New Snacks, Appetizers & Side Dishes
READY-TO-HEAT, READY-TO-EAT CHICKEN BITES
Farm Rich introduced new Breaded Chicken Wings and all white meat Boneless Chicken Bites in Buffalo and BBQ options. Lightly dusted with a secret mix of spices, then perfectly fried until crispy outside and tender inside, Farm Rich Breaded Chicken Wings and Boneless Chicken Bites come ready to be heated, sauced and served in minutes. They are available in the freezer section of supermarkets nationwide, including Walmart, Albertson’s, Giant Eagle, Meijer, Shaws, Wegmans and more, for a suggested retail price of $5.99-6.99.
BOLD PIZZA ROLLS
General Mills expanded its Totino’ sline of pizza rolls to include new pepperoni, taco and BBQ and buffalo chicken rolls, available in Cheddar Blasted Crust Pepperoni, Ranch Blasted Crust Pepperoni, Buffalo Ranch Blasted Crust Buffalo Chicken, Nacho Cheese Blasted Crust Taco and Chipotle Blasted Crust BBQ Chicken varieties. Each 17.4-ounce bag boasts the same pizza roll taste inside with new ridged, seasoned crust for a bolder flavor. They feature a suggested retail price of $4.48, and are sold in the freezer aisle in grocery stores nationwide.
SEAFOOD SNACKS FOR RESTAURANT MENUS
King & Prince Seafood launched Small Plates/Bar Bites, a trio of snacks designed for keeping menus on trend. Jambalaya Fritters is a fun spin on the classic Cajun dish straight from the Bayou. Filled with shrimp, rice, Andouille, vegetables and spices, these fritters are dipped in a light, crispy Tavern Battered coating. Crispy Southern Flounder is a hand-cut, flash-fried flounder filet coated with a seasoned blend of flour and cornmeal. And, Lobster & Seafood Pups are blends of lobster and seafood surrounded in golden sweet cornmeal batter.
TGI FRIDAYS SIDES
Campbell Soup Co. partnered with TGI Fridays to launch a line of fresh refrigerated sides, soups and sauces. TheseFridays-inspired menu options consist of 15 new SKUs, including Loaded Smashed Potatoes with Bacon, Bacon Mac & Cheese, Roasted Tomato Bisque with Bacon & Parmesan, Cheesy Chipotle Chili Sauce and Korean BBQ sauce. The new line is available in more than 550 stores nationwide, including various Albertson’s divisions, Harris Teeter, Hy-Vee, Shaw’s and Roundy’s. The five sauces, four sides and four soups are available in the fresh refrigerated section for a suggested retail price of $4.29-5.99.
SRIRACHA FIRE STICKS
Ian’s Natural Foods launched Sriracha Fire Sticks, hot-tasting, innovative French fry-shaped chicken sticks. Made with gluten-free, whole grain breading and antibiotic- and cage-free white chicken meat, the new Sriracha Fire Sticks are available at Sprouts Farmers Markets nationwide.
FLASH FROZEN MEATBALLS
The Flying Meatballs now offers a line of small batch, authentic Italian meatballs made from all-natural ingredients. Created using authentic Italian recipes handed down for generations, they come portioned six to a package with tomato sauce. They are available in “The Classic” 50/50 (beef and veal), 100% Premium Beef, The Three Meats (beef, pork and veal), 100% Premium Turkey and Organic Grass-Fed varieties.