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SUNSET® Wins Gateway to Innovation Award at Viva Fresh Expo for You Make Me™ Pasta Kits

SUNSET® Wins Gateway to Innovation Award at Viva Fresh Expo for You Make Me™ Pasta Kits

KINGSVILLE, ON - A leader in fresh-focused innovation, SUNSET® is earning accolades and raising the bar with its value-added offerings. This weekend, the company took home honors in the first-ever Viva Fresh Produce Expo Gateway to Innovation Awards—winning Most Innovative Value-Added Solution for its You Make Me™ line of pasta kits.

Paul Mastronardi, CEO, Mastronardi Produce“We’re thrilled to receive the first annual Gateway to Innovation Award for our You Make Me pasta kits,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi. “Our goal is to always lead our industry in innovation, and I’m pleased to add You Make Me to our roster of award-winning items.”

According to a company press release, the You Make Me pasta kits, launched by SUNSET in 2017, were designed to provide busy consumers with a healthy and fast meal solution using fresh produce. Each pasta kit contains fresh SUNSET tomatoes, perfectly portioned pasta, a spice packet, and some come with gourmet infused oil.

SUNSET® You Make Me™ Pasta Kits

SUNSET’s You Make Me offerings are available in four different flavors, including:

  • Classic Italian (“You Make Me Fresh”)
  • Spicy Arrabbiata (“You Make Me Hot”)
  • Creamy Parmesan (“You Make Me Blush”)
  • Cold Pasta Salad (“You Make Me Chill”)

Each kit serves dinner for two or makes four sides, and can be prepared in 15 minutes or less.

SUNSET was one of only eight honorees to receive Gateway to Innovation Awards in the program’s inaugural year. Innovation Award recipients were selected and assessed by a team of judges that included retail, foodservice, and produce industry veterans. Entries were selected and reviewed based on a set of strict criteria, and each finalist was displayed at the Viva Fresh Expo for attendees to view.

From all of us at AndNowUKnow, congratulations to the SUNSET team for a well-deserved prize.


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