Premier Foods is looking to boost the health credentials of pot snacks by extending Batchelors Deli Box into cous cous.

Two cous cous dishes - spicy chicken and roasted vegetable - will join the pasta and noodle lines from August. Sold in New York-inspired takeaway box packaging (rsp: £1.19), each contains less than 2% fat.

The duo would help combat “associations with pot snacks as an unhealthy choice,” said Premier Foods.