Mann Packing lettuce hits Super Bowl - The Packer

Mann Packing lettuce hits Super Bowl

01/31/2014 04:48:00 PM
Mike Hornick

Courtesy Mann Packing Co.Mann Packing's Honey Gem lettuce is among the fresh produce items to be served at the Super Bowl.Mann Packing Co. lettuce varieties Scarlett Butter and Honey Gems will be served in hospitality suites at the Super Bowl Feb. 2.

The championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos is set for MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

“Distributor feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” Gina Nucci, director of healthy culinary innovation Gina Nucci. “We can hardly keep up with demand.”

Both items were introduced in July at the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference. Scarlett Butter is an heirloom-style lettuce with dual-color leaves. Honey Gems, a cross between romaine and butter lettuces, can be served as a wedge, whole head or loose leaf in a salad.

Mann has videos featuring the lettuces online.

At the Super Bowl, Crunch Pak apple slices will be available for halftime performers.



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