The split format of the Applewood Smoked Chicken Split Sausage is an ideal addition for summer menus, perfect for sandwiches, panini, eggs benedict, and breakfast sandwiches. The pre-split butterflied sausage link allows for more versatility in the kitchen, fits on a variety of bread carriers, and provides a new experience for customers seeking interesting menu offerings. Chicken sausage is a great way to lighten dishes while also offering a satisfying protein that is lower in calories and fat. Being free of gluten and MSG, the Applewood Smoked Chicken Split Sausage also fits the lifestyle choices of today's consumers.
Applewood Smoked Chicken Apple Split Sausage is new for customers seeking a better-for-you sausage option without compromising on flavor. The new naturally smoked chicken sausage has real pieces of apple, about half the fat and calories of a pork sausage, and is the first chicken sausage in Johnsonville's Smoked Sausage line for foodservice customers.
In recent years, chicken sausage has gained popularity and prominence on menus. According to Datassential Menu Trends, chicken sausage on menus has grown 106% from 2007 to 2017, and apple chicken sausage has grown on menu options by more than 26% from 2013 to 2017. Given the versatility of chicken, and the sweet and savory flavor profile that chicken apple sausage provides, this new product offers premium, on-trend culinary ingredient for customers to add to their menus.
Editor's note: VendingMarketWatch confirmed with source that this product is available to foodservice customers as long as it's in their distribution network. It is also available for micro markets using a commissary or foodservice personnel.