KETTLE will be introducing a new limited edition, which was voted top in an online consumer poll, to its range of hand cooked, sharing chips just in time for summer.
Launching in May, and replacing the winter seasonal of Baked Camembert & Oak Smoked Garlic, Goats’ Cheese & Balsamic Onion will be available throughout the summer months and makes the perfect crunchy companion to any picnic or BBQ.
The new flavour was the brainchild of the KETTLE Chef, Phil Hovey, who was tasked with creating a seasoning which captures the spirit of summer food. Phil chose this winning combination of rich and creamy goats’ cheese enhanced by the sweet tanginess of balsamic pickled onions. It’s simple, delicious and packed full of flavour!
Andrew Slamin, Marketing Director at Kettle Foods comments: “The Seasonal Editions play a key role in delivering flavour innovation in the category and generating consumer excitement. Goats’ Cheese & Balsamic Onion will give a seasonal boost to our strong core range and offers retailers something new for their customers. As the leading premium crisp and a top 3 sharing brand1, KETTLE can help capitalise on consumer trends towards better quality snacking options and the continuing popularity of entertaining at home.”
As with all our products, the seasoning is made with real food ingredients. KETTLE never adds any artificial flavours, colours or MSG to their products, which some other crisp manufacturers use to make flavourings.
And like the rest of the range, Goats’ Cheese & Balsamic Onion are made from the finest potatoes and hand-cooked in batches, using sunflower oil.
Packaged in a rich purple bag to create on-shelf stand out, the RSP of Goats’ Cheese & Balsamic Onion is £1.99 per 150g bag, and they come in outers of 12 bags.
KETTLE is the UK’s original and number one hand cooked crisp brand which is performing ahead of the market1 so it will help retailers drive sales in the premium snacking category.
Dipping Kit For Crisps With Tasty Fairfields Farm And Scarlett & Mustard Collaboration
Artisan crisp firm, Fairfields Farm has teamed up with award-winning Suffolk condiment company, Scarlett & Mustard to create a new on-the-go crisp and dip pack.
The new Fairfields To Go with Salsa Dip boxes feature a co-branded box with a pot of Scarlett & Mustard Tomato Salsa, alongside a bag of Fairfields Farm hand-cooked Tortillas.
FairFields crunchy tortilla pack FairFields To Go with Salsa Dip box Venturing into the dip market for the first time, the new snack and dip boxes are expected to appeal to a broad range of potential customers including the travel industry, retail, hospitality and even hamper companies looking for a more premium option.
“These new crisp and dip packs are a whole new area for us and a really exciting product to bring to the market,” explains Robert Strathern, founder of Fairfields Farm. “They are an extension of our newly launched Fairfields To Go brand, which has already proven to be hugely successful. We anticipate that the addition of a dip will make them even more desirable with buyers who are always looking for innovative new snacking solutions,” he adds.
Meatsnacks Group MD Shortlisted For Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards
Meatsnacks Group are celebrating after James Newitt, Managing Director being named a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Category at the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017.
James Newitt was one of only three individuals shortlisted for the award, out of a record number of 272 entries across all 22 categories.
The winners will be announced on Thursday 18th May at the Award ceremony and dinner held in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).
James Newitt is the Managing Director of the Meatsnacks Group, the UK and Europe's largest manufacturer of jerky and biltong. Along with his business partners, he has been instrumental in developing the ambient meat snack category across the UK with an impressive manufacturers market share of 78%.
In striving to further develop the protein category, the company have created a salmon jerky, to be produced in the groups recently opened and dedicated facility in Grantown on Spey. James is a fitting finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year 2017.
James Newitt, Managing Director of Meatsnacks Group said: 'I am delighted to have been announced as a finalist in this year's Scotland Food and Drink Excellence awards. Having just opened a new facility in Grantown on Spey for making salmon jerky, we are excited about bringing this product to market in 2017. Plus, our facility in Forres is also being expanded this month with an additional oven to meet increasing capacity for the supply of jerky.'
The Meatsnacks Group was formed in 2015 with the merger of Cruga Ltd and The Jerky Group. The Jerky Group was founded in 2000, and its brands include Wild West Jerky, the UK's No.1 selling beef jerky and Europe's longest established. The Jerky Group's production facility has been in Forres, since 2012.
Since the business began in 2000, we always had the desire to manufacture our own beef jerky in the UK, using domestic beef with a British and Irish provenance, and to remove unnecessary preservatives and additives, including added MSG. So, in 2012, we invested in our own jerky facility, supported by the Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and we began manufacturing Wild West Beef Jerky and Texas Joe's Beef Jerky and other own label brands in March of 2013. We also now produce own label jerky for Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Lidl.
Organised by Scotland Food & Drink and in partnership with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), the awards received sponsorship from a range of influential businesses including Asda (headline sponsor), CalMac, Clydesdale Bank, Connect Local, Diageo , DR Newitt, FDF Scotland, Heriot Watt University, Invest in Perth , Johnston Carmichael, Kimberley Watson Packaging, Lux, Maclay Murray & Spens, Michael Page, New Town Partnership, Palletforce, Polaris, Quality Meat Scotland , RHASS, SAOS, Scottish Bakers, Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Sodexo , SRUC, The Grocer, The Rowett Institute , The Scotsman, Zero Waste Scotland.