Hillshire Farm

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Pigs in blankets made with Hillshire Farm "Lit'l Smokies"

Hillshire Farm is a brand of meat products marketed and owned by Hillshire Brands. The company was founded in 1934, and was purchased by Sara Lee in 1971. Friedrich (Fritz) Bernegger, (February 2, 1904 – April 30, 1988) born in Austria, started the business at the facility in New London, Wisconsin.[1]

Hillshire Farm's primary products are smoked sausage and Polska kielbasa. The brand introduced smoked sausages to much of the general population of the U.S. as a supermarket food and a nationally advertised food. Hillshire Farm sausages are about two feet long and horseshoe-shaped.

Due to the popularity of the Hillshire Farms brand of meat products, the Sara Lee Corporation renamed themselves as the "Hillshire Brands" company in 2012.[2]

Other products[edit]

  • "Lit'l Smokies", a line of bite-sized smoked sausages
  • Packaged deli-sliced meats for sandwiches
  • Summer sausage, marketed mostly during the Christmas holiday
  • Traditional bone-in hams which are either unsliced or spiral sliced

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