FROZEN FILIPINO CHICKEN INASAL
Ramar Foods has launched its Chicken Inasal (above) under the Magnolia brand currently available in Asian grocery outlets. Chicken inasal is a marinated chicken inspired by the popular grilled chicken originating from Bacolod City, Philippines. The term “inasal” means to “roast” or “chargrilled” marinated with a mixture of ingredients and spices, typically served with rice and vinegar. Magnolia Chicken Inasal is made from high-quality ingredients in Pittsburg, California. Through several R&D processes, Ramar came up with the product line in response to the growing popularity of chicken inasal, and aims to make it readily available for families to enjoy.
HANDCRAFTED, SMALL-BATCH BACON
Kayem has launched its first-ever handcrafted bacon. Produced in small batches, the Maplewood and Double Smoked bacon is made with premium hand-trimmed pork bellies. Each batch is smoked for up to 10 hours with proprietary blends of natural hardwoods, and the use of state-of-the-art smokehouses, allowing Kayem to manage the levels of smoke, humidity, and temperature to yield a perfect slab of bacon. For those looking for a subtle hint of sweetness, the Maplewood bacon, which is also available in a butcher cut (33% thicker), is cured with real maple syrup sourced from Butternut Mountain Farm in Vermont, adding a unique profile of sweet and savory flavors
GRILLED CHICKEN SKEWERS
As more meals are being made and consumed at home, shoppers are looking to experiment and try new products. Expresco Foods, a leading producer of protein meal and snack solutions, has answered with its new frozen skewer line, which will marry consumer demand for quality protein and whole breast muscle chicken in a simple, ready to heat and serve format. The frozen line offers 21g of protein per 6-pack and is available in on-trend flavors Lemongrass Thai, Rotisserie Inspired, and Piri Piri. The new products are on shelves in major US grocery retailers for an SRP of $6.99 to $7.99 per 6-pack of skewers.
The Hormel Black Label team has brought the flavor and versatility of ranch to life with the latest innovation of Hormel Black Label Ranch Thick Cut Bacon. Ranch lovers can rejoice, because this new flavor is hand-rubbed with ranch seasoning and naturally hardwood smoked to create an irresistible flavor. In addition, consumers now can enjoy bacon made with time-honored smokehouse processes dating back to the days of the American settlers. Hormel Black Label Classic Country Style Thick Cut Bacon is handcrafted using only the finest ingredients and smoked for over 10 hours. Both flavors are available in 12-ounce thick-cut bacon packages.
ORGANIC CARNITAS AND MEATBALLS
Belcampo Organic Carnitas and Organic Meatballs are made with grass-fed and -finished, USDA Certified Organic, and Certified Humane, beef raised with climate-positive, regenerative farming methods. Both items are fully cooked to perfection so they can easily be added to favorite meals, such as tacos, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. With minimal ingredients and no added sugar, these dairy-free and gluten-free offerings are ideal for keto and paleo dieters as well as anybody just looking for a tasty meat option. Each is available at an SRP of $8.99 via direct-to-consumer shipping nationwide from Belcampo’s website.
ARTISANAL DELI MEATS
D’Artagnan is launching a new line of artisanal deli meats in five varieties. D’Artagnan’s Artisanal Deli Meats are all-natural and contain no preservatives, antibiotics, hormones, nitrites, phosphates, artificial colors, or preservatives. They also come in small case sizes to ensure top-notch quality and freshness. Products include Wagyu Roast Beef, Smoked Berkshire Ham, Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast, Berkshire Bistro Ham, and Truffle Turkey Breast. Aside from its line of deli meats, D’Artagnan also offers charcuterie, Spanish hams, and a full complement of prepared items such as truffle butter and pâtés to complete the deli experience.
FLAME-GRILLED FROZEN CHICKEN BREAST
Wayne Farms is continuing its expansion into the retail space with the launch of CHEF’S CRAFT Gourmet Chicken into grocery stores. The line includes Flame Grilled Chicken Breast Fillet, Grilled Chicken Breast Chunks, and Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks. Each product is made from no-antibiotics, vegetarian-fed chickens, then seasoned, grilled and prepared using a sous vide cooking method for maximum tenderness, then frozen, providing consumers with an easy-to-prepare, nutritious meal within minutes. The minimally processed products also are gluten-free and preservative-free. The chicken is 100% farm-raised and contains no nitrates, MSG or artificial ingredients. They pair perfectly with your favorite rice, pasta and vegetable dishes.
EVERYTHING BAGEL BREADED SHRIMP
SeaPak brings its Everything Bagel Butterfly Shrimp to freezer aisles around the country. The seasoning combination on SeaPak Everything Bagel Butterfly Shrimp features sesame seeds, salt, poppy seeds, dried garlic and dried onion, just like what’s on an everything bagel. Each 12-ounce package of SeaPak Everything Bagel Butterfly Shrimp contains nine ounces of crispy butterfly shrimp with everything bagel seasoning, plus three ounces of cream cheese chive dipping sauce. The tail-on shrimp are 4-star Best Aquaculture Practices certified, and the seasoned items are designed for conventional ovens, toaster ovens and air fryers. The SRP is $8.99 per package.
WILD ARGENTINE RED SHRIMP
Camanchaca, the U.S.-based division of Chilean-seafood industry leader Camanchaca S.A., has debuted its Wild Argentine Red Shrimp under Pier 33 Gourmet by Grand Krust label. Camanchaca offers retailers, food service operators and consumers the only shrimp option that is free of both sulfates and additives, making it the most natural product on the market. Camanchaca controls the quality of the shrimp from catch through production, ensuring the shrimp are 100% natural, sweet in flavor, and maintain their red color. Wild Argentine Red Shrimp is available at national retailers, and for foodservice and private label use in the peeled and deveined, tail-off format.
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Compiled by Michael Costa