The Marketplace : Jan / Feb

Brilliant Bakes

Speciality Breads is launching five new products this month:

  • Rustic focaccia – Handmade rustic focaccia infused with extra virgin olive oil with rosemary and rock salt for a outstanding flavour
  • Eden burger bun – Vegan burger buns packed with flavour and a fantastic soft texture.
  • Mini scioche (fruit) – a mini scone and brioche hybrid perfect for afternoon tea or a light bite.
  • Sourdough pizza dough ball
  • Mini brioche hot dog roll – Packed with butter and free range egg to give a great natural sweetness for the perfect finger food.

Red letter day

Delight your customers with a unique chocolate experience from Kitkat Ruby.

Made from the all-natural Ruby cocoa bean, Ruby chocolate offers an intense berry taste and a characteristic pink hue.

This breakthrough innovation was achieved through a unique natural process without the need for the addition of any flavours or colourings.

Crispers and Rustics

In response to operator demand for new and exciting products to deliver increased spend per head, McCain Foodservice has launched Menu Signatures Crispers and Sweet Potato Rustics for the hospitality industry.

Following research, McCain Foodservice discovered an appetite for operators to be serving new styles of potato, particularly as an ‘upgrade option’, as the trend for premiumisation continues to grow.

With ridged edges and skin left on, the uniquely shaped Crispers showcase a product that is unrivalled in the market, whilst Sweet Potato Rustics satisfy the latest consumer trend for ‘healthy indulgence’.

Perfect as a meal accompaniment, or a dish in their own right, both products lend themselves to sharing platters, side dishes or loaded with toppings. To support the launch, McCain Foodservice has launched its ‘50 ways with’ recipes, www. mccainfoodservice .co.uk/50ways.

Think outside the box

Nestlé Professional is bringing convenience and variety to the cereal category with Boxbowls

These convenient, single-serve, ready-to-eat portions of cereal are housed in an innovative new cube-shaped box that can also double up as a bowl!

Sold in variety packs of six, each Boxbowl contains a portion of one of the bestselling Nestlé cereals: Bitesize Shredded Wheat, Frosted and Original Shreddies, Honey and Multigrain Cheerios, and Nesquik.

The unique format enables milk to be poured directly into the bag within the box allowing the cereal to be eaten straight away.

A slice of vegan loveliness

In response to growing demand for vegan products which taste good enough to appeal to all, The Handmade Cake Company have expanded their recently released range of vegan traybakes

The latest addition is a tempting new Vegan Orange and Apricot Slice, featuring a crumbly shortcake base layered with apricot and orange jam, topped with a moist orange and almond sponge and finished with flaked almonds and jumbo oats.

Plant-based pancakes

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has extended its FreeFrom range for foodservice operators with the launch of a new vegan American pancake.

The four and a half inch pancakes are made to a vegan recipe resulting in a fluffy American-style pancake that can be topped with both sweet and savoury options to create a breakfast item or light snack. Suitable for both vegetarians and vegans, the pancakes have a defrosted shelf-life of two days.

Say YES!

Nestlé Professional has unveiled a new snack bar range aimed at delivering great nutrition without compromising on taste.

By focusing on a diverse range of ingredients, YES! Snack Bars offer new and innovative combinations specially crafted to be both delicious and wholesome without the use of any artificial sweeteners, flavours, colours or preservatives.

They’re available in three flavours – Sumptuous Cranberry & Dark Chocolate, Delicious Beetroot & Apple, Tempting Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt & Almond.

The full range is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians while the fruit and vegetable bars are also suitable for vegans.