With the launch of new British Grown Potato Skins, Aviko Foodservice is encouraging operators to get creative with their toppings to meet the growing demand for plant-based dishes.
As 22.3 million consumers in the UK make a conscious effort to cut down on their meat consumption* by following a flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan diet, the arrival of Aviko’s handmade 1/4 and 1/2 Potato Skins provides a golden opportunity for operators to tap into this trend.
Mohammed Essa, Commercial Director UK and Ireland, Aviko, explains;
“Veganism has gone mainstream and the meat-free market is now worth over £780 million,** providing a massive profit opportunity for operators. Our new Potato Skins offer the perfect platform for operators to try out plant-based flavour combinations and increase the appeal of their dishes across all aspects of the menu, from starters and sharing platters to lunches and snacking options.”
Made from British grown baking potatoes with a higher natural sugar content to provide a superior taste, Aviko’s Potato Skins can be both fried or oven-cooked, maintaining a crispy outer texture even when loaded.
To inspire operators in choosing their toppings, Aviko has created a host of innovative recipes including Superfood Greens, Firecracker Peppers, Slow-Cooked Four Bean Chilli and Curried Chickpeas & Spinach. These can be viewed at www.aviko.co.uk along with step-by-step video tutorials.
Mohammed adds; “When it comes to potato skins, anything goes! No longer just reserved for bacon and cheese, our recipes show how operators can use a variety of on-trend meat-free ingredients from avocados to chickpeas to create loaded potato skins that will appeal to those searching for exciting vegan and vegetarian options.”
Aviko’s new Potato Skins are handmade, ensuring excellent and consistent quality every time. Available as ¼ skins to create sharing platters and ½ skins ideal for individual starters and snacking options. Operators can request a free sample by visiting www.aviko.co.uk to start benefiting from the endless possibilities loaded Potato Skins provide.
* Waitrose Partners Food & Drink Report 2018-19 **Mintel Nov 2018