New vegetable snacks to be made in Scotland with £750,000 investment
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A £750,000 investment in a new production line will see a new chip being produced in Scotland.
Wholesums, launched by the Taylor family behind Mackie’s Crisps, utilises a special production method of making the chips which uses up to 45% whole fresh vegetables.
The new ‘Wholesums’ have 86 calories per standard size bag, and are vegan and gluten free.
The investment in the new production facility in Errol, Perthshire, includes the installation of the new technology, developed for over a year by Mackie’s, which “vows to keep the process top secret”.
The companies Managing Director, James Taylor, said: “Being able to make Wholesums on a larger scale at the farm is a big breakthrough for us.
He added: “We’ve invested time and money in the brand because we want to create a healthy snack brand and product that is a meaningful improvement on what is currently available – both nutritionally and in flavour.
In our view Wholesums has achieved that. More and more of us want to eat healthily, but we don’t want to forego a tasty snack. Wholesums lets us do this and its low salt, sugar and fat content will be a relief to many parents too.”
“We’re just at the start of our journey too. The potential that our process and new equipment offers is huge and we’re looking at a range of options, including on behalf of some of our supermarket clients.”