Tetley Tea has been developing products designed to make the lives of operators easier – and encourage sales. Firstly, the assortment box of Tetley’s seven most delicious teas is perfect for counter or self service display. The eye catching ready-to-display packaging has 90 assorted envelopes which include Mint Fusion, Raspberry & Pomegranate, Green Tea, Earl Grey, Green Lemon Tea, Lemon & Ginger, and decaffeinated. Next are two packs of Tetley’s English Breakfast tea – a Caterer Product Excellence award winner. Choose from a pack containing 25 individually wrapped tea bags or a ready to display unit containing 100 String and Tag tea bags. Finally, aimed at the takeaway sector is Tetley On The Go – a pack containing 100 new-look easy squeeze non-drip tea bags, plus 100 double walled cups and sip lids. Both the English Breakfast and On The Go teas are rainforest alliance accredited.
A Vintage Treat
Hi-Spirits has released the 2017 vintage of its Blackwood’s spirits range, complete with a new look label, cap and bottle that was inspired by vintage soda siphons. Developed with leading bartenders to satisfy the latest trends in flavours, afficionados will notice subtle improvements to the taste, thanks to the variation in vintage and the Shetland botanicals used. What isn’t different is the high quality of the three options in the range – a 40% ABV premium grain vodka and vintage dry gins at both 40 and 60% ABV.
Essence of Life
It is predicted that by 2020 the bottled water category will be bigger than carbonated soft drinks. Today, one in four drinks sold is water – outselling cola! Recognising this sales opportunity, Cott has launched So Clear – billed as an affordable Great British still spring water. Sourced from the Welsh hills, So Clear is aimed at value conscious consumers who want their families to have ready access to healthy hydration at home and on the move. Available in 500ml PET bottles with clean crisp branding.
A Pure Leaf
Unilever has a new range of premium teas and infusions available – aimed at consumers wanting a top tasting tea with sustainability credentials. Available in envelope or loose leaf formats, choose from Black Tea with Vanilla, Green Tea with Jasmine, Peppermint, Gunpowder Green Tea, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Camomile, or Black Tea with Berries. All Pure Leaf teas are made with exceptional quality leaves from partner tea estates around the world, which are then simply picked, rolled, dried and blended, to provide an authentic, aromatic and delicious tea experience. Find out more at pureleafprofessional.com, where you can order a free sample too.
A Cup Winner
Since its launch, Azera to Go has attracted 21,000 new consumers into instant coffee with sales of 3.4m cups in its first 23 weeks. That success is built upon the fact that Azera offers busy consumers a high quality coffee they can grab and go. It also presents operators with an ideal platform for capturing those same consumers, as Nestlé’s &GO machines are readily available, compact and affordable. And now there are two new Azera cup varieties – Cappuccino and Latte – which means you can satisfy demand for the nations two favourite out of home tastes. Packed in sealed for freshness sleeves of six cups and lids, with 20 sleeves per case, these are must have additions to your &GO range.
Nestlé has launched Nestlé Pure Life in a 33cl bottle, with colourful branding designed to appeal to a target audience of six to 14 year olds, and their mums. Available in packs of 24, each with a mixture of four different character Emojis, the new range is perfect for parents looking for healthy alternatives to sugary drinks, thereby giving their children the best chance of avoiding obesity and tooth decay. What’s more, with kids wanting to be seen as cool, the on-trend use of emojis will help persuade them to embrace drinking water, which can only help expand the sector. The new range is being supported by extensive media coverage and Nestlé are looking at having seasonal characters too.
Doing it Naturally
In its quest to provide chefs with products that will help realise their creative culinary ambitions CHEF has announced the launch of NEW CHEF All Natural Lamb stock in liquid format. Made with 3kg of lamb bones per litre of stock, water, vegetables and herbs, this liquid stock is made just as a chef would in their own kitchen, whilst saving time and costs for their businesses without compromising on quality or taste. Ready in minutes and delivering consistent results every time, this is a sauce that readily allows chefs to add their own ingredients and display creativity when presenting diners with their finished dish.
New Size Mayo
New Heinz (Seriously) Good Professional Mayonnaise is now available in both 5L and 10L pails, providing operators with the perfect back of house solution. Combining quality ingredients with the right format Heinz (Seriously) Good Mayonnaise is suited to a range of applications – as a side dip, smothered on a burger bun or used within a coleslaw for example. Made using only free range eggs and containing no artificial colour or flavours your customers will only get the seriously good taste of Heinz.
Spice it up!
The premium Mango Chutney from Cooks&Co is both a fabulous accompaniment to curries and a versatile ingredient to help busy chefs add the wow factor to dishes. Liven up traditional grilled gammon with caramelised slices of fresh pineapple and a good dollop of chutney on top; spice up lamb or beef burgers by adding it to your toppings, or stir the chutney into creamy natural yoghurt to create a marbled dip for vegetable crisps, tortillas or crudites. The possibilities are endless. Made with the finest ingredients, it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Nescafé’s best selling range of one mug stick sachets has just got bigger, with the launch of Azera Americano. Available in packs of 200 sachets, this is the perfect way to offer your self serve or hotel room customers a top quality Barista style instant coffee. Show you care, with Azera.
Light the Fuze!
The globally successful, premium iced tea brand Fuze has been launched by CCE in the UK. A unique fusion of fruit flavours, botanicals, tea extracts and other ingredients that deliver a fresh, contemporary tea taste, offering a premium alternative within the iced tea category. Blends include Black Tea Peach with a touch of hibiscus and Green Tea Mango with a hint of chamomile, both tastes being developed at Coca-Cola’s R&D centre in Brussels, to match key occasions, deliver new choice and appeal to evolving consumer preferences. The tea extracts in Fuze Tea come from 100% sustainably sourced tea leaves and it’s low in calories too – between 14 and 19 calories per 100ml depending on the flavour – and sweetened with stevia so that at approximately 4g of sugar per 100ml, Fuze will be Soft Drinks Tax exempt. Available in 400ml PET on-the-go bottles, Fuze’s launch is being supported by a £4million marketing campaign across TV, print, and digital and social channels and in-store sampling targeting millennials – who are the largest iced tea consumer group. With readyto-drink ice tea an important category that’s currently worth £47million in Great Britain and growing by 12% in the past year alone, this is a significant opportunity for expanding your drinks repertoire.
A Taste of Italy
AG Barr is bringing the authentic taste of Italy to the UK with San Benedetto – a premium Italian soft drinks brand that’s high in taste, yet contains only 86 calories per 330ml can. Originally formulated by a small local producer in Venice, San Benedetto has over 100 years of rich Italian heritage. The two flavours – Limone (Lemon) and Clementina (Orange) – contain 12% juice and are made with the first squeeze of the fruit that ensures only the highest quality juice is used. That passion for excellence means San Benedetto delivers a completely unforgettable taste, and with less than 5g of sugar per 100ml these new SKUs are an indulgence that UK consumers can enjoy every day.
Gin, Glorious Gin!
Whitley Neill has firmly established itself as distillers of delicious, premium spirits, with a dedicated and ever growing band of followers. That success hasn’t stopped them from looking for new flavours for the discerning gin drinker though, culminating in the release of two more flavours to the range. The two new 43% ABV variants are Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin – a luscious and vibrant handcrafted gin that leads with bright flavours from Scottish raspberries, balanced with juniper notes; and Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin that’s bursting with the dynamic citrus flavour of Sicilian blood oranges in every drop, for a smooth, crisp taste of the Mediterranean sun.