Cooldelight’s new pre-portioned vegetarian mousse slices are a unique, cold-dessert idea.
Perfect for spring/summer menus and aimed at the education and healthcare sectors, as well buffet catering, these gelatin-fee slices are available in three flavours: raspberry, lemon and chocolate.
They consist of 40g slices of creamy mousse on a sponge base, with a sauce topping. Cooldelight Vegetarian Mousse Slices also have a guaranteed “nut-free” status – manufactured in a nut-free environment.
Gluten-free sausage rolls
Frozen food distributor Central Foods has boosted its FreeFrom range with the introduction of a gluten-free sausage roll.
The Menuserve unbaked, unglazed gluten-free puff pastry sausage roll is filled with lightly seasoned British pork and is ideal for a wide range of catering and hospitality outlets.
Perfect for a plated meal or a light lunch, as well as a grab-and-go or takeaway option, the sausage roll is the latest in a wide range of free-from items supplied by the distributor, which include both savoury and sweet products.
Paterson’s introduce Scottish cream mini packs
Britain’s leading shortbread brand Paterson’s has announced a new addition to its foodservice mini pack range.
Paterson’s Scottish Cream Mini Packs feature the brand’s same authentic and treasured recipe, but with the addition of fresh double cream sourced from Edinburgh’s Pentland Hills. Ideal as part of the complimentary service throughout the catering and hospitality sector, as well as for sale in cafés or coffee shops, the launch meets the growing market demand for mini pack and portion controlled biscuit options (Allegra, 2016), whilst offering provenance – a key purchasing factor for consumers (Mintel, 2017).
• Paterson’s Scottish Cream Shortbread Fingers – 40g x 48 (two fingers per pack, presented in a display SRP)
• Paterson’s Scottish Cream Mini Pack Assortment – 100 x two biscuit mini packs, comprising of three varieties; Shortbread Fingers, Shortbread Thistle Rounds and Chocolate Chip Shortbread Thistle Rounds.
Go for gold
Callebaut has launched new Gold Caramel Callets to tap into the ongoing trend for caramel desserts.
The Belgian chocolate callets have an intense yet well balanced caramel chocolate taste with rich notes of toffee, butter, cream and an exciting dash of salt.
Warm caramel and pale amber in colour, they’re perfect for moulding pralines, piping decoration, mousses, garnaches, tarts, ice cream and glazes.
Flex your mussels
Pidy have launched an innovative mussel-shaped pastry case to help caterers create inventive canapés. They’re available in three flavours – black mineral, butter and parsley butter – and measure 67 x 32 x 10mm.
Also available from Pidy are new shortcrust straightsided 8.5cm tartlets, which come in three different flavours black cocoa, speculoos and chocolate.
Lion launches World Flavours
Lion has unveiled its full range of World Flavours sauces for the foodservice market.
The collection of sauces, dressings and mayonnaises has been developed to give caterers and chefs a quick and simple way to bring the authentic flavours of popular food trends and cuisine influences to UK menus. The range comprises 17 sauces inspired by American, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Pan Asian foods.
Lion World Flavours is available in 1-litre bottles and can be used across the menu as dips, toppings, marinades, glazes and cooking ingredients to bring a world of flavours to dishes.
Ignite the senses – and your profits
McCain Foods is launching New Menu Signatures Staycrisp Medium and Julienne Skin-on Fries, helping caterers to ignite the senses of their customers and stand out from the competition with fresh-style, crispy fries that stay hotter for longer.
The two new cut options extend the popular Staycrisp range of fries, giving caterers the opportunity to deliver a thrilling dining experience with a choice of rustic-style gluten-free, hot and crispy fries to match their any menu.
Catherine Rigg, McCain Foods senior brand manager, said: “Offering seasoned fries is on-trend right now and an easy way to meet consumer demand for unique flavour experiences without drastically changing the menu, but it also increases profits as you can charge a premium for your fries.”
A new name in quality hot chocolate
Hot beverages specialist JDE Professional is introducing a new premium hot chocolate to help vending operators make the most of rising sales.
Cocoa Fantasy, which contains 15% Utz-certified cocoa, is made with larger cocoa beans that are carefully selected from the world’s top cocoa growing regions, guaranteeing a richer, fuller flavour. Closely monitored from blossom to dried beans, cocoa beans selected for Cocoa Fantasy are then gently cleansed and roasted at individual temperatures to create the perfect cup of hot cocoa.
Research shows that hot chocolate and mocha are the second most popular hot drinks in outlets – second only to latte. It is also the fastest growing hot beverage in coffee shops, compared to all the other coffee alternatives, such as milk, fruit and herbal teas, chai lattes and smoothies.
CSM partners with Cadbury
CSM Bakery Solutions has introduced a new range of doughnuts and muffins in conjunction with Cadbury.
The two new muffins and two doughnuts tap into the chocolate brand’s most popular products:
Cadbury Chocolate Muffin Made made with Cadbury chocolate and filled with a smooth chocolatey centre.
Cadbury Caramel Muffin A caramel flavour muffin made with Cadbury chocolate and filled with a gooey caramel centre.
Cadbury Chocolate Doughnut Made with Cadbury chocolate and filled with a smooth chocolatey sauce.
Cadbury Caramel Doughnut A caramel flavour doughnut made with Cadbury chocolate made filled with a gooey caramel sauce.
CSM Bakery Solutions has refreshed its Pantique Ancient Cereals bread mix with new point of sale – a new name, Ancient Grains Ultimate, and a more bold baked appearance.
The 50% mix is perfect for artisan and craft bakers who want to offer something extra special for their customers and enables them to feature ‘true’ ancient grains in their bread and rolls.
CSM has a free POS kit available to help bakers communicate the advantages of their bread to their customers.
Say hello to Vim2o
Vimto Soft drinks is venturing into the flavoured water category for the first time with its exciting new product, Vim2o – a still spring water drink, flavoured with the unique taste of Vimto and containing no added sugar.
The new flavoured water is available in a 500ml sportscap format and will be followed by a 250ml sportscap variant that’s perfect for lunchboxes later in the year.
Vim2o is aimed at health conscious consumers who don’t like the taste of plain water, but want to make sure that they (and their children) stay hydrated throughout the day without compromising on taste.
A taste of the Med
Vamp up your salads, pizzas and pasta dishes with new Roasted Red Peppers from Cooks&Co.
Available in a convenient re-sealable plastic jar, these Roasted Red Peppers are grown under the Mediterranean sun until perfectly ripe and are deliciously succulent, with an intense, sweet flavour.
New hot chocolate range from DaVinci Gourmet
DaVinci Gourmet has unveiled two new hot chocolate flavours, milk and white chocolate.
With the trend of premiumisation very much in mind, the new hot chocolate powders are a great addition to any hot beverage menu.
The hot chocolate powders are made with Belgian Chocolate and both flavours are dairy-free and whey -free, so they appeal to health-conscious customers, as well as those who want to treat themselves.
Burts Chips bolsters ‘Better for you’ healthy snack range
Artisan crisp producer, Burts Chips, is strengthening its ‘Better For You’ range with the launch of its new lighter snack, Quinoa Crinkles.
With less than 90 calories per packet, Quinoa Crinkles come in two enticing flavour varieties – Sweet Pepper & Chorizo and West Country Cream Cheese.
An alternative to expensive “give-away” butter portions
Royal Smilde is launching Bebo Butterich portions in the UK. This 60% rich buttery spread with buttermilk delivers a genuine dairy taste at a far reduced price and has proved a big hit in Germany.
The 10g portions are in cups and stable to at least 15°C but will spread straight from the fridge so no more messy used and part used foils on your breakfast tables. These are packed 400 to a case. The 10g portion is obviously significantly bigger than a 6.2g butter wrap and may mean that your customers only take one for their toast rather than the current two. If this is the case then your savings are doubled!
Bebo Butterich portions are also artificial trans-fat free, lower in salt and contain 65% less saturated fat than butter so you’ll be doing your customer’s hearts a favour as well as your bottom line.
Macphie meets Department of Health salt guidelines
Food ingredients company Macphie has announced that its branded product portfolio now complies with the salt targets set by the Department of Health.
The action on salt has evolved since early discussions in 2003 following a report by the Scientific Advisory Committee (SACN) on the impact of salt on our health. Research suggests that reducing salt intake by just 1g per day prevents 4,147 premature deaths, saving the NHS £288million each year.
Paul McKnight, senior research and development manager, said: “There has been significant core investment from Macphie as the salt targets have evolved over the years. Since 2007, an estimated 430 tonnes of salt have been removed from the Macphie product portfolio.”
Premier joins Food for Life Supplier scheme
Premier Foods has announced that it has joined the Soil Association’s prestigious Food for Life Supplier Scheme.
This means caterers awarded The Food for Life Catering Mark, or looking to achieve the Mark, can purchase some of the UK’s biggest brand names, including McDougalls, Paxo and Ambrosia, with the knowledge and reassurance that they meet Food for Life Catering Mark entry level criteria.
A slice of indulgence
Kara has launched a new range of indulgent sliced cakes and mallow bombes.
The new sliced cakes follow on from the success of Kara’s existing twelve 10 inch round cakes, which includes the 2016 award-winning Amazing Apple and Blackcurrant Crumble Cake, further expanding their truly Indulgent Cake Collection.
Jane Deegan, Kara marketing manager, said: “Industry research has shown just this year alone coffee shops have accounted for 15% of total consumer eating out visits which is forecasted to have grown by 6.5% at the end of 2016. With 80% of consumers now visiting a coffee shop once a week and 55 million cups of coffee sold in the UK everyday the indulgent cakes are a delicious accompaniments for any visit occasion.”
CSM puts the ‘O’ in Oreo
CSM Bakery Solutions has launched an exciting addition to its doughnut range: an Oreo Doughnut.
The Oreo Doughnut features cocoa dough, vanilla cream filling, white icing and Oreo cookie crumble on top and is the perfect indulgent treat for consumers to enjoy across a number of occasions.
Become a tea master
Tetley has launched online tea training, specially designed for the out of home industry.
Tea Masters aims to improve industry standards and give caterers the knowledge and confidence to offer advice on the variety of tea blends they offer. To register visit www.tetleyteamasters.co.uk
Macphie launches 30% reduced sugar range
Macphie has announced the launch of a reduced sugar range of cakes and frostings which is trimming a healthy 30% of sugar from some of its favourite products – equivalent to more than three cubes of sugar in a regular sized muffin.
Not only does this figure beat the government’s recently announced sugar reduction target for food and drink manufacturers of 20%,but the company is also over three years ahead of those guidelines which companies are being asked to meet by 2020.
The Macphie reduced sugar range includes Mississippi plain and chocolate cake mixes and Rainbow vanilla and chocolate frosting.
Schwartz launches sriracha seasoning
Schwartz has captured the mood of the moment with its latest launch – Sriracha Seasoning, a new kind of heat. Food lovers are obsessed with heat right now, but their hearts are ever hungry for exciting new experiences.
Sriracha [See-rah-chah] is a spicy and tangy chilli and garlic paste, which has become the newest must-have sauce. Now Schwartz Sriracha Seasoning is set to stir up a flavour sensation storm that will enable caterers to serve up authentic tasting dishes simply and easily, and increase margins. With its garlicky, vinegary notes and hot finish, Schwartz Sriracha Seasoning is versatile and simple to use. It’s perfect for marinating and basting meat, fish and vegetables, and sprinkling onto finished dishes such as pizzas.
McCain Foods is helping operators to stay hot and ahead with the launch of new Menu Signatures Staycrisp Thin Cut Skin-on Fries and Staycrisp Thin Cut Fries.
Made to McCain Foods unique Staycrisp recipe using the very best of the British potato crop, fresh tasting, hot and crispy fries are guaranteed when cooked fresh and after holding.
The special Staycrisp recipe ensures caterers that they can now serve customers with a chip that stands out, and is fresh, hot and crispy, whether held or served fresh in the restaurant or for takeaway.
Walkers has added a brand new flavor to its premium Market Deli range.
Developed specifically to meet demand in the out of home sector, Cayenne Chilli with Spanish Tomato joins the line-up of four other popular flavours, and is available now in a 40g single serve format.
The new flavour has been created to appeal to consumers looking for more exciting crisp flavours when snacking on the go or in cafés, sandwich shops, workplace canteens and other foodservice establishments.
Bacofoil launches new baking paper
Iconic foil brand, Bacofoil, has launched a unique baking paper featuring a 3D textured structure – the only one of its kind on the market.
The baking paper has an innovative textured surface which allows for less surface area for the bake to stick enabling the non-stick capabilities.
Drench announces new adult soft drinks range
Britvic has unveiled new sparkling variants to extend the Drench range into the carbonated segment.
With this latest launch, Britvic is offering adult consumers a more sophisticated carbonated soft drink choice and the perfect product tenable operators to take advantage of this growing segment.
The new flavour combinations, Raspberry & Cranberry and Grape & Elderflower, are available ina 330ml can format to meet the needs of the 30+ target consumer.
Maxing up the coffee market
Instant coffee brand Maxwell House is being re-launched this month (January) with an exciting new look.
The brand, which began in 1892 in Tennessee, USA, and has its roots firmly in the out of home catering market, has a full range of six products. Maxwell House Rich has an intense, deep coffee flavour and comes in both in a tin and a refill pouch, whilst Maxwell House Mild offers a smooth, more rounded flavour profile.
Maxwell House Cappuccino has a rich smooth and creamy speciality coffee mix, and for the first time in the UK the brand is introducing Maxwell House Sticks, both smooth and decaf blends.