Kara, the foodservice specialists have relaunched and expanded its range of bloomers. The range, which previously consisted of four medium sliced bloomers, now has redeveloped recipes and also contains three new thick slice options and a new flavour, taking the total range up to seven. The redevelopment comes as part of Kara’s commitment to seeking improvements of their products to benefit their customers.
The existing range, which is medium-sliced and consists of classic flavours; Malted, White, Multi-Seeded and Sourdough, now benefits from an improved recipe that equips the products with a longer shelf life and allows each loaf to maintain softness. This development is ideal for operators who battle with waste issues that can often be associated with bread products.
The three new products follow the same redeveloped recipe but come in a thicker slice, giving it a thicker eat for toast, open sandwiches or as a traditional sandwich carrier. The flavours in this range include White, Malted and a brand-new Sunflower and Oat Bloomer.
Andy Bingham Head of NPD at Kara’s Sheffield site, commented:
“It’s important for us to constantly review our recipes and seek improvements in order to benefit both flavour and shelf life, which is a key concern for operators when it comes to baked goods. When bread is being used in foodservice a variety of uses are needed for sliced bread, adding the thicker slices can give operators more flexibility with the Kara bloomers. We’re also excited to be adding a new flavour to our range with the Sunflower and Oat; this flavour is packed with seeds and has a hint of honey, an ideal option for breakfast times and is delicious when toasted.”