Arnott’s has launched two new ranges of health-inspired cookies baked from simple ingredients including fruits and vegetables.

The first new addition to Arnott’s range is Fruit & Roots Cookies, a morning snack that incorporates fruits and vegetables into the mix.

The three varieties, Apple and Oat with Carrot; Choc & Berry with Beetroot; and Apricot and Coconut with Sweet Potato, contain no artificial colours or flavours.

The Apple and Oat with Carrot is made with apples, sultanas, currants, sweet potato and carrots with cinnamon while the Choc and Berry with Beetroot has cocoa with cranberries, currants, coconut and sweet potato.

Arnott’s Fruits & Roots cookies are available at supermarkets in 175g (ten cookies) packs for RRP $5.95.

The other new range, Simple Batch cookies, contain only familiar, recognisable household ingredients such as flour, honey, oats and eggs, made with no refined white sugar and sweetened only with raw sugar, honey or golden syrup.

The new Simple Batch cookies are available in four flavours and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

“We are incredibly excited to launch Arnott’s Simple Batch and deliver a new offering to biscuit lovers,” Arnott’s marketing director snack innovation Sarah Ryan said.

“We know people enjoy the taste and texture of home baking but often don’t have the time or interest to pop on the oven mitts, which is where Simple Batch comes in. Delivering simple ingredient and delicious biscuits – it’s a win, win,” Ryan said.

Simple Batch biscuits include ANZAC Biscuits, Choc Coconut Cookies, Honey Cinnamon Butter Biscuits and Vanilla Butter Biscuits.

Arnott’s Simple Batch biscuits are available in supermarkets in 160-180g boxes, RRP $4.


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