April 1, 2008
1. Koch’s Turkey Farm introduces turkey bites
Koch’s Turkey Farm announces the formal introduction of Lil’ Gobblers Turkey Bites for children of all ages.
Lil’ Gobblers Turkey Bites are all-natural turkey nuggets with no artificial ingredients. The breaded turkey white-meat chunks go from the oven to the dinner table in about 10 minutes, making them a quick, healthy choice for families on the go. The convenient 12-ounce package is found in the frozen-foods aisle.
Koch’s turkeys grow naturally without the use of hormones, stimulants or antibiotics. Each turkey is fed a special all-natural vegetarian diet and allowed free-range access, weather permitting.
2. Deli Creations line extends to flatbread sandwiches
Oscar Mayer Deli Creations Flatbread Sandwiches offer all the warmth, flavor and fresh-baked taste of a special flatbread sandwich in a few short minutes, perfect for the time-starved consumer. Each flatbread sandwich comes complete with high-quality deli meats, specialty sauces, natural cheeses and a flatbread that heats in the microwave in 60 seconds. Varieties include Buffalo-Style Ranch Chicken, Chicken & Bacon Ranch, Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken, Fajita Beef & Salsa, and Steakhouse Beef with Garlic Parmesan sauce.
3. Murray’s gluten-free nuggets hit the shelves
Murray’s Chicken introduces a delicious new option tosatisfy a special dietary need of many consumers: Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Nuggets. This product marks the first foray into gluten-free for the company and debuts as part of the company’s new, no hassle, quick and easy meals line: Chicken Express. Murray’s Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Nuggets are made from premium, all white meat, tender chicken breast and gluten-free breadcrumbs and are fully cooked before packaging. The nuggets are all-natural and contain no trans fats. Each nine-ounce box carries the Certified Humane label, giving customers the assurance that the product meets the humane care standards from egg to table.
4. Philly-Gourmet unveils frozen burger with bacon and cheese inside
Philly-Gourmet Meat Co. is expanding its product line in the frozen burger category — a quarter-pound patty with diced bacon and cheese mixed into the meat to replicate the taste of a bacon cheeseburger. The Philly-Gourmet Bacon and Cheese Homestyle Patties deliver the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger without using bacon and cheese toppings that might slide off the frozen patty or require separate preparation that would diminish the quick-cook advantage. The new patties are made from 100% beef blended with real bacon and real cheese, and cooking times range from 10 to 18 minutes, depending whether the patties are skillet-fried, oven-broiled or charcoal-grilled.
5. Gold’n Plump launches fresh ground-chicken line
Gold’n Plump Poultry announces Recipe Ready Ground Chicken, the company’s first, fresh ground-chicken product. The product — which comes in 20-ounce trays — is made of 100 percent high-quality boneless skinless thigh meat, is lower sodium and has 33 percent less fat per serving than regular ground beef. The company expects the product to succeed based on its popularity not only in the health arena, but also in the culinary sphere as an excellent base protein for a multitude of ground-protein recipes.
6. Hormel bridges gap between take-out and deli
Responding to retailers’ desire to increase their share of take-home dinners, take-out convenience meets grocery-store variety with the introduction of Hormel® Deli Entrees. These fresh, preservative-free entrees are prepared hot at the grocery store for a flavorful, take-home meal option for busy families. The trays have easy-grip cardboard handles, allowing families to grab a fresh, ready-to-eat meal, served hot, just like a rotisserie chicken. Hormel Deli Entrees include Beef Roast Au Jus, Beef Tips with Gravy, Meatloaf in Tomato Sauce, Pork Roast Au Jus, Turkey with Gravy, and Chicken Breast with Gravy.