We've added two delicious new meringue flavours to our Extra Special range. The new meringues – one shell is strawberry flavoured with white chocolate and the other shell is a traditional meringue with a Belgian chocolate coating – are made by Lees of Scotland, who have been awarded a new national supply contract with us.
Founded in 1931, and famous for its macaroon bar and snowball, Lees has grown to employ around 250 local people in its 82,000 square foot factory in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. The company has expanded its range extensively and has been supplying Asda for over 20 years. It developed the Extra Special Meringue Shells, available at 230 of our stores across the UK, using the highest quality British sugar and free range eggs.
Sheevaun Thomas from Lees of Scotland said: "We’re delighted to expand our range under Asda’s Extra Special brand. These new flavours have been crafted by our team of experts to achieve the perfect balance between lightness and the classic crispy meringue texture. They offer an alternative flavour option to our traditional meringues and are proving exceptionally popular."
Heather Turnbull, Asda’s regional buying manager for Scotland, added: “At Asda we are passionate about supporting local food businesses and our customers are the same. We’ve been working with Lees for many years and are delighted to strengthen this relationship through our premium own-label range. These new flavours can only complement our Extra Special lines and demonstrate our commitment to providing customers with innovative products all year round.”