Local Renowned Pasta Manufacturer Launches New Frozen Pasta Line at Big Y
SOUTH WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT - Connecticut based, family owned ready-to-eat pasta company, Carla’s Pasta, has announced today that their new line of frozen, ready-to-eat pastas and pestos will be launched at all 64 Big Y locations starting this month.
“We could not be happier or more proud to launch our best in class pasta products with the best in class grocery chain like Big Y,” said Sandro Squatrito, Vice President of Business Development for Carla’s Pasta. “To this day, we make everything the way that Mom always did, just a bit more of it,” added Sergio Squatrito, Vice President of Operations. It is all made at their facility, which employs over 165 at their state-of-the-art South Windsor, Connecticut production facility.
The Carla’s Pasta product line at Big Y includes Cheese Ravioli, Cheese Tortellini, Gluten Free Penne and Six Cheese Sacchettini, which come in a revolutionary microwave bag that has been over a decade in the production. The line also includes microwavable steam bag meals, which include Mac & Cheese, Six Cheese Ravioli with Marinara, Tortellini Alfredo and Buttered Noodles. In addition to the microwavable line, which is ready in minutes, they have a line of frozen specialty raviolis in clam shell packaging which include Spinach & Egg Striped Cheese Ravioli, Tomato & Egg Striped Ravioli, Tuscan Style Vegetable Ravioli, Sage & Egg Striped Butternut Squash Ravioli, Spicy Italian Sausage Ravioli, Shrimp Scampi Ravioli, Vegan Ravioli and Gorgonzola Pacchetti. In addition to the eight year round flavors, Carla’s Pasta has a seasonal rotation program of four specialty ravioli flavors; currently for Fall, they are selling a Pumpkin Ravioli. The product line also includes four varieties of pestos: Basil Pesto, Basil Pesto with Pine Nuts, Sundried Tomato Pesto and Wild Mushroom Pesto. In addition to the four current pesto offerings, Carla’s Pasta is working on introducing Kale Pesto, which will be coming soon.
Carla Squatrito founded Carla’s Pasta, an industry leader in frozen pasta, in 1978 when she produced handmade pastas in a 1,800 square foot retail store. The Carla’s Pasta story is a uniquely American success story. Carla came to this country in 1968 from Italy and became renowned for outstanding pastas and pestos. This was no small feat in 1978. “It was about love,” said Carla, the founder and CEO of Carla’s Pasta. “Love of family and love of food.” And it still is, as evident by the employees and their amazing array of pastas and products. Each one still made with only the best all natural ingredients. Today, Carla is recognized for being an outstanding businesswoman and is a part of the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).
Look for Carla’s Pasta products in your neighborhood Big Y locations.
For additional information, please call Carla’s Pasta at 860-436-4042.