SAINT CLOUD, Minn. – GNP Company is meeting consumers’ growing demand for quick and easy healthy food options by rolling out a line of Gold’n Plump chicken meatballs and sliced sausages. The products, which are made from boneless, skinless chicken thigh meat, can be prepared in as little as 20 minutes.
“For a more homemade-like experience, there are no fillers, preservatives, added hormones, MSG, nitrites, nitrates, artificial flavors or colors in Gold'n Plump chicken meatballs or sliced sausages,” said Tracy Miller, GNP Company’s director of Product Innovation and Management.
The chicken meatballs are oven roasted and come in two flavors: Homestyle, made of American breadcrumbs, rosemary and low-sodium chicken broth; and Pesto Italian, made of Romano, Parmesan and aged Asiago cheeses and roasted garlic. The sliced chicken sausages also come in two flavors: Italian Cheese & Peppers, made of aged Parmesan and Asiago cheeses, red and green peppers and paprika; and Hickory Smoked, made with brown sugar, rosemary and hickory smoke flavor.
“We are one of the few brands to enter the frozen category with a ‘chicken raised with No Antibiotics–Ever’ attribute, and the only frozen chicken product in the category to feature the American Humane Certified farm program seal,” Miller said. “In addition, the nutritional values of our products are on par or better than similar competitive poultry products with less fat than beef and pork varieties, while providing 20 grams of lean protein per serving.”
The new meatballs and sausage are sold fully cooked and frozen in resealable, zip-top, gusseted, 18-oz. bags for $6.99. They can be found in select supermarkets throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
“Research shows that 28 percent of consumers are preparing more meals in less than 20 minutes than five years ago," Miller said. “Meatballs are universally loved and a staple for nearly every culture, while sausages are being considered the new bacon. Both products offer what today's consumers, millennials especially, are looking for: better, healthier ingredients, bold not boring flavor, leaner protein, and convenient preparation with the taste and texture of handmade.”
Gold'n Plump will offer recipes using the chicken meatballs and sliced sausages at GoldnPlump.com.