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Applegate introduces convenient family-size natural chicken nuggets

Applegate introduces convenient family-size natural chicken nuggets
Applegate Naturals chicken nuggets pack the taste kids love with fewer calories and less fat and sodium.

The number-one brand of chicken nuggets in natural food stores is making it easier to get lunch and dinner on the table with a new family-size package that delivers convenience and flavor without the high calories, fat and sodium typically associated with the family favorite.  Applegate Naturals Family Size Chicken Nuggets will hit freezer cases in January 2012. Applegate is the leading producer of organic and natural meats and cheeses.

The new package contains about 36 chicken nuggets made with farm fresh chicken that was raised humanely and never administered antibiotics, unlike other brands that are labeled natural, but still use antibiotics.  A serving of Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets contains 180 calories, 9 grams of fat and 210 mg of sodium compared to 220 calories, 13 grams of fat and 470 mg of sodium in the leading conventional brand of chicken nuggets.

"Kids love chicken nuggets, but parents usually try to limit them because they've become synonymous with unhealthy processed food," said Chris Ely, Applegate co-founder and farmer liaison.  "With Applegate Naturals Family Size Chicken Nuggets, families can easily stock up on a favorite and enjoy the great taste and satisfying crunch of a chicken nugget without feeling guilty."

The suggested retail price for Applegate Naturals Family Size Chicken Nuggets (16 oz.) is $9.99. An 8 oz. box of the same nuggets has a suggested retail price of $5.99.  They are available nationally at Whole Foods Market and grocery retailers that carry natural foods.

About Applegate

For more than 20 years, Applegate has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products.  Natural can mean many things, but when Applegate says their products are natural, consumers are guaranteed that the meat inside is:

  • Raised without antibiotics or hormones
  • From animals fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet and treated with humane animal standards
  • Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
  • Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives

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