Kestrel Foods-owned Forest Feast aims to tap into the growth for premium and indulgent snacks with the launch of its new chocolate-coated nuts range.
Forest Feast’s Signature Chocolate Nut range includes three variants of oven roasted nuts coated in real Belgian chocolate.
Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Almonds are described as rich and intense and are gluten-free and vegan.
Forest Feast’s gluten-free Belgian Milk Chocolate Brazils use sustainable Amazonian brazil nuts, while its Cookies & Creams Almonds are coated in Belgian white chocolate and topped with chocolate cookie crumb.
The new range follows the recent launch of the snacking brand’s Slow Roasted and Seasoned Nut range in six variants including Slow Roasted Sea Salt & Black Peppercorn Nut Mix and Slow Roasted Serrano Chilli Honey Almonds & Peanuts.
Bronagh Clarke, marketing director at Forest Feast, said: “Take-home chocolate is currently growing 15% YoY, with 98% penetration, and we are seeing between 150-250% growth in our own chocolate ranges. We wanted to bring something different to the confectionery category for consumers by reconciling the goodness of nuts with the indulgence of Belgian chocolate.
“With more people spending time together at home, the range is well primed to meet demand from the current trend of in-home snacking. Each one has its own unique ingredient twist and they are all oven-roasted with their skin-on to give real depth of flavour.”
Forest Feast Signature Chocolate Nuts are available to purchase now from a variety of independent stores across the UK for an RRP of £3.00 per 120g bag.
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