Supermarket Sweep

On sale this June: Yo! Japanese sauces and scoopable acai

All the new launches you need to know about this month.

3 June 2019

Pots & Co desserts, from £2 per pot, Morrisons

Five different products from Pots & Co are to enter Morrisons (the luxury dessert company is already stocked in the likes of Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Selfridges).

Sold in ceramic pots and all handmade, the five desserts include salted caramel and chocolate ganache, chocolate and orange ganache, raspberry and vanilla, 70% chocolate ganache, and lemon and lime posset.


John West Cracker Toppers, from £1.10 per 80g, major retailers

UK seafood company John West has released a new range of tuna-based ‘occasion’ spreads.

Cracker Toppers are said to be a reimagining of the existing Spreadables range and come in four flavours: mayo and sweetcorn, Mexican style, Mediterranean and sweet chilli.

John West is also expanding the Steam Pots range in June with five new flavours.


Meatless Farm Co plant-based sausages, from £2.50 per pack of six, Sainsbury’s

A new line of plant-based sausages is to be released by British company Meatless Farm Co, made with the brand’s signature mix of pea, soya and rice proteins.

Aimed at the growing vegan/veggie community in the UK, the ‘sausages’ are the company’s third plant-based product and will enter over 200 Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.


Yo! sauces, from £1, Tesco

Japanese chain Yo! is making its first foray into supermarkets with a range of condiments. Aromatic Katsu Curry, Sweet & Sticky Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour Nanbanzuke and Soy, Ginger & Garlic Yakisoba are among the sauce signatures, sold for £1.

The brand will also sell Sweet & Fruity Tonkatsu and Hot Chilli Chirosou for £2, as well as Creamy Japanese Mayo and Spicy Sriracha Mayo for £2.29.


Stokes Sauces squeezy bottles, from £3.45 per 420g, Ocado and Booths

The first squeezy bottle from Stokes Sauces has been unveiled as the company aims towards “taking on the big brands in the sector.”

Tomato ketchup, real mayonnaise, original barbecue sauce, brown sauce and the new reduced sugar tomato ketchup (which contains 30% less sugar and “a higher percentage of tomatoes”) will all be on display.


Marty’s allergy-free crisps, from 75p per 20g, major retailers

Food giant Danone is to make its UK debut in children’s ambient snacks with a line of popped chickpea crisps.

Marty’s is an allergy-friendly brand “dedicated to helping allergy-impacted children eat, play and socialise in a fun, inclusive and safe way,” with Danone claiming the new line is a UK first in the category.


Waitrose vegan BBQ range, prices vary

Waitrose is releasing a line of vegan BBQ options as part of its ongoing summer rollout.

The new products include a Korean-inspired vegetable burger, Italian and Spanish ‘sausage’ twirls, jackfruit burgers and seitan burger patties.

The supermarket is also going with a dedicated lunch range inspired by both seasonal produce and classic flavours.



Sambazon frozen scoopable acai, from £4.60 per 500ml, Ocado and Whole Foods Market

Made from 100% acai berry purée, Sambazon’s new frozen scoopable treat is said to be a UK first for the frozen food category.

Packed full of antioxidants and dairy-free, Sambazon claims that the product is “a vegan alternative to ice cream” and would “allow authentic acai bowls and smoothies to be made instantly with no blender required.”


Odysea raw honeys, from £5.99 per 250g, Wholefoods

Greek and Mediterranean food company Odysea has released two limited-edition raw honey products.

Both the Greek Spring Blossom Raw Honey and Greek Oak Tree Raw Honey are made in mainland Greece by a small-batch artisan producer who uses traditional methods and moves his hives based on the seasons and weather.


Florette Sweet Crispy salad, from £1 per 85g, major retailers

Florette is releasing a new salad bag, backed by a £3m marketing push that will run until the end of August.

Available in either 85g or 135g bags, the Sweet Crispy mix includes red butterhead, lamb’s lettuce, Apollo and red multi-leaf.


The Collective Happy Hour range, from £2.19 per 450g, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Ocado, Morrisons and Whole Foods

The first in a new, limited-edition line of cocktail-inspired yoghurts has hit a number of major retailers, courtesy of The Collective.

Pina colada yoghurt, which is made with pineapple, desiccated coconut and a hint of Jamaican white rum, will be available until the end of August, when it will be replaced with an espresso martini variant.

A third, so far undisclosed, limited-edition option is planned for later in the year.


Best-One ready meals, from £2.99 per meal

Bestway Wholesale, the UK's largest independent cash and carry, has released a 10-strong line of own-brand chilled ready meals named Best-One.

Traditional, Italian, Chinese and Indian meals are all included and boast a shelf life of 21 to 50 days.

The meals include beef lasagne, chicken tikka masala, chilli con carne and rice, spaghetti bolognese, sausage and mash, and sweet and sour chicken.


Graze Wow Bakes, from £2.69 per 6x20g bars, Tesco

A new range of snack bars from Graze, containing no more than 100 calories per serving, is entering Tesco.

The oat-based Wow Bakes contain as little as 11g of sugar per 100g and come in four flavours: chocolate sea salt, honeycomb crumble, sticky toffee and lemon drizzle.


Alpro 360, from £5 per 450ml, Morrisons and Ocado

A low-calorie, soya-based alternative to ice cream has been released by Alpro, containing no more than 360 calories per tub.

Alpro 360 comes in three flavours – Caramel Macchiato, Velvety Chocolate and Passionate Mango – contains no sweeteners and has 30% less sugar than the category average.


Iceland Red Hot Chicken Wings, £3 per 630g

Iceland has released what they claim to be the UK’s hottest spicy wings.

Ridden with the world’s hottest chilli, the Carolina Reaper, the new wings measure in at more than 575,000 Scoville heat units, with the supermarket advising that they be consumed under adult supervision and with “a pot of cooling yoghurt, a pint of milk, latex gloves, protective goggles and maybe even a fire extinguisher close to hand.”


Richmond thin chicken sausages, from £2.59 per 12-pack, major retailers

A new thin chicken sausage pack has been unveiled by Kerry Foods brand Richmond. Each sausage contains just 48 calories.

The product went on sale at Asda in May and will enter in to a number of other major retailers over the rest of 2019 and into 2020.


BelVita reduced sugar option, from £2 per 45g pack, major retailers

Breakfast biscuit peddler BelVita is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its first-ever reduced sugar variant.

Containing 30% less sugar than the average breakfast biscuits and no sweeteners, Chocolate Chips goes on sale mid-June.


Paul Hollywood range, prices vary, Tesco

Celebrity chef Paul Hollywood’s range of baked goods from the St Pierre Groupe is expanding. Two sliced wrapped loaves (Wholemeal Country and White Country), Belgian chocolate and orange teacakes, and stone-baked Italian flatbreads all arrived last week and are aimed at satisfying the growing demand for “diverse and innovative bakery options.”


Ginsters Handcrafted, £2.25 per 200g, Tesco

Two hand-crimped SKUs have been released by Ginsters with the savoury pastry company claiming the duo are their “most premium pasties yet.”

The Cornish pasty and the chicken, chorizo and Cornish gouda pasty are both the result of a collaboration with Chris Eden, head chef at Cornwall’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Driftwood.

At £2.25 per pasty, the new pair are more than 40% more expensive than Ginsters’ standard pasties.


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Musclefood summer range, prices vary

Online retailer Musclefood has unveiled a trio of summer options that sees meat combined with confectionery.

The trio – beef steak burgers topped with popping candy, pork steaks marinated in Parma Violets and Rainbow Drop-coated chicken breasts – were designed with the intention of “bringing some iconic flavours from our childhood back into the kitchen.”


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