Crabbie's is having a crack at the nuts market with a new range to accompany its high-flying Alcoholic Ginger Beer.

Halewood International is launching Crabbie's Ginger Nuts (rsp: £1.29-£1.69 for 90g) from 21 September into Asda and Waitrose to cash in on the current popularity of premium branded nuts.

The range, made under licence by Sun Valley, comprises three ginger-based flavours Crabbie's Luxury Ginger Spiced Dry Roasted Peanuts & Cashews, Crabbie's Luxury Nut Mix with Lime Pickle Flavour & Crystallised Ginger Pieces and Crabbie's Luxury Raj Mix.

"Entering the snacks category was the clear strategic choice for extending the brand beyond the UK alcoholic drinks market," said Richard Clark, head of innovation at Halewood.

Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer has clocked up £11m in sales since launching in February 2009.