Children’s dairy brand taps into handheld sector with extension to its range of fromage frais tubes for older kids. Chilled dairy manufacturer, Lactalis Nestlé, has expanded its Munch Bunch Squashums Huge Tubes range with the addition of a new banana and raspberry SKU.
Following the launch of Huge Tubes in January 2016, Lactalis Nestlé has seen increasing demand for its Squashums range of handheld products 1, with value sales of £1.7m for Huge Tubes alone 2.
With the new Huge Tubes SKU set to strengthen the existing range, the introduction of a new flavour variant responds to growing interest in banana-flavoured chilled dairy across the adult and children’s categories, with total products sold now worth £3.9m to the market 3.
Made from all natural ingredients and fruit puree, Huge Tubes contain 50 per cent more fromage frais than existing handheld fromage frais tubes on the market. The transparent tube also has twofold benefits – less wastage as children can see how much fromage frais remains in the tube and less subsequent mess from leftover product leaking into their lunchbox. Loved by parents and youngsters, the handy on-the-go format of the Huge Tubes packaging features the same well-known cast of fruit characters as the rest of the Squashums range, aiming to fuel young imaginations whilst reflecting the delicious range of flavours: banana, raspberry and strawberry.
Paul Wiseman, Senior Brand Manager at Lactalis Nestlé Chilled Dairy, explains: “We’ve been delighted by the consumer and trade response to our launch of Squashums Huge Tubes. We want to ensure our products continue to meet the needs of kids of all ages and so we’re always looking to innovate the range with exciting new flavour combinations. The launch of Huge Tubes Banana & Raspberry is the next logical step in our expansion of Squashums Huge Tubes, bringing a great tasting new banana flavour to the market, made with all natural ingredients.”
The launch of Huge Tubes Banana & Raspberry closely follows the February launch of the Munch Bunch Double Up Strawberry & Peach limited edition pack. Huge Tubes Banana & Raspberry (6x60g) will launch in ASDA on 27th March. The manufacturer’s recommended selling price is £2.15*.
About Munch Bunch
With over 30 years heritage producing chilled dairy products for younger children, Lactalis Nestlé’s Munch Bunch has a strong nutritional focus, offering a range of fromage frais specifically designed for children. In 2007 Munch Bunch launched the Squashums range of handheld squeezable and yogurt drink products for older children aged six plus featuring the cheeky Squashums fruit characters. For further information visit www.munchbunch.co.uk and to join the conversation follow us on Facebook and Twitter.