Here at Excel Vending we are always keeping an eye out for new products because we know that offering customers variety is more interesting. At the start of the year we are also aware that many people have New Years resolutions, gym regimes and are combating post Christmas food hangovers so it’s possibly the most important time of year to add some healthy options into the mix.
At Excel Vending we are not running a boot camp. We know that everyone deserves a treat and want to make sure that there is always something that customers really want to eat on offer. This makes it especially important to us that when we consider healthy options to stock in our vending machines that they don’t just look good but that they are going to be enjoyable too.
In keeping with this ethos this January we very happy to be stocking Burts Lentil Waves. The Lentil Waves are new to the market but we don’t doubt that you will be seeing more of them in 2015. Inspired by a trip to the states these are made using lentils and are just ninety-nine calories as well as having a low glycaemic index. They are made in a speedy seven seconds meaning less oil is used in their frying process and they don’t contain any MSG’s.
Any of you familiar with Burts crisps will know them for their mouth watering flavours. The team at Burts have worked hard while developing Lentil Waves to ensure that there has been no compromise on flavour in order to give you a healthy option. The result is three flavours, Cheese and Chive, Thai Sweet Chilli and Lightly Salted and we are happy to recommend all three. If you are keen to try them keep an eye on our Facebook page, we will be giving away some delicious Lentil Waves later this month.
Lentil Waves don’t just meet Excel’s high standards for healthy snacks: the crisps meet NHS Scotland guidelines too. This is in part thanks to yours truly. At Excel we have worked extensively with NHS Scotland in order to stock vending machines on their sites with healthy options. As a result we are very familiar with what the Scottish Government directives regarding food and drink offerings on their premises are. When we saw that the salt levels at that time were only slightly above their requirements, but that the crisps met all the other requirements, we mentioned this to the chaps at Burts. They took this on board and reviewed their salt content. Happily without compromising on flavour they managed to tweak their salt content down to the required levels.
If you are a business keen to create healthy living guidelines for your premises in 2015 we can advise and help you to do this. Whether you are looking to add healthy alternatives into existing stock, would like to completely overhaul the snacks and drinks you stock or your are looking to bring in vending machines. You can find out more about the Scottish Government’s healthy living guidelines by visiting their website or their Facebook page.
If you would like to discuss any vending options for your business please get in touch and we will be happy to advise you. There are many ways to get in touch with us, you can; visit our website, email us, or call us on: 0845 60 40 111. We are also on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn – however you get in touch our team will be happy to help.