Uncle Roy’s Comestible Concoctions considers student products
21 March 2011
LJMU Home Economics and Food & Nutrition students recently received support from innovative Scottish company ‘Uncle Roy’s Comestible Concoctions’, who sent Uncle Roy himself to the LJMU Food Academy to help the students in developing a new food product. The students embraced this opportunity and produced several products which the company are now considering.
Ann Jackson, Senior Lecturer, Home Economics (Food Design & Technology), commented:
"We were very lucky to have the opportunity to work with ‘Uncle Roy’s Comestible Concoctions’, an innovative company specialising in unique food products for a specialist market. Uncle Roy himself came to IM Marsh to talk to the students about his family owned company and provided the students with a set of briefs for products and line extensions he wanted to explore.
"A representative of the company watched the student marketing presentations and was impressed by the professionalism demonstrated. The task was undertaken as part of the 24 credit final year Food Product Development module, and the company also awarded a prize for the best product to Nicholas Rimmel a final year Home Economics student and Lyndsey Parker a Food and Nutrition student came a very close second. It was a fantastic experience for the students".
Pictured: Philippa Lightfoot, Ann Jackson and Wendy Johnston