US meat producer Kayem Foods is expanding its Al Fresco all-natural brand with the addition of two frozen pre-cooked lines.

The company is rolling out three varieties of Al Fresco gourmet chicken meatballs - Italian style, caramelised onion, plus spicy jalapeno & pepper jack - and two flavours of breakfast chicken sausage - country style and apple maple.

Each product has 40% less salt and 60% less fat than conventional pork or beef alternatives, the company stressed.

The al fresco brand entered the freezer aisle in March this year when Kayem debuted its gourmet grillers chicken burgers.

Marketing director Sarah Crowley said: "These new frozen products feature the high-quality, all-natural ingredients that people have come to expect from al fresco, helping to make healthy cooking more convenient than ever before. Based on the success of our frozen gourmet chicken grillers launch earlier this year, we know that more consumers are looking for these better-for-you options in the freezer aisle."

Kayem has secured distribution at grocery stores throughout the US, including Kroger, Ahold's Stop & Shop and Harris Teeter. The breakfast sausage has a suggested price of US$3.99 while the meatballs have an RRP of $7.99. 

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al fresco all natural Expands Frozen Offerings With Launch Of Two New Fully Cooked Products Lines

CHELSEA, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- al fresco all natural - America's #1 chicken sausage brand - today announced the addition of two new gourmet, all-natural, fully cooked product lines in the freezer case - Gourmet Chicken Meatballs and Breakfast Chicken Sausages.

These launches expand upon al fresco's successful initial entry into the freezer case in March 2014 with Gourmet Grillers Chicken Burgers.

al fresco Frozen Gourmet Chicken Meatballs and Breakfast Chicken Sausages continue al fresco's mission of making it easier to eat better. Each has 40 percent less sodium and 60 percent less fat than the traditional pork and beef alternatives. Both products are made from lean, skinless chicken meat, and are gluten-free and pork-free. The new frozen meatballs and sausages go directly from freezer to stovetop or oven and, because they come in several gourmet flavors, there is no need to spend extra time on marinating, defrosting or other preparation.

"We know that preparing healthy and delicious meals can be a time-consuming task," said Sarah Crowley, Director of Marketing at Kayem Foods. "These new frozen products feature the high-quality, all-natural ingredients that people have come to expect from al fresco, helping to make healthy cooking more convenient than ever before. Based on the success of our frozen Gourmet Chicken Grillers launch earlier this year, we know that more consumers are looking for these better-for-you options in the freezer aisle."

Both products come in a variety of flavors, making them a delicious and healthy option for any meal. The Frozen Breakfast Chicken Sausages come in two flavors:

Country Style, with a hint of sage & thyme
Apple Maple, with pure Vermont maple syrup

The Frozen Gourmet Chicken Meatballs are available in three flavors, including:

Italian Style, with fresh basil and mozzarella
Caramelized Onion, with roasted garlic
Spicy Jalapeno & Pepper Jack, with roasted peppers and Monterey Jack cheese

al fresco all natural frozen products are available now in the freezer case at major grocery stores nationwide, including Kroger, Safeway, Stop & Shop, Harris Teeter, Jewel, Hannaford and more. Each package of the new Frozen Breakfast Chicken Sausages contains eight ready-to-cook links (SRP $3.99), and the new Frozen Gourmet Chicken Meatballs contain 24 meatballs per 18-ounce package (SRP $7.99).

To learn more about the al fresco brand or to explore the many recipes created to highlight al fresco's variety of products and flavors, please visit alfrescoallnatural.com. You can also interact with al fresco on Twitter and Facebook.

About al fresco
al fresco all natural is manufactured by Kayem Foods, Inc. the largest meat processor in New England, making over 500 products under eight brand names.

Original source: Kayem Foods