Spicy sourdough crisp alternatives, mini vegan muffins, a versatile flatbread and a vegan pastry range are the latest products to be unveiled by Higgidy, Peter’s Yard, Dina Foods, and Wrights Food Group.
We take a closer look at the new summer savouries below:
Sourdough Bites, Peter’s Yard
Sourdough cracker firm Peter’s Yard is gearing up to add a third flavour to its Sourdough Bites crisp alternative selection.
Kashmiri Chilli Sourdough Bites will join the Suffolk Cyder Vinegar & Sea Salt and West Country Sour Cream & Chive variants when it launches on Ocado next month and in Sainsbury’s in October.
Seasoned with sweet ancho and kashmiri chilli powder, the bites are made from ingredients including Shipton Mill flour, British cold-pressed rapeseed oil and Peter’s Yard’s own sourdough starter – which is fed daily and allowed to ferment for 16 hours.
They are said to contain 50% less fat than regular potato crisps and 105 calories per 24g serving. The 24g individual bags and 90g sharing packs will also be available from Peter’s Yard’s website.
The NPD comes shortly after Peter’s Yard was acquired by Lotus Bakeries. The brand sits under the Lotus Natural Foods business which is headed up by Isabelle Maes and includes brands Nākd, Trek, Bear and Kiddylicious.
Vegan rolls and muffins, Higgidy
Pastry specialist Higgidy is adding a duo of bakery snacks to its vegan line-up.
Bang Bang Cauliflower Dinky Vegan Rolls (rsp: £3.20/170g) and Spinach & Red Pepper Mini Vegan Muffins (rsp £3.20/160g) will make their debut in UK supermarkets on 14 September.
The paprika and golden linseed-topped puff pastry rolls are filled with cauliflower, sweet potato and red pepper with chipotle, a smoky date sauce and lime.
The savoury bite-sized muffins, meanwhile, are made with red peppers, spinach and basil, butternut squash puree and pine nuts, and sold with eight portions per box.
The latest NPD follows a raft of activity from the brand. Earlier this year, Higgidy unveiled seven additions to its range of vegetarian and vegan products, including Little Quiches in both Petit Pois & Courgette, Petit Pois & Whipped Feta and Roasted Chickpea Masala Vegan Pie.
Flatbread, Dina Foods
Mediterranean foods supplier Dina Foods has extended its flatbread range with a Tannour variant.
Said to be baked in an authentic stone oven for a ‘light and delicate texture’, the flatbread can be served filled, as a pizza base or eaten with dips. Dina Foods said the bread is rich in vitamin D, low in sugar, a source of protein and suitable for vegetarians.
The new addition joins Dina’s artisanal flatbread selection, which varies from pitta bread and classic Mediterranean flatbreads to its Paninette range, and Asian-inspired bread.
Available from Morrisons before a wider rollout, the flatbread is sold in packs of four.
Vegan pastry, Wrights Food Group
Wrights Food Group has launched a Wrights branded vegan savoury pastry range into foodservice.
The line-up includes a Vegan Peppered Steak Slice, a Vegan Steak Pie, Vegan Chicken and Mushroom Pie, a Vegan Pasty and a Vegan 6in Sausage Roll, complementing the brand’s existing vegan offering and wider savoury range.
“We are constantly evolving all of our ranges and for 2022 have prioritised the development and launch of an extended vegan offering for consumers looking for more plant-based out-of-home choices,” said Wrights commercial director Helen Bowyer. “We’ve developed vegan alternatives to our most popular fillings which are encased within our signature golden pastry and make a perfect complement to our meat-based savoury lines.”