Fairfield Launch Foodservice Format For Crisps-To-Go
Essex-based crisp producer, Fairfields Farm, has launched a brand new travel snack pack, ‘Fairfields To Go’, and has already bagged a deal with Finnair.
Fairfields To Go is a brand new snacking concept that will allow airlines, pubs, retailers and trains to offer its hand-cooked crisps on the go in a small and compact format.
Finnair, which flies to over 100 destinations worldwide, will be the first airline to stock Fairfields To Go as it launches it on its planes from the spring.
The new ‘Fairfields To Go’ range is available on all the Fairfields Farm snack brands – Tortillas, Lentil Bites and its award-winning hand-cooked crisps – and will offer an incredibly space-efficient and stackable option for the travel and retail sector. The range features a cardboard box design with a plastic-wrapped, 40g bag of crisps inside. The box can be quickly opened and the crisps poured in for easy portability and sharing.
“With the launch of Fairfields to Go we’ve really honed in on what airlines and travel operators need from their snacks. We’ve considered stackability and size to ensure space-efficiency,” explains Robert Strathern, co-founder of Fairfields Farm. We are very excited to launch these products. We feel that airlines in particular will see the advantage of them as they can hold 25% more of our boxes in their atlas trolleys than any other brand, whilst retailers can stack them up on the shelf and merchandise more boxes than they could bags of crisps.
Continues Robert, “We anticipate a lot of interest from all areas of the market and this deal with Finnair is a fantastic start for the new brand.”
The new Fairfields to Go range contains a 40g bag of crisps in a cardboard container. RRP £1.20-£2.00.
Ten Acre Crisps Add To Holland & Barrett Free-From Offering
British premium snack brand Ten Acre has been listed in more than 100 Holland & Barrett stores across the UK - as the leading health retailer looks to expand its 'Free From' range.
All of Ten Acre's multi award winning 'Free From Plus' hand cooked crisps and premium popcorn are currently available online with Holland & Barrett, along with a service to deliver Ten Acre in-store.
Now four variants are available to buy in 103 stores nationwide, including the Great Taste Award winners: ' The Day Hickory Got BBQ'D' crisps - 40g * The Story of When The Cheese Met The Onion' crisps - 40g * Aunty Winifred's Sweet & Salty' popcorn - 28g
And, The Grocer New Product Award winner 2016: * Lucia Popperley's Cappuccino' popcorn - 28g
All Ten Acre snacks - ten flavours of hand cooked crisps and seven varieties of premium popcorn - are 'Free From Plus'. That means that they are great tasting plus; gluten, dairy, MSG and GMO free as well as vegan, vegetarian, halal and kosher certified. Ten Acre snacks are produced by Yumsh Snacks Ltd in a specially-created facility in the UK, where there is no risk of contamination.
Tony Goodman, CEO of Yumsh Snacks, said: "We are delighted that Holland & Barrett are extending their 'Free From' range, and that Ten Acre is part of that growth. Ten Acre's 'Free From Plus' credentials are perfect for retail, as they are premium quality snacks, which meet all dietary needs - and which are price competitive too."
Katherine Tyndall, Food Marketing Manager at Holland & Barrett International, said: “In a fast moving category, we know that our customers demand innovative healthy products and Ten Acre ticks all the boxes. Since launching online we've seen shoppers quickly grow to love the brand, and are confident that rolling out the key lines to over 100 stores will drive more new customers to our growing healthy snacks fixture in-store.”
New Toddler Chickpea Snack For Toddlers From Little Dish
Little Dish – the maker of proper food for kids – has launched a brand new savoury toddler snack range in a bid to give parents a wider choice of healthy savoury snacks for young children.
Chickpea Pop Pops are delicious ‘nutritionist approved’ popped snacks made with 40% chickpeas. Compared to popular crisp brands Mums said they serve to toddlers – including Quavers, Wotsits and Hula Hoops – Chickpea Pop Pops are significantly lower in salt*, plus the special ‘air popped’ cooking method ensures they are low in saturated fat.
These light, crispy snacks are also a source of protein and high in fibre, providing vital nutrients for growing bodies, and, as people would expect from Little Dish, they contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Plus they are gluten-free too.
Chickpea Pop Pops will be available in four delicious savoury recipes – Original, Cheese, Sweet Red Pepper and Tomato – and will join Go Gos, Little Dish’s award-winning mini wholegrain oat and seed biscuits, in the Baby Aisle.
All of the new Chickpea Pop Pops recipes have been approved by nutritionist and Mum Lucy Jones (MRES BSC Hons RD MBDA) to ensure they provide nutritional benefits for toddlers, and deliver on the brand’s mission of making a positive impact on childrens’ health.
Dean Brown, Managing Director, explains: “Parents often tell us they find it hard to find savoury snacks for young children on supermarket shelves, so we challenged ourselves to create something delicious without compromising on our strict nutritional guidelines.”
Lucy Jones adds: “Crisps often feature in parents’ quick fix snack options and are loved by children. Whilst fine as a treat, generally crisps are high in fat and salt, low in essential nutrients and therefore aren’t a useful addition to our everyday diets.
“Chickpea Pop Pops are a healthier savoury snack. A 17g bag provides a source of protein and is high in fibre; nutrients which help foods release their energy more slowly. Chickpea Pop Pops also provide vital nutrients for growing bones and bodies, plus they are low in saturated fat and contain significantly less salt than the average bag of crisps.”
As with all Little Dish toddler snacks, Chickpea Pop Pops have been given the thumbs up by a team of Tiny Tasters and their parents before they were let out of the kitchen.
The colourful new packaging stars the playful Zoo Crew characters and each pack has a handy re-sealable sticker to stop spills, and give little ones something fun to play with.
Little Dish Chickpea Pop Pops will be available in individual 17g bags priced at 75p (RRP) and sold in the Baby Aisle in Sainsburys and Tesco from the end of February 2017, with other major retailers to follow.