The United Nations has declared 2016 International Year of Pulses, tapping into the global trend towards these nutritious vegetables – lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas.
Beans, lentils and peas are being promoted as a great low-fat source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
To coincide with this, the UK’s favourite hand cooked crisp brand KETTLE® Chips have launched KETTLE® Bites – a new range of baked snacks in either Wholegrain Waves or Lentil Curls with less than 100 calories per pack.
New KETTLE® Bites Lentil Curls give you the benefit of pulses on the go, plus the KETTLE® taste and quality promise.
Lentil Curls are available in two delicious seasonings of either Sweet Chilli or Mozzarella and Pesto.
KETTLE®’s unique range of lighter snacks uses baked technology to ensure that the products are both tasty and low in calories.
Each 22g pack contains less than 97 calories and 50 per cent less fat than standard crisps making KETTLE® Bites the perfect guilt-free snack.
Nutritionist Nicola Moore said: “Lentils provide a source of fibre, so it’s a great idea to use them as the basis to make a new snack. Because these bites are baked it also makes them a lighter alternative to fried snacks.”
“All seasonings are derived from real food ingredients rather than artificial flavourings, so in addition to the fact that the snack contains fibre, this makes it a good option for the more health conscious.”
Andrew Slamin, Kettle Foods marketing director said: “We know that many consumers are more aware of what they are putting into their bodies and are looking for alternative healthy snacks to see them through the day.
“2016 is the Year of The Pulse and what better way to celebrate than with a new lighter snack to enjoy on-the-go.
“That’s why we’re pleased that we’ve been able to use our technological knowhow to come up with a range of Lentil and Wholegrain baked products that not only taste great but that are also lower in calories.
“With seasonings ranging from the light and creamy Mozzarella and Pesto to the exotic Coconut, Lime & Chilli, we’re sure that KETTLE® Bites has a seasoning to appeal to everyone.”
KETTLE® Bites come in multi-packs, and 22g handy packs, and are now available nationwide in supermarkets and independent stores.