Innovate Blog
‘Eatwell’ this winter with Huhtamaki

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Almost three quarters of us buy food to go each week*, and as we wave goodbye to summer and say hello to autumn and the approaching winter, consumer demand for more substantial takeaway foods that help take the edge off the seasonal chill will be inevitable. Using ‘Eatwell’ paper food containers from Huhtamaki, caterers can easily serve hearty and wholesome meals which can be enjoyed on the go.

The latest independent research commissioned by Huhtamaki into food to go consumption within the UK shows that 70% of consumers buy food to go to ‘takeaway’ (rather than ‘eat-in’), with lunch (60%) being the most popular eating occasion for which to buy food to go. With this in mind, operators can use Eatwell containers to serve a multitude of winter warming takeaway choices – from nutritious homemade soups and oriental broths, to Latin American inspired mixed bean stews and fiery chilli.

Made in the UK at Huhtamaki’s Gosport factory, the aptly named Eatwell range was created to provide the market with a versatile and comprehensive disposable packaging solution to suit healthy, gourmet and indulgent eating concepts. Comprising of seven carefully considered sizes, Eatwell is one of the most extensive ranges currently available in UK foodservice and is perfect for serving winter takeaway food. Choose from 7oz, 8oz, 12oz (‘tall’ or ‘squat’), 16oz (‘mid’ or ‘tall’) and 24oz sized containers.

Serve fresh carrot and coriander and traditional stilton and broccoli soups in the 12oz and 16oz pots, as well as a spicy mixed bean cassoulet or aromatic sweet potato curry with rice. For those after a more filling portion, the larger 24oz size is ideal – especially for flavoursome chicken noodle broths and miso-style soup offerings.

The Eatwell range is available in plain white (with a choice of paper or new ‘wheel’ feature plastic lids); the popular ‘enjoy’ stock design which ensures a vibrant pop of colour to takeaway food sales and features the ‘smile’ logo; or the range can be customised with up to eight colours to create an impactful custom print that will advertise your brand.

For improved convenience to caterers the enjoy containers are coloured according to size and are stackable to save space so you can simply reach for the correct size pot at a glance. They are also supplied in user-friendly combi-packs, with the containers and lids in the same case – great if you’ve got limited kitchen space!

Eatwell food containers like the rest of the enjoy range, are recyclable and fully compliant with the EU Timber Regulation No. 995/2010. All Huhtamaki UK paper cups and food containers are made with 100% PEFC certified paperboard, so you can rest assured that you are buying with confidence from the industry’s leading supplier of disposable paper products to the UK high street.

*Huhtamaki commissioned independent consumer research into food to go consumption within the UK.  According to the research, almost three quarters of consumers (73%) buy food to go at least once a week.