AUSTIN, MINN. — Hormel Foods Corp. has unveiled Natural Choice Hardwood Smoked, a new line of premium slow-smoked lunch meats.
Smoked in netting over wood chips for more than four hours, the meats are available in four varieties: applewood ham, applewood turkey with garlic and herbs, pecanwood ham with sweet black pepper, and pecanwood ham with brown sugar.
“We leaned into the real smoke and premium ingredients with this line and are offering consumers that great hardwood smoked flavor without having to fire up the smoker,” said Samantha Hovland, brand manager for Natural Choice. “Lunchtime is a busy time for people, so we’re helping take the guesswork out of it by providing products that are nutritious, convenient and customizable, and also packed with exciting, authentic flavors. These are premium products, prepared using a prolonged meat smoking technique that's sure to disrupt the category.”
Hormel Natural Choice Hardwood Smoked meats are available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.49 to $4.99.