Maristella’s Fine Foods Innovated Value Added Seafood
Maristella’s Fine Foods Innovated Value Added Seafood Products Gaining National Attention From Retailers
Maristella’s Fine Foods All Natural Seafood Pot Pies and Authentic Sicilian Arborio Rice Arancini’s Provide Consumers with A Smart Seafood Choice!
Boston, MA – August 13, 2012 – Retailers across the United States have begun to up the ante on food manufacturers in their search for new and innovated products to introduce to their customers. Now, with more than 5,000 new products being introduced to retailers yearly, the demand for manufactures to produce unique products has never been higher. With consumers looking more and more for healthier alternatives, value added seafood products is one place they look. Based upon research conducted by Chicago based Perishable Group, the number of value added seafood products increased more than 10% in supermarkets since 2011.
Launch in 2010, the timing could not have been better for Maristella’s Fine Foods to introduce their line of All Natural, Authentic Sicilian Arborio Rice Arancin’s at the 2011 International Boston Seafood Show. Their new line gained national attention as a finalist in the “2011 Seafood Excellence Award Show” for best new retail product. Over 120 products were entered during the show with only eight products being selected as finalist.
“Our goal since we launch Maristella’s Fine Foods was to create products that consumers would truly be excited to try and share with their families. We know retailers are looking for new innovated products and Maristella’s Fine Foods is committed in delivering those kinds of products,” stated Robby Brandano, president of Maristella’s Fine Foods.
Maristella’s Fine Foods Arborio Rice Arancini’s are all natural, delicious rice balls that are made with authentic Italian Arborio Rice harvested from the Po Valley in Northern Italy. They are made with a three cheese blend of Pecorino Romano, Parmesan, and Mozzarella, peas, all natural herbs and the finest seafood. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth new way to enjoy seafood. The Arancin’s come in five different seafood varieties; Lobster, Shrimp, Salmon, Blue Crab and Scallop.
The Arancini line is extremely popular with children and families because of their uniqueness, crunchy coating and delicious cheesy taste.
Building upon their success of their line of Arancini’s, Maristella’s Fine Foods introduced a new line of All Natural Classic Seafood pot pies at the 2012 International Boston Seafood show and once again, their Wild Caught Shrimp Gumbo Pot Pie with Andouille & Madeira Wine was a finalist in the “2012 Seafood Excellence Award Show” for best new retail product.
“That made it two years in a row that one of our products has been selected as a finalist for best new retail product. As a two year old company, it just confirms our commitment to provide consumers with new innovated and exciting seafood products that can be enjoyed by families everywhere,” added Brandano.
The new line comes in three different seafood varieties: Salmon, Shrimp and Haddock and will be showing up on retailer’s shelves starting in September. Consumers will be in for a real treat when they break into the flaky puff pastry crust and find delectable pot pies filled with Shrimp, Haddock, and delicious wild caught Alaskan Salmon and lots of freshly cut vegetables. The new pot pies offers consumers a variety of food groups in one small dish that is easily prepared.
“Our passion for great taste is what separates our products from everything else that’s in the market today. We use only the finest all natural ingredients and the freshest seafood available in our products,” explained Brandano.
It seems to be working!
About Us:
Maristella’s Fine Foods is family owned and operated business located in Boston, Massachusetts. Maristella’s Fine Foods produces a variety of specialty retail branded food products that are superior in taste and made from the highest ingredients. Maristella’s Fine Foods product line consists of eight varieties of retail ready frozen authentic Sicilian Arborio Rice Arancini. Varieties include; Wild Caught Blue Crab with Gorgonzola Cheese and Applewood Smoked Bacon, Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon with White Wine and Capers, Wild Caught Scallops with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Wild Caught North Atlantic Lobster with Sherry Cream Sauce and Wild Caught Shrimp with All Natural Pesto, Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese, Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese, Wild Mushroom Marsala, Hot Cherry Peppers and Gorgonzola Cheese and Smoked Chicken Chipotle. Maristella’s Fine Foods also offers a line of three frozen Seafood Pot Pies that include; Wild Caught Atlantic Haddock with Sherry & Nutmeg, Wild Caught Shrimp Gumbo with Andouille & Madeira Wine and Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon with Horseradish & Chipotle. Maristella’s Fine Foods products are now available nationwide and will be offered to Chain Supermarkets, Independent Supermarkets, Gourmet Food Stores, Club Stores and Foodservice Operators. For more information about Maristella’s Fine Foods, contact Robby Brandano at 617-464-4545 or e-mail

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