Processors are attempting to capitalize on the protein trend.
Good to Go Hard-Boiled Eggs is the most recent snack concept from Organic Valley, La Farge, Wis. Each single-serve pack contains two peeled, ready-to-eat organic, free-range eggs. The refrigerated snack comes in a convenient, easy-open pack with a suggested retail price of $1.99.
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The Cheesewich Factory, Lyons, Ill., is introducing Ready-to-Eat Bacon N Eggs. Each 3.6-oz single-serve pack contains two hard-boiled eggs and two slices of turkey bacon. The gluten-free snack provides 16 grams of protein.
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Minnetonka, Minn.-based Michael Foods, parent company of Crystal Farms, now offers Ready, Egg, Go! This new line of 3.75-oz single-serve snacks contains three protein-rich foods to deliver 18 to 21 grams of protein per pack. There are four varieties. Each pack contains one hard-boiled egg. The other two ingredient combinations are: almonds and white cheddar cheese, cashews and gouda cheese, pistachios and cheddar cheese, and roasted peanuts and colby jack cheese.
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Boonville, Ind.-based Prime Foods L.L.C., manufacturers of eggs and egg products, is now in the snack business with the roll-out of the Eggs on the Run brand. The Pro-Go! Snack Packs combine the goodness of a hard-cooked egg with cheese and either trail mix or chocolate-coated almonds. Each pack provides 13 grams of protein. For heartier appetites, there’s Pro-Go Plus High-Protein, which contains 25 to 32 grams of protein from a variety of sources. Three varieties are: hard-cooked peeled egg, Tribe classic hummus, pretzel nuggets, cheddar cheese and trail mix; hard-cooked peeled egg, Tribe roasted red pepper hummus, pretzel nuggets, colby jack cheese and trail mix; and hard-cooked peeled egg, peanut butter, pretzel nuggets, colby cheese and dark chocolate-coated almonds.
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Earlier this year, family-owned Wilcox Farms, Roy, Wash., launched single peeled, ready-to-eat eggs in easy-open plastic packaging. The product is intended for the convenience and vending channels.
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Consumers are more likely to buy hard-boiled eggs as protein snacks and mini meals when merchandised in portable packaging, according to research by the American Egg Board. Here are some potential concepts.
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