Lantmännen Unibake UK has launched two new savoury crowns under its Schulstad Bakery Solutions brand.

The products come in two flavours: roasted vegetable & pesto; and cheese, chive & cherry tomato.

Lantmännen said sales in the savoury in-store bakery category had grown 5.6% to £16.4m, which it said demonstrated high consumer demand for savoury products.

The business added that research it had commissioned identified an opportunity to explore more indulgent savoury options.

Rick Wilson, strategic new product developer at Lantmännen Unibake UK, said: “Our research tells us consumers are looking for products that deliver an indulgent ‘grown up’ savoury moment.

“These premium savoury pastries also capitalise on the desire for meat-free alternatives that can be eaten on-the-go or as a lighter meal that can be served alongside a salad, adding choice and versatility to any menu.”

Available in cases of 48 exclusively for wholesale, the crowns are supplied frozen and require 15 minutes in the oven at 190˚C.