The Co-operative Food to introduce shaker salad pots and relaunches pasta range

New salad pots for January 2014

New salad pots for January 2014

The Co-operative Food is launching a shaker salad pot duo, in store from 1 January 2014, and part of retailer’s £3.00 lunchtime meal deal.

The retailer has also unveiled a new range of fresh pasta and sauces, using authentic recipes.

The new layered ready-to-eat salads are low in saturated fat, 350 calories each and can be enjoyed as part of the convenience retailer’s lunchtime meal deal or on their own, priced £2.80 each.

The Co-operative Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Shaker Pot (230g) includes hand-pulled British chicken, spicy chorizo, crisp vegetable and turmeric rice with smoky sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and a sherry vinegar dressing.

The Co-operative Italian Pesto, Pecorino and Chargrilled Vegetable Shaker Pot (230g) has roasted red pepper, butternut squash and courgette with pearled spelt, rocket, pecorino cheese and a pesto dressing.

The salads can be purchased as part of The Co-operative’s lunchtime meal deal with a selected snack such as a fruit pot, dessert pot, crisps or chocolate, plus a bottle of water, fruit juice or fizzy drink for just £3.00; ensuring The Co-operative is the perfect choice for a tasty, filling and great-value lunch, the retailer says.

New pasta offer

New pasta offer

The Co-operative’s entire own-brand fresh pasta range, from standard Loved by us to premium Truly Irresistible, which includes fresh pasta sauces and stuffed pasta products, has been re-launched with classic Italian ingredients, tastier flavours and 100% British meat and poultry wherever possible, the retailer reports. 

Available in stores now, and with many lines made exclusively for The Co-operative in Italy, the chilled range can be cooked in minutes to produce Italian-inspired meals – perfect for those with little time to cook from scratch, the retailer said. 

Adam Rockingham, chilled pasta product developer at The Co-operative, said: “Italian food continues to be a huge hit with our customers, and our amazing range of fresh pasta and sauces is packed with delicious authentic flavours. The products are ideal for everyday meal solutions or for special dinners with loved ones.”

As part of the revamp, The Co-operative’s Loved by us range has been boosted with a selection of new fresh pastas with an array of fillings, including spicy sausage, spinach and ricotta and British chicken and pancetta. A range of fresh unfilled pastas has also been added to the offering.

At the same time, the retailer has added some new fillings to its premium Truly Irresistible range of stuffed pasta lines, including a braised British beef with Italian dry-cured ham and Chianti red wine ragu filling. 

The Co-operative has also added some new pasta sauces into its premium Truly Irresistible range. For something with a bit of a kick, The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Amatriciana Pasta Sauce has a tomato sauce, British oak-smoked bacon, Italian Percorino cheese, sundried tomatoes and red chilli.