1el Monterey® Carb-friendly Burritos and Quesadillas
Company: Ruiz Foods, Dinuba, CA
Varieties: Shredded Beef Steak, Chipotle Seasoned Chicken and Cheese
Suggested retail price: $3.49 to $3.99
Distribution: National
Profile: The Carb-Friendly line of burritos and quesadillas offers consumers the spicy, robust flavors they want, but with fewer carbohydrates. Both the burritos and the quesadillas are offered in shredded beef steak or seasoned chicken and cheese versions. Both varieties of burritos promise just 12 grams net carbs and are packaged two to a 10-oz. box. Quesadillas are packaged two to a 7-oz. box — the chicken and cheese version has only 7 grams net carbs, while the beef steak variety contains just 6 grams net carbs.
2Lean Pockets® Sandwiches Ultra Supreme Pizza
Company: Nestle USA, Englewood, CO
Variety: Ultra Supreme Pizza
Suggested retail price: $2.69
Distribution: National
Profile: Designed for consumers who want to eat well on the go, Lean Pockets brand sandwiches Ultra Supreme Pizza are packed with fiber but contain only 12 grams of net carbs and only 6 grams of fat. The sandwiches combine sausage and pepperoni with green peppers, onion, and low-fat cheese. Each 8-oz. package holds two sandwiches.
3Mama Mary’s® Pancake and Sausage Sandwiches
Company: Spartan Foods of America Inc., Spartanburg, SC
Varieties: Sausage, Sausage and Egg
Suggested retail price: $1.99 for sausage, $2.49 for sausage and egg
Distribution: National
Profile: New breakfast sandwiches surround a sausage patty or a sausage patty and egg with pancakes infused with maple syrup bits — without the maple syrup mess. Each 8-oz. (sausage) and 9.6-oz. (sausage and egg) box contains two large microwaveable sandwiches.
4Farmland Sliced Original Hams
Company: Farmland Foods Inc., Kansas City, MO
Variety: Original, Peppered, Honey
Distribution: National
Profile: Consumers now can enjoy the hickory-smoked flavor of Farmland Original hams in a pre-sliced version. Slowly smoked with real hickory chips, the minimally processed hams have just the right amount of marbling for superior taste and leanness. Available in original, peppered, and honey varieties, each ham has a natural shape and size (less than 3 pounds) that makes it suitable for families of all sizes.
5Chubby Checker’s Snacks‘ Hot Dogs, Beef Jerky
Company: Last Twist Inc., Philadelphia, PA; and CorBranz Marketing, Kearney, MO
Varieties: Big Dog, Giant Dog, and Mega Dog “Outside the Bun” Hot Dogs; Natural, Pepper-Garlic, Teriyaki, and Hickory Beef Jerky
Suggested retail price: $3.99 for hot dogs; $5.99 for beef jerky
Distribution: Southeastern and Northeastern United States
Profile: The new Chubby Checker’s Snacks line includes Outside the Bun hot dogs and Chubby Checker brand beef jerky. The hot dogs come in three sizes; each 1-lb. package contains six Big Dog, four Giant Dog, or three Mega Dog hot dogs. Packaged in 4-oz. bags, the beef jerky is offered in four different flavor varieties. The products, along with several other line offerings, are designed to “provide today’s consumers with high-quality fun foods that combine the fame and appeal of one of the world’s true music legends,” according to a CorBranz representative.
6Harris Ranch Cookhouse Classics
Company: Curwood Inc., Oskosh, WI
Varieties: Tri Tips, Pot Roast, Home-style Pot Roast with Choice Beef, Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Stroganoff, Old-fashioned Swiss Steak, Beef Stew, Center Cut Top Sirloin
Suggested retail price: Varies
Distribution: National
Profile: Harris Ranch’s new Cookhouse Classics come in convenient 1-lb. and 2-lb. family-sized packages that feature a matte finish lid stock and an EZ Peel® opening. Fully cooked, the microwaveable beef entrees are contained in an inner cooking bag placed in a thermoformed tray covered with Curwood lidding film. The outer packaging eliminates the glare from retail display shelves.
7Certified Angus Beef® Steak Strips
Company: Certified Angus Beef LLC, Wooster, OH; Gary West Meats, Jacksonville, OR
Varieties: Traditional, Teriyaki, Cracked Black Pepper, Cajun
Suggested retail price: $6.99/4-oz. package
Distribution: National
Profile: A traditional cure and hardwood smoking are paired with the premium marbling of the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand to create steak strips that are moister than typical beef snacks. The steak strips begin with whole-muscle CAB brand inside rounds that are then trimmed carefully for uniform sizing, marinated in traditional ingredients, and smoked over natural hickory wood. They are available in four flavors and in five different package sizes ranging from 1 oz. to 16 oz.
8No Name Steaks® Turkey Breast Fillets
Company: J&B Group, St. Michael, MN
Varieties: Classic Grill Seasoning
Suggested retail price: $14.99
Distribution: MN, ND, SD, IO, NE, KS, IL, WI, MI, OH, IN
Profile: Boneless and skinless turkey breast fillets are 99 percent lean. Marinated in a classic grill seasoning that blends garlic, green pepper, salt, paprika, onion, and other ingredients, each fillet is individually wrapped for freshness and ease of use. Eight 5-oz. fillets are included in each box.
9Forkless Gourmet™ Bun Meals
Company: Forkless Gourmet Inc., Chicago, IL
Varieties: Chicken Sesame Teriyaki, Beef & Broccoli, Kung Pao Shrimp, Pork and Vegetables with Five Fortune BBQ Sauce, Vegetarian Feast, Chipotle Chicken, Beef Asada, Pork and Vegetables with Ancho Honey BBQ Sauce, Black Bean Adobo
Suggested retail price: $3.99
Distribution: National
Profile: Tender oven-baked buns are filled with all-natural ingredients and signature sauces to create nutritious, microwaveable Forkless Gourmet bun meals in a variety of Asian and Mexican flavors. Each 5-oz. bun meal is trans-fat-free and contains just 260 to 320 calories, 10 to 16 grams of protein, and 5 to 9 grams of fat. The frozen products are packaged two to a box.