News came out in March that Vermont Smoke and Cure was launching its new Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon Pork Mini Sticks for purchase online. Now, the company’s latest product can be found on the shelves of over 200 Meijer Food stores via distribution out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in addition to availability on its website.
“Our 3 oz mini pouches are a popular format for those looking to purchase our sticks for when the hunger craving hits them,” Michael Schafer, Commercial Business Lead, told me. “They are the perfect snack for lunch boxes or anyone on the go. Our Hickory Smoked Bacon is one of our most popular flavors, so it was a natural choice to be the fourth product in this lineup. Plus, who doesn’t love bacon?!”
As Michael explained to me, placement with a local retailer is key for convenience and access to the great-tasting snacks that consumers love. With this widened distribution network for its latest product, Vermont Smoke and Cure continues to increase its brand presence.
“We are a proud Vermont smokehouse. A lot of our competition outsources their production or uses alternative smoking methods, while we make our meat sticks on-site in small batches using natural hickory or maple hardwood chips," Michael stated. "We balance time, temperature, and humidity using smoke methodically for perfectly cooked, tender products with a touch of smoky flavor in each bite. Real smokehouses use real smoke—not liquid or artificial smoke.”
Vermont Smoke and Cure hand-crafts its meat sticks on-site, then slow cooks them for over 18 hours. The supplier features six flavors made from premium beef, pork, and turkey for the ideal taste. Its products boast of no antibiotics or added hormones; no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors; are free from major food allergens; have no added MSG, and are completely gluten-free.
“Like most things in life, we believe good food doesn’t have to be complicated: so we keep it pretty simple and focus on bringing you the highest quality meat stick,” Michael continued. “Our team of less than 60 employees makes delicious meat sticks at our modest smokehouse in rural Hinesburg, Vermont. Nestled between the Green Mountains and the Champlain Valley, we are surrounded by open green farmland along the LaPlatte River. Our products taste right because they are made right.”
More is sure to come from this specialty supplier, so stick with us.