Jennifer Harris

GoPicnic Is Going to the Movies

by Jennifer Harris on May 6th, 2013


gopicnicRegal Entertainment Group announced the addition of four gluten-free, ready-to-eat meals from GoPicnic Brands Inc. to their concession offering. GoPicnic's gluten-free meals will now be available in more than 500 locations nationwide.

I have been a fan of GoPicnic meals for years and I am thrilled that Regal is adding them to their lineup. The meals are quite filling, they taste good, they don't contain anything artificial, and they always include something hearty, salty, crunchy, and sweet, which is the perfect texture combination for me. I love to travel with the meals and now I will be able to nosh on one while my daughter and husband enjoy their favorite treats at the movies.

“Regal constantly tests new menu items and listens to our guests. We found a significant number of moviegoers who sampled the gluten-free, lower-calorie GoPicnic meals were pleased to see this option available and would be interested in purchasing it again on their next visit,” stated Rob Del Moro, Chief Purchasing Officer at Regal Entertainment Group.

All GoPicnic meals are nutritionally balanced, and contain individually wrapped food items. Each of the four GoPicnic meals has 400 calories or less, and contains no artificial colors or flavors, trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup, or added MSG.

Julie Stamberger, CEO and president of GoPicnic Brands, says that this is great news for health-conscious consumers. “This is truly a blockbuster development,” said Stamberger. “Regal Entertainment Group, the largest motion picture exhibitor in the United States, had the foresight to recognize that many consumers are looking for healthier options when they snack, as well as food that fits with their individual dietary requirements."

Featured GoPicnic gluten-free menu options include:

  • Turkey Stick & Crunch: A balanced meal featuring an Old Wisconsin Turkey Snack Stick, popchips Barbecue Potato Chips, Enjoy Life® Mountain Mambo® Seed & Fruit Mix, Sweet Perry Orchards™ 100% Fruit Peel-A-Part, and a Professor Zim Zam’s Extraordinary Sweets™ Dark Chocolate with Rice Crisps. Only 300 calories, with 8g protein and 3g fiber.
  • Hummus & Crackers (Vegan and Kosher): A balanced meal featuring Wild Garden Hummus Dip, Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers, Sweet Perry Orchards™ Baja Blend™ Fruit & Nut Mix, Sweet Perry Orchards™ Power Play™ Tasty Seed Blend, and a Professor Zim Zam’s Extraordinary Sweets™ Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt. Only 380 calories, with 19g protein and 7g fiber.
  • Turkey Pepperoni & Cheese: A balanced meal featuring Bridgford Turkey Pepperoni Slices, Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers, Copper Cowbell Asiago Gourmet Cheese Spread, Sweet Perry Orchards™ Tangy Tango™ Cranberries & Pineapple and Brown & Haley Almond Roca Buttercrunch Toffee. Only 290 calories, with 12g protein and 2g fiber.
  • Black Bean Dip & Plantain Chips (Vegan) GoPicnic Garden Black Bean Dip, Sweet Perry Orchards™Crispy Roasted Plantain Chips, Sweet Perry Orchards™Ginger Zip Fruit & Nut Mix, Seapoint Farms Energy Packed Edamame Seed Blend, and a Professor Zim Zam’s Extraordinary Sweets™ Orange Infused Dark Chocolate for dessert. Only 360 calories, with 13g protein and 8g fiber.

 

Great move Regal and congrats to GoPicnic.

——————————– Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA Jennifer D. Harris, http://www.jenniferglutenfreeingeorgia.blogspot.com Gluten-Free Product Specialist, Return to Eden Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA


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