Kendal Nutricare took advantage of the Kendal Mountain Festival at the weekend to promote its new nutrition drink.

The business, which has gone from strength to strength since taking over Kendal's Heinz baby food factory in 2015, gave out samples of its latest product.

Kendalife is a nutrition drink that contains 220 calories and can be used as an exercise or energy supplement.

Ahead of its 2017 launch, Nutricare showcased the product to visitors in The Brewery Arts Centre while the festival was in full swing.

Kendal Nutricare’s chief executive, Ross McMahon, said: “Kendalife has been in development for many months, as our expert pharmaceutical research team directed all their energy into making a superb product that can work in harmony with the minds and bodies of various types of consumer, whether they are pursuing a weight-management programme, or seeking supplementation that will match their nutritional needs.

“We shall be giving the product its official launch in the New Year, but wanted to provide Kendal Mountain Festival visitors with a taste of what is to come.

“This is another exciting development for Kendal Nutricare, which should bring us even more recognition both here and overseas, as well as creating further job opportunities within Kendal.”

The drink is gluten, soya and GMO-free and contains 20g of protein in each 50g serving.

The Kendal firm also intends to target the clinical nutrition sector, where it could become a product prescribed by medical professionals.