Dawn Foods has launched energy cookies to complement its range of energy-boosting products. The Mega Muesli and Jumbo or Mega Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies are available individually wrapped. The Muesli Cookie contains rolled oats, raisins, apricots and pumpkin seeds and is high in fibre. The Oatmeal and Raisin Cookie contains rolled oats and raisins and is also available as pucks for baking off on-site.
According to Wim Ledaine, Dawn Foods’ trade marketing manager, Europe: "Out-of-home eating continues to increase and consumers look for great taste delivery and indulgence and a healthier option, particularly at certain times of day."
The 105g Mega Muesli and Mega Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies come in cases of 36, while the 53g Jumbo Oatmeal cookies come in cases of 54.
Dawn has also launched two ’Improved Traditionals’ in its muffin range - its Apple Cinnamon Muffin and Blueberry Muffin.
=== 60-second sales pitch ===
== managing director, Rational UK ==
== So, what’s new about the product? ==
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