Top brands seek to spice up grilling season with new meat offerings.
Beretta Farms is launching a line of organic beef, turkey and chicken hot dogs that are certified organic, gluten-free and nitrate-free. Made from Canadian-reared animals raised without antibiotics or hormones, the organic hot dogs come in packs of six for around $10.99.
Johnsonville Sausage, L.L.C. has unveiled its new Butcher Shop line of smoked-cooked sausages. The fully-cooked pork links are available in cheddar beer, jalapeño cheddar, Polish sausage, smoked bratwurst, cheddar cheese, and Andouille varieties. Available in packs of four, the sausages retail for around $3.99 to $4.49.
Adding five new bold flavors to its lineup, Jack Link’s is introducing its new Wild Side Sausage line. These fully-cooked links are available in five flavors: original Hardwood smoked sausage, Hardwood smoked with cheddar sausage, jalapeño sausage, bratwurst with bacon jerky, and bratwurst with peppered jerky. The Wild Side line is available nationwide at Wal-Mart stores for around $3.98 per four-pack.
Inventure Foods and TGI Fridays has teamed up to offer consumers a new line of snack mixes featuring nuts, pretzels, crackers and seeds. Inspired by happy hour pub mixes, the new TGI Fridays Happy Hour Snack Mixes are available in four flavors. The cheddar bacon snack mix features cheese crackers, pretzels, pumpkin seeds and Cajun corn sticks. The Sriracha flavor blends smoked almonds, sesame sticks, peanuts, and sriracha ranch seasoning. The sweet barbecue mix offers the same combo but swaps out the sriracha seasoning for a barbeque flavor. Lastly, the Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix adds butter toffee peanuts, wasabi peas, pecans, cashews, rice crackers, and honey mustard pretzels to the blend. The snack mixes are available in 2.65-oz and 6-oz pouches for around $2.99 and $4.99, respectively.
Inviting consumers to travel with their taste buds, Lindt is offering its new Excellence Exotic Fruits collection. The line features three varieties mixed with dark chocolate: pomegranate, blackberry with acai, and lychee. Available in 3.5-oz bars, the treats cost around $2.79.
New England Natural Bakers has added two new granola clusters to its “Organic Select” line: Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Granola Clusters and High Protein Ginger Granola Clusters. The snacks are organic, non-GMO project verified, and one is gluten-free.
Chinook Seedery is offering a line of non-G.M.O. verified sunflower seeds in four varieties: original, Hatch green chile, dill pickle, and Parmesan and pepper. The seeds are also gluten-free and contain no MSG, trans fats, artificial flavors or artificial coloring. Chinook’s seeds retail for around $2.99 per pouch or $29.99 per case.