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Meat-ing expectations

The UK remains a nation of meat and poultry lovers so make sure you are satisfying customers’ appetites with the latest range of meaty eats

Holland’s new Big Eats range offers 25% more pie

Holland’s Pies has launched a new range boasting approximately 25% more pie, without any cost increase or change to the recipe.

The Big Eats range is available to fish and chip shops across the North West and features three of its most popular flavours – Potato & Meat, Steak & Kidney and Cheese & Onion – as well as a brand new Peppered Steak variety. The launch is supported with a full point of sale package which includes an A2 poster and a counter top strut card.

By introducing this exclusive range, Holland’s hopes to provide its loyal and longstanding chippy customers with a competitive edge whilst ensuring consumers get greater value for their money.

Chris Clark, van sales manager at Holland’s Pies, comments: “Research shows that shoppers are shopping around more to make the most of their budgets and also that they love our signature taste. With this in mind, we worked hard to develop a product that would allow chip shops to differentiate themselves. Being able to offer a bigger pie, with the same great taste, at no extra cost is something we were very passionate about."

Holland’s plans to roll out the Big Eats range to areas such a Cumbria, North Wales and Cheshire over the coming weeks, as well as expand the line up with additional flavours.

Holland’s Pies 01706 212122


Frozen food distributor Central Foods has added to its battered and breaded chicken options with the launch of its new Southern fried crispy chicken breast strips.

Described as fulfilling customer demand for something that’s spicy and flavoursome, the strips can be served as finger food or added to a wrap, a tortilla, a sub-roll or a salad box.

Making portion control easy, operators simply defrost the amount they need, depending on whether they are serving to adults or children, or whether the product is being used as a snack or part of a larger meal.

The Southern fried crispy chicken breast strips are made from whole breast meat and are milk free, egg free, halal approved and do not contain hydrogenated fats or MSG. They are available in 2kg packs, with each strip roughly 45g each.

Central Foods 01604 858522

Pots of pulled pork

Making it easier for fish and chip shops to capitalise on the trend for pulled pork is a new 150g portion pot from Pulled Meats.

Containing ready pulled tender pork in a BBQ sauce, the pots contain enough meat for two small servings or one big serving. Easy to open and quick to microwave in just 90 seconds, they can be cooked to order ensuring a fresh portion every time and no wastage. Gluten and allergen free, it’s a trendy addition to the fish and chip shop offering and a great way to encourage customers to come back again. Soon to be available from The Q Partnership.

Pulled Meats 01757 213350

Poster power

McWhinney’s has launched a range of four eye-catching posters to help support fish and chip shops selling its sausages.

Featuring appetising images of its products along with the strapline “We use McWhinney’s because we care”, the posters are designed to reinforce the message that by spending a little more on McWhinney's sausages, shops are providing a high quality product to their customers.

Only the highest quality pork sourced from the UK and Ireland is used in McWhinney's sausages along with a subtle and secret blend of spices. Its products are designed to deep fry from frozen, thereby saving operators time and money.

The new posters are available free of charge via McWhinney’s distributors.

McWhinney’s 028 9127 1811

Riverside rolls out gluten free range

Ideal for gluten intolerant customers as well as those simply making a lifestyle choice is Riverside Foods’ new gluten free poultry range.

Including goujons, chunks, escalopes, mini fillets and kievs, the products are made with 100% whole muscle, unprocessed, chicken breast coated in a golden, gluten free breadcrumb.

The gluten free breaded chicken products are made to rigorous standards , boast complete ingredient traceability and carry the Coeliac UK Crossed Grain symbol.

Individually quick frozen, the range can be cooked in minutes and is Halal certified.

Riverside Foods 01691 839288

Bite into the chicken market with seven-strong line up

Meadow Vale Foods has launched a new chicken range specifically for the casual dining and QSR sectors.

Taking inspiration from flavour trends from around the world, the Homestyle range comprises seven key product lines including breaded strips, southern fried fillets and hot and spicy bites. Made using whole muscle chicken, which keeps it succulent under the heat lamp, the products also boast an innovative crunchy coating which is said to help keep the product temperature higher for longer.

Meadow Vale Foods 01978 666 100

Pukka revises popular pie recipes

Pukka Pies has made a number of improvements to its Best-Ever range, giving them a golden flaky pastry and a more buttery taste.

As part of a revamp of the range, its bestselling All-Steak pie has undergone a complete recipe upgrade and now contains chunkier cuts of meat and a gravy which is described as richer, darker and oozier.

In addition, new foil colours have been added to make flavour identification even easier and the range has moved to one consistent line marking, making them even easier to recognise by consumers.

Pukka Pies 0116 264 4004


British meat-eaters will wolf down 2,771 sausages, 1,491 steaks and 1,469 burgers during their adult years

Carnivores will enjoy 1,592 chicken legs, 1,006 meatballs and 789 lamb chops as a grown-up and will tuck into 1,585 cooked breakfasts, 160 barbeques and eat a combined 1.4 tonnes of lamb, pork and beef mince

Source: Debbie&andrew’s

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