Originally the Best
For over 75 years, Nescafé has been inspiring coffee drinkers all over the world. And now they’re bringing out their best NESCAFÉ® Original yet.
NESCAFÉ’s exclusive double filter technology captures the richest flavours and aromas from freshly roasted coffee, giving the fullest flavour possible.
The packaging has been rebranded too with a more contemporary look and feel that will appeal to future generations of coffee consumers. NESCAFÉ Original is available in tins, stick packs and refill packs, so there is a range of options to provide your customers with. nescafe.co.uk
Water sales continue to rise, driven by health conscious consumers. Indeed, plain water sales are now close to the sales levels of colas, the long time number one in the soft drinks category. It is into this sector that Coca-Cola launched their Glacéau Smartwater – where it now commands nearly 10% of sales, many to younger, pre-family
drinkers who like the healthy blend of vapour distilled spring water and electrolytes. And now there’s a sparkling version. With a lightly carbonated, clean, crisp taste and eye-catching blue packaging this is a perfect addition to your water offering.
Seeking something different for your range of premium gins? Look out for Scapegrace’s black tinted and distinctively shaped bottles.
Small batch and distilled in a 19th century John Dore copper pot whisky still, this artisan dry gin takes advantage of rock filtered subterranean melt waters from New Zealand’s Southern Alps to create an exceptionally smooth finish.
Scapegrace Classic boasts 12 botanicals and has a juniper and citrus nose and taste. Scapegrace Gold adds to this with a lucky 13th botanical – dried tangerine – resulting in an even more pronounced citrus finish.
Adult consumers love a story, so when you stock R Whites lemonades – which have been produced in London since 1845 – you’re on to a winner! Eye-catching glass bottles exude quality and the three flavours – Raspberry, Traditional Cloudy Lemonade and Pear & Elderflower are ideal for drinkers wanting a sophisticated serve,
while containing no more than 3.9g of sugar per 100ml. Serve straight or as a mixer, these are premium lemonades that consumers will feel are worth paying more for. There’s a £2m marketing campaign starting in March, too!
Make a Mark
Premium US whiskey sales are growing faster than standard US – and customers are willing to pay more to experience the difference. The launch by Maxxium of Maker’s 46 is therefore perfectly timed. 46 is a super premium bourbon, bottled at 47% ABV. Made by taking Maker’s Mark onto a second maturation in French oak, and only in the cooler winter months, 46 is bigger and bolder, while retaining the smoothness and drinkability that has made Maker’s Mark the No.1 UK on-trade Bourbon.
PG has released a new range of speciality teas and fruit and herbal infusions, in a single serve foil fresh envelope format, specifically designed for foodservice. The range includes all the top sellers – English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green Tea, Camomile, Raspberry and Peppermint – allowing operators to cater for every taste, sure in the knowledge that customers of every age will be getting a premium serve. All flavours are available in 6 x 25 envelope cases. There’s even a mixed case containing all six flavours available.
Green jalapeños are notoriously hot and gutsy, which is why they’re an integral ingredient in many world cuisines. Now Cooks & Co have sliced green jalapeños available in easy-to-store 2.9kg pouches that are perfect for foodservice operations making curries, stir-fries, Tex Mex, pizzas, dips, salsas and any number of other dishes needing a kick.
Bang on trend is the hot new Sriracha Seasoning from McCormick that gives foods a sweet, sour heat with a distinctive garlic edge. Perfect for use in the kitchen as a rub, or in mixes and marinades, Sriracha can also be used to make a hot sauce. Sriracha can even be used behind the bar to give a classic Bloody Mary a real kick, as Schwartz seasonings don’t need to be cooked.
Look for recipe ideas at mccormickfs.co.uk
Timeless Old Tom
An essential part of every Martinez and Tom Collins cocktail, one of the oldest gin styles – Old Tom – is back in favour with mixologists and gin drinkers around the globe. Langley’s 100% grain spirit is an evolution of an 1891 recipe, resulting in a 40% ABV gin with a rich rounded flavour and light sweetness. Tying into that heritage, there’s an embossed brown amber bottle with aged looking labels, incorporating an 1891 reference and a recipe for making a Tom Collins. A classic, timeless and quintessentially English gin!
Since it launched, Walker’s Max range of thick, deep ridged crisps have become firm favourites – especially among consumers for whom strong tastes like Paprika, Flame Grilled Steak and Flamin’ Hot appeal. Now, to allow operators to offer a complete range, there are two new flavours – BBQ Pulled Pork and Salt & Malt Vinegar. All are free of preservatives, artificial colourings and MSG and are suitable for vegetarians.
Since it’s introduction to the Molson Coors UK beer portfolio in June 2015, Staropramen has gained a strong following of drinkers who enjoy top quality world beers. And now, in a move designed to appeal to a wider audience, there’s a modern new design for Staropramen packs, bottles, font badges and handles that is said to encapsulate the brand’s rich heritage and iconic roots in Prague. There’s an updated tankard for the on-trade too. What remains unchanged is the beer – a classic 5% pilsner that is Prague’s number one seller.
Whitley Neill has a long established reputation for creating spirits that evoke the tastes of far off climes. Their latest addition – Quince Gin is another perfect example. Handcrafted in small batches, the gin’s aromatics – which include Turkish quince and lemon & orange peel, blended with Persian herbs and spices – give both a distinctive aroma and long fruity taste. Drink it straight, with mixers or combined with orange juice and red wine in a wine cooler.
Spirits have been distilled in Liverpool for over 200 years, helped in no small part by the wealth of raw materials coming into what was one of the world’s busiest ports. That history continues to this day, first with award-winning Liverpool Gin, and now from the same stable, Liverpool Vodka. Handcrafted in a copper pot still, this small batch spirit has an ABV of 43%. Made with carefully selected potatoes, it has a sweet creamy taste with fragrant hints of freshly cracked black peppercorns. With notes of lemon peel, sugared almonds and bonfire toffee, it’s a perfect base for a vodka martini.
The Maxwell House Professional range has a new face, reinforcing their coffee credentials and offering a quality look and feel that really stands out. The variety and coffee intensity is easier to see too. The rebrand covers Cappuccino, Decaf, Mild and Rich Blend coffee granules in 750g catering tins and refills, as well as Maxwell House 5g sticks.