are combined in the palm leaf bowl and heated in a microwave for two minutes. The soup experience is complete when the aromatic garnish is added on top.
To deliver this experience to consumers, innovation with cold-pressed methods plays a central role. As co-founder, Debarshi Sengupta, explains, “our soup kits are cold-pressed to lock in flavors and nutrients for an unbelievably aromatic and fresh-tasting experience and to significantly extend shelf life. It’s an important and recent food innovation that improves the quality of food we eat; it is commonly used for cold-pressed juices. Now, we’re bringing it to soups!”
Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and Soup Explorers packaging is mostly recyclable or compostable to minimize environmental impact. Soup Explorers kits that are close to shelf-life expiration will be donated to local food pantries.
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