Hormel Foods announces launch of new frozen Applegate Naturals Frittata Bites, featuring bite-sized bites of meat and eggs and available exclusively at Sprouts stores

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BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey , July 19, 2023 (press release) –

Applegate Farms launches frozen egg bites at Sprouts . APPLEGATE NATURALS Frittata Bites are made with Applegate humanely raised meat, Certified Humane eggs, and 100% natural, non-GMO ingredients. Each serving of two frittata bites provides 13-19g of protein and contains 0-1g of sugar.

Key Highlight:

* Nearly 40% of US shoppers believe that the breakfast category is too processed.

Original Press Release:

Bridgewater, New Jersey , July 18 -- Hormel Foods issued the following news release:

- APPLEGATE NATURALS™ Frittata Bites are 100% natural[*], high in protein and are the first and only Certified Humane® frozen frittata bites on the market

Applegate Farms LLC , the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, today announced its expansion within the breakfast category with the launch of APPLEGATE NATURALS™ Frittata Bites, the industry’s first and only Certified Humane® frozen egg bites. These 100% natural, high protein breakfast bites feature real, recognizable ingredients, including two of Applegate’s best-selling items: chicken breakfast sausage and bacon. The launch represents a shift for the brand as it moves into a new category for the first time: handheld, frozen breakfast predominantly featuring eggs as an ingredient.

Nearly 40% of US shoppers believe that the breakfast category is too processed[1], so Applegate — a company that has focused on 100% natural products with real ingredients for over three decades — saw room to expand its expertise into a new category: handheld, frozen breakfast.

Available in two varieties — APPLEGATE NATURALS™ Egg, Uncured Bacon Frittata Bites and APPLEGATE NATURALS™ Egg, Chicken Sausage, Red Pepper, Onion, and Spinach Frittata Bites —APPLEGATE NATURALS™ Frittata Bites are made with Applegate humanely raised meat, Certified Humane® eggs, and 100% natural, non-GMO ingredients. Each serving of two frittata bites provides 13-19g of protein and contains 0-1g of sugar and are ready-to-heat-and-eat within three minutes.

“What goes better with bacon and breakfast sausage than eggs? As we looked at the egg bite category, we noticed a 100% natural egg bite didn’t exist that met our high standards, so we set out to create it ourselves,” said Joseph O’Connor, President of Applegate. “As a longtime leader within the natural and organic meat category, we’ve led food movements including organic and meat raised without antibiotics. We’re looking to do it again by offering the first and only frozen handheld egg bites where the eggs and meat are Certified Humane®, providing our fans with a convenient, tasty breakfast option that also fulfills their desire for natural ingredients, clean protein and Applegate humanely raised meat.”

“APPLEGATE NATURALS™ Frittata Bites are a solution for people who are committed to living a better lifestyle and who want breakfast options made with quality ingredients,” said Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, Registered Dietitian and Applegate spokesperson. “Having a convenient breakfast option made with natural ingredients is a solution that breakfast skippers or those who grab unhealthy breakfast options are seeking, and these new Frittata Bites fit the bill. By starting your day with eggs you give your body a boost of high-quality protein[2]. These Frittata Bites check all of these boxes, and more, so you can feel good about reaching for the “easy” breakfast option during your busy mornings.”

APPLEGATE NATURALS™ Frittata Bites are available now with an MSRP of $9.99 for an 8.4oz box of four bites in the frozen aisle at Sprouts locations as part of an exclusive national launch with the retailer. For more information, visit www.applegate.com/feelgoodpros or connect on social media at https://www.instagram.com/applegate/, www.facebook.com/applegate and www.twitter.com/Applegate.


Founded in 1987, Applegate Farms, LLC produces 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 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 our food is:

* From animals Applegate humanely raised without antibiotics, added hormones or growth promotants

* From animals fed a vegetarian or pasture-centered diet (our beef is 100 percent grass-fed)

* 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, www.twitter.com/Applegate or send a text to (908) 725-5800.


Hormel Foods Corporation , based in Austin, Minn. , is a global branded food company with over $12 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus®, Jennie-O® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list by 3BL Media 13 times, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.


[1] Mintel – Frozen Breakfast – US – 2022

[2] https://ask.usda.gov/s/article/What-is-the-cholesterol-content-of-eggs#:~:text=The%20egg%20is%20a%20good,iron%2C%20zinc% 2C%20and%20phosphorus

[*] Minimally processed. No artificial ingredients.

Source: Hormel Foods

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