Meat snack innovation plays in the poultry and premium meat segments.
Land O’Frost, Inc. is expanding its Gone Rogue meat snacks brand with a new line of turkey bites. Made from all-natural turkey from American farms, Gone Rogue Turkey Bites are baked in small batches with a blend of spices and come in four flavors: sea salt and black pepper, Nashville Hot, maple brown sugar, and honey mustard. Each 1-oz serving contains 60 calories, 10 grams of protein, 1.5 grams of fat and 1 gram of carbs.
The sea salt and black pepper variety is seasoned with sea salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
The Nashville Hot flavor features sea salt, paprika, ground red pepper, onion powder, ground mustard, cherry juice powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and chili powder.
The maple brown sugar offering contains maple syrup, brown sugar, sea salt, garlic powder, black pepper, ground sage and ground ginger.
The honey mustard meat snacks are made with honey, sea salt, ground mustard, granulated garlic, white vinegar, granulated onion, turmeric, paprika, white pepper, nutmeg and coriander.
“We’re thrilled to expand Gone Rogue Snacks to offer more options and variety to those looking to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Candace M. Cage, brand manager at Land O’Frost. “Our snacks, both Turkey Bites and our High Protein Chicken Chips, are focused on delivering quality and purposeful protein in a casual way. As a consumer’s partner in snacking, we understand many people are busier than ever. Whether they’re on the go or at home, we’re determined to create the best way for consumers to manage energy and help them reach every goal.”
Veroni is rolling out a new snack line that combines charcuterie imported from Italy with Provolone cheese and Italian breadsticks or dried fruits. The snacks are packaged in 2-oz servings and come in four varieties: mild salami, Provolone and Italian breadsticks; Calabrese salami, Provolone and Italian breadsticks; mild salami, Provolone and dried cranberries; and mild salami, Provolone and dried apricots.
4505 Meats is debuting a new line of premium sausage snacks called 4505 Butcher’s Snacks. Made with 2 oz of humanely raised pork, the keto-certified, paleo-friendly and gluten-free meat sticks contain 18 to 24 grams of protein and come in three varieties.
The Original Recipe meat snacks are made with caraway and thyme and inspired by Bratwurst.
The Cheddar & Bacon variety is studded with chunks of cheddar cheese and uncured bacon.
The Red Hot flavor features paprika, cayenne, coriander and yellow mustard.
"I'm more of a butcher than a businessperson," said Ryan Farr, founder and chef of the 4505 Burgers & BBQ restaurant in San Francisco. "I knew if 4505 was going to offer a meat snack, it had to be more sausage than stick. Butcher's Snacks are inspired by my favorite recipes and, as a big sausage nerd, I am proud to offer these delicious Butcher's Snacks to my fellow meat lovers."
Mondelez International, Inc. has teamed with The Hershey Co. to debut Chewy Chips Ahoy! Fudge Filled Cookies inspired by Hershey’s. The limited-edition, soft-baked cookies feature a Hershey’s inspired fudge filled center and contain 150 calories and 11 grams of sugar per two-cookie serving.
"With summer fun in full swing, there couldn't be a better time to introduce the new Chewy Chips Ahoy! Fudge Filled Cookies inspired by Hershey's to make the season a little sweeter and our taste buds a little happier with this new cookie,” said Sabrina Sierant, associate director of the Chips Ahoy! brand at Mondelez International. " For a creative, fun and delicious treat, top your favorite ice cream with new Chewy Chips Ahoy! Fudge Filled Cookies inspired by Hershey’s."
Unilever PLC is adding two new product lines to its Tazo tea brand designed to hydrate: Tazo Refreshers and Tazo Unsweetened Iced Tea Mixes.
Tazo Refreshers are made with fruit juice, botanicals and tea and contain zero grams of added sugar. The Iced Watermelon Cucumber Refresher is made with watermelon, cucumber and herbal tea, while the Iced Citrus Jasmine Refresher features jasmine tea, orange, apple and grapefruit.
Tazo Unsweetened Iced Tea Mixes come in three varieties: Iced Passion, made with hibiscus, orange peel, rose hips and passion fruit; Iced Zen, featuring lemongrass, spearmint and green tea; and Iced Black, which blends unsweetened black teas sourced from Argentina to Assam.
The Bountiful Co. is adding a new line to its Pure Protein brand of protein bars: Pure Protein Chilled Protein Bars. The refrigerated bars provide protein from grass-fed whey and are non-GMO with no added preservatives. The bars come in three flavors: peanut butter dark chocolate, vanilla fruit and nut, and blueberry vanilla almond.
The peanut butter dark chocolate bars contain peanut butter, organic honey, roasted peanuts, oats, chicory root fiber, chocolate chips, dark chocolate morsels, flax seeds, cocoa and monk fruit. Each bar contains 240 calories, 15 grams of protein and 11 grams of sugar.
The vanilla fruit and nut variety is made with almond butter, organic honey, roasted cashews, apple juice infused dried cranberries, oats, chicory root fiber, flax seeds, dark sweet cherry juice, chia seeds and monk fruit. Each bar contains 230 calories, 14 grams of protein and 11 grams of sugar.
The blueberry vanilla almond flavor features almond butter, roasted almonds, dried coconut, apple juice infused dried blueberries, chicory root fiber, coconut sugar, white chocolate, organic honey, oats, flax seeds, blueberry juice, chia seeds and monk fruit. Each bar contains 240 calories, 15 grams of protein and 12 grams of sugar.
Planterra Foods is expanding its portfolio of plant-based products with five new Ozo products in the frozen fresh categories.
The Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets are breaded, frozen and contain 14 grams of protein per serving.
The Plant-Based Chicken Patties are breaded, frozen and contain 12 grams of protein per 2.5-oz patty.
The Plant-Based Italian Style Meatballs are made with wheat gluten, textured pea protein, tomatoes and onions and contain 30% less saturated fat than traditional pork meatballs, the company said. Each serving of the frozen product contains 12 grams of protein.
The fresh Plant-Based Ground Turkey contains 22 grams of protein per serving.
The fresh Smokehouse Burger is made with textured pea protein and rice protein fermented by shiitake mycelia. Seasoned with rosemary and smoke flavor, each patty contains 19 grams of protein.
Naturipe has teamed up with Chobani, LLC to launch new Berry Parfaits featuring Chobani Greek yogurt, Naturipe berries and granola. The single-serve snacks provide 10 grams of protein and contain fewer than 170 calories each.
The Doubleberry Crunch parfait features Naturipe blueberries, Chobani non-fat strawberry Greek yogurt and granola.
The Vanilla Crunch parfait includes Naturipe blueberries, Chobani non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt and granola.
The Spice Hunter, a Sauer Brands subsidiary, is launching a line of Crunch Toppers seed-mix seasonings. The five new varieties joining existing Everything Bagel include Garden Veggie, Zesty Italian, Roasted Onion & Garlic, 7 Seed Blend and Sweet Seed. All The Spice Hunter Crunch Toppers are salt-free, kosher-certified, gluten-free and non-GMO.
The Garden Veggie variety contains sesame seeds, golden flax seeds, carrots, hemp seeds, bell pepper, tomato, onion, garlic and chives.
The Zesty Italian Crunch Toppers includes garlic, golden flax seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, oregano and crushed red pepper.
The Roasted Onion & Garlic seasoning blends toasted sesame seeds, toasted onion, golden flax seeds, garlic and hemp seeds.
The 7 Seed Crunch Toppers combine golden flax seeds, black sesame seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, toasted sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
The Sweet Seed flavor features poppy seeds, chia seeds, golden flax seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds and cinnamon.
"Creating meals and snacks with bold, unique flavors is what we pride ourselves in at The Spice Hunter," said Jason Roy, president of The Spice Hunter. "Our Everything Bagel Crunch seasoning has been extremely successful, and we are excited for consumers to explore the delicious flavor profiles of the new seasonings we are adding to the lineup."
Cleveland Kitchen is introducing its own take on an American sandwich staple with its new Dilly Garlic Pickles. Available in chips and spears, the pickles are unpasteurized and lightly fermented with vinegars, herbs and spices. The pickles are vegan, gluten-free, keto-friendly and contain 5 calories per serving.
"Pickles are such a classic American food and especially beloved in the Midwest, and we are very excited to be introducing our unique, healthy take on this well-known condiment," said Drew Anderson, co-founder and chief executive officer of Cleveland Kitchen. "We are proud to be adding our Dilly Garlic Pickles to our range of products as another delicious, crunchy, fresh offering for fans of Cleveland Kitchen and fans of pickles."
George’s, Inc. is rolling out Quick ‘N Eat flame-grilled, fully cooked burgers to the frozen foods aisle. The brand’s premium Angus beef patties come in 3-oz and 4-oz patty sizes alongside 3-oz turkey burgers. All three varieties are made with five to six ingredients and are ready in two minutes in the microwave or 10 minutes in the oven, grill or stovetop.
The 3-oz and 4-oz Angus beef burgers are made with beef, water, spices, salt and natural flavors. The 3-oz patties contain 220 calories, 18 grams of protein and 16 grams of fat each, while the 4-oz patties contain 290 calories, 24 grams of protein and 21 grams of fat each.
The turkey burgers blend turkey, salt, mustard, spices, garlic powder and natural flavors. Each patty contains 160 calories, 15 grams of protein and 10 grams of fat.
"Our mouth-watering, flame-grilled patties and burgers are just as you'd expect from your favorite burger recipe — super juicy, a perfect blend of seasonings and authentic grill marks," said Megan Ernst, senior director of marketing at George's, Inc. "Simply heat, eat and enjoy."
Raised Gluten Free is adding two new varieties to its lineup of small-batch, plant-based pies. The treats are vegan, certified gluten-free, nut-free and Non-GMO Project verified and feature a crust made with white rice flour, sorghum flour and tapioca flour.
The Southern Peach Pie is filled with peaches and brown sugar and is topped with a classic crumble.
The Blueberry Bliss Pie contains blueberries and a touch of lemon.
Lil Bucks, maker of sprouted buckwheat-based toppings and snacks, is introducing a new organic seasoning inspired by the everything bagel. Everything Bucks Szn-ing combines sprouted buckwheat seeds, dried California garlic, chia seeds, black and white sesame seeds, dried onion flakes and sea salt flakes to add crunch and flavor to a variety of dishes. The product is available online at lovelilbucks.com.