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Calling Hot Sauce Lovers: StarKist Releases Sriracha Flavor

StarKist Expands BOLD Line of Tuna Pouches with a Fan Favorite Hot Sauce

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist Co. is proud to announce the addition of Sriracha as one of the newest flavors in the Tuna Creations® BOLD pouch line.  Seasoned with red chili peppers, garlic and vinegar, the new Tuna Creations® BOLD Sriracha will add a BOLD, spicy kick to a ramen noodle salad, tuna burger or can even be enjoyed straight from the pouch. This comes as part of StarKist's BOLD line of tuna pouches, making it the sixth flavor to choose from.

StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Sriracha

"StarKist is constantly evolving in order to ensure our BOLD varieties are meeting the needs of consumers who are looking for spicy flavors. Sriracha, one of the fasting growing condiments in the U.S., pairs perfectly with our tuna, allowing consumers to enjoy the health benefits of seafood with a tangy, BOLD kick of flavor," said Andy Mecs, Director of Marketing & Innovation, StarKist Co. "Our on-the-go pouches have become an everyday staple and by adding BOLD flavors we're providing consumers with a quick and easy way to amplify their meals."

The StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD line now comes in 6 delicious flavors and provides different levels of heat to any meal (shown in The Heat Index below). In addition to the StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Thai Chili Style, Tuna Creations® BOLD Jalapeño, Tuna Creations® BOLD Hot Buffalo Style, Tuna Creations® BOLD Tapatío and Tuna Creations® BOLD Sriracha, StarKist introduced Tuna Creations® with Rice & Beans in Hot Sauce.

With a portfolio of 15 flavors in the StarKist® Tuna & Salmon Creations® line of single-serve pouches, there is something for everyone. Choose from Tuna Creations® Ranch, Lemon Pepper, Sweet & Spicy, Herb & Garlic, Bacon Ranch, Honey BBQ, Hickory Smoked and Salmon Creations® Lemon Dill and Mango Chipotle. These convenient, single-serve tuna and salmon pouches make it easy to reach the recommended two servings (8oz.) of seafood weekly. 

"One of the greatest health benefits of StarKist pouches is that they provide seafood lovers with a natural source of healthy Omega-3s and lean protein," stated StarKist's Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Laura Ali. "StarKist's line of single-serve pouches continues to grow with new flavors, making it easier for consumers to incorporate lean protein into their meals to stay fueled."

StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Sriracha

StarKist is taking the heat to the next level with this new Sriracha premium tuna. With 80 calories and 14g of lean protein per pouch, BOLD Sriracha tuna will keep you fueled. This new flavor pairs well with rice cakes, crackers or can be enjoyed straight from the pouch.

While the BOLD flavors can be enjoyed straight from the pouch, they are also a great addition to a variety of meals. Visit to learn more about the brand, its products and to explore StarKist developed recipes such as the Sriracha Tuna Ramen Noodle Salad below:


  • 2 pouches (2.6 oz. each) StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD, Sriracha
  • 1 package (3 oz.) Ramen noodle soup, flavoring packet discarded
  • ½ avocado, pitted and diced
  • ½ cup shelled edamame
  • 8 oz. coleslaw mix
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. diced cilantro


  • In a medium bowl, crush the ramen noodles into small pieces.
  • Combine with avocado, edamame, coleslaw mix, vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Mix well.
  • Top with tuna and cilantro and enjoy.

This new, boldly seasoned tuna flavor retails for approximately $1.34 per pouch and can be found in the shelf-stable tuna section in grocery stores nationwide.

About StarKist

StarKist Co. is a food company that provides trusted, healthy, and shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. An industry innovator, StarKist was the first brand to introduce StarKist single-serve pouch products, which include Tuna Creations® and Salmon Creations®.  As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, consumer trust and a commitment to sustainability. StarKist's charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.

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StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Heat Scale

StarKist® Sriracha Tuna Ramen Noodle Salad

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