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Festive snacking with glennans

19 October 2011

Compared to last year both sides of the snack industry, retail and foodservice seem to be very positive about the festive season approaching as many have seen an improvement in sales and growth

According to Mintel: “Nine in ten British adults eat snacks between meals, nearly half of them on a daily basis. There are in total an estimated 13 billion at-home snacking occasions a year, and 6.4 billion occasions on the go.”

With the build up to Christmas what should we expect this festive season, Ben Perkins head of food and drink research at Mintel comments “Today’s food consumers concentrate on four key areas; provenance (local sourcing and traceability), the ability to have a ‘quick snack’, the idea of exclusive dining and the ability to have a healthy lifestyle”.
 
There may be a slight increase in demand in terms of traceability and quality from customers but the fact is that dining out and snacking is going to be a prominent occurrence this festive season.

Mathew Shropshall glennans sponsored competition chef also adds “Consumers are better educated when it comes to snacks and eating out however price and the economy is also still a major concern. The end result is savvy consumers wanting creative and experimental dishes and snacks that use local and seasonal produce and ingredients all at an affordable price.”

Not only are consumer’s tastes changing and awareness of provenance increasing but consumers with dietary requirements are also expecting much more from the average snack. “Manufacturers and the foodservice industry as a whole need to be more aware of providing a variety of good quality products that are suitable for consumers with food allergies.”

Whether it is consumers entertaining at home or eating out during this festive period sophisticated party food is just as essential as pervious years for all winter parties and New Year events. It is just as important to have good quality ingredients that are flexible and that allow caterers and chefs to create a variety of dishes.

Mathew Shropshall has created some wonderful dishes for glennans that are perfect for the festive season. Mathew has put together a very delicious recipe of parsnip, thyme and game stuffing with glennans crisps, combining livers, onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, crisps and herbs to create a tasty and crispy stuffing which can be served alongside festive accompaniments.
glennans vegetable crisps can also be used as a topping, crushed and sprinkled on the top of various dishes and the crushed crisps can also be used to create crispy breadcrumb like texture on a variety of meat and fish dishes as well, the possibilities are endless!

With glennans the wide range of vegetables used in the crisps enables cooks and chefs to be incredibly creative. Not only are all the flavours unique but each vegetable crisp adds a visual appeal too that goes well with any healthy starter or snack, with purple beetroot crisps, to yellow and orange colours of sweet potato and parsnip.

There seems to be a much more positive feel towards snacking and dining out this festive season as restaurants and caterers prepare for the upcoming season what can we expect for next year?

Richard Thompson Brand Manager at glennans explains: “This festive season there will be a definite increase in consumers eating out and buying snacks, following trends from the US where there has been a steady increase, consumers will still be happy to indulge over the Christmas, New Year period and hopefully the following year too.”


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