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bahlsen choco moments mint biscuits

Bahlsen Choco Moments Crunchy Mint: acid test Subscription

23 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Choco Moments were the big launch of 2018 for fast-growing German biscuit maker Bahlsen

marks and spencer edamame bean burgers

M&S Veggie Edamame Bean Burgers: acid test Subscription

16 Nov 2018 | By Angelina Mason

Take-home sales of own-label meat-free and vegan-friendly items are up 20.3% over the past year

Iceland Takeway Chicken Tikka

Iceland Takeaway Chicken Tikka Masala: acid test

08 Nov 2018 | By Angelina Mason

This long-standing option is one of Iceland’s products to have recently had palm oil removed

walkers max strong range

Walkers Max Strong Chilli & Lime: acid test Subscription

18 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The UK’s crisps sector has grown by 3.6% to £914.5m in take-home value sales amid a flurry of NPD

Kit Kat Senses

Kit Kat Senses: acid test Subscription

04 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Take-home value sales of individually wrapped chocolate assortments have hit £224m

PG Tips Perfect with Dairy-Free

PG Tips Perfect with Dairy-Free: acid test Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Free-from continues to be a bonanza for ­grocery

le joli mexican lime and mint drink

Le Joli Sparkling Mexican Lime & Mint: acid test Subscription

30 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Supermarket shoppers took home an extra 33.5 million litres of flavoured water last year

coca cola exotic mango

Diet Coke Exotic Mango: acid test Subscription

16 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Exotic Mango and Feisty Cherry are the brand’s first new flavours since 2003

yazoo choc mint

Yazoo Choc Mint: acid test Subscription

02 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The rise of milkshake bars such as Shakeaway has helped grocery take-home sales shoot up 10.8% to £156.7m

magnum white pot

Magnum White: acid test Subscription

12 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Ice cream’s value is soaring. Take-home sales rose by 7.2% last year to £969.2m due to price increases

Burts Chips Jim Beam

Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey Potato Chips Original BBQ: acid test Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Burts last month launched its latest tie-up with an alcohol brand

yorkshire tea biscuit brew

Yorkshire Tea Biscuit Brew: acid test Subscription

28 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Launched in March, Biscuit Brew was Yorkshire Tea’s first innovation in more than 18 months

del monte gold pineapple

Del Monte Gold Pineapple Chunks in Juice: acid test Subscription

21 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Canned fruit had much-needed value pumped into it last year

mr lees dragon fire vegetable noodle pot

Mr Lee's Noodles: Dragon Fire Vegetables - acid test Subscription

07 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Mr Lee’s, the healthier pot noodle startup, dramatically overhauled its SKUs last summer

kp orange nut fudge mix

KP Orange Nut Fudge Energy Mix: acid test Subscription

31 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Nuts are expected to be the fastest-growing category in snacks over the next five years

Sprite Cucumber

Sprite Lemon Lime & Cucumber: acid test Subscription

24 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

CCEP unveiled this sugar-free Sprite variant in February as part of a strategy to broaden its portfolio of drinks unaffected by April’s sugar tax

Ginsters Pulled Pork Slice

Ginsters Pulled Pork Slice: acid test

17 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Ginsters is the UK’s top savoury pastry brand. It sold an extra 3.2 million units last year

Marmite reduced salt

Marmite Reduced Salt: acid test

10 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Unilever unveiled its new Marmite variant last month

Freddo Faces

Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Face Cakes: acid test Subscription

02 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

After three years of value decline, the sweet biscuits category returned to growth in 2017

Strong Roots

Strong Roots Roasted Beetroot Wedges: acid test Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The rise in people eschewing meat and dairy has led to a wealth of plant-based NPD



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