MAMA MIA! Gardenburger Introduces Italian-Inspired, Kid-friendly Fare Meatless pizza-flavored Nuggets make for wholesome snacking

Portland, Ore. -

Looking for a healthy after-school snack you can feel positive about giving your kids? Jam-packed with brown rice, tomato, pizza spices, mozzarella and Romano cheeses, Gardenburger’s new breaded Crispy Nuggets are a saucy way to satisfy your youngster’s yearnings while sneaking veggies into their diet.

As good for you as they are for the planet, all-natural Crispy Nuggets are modeled after the Sicilian rice ball snack, Arancini di Riso, and can be eaten either plain, dipped in ranch or marinara sauce. An eight-ounce box of these tasty treasures feeds three, retails for $3.15 and will be available by month’s end at grocery and natural foods stores nationwide.

“Crispy Nuggets are a result of Gardenburger’s never-ending quest to provide busy consumers with truly convenient, healthy alternatives,” said Wendy Preiser, vice president of marketing for Gardenburger. “By pushing the imagination, you can take meatless eating to new heights.”

Product samples and digital images are available by request.

About Gardenburger, official “missionaries of meatless” Founded in 1985, Gardenburger Inc. pioneered the original meatless patty, and has been pushing the meatless category to new levels ever since. An independent company, Gardenburger’s vision is to promote eating positive, pure food and a healthy environment. From the classic, grain-based Gardenburger Original to the groundbreaking barbeque Riblets, the company distributes its meatless products to more than 35,000 foodservice outlets throughout the United States and Canada. Retail customers include more than 30,000 grocery, natural food and club stores. Based in Portland, Ore., the company employs approximately 185 people.


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