ORGANIC, PLANT-BASED BURGER
Don Lee Farms introduced an organic, plant-based burger, made with organic plant-based ingredients and plant-based protein. This burger “bleeds” organic beet juice and sizzles on the grill from organic vegetable-based fats just like raw beef. Plus, it’s said to be the only burger in its category to qualify for the Organic Seal certified by USDA. This burger is sold in the fresh meat case and frozen section in 300 Tops Friendly Markets and Stop & Shop markets in the Northeastern United States as well as Costco Wholesale, Wegmans, HEB, Stater Bros and select markets across the United States.
SUSTAINABLY CAUGHT LOBSTER KITS
Luke’s Lobster launched ready-to-eat, sustainably caught wild Maine lobster meat and ready-to-cook wild Maine lobster tails. Luke’s flash freezes the steamed or raw lobster using liquid nitrogen the same day it is caught, then holds the meat at -20°F to lock in the freshness. The ready-to-eat lobster kit contains half-pound perfectly cooked lobster knuckle and claw meat and one packet of Luke’s secret seasoning, while the ready-to-cook lobster tail kit contains two raw Maine lobster tails and one packet of lemon garlic marinade. They’re sold in the freezer aisle of Whole Foods Market stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
MEATLESS ALTERNATIVES MADE WITH PURE PLANT PROTEIN
Dr. Praeger’s introduced Pure Plant Protein, a new, vegan meatless product line that’s loaded with protein (9-28 grams), vegan, soy and gluten free, high in fiber and made with high-quality pea protein, two or more vegetables and avocado oil. The Veggie Burgers are a reintroduction of the grill-ready All-American and a new veggie-forward Sweet Heat Beet kind. Breaded Chick’n Tenders come in Classic, Gametime Buffalo and Grampa Mel’s BBQ tenders. Sunday Funday Meatless Sausage is a hearty high-protein breakfast patty. And, Super Greens Veggie Nuggets are packed with seven different vegetables. The Pure Plant Protein line is sold in natural and conventional grocers such as Kroger, HEB and Publix nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.49.
North Country Smokehouse introduced two sugar-free, paleo-friendly bacon products. The Organic Applewood Smoked Sugar-Free Bacon is a USDA-certified organic, paleo-friendly bacon that is smoked low and slow over embers of authentic Applewood. It boasts a suggested retail price of $6.99 for an 8-ounce package. And, the All-Natural Sugar-Free Fruitwood Smoked Bacon is an all-natural, paleo-friendly bacon bathed in a Fruitwood smoke for more than 10 hours. It boasts a suggested retail price of $6.99 for a 12-ounce package. Both products can be found at retailers such as Hannaford Supermarkets, Whole Foods Market, Big Y and Stop & Shop.
NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED DELI MEAT
Diestel Family Ranch developed a lineup of Non-GMO Project Verified turkey, pastrami and roast beef deli slices for retail and foodservice. The products are crafted from whole-muscle meat and made from thoughtfully raised turkeys. Varieties include Oven Roasted, Naturally Smoked, Honey Roasted, Pepper Roasted and Herb Roasted Turkey, as well as Turkey Pastrami, Roast Beef and Beef Pastrami varieties in 6-ounce packages.
ORGANIC, ANTIBIOTIC-FREE, rBST-FREE DELI SNACKS
Dietz & Watson of Philadelphia expanded its Originals line of refrigerated deli meat and cheese snacks to include No Antibiotics Ever Italian specialty chubs, including a Truffle Salami, Sopressata, Pepper Salami, Chorizo, Genoa Salami and an Herb de Provence Salami. Rounding out the line are 4-ounce packs of meat and cheese medallions and mini paninos that include pepperoni, genoa salami or prosciutto wrapped over mozzarella cheese.