Skinny Butcher is a brand of fully cooked entrées with plant-based meat, and hearkens back to an era when the best cuts of meat were found at your neighborhood butcher shop. This first-to-market concept in the plant-based meat category is never frozen with a 75-day shelf life. All Skinny Butcher products are produced without preservatives and made using HPP (high-pressure processing) that virtually eliminates all pathogens and extends shelf life. Skinny Butcher offers four varieties of chef inspired meals: Beefy Bolognese Over Pasta, Buffalo Chick’n Mac & Cheese, Chick’n Pad Thai with Authentic Rice Noodles, and Beefy Stroganoff Over Egg Noodles.



West African frozen meals

AYO Foods, the line of West-African inspired cuisine, has developed a partnership with Whole Foods and is now available at nearly 50 locations throughout Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Founders Perteet & Fred Spencer developed the brand from their family’s own recipes that have been shared across generations. Ayo Foods is a proud, Black-owned business, and as part of the cultural conversations currently taking place in the U.S., many retailers are being asked to commit shelf-space for Black-owned businesses. AYO Foods flavors include Cassava Leaf Soup, Jollof Rice, and Egusi Seed Soup, and have a suggested retail price of $5.99.



frozen Thai meals

Saffron Road, a clean-label, world cuisine leader on a mission to bring people together through authentic, global flavors and wholesome, real ingredients, announces the addition of two new restaurant-quality frozen entrées to their Thai cuisine product line: Thai Basil Noodles, and Thai Red Curry Chicken. Both meals are made with premium authentic and responsibly-sourced ingredients like chicken raised without antibiotics or grass-fed beef and are free from anything artificial. They are both Halal and Gluten-Free Certified, and the two new entrées are sold for the suggested retail price $4.99. Saffron Road’s products are offered in more than 25,000 stores nationwide.



pressure-cooker meals

Tiller & Hatch announces four new flavors available at Target and direct-to-consumer at TillerandHatch.com: Chili Mac, Italian Chicken Gnocchi, BBQ Beef Chili and Chicken Tikka Masala. Each of the new flavors cook in less than 12 minutes and comes in 20 oz. or 40 oz. packages, enough to feed 2-4 people for about $12 or less. Tiller & Hatch is a frozen meal company designed for a pressure cooker. The meals include hearty stews, flavorful soups, pasta dishes and more—all created with premium quality ingredients—meat without added hormones or antibiotics and no artificial flavors, colors or added MSG. 

Compiled by Michael Costa