Wessanen UK is expanding its Mrs Crimble’s gluten-free cake portfolio with the launch of new Lunchbox Loaf Cakes.
The range is targeted at adults looking for a sweet treat between meals and will go on sale in two flavours: jammy and double chocolate.
At under 130 calories, the double chocolate sponge cakes include chocolate chips and a chocolate flavoured gooey centre, while the jammy cakes feature a raspberry filling.
Bryan Martins, marketing director at Wessanen UK, said: “We believe the key to wellbeing is all about balance, and through the new Mrs Crimble’s Loaf Cakes we can still let consumers enjoy a bit of what they fancy.
“Mrs Crimble’s is focused on making great-tasting, free-from snacks that are accessible to all, and the new Mrs Crimble’s Lunchbox Loaf Cakes fit in perfectly with this.”
The cakes are individually packed in a box of five, initially going on sale in Tesco stores in the UK with a recommended retail price of £2.50 per 150g.
The launch is being supported by in-store point of sale as well as digital display ads to drive traffic to the Tesco online shop later in the year.
Wessanen – which owns brands such as Clipper Tea, Kallø and Whole Earth – secured a deal to acquire Mrs Crimble’s 2016.
Last month, Wessanen announced its board had accepted a takeover offer valuing the firm at around €885 million.
The Amsterdam-headquartered company will be bought by a consortium consisting of private equity firm PAI Partners and Charles Jobson, Wessanen’s largest shareholder.
In a statement, the firm said it welcomes the prospect of the longer term stability under the ownership of the consortium, expanding its position in organic foods.
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