Preserves & Sauces

Saclà: new ‘nduja variant in the UK

The Italian preserves company expands its pesto portfolio with the typical spreadable sausage from Calabria

Italian pasta sauce company Saclà has launched a new pesto flavour in the UK featuring what it describes as the ingredient of the moment: ‘nduja. Originally from Calabria, ‘nduja is a spicy version of Italian salumi made with selected cuts of pork and combined with Calabrian chillies and salt. It is then smoked and formed into a sausage, with flavour maturing over time, finally ending up as a spreadable paste. Traditionally Calabrians have enjoyed ‘nduja spread onto bread as a condiment. Saclà has turned it into a traditional pesto by adding Italian basil, nuts and oil.

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Not just a pasta topping

The company said that pesto has uses beyond just pasta, and recommends serving it alongside crab, monkfish, omelettes or green vegetables. Saclà UK managing director Clare Blampied said: It’s very exciting to be launching a pesto based on ‘nduja – such a fashionable and importantly delicious ingredient. We think it will become a real favourite with Italian food lovers. The new pesto is now available Waitrose and will go on sale in Tesco as of August.

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Saclà’s vegan mayonnaise

Earlier this year Saclà UK further bolstered its sauce offering with the introduction of a vegan mayonnaise. Available in 180g jars and Made in Italy, the new mayonnaise is said to have an unbeatable thick, creamy and indulgent recipe, tasting like the market-leading mayonnaise. The product is 100% vegan and is free from dairy, gluten, eggs and allergens. Saclà said it aims to capitalize on the growing free-from category, which is worth £806 million in the UK. Clare Blampied said: Food must be joyful and there’s no compromise to taste or texture with our new free-from mayonnaise. We hope it’ll become a store cupboard staple in non-vegan households too.

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