Angus & Oink close in on Tesco BackIt total

Angus & Oink close in on Tesco BackIt total

Angus & Oink, the barbecue lifestyle company, is closing in on its £5,000 crowdfunding campaign with 70% of its target already raised and six weeks left to go.

The firm, which produces and sells hot sauces, rubs, a range of sausages and a recently launched range of craft beer, was approached by Tesco to participate in its BackIt scheme, which assists businesses with product growth and provides advice and mentoring from industry experts.

If the Aberdeen-based company hits its £5,000 target, the funds will be used to upscale production as well as introduce new sauce Phat Taco - a smokey chipotle chilli sauce, inspired by authentic Mexican sauces traditionally served on totopos and tacos.

Scott Fraser, pitboss and owner at Angus & Oink, says: "We were thrilled when Tesco contacted us about the BackIt campaign. We are constantly looking at ways to evolve the product range so the decision to add a new sauce to the line was a natural progression for us. We are devoted to the BBQ culture of the Southern states of the US and South America and want to present an all-encompassing BBQ product experience to our customers.

"2016 has been a great time of expansion for the business with the recent launch of our beer range as well as continuing to grow our large and loyal brand following through our website and social media channels. To obtain the funding to upscale production and introduce Phat Taco would be the icing on the cake and a fantastic way to start 2017."

"We would like to thank each and every one of our campaign backers and will continue to experiment with beer and flavour combinations that emphasise food and regional cuisine around BBQ, street food and great produce."