Grandma Kam trying out our new cook-chill congee!
The Cook-chill soups have been very popular since Food Angel launched the ‘Cook-chill Food Care Programme’, as they are MSG-free yet rich-flavored with essence from various ingredients. To provide a larger variety of food products, cook-chill congee was launched in October this year. After the congee is chilled, the nutrients, flavors and quality are well preserved. They can be stored up to 4 days in the fridge, and our service-users can reheat the congee according to their desirable mealtime, which is more convenient and flexible for their consumption. The cook-chill congee is digestible and nutritious, and is especially consumable by elderly who wear dentures or have digestive problems.
Before the launch of the congee, we invited some elderly at our community centre to taste the new product to obtain feedback on the taste and texture to better understand our elderly’s dietary needs and preference. Among them is 92 year-old Grandma Kam who lives alone. She has 90 years of experience on consuming congee. Her gums have receded due to old age, and it normally takes a few minutes for her to chew a tiny piece of meat, thus she prefers to eat congee. The product on trial this time is congee with corn, carrots and minced fish. Our expert consumed it quickly and was satisfied with the product. She gave us a huge grin and commented the congee to be ‘Fresh, silky and tasty!’
The cook-chill congee will be offered in different flavors, such as mushroom with pork, pumpkin and sweet potato. New flavors will also be created with other suitable food types that we are able to rescue.
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