Product focus: Christmas ideas
In FFD’s August issue is a raft of Christmas products. Here are a few new launches to get retailers thinking.
For organic versions of Christmas classics, Roots & Wings has the full complement, including mince pies, Christmas puddings, Christmas cake, Cranberry Sauce with Orange & Spices and Redcurrant Sauce with Port. Mince pies and Christmas puds are available in mini sizes too, with RRPs of £5.99 for 12 mince pies (300g in total) and £2.85 for a 100g pudding.
Seed and Bean’s Christmas collection includes a cracker (containing four dark chocolate mini bars), Botanical and Favourites four-bar gift sets and carton canisters of dark chocolate flaked and hazelnut truffles. The chocolate brand has made its name by creating bars that blend Fairtrade, organic cocoa beans with English botanicals and uses recyclable packaging, including a fully-compostable inner foil.
Catering for growing demand for free-from gifting is Booja-Booja, with its new eight-box of vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate truffles (RRP £4.99; case price £24.96 for 8 units). The selection features four of Booja-Booja’s best-selling truffle flavours: Almond Salted Caramel, Around Midnight Espresso, Hazelnut Crunch and Fine De Champagne.
Taylors of Harrogate’s limited edition Christmas Blend is described as a “warming and indulgent ground coffee with notes of milk chocolate and hazelnuts” that is ideal for enjoying in a cafetière. The blend has an RRP of £3.79 for 227g.
Adlington might be best known for its turkey and poultry, but the third-generation farming business also does an Oak Smoked Free Range Ham, produced according to the same ‘slow’ principles, from pork reared on a family farm in Cheshire. RRP is £1.98/100g.