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Annasea Introduces Two New Poke Meal Kits: California Roll Ahi Poke and Sweet Chili Tofu Poke

August 12, 2020

Annasea Foods Launches Two New Poke Meal Kit Flavors California Roll Ahi Poke Meal Kit and Sweet Chili Tofu Poke Meal Kit

Kent, Washington: Western United Fish Company dba Annasea Foods Group announces two new poke meal kit varieties: 10 oz. California Roll Ahi Poke and 10 oz. Sweet Chili Tofu Poke. In response to the popularity, success, and ongoing demand for poke, Annasea added two new retail ready meal kits.  The two new frozen poke kits offer a new way for customers to easily make poke at home using traditional poke recipe sauce packets with either premium, sustainable, traceable Ahi tuna and imitation crab or Japanese style deep fried tofu.

From 2016 to 2017, Grub Hub data shows a 365% increase in year over year deliveries of poke bowls. In 2019, in partnership with Dataessential and the Research Chefs Association, Jennifer Aranas, chef and senior account manager at Dataesssential said, “healthy functional and plant based are the two arching trends in today’s food culture… and one of the hottest menu concepts is the poke bowl, showing 167% growth on menus in the past four years.” Surveys show that 24% of consumers want to (but haven’t yet) tried a poke bowl despite a 167% increase in bowls on restaurant menus.

California rolls are evergreen in sushi and fast casual dining; and reliably available as a food service item. To help drive this demand and extend the familiar flavor profile in the market, Annasea’s California Roll Ahi Poke meal kit offers a trendy, in demand product customers can make at home, anytime. Additionally, with 57% of consumers saying they are trying to eat more plant protein, Annasea Sweet Chili Tofu Poke Kit offers convenient meal kits, serving 2-3 per 10 oz kit.

Each 10 oz kit includes fish or tofu with sauce packet. Ready to thaw, mix, serve, and eat. California Roll Ahi Tuna Poke Kit – sustainable, traceable, wild caught Ahi Tuna. Sweet Chili Poke Kit – Japanese Style deep fried tofu ready to eat

The two new Annasea Poke flavors will be available online at Annaseapoke.com on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 and will be available at local retailers this year. For more information on Annasea Poke Kits (Shoyu Ahi, Wasabi Ahi, Limu Ahi, Spicy Ahi, Albacore, California Roll Ahi, Sriracha Salmon, Garlic Shrimp, and Sweet Chili Tofu), visit Annaseapoke.com, Annasea.com or contact either Sales Manager Arne Wespestad or National Sales Manager, Kelly Martin at 425-558-7809.

About Western United Fish Co. dba Annasea Foods Group: 2020 marks the company’s 20th year anniversary as a family owned business. The company holds a unique position as an importer, distributor, wholesaler and manufacturer with direct retail sales. The company specializes in custom production of salmon, exotic fish and production of ready to eat seafood products: fresh and frozen poke kits, seafood burgers, frozen salmon and tuna portions, tuna blocks and cubes.  As a vertically integrated company with affiliations in Asia, Annasea Foods Group can import, export, process, and distribute products to customers across multiple markets.

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