Heat-and-eat Sandwiches
To meet America’s growing appetite for grab-and-go meal options, Johnsonville Sausage, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., has launched a line of handheld sandwiches featuring the company’s famous link sausage enrobed in a roll. The products are ideal for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack. The 5-oz sandwiches feature on-trend flavors and intriguing ingredients already built into a juicy, savory smoked-sausage link. Varieties include Southwestern Style—corn kernels, black beans, and bell pepper, with a blend of seasonings, Spicy Sunrise—scrambled egg, cheese, and onion, Sweet & Smokey—made with real Vermont maple syrup, Smoked Bratwurst, and Smokey Cheddar Sausage. The frozen products go from the freezer or refrigerator to the microwave and the kitchen table in about 75 sec. “Johnsonville’s handheld sausage sandwiches satisfy the cravings of an increasing number of customers who seek something extremely flavorful that can be eaten in the car, at the office, between classes—virtually any occasion that requires a quick and tasty meal solution,” says Sarah Babb, Johnsonville’s Senior Brand Manager.

Breakfast for Small Dogs
Mars Petcare U.S., Franklin, Tenn., is helping pet owners of small dogs start the day right with Cesar Sunrise entrees, a line of gourmet canine cuisine breakfast food. “Our research indicates that breakfast time can be a bonding experience for small dogs and their owners, and what better way to show your small dog you love them, than to offer a special breakfast meal prepared exclusively for them,” said Anne Herrington, Director of Marketing for Cesar brand. Varieties include Grilled Steak & Eggs, Smoked Bacon & Egg, and Chicken & Cheddar Cheese Soufflé. Grilled Steak & Eggs provides 97 kcal per 3.5-oz (100 g) tray, while Smoked Bacon & Egg delivers 104 kcal per 3.5-oz tray. Distributed nationally in the United States, the products are available at grocery stores, pet stores, and mass merchandisers.

Quick-prep Asian Cuisine
Asian cuisine, such as Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Thai, is growing in popularity around the globe. Most of these meals are eaten in restaurants because many home cooks are unfamiliar with the ingredients and cooking styles. Kahiki Foods, Columbus, Ohio, takes some of the guesswork out of preparing Asian cuisine at home with its new line of all-natural Tempura white meat chicken that delivers multiple use convenience to customers. Available in a 26-oz resealable bag, the frozen product comes in four flavors—General Tso’s, Sweet and Sour, Crispy Honey, and Mandarin Orange. All varieties contain 0 g trans fat, no MSG or artificial additives, and start at just 150 calories per serving. The new Tempura chicken products come complete with signature sauce packets for dipping, and meet growing consumer demand for value, flexibility, and convenience in meal time preparation. The products can be cooked in a conventional oven in just 8 min. “Our consumers are telling us they are looking for value and the best way to stretch their meal planning, without sacrificing quality and convenience,” says Tim Tsao, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Kahiki Foods.