Nutrient-packed innovation delivers convenient solution to supercharge meals with a delicious source of plant-powered protein, fiber and flavor.
Ben’s Original™, proudly part of Mars, unveiled its latest—and most delicious—innovation: Ben’s Orginal™ 10 Medley. The exciting new addition is a perfect 10, offering a nourishing, high-fiber dish that will tantalize taste buds. Ben’s Original 10 Medley gets its name from its mix of 10 hearty grains, vegetables, legumes, and herbs that come together in one convenient ready-to-heat pouch.
“Understanding growing consumer interest in gut health and the impact a healthy gut has on physical and mental well-being, we knew there was a need for a nutrient-dense innovation. We also know many consumers feel overwhelmed by the time required to make nutritious and delicious meals,” said Angie Madigan, Vice President of Marketing Mars Food & Nutrition North America. “Our Ben’s Original team is thrilled to provide consumers with another simple and delicious way to get more plant protein and fiber in their diets through our new Ben’s Original 10 Medley product.”
Every pouch of Ben’s Original 10 Medley has at least 10 grams of fiber from diversified sources and 10 grams of protein to help maintain a balanced diet while supporting good gut health. Packed alongside that nourishment, each pouch has enough flavor and variety to be enjoyed on its own, to quickly round out a meal, or to put a new spin on leftovers.
Ben’s Original 10 Medley is ready to enjoy after just 90 seconds in the microwave or directly from the pouch and is available in four delicious flavors:
- Ben’s Original™ 10 Medley Chinese Style Five Spice: A medley of brown rice, barley, carrots, corn, peas, green beans, ginger, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, and green chili.
- Ben’s Original™ 10 Medley Smoky Southwest: A medley of barley, brown rice, corn, red kidney beans, jalapenos, black beans, tomatoes, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, and cilantro.
- Ben’s Original™ 10 Medley Caribbean Style: A medley of barley, brown rice, carrots, red bell pepper, tomatoes, red kidney beans, black beans, onion, garlic, parsley, thyme, and oregano.
- Ben’s Original™ 10 edley Tomato & Herbs: A medley of barley, brown rice, green beans, peas, tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, onion, basil, garlic, oregano, and chickpeas.
To launch the five-star innovation, Ben’s Original is partnering with longtime Ben’s Original enthusiast, critically acclaimed chef, and James Beard Award nominee Shenarri Freeman, famous for her vegan soul food dishes. “I’m excited to help showcase Ben’s Original 10 Medley through unique, convenient, and balanced recipes,” said Chef Freeman. “I grew up with Ben’s Original, and it’s been part of my family’s mealtimes for as long as I can remember. I am honored to join the Ben’s Original team and help continue to create meals and experiences that offer everyone a seat at the table.”
Chef Freeman and Ben’s Original created four unique Ben’s Original 10 Medley recipes, featuring a balance of nutrient-rich ingredients that are quick, easy, and tasty, including:
- Broccoli “Fried Rice” with Ben’s Original™ 10 Medley
- Smoky Southwest Tacos with Ben’s Original™ 10 Medley
- Tomato Cucumber Salad with Ben’s Original™ 10 Medley
- Caribbean Style Wrap with Ben’s Original™ 10 Medley
Good-tasting, nutrient-dense food that’s also good for you? That’s what Ben’s Original calls going against the grain. Ben’s Original 10 Medley is now available at major retailers across the United States and Canada.
About Mars, Incorporated
For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This common purpose unites our 140,000+ Associates. It is at the center of who we are as a global, family-owned business, and it fuels how we are transforming, innovating, and evolving to make a positive impact on the world.
Every year, our diverse and expanding portfolio of quality confectionery, food, and pet care products and services delight millions of people and supports millions of pets. With around $48 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including Ben’s Original™, Masterfoods®, DOLMIO®, CESAR®, CocoaVia®, DOVE®, EXTRA®, KIND®, M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, and WHISKAS®. We are creating a better world for pets through nutrition, breakthrough programs in diagnostics, wearable health monitoring, DNA testing, pet welfare, and comprehensive veterinary care with AniCura, BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, Linnaeus, and VCA™.
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