Posh nut supplier Dormen Foods is livening up lettuce with a range of crunchy salad toppings.
Dormen’s Salad Toppers are lightly toasted nut combinations designed to be sprinkled on top of salads, or added to dishes such as pesto pasta.
They come in two varieties, toasted pine nuts (rsp: £1.89 for 75g) and a toasted nut and seed mix of pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, sunflower and sesame seeds (rsp: 99p for 75g) that have been marinated in soy sauce to add extra flavour.
Nuts are increasingly seen as healthy, contributing to sales growth of 11.6% [TNS, 52 w/e February 27].
Michael Brooks, Dormen Foods sales director, said: “Research has shown a gap in the market for both a nut and seed-based salad topper that will add true innovation, as well as increase choice, in both the salad and nut categories.”