Would you like cheese with that? According to a recent survey, 96% of Americans are cheese eaters and most of them would rather be stripped of connectivity or coffee than having this favorite food staple removed from their diet. So, to celebrate this unprecedented love of cheese, Kraft is hitting the streets with the Fresh Take Fresh Possibilities Tour. A journey of four food trucks and more than 600 stops, the tour has one mission: bringing mealtime inspiration and Kraft Fresh Take, a flavorful blend of natural cheeses, spices and breadcrumbs, to the people.
"For many at-home chefs, great-tasting food means lengthy prep time, an overwhelming cleanup and sometimes a dish that just doesn't leave anyone asking for seconds," says Jennifer Manning of Kraft Kitchens. “To help minimize kitchen frustrations, Kraft created Fresh Take, which requires minimal prep time and virtually no cleanup, making it easier than ever to create delicious entrees, appetizers and sides."
To help kick off the Fresh Possibilities Tour, better inform the tour and help address real-life kitchen frustrations, Kraft Fresh Take asked Americans a series of questions ranging from cheese to technology:
- Cheese Reigns Supreme: 57% would go to some length to keep cheese in their diet including giving up coffee for a year (39%) and ditching cell phones for a week (36%)
- Eat, Drink and Post: Americans are snapping photos or sharing on social networks like Facebook (51%), Twitter (21%), Instagram (17%), Pinterest (13%) and foursquare® (9%) while eating
- Cooking up a Storm: More than four in five (82%) Americans are personally preparing meals at-home at least half of the time, if not always. And, of those at-home cooks, 83% are likely to get frustrated when cooking; most name time (51%) and cleanup (58%) as things they would find frustrating
- A Case of the Mondays: Almost two in five (39%) respondents say they most dread making meals at home on Monday and another 39% feel the same way about Friday
- Hometown Proud: Americans are loud and proud when associating food with their community – 63% of Midwesterners associate burgers with their region; 53% of Westerners feel this way about tacos; Southerners believe that seafood (36%) is their most representative local dish while Northeasterners identify pasta as their area's dish of choice (40%)
Fresh Take is available in nine varieties and requires little prep time and virtually no cleanup. Used to prepare entrees, appetizers and sides, at-home cooks are using it to make everything from Cheesy Artichoke Dip to Twice-Baked Cheesy Potatoes, Crispy Stuffed Shells, Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes and Four Cheese Stuffed Meatballs.
Now consumers can experience Fresh Take's flavor and versatility firsthand. The Fresh Possibilities Tour will visit major retailers around the country, including Ahold, HEB, Kroger, Meijer, Publix, Walmart and more now through July. Visit www.tryfreshtake.com to find out more about the tour, see and share photos or videos about how you and others are using Fresh Take, or take a peek at the tour map to understand how flavors are trending around the country. And, if it's mouth-watering recipes you are in search of, check out: www.kraftfreshtake.com.
ABOUT KRAFT FOODS GROUP
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) is North America's fourth-largest consumer-packaged food and beverage company, with revenues of approximately $18 billion in 2012. Launched as a public and independent company on Oct. 1, 2012, the new Kraft has the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse. The company has an unrivaled portfolio of products in the beverages, cheese, refrigerated meals and grocery categories. Its iconic brands include Kraft, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Planters and JELL-O. Kraft's 25,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada have a passion for making the foods and beverages people love. Kraft Foods Group is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 index. For more information, visit www.kraft.com and www.facebook.com/kraft.
*Survey of 1,071 nationally representative Americans, ages 18 and older, conducted by Kelton on behalf of Kraft Fresh Take. Options were rotated to avoid favorability.