Pudding on the Style
Macphie has announced a new range of puddings, designed to give operators both a great base for creating a special dish or a quick solution when catering for large parties or functions. The four puds available are Sicilian Lemon Pot, Chocolate Pot, Red Berry Pot and a Crème Brûlée, and perfectly timed, there’s a Brandy sauce too! Gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians, the range is simplicity itself to prepare – simply heat, chill and serve. Or you can add your own ingredients or alcohol to create something unique to you. All desserts can be made up to three days in advance and packs have a shelf life of six months unopened, seven days opened.
More details at www.macphie.com or from your wholesaler
‘Tis the season for mulled wine and Schwartz has made it easy for you to have a classic winter drink available for customers who need warming up. Simply put a 75cl bottle of red wine, 200ml of water, four tablespoons of brown sugar and two sachets of Schwartz’s blend into a saucepan; heat to just below boiling and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the sachets and serve with orange slices to garnish! Or for a non-alcoholic version, use cranberry juice instead of the wine and water. The mixture of allspice, dried orange peel, cassia, cloves and nutmeg is suitable for vegetarians and each sachet is foil sealed to lock in the flavour until required. Stock up now!
For generations the Matthews family has been producing a wide range of quality organic and conventional flours in a traditional mill situated in the village of Shipton under Wychwood, on the edge of the beautiful Cotswold Hills. Within their foodservice range is Maizebite flour – a blend of plain and maize flour that gives chefs a deliciously crisp and golden pastry that’s perfect for sweet products like mince pies and other festive favourites. Available from your wholesaler in 16kg sacks and 5 x 1.5kg bags.
Cleaning up for Christmas
Nilco has announced two brand new additions to their professional cleaning range – just in time for that pre-Christmas clean. Nilglass Foaming Glass & Mirror Cleaner makes light work of bringing a sparkle to all types of glass and water resistant, hard and non-porous mirrored surfaces, not least because of its smear-free formulation. Available in a 500ml aerosol can in professional strength. Got leather chairs and sofas that need some TLC? Nilco’s Leather Cleaner & Restorer cleans, nourishes and protects in one go. Simply spray on and polish off for a really effective clean, that leaves leather supple and shiny too. 500ml aerosols available from your Nilco stockist.
There’s a new look to all Nescafé packaging – part of a global rebranding that is designed to convey the key elements of their relationship with consumers, namely trust, quality and great value. The rebranding brings all Nescafé SKUs together under one umbrella – and includes the Nescafé & Go range which now has all of the top selling Hot Beverages in the OOH Market, including Nescafé Black, White, Latté and Cappuccino coffees, Aero Hot Chocolate, Tetley Tea and a range of Maggi soups. Out now!
Living Well Tasting Great
Looking for something different for your snacks offering? Wellaby’s free from baked snacks could be just the thing!
The range of five flavours includes two varieties of Hummus Chips – one with Kalamata olives the other with roasted red pepper; crunchy Pita Chips with Italian herbs and two Lentil chip variants – one with sea salt, the other with cracked black pepper, this last one being winner of a Great Taste award in 2014. All varieties are gluten free and available in packs of six.
No cheese or charcuterie plate is complete without cornichons, and Kühne’s small gherkins in a savoury spicy infusion with dill and onions are delicious. And don’t stop there. Cornichons are a must if you’re making your own tartare sauce; bringing a taste of the Alps to your customers with a raclette or when creating and serving cocktails in the bar. Available now in 2.45kg wide top jars, with a 1.38kg drained weight.
Hot Winter Spice
Ribena has launched a new concentrate, bottles of which for the very first time in Ribena’s history will carry the words ‘Serve Hot’. Limited edition ‘Winter Spice’ has no added sugar and is based on the classic blackcurrant flavour but with the addition of mulled wine type spices, allowing the creation of a warming winter drink in the time it takes to boil a kettle. Available from your wholesaler until Spring 2016 the launch is being backed by a £750k marketing push – so stock up now.
A Tea Revolution!
Special tea sales are up 10.3%, and Chai and Chai Lattes are currently the fastest growth segment of that market – up 14%, appealing to younger consumers and satisfying tea drinkers “treat” needs. Twinings’ new Bollywood Chai Latte is a perfect flavour combination of traditional Indian spices and full-bodied Assam Tea creating a delicious rich and creamy Chai. Sweet, but not too sweet, at less than 100 calories per drink it’s a winner with customers’ waistlines too! Winner of a Great Taste Star at the 2015 awards, Twinings Bollywood Chai Latte is now on sale at your wholesaler.
Source: Allegra Tea Report Dec 2014, Neilson Feb 2015
Bacofoil’s Lined Parchment is the perfect addition to any professional kitchen, allowing you to bake, roast and steam
with ease. The Non-Stick parchment is lined with foil to create a more even bake and is also great at insulating and keeping heat in when used as a parcel for cooking en papillote. The two layers make the product very durable and perfect for lining any dish, and has been designed to hold its shape when scrunched, making it ideal for creative chefs. Freezer and oven safe, Bacofoil’s Lined Parchment is available now.
Tea in an Envelope?
Tetley has announced the launch of its best-ever enveloped tea range – exclusive to foodservice operators and available now.
With market analysis showing that over 40 million consumers drink tea OOH each day; significant growth in sales of green, fruit & herbal and speciality tea and consumer spend on breakfast and snacking higher among tea drinkers than coffee drinkers, Tetley’s move is perfectly timed. The 10-strong range comprises an assortment of new and improved flavour combinations including Raspberry and Pomegranate, Lemon and Ginger, Mint Fusion, Green Tea with Mango, Camomile, Green Tea with Lemon, Rainforest Alliance-accredited black tea formats English Breakfast and Earl Grey and the brand’s Great Taste winning Decaffeinated and Pure Green Tea blends. The new envelope range is available in cases of 6 x 25 individually wrapped tea bags in both single blend and variety pack formats.