The special edition was the brainchild of the KETTLE Chef, Chris Barnard, who was tasked with creating a simple, yet warming seasoning which captures the spirit of winter food. Chris chose a traditional wine and cheese combination which has been enjoyed during winter nights for years - a smooth red wine matched with a full of flavour, creamy cheese – and then added Cranberry for a touch of fruity tanginess.
Stilton & Port was KETTLE Chips’ first seasonal edition back in 1998 and proved to be an instant hit with fans. The moreish seasoning incorporates genuine British Stilton which can only be produced at five dairies in England and is characterised by the delicate blue veins that run throughout the cheese. The company selected a rich ruby Port from Portugal’s Douro Valley, a sweet fortified wine with a deep red colour, to complement the cheese. The two flavours combine to create a taste that is ideal for sharing with family and friends at Christmas parties and during cosy nights in.
Andrew Slamin marketing director at Kettle Foods comments: “Consumers are more inclined to treat themselves and their guests at Christmas so KETTLE Chips are always popular at this time of year. As the festive season approaches, the limited edition flavours will help to capitalise on consumers’ desire to buy premium products to share and will bring some excitement to the category.”