Kentish Condiments will be the brand that their condiment products are presented under. The first to transition is the range of handmade, quality mayonnaise which is launching this week and includes two new exciting flavours just in time for the BBQ season, garlic and chilli.
The new brand is the starting point of a whole suite of products, including other variations of sauces and dressings, that will be launched under the company’s new owner, Laura Bounds, who acquired the company in March of this year. Back in March, Bounds asserted her plans to grow the company. Plans include new product development for Kent Crisps, new diversification and factory growth for Kentish Oils and a continued push for new markets, including the launch of the Kentish Condiments range. These plans are well underway given the new products have taken less than two months, from concept to product delivery, almost unheard of in the food production industry.
Bounds, said: “We are very excited to be launching our new brand. Our company ethos is to create products that use local ingredients and support local producers in Kent. Our decision to rebrand the products has come from our desire to grow our range of products and expand into the condiments market with distinctive new products. We are so proud to have earned not one, but two stars, for our original plain mayo at the Great Taste Awards 2016, and the new additions are adding a new dimension to a product that has been exceptionally well received.”
All of the flavoursome mayonnaises are made using Kentish Oils signature rapeseed oil, and the new brand has stayed true to its roots of using local, Kentish products with the garlic mayo using local sourced Kentish garlic, and the chilli mayo utilising chillies grown at Kent Chilli Farm in Dartford.
Steve Weller, owner of Kent Chilli Farm, has been working with the company for three years and supplies the chipotle chillies that flavour the Kent Crisps Smoked Chipotle Chilli crisps. Steve said: “We’re delighted to be working on the new venture that is Kentish Condiments. Kent is a hotbed of agricultural activity and it’s great knowing that we’ve helped to create a local product that has world-wide potential.”
As with the Kent Crisps and Kentish Oils range, the Kentish Condiments range is made using the finest, local ingredients, and is also gluten free, dairy free and contains no artificial flavourings or preservatives.
The new products are also available to wholesalers. Kentish Oils and Kentish Condiments can be found in local farm shops and independent retailers across the South East, including Quex Barn, Birchington and Macknade Fine Food, Faversham.