15 Frozen Food Facts You Never Knew

Will Kreznick

Frozen TV dinners aren’t always the healthiest options, but they can be lifesavers when you’re in a pinch for a quick meal. And the freezer aisle isn’t all bad—some fruits and vegetables are healthier frozen than they are fresh! Relying on frozen foods can help prevent food waste and limit your trips to the grocery store, which is a good idea during the pandemic.

But how much do you know about your favorite foods? If you’re curious, here are some fun frozen food facts about the things you’ll find in the freezer aisle.

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FreightWaves Haul of Fame: There’s no freezer burn at pioneer Frozen Food Express

Will Kreznick

Cy Weller was an attorney who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After being discharged in 1943, he returned home to San Antonio, Texas. The office space he had used previously was unavailable; instead of finding new offices and reestablishing his legal practice, he set the ball in motion for the formation of Frozen Food Express.  

Weller began purchasing and reselling surplus and/or salvaged military equipment. He sold surplus Army vehicles to trucking companies. While doing this, he noticed that those who were attempting to transport perishables (such as fruit and seafood) long distances could not secure

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Frozen food sales soar with homebound consumers during pandemic

Will Kreznick

Dive Brief:

  • Frozen food sales gained 17.4% between November 2020 and the same month a year earlier, according to data from IRI and the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) reported on by Winsight Grocery Business. The growth outpaced category sales for all food items, which cumulatively rose 9.3% during the same time period. The largest gains came from frozen processed poultry, seafood, snacks and beverages, where dollar sales all grew more than 27%.
  • Although frozen dollar sales jumped significantly, they were far greater than the actual increase in volume sales, the grocery publication said. This reflects both inflation
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25 Frozen Foods That Will Fly Off Shelves in 2021

Will Kreznick

Frozen foods have come a long way since Swanson sold its first TV dinners in the ’50s. While we’ll probably always wax nostalgic when it comes to those compartmentalized tin foil trays of yore, we’re more than happy with the way frozen foods have evolved (but for a trip down memory lane, check out these 9 frozen foods that have long since been discontinued).

Whereas the grocery aisle was once regarded as the place where fresh foods went to die, it now offers a vast selection of healthy, delicious, and remarkably fresh-tasting cuisines from all cultures. The transformation has been

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