"Breakfast sausage is often considered an indulgence to have on weekends or when families go out to breakfast because of fat and salt," said Linda Boardman, president of Applegate, a leading producer of natural and organic meats and cheeses. "Applegate starts with using the highest-quality meat from animals raised without antibiotics or hormones, and producing sausages with no added chemical nitrites, nitrates or fillers – so consumers get what they want: meat and spices, not what they don't want: high salt and fat, corn syrups and fillers."
The new heat-and-serve sausages will enter grocery freezer cases in February with a suggested retail price of $5.99 for a package of 10 sausages. The Savory Turkey Breakfast Sausage delivers a spicy kick while the Classic Pork Breakfast sausage evokes traditional, country flavor, the company said.
Compared to other brands, Applegate Classic Pork Breakfast Sausage contains 10% less sodium, 30% more protein and 15% less fat link to link, the company added.