SCOTTY Brand, the food range that started with Scottish potatoes and vegetables, has extended its portfolio with the introduction of three Scotty Brand Fresh Soups.
The new range includes Scotch Broth, Potato & Leek and Lentil, all produced by the Sword family.
The brand team says they’re made to classic Scottish soup recipes using fresh vegetables.
The Scotch broth includes vegetables and barley, prepared with lamb stock. The potato & leek soup features chunky potato. And the lentil soup includes red and green lentils and carrots, cooked in a ham stock.
The soups are made by The Sword Company, which was founded in 1894 as a bakery in Airdrie and is still owned and managed by family members – David and Douglas Sword – from Blairlinn, in Lanarkshire. Michael Jarvis, marketing manager for Scotty Brand, said: “Our new Scotty Brand Fresh Soups are guaranteed to appeal to those looking for a healthy, fresh soup that can be simply heated up and enjoyed. Made using fresh vegetables picked at their prime, the hard work has been taken care of with none of the goodness taken out, so we’re confident that these fresh soups will prove popular for busy mums looking for a tasty and convenient lunch option.”
The new range of Scotty Brand Fresh Soups is available in 550g tubs with a RRP of £1.70. The range has been listed in Asda Scotland. Each variety is differentiated by coloured tartan flashes. The tartan is intended to highlight Scotty Brand’s Scottish provenance. The colour of each is drawn from the individual soup’s principal ingredient.
Scotty Brand was first launched in 1948 by Albert Bartlett, a shipyard worker who wanted to support his family and so began boiling up beetroot in an old tin bath, selling it under Scotty Brand.
Scotty Brand recently won the ‘Success Through Working In Partnerships’ award at the Scotland Food and Drink Awards. The award was made in recognition of Scotty Brand bringing producers and processors together to develop the new Scottish range.