The highpoint of the company's year was an historic victory in the British Turkey Federation’s awards for The Best Innovative Product of the Year with its Turkey Tuckers – Snowbird's first foray into the sector.
The Turkey Tuckers are balls of turkey breast and leg meat, which follow Moorish tradition and are flavoured with mint, chilli, cumin, fresh and ground coriander, salt, onions, garlic, figs and apricots.
Other successes for the new product development team at Snowbird included the California Raisins board competition, with Amazin’ Raisin Chicken Balls; the British Frozen Food Federation, Best New Starter/Buffet/Appetiser product with Moroccan Chicken Meat Balls; and Food Processing, Ingredients, Manufacture and Use class, with honey as a replacement for dextrose. The company also took silver and bronze awards in the Bpex competition for foodservice sausages.
Snowbird managing director Philip Paul said he had challenged the product team to prove itself in competitions and they had picked up the gauntlet. “I knew how good they are and now they believe it. I owe them a good lunch,” he added.