Consumers looking for the perfect light meal or snack -- one that not only tastes great but offers healthy benefits -- need not look any further than Boca Foods' delicious new soy-based BOCA® Nuggets.

Once found only in the freezers of local health food stores, BOCA Nuggets can now be found in mainstream grocery stores throughout the country.

"Our delicious BOCA Nuggets satisfy consumer cravings for quick, healthy snacks and light meals, and they taste, look and cook just like real chicken nuggets, " says Mark Zander, marketing director of Boca Foods.

"Kids of all ages will love the delicious flavor and excellent nutrition of BOCA Nuggets," he added. "And parents will love the fact that BOCA Nuggets have 65 percent less fat than regular chicken nuggets."

A recent comparison of BOCA Nuggets to real chicken nuggets was made in the March 2000 issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter, which gives BOCA Nuggets the heavily-sought-after "Right Stuff" designation. "Sure, you can find other meatless nuggets in the freezer case. But (BOCA Nuggets) have less sodium and more flavor," the Healthletter reports.

BOCA Nuggets contain no cholesterol. They have 65 percent less fat and one-third fewer calories than regular chicken nuggets, plus they contain 12 grams of good-for-you soy protein.

Ten-ounce packages of BOCA Nuggets are available nationally in the frozen food sections of mainstream grocery stores, natural food stores and club stores. The suggested retail price is $2.99 a box.

Boca Foods distributes six varieties of its great-tasting flagship BOCA BURGER(TM) product, including Vegan Original, Hint of Fresh Garlic, Chef Max's Favorite with real cheddar cheese, Grilled Vegetable, Salsa and Roasted Onion. The company also distributes BOCA BURGER RECIPE BASICS(TM), a ground beef substitute; BOCA BREAKFAST(TM) Links and BOCA BREAKFAST(TM) Patties, two delicious meat alternatives for breakfast; and the BIGGER BOCA BURGER(TM), a 3.5-ounce meatless patty for the heartier appetite. Recently, the company introduced BOCA(TM) Nuggets and BOCA(TM) Tenders, two new soy-based meatless products that combine the great taste of chicken with the health benefits of soy protein.

Consumers looking for additional information about Boca Foods should visit the company's website at

Boca Foods, based in Madison, Wis., was founded in 1993 by a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based natural food restaurateur who saw the need for a great-tasting meatless hamburger alternative.