Forest Feast has launched innovative additions to its healthy snacks for Christmas.
The new fruit and nut mixes are, Festive Stuffing and Gingerbread Latte Fruit and Nut, join the company’s Christmas Collection which already features natural fruit and nut mixes, nuts in shells, as well as other sweet and savoury combinations.
The novel range is hand-crafted at the company’s headquarters in Craigavon, Co Armagh, where its products are uniquely roasted by air and flavoured in-house.
Innovation underpins the company’s business culture, says Bronagh Clarke, Forest Feast’s marketing director. “We are a team who love to explore the world, looking for the best ingredients and inspiration for new recipes and snacks,” she adds. “We take this inspiration back home and pour it into our world-leading product development.
“This allows us to react quickly and creatively to new trends and opportunities, equipping retailers with the perfect solutions that enable to meet consumer demands in this rapidly growing and profitable sector.”
Snacking culture had experienced a boom in recent years. “Sixty-six percent of adults now snack at least once a day. “At Christmas, nearly three quarters of consumers are willing to spend more money on groceries which creates significant demand for an even-more diverse luxury product range,” she continues.
“Since the business was founded by Michael and Lorraine Hall more than 20 years ago, we’ve made it our mission to create delicious snacks that fulfil consumers’ nutritional needs but also provide the permissible indulgence that consumers seek.”
The latest additions to the limited-edition Christmas range, she explains, are inspired by traditional festive flavours. The Festive Stuffing Mix is a mixture of roasted and salted peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans and macadamia nuts with Christmas stuffing roasted coated almonds and basil and balsamic cashews.
The Gingerbread Latte Fruit and Nut Mix is seen as perfect for coffee lovers with a mix of gingerbread latte white chocolate hazelnuts, dried cranberries, vanilla peanuts, dried cranberries and cacao and vanilla peanuts, white chocolate cranberries and toasted peanuts.
The new mixes are available in 150g bags at RRP £2.50