Piller's Fine Foods

Piller's Fine Foods

September 09, 2014 07:00 ET

Piller's Launches Two New Simply Free Kolbassa Products That Are Perfect School Snacks

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2014) - Combining its traditional European sausage-making practices with modern innovation, Piller's Fine Foods has added two new Kolbassa products to its gluten and allergen free Simply Free line.

Both the Piller's Simply Free Kolbassa meat sticks and sausage pieces are made from pork and natural ingredients for that old fashioned wholesome taste, and, as with all products under the Simply Free banner, are also free of all major food allergens including gluten, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, sesame, egg, fish, soy and sulphites.

"Our latest Kolbassa products cater to the 2.5 million Canadians that are afflicted with food allergies," says Rita Weigel, the company's Director of Marketing. "As well, each Kolbassa stick is only 50 calories, and provides about 7 grams of protein."

"And the new Simply Free Kolbassa sticks are perfect for the school lunch bag and will help your child concentrate on the chalk board rather than on those stomach grumbles," adds Weigel.

Kolbassa, also known as Kielbasa, has deep roots in Poland and other central and eastern European countries. According to the book "Sausage: A Country-By-Country Photographic Guide with Recipes," "Polish cuisine is a mixture of hearty Slavic cooking with Italian and French influences dating back to medieval times." 'Kielbasa,' or 'Kolbassa' as we call it in Canada, simply means 'sausage' and can be made from pork, beef and pork, chicken and pork, and even turkey.

"We make four varieties including Kolbassa, Turkey Kolbassa, Extra Lean Ham Kolbassa and Simply Free Kolbassa available in snack sticks, sliced, and pieces. Piller's is definitely the Kolbassa expert," adds Weigel.

Piller's new Simply Free Kolbassa meat sticks and sausage pieces are available at major grocery stores across Canada with a price range of between $4.99 and $8.99 per package. For more information on Piller's Kolbassa, please visit www.pillers.com.

About Piller's Fine Foods

Piller's Fine Foods is one of Canada's leading manufacturers of specialty European deli meats with more than 600 employees. Its corporate headquarters, production plant and distribution centre are located in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Brantford, Toronto and Arthur, ON.

It was founded in 1957 in Waterloo by Wilhelm Huber using family recipes, quality ingredients, and traditional European sausage-making methods. From those humble beginnings, Piller's has become one of North America's largest producers of European sausages and deli meats, famous for award-winning products such as Black Forest ham and air-dried salamis. To this day, after five generations of sausage makers, Piller's still uses the same natural aging, curing, and smoking process that had customers lining up outside Wilhelm Huber's butcher shop more than 50 years ago.

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