Wall’s hatches healthier Scotch egg

Wall's Chicken Scotch Egg

Wall’s Pastry has expanded its healthier snacking range with the development of its first Chicken Scotch Egg, which hits convenience stores this month.

The 113g Chicken Scotch Egg has been developed as a healthier alternative to the traditional pork-based snack, with 2.1g of saturated fat, 9g of fat, 12.3g of protein and 197 calories.

It is made with 100% British chicken, onion, garlic, nutmeg and a blend of fresh herbs including sage, parsley and coriander coated in a golden crumb.

This product is the third in the Wall’s Pastry healthier chicken range, which launched in stores earlier this year. The range also includes the Wall’s Pastry Chicken Jumbo Roll and a four-pack of Wall’s Pastry Chicken Rolls with Sage & Onion. This expansion follows a period of healthier snacking developments for the pastry giant, after it entered the healthier food-to-go category with its vegan sausage roll alternatives in 2019.

Mike Holton, Brand Manager at Wall’s Pastry said: “The Chicken Scotch Egg recipe, as well as our other chicken-based products, were developed with health-conscious consumers in mind. We wanted to create an additional product that delivers first on flavour, but also contains significantly less fat, whilst offering an alternative to the red meat, pork-based product.

“With flexitarianism continuing to rise, it’s clear that there is still a growing trend towards alternative protein products. The younger generation are conscious, more now than ever, of the health and environmental impact of their food.”