Ainsley Harriet’s soup in a tub

Ainsley Harriott brand expands Symington’s range

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The Ainsley Harriott brand has expanded its product range, made by Symington’s, with what is claimed to be the first-ever soup stored at ambient temperature and packaged in a tub. This novel approach from Clondalkin Group company Chadwicks means the products have the premium look and feel of fresh soup, but with a shelf-life of up to 12 months.

Chadwicks created a ultraviolet flexo foil recessed lid, so the pots can be filled at high temperatures. The double recessed lid allows for contraction during cooling.

Craig Roach, head of bought-in goods at Symington’s, says: “Panelling on the pots was a key challenge. We have to fill at extremely high temperatures and as the product cooled and contracted created a vacuum that distorted the pots.”

Chadwicks devised a ‘top hat’ lid, that creates an air space for ‘pull down’ during cooling so the lid contracts, not the container.

Contact: Chadwicks

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