Knorr your Tomatoes
Tomatino is a new tomato sauce base, aimed directly at operators in the education sector, working to satisfy ever-increasing demand from pupils for Italian style dishes. Made with 100% sustainably grown tomatoes, Tomatino offers not only a naturally tasting and versatile base for pizzas, pasta and other sauces, but gives operators space saving and budgetary advantages too. Containing tomatoes and onions blended together into a smooth paste, Tomatino is gluten free, 2017 salt compliant and there are no allergens to declare. The new 3kg pouch format takes up 20% less shelf space than equivalent sized tins, and is easy to transfer to Knorr branded storage tubs and jugs that form part of the sales support being offered by Unilever. Perfect for operators looking for a versatile product that offers great taste and cost effectiveness in one convenient package.
New from AG Barr is Rubicon Spring, a sparkling spring water range with fruit juice – containing 15 calories or less per 50cl bottle. Available in four flavours – Lemon Lime, Orange Mango, Strawberry Kiwi and Black Cherry Raspberry – the range will appeal to consumers wanting a healthier alternative to a fruit or carbonated drink as it has all of the low calorie and health benefits of spring water, but with a real fruit kick. Rubicon Spring is being supported by advertising on TV, outdoor advertising, on social media and through a range of POS. www.agbarr.co.uk
Fairy’s new Commercial Automatic Dishwasher System makes dishwashing even simpler. Simply connect Fairy’s 10l Liquid Detergent and 10l Rinse Aid to your short cycle commercial dishwasher – using either the machine’s existing pumps or FOC external pumps from P&G – and away you go. Fairy’s liquids give excellent cleaning and drying performance, and prevent lime scale build up in hard water conditions. To arrange for an on-site visit, call Freephone 0800 716 854.
New Emerge Vitamin Enhanced Flavoured Water is designed for young people with hectic lifestyles – containing a blend of key vitamins to combat tiredness. Sugar free and in Juicy Berry or Zingy Orange and Lime flavours, Emerge Vitamin Enhanced Flavoured Water is available in cases of 12 x 500ml bottles. www.emergestimulation.com
Tetley Decaf is the nation’s favourite decaffeinated tea, offering all the famous flavour of Tetley Original, but with virtually no caffeine (0.2%). A Great Taste award winner in 2014 and Rainforest Alliance Certified, Tetley Decaf is now available in a 440 tea bag pack with re-sealable zip, making it perfect for foodservice. www.tetley.co.uk
Mini Best Seller
The number one juice drink brand in the UK has launched a new no added sugar kids range, tailored to the needs of both children and busy parents. Ribena ‘minis’ are made with real fruit juice in either classic blackcurrant or apple and mango flavours. Both come in an easy for kids to handle plastic bottle, with a revolutionary and exclusive cap and valve that doesn’t leak or spill when opened – something parents will greatly appreciate. Supported by a £1.5m marketing campaign aimed at parents, Ribena ‘minis’ are available in packs of 24 x 250ml. www.ribena.co.uk
School Compliant Kellogg’s
Aimed at school caterers and outlets selling after school snacks, Kellogg’s new Coco Pops Choco Bakes have no artificial colourings or preservatives and at least 40% less sugar than most other ambient chocolate cake bars sold in the UK. This, allied to the fact that each bar is a good source of fibre and calcium, makes Choco Bakes schools compliant. Available in 38g singles or 5x30g multi-packs.
A Sip of Style
Haig Club has successfully introduced single grain whisky to a new breed of consumer, attracted by its easy drinking style; over ice, in long drinks or in short cocktails. Now, Diageo are building on that success with the launch of Haig Clubman, a single grain whisky that through maturation in ex-Bourbon American Oak Casks has a sweet, light vanilla taste that works brilliantly with the caramel of Cola. Designed to attract drinkers looking for something new, stylish and fun, the launch is being backed by a £2.5m TV and media campaign featuring David Beckham.
Make a Splash
Heinz’s extensive range of bottled tabletop sauces are long established as foodservice favourites. However, until now there’s one essential that’s been missing. That shortfall has now been addressed with the launch of premium malt vinegar, in a 250ml squared bottle that both looks and feels quality. Made from malted barley, the new addition enables operators to cover all tabletop needs from the Heinz family and works perfectly alongside Heinz Sauce Caddies. Look out for more information at @KraftHeinzFSUK.
A Relaxing Treat
Energy drinks are a big seller across retail operations, hotels, clubs and bars, but now Tranquini has tapped into the opposite – a range of 250ml canned relaxation drinks. Already a success in over 30 countries, Tranquini flavours are Original, Jade – with green tea notes and reduced sugar, Jasper – with ginger and lemongrass notes, Amber – with a beery, malted barley taste, and Tranquini Zero, for the diet conscious. They help relieve stress, reduce anxiety and enhance mood, without causing drowsiness and have 30% less calories than natural juices or sugar-based soft drinks. As the only beverage targeting stress relief, Tranquini is a genuine incremental sales and profit opportunity for all operators selling drinks. www.tranquini.com
Cleaning in a Flash
The Flash Professional Cleaning System from P&G will give your business an efficient clean thanks to a combination of top quality cleaning liquids and a choice of free-on-loan manual or automatic dispensers. The cleaning products available in 10l concentrated format are C1 – pH neutral floor and delicate surface cleaner, C2 – Disinfecting multi-surface and glass cleaner, C3 – Disinfecting bathroom cleaner and C4 – Febreze Fabric refresher. Wall mounted dispensers allow staff to quickly and accurately fill colour coded Flash spray bottles with no waste. Learn more on Freephone 0800 716 854.
Kerry has announced new additions to their Chef’s Pass range. Joining the current range of on-trend marinades – Peri Peri Hot, Peri Peri Mild, Peri Peri Lemon & Herb and a Hot & Spicy – are two new BBQ flavours: Louisiana which has a sticky sweet maple taste with a chilli kick, and sweet and smoky flavoured Tennessee, both are gluten free. And three new bouillons – beef, chicken and vegetable – are available in a choice of powder, paste or liquid formats. Allergen free, they contain no palm oil and meet 2017 salt targets, while delivering an authentic, made from scratch taste. For more information visit www.chefspass.co.uk or via the Chef’s Pass app.
Nestle Professional’s Big Biscuit Box has been revised and now includes KitKat to make it even more appealing to consumers. Each box contains 70 individually wrapped chocolate bars, making it the perfect solution for meeting and conference rooms, staff rooms and care homes, as well as a premium complement to your tea and coffee offerings.
McCormick Foodservice has brought a top selling USA seasoning to the UK – Old Bay. A savoury blend of mixed spices, herbs and peppers, Old Bay can be used before, during and after cooking to shake up the taste of a wide variety of dishes. Great for marinating chicken or shrimp dishes, stirred into melted butter as a seasoning for popcorn, or as an exciting element in burgers or mac ‘n cheese. www.oldbay.co.uk
Tsingtao Beer is exported and sold in over 90 different countries around the world, making it China’s most widely exported beer. The Tsingtao recipe combines barley malt from Canada, Australia and France with hops and rice from Western China. To complete the recipe, it is finished with underground spring water from Laoshan Mountain, the birthplace of Taoism. The truly authentic Chinese beer, brewed in Qingdao, uses the same ingredients from over 100 years ago; guaranteeing pure ingredients and same great taste in each bottle. Tsingtao has a 4.7% ABV and is available in 330ml cans, which enables the beer to chill quicker, and the stackable nature of the cans helps maximise fridge space.