Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania-headquartered Bell & Evans has launched a line of uncooked IQF chicken meatballs that are described as “unlike any you’ve ever tried.” Varieties include Parmesan Breaded with Mozzarella, Buffalo Seasoned and a traditional savory Chicken Meatball. Each is made from a blend of dark meat chicken and skin and quick frozen to lock in freshness and natural juices.
The long-established, family-owned company is regarded as an industry leader in new product development within the USA’s value-added poultry manufacturing sector. In 2018 it introduced the first boneless, skin-on whole chicken leg to the retail market, attracting curious attention from Epicurious, the website and digital brand dedicated to consumers interested in food and cooking-related topics. Earlier this year, Bon Appétit magazine featured Bell & Evans’ new Spatchcock cut of chicken in a feature story.
The company also offers a breaded boneless, skinless chicken thigh that makes for a convenient, sophisticated chicken sandwich said to serve up a “more flavorful and tender bite than white meat can deliver.”
“While commodity producers are now adding plant proteins and other overly processed additives to their chicken in order to sell it, we are doing what we do best – innovating and producing superior chicken products that consumers want to buy,” said owner Scott Sechler.
Bell & Evans Parmesan Breaded Chicken Meatballs contain a blend of mozzarella cheese, garlic and Italian seasonings with a light Parmesan breading. Its Buffalo Seasoned Chicken Meatballs deliver a mild-to-medium heat and are gluten free, while the traditional Chicken Meatballs are also gluten free and contain a blend of high-quality organic seasonings.
Celebrating 125 years of business and 10 years of organic production this year, the company is an industry pioneer the all-natural chicken and chicken raised without antibiotics segments of the American market. Along the way it has established what are regarded as the highest set of animal welfare standards in the industry and established the nation’s first Organic-certified, animal welfare focused chicken hatchery.