UK – Nestlé has announced the addition of a new gin-tonic flavored fondant to its After Eight range of mint fondants.
According to Nestlé, the After Eight Gin & Tonic & Mint will be available in the UK and Ireland from 7 September, via Amazon and Ocado, as well as from convenience stores and all major supermarkets.
Established in 1962, After Eight is crafted with 100% natural peppermint oil and is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
The brand’s ‘zingy’ new offering features gin and tonic-flavoured mint fondant covered in rich dark chocolate.
After Eight Gin & Tonic & Mint comes in a 200g carton and is said to be made with cocoa responsibly sourced through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.
Debbie Bowen, senior brand manager for After Eight, said, “Gin has rapidly become the nation’s spirit of choice, so what could be better than combining the flavours of our favourite tipple with the delicious mint fondant and dark chocolate that has made After Eight so popular for almost sixty years.
“After Eight Gin & Tonic & Mint is a delightfully fresh, zesty twist on a classic, and we believe it will prove to be a very popular addition to the range. Gin O’Clock has officially arrived!”
The announcement comes days after the food giant launched a plant-based alternative to tuna, its first move into the growing market for plant-based seafood alternatives.
The vegan tuna dubbed, Sensational Vuna, will be launched under the Garden Gourmet brand in Switzerland.
According to the company, it is made from a blend of six plant-based ingredients and contains all the essential amino acids and is free of artificial colorings or preservatives.
The plant-based tuna alternative can be used in a wide range of dishes such as salads, sandwiches and pizzas. It has the flaky texture and rich flavor that makes tuna a favorite in many meals.
The launch will feature both the chilled product, which is available in a glass jar, as well as plant-based tuna sandwiches in select stores.
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