RUGBY League legend Mal Meninga has launched his own range of premium meats and sauces to IGA Supermarkets throughout Queensland and New South Wales – Big Mal’s First Grade.
The mission of Big Mal’s First Grade’s is to deliver premium quality products made in Australia with Australian ingredients. The products are available at grocery markets, food service outlets and direct to community events and fundraisers, continuing Mal Meninga’s dedication in supporting local communities.
Aimed at the barbeque season, Big Mal’s First Grade has a range of four premium sauces and condiments: Tomato Legend, BBQ Sauced, Chilli Kick, and Outback Ranch.
In the meat department, Big Mal’s First Grade has sourced premium grass-fed Australian beef for its all-beef sausages, burgers, Mini-Mal’s sliders and meatballs. Big Mal’s First Grade products, both meats and sauces, are gluten-free.
Mal Meninga AM, said: “Family, footy and food on the BBQ are my passions. I am proud to be launching Big Mal’s First Grade Premium meats and sauces. My family have been closely involved in the creation of the range, working with two great partners, in Dean Murphy at Peppercorn Foods developing our premium meats and Matthew Fletcher at The Food Company, an expert in sauce production. They are a great team and have really embraced the vision of the brand I wanted to create and its mission. Big Mal’s First Grade products are Australian made, with Australian ingredients, for all Australians.”
To launch the product range, and with the great support of the National Rugby League, Big Mal’s First Grade grill truck has been seen serving meats to fans at the NRL 2017 Fan Fest at Sydney’s Luna Park and the 2017 NRL grand final.