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.
Building on the success of its long-fermented sourdough loaves, Oxford start-up Modern Baker is bringing its healthy values and ‘slow’ carbs ethos to the biscuits category. These organic sourdough biscuits are fermented slowly over 48 hours to create a snack that is vegan, rich in fibre and free from refined sugar and preservatives. They come in four flavours that have already been snapped up by Planet Organic, Wholefoods, Selfridges and Daylesford. RRP £6 (four biscuits per pack).
Handmade with organic eggs and butter by a family bakery in Tuscany, these new chocolatey biscuits from Seggiano celebrate the tradition of classic country biscuits as they were once made. They launch during February in three flavours: Orange & Chocolate Cantuccini Biscuits, Double Chocolate Cantuccini Biscuits and Sea Salt & Chocolate Biscuits. RRP £5.50 for 200g; trade price £3.60.
Easy Bean is enlarging its bean & seed cracker range with two new gluten- and dairy-free flavours. Launching this month, the Yellow Pea & Sunflower Seed and Chickpea, Turmeric & Nigella Seed crackers are handmade in Easy Bean’s Somerset bakery using flour milled from British-grown pulses. The packaging film is made from biodegradable polypropylene. RRP £2.95 for 160g (4 handy packs).
Shortbread House of Edinburgh has collaborated with lifestyle brand Sara Miller London to launch a gift tin range featuring the designer’s playful prints and vibrant patterns. The line-up takes in five flavours of handmade shortbread: Original Recipe, Warming Stem Ginger, Rich Dark Chocolate, Sicilian Lemon and Chocolate & Orange. RRP £10 for a 250g tin.
Grandma Wild’s has unveiled NPD across several of its biscuit ranges. Two new biscuit varieties – Strawberry & Cream Viennese with White Chocolate Chips and All Butter Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel – join the Yorkshire bakery’s signature window box collection. In addition, its Giant Tubes range is being enlarged to take in Chocolate Chip and Fruit & Lemon Biscuits in floral decorative 200g tubes.
Doves Farm’s biscuits range has been treated to new-look packaging. This range offers a nutritious take on everyday favourites such as digestives, oat biscuits and ginger biscuits. Doves Farm’s versions are vegan, organic, rich in fibre and made from wholemeal flour.
Nairn’s has extended its oatcake family with two spicy variants: Peri-Peri and Cheese & Smoky Chipotle. Made with wholegrain oats, the oatcakes are high in fibre and contain no added sugar. They have an RRP of £1.40.