Pillers Meat Snacks Pack Protein and Low Calories for Summer Family Activities

WATERLOO, ONTARIO — (Marketwired) — 07/08/14 — Whether it’s on the soccer field, a family picnic or camping trip, or on those long car rides to the beach, Piller’s Fine Foods offers a variety of meat sticks for low calorie, high protein snacks for busy families on the go.

Piller’s meat sticks have 6 or 7 grams of protein each, and all are gluten free. And, protein is an important part of a balanced diet, especially for growing kids and athletes.

“According to Health Canada, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of protein for pre-teens and teens between 9 and 18 is 34 to 52 grams,” says Rita Weigel, the director of marketing at Piller’s. “While the average adult needs 0.8 grams per kilogram (2.2lbs) of body weight per day, athletes need almost double that, and our delicious and nutritious meat snacks can help achieve that too.”

For those family members with food allergies, a growing problem that affects more than 2.5 million Canadians, several Piller’s meat snacks are also free of all major food allergens including gluten, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, sesame, egg, fish, soy and sulphites.

And for those interested in lower calorie options, several varieties, such as Piller’s Turkey Bites (the most popular meat snack in Canada), Piller’s Chicken Nibblers and Piller’s Simply Free Kolbassa, are extra lean at only 50 calories per stick.

“Packaged to make sharing easy, with no fuss or muss, especially in moving cars or boats, our meat snacks are an excellent source of protein for the whole family, whether away from home or on a stay-cation,” notes Weigel.

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.