Dawn Foods has launched a seasonal range of finished and part-finished coconut bakery products.

In response to growing demand for the on-trend flavour of coconut, the new range includes a baked cookie, a cookie puck, a filled ring doughnut and a tulip muffin.

“Traditionally a flavour associated with summer and the exotic, coconut is now established as a popular year-round flavour,” said Dawn.

“With research confirming that, globally as an ingredient, it has had the highest growth rate in the past three years, it was also named flavour of the year for 2016 (Innova Market Insights & Mintel 2016). From coconut water, to coconut oil, butter, milk and even flour, it’s the taste of today.”

The American-style cookies are available either finished frozen to defrost as required, while the cookie ‘puck’ is ready to be baked-off from frozen “for an enticing aroma and freshly-baked taste”.

Made to a palm oil-free, all-butter recipe, both cookies have a crunchy outer and soft inside and feature real coconut pieces and dark chocolate chunks throughout.

The Coconut & Pineapple Muffin is lightly textured and filled with a real fruit pineapple jam. It has a handmade, artisanal look, with coconut pieces throughout and a toasted coconut flake top. “Palm oil-free, the product has a great texture combination with a satisfying crunch,” said Dawn.

Following on from the recent success of Dawn’s premium filled ring doughnuts, the company has also launched a coconut classic ring doughnut. With a double coconut hit from a sweet coconut filling and a covering of coconut flakes plus a smooth chocolate flavour coating, “it looks appealing and has indulgence in every bite”.