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Busy chefs everywhere appreciate the fact that McCormick’s Schwartz range of seasonings can be used as an ingredient in the cooking process, or added to a dish afterwards to enhance flavour and eye appeal. That flexibility offers kitchens the ability to quickly offer customers a wide variety of on trend dishes, without the need to prepare marinades and rubs beforehand. And it’s continued demand for street style food that has prompted the launch of two new Schwartz varieties – Buffalo or Lemon & Herb ‘Wings’ Seasonings. Both use innovative technology that allows caterers to add dry seasoning after the meat is cooked, the mixture combining with the natural meat juices on contact to coat like a sauce, providing 100% adherence. Simple, quick and efficient, with reduced wastage and lower cost too.
Pizza the Action!
Bakery and pizza specialist, Dr. Oetker Professional has expanded its Chicago Town Pizza range with three exciting new toppings. Reflecting the latest flavour and food trends – including street food, heat, BBQ and indulgence – the new pizzas joining the popular Chicago Town lineup are: Limited Edition Pulled Buffalo Chicken – tender pulled chicken, red onions and melted mozzarella on buffalo spiced sauce, with Chicago Town’s signature tomato sauce stuffed crust.
Barbeque Feast – a satisfying combination of chorizo, melted mozzarella, red and yellow peppers, red onions and barbeque sauce on classic thin crust.
The Chocolate Dessert Pizza – delicious chocolate pizza topped with gooey chocolate sauce, dark chocolate chips, and white chocolate chunks on Chicago Town’s signature sweet crust. The perfect
sharing dessert indulgence.
Easy to prepare, they cook from frozen in 6-12 minutes and are able to be served whole or by the slice. These pizzas are a great way for operators to satisfy consumer demand for pizza out of home.
Single serve sticks have real appeal to self-service outlets and operators looking for a simple drinks format alike. Recognising this, Nestlé Professional has a wide range of drinks available in one-cup formats, including Nescafé Original and Gold Blend, as well as Nestlé Aero Hot Chocolate. Now, directly catering for the ever-increasing numbers of coffee drinkers wanting a top quality brew when out of home, there’s Nescafé Azera Americano in stick format. Made from a blend of instant coffee with finely roasted coffee beans, Azera enables operators to offer barista style coffee with minimum fuss and preparation and consistent high quality. Available in a counter top friendly pack of 200 sticks, this is a great coffee solution for operators everywhere.
12th of Never
Lagunitas 12th of Never is the number one IPA in the USA and now available here on draught and in 12fl oz cans. The blend of old and new school hops produces a brew that’s light yet full bodied, bright and citrusy. There are rich coconut and papaya flavours over a background of puffed wheat that Lagunitas describe as “hop-forward expressed in a moderate voice…” 5.5% ABV, the colourful can with its quirky graphics has real shelf appeal.
A Gin Masterpiece
From the award-winning creator of Cape Town-inspired Whitley Neill Gin comes Johnny Neill’s latest gin masterpiece; Rhubarb and Ginger Gin. Inspired by fond memories of his grandparents’ garden, the essence of rhubarb adds a tart crisp edge to the smooth English gin base, while the ginger extract warms the palate for a full-bodied finish. Try as a simple gin and tonic served long over ice, or for something more cocktail-esque, try the Rhubarb & Ginger Buck with equal measures gin, cloudy apple juice and ginger ale along with a dash of freshly pressed lemon juice served over ice. Available in 5cl, 20cl & 70cl.
Choose or Lose!
Walkers are asking customers to decide the future of three ‘classic’ crisp flavours in their #chooseorlose campaign. Running for two months from 14 August, customers are being asked to vote for their favourite in three ‘face-offs’: Smoky Bacon versus Bacon & Cheddar; Salt & Vinegar versus Lime & Black Pepper and Prawn Cocktail versus Paprika, with the winner in each of these three match-ups being decided by sales and votes. The new flavours will be available from 31 July in 32.5g and 50g bags and the campaign is being promoted via TV, digital, PR and shopper marketing.
The Monster brand’s appeal has been broadened thanks to its owners Coca-Cola launching Monster Hydro – a new refreshment energy drink and the first bottled Monster products in the UK. Developed to satisfy demand for thirst quenching and lower sugar drinks, Monster Hydro is available in 550ml PET wide mouth bottles, which allied to its non-carbonated format makes Hydro eminently ‘chuggable’ and an everyday choice due to its lower caffeine content. The flavours to stock are: Tropical Thunder, Mean Green and Manic Melon.
Coast to Coast
American style pale ales are massive sellers in the UK, their citrus and tropical fruit notes appealing to male and female beer drinkers alike. In a move to bring those flavours back to the UK, the Caledonian Brewing Company has created Coast to Coast by marrying six hops from the US West Coast with their own UK East Coast Malt – the best brewing barley in the world. The result is a 4.6% ABV bronze ale with pine and citrus fruit aroma, malty spicy flavours and a zesty rounded bitterness, that’s available on draught.
A Taste for Adventure
Tate & Lyle Sugars are known and trusted by professionals across the globe, who recognise the superior qualities of pure cane whilst baking. In turn, Tate & Lyle Sugars continually strives to offer ethically produced sugars that allow them to satisfy every baking situation. As part of that quest Tate & Lyle Sugars has launched a range of five sugars in 500g resealable and recyclable pouches that preserve the depth and richness of flavour of the sugar within. There’s a classic aromatic and crunchy Demerara, and in an exciting development, a choice of classic or Organic Dark Brown and Golden Caster sugars – perfect for satisfying consumer demand for organic produce. Embrace the Taste for Adventure and look for these new sugar options now.
A Refreshing Drink
When Britvic research showed that increasing numbers of health conscious adults were leaving the soft drinks category in favour of tea, coffee and water, they decided to do something about it – and developed Drench; a tasty and refreshing alternative. Containing no artificial colouring, sweeteners or flavouring, Drench’s combination of juice and sparkling water is perfect for any occasion when healthy hydration is needed. The range has been expanded to include Grape & Elderflower and Raspberry & Cranberry in 500ml PET formats.
Halewood International has re-invigorated the Lamb & Watt brand with the release of a four-strong line up of tonic waters. Aiming directly at top end mixers, the range offers tonics with Original, Cucumber, Hibiscus or Basil flavours at just 34 calories per 100ml. All are made with water from the Lake District’s Cartmel Fell, Quinine from the Cinchona tree and blue agave from Mexico as an organic, natural sweetener. Offering a delicious, unique alternative to other premium tonics, the 200ml glass bottled range pairs beautifully with gin and vodka or served on its own as a non-alcoholic soft drink.