Voted Cereal Product of the Year, Weetabix Protein Crunch is now available to foodservice operators. Targeted at consumers wanting a breakfast cereal that complements a healthy and active lifestyle, Weetabix Protein is high in fibre, low in sugar, salt and fat, and fortified with iron and vitamins. Available in original and chocolate flavours, a 40g serving with 135ml of semi-skimmed milk contains 12g of protein compared to 6g from a large egg; making the cereal an attractive addition to your breakfast range. Weetabix Protein will be supported by £1.3m of ATL advertising in April, further driving demand and awareness.
Summer’s just around the corner and thoughts are turning towards summer flavours. It’s the perfect time therefore for the launch of this brand new BBQ sauce from Heinz. Smokey, rich and aromatic, with just the right amount of sweetness this versatile sauce can be used as a marinade or straight onto cooked food for a blast of BBQ flavour.
Available in 220ml plastic bottles, ideal for foodservice.
Halo Foods has been producing the finest snacks for over 25 years. Passionate about innovation and taste, they’re uncompromising on quality and detail. Now, new to their range are four premium savoury snacks, all supplied in large format, re-sealable doy bags that allow them to be stood on a shelf or counter for maximum visibility. The four varieties are: assorted and salted Dormen Connoisseur’s Mix in a 750g bag, spicy Deluxe Japanese rice crackers and Fiery Chilli Crackers – both in 400g bags, and Dormen Roasted & Salted jumbo peanuts in 800g format. Perfect for foodservice, these snacks are a great way to satisfy the increasing demand forupmarket snacking experiences.
Consumer demand for something different when being offered chips as part of a meal is on the rise, with operators able to leverage their price points through clever use of different types of presentation and taste. Now spice experts Schwartz have made available their Chip Seasoning in a 300g jar that’s perfect for foodservice. The blend of paprika, onion and garlic is easy to use, suitable for vegetarians and at a cost of around 2.4p per serving, a truly cost effective
way to generate incremental profitability. For a limited time UK caterers can get a free 300g jar to try.
Visit www.chipseasoning.co.uk for details
Johnnie Walker’s Green Label is back – which will come as great news for the fans who have been demanding its return for quite some time. A perfectly balanced blend of four 15+ year old single malts – namely Isle of Skye ‘Talisker, Speyside ‘Linkwood’ and ‘Cragganmore’, and ‘Caol Il’ from the Isle of Islay, Green Label delivers all the character of a single malt but with greater depth and a wider flavour experience. Tasting notes from Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge talk of intense aromas of crisp cut grass and fresh fruit with wood smoke, pepper, deep vanilla and sandalwood and a depth of character that just isn’t possible from one malt whisky alone. 43% ABV, Johnnie Walker Green Label is best served neat or over ice.
Celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year and Chinese cultures ‘Year of the Monkey’ is Johnnie Walker’s Blue Label. Limited to just 1,350 bottles in Europe, 43% ABV Blue Label is a blend of Johnnie Walker’s rarest whiskies. The nose is mellow, rounded, with a dry smokiness mixed with raisin sweetness. Taste is hazelnuts, honey, rose petals, sherry and oranges, followed by kumquats, aromatic smoke, sandalwood, tobacco and dark chocolate. The finish is rich and uniquely long with sensations of smoke and pepper, ending with a touch of spice. A luxurious looking white gloss bottle with blue and gold accents gives Blue Label real presence and the launch is perfectly timed, as demand for super-premium and ultra-premium whiskies continues to drive the whisky category.
Get an Edge!
Purdey’s silver bottled Rejuvenate is an established name in the world of energy drinks, its combination of vitamins, botanicals, sparkling spring water, apple and grape juice making for a drink that reduces tiredness and fatigue, while supporting the immune system. And now there’s Purdey’s Edge. Packaged in a distinctive black bottle, Edge has all of the benefits of Rejuvenate, but a totally different taste thanks to a combination of dark berries and snakeroot, wormwood and hawthorn botanicals. Edge launches this month, supported on social media via #ThriveOn. Harness the dark power of nature with Purdey’s Edge.
With Zoolander 2 set to be one of 2016’s blockbusting films, Cîroc’s Special Edition #BlueSteel is a fun ‘must have’ in every bar. With a name that references film character Derek Zoolander’s infamous catwalk pose, and a £1.5m media and PR campaign, the launch of Blue Steel will further Cîroc’s position as the fastest growing super premium vodka in the UK. Interest in the film is intense – the trailer shattered comedy records for the most trailer views in a week – 52m of them – and there’s massive social media activity including #BlueSteel, so stock up now. Available in 70cl, 1.75L and 3L formats. www.cîroc.com
Pizza the Action!
Kids love Chicago Town – it’s the nation’s favourite pizza brand. And now there’s a new Chicago Town pizza that meets School Food Standards that gives a real ‘takeaway taste’ while offering reduced salt and saturated fat. Generously topped with either Cheese or Ham & Pineapple, there’s no need for school caterers to add anything. Cook from frozen until the tomato sauce stuffed crust has risen and turned golden brown, slice and serve. And there’s no worry about pre-preparing as the pizza holds for 45 minutes when cooked. The product allows operators to offer a high street brand that children recognise from home – and to compete with food outlets outside school. POS support is available too. Call 0113 823 1400 for a free trial.
Diversey has launched a new product that not only keeps your urinals clean and odour free, but saves you money at the same time. The ‘ecobug’ is a combination of an extra strong urinal cap that acts as a simple dosing system, allied to a high performance washroom cleaner. Easy to use; simply turn off the water supply and place the cap in the urinal. The dosing system uses bacteria which are slowly dosed into the pipes, breaking down uric acid salt and out populating existing bacteria that give off unpleasant odours. No water needs to be flushed into the urinal and each cap lasts around 30 days. Used in conjuction with ecobug High Performance Washroom Cleaner – a versatile cleaner that can also be used to clean floors, walls and other surfaces surrounding urinals, you have an environmentally sustainable washroom solution that keeps your urinals looking pristine and your washroom looking and smelling great. With a 2012 survey by Harris Interactive reporting that 88% of people who visit restaurants believe that restroom cleanliness reflects the restaurant’s overall hygiene, including sanitary standards in the kitchen and prep areas, it’s vitally important to make the right impression.
Shake to Wake
Following the successful launch late last year of Orangina in a 250ml glass bottle, there’s now a new addition – Orangina Light. Both drinks feature branding and packaging developed specifically for the on-trade, and contain real fruit juice and orange pulp. Orangina Light has the same zesty aroma, with softer bubbles and less sweetness making for a subtler, lighter, more grown up taste. The new bottle allows operators to inject a little theatre when serving. Simply ‘shake-to-wake’ and pour. Life is flat unless you shake it!
Oak & Cola
Bacardi has established their American Oak aged and charcoal-filtered Oakheart spiced rum as a standalone brand, complete with a new look and feel. Aimed squarely at male legal drinkers in the up to 25 year old category, Oakheart is being supported by marketing activity that ties in with audiences interest in watching sports. A range of POS material is available, focussing on getting sports watchers in pubs and clubs to switch from beer to Oak & Colas at certain points of a game, be that half time, substitutions or shoot-outs. Posters and table tents allow bars to offer Oak & Cola half price or bulk buy deals, there’s signage for a dedicated Oakheart bar area and Oakheart-themed sporting gifts, drinks carriers and drinking vessels. With months of televised major sporting events ahead, Bacardi Oakheart is perfectly placed to add excitement and incremental sales to clubs and bars across the land.
A Monster Breakfast
Honey Monster Puffs have undergone a change, now boasting 25% less sugar, the delicious sweet taste being preserved thanks to 20% more honey than the previous recipe. Low in fat, low in salt and free from artificial colours and preservatives, Honey Monster Puffs are a great source of fibre, vitamins and iron. Enabling you to cater for all kinds of customers at breakfast time, the new recipe Puffs are available in both 25g and 900g pack formats.
Halewood International has announced an addition to their portfolio – Crabbie’s Light Alcoholic Ginger Beer. Containing half the ginger of Crabbie’s Original, the new addition provides a more versatile option for consuming chilled, straight from the bottle with a wedge of lime, or as a mixer substitute when paired with whisky, rum, gin or vodka. Targeted at the 25-35 male and female demographic, Crabbie’s Light is fermented for six weeks and has an ABV of 2.8%. The taste is clean, sweet, fresh with warming ginger flavours perfectly balanced with hints of citrus fruits – and with 50% less ginger, the lighter taste allows for greater food matching possibilities. Crabbie’s Light comes in a nectar coloured 330ml bottle designed for on-trade outlets, embossed with the distinctive Crabbie’s elephant and a light blue label that provides stand out in any fridge or shelf.
Dunicel Reversible 2 in 1
Eco-conscious, reversible Dunicel® tablecoverings reflect the growing trend for versatility. You get two on-trend colours for the price of one, enabling you to change your mood to suit the occasion, trend or season. Available in four colour variants and perfect for full service restaurant and hotels, Dunicel reversible is the only single use table covering on the market. It’s UK compost certified too! Strong enough to last a full service, and perfect where storage space and laundry costs for traditional covers is an issue, this is an excellent and cost-effective solution that ticks all the boxes for creative table setting in every kind of restaurant.
The proliferation of baking programmes on TV has seen a rise in ‘home baked’ offerings in foodservice. This is great news for producers of high quality baking essentials such as Tate & Lyle. Now McCormick have their Camp Chicory & Coffee Essence available to operators. Complete with easy to open lid, the newly-designed plastic squeeze bottle takes away back of house breakage concerns and is easily stored, while the contents deliver the taste and flavour that generations of users have grown to love. Perfect for tiramisu or coffee and walnut cake, used as a flavouring in sponges, in hot and cold drinks, over ice cream and in icings, this iconic brand is a baking essential!
The British love affair with exotic flavours continues to grow, with over 4,500 Indian restaurants in the UK, Japanese cuisine being promoted by rapidly expanding chains like Wagamama and itsu, and spicy chicken experts Nando’s growing at 12% just last year. Recognising these trends, Knorr Professional has launched three new professional pastes, giving chefs the ability to quickly create authentic tasting dishes in a consistent and cost effective way. The Butter Chicken paste is a great base for creating the mildly-spiced curry sauce Murgh Makhani that has its roots in Punjabi cuisine. The Teriyaki sauce can be used with a whole range of proteins, including chicken, beef and salmon and is right on trend with the use of Teriyaki sauce up 82% in the last two years. And finally there’s a Piri Piri paste, superb for chefs wanting something on the menu to satisfy fans of this spicy flavour, be that on roast, skewered or chicken burger.