Posted: 20/02/2021

Product focus: Sweet & savoury biscuits

With the new-year-new-you brigade starting to wane and Veganuary nearly over, your customers are sure to be looking for some accompaniments for their cheese and deli items, or something to jazz up their sandwiches, this month’s selection should provide some ideas. This week we take a look at sweet & savoury biscuits.

This March sees Dr Karg’s relaunching its crispbreads in packs that use 30% less plastic, are made from recyclable mono-film and are resealable to keep the product fresh for longer. Produced in Germany, Dr Karg’s crispbreads are available from Arden Fine Foods in the UK.

Great British Biscotti’s quest to develop gluten-free, vegan versions of its nutty coffee accompaniments has yielded two new biscotti. The Dark Choc Cranberry & Almond and Roasted Hazelnut Orange variants contain gluten-free flour and coconut oil. They are the brand’s first products to be wrapped in compostable film, with the rest of the range following suit. RRP £1.50 for a twin-pack.

This hand-baked cracker collection from Welsh bakery Cradoc’s launched just before the first lockdown last year, bringing to the table a range of simpler, plainer crackers for cheese. The best-selling SKU – Sea Salted – is made with Halen Môn salt and all the recipes are free from palm oil and nasties.

Latest updates to Artisan Biscuits’ portfolio include the launch of gluten-free versions of its best-selling Miller’s Damsel Charcoal and Miller’s Cranberry & Raisin Toast. Meanwhile, sister brand The Fine Cheese Co welcomes Spelt, Wheat and Wholemeal Crackers to its All-Butter range, and Bath Squares, Charcoal Squares, Wheat Rounds and Oatcake Rounds to its Heritage collection.

A new tie-up with Aardman Animations will see Dean’s of Huntly introducing several Wallace & Gromit-themed biscuit lines in 2021. The first products to launch under the licensing agreement will be a trio of 300g shortbread tins (RRP £9.95) and a five-strong range of sweet and savoury biscuits, available via Petty Wood from March.

Doughlicious has rolled out three new flavours of gluten-free ready-to-bake cookie dough: Red Velvet & White Chocolate, Raspberry & White Chocolate and Organic Cranberry Oatmeal. Each box contains six dough balls. RRP £3.99.

New for 2021 from The Drinks Bakery is the Discerning Drinker’s Gift Set. This year-round gift box contains all four signature flavours of the bakery’s Drinks Biscuits – savoury biscuits that are flavour profiled to be paired with specific drinks. RRP £9.95; trade price £5.95.

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