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What’s New July/Aug

Mini Vimto

Vimto has given its ready to drink ‘MiNiS’ range a revamp – in time for the busy summer season. The new 250ml bottles feature resealable sports caps, making them ideal for rehydrating thirsty children, whilst the bright new packs clearly communicate the drink’s healthy ‘No Added Sugar’ credentials, something busy parents will appreciate. Launch of the new-look packs will be supported by a £6.5m multi-media advertising campaign in magazines like Now, Company and Hello!, as well as online across
sites like netmums.com.

Gluten-free Gravy

With recent allergen legislation and demand for free-from dishes at an all time high, it’s vitally important that chefs know exactly that is in the products they’re using. Recognising this, Knorr has launched a new gluten-free gravy, backed up by a nationwide educational campaign. Manufactured using a gluten-free production process, the gravy aims to give chefs uncompromised taste and ease of use. More details at www.ufs.com/gravy

Putting on the Ritz

Ritz, the world’s number one savoury biscuit brand, has launched Ritz Crisp & Thin to tap into the growing demand for savoury snacks, backed by a £10m brand marketing campaign that includes TV and OOH activities. Scored ‘outstanding’ in independent taste tests, Ritz Crisp & Thins are available in four popular flavours – Cream Cheese & Onion, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Sweet Red Chilli and Sea Salt & Black Pepper. Available in both 30g single and 100g sharing bags, Crisp & Thin are an ideal addition to your snack range, and perfect to meet both entertaining and on-the-go occasions.

Perfect Balsamic

Filippo Berio has launched a new two-litre bottle of their balsamic vinegar, specifically for foodservice. Produced in Modena, Italy, the vinegar is made from specially selected grapes and traditionally aged to ensure smoothness and flavour. The classic, light sweetness  makes it an ideal ingredient for salad dressings, sauces and marinades. Try it drizzled over parmesan cheese, fresh fruit and ice cream too!

Soup Solutions

Want to offer hot food but only have limited space? Maggi has solved the problem! Maggi Kettle Cook Soup is ultra easy to prepare  – simply empty a packet into a soup kettle, add four litres of water and heat. Three varieties are available: Mediterranean Vegetable, Woodland Mushroom and French Onion, and all are suitable for vegetarians. Meeting Responsibility Deal 2017 Salt Targets, Maggi Kettle Soups have no added MSG, artificial colours or preservatives and are HVO free. Bursting with flavour, these are scratch quality soups you can prepare with the minimum of facilities. For more information visit www.maggi.co.uk.  Take Stock readers can get a free sample of NEW Maggi Liquid Concentrates. Perfect for marinating, dressings & dips, stir-fry’s and for that extra flavour boost before, during and after cooking, it’s gluten free too! For your FREE sample call 0800 742 842 or visit  www.maggi.co.uk/professional

Proven(a) Purity

Demand for gluten-free continues apace, with research showing 59% of customers want to see more such options on menus (Toluna, Feb 2015). Tapping into this, Provena has added Instant Oat Meal sachets to its existing range of top quality Gluten Free flours, bread & muffin mixes and larger format Jumbo Oats and Mueslis. Produced from certified 100% pure gluten-free oats, there are two flavours available – Raspberry and Apricot – both in easy serve 40g portion packs. Ideal for breakfast buffets in hotels, B&Bs and other catering establishments, they are a great way to keep gluten-free customers happy. www.rhamar.com

Get Oaty!

Nairn’s, the market leading manufacturer of oatcakes, has developed a foodservice/catering range of products in both wheat-free and glutenfree formats. The range includes a wide selection of oatcakes, oat crackers and biscuits, as well as snacks and gluten-free porridge pots. Aimed at the estimated 6.5 million “wheat avoiders” or, as Nairn’s classes them, “healthy lifestylers”, these portion packs are ideal for both sweet and savoury offerings. And being prepacked there is no risk of cross contamination; so now there is a hassle-free way to service a customer base that many have historically been wary of providing for. At less than 50 calories per biscuit, Nairn’s Gluten Free Biscuit Breaks are an ideal treat and taste great. For further details on any of these products or to arrange samples contact sales@nairns-oatcakes.com

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