Author Archive | Denise Leathers


Refrigerated Veggie Burgers

Elmwood Park, N.J.-based Dr. Praeger’s ( moves into the refrigerated category for the first time with a pair of non-GMO vegan Veggie Burgers. Both Classic Veggie (made with 11 different vegetables) and Chipotle Black Bean (made with five different vegetables) offer the same veggie-forward flavor profiles as Dr. Praeger’s frozen veggie burgers. Plus, each fiber-rich […]

Continue Reading

Keto Ice Cream

Killer Creamery (, Boise, Idaho, adds two varieties to its reformulated line of keto ice cream. Like the rest of the now eight-flavor collection, newcomers Chip, Chip Hooray! (vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookie dough) and Whale Tracks (chocolate brownie, caramel swirl, sugar cookie dough and sweet cream) boast a creamier texture and even […]

Continue Reading

Value-Priced Plant-Based Patties

Irvine, Calif.-based Before the Butcher expands its meatless protein lineup with frozen plant-based burgers for budget-minded shoppers. With a $10.99 SRP, new Mainstream Plant-Based Patties ( sell for about half the price of competitive products sold via the fresh meat case. Like the company’s UNCUT offering, Mainstream burgers are made from a proprietary blend of […]

Continue Reading

Functional Bone Broth Cups

San Diego-based Bonafide Provisions ( introduces frozen “Be Well” Bone Broth Cups that combine organic chicken bone broth rich in amino acids with functional lion’s mane mushrooms to support immunity, brain health and mental focus. The nutritionist-created, gluten- and grain-free superfood broths boast more than 80 naturally occurring minerals and 10 grams of whole-food collagen […]

Continue Reading

Oatmeal Bowls

Nutley, N.J.-based Happi Foodi ( rolls out a pair of frozen Oatmeal Bowls featuring steel-cut and rolled oats and Greek yogurt. Ready to eat in about 3 minutes, the probiotic-rich breakfasts come in two flavors: Brown Sugar (with 11 grams of protein) and Wild Blueberry (with 10 grams of protein). Each 8-ounce bowl (packed eight […]

Continue Reading

Plant-Based Sausage & Meatballs

Planterra Foods (, Lafayette, Colo., expands its OZO plant-based protein lineup with three new retail offerings made with a proprietary, soy-free blend of pea and rice protein fermented with shiitake mushrooms for enhanced flavor. OZO Italian Style Meatballs deliver 16 grams of protein per serving, while Breakfast Sausages (Original and Maple) offer up to 11 […]

Continue Reading

Power Bites

Smithfield Foods (, Smithfield, Va., introduces sausage, egg and cheese bites in portable packages for easy eating on the go any time of day. Merchandised in the refrigerated breakfast section, fully cooked Smithfield Power Bites are ready to eat in 45 seconds. Plus, consumers can eat them right out of the package — no plate […]

Continue Reading

Organic Meatballs & Carnitas

Oakland, Calif.-based Belcampo ( expands its line of hyper-sustainable, grass-fed and -finished certified organic meats with two new ready-to-eat items. Made from certified humane, regeneratively farmed beef raised in California, fully cooked Belcampo Organic Carnitas and Organic Meatballs can be eaten as is or mixed with consumers’ favorite sauces or toppings to create a variety […]

Continue Reading

Carrot-Based Swaps

Bakersfield, Calif.-based Bolthouse Farms ( debuts a new line of carrot-based “swaps” that consumers can use as an alternative to popular meat- and carb-heavy staples. Offered under the Bolthouse Farms Wunderoots label, the collection includes: grill-ready Carrot Dogs made with whole (not chopped or formed) carrots and other simple ingredients (Classic American-Style, Chorizo-Style and Sweet […]

Continue Reading

Plant-Based Mickey Mouse Nuggets

Battle Creek, Mich.-based Kellogg’s launches what it says is a category first under its Incogmeato by MorningStar Farms brand ( plant-based chicken nuggets shaped like Mickey Mouse. Made with non-GMO soy and natural colors and flavors, kid-friendly Mickey Chik’n Nuggets deliver 10 grams of complete protein per serving and are a good source of fiber […]

Continue Reading