RENAISSANCE FOR LOOSE LEAF TEA >> Finlay Beverages are planning to take foodservice tea by storm with their groundbreaking new loose tea brand, 95°. Available from this month, the brand new range features the finest loose leaf teas from around the world, including tea from Finlay’s very own estates. Ian Bryson, MD at Finlays, said: “The tea market in the UK is about to undergo a renaissance. A new breed of tea lovers will come to expect far more from their tea, both in taste and overall drinking experience. It’s time to make tea the star, and our new range puts operators at the forefront of this change.” A taste of France >> Two French desserts are the latest additions to The FoodFellas’ range. Pomone Tarte Au Citron is made in the Loire Valley and features a shortcrust base filled with luxurious lemon flavoured filling. Pomone Normandy Apple Tarte is made with the same shortcrust pastry and filled with a creamy egg custard and topped with apples. Each cake is pre-cut into 10 portions. AUGUST 2017 9 FUTURA FOODS LAUNCHES VEGAN CHEESE >> Futura Foods, the UK’s leading supplier of Mediterranean-inspired dairy products, has launched Mozzarisella, a vegan cheese, to help operators cater for the growing demand for vegan-friendly dishes. Veganism has soared in popularity and prevalence in recent years, with the number of vegans in Britain rising by 360% in the 10 years between 2006 and 2016. Chefs and caterers are starting to realise they must adapt their menus accordingly in order to be able to cater for the variety of special dietary requirements they may encounter. Commenting on the launch, Kenneth Axen, MD of Futura Foods, said: “Mozzarisella is a fantastic vegan cheese alternative which tastes great and even has the same stringy effect as Mozzarella when melted on pizza.” Mozzarisella is made from rice and is suitable for vegans, vegetarians, coeliacs and those with a dairy intolerance. It is available in several formats including an Individually Quick Frozen Grated variety to be used straight from the freezer, for quick and easy use and to limit wastage. THE MARKETPLACE HOLY GUACAMOLE! >> Two exciting new frozen avocado products have been launched under the AvoGrande banner. AvoGrande Supreme Guacamole is made from 100% Hass avocados with visible chunks of avocado which provide the texture and appearance of a homemade product. With added red bell peppers, jalapeños, and spicy seasoning, this guacamole has a nice warm kick and has a 3-5 days chilled shelf life once opened. Another exciting product is AvoGrande Avocado Slices and Dices, which are IQF frozen in 500g pouches and can be used for sandwiches, paninis, wraps, melts, salads and pizzas. Chickpea coating provides gluten-free status >> The FoodFellas have launched gluten-free chicken goujons which have a chickpea coating. The goujons are formed using chunks of chicken breast and shaped into uniformed pieces and can be deep-fried or oven-baked.
Stir it up magazine AUGUST 2017
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