GNP Co., St. Cloud, Minn., expanded its Gold’n Plump brand to now include new lines of chicken meatballs and sliced sausages that can be ready in as little as 20 minutes.
Made of coarse-ground, 100% quality, boneless, skinless thigh meat raised with no antibiotics–ever and only real ingredients, the new chicken meatballs are fully cooked and sold frozen in resealable, zip-top, gusseted bags. Varieties include Homestyle (made of American-style breadcrumb, rosemary and low-sodium chicken broth) and Pesto Italian (made of Romano, Parmesan and aged Asiago cheeses and roasted garlic).
Meanwhile, the chicken sausages are chef-inspired, feature a 3/8-inch bias cut, coarse-grind visible ingredients and natural pork casing for a traditional sausage bite. Varieties include Italian Cheese & Peppers (made of aged Parmesan and Asiago cheeses, red and green peppers and paprika) and Hickory Smoked (made with brown sugar, rosemary and hickory smoke flavor).
“For a homemade-like experience, there are no binders, meat substitutes, fillers, preservatives, added hormones, MSG, nitrites, nitrates, artificial flavors or colors in Gold’n Plump chicken meatballs or sliced sausages,” says Tracy Miller, director of product innovation. “Also, we are one of the few brands to enter the frozen category with a ‘chicken raised with no antibiotics–ever’ attribute, and the only chicken product in the category to feature the American Humane Certified farm program seal. In addition, the nutritional values of our products are on par or better than similar competitive poultry products with less fat than beef and pork varieties, while providing 20 grams of lean protein per serving.”
Each 18-ounce bag boasts a suggested retail price of $6.99.