Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Winning Wings

When a food is chosen by Rachael Ray as “Snack of the Day,” you know it’s something special and delish!

The honor was bestowed upon Boonton-based The Mediterranean Snack Food Company  and their healthy alternative to the Buffalo Wing: Buffalo Nickel Wingers. 

The crispy potato wing snack was developed by company owner and former “Buffalo-ian” Vincent James in order to give partygoers a healthier choice with the same great hot and fiery flavor. The Wingers come with a heat index ranging from Level 1, No Bull Barbecue, to Level 5, the signature flavor, a fiery hot sauce with hint of bleu cheese called Fiery Buffalo Bleu.  

So how did the BNWingers fare with their wing loving critics?

“Hot wing lovers instantly smile upon seeing the shape of the snack,” said co-owner Katharine O’Hara.  “It was a great idea whose time had come. When snack lovers learn of the healthy benefits in terms of ingredients, fat and calories; it strengthens their love for Wingers.”

With only 120 calories and 4 grams of fat per 25 wingers versus the staggering 1050 calories and 72 grams of fat per 15 of the original, the BNWingers won’t replace the popular bar food but they can lighten up any party menu and are never short on taste when paired with complimentary sauces like salsa, bleu cheese and extra spicy dips.    

And it should come as no surprise that the BNWingers are quite popular during Football, March Madness and even the Super Bowl.  Spirited sports fans quickly become loyal followers of Buffalo Nickel Wingers and O’Hara, James and company love to accept recipes, fan photos and flavor suggestions. 

“We are thrilled to be in communication with our fans. It reminds us why we developed the snack.”

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