Fast Fixin’ Restaurant-Style Cheeseburger Fingers
Company: Advance Brands, Oklahoma City, OK
Varieties: Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger with Jalapenos
Suggested retail price: $6.99
Distribution: National, at Wal-Mart Supercenters
Profile: Fast Fixin’ restaurant-style cheeseburger fingers combine the juicy tastes of a hamburger and cheese with a crispy breading. The cheeseburger fingers are versatile options for kids’ snacks, dinner, and family appetizers. The jalapeno version is packed with the flavor of pepper jack cheese and real jalapenos. Packed in 20-oz. resealable freezer bags, the products aim to “put the restaurant take-out window in the grocer’s freezer case.”
Extra-Lean Oven-Roasted Premium Sliced Chicken Breast
Company: Bar-S Foods Co., Phoenix, AZ
Variety: Chicken
Suggested retail price: $4.99
Distribution: National
Profile: Oven-roasted chicken slices are made from juicy white meat for a fork-tender texture. Packaged in a “classic-black” Zip-pak resealable 1-lb. pouch, the 97-percent fat-free slices are the latest additions to the Extra Lean Oval Slices product line.
Jack Link’s® Kikkoman® Flavored Kippered Beef Steak Nuggets
Company: Link Snacks Inc., Minong, WI
Variety: Kikkoman soy-sauce flavored
Suggested retail price: $3.99-$5.99
Distribution: National
Profile: Kipped beef steak nuggets are made from tender, slow-cooked slices of 100-percent whole beef and feature the rich, savory “umami” flavor of Kikkoman’s naturally brewed and aged soy sauce. The protein-packed nuggets are offered in 4-oz. packages.
All-Natural BuffaloafTM Entrees
Company: The Buffalo Guys, Elk Mountain, WY
Varieties: Italian, Mexican, Old-Fashioned, Gourmet
Suggested retail price: $5.99
Distribution: Rocky Mountain Region
Profile: High-protein, all-natural Buffaloaf entrees are hormone- and MSG-free. The Italian-style version boasts a zesty pomerola topping, while the Mexican-style loaf gets its zing from chipotle peppers in abodo sauce. Traditionalists will savor the tomato sauce-topped old-fashioned style, while the more adventurous will relish the green peppercorns and cherry-orange glaze of the gourmet loaf. Each microwavable entrée comes in an 11-oz. box.
OSTRIM Mighty Mini Meat Snack
Company: Protos Foods Inc., Greensburg, PA
Variety: Teriyaki
Suggested retail price: $0.35/each or 3 for $1.00
Distribution: National
Profile: Made from beef and ostrich meat, the 0.28-ounce OSTRIM Mighty Mini teriyaki meat snack is sugar-free and 95 percent fat-free, with zero saturated fat, 3 grams of protein, and near-zero carbohydrates. It was created to be a smaller “healthy alternative meat snack” for a variety of health-conscious consumers and is sold in health food stores and fitness centers.
Old World Premium Smoked Sausage
Company: Bar-S Foods Co., Phoenix, AZ
Varieties: Bratwurst, Bratwurst with Cheddar Cheese, Smoked Sausage with Bacon and Swiss Cheese, Polska Kielbasa with Fresh Garlic, Italian-Style Smoked Sausage with Mozzarella Cheese, Hot & Spicy Smoked Sausage
Suggested retail price: $2.99
Distribution: National
Profile: Six new varieties of Old World premium smoked sausage combine fresh cuts of pork and beef and feature a natural casing that delivers a firm bite and locks in savory juices. A natural smoke process gives the products a smoky flavor and a golden brown color. The MSG-free products come in
1-pound packages.
Stouffer’s Three-Meat French Bread Pizza
Company: Nestle USA Inc., Solon, OH
Variety: Three-Meat
Suggested retail price: $2.99
Distribution: National
Profile: Stouffer’s newest frozen French Bread Pizza is topped with pepperoni, sausage, and bacon. The product is sold in a two-count, 12.5-ounce box that promises a micro-bake … crunchy crust.”