Hormel introduces portable, mini pepperoni Snac Pacs

Everyone knows pepperoni tastes great on pizza, and family cooks increasingly rely on pepperoni to spice up a wide variety of dishes. For pepperoni-lovers looking to curb their craving at any hour of the day, Hormel® pepperoni is now available in portable Snac Pacs containing mini pepperoni rounds. This protein-packed treat from Hormel Foods is ideal for school lunches, as an after-school snack on the go, or as a quick, at-home option to satisfy hunger pangs between meals. Hormel® pepperoni minis Snac Pacs contain the same great tasting traditional Hormel® pepperoni, but in smaller, bite-size rounds that require no refrigeration or preparation. Each package includes six one-ounce Snac Pacs — convenient, single-serve easy-to-open pouches.


Jack Daniel’s-branded RTE entrees launched nationwide

Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc., the brand-licensing unit of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, has partnered with Completely Fresh Foods, Inc. for a national launch of Jack Daniel’s ready-to-eat meat entrees available in refrigerated sections of grocery and club stores. The Jack Daniel’s heat-and-serve offerings include baby back ribs, roasted beef brisket, pork loin, barbecue pulled pork, barbecue pulled chicken and other “center of the plate” home-meal products. All varieties are made with world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey.


Portland Shellfish expands availability of its products

BJ’s Wholesale Clubs throughout New England now sell two Portland Shellfish products: Claw Island brand Maine Lobster Claw and Knuckle Meat, and Portland Lighthouse-brand Snap-n-Eat Jonah Crab Claws. The Maine Lobster Claw and Knuckle Meat, sold in 15-oz. packages, is fully cooked and rapidly frozen using the company’s patented SeaLock® process. Snap-n-Eat Jonah Crab Claws are fully cooked and nitrogen frozen to ensure outstanding taste and quality, and are available in 2-lb. packages. The company’s freezing processes preserve freshness, taste, and texture, and deliver a just-caught taste. Meanwhile, the company’s 6-oz. Lobster Salad Cup, is now available in Big Y Markets throughout western Massachusetts. The Lobster Salad Cup is made from fresh, wild-caught Maine lobster.


Johnsonville Foodservice offers prep-free bratwurst slices

The newest variety in the Johnsonville® line of Fully-Cooked Ultimate Sausage Slices is available — Brat Slices. Brat Slices join three varieties of Ultimate Sausage Slices already on the market — Andouille, Italian, and Hot ‘N’ Spicy — to offer operators even more menu versatility at every daypart. Johnsonville® Fully-Cooked Ultimate Sausage Slices reduce labor and training time and ease food-safety concerns. Packed frozen for storage convenience at two 5-pound packages to a case, these sausage slices need only be heated to serve.


Simply Gourmet launches Turkey Tenderloin Mignons

Simply Gourmet Turkey Tenderloin Mignons are boneless turkey meat wrapped in peppered bacon. The mignons are ideal for grilling, baking or pan frying. This gluten-free product retails in a 11-oz. carton containing two individually wrapped mignons. Also available is a Applewood Smoked Bacon variety.


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Marie Callender’s introduces new lunch option

Marie Callender’s®, a brand of ConAgra Foods, has launched shelf-stable Home-Style CreationsTM. These microwavable meals can be found in the pasta or soup aisle at grocery stores nationwide and require no refrigeration or freezing. Marie Callender’s Home-Style Creations feature premium ingredients such as whole beef strips, authentic cheeses, wine reduction sauces and savory herb and spice blends, and they utilize the same patented tray-in-tray steaming technology as Healthy Choice® Fresh MixersTM. They are available in six satisfying varieties, including Classic Stroganoff, Creamy Parmesan Chicken, Garlic Herb Chicken, Meatball Lasagna, Sweet Sesame Beef and Traditional Stuffing & Turkey.


Jimmy Dean expands D-lights breakfast sandwich line

With the weather cooling down, and the morning frost just around the corner, Jimmy Dean is offering the new Jimmy Dean D-lights Turkey Sausage Whole Grain Bagel Sandwich. With less than 300 calories and more than 17 grams of protein, families’ morning hunger will be satisfied. The new sandwich features a 100% whole-grain bagel, turkey sausage, egg whites and cheese, and comes in packs of four.