Suggested retail price: $3.99 to $5.99
Profile: Made from premium slices of lean 100 percent beef, Jack Link’s KC Masterpiece beef jerky is seasoned with the distinct flavor of KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce — a blend of rich tomato, sweet molasses, mellow garlic, tangy onions, and spices. The product, offered in a 3.65-ounce package, is naturally high in protein, but low in fat and carbohydrates.
Suggested retail price: N/A
Profile: The Naturewell Natural Beef program allows retailers to gain a foothold in the growing natural foods category. The beef comes from corn-fed Midwestern cattle meeting strict quality standards, including humane handling procedures, no antibiotics, and no hormones. Naturewell packaging and marketing support are designed to educate consumers who are looking for healthful meals to serve their families.
Varieties: Original, Cheddar, Pale Ale
Suggested retail price: $4.99
Distribution: New England states
Profile: Kayem brats are made from tender, specially prepared meat for a tender, juicy texture. The brats come with a set of guiding principles known as Bratwürship™, which calls for the sausages to be simmered in a vat of pale ale with a chopped onion before being grilled.
Varieties: Yankee Beef Pot Roast, Grilled Chicken Breast, Creole-Style Jambalaya, Eggplant Lasagna, Old-Fashioned Meatloaf, Roasted Creole Salmon, Oriental Chicken Stir Fry
Suggested retail price: $5.99 to $6.99
Profile: Mike’s LowCarb Gourmet product line has been renamed Mike’s LifeStyle Gourmet. The frozen dinners, designed by restaurant chefs, are said to be prepared with the finest natural ingredients and boast net carbohydrate counts ranging from 6 grams to 12 grams.
Variety: Organic Pork
Suggested retail price: $4.49 to $6.99
Profile: Made from premium certified organic pork, Organic Sunday bacon is smoked over apple wood and marinated for several days. The bacon, offered in 8-ounce packages, is antibiotic-free and contains no added nitrites or chemical preservatives.
Varieties: Pizza, Meat Loaf, Chorizo
Suggested retail price: $5.99 in club stores/$6.99 in retail supermarkets
Profile: Pre-cooked, microwaveable sub-style sausages are offered in a shape designed for submarine and hoagie sandwiches. Available in three varieties, the patties are packaged in 9-count 24.4-ounce boxes. They contain no gluten, allergens or MSG.
Varieties: Beef Pot Roast, Slow-Roasted Beef Tips, Hearty Meatloaf, Salisbury Steak, Oven-Roasted Turkey, Roasted Turkey Breast, Three-Meat Alfredo, Homestyle Baked Chicken, Chicken Parmesan, Cheesy Chicken Florentine, Herb-Roasted Chicken
Suggested retail price: $3.59
Profile: A line of frozen meals is designed for carb-conscious consumers. The line features 11 lunch and dinner options, which average 15 grams of total carbohydrates and 35 grams of protein. Ready to eat in eight minutes from the microwave, Life Choice meals "provide convenience to consumers and help make their lives easier as they monitor their carbohydrate intake."