Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group, has expanded its speciality bread range with the launch of sandwich thins.

The launch comes in response to market research that continues to show a demand for vendors to offer reduced-calorie menu items, according to Kara.

It said in a statement: “At 145 calories, the new Kara sandwich thins allow for a low-calorie option without a reduction of quality or taste.”

The thins are available in white or wholemeal and come pre-sliced. Both flavour varieties come in two lengths, 15cm and 30cm, allowing for a variety of serving options.

Jane Deegan, Kara’s marketing manager, said: “The launch of the sandwich thins demonstrates the focus Kara has on providing vendors with a variety of on-trend bakery products.”

Earlier this month Kara introduced a new range of traybakes and mallow bombes to the market.