The company that disrupted the pasta, rice, and mac & cheese categories with its chickpea-based options is back with another game-changer. Today Banza, announced its largest category expansion to date with the introduction of the first-ever frozen pizza made with a chickpea crust.
For the last several years, the frozen pizza ale has been filled with cauliflower crust pizza, but now pizza night just got an upgrade.
With a high-quality and minimal ingredient list, Banza relies on whole ingredients like chickpeas, olive oil, yeast, and oregano to deliver on the taste and texture consumers crave when eating pizza – a crispy crust with a doughy center that doesn’t flop over when you pick up a slice. Banza’s new pizzas have more protein and fiber and fewer net carbs and sodium than the leading traditional (wheat-based) and better-for-you (cauliflower-based) frozen pizzas currently sold in the market.
In a company press release, the CEO & Co-Founder of Banza, Brian Rudolph, stated, “Chickpeas are one of the most nutrient-dense and environmentally-friendly foods available, yet we consume far less of them than we should. At Banza, we’re demonstrating the versatility of the ingredient and increasing consumption by using them to upgrade some of America’s favorite foods – pasta, rice, and now, pizza.”
The new line is available in three ready-to-eat varieties, including Four Cheese, Roasted Veggie, Margherita, a two-pack, build-your-own Plain crust option; each pie cook in the oven for less than 15 minutes.
Since launching five years ago, Banza has become the fastest-growing pasta brand in the U.S. and is currently sold in more than 13,500 stores. The company now offers 16 different pasta shapes, four varieties of chickpea rice, and six mac & cheese varieties.
Banza Pizza is now available nationwide at Target, Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, and Heinen’s, as well as online at Amazon and EatBanza.com, selling for $9 each.
For more information about Banza and recipes, visit eatbanza.com.