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The Story Behind the Stringless Sugar Snap Peas

March 2020

Who could imagine a world without sugar snap peas? Not us, that’s for sure! For the MANN™ Brand, the product has gained a cult following with weekly praise from our consumers. As with any successful products, there is a story behind them. In the early 1990s, Mann Packing began purchasing sugar snap peas for our stir fry packs from Garden Valley, a Boise-based operation.

During a meeting one day someone opened a stir fry pack and put it on the conference table. Everyone grabbed the sugar snap peas out of the bag to snack on and left the rest of the ingredients alone. At the end of the meeting, it was decided that the sugar snap peas deserved a bag all to themselves. Talk about some serious R&D there.

Our Stringless Sugar Snaps are not just a healthy, tasty alternative to junky snacks. They’re a great addition to pasta, in a stir fry, or even pickled. Don’t believe us? Check this yummy recipe.

Pasta Broccoli-Vera with Snap Peas

• 4 cups Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw®
• 1 cup MANN™ Stringless Sugar Snap Peas
• 1 cup Alfredo or Parmesan cream sauce, prepared
• 1 package (8 ounces) package vermicelli, or other thin spaghetti
• ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
• Salt and pepper, to taste

The Method

In medium saucepan, combine Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw® with the Alfredo sauce. Cook partially covered over low heat, stirring occasionally until heated through. Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook vermicelli according to package directions.

Drain vermicelli and pour into large heated serving bowl, add MANN™ Sugar Snap Peas to Broccoli-Vera sauce mixture, tossing gently to coat. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper as necessary.

Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 200g | Servings: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 | Calories from Fat 80 l Total Fat 9g (sat fat 5g trans 0g) l Cholesterol 45mg l Sodium 590mg l Total Carbohydrate 49g l Dietary Fiber 3g l Sugars 5g l Protein 11g l Vitamin A 4% l Vitamin C 50% l Calcium 10% l Iron 15%

The MANN™ word mark, Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw, and the Mann’s shield logo are trademarks of Mann Packing Co., Inc. © 2020 All rights reserved.

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