Co-operative launches Eat In range of ready meals

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The Co-operative is launching an Eat In range, featuring a selection of ready-to-cook meat and fish dishes and prepared vegetable accompaniments.

Launching in Co-operative and Somerfield stores on 8 September 2010, The Co-operative Eat In range has been introduced in response to the growing demand for convenient, quality, fresh meal solutions for customers to cook and enjoy at home.

The range includes dishes such as Scottish salmon in a watercress and béchamel sauce with soft cheese, Chardonnay and shallots; British Elmwood chicken breast fillets wrapped in streaky bacon and topped with mature cheddar cheese, and British beef burgers with a pepper melt.

The accompaniments include cabbage & leek medley, baby potatoes with herbs & butter, cauliflower cheese and carrot & swede mash.

Customers can choose any pre-prepared meat or fish dish, plus two products from a selection of prepared vegetable side dishes in a £5 deal.

There is also a selection of joints in the Eat In range, which are ready to roast including abutter-basted Elmwood chicken breast joint, a Scottish boneless beef joint, a boneless lamb joint with rosemary and a gammon joint with a honey and black treacle glaze.

All the poultry in the Eat In range is The Co-operative’s higher-welfare Elmwood standard and British. The beef and pork used in the Eat In range is also British. All the Eat In fish products are responsibly sourced, according to the retailer.