Shopping centre coffee operator BB’s Coffee & Muffins is preparing to extend its healthy range including new healthy sandwiches over the course of the year.

The first new product, launched this month is a low-fat, low-sodium Cranberry and Orange muffin for customers on a low-fat diet, made from a mix supplied by Dawn Foods.

General manager Michele Young said: “Increasingly we are being asked for a healthy eating muffin option in our cafés. Our customers still seek indulgent treats and so we have worked with our supply partners, Dawn Foods, to create a muffin with all the flavour and characteristics that our customers expect, but with lower fat and sodium content.”

BB’s already offers a range of salads, wraps, smoothies and natural ice cream, frozen yoghurt and fat-free sorbets at its 126 outlets.

The new muffin will contain 3% fat and less than 300mg of sodium per 100g.