World foods wholesaler Surya is launching three lines under the Thai Dragon brand.

Prawn crackers in original and sweet chilli flavours and Thai Dragon Thai Cracker Mix will be available for convenience stores to order from February. The snacks come in 100g bags with an rrp of 99p.  

The snacks are being made at a new £2m production facility at the group’s Harwich site. The facility will produce own-brand snacks for Surya Foods as well as private label services across a broad range of products, from classic to exotic flavours, including: mixed savouries; prawn crackers (seasoned with anything from hoisin to sriracha); savoury snacks including corn puffs, hoops and chips; as well as spicy and exotic fruit, nut and seed selections. Classic snacks and flavours spanning Indian, Oriental, African, Caribbean, South American, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines will all be covered, from spicy Bombay Mix and fiery Mexican chipotle flavours to sweet Caribbean banana chips.

Surya Foods managing director Harry Dulai said: “During the past 20 years, in response to the UK’s more adventurous culinary tastes, we have taken Surya Foods from rice production and world food importers to a major manufacturer of leading mainstream brands.

“We are passionate about authentic tasting food products and have poured all our expertise into this new facility which will enable us to produce some of the world’s favourite snacks right here in Essex.”