Inclusions giant Pecan Deluxe has responded to customer demand for treats suitable for a vegan diet by creating a selection of no added egg and dairy cookie dough chunks. Just like the company’s existing flagship range of cookie dough, the individual chunks are individually frozen and perfect for adding to ice cream and other desserts.
Versatile cookie dough is especially in demand from the food industry after sales of comfort foods soared during the coronavirus pandemic not only as an addition to frozen confections, but also as a stand-alone snackable option – bagged and eaten raw, straight from the freezer.
In addition to vegan diet-friendly products allowing manufacturers to add a touch of luxury to their expanding healthy eating lines, protein-fortified cookie dough chunks have also been developed by Pecan Deluxe, suitable both as a raw stand-alone snack or delivering an extra protein kick to fortified ice cream.
Graham Kingston, Managing Director, said: “Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious about their diet and well-being, but at the same time, are looking to indulge in comfort food and sweet treats to cheer themselves up during a time of crisis. Our cookie dough is safe to be eaten raw which makes it healthy and satisfying as a stand-alone snack.
“Of course, cookie dough is much more than just a snack. It can be blended into milkshakes and sprinkled on desserts, it’s available in bakery and confectionery products and as a baked skillet dessert in many restaurants and fast-food chains. Our cookie dough recipes can also be formulated to customer specifications to contain other functional ingredients – it really is a very adaptable foodstuff – and our tasty and more-ish dough pieces are perfect to support practically all types of diet or health drive during 2021.”
Pecan Deluxe is renowned for being a leading supplier to the UK and European ice cream, dessert, bakery and snacking sectors with its extensive range of innovative inclusions, including cookie dough, fudge, moulded chocolate shapes, brownie pieces and praline nuts, to name just a few, that enable manufacturers to add new tastes, colour and texture sensations to elevate their products.
All Pecan Deluxe products made using natural colours and flavourings in strict allergen controlled, BRC AA Grade facilities. The company is constantly innovating to develop new flavours and textures and can create bespoke products tailor-made to customers’ requirements.
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