The range from Buko includes Regular, Tangy and Fiery sauces and looks to ‘transport your taste buds to the Tropics’ and ‘give you all the benefits of coconut vinegar in a tasty and convenient format’. Director Aled Morris explains that the sauces don’t use the vinegar just because coconuts are in vogue, but because it adds an extra dimension to the sauces.
“We’ve used Mother of Vinegar made from 8-month fermented coconut sap in all the sauces, not just for its host of nutritional benefits, but because it also adds a unique sweet tanginess, which makes them stand out from the crowd and gives them an extended versatility, above regular hot sauces. Beyond being used as a simple and tasty condiment, they also add an exotic twist to salad dressings, marinades and sauces.”
The sauces are based on traditional recipes from the Philippines, where coconut vinegar is used as the base for various dishes, and Aled believes they will appeal to UK consumers as the demand for Asian cuisine continues to grow…
“It’s clear there’s an ever growing demand for this kind of Asian food and so bringing a more authentic sauce to the market makes a lot of sense and we feel people will enjoy the added complexity of flavour that the subtle sweetness of the coconut vinegar brings. The fact that the vinegar happens to link into the popularity of coconut products and their health benefits is just an added bonus, albeit a big one!”
The sauces launch this week, in 150ml jars, with an RRP of £3.99.