BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 15, 2017 (PRNewswire) — Applegate, the nation's leading natural and organic meat brand, continues to deliver clean, crave-able food options with the launch of Applegate Naturals No Sugar Bacon. This humanely raised bacon will satisfy sugar conscious consumers seeking a bacon that doesn't list sugar as an ingredient, but maintains a hickory smoke flavor bacon lovers yearn for.
"With a growing demand for sugar-free options, we're excited to deliver a bacon that supports the needs of those looking to reduce their sugar intake, while upholding Applegate values- making products with humanely raised meats and simple ingredients," said Nicole Glenn, Applegate vice president of marketing. "Providing worry-free meats people want to eat is vital to us and this new bacon is a product we're proud to offer."
A recent survey found 65 percent of adults want to cut down or completely avoid sugar in their diet and revealed sugar as the top item consumers are trying to avoid. With half of its products falling under the sugar-free category, Applegate offers a robust selection of meats and cheeses that fulfills the criteria of sugar-free, in addition to the brand's standards of no antibiotics ever, no artificial ingredients, and no chemical nitrites or nitrates.
Applegate Naturals® No Sugar Bacon will be available at select retailers, such as Fresh Market and Hy-Vee, August 2017, with a suggested retail price of $5.49 per package. In addition to being sugar-free, Applegate Naturals® No Sugar Bacon is gluten free, casein free, and humanely raised.
For 30 years, Applegate has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products. Our products are made without GMO ingredients and we source our meat from farms, where animals are treated with care and respect and are allowed to grow at their natural rate, all part of our mission - Changing The Meat We Eat®. Natural can mean many things, but to Applegate natural means that the meat inside our products are:
- From animals raised humanely without antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants
- From animals fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet
- Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
- Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives
Applegate became a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods in July 2015. For more information about our products, visit www.applegate.com or talk with us on www.facebook.com/applegate or twitter.com/Applegate.