McCain adds Gastro Thick Cut Chips and Skin-on Fries to Signatures range

By Emma Eversham

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McCain's Gastro Thick Cut Chip is one of two new products to be launched by the potato producer to increase options for casual dining operators
McCain's Gastro Thick Cut Chip is one of two new products to be launched by the potato producer to increase options for casual dining operators
McCain has added two new products to its premium Signatures range - the Gastro Thick Cut Chip and Skin-on Fry - to help meet the growing demand for different types of chips from the casual dining sector.

Product details: 

McCain Foods has added two new products to its Signatures range - The Gastro Thick Cut Chip and the Skin-on Fry - to help the casual dining sector increase its convenience options. Gastro Thick Cut Chips are made with specially selected potatoes which are peeled, blanched and par-fried before being frozen. They can be deep fried from frozen for four to four and a half minutes at 175⁰C to produce a 'light golden, crunchy exterior and a soft melt in the mouth interior'. 

The Skin-on Fry is cut extra thin from specially selected potatoes with the skins left on and can be deep fried from frozen in two to two and a half minutes at 175⁰C to produce a crispy fry with a fluffy internal texture. 

USP:

Both products have a point of difference from standard fries and can be used as a standard option for operators wanting to give a premium option or a menu upgrade for those who want to offer more choice. 

Price: 

Dependent on order.

Availability: 

In packs of 4x2.5kg bags. Contact McCain on 0800 146 573 for stockist details.

 Why you should buy it:  ​ 

“The launch of McCain Signatures Gastro Thick Cut Chips and Skin-on Fry means that we can make it easier for operators to meet the specific requirements of the casual dining consumers. Our two new premium products are intended to help operators deliver menu stand out, whilst helping to increase operator profits, as a result of customer satisfaction and by delivering operational efficiencies.

“Our research shows that consumers place a huge emphasis on the quality and choice of chips they are served when eating out of home in casual dining environments. Differentiated chip options that are unique to the operator, either through cut size, toppings or seasonings, are also popular within casual dining outlets.”

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