Back to our newsroom
View more news articles
News / Spice Bag Egg
Press release, Tuesday 12th April: Easter is upon us and Deliveroo knows that not everyone will be chowing down on a predictable roast lamb dinner. No siree! Many will embrace takeaways instead - especially the humble spice bag. Nothing brings in a long weekend quite like those little joyful bags filled with deep-fried salt chilli chips and chicken goodness.
Tuesday 12th April: Easter is upon us and Deliveroo knows that not everyone will be chowing down on a predictable roast lamb dinner. No siree! Many will embrace takeaways instead - especially the humble spice bag. Nothing brings in a long weekend quite like those little joyful bags filled with deep-fried salt chilli chips and chicken goodness.
With that in mind, Deliveroo felt inspired to give spice bag lovers an extra treat this Easter - Ireland’s first ever Spice Bag inspired Easter Egg. Deliveroo has teamed up with Saba and the chocolate experts at L’Art Du Chocolat to make this bonkers vision a reality.
This show stopping egg is made of Tropelia Noire - a decadently rich chocolate with a rounded flavour profile that has savoury notes - and hand rolled in fiery chillies. The fun doesn’t stop there though, it is also encrusted with salt crystals of the finest quality and mounted on a spicy ganache evocative of spice bag flavouring. To top it all off, this beauty of an egg is adorned with zingy lime green shards that pack a flavourful punch and represent the fresh notes in a spice bag.
This one-of-a-kind egg will be available exclusively to Saba customers who order through Deliveroo. A limited amount of eggs will be gifted to punters who order spice bags over Easter weekend. A FREE spice bag easter egg - imagine that! Huzzah!
Nicolas Bateau, chocolatier and co-founder of L’art Du Chocolat: “It’s not everyday you’re challenged with turning an Irish takeaway classic into a knockout easter egg. It’s been a delight working with Deliveroo on this weird and wonderful egg and we hope Saba’s spice bag devotees enjoy it as much as we do.”
Alan Cadden, Saba: “At Saba, we’re passionate about spice bags. We love that Deliveroo gives this Irish phenomenon its due respect. We can’t wait to delight some of our customers with this surprise treat this Easter!”
Arabella Jenkins, Deliveroo: “We go loco for spice bags at Deliveroo. So, naturally we wanted to pay homage to this behemoth of Irish takeaway culture with a very special easter egg. It’s truly unique and sure to delight the senses.”
11 May 2022: Deliveroo has seen the number of orders from customers in Cork increase three and a half times (250%) since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, highlighting the continued popularity of getting favourite restaurant and takeaway dishes delivered to your door in as little as 30 minutes.
Over the last two years Burritos have secured the top spot as the most popular dish in Cork households, closely followed by Piri Piri Chicken and Pad Thai. Popular eateries for dining at home include Soba the Aisan street food restaurant with branches in Blackpool and Carey’s Lane; Umi Falafel delivering delectable middle eastern fare from Academy Street; and Roosters Piri Piri specialising in delicious chicken dishes based in Blackpool and Douglas. More than 80 new restaurants in Cork have joined Deliveroo since March 2020, with Deliveroo providing an additional revenue stream for the Cork city hospitality industry throughout the pandemic, by helping restaurants to keep trading and reach new customers during lockdowns. Deliveroo is committed to supporting the growth of independent restaurants, with new partners including the likes of Burnt Pizza, Man Friday Deli and Black Market Burger joining the platform.
To facilitate the growth of the business in Ireland, Deliveroo recently opened a new office in North Dock in Dublin with the team focusing on business development across Ireland. This is in addition to the more than 3,000 self-employed riders across the country that Deliveroo continues to work with.
Country Director for Ireland at Deliveroo, Breffney Brass said: “We're proud to have supported our restaurant partners and the local community during the pandemic, bringing great food to families and households, as well as providing a vital lifeline to local restaurants. We’re excited to see what the future holds for us in Cork as we continue to grow, supporting our partners and delivering what people want right across the city."
General Manager of Umi Falafel in Cork, George Labbad said: “Growth particularly during the Covid restrictions has been exceptional on Deliveroo and they have been instrumental in helping us navigate and survive this period as a business. We see Deliveroo as an essential partner for growth. Our relationship with them is one we can rely on to help navigate tough periods and they advise us on the best approach to achieve more visibility and reach new customers.”
General Manager of Soba in Cork, Joann said: “We’ve been working with Deliveroo for nearly three years. For us, it’s such a good experience and the support has been very beneficial to our business. Deliveroo gives us a clear structure on how to grow, they help us target new customers and ways in which we can expand in the market. We feel confident cooperating with Deliveroo and the online customer service always helps us manage customers' needs.”