Increasingly customers, through choice or necessity, are looking for “healthier” or “health-specific” options in their diets.
Within the Lucas Lifestyle Choices category, we’ve included products that will suit customers who are Vegetarian, Flexitarian (someone who follows a predominantly vegetarian diet, but occasional eats meat or fish), or who look for Gluten Free foods.
There are several products in the Lucas range that are ideal for these customers. The mixes and ingredients are created to be full of flavour and of equal quality to all our products, but serving specific needs, or preferences. We’ve also put our Chicken Sausage Mix into this category, as chicken is generally viewed as a “healthier” meat.
Lucas has proved that Gluten Free doesn’t mean taste-free with its fantastically popular Gluten Free range. Along with the Gluten Free Pork Sausage Mix, with its traditional flavouring, there’s a choice of Gluten Free Cracked Black Pepper Sausage Mix, Gluten Free Lincolnshire Sausage Mix and Gluten Free Caramelised Onion & Cracked Black Pepper Burger Mix. All the mixes are ready-blended, with taste, texture and appearance all carefully balanced.
The trend for “healthier” or “lighter” foods can be seen in the increased sales of chicken-based foods. Chicken sausages are chosen increasingly often by customers and represent an opportunity for butchers to appeal to a wider audience. Lucas Chicken Sausage Mix is full of flavour, ready blended and of course, easy to use.
More and more customers are opting to follow a “Flexitarian” diet i.e. they predominantly eat vegetarian foods, but occasional also eat meat or fish.
We’ve come up with some innovative recipes that will appeal to these and other customers, such as our Pork Dinner Burger – a wholesome mix of meat and vegetables – all in a burger!
With the burgeoning growth in customers becoming vegetarian, it’s vitally important that butchers supply products that will appeal to this group of people. By offering vegetarian-friendly dishes, butchers can also ensure that where there are mixed preferences, they can cater for the whole family and will potentially gain business.
There are a number of products in the Lucas range that are vegetarian and many of these can be used very successfully to create a wide choice of items. They’re so delicious, they will often satisfy meat-eaters too!