Springdale, Ark.-based Jimmy Dean (jimmydean.com), part of the Tyson Foods portfolio, introduces a pair of microwaveable Egg Bites ready to eat in minutes. The fully cooked frozen bites combine fluffy whole eggs, premium Jimmy Dean sausage or bacon and real cheese. Available varieties include Sausage & Three Cheese and Meat Lovers, each of which delivers 17 grams of protein and 270 calories per serving. Packed eight to a case, each 4-ounce package includes two Egg Bites. SRP is $2.99.
Fresh Sausage Patties
Schweid & Sons (schweidandsons.com), Carlstadt, N.J., enters the premium sausage category with fresh pork breakfast sausage patties in three distinct flavors: Original, Apple and Italian. Crafted from premium cuts of humanely raised U.S. pork flavored with high quality spices and other ingredients, the product contains no fillers, nitrates, nitrites or artificial flavors or colors. Each 12-ounce package includes eight 1.5-ounce patties. SRP is $6.49.
Gloucester, Mass.-based Gorton’s Seafood (gortons.com) adds on-trend Southern Style Shrimp to its frozen seafood portfolio. Inspired by the “Chicken Sandwich Wars,” the new item is “breaded in the U.S.A.” with a crunchy coating made with buttermilk, pepper and traditional Southern herbs and spices. It can be used as a snack or appetizer; to elevate tacos, sandwiches or salads; or as a center-of-the-plate protein served with veggies and a side. Packed eight to a case, each 9.2-ounce box carries a $6.99 SRP.
Kid-Friendly Mini Meatballs
Simek’s (simeks.com), Saint Paul Park, Minn., launches a pair of kid-friendly bite-size frozen meatballs made with premium ingredients and no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. Just the right size for little fingers, fully cooked Simek’s Kids Mini Meatballs come in two flavors: gluten-, dairy- and soy-free Breakfast Sausage (12-ounce package) and All Beef (14-ounce package). SRP is $6.49, and bags are packed 10 to a case. For every product purchased, Simek’s donates a meal to a Feeding America food bank in the community where it was sold.
Frozen Salmon Fillets & Burgers
Hixton, Wis.-based Superior Fresh (superiorfresh.com) launches its first frozen seafood products for retail. Packed with heart-healthy Omega-3s, its new Salmon Fillets (in 12-ounce stand-up bags) deliver 37 grams of protein apiece while its gluten-free Salmon Burgers (in two-count, 8-ounce cartons) are made entirely from whole muscle salmon fillets and organic ingredients. The company also debuts ready-to eat Smoked Salmon Dip (in 6-ounce containers) that can pair with everything from bagels to wraps. All three products are made with salmon raised on a land-based farm where they’re fed an all-organic diet free of GMOs, pesticides, or antibiotics. SRPs are $13.99 (fillets), $9.99 (burgers) and $8.99 (dip). The fillets and dip are packed 12 to a case; the burgers, 16 to a case