CHESHUNT, England, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s established itself as the top food trend in the UK over the last few years, with southern styled BBQ, craft beers, and Bourbon all capturing the taste of the nation.
Now another hot American culinary creation is about to take centre stage at parties and BBQs up and down the UK.
Sliders, or bite size hamburgers, are already very popular as snacks in restaurants and bars.
But this week Tesco will move the trend on to the next level by launching the UK’s first home slider kit offering customers:
- Luxury British pulled pork marinated in a blend of herbs and spices and a maple chilli sauce then cooked for two and a half hours for fall apart tenderness
- 3 finest quality mini steak burgers made with prime cuts of British beef and seasoned with sea salt and black pepper
- 3 cuts of oak-smoked Cheddar cheese
- 6 luxury mini brioche rolls
Tesco burger buying manager Sophie Yost said: “Sliders are one of the hottest snacking trends in restaurants, gastro pubs and bars right now.
“But we think customers would love the chance to try them at home, both at BBQs and as luxury snacks or meals for youngsters bringing the restaurant experience into homes for the first time.
“Not only are they perfect as party food but we think they will be really popular at BBQs this summer.”
The growing popularity of sliders has inspired an annual London foodie contest, the ‘Slider Decider’ in London’s Docklands where top chefs compete to make the ultimate slider.
Last year saw Master Chef’s 2011 winner, Tim Anderson win with his ‘Wasted Away Again in Umcheesoville’, which involved a chuck and chicken liver patty basted in nori-shiitake butter and a three-cheese potato korokke with a Quaver crust.
Added Tesco’s Sophie Yost: “We’re always looking to help customers and these slider kits are really easy to assemble at home. If this trial is a success then we will look at including different meats and flavourings in the range.”
Tesco’s finest* Ultimate Slider Kit, which serves two to three people and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, costs £5.
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Last year Tesco launched an Ultimate Burger Kit which won the Most Innovative Product prize at the 2015 Meat and Fish Awards.