- What makes K&N's products so different from what I already buy? Why is it premium priced?
K&N's products are Purely Different, not just as a product range with varied flavor profiles, but also the way we produce them.
Our chickens are naturally raised on a vegetarian diet, without antibiotics, hormones or steroids on family farms in the US.
We provide a much higher grade product prepared with finest quality ingredients and premium quality boneless chicken. We do not use mechanically separated chicken meat, as a substitute of chicken meat.
We do not use harmful additives to preserve the quality of our products. It is as good as what you prepare at home as it is without any artificial preservatives, MSG, nitrates, nitrites or Trans Fat (0g).
We do not add Soy protein or other such cheap ingredients with intention to replace chicken meat in ANY of our product.
- What makes K&N's products better tasting?
All our products are prepared with fine quality ingredients and premium boneless chicken. We do not use mechanically separated chicken meat (MSM) in any of our product.
We use the finest breading materials, locally sourced fresh vegetables, real cheddar cheese (without any animal rennet), and a variety of herbs and spices in our proprietary and exotic blends of seasoning to bring you flavorful chicken products that are Purely Different.
- What is the main ingredient in your products?
Our main ingredient is premium boneless chicken, carved from chickens which are naturally raised on family farms in US on a vegetarian diet, without antibiotics, hormones or steroids. We NEVER use mechanically separated chicken meat. We also do not add soy protein or other ingredients with intention to replace chicken meat in any of our product.
- What is Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM) and why is it not used at K&N's?
Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM) is a paste and batter-like product which is produced by forcing bones with attached edible tissue through a sieve or similar device under high pressure to separate bone from edible tissue. MSM is quite a frequently used meat material substituted in place of boneless chicken meat, but it is strictly against our ethos to use it due to its potentially harmful effects on health. Products produced with MSM are of inferior quality.
- What potentially harmful additives are commonly used in products such as yours?
Typically, flavor enhancers such as MSG (monosodium glutamate), artificial preservatives, nitrates and nitrites are used. Even cheap substitutes of chicken meat such as MSM, are used by food producers. As a consumer of frozen food products, it is important to read the ingredients list before you decide to feed a product to your family.
When you prepare a meal at home, you neither add harmful additives nor force it to go through harmful processes, so why should we! Our products are ethically sound, and prepared with ingredients you can easily pronounce and understand, and free of all potentially harmful ingredients such as MSM, MSG, preservatives, nitrates and nitrites and are 0g Trans Fat per serving.
- Why is the boneless chicken used at K&N's hand-cut Halal certified? What makes hand-cut Halal chicken an important factor for K&N's?
We use hand-cut Halal certified chicken as the main ingredient in our products for two reasons.
First, for its exceptionally high quality, as hand-cut Halal certified chicken, like Kosher, is a much higher-grade product. It is also a seal of assurance for more humane treatment of poultry.
Second, in line with our ethos, we want to provide better food choices to more people regardless of ethnicity and faith.
- My family enjoys frozen food & deli products, such as nuggets, franks & cold-cuts, etc. What factors must I consider while making a choice?
As a consumer, you need to make an educated choice for your family. This is easily doable by reading the list of ingredients on product packaging.
Unfortunately, use of mechanically separated chicken meat (MSM) is wide-spread, particularly in franks and cold-cuts. Once this inferior quality ingredient is used, it almost becomes necessary to add other potentially harmful ingredients such as artificial preservatives, nitrates and nitrites, to preserve the product.
Many producers of chicken products also use soy protein with intention to replace chicken meat as it’s a lower cost ingredient. MSG is also widely used as a flavor enhancer and there is debate on potentially harmful effects on health, particularly in young children and people with heart condition.
When you cook at home, you don’t add potentially harmful ingredients, so there should be no reason for you to compromise when you buy pre-made products for your convenience given your busy life style. If you don’t want to compromise, which you really shouldn’t, please look for products which are free of MSM, MSG, nitrates and nitrites and artificial preservatives.
- What are “skinless” sausages/franks?
Sausages/franks are prepared in animal intestine which acts as a skin. K&N's sausages/franks are prepared using food-grade cellulose casings which are peeled off automatically before they’re packed, hence making them skinless.
- Is there anything which makes K&N's franks and cold cuts a better choice?
If you value your own and your family’s health, and want to consume food without potentially harmful ingredients, then K&N's franks and cold cuts are a definite better choice as they are Purely Different.
K&N's Deline branded franks and cold cuts are prepared using premium boneless chicken meat without mechanically separated chicken meat (MSM). They are always naturally smoked as we do not use any artificial liquid smoke flavor, giving you age-old authentic flavor of natural smoke. They are made without adding MSG, nitrates, nitrites, and artificial preservatives.
- Do your franks use animal intestine or mechanically separated chicken meat (MSM)?
NO! We use food grade cellulose casings, which are peeled off prior to packing. Our franks are prepared using premium boneless chicken, without MSM or other cheaper alternates to chicken meat. Also, we do not use artificial smoke, but we smoke naturally in a sustainable way.
- How many products does K&N's offer?
Currently K&N's offers eleven (11) products, through three product categories:
• Tempting collection of Kababs
• Delightful collection of Breaded products
• Deline branded skinless frankfurters and cold cuts.
New products will be introduced from time to time.
- What are “EasyCook” products? How do you cook them?