In line with the recent legislation around the pack weight of frozen seafood products, Country Range frozen prawns will state net weight only This makes it easier for you to see the true weight of prawns per bag (excluding the water), once de-glazed.
Whilst some glaze is necessary to protect the integrity of the product, excessive levels may be a way of reducing the price of a bag, making them seem good value to caterers. There are products in the marketplace which contain up to 40% glaze levels – the equivalent of 40% of the bag being just frozen water. Country Range Premium North Atlantic Prawns (100/200 count) contain a 10% glaze whilst our North Atlantic Prawns (150/250 count) have a glaze level of 25%.
In many cases, once been defrosted, prawns with a higher glaze can work out more expensive per serving. This is because the percentage of water in the bags has no value and caterers will simply dispose of it.
So if you want more prawns for your pennies, then Country Range Premium North Atlantic Prawns are a must-have in your freezers and on your menus.
Country Range Premium Prawns have a 10% glaze so with a ‘2kg’ bag, you get 1.8kg of prawns and 200ml water.
In the same size bag, prawns with a 40% glaze give you only 1.2kg prawns to 800ml water – that’s over half a kilo less of prawns! With Country Range, you’re paying for prawns and not water.
- Premium North Atlantic Prawns (10% glaze) 1.8kg (net)
- North Atlantic Prawns (25% glaze) 1.5kg (net)