by Aviko UKI
Nov 28th, 2023
5 mins

Announced at the Plant-Based World Expo Europe (15th Nov 2023) Aviko’s latest addition to the ‘Snackables’ range, Plant-Based Chili Cheezz Nuggets, won first place in the ‘Savoury Snack’ category.

Now in its third year, the Plant-Based Taste Awards are a celebration of flavour and innovation in the plant-based food and drink industry. Aviko took first place in the hotly contested ‘Savoury Snack’ category for their innovative Plant-Based Chili Cheezz Nuggets, made from potato cheese. Aviko’s Cheezz Onion Rings also made it into the finals, highlighting Aviko’s forward thinking and ability to meet consumer demand.

Described as a ‘taste explosion’*, Aviko’s new Plant-Based Chili Cheezz Nuggets serve up a tasty and creamy cheese filling that is gently spiced with green jalapeno peppers, giving diners the ultimate plant-based experience.

They have been developed with pubs, fast food and casual dining operators in mind looking to appeal to vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian consumers. With an excellent holding ability thanks to their crispy crumb coating, Aviko’s Plant-Based Chili Cheezz Nuggets will remain hot, tasty, and crisp long after leaving the kitchen, making them perfect for delivery and takeaway too.

Speaking about Aviko’s win, Mohammed Essa, Commercial Director UK & Ireland, said:

“To be recognised at the European Plant Based Taste Awards is a testament to the Snackables range – and that as a foodservice partner – Aviko is hitting the mark when it comes to flexible plant-based solutions that really deliver on taste and quality.

“Aviko’s Plant-Based Chili Cheezz Nuggets were developed with operators and chefs in mind to help cater for vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets in a simple and practical way. This award, along with the shortlisting of our Cheezz Onion Rings – highlights the hard work our team puts into every one of our unique and delicious plant-based products and that Aviko is the go-to when it comes to plant-based innovation.”

Building on Aviko’s expansive ‘Snackables’ portfolio, the award-winning Plant-Based Chili Cheezz Nuggets are ideal for starters, bar snacks, sides and platters, as well as topping burgers and salads. They’re a healthier option to dairy equivalents too, as they contain half the amount of saturated fat, 30% less salt and are 2.5 times higher in fibre^.

In a 3 x 1kg case, Aviko’s Plant-Based Chili Cheezz Nuggets can be cooked from frozen, and are available now. With a cook time of between 3-5 minutes in the fryer, they’re a great menu item to suit busy kitchens.

Aviko has been the resolute potato partner for foodservice for over sixty years, bringing quality and smart solutions to menus all over the world. With a range of chilled and frozen potato specialities made by chefs, for chefs, Aviko’s extensive range includes Hash Browns, SuperCrunch Fries, Mash, Snackables and much more.

*Independent Research 2022

^Based on 5 pieces per portion

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