Country Range’s Potato Pantry Grows with Trio of Crunch-tastic SKUs
Following the successful launch of its trio of “Double Crunch” fries earlier this year, Country Range has further augmented its plethora of potato pleasers with the unveiling of three new super spud products – Country Range Double Crunch Seasoned Wedges, Country Range Double Crunch Sweet Potato Fries and Country Range Double Crunch Shoestring Fries.
Guaranteeing that chefs from across public sector and hospitality kitchens of all sizes have an unbeatable, taste-rich fry, the new trio have a novel invisible coating that delivers the unique Country Range ‘Double Crunch’.
With invincible crunch-staying power making them a great fit for kitchens offering takeaway, food-to-go or room-service, the new selection are available in 4 x 2.5kg catering boxes and are gluten-free, plus they are pre-fried in sunflower oil instead of palm oil.
Joining the 10mm Double Crunch Skin-On Fries, 14mm Double Crunch Fries and 19mm Triple Cooked Chunky Fries that have generated legions of fans since launch in the spring, the new trio joining the Country Range portfolio includes:
Country Range Double Crunch Seasoned Wedges
Immense for sides, sharing platters, to be pimped up or alongside classic burgers, these thick cut, mouth-wateringly, wicked wedges are given an extra coating of batter for double the crunch and have the fluffiest inside to be found. Made with the flavoursome Fontane potatoes, they are lightly seasoned and will hold their crunch for over 20 minutes.
Country Range Double Crunch Sweet Potato Fries
A solution to the shockingly soggy, sweet potato fries saturating the market in recent times, these thin cut sweet potato fries have a double dose of the special invisible batter, making them the captain of crunch. Made with Beauregard thin-cut sweet potatoes, they come lightly seasoned and will hold their crunch for over 20 minutes.
Country Range Double Crunch Shoestring Fries
Delicately seasoned, these sensational 7mm shoestring fries are made with Fontane potatoes for a consistent year-round flavour and will keep their crunch for over 40 minutes.
Country Range Group Head of Marketing Emma Holden said: “Potato products continue to be one of the most popular products for caterers and consumers, appearing in some shape or form on every menu whether they are chipped, mashed, boiled, fried or roasted.
“Fries and wedges are no longer just considered a side dish and we’re seeing a host of creative caterers turning them in to the focal point of a dish by loading them with on-trend toppings and sauces. That’s why it’s never been more important for caterers to make sure that their spuds pack a punch on the flavour front and deliver that all important crunch.
“The unique coating makes them ideal for food-to-go or delivery menus, and will be perfect for bar snack menus for the FIFA World Cup later in the year. Our development chef Paul Dickson has been highlighting to customers how the humble fry can be elevated to even greater heights with some creative recipes like various global inspired loaded fries ideas and Canadian Poutine.”
To find more recipes using the latest trio of potato products, visit www.countryrange.co.uk/recipes.
About the Country Range Group
With over 30 years of heritage servicing the UK & Ireland’s innovative foodservice sector, the Country Range Group is made up of 12 independent wholesalers – Birchall Foodservice, Blakemore Foodservice, Caterite Foodservice, Creed Foodservice, Dunns Food and Drinks, EFG Foodservice, Harvest Fine Foods, Henderson Foodservice, Savona Foodservice, Thomas Ridley Foodservice, Trevors Foodservice and Turner Price.
In addition to offering the leading brands from around the globe, the Group also provides over 800 products, all developed exclusively for professional caterers under the Country Range brand. Covering grocery, chilled, frozen and non-food, Country Range is widely recognised by caterers as a trusted and reliable brand delivering consistent quality and value for money without compromising on taste and flavour.
The Group also publishes its trade magazine Stir it up 10 times a year, which features the latest food, drink and industry news, Country Range brand promotions and in-depth trend reports and sector specific guides to support and inspire all foodservice caterers.