Pioneering company Corkers is proud to announce the launch
of its new Olive Oil crisp range. A first for the UK hand-cooked vegetable
crisp market, Corkers have sourced the finest olive oil to craft a lighter
tasting crisp, working to return value to the often discounted hand-cooked
crisp market while still maintaining the classic Corkers crunch.
Constantly striving for innovation, the Corkers team spotted a gap in the market for a new premium offering. Corkers have partnered with the Muela family, producers of award-winning olive oil from the Mueloliva farm, to cook its quality potato and vegetable crisps. Established in Spain in 1947, Mueloliva is a family business and a renowned producer of premium olive oil.
Like Corkers, the Muela family take their ingredients seriously, using only the best green olives from the family’s 3,000 olive groves in Andalucia. Cold pressed within fifteen hours of harvesting, the oil is decanted for fifteen days, while the extracted pips are put to good use in heating the factory.
With such attention to detail, the Muela family and their oil are the perfect pairing for Corkers’ distinctive Naturalo potatoes, devised specifically for the peat-rich fenland soil of the Corkers’ Cambridgeshire family farm. Crafted from potato to packet on Corkers’ Willow Farm, the family have more recently planted parsnips, beetroot and carrots – ensuring the ingredients for their vegetable crisps receive the same loving Corkers care. The launch of the new range also follows £1.5 million investment in production and packaging equipment at Corkers’ Willow Farm in Ely, Cambridgeshire this summer, and the creation of an extra twenty four jobs.
With both Corkers classic and vegetable ranges getting the Olive Oil treatment, the resulting light, crunchy crisps will come in a selection of seven distinctive flavours - inspired by the Spanish countryside surrounding the Muela family’s farm.
Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to this quintessentially British brand, flavours will include:
- - Lightly Sea Salted
- - Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar
- - Black Truffle Rosemary & Garlic
- - Mediterranean Cheese & Roasted Onion
- - Parsnip, Sweet Potato, Beetroot with Sea Salt
- - Sweet Potato with Sea Salt
Available from 24th August 2017 and priced at £1.99, stockists will include independent delicatessens and farm shops nationwide, with more to be announced imminently.