Clandeboye Estate, Northern Ireland’s only producer of yoghurt from its own dairy herd, has launched a deliciously innovative product for Tesco stores here.
The original product from the multi-award winning producer, based on the estate’s acclaimed dairy farm, is a crunchy and nut-free granola topped Greek style yoghurt available in two outstandingly tasty flavours – Senga Strawberry and Mango. The new Greek style yoghurts with granola are available in convenient 150g pots RRP £1.29.
The new product range is launched as the successful food business, which has won a host of UK Great Taste and other prestigious awards, is completing a state-of-the-art processing operation also on the estate.
The new £2 million factory will enable the ambitious company to quadruple production and create 13 new jobs,
The investment is being undertaken to enable the business to meet increasing demand for its products in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic and also to develop exciting opportunities from approaches from retailers in Britain.
Explaining the development of the new luxury granola yoghurts, Bryan Boggs, Clandeboye Estate Yoghurts general manager, says: “The new product has been developed to meet a business opportunity for a premium yoghurt topper we’ve identified in our on-going market research and regular discussions with Tesco and other supermarkets which we supply in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
“We currently supply our range of yoghurts to every supermarket and the leading symbol groups in Northern Ireland, as well as hundreds of delis and smaller specialist stores.
“Tesco was keen on the new product and keen to be the launch customer…and we’re delighted that the new product will be on sale in many of its stores across Northern Ireland this month (July),” he adds.
The new retail product is also influenced by Clandeboye’s longstanding and successful experience in producing luxury granola topped yoghurt snack pots for the hospitality sector especially leading café chains in Northern Ireland.
The yoghurt is produced from fresh milk sourced daily Clandeboye’s award-winning Holstein herd free to graze the rich pastures of the 2,000-acre estate outside Bangor, Co Down.
The new retail yoghurts are a further example of the product innovation which is at the heart of the business founded by the late Lady Dufferin as a farm diversification project in 2007, now among the most successful of its type in the UK