CanO Water – Water with a Purpose

CanO Water – Water with a Purpose

CanO Water is the new exciting range available from the essential food company and was created in response to the damaging impact that plastic bottles have on the environment. CanO Water is known for supplying water in an aluminium can instead of the usual plastic or glass containers.  They have also created a unique can lid feature that allows you to reseal and reuse your can but does not compromise the recycling process. The water inside the eco-friendly can is sourced from the Austrian Alps. Collected from springs, the water is first filtered through the foothills collecting minerals & electrolytes. The water has a high pH level and contains increased alkaline concentrations which add antioxidant properties; known to keep you looking and feeling fresh. Approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year, some plastics can take as much as 400 years to break down while others never will. CanO Water, like some of our new products introduced to the essential range; share the same core values; to supply a great product that will impact your business without harming the environment. The aluminium packaging offers a highly recyclable alternative and has the highest recycling rate of any drink on the market. When you recycle the CanO Water can it could be back on the shelf in as little as 6 weeks. The Aluminium Solution The lightest beverage containers to transport, reducing carbon footprint Cans go from the recycling bin to store shelves within 60 days Cans provide longer shelf life by protecting the contents from light & air The average aluminium can is made from...
BioPak – Biodegradable Packaging

BioPak – Biodegradable Packaging

  Welcome to the new BioPak range BioPak is the UK’s leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of eco-friendly food packaging and catering disposables. After many years of research and development, a range of products have been created to help impact your business without harming the environment. These biodegradable packaging are perfect for caterers, restaurants, delis, cafes, takeaways and coffee shops that are commitment to helping protect our environment.   Why use BioPak? Help reduce your business’s carbon footprint and impact on the environment Conventional plastics can take 400 years to break down, if at all. BioPak packaging uses polylactic acid or PLA which comes from renewable resources like corn starch. It’s an eco-friendly alternative to oil-based and unsustainable materials, and can be conveniently composted alongside the associated food waste. Remarkably, it breaks down completely in less than 12 weeks. Add significant value to your brand or business Customers are becoming more aware of the effect plastic food packaging is having on the environment. Not only will it show that your business supports the environmentally friendly trend but you will also encourage the awareness in both what we can do and the impact it can make. BioPak work hard to ensure that products carry a green message to help you proudly display your green credentials.   Contact us today to place an order or to find out more about the BioPaK range. #passionforfood 01326 372 304        ...
Oatly: The Barista Edition Oats Drink

Oatly: The Barista Edition Oats Drink

New in stock from the Swedish company Oatly: the barista edition oats drink. This carton of barista edition oat drink is based on liquid oats which means it isn’t overly sweet or excessively heavy. This product is 100% Vegan and is a great alternative to those tolerant to dairy, soya and rice milk. The original idea behind Oatly was to find a tasty suitable substitute to cow’s milk and in 1990 the company decided to produce a drink directly from oats. Today Oatly make great nutritious oat based liquids perfect for all occasions for all dietary requirements. You can add a splash to your brew, drink it straight, pour it on your granola or put it to work with your cooking skills. The oats drink is also fully foamable putting you in total control over the density and performance of your foam so you can show case your barista artistic abilities. The Swedish company use only Swedish oats because they are rather unique.  Grown in a Nordic climate this provides long sunny days with short periods of intense rain which make great conditions for oats to grow tall and strong. Did you know that many nasty pesticides used on oats in Europe are forbidden in Sweden? And the minimal traces of heavy metals that you find in regular Swedish oats are not significantly greater than those found in organic Swedish oats and fall well below what is considered to be safe for consumption. Oatly oat drinks are the natural choice for people who want to eat more healthily. Both Oatly the company and their products are the result of...
Ponthier: Premium Purées

Ponthier: Premium Purées

About Ponthier Based in South West France, Ponthier have been passing on the craft of fruit growing from father to son for over 70 years. Similar to Westcountry, Ponthier was originally run as a fresh fruit wholesaler, selling produce grown on their family farm.  In 1998 the company created the first range of chilled purées and coulis, combining tradition and innovation. Ponthier now exports purees to over 65 countries globally, and its partners include Le Cordon Bleu, The Association of Pastry Chefs and The World Cocktail Championships. Experts in their field Ponthier purées, or fruit ‘pulp’, are made from fruits harvested annually by partner suppliers around the world. Harvesting the fruit once a year ensures that the origin and maturity of the fruit creates the best possible flavour. Each batch undergoes a Brix test, to analyse the sugar levels in the fruit ensuring it is ripe for harvest.  The fruit is then transported under optimal conditions to maintain its freshness. Once it reaches the Ponthier factory it is placed in their temperature controlled storage warehouse, a building large enough to store 5700 pallets of fruit (a full year’s production). The produce is sorted and crushed before pure cane sugar is added and the pulp is refined.  The mixture is then flash pasteurised and immediately cooled, ensuring it is safe and hygienic whilst preserving taste and colour. Each batch is then tasted to ensure a smooth texture, as well as a flavor and colour identical to fresh fruit. About the Products All products are chilled – No defrosting period is required and products can be refrigerated for up to 15...
UK Butter Prices Continue to Rise

UK Butter Prices Continue to Rise

Since the beginning of 2016 UK butter prices have risen over 20%. This is because the cost of cream (the primary ingredient in butter) has tripled in price. It’s no surprise that industry professionals are now warning of shortages leading up to the Christmas period. These shortages could not only affect the price of butter but may well impact the price of other dairy products, including festive favourites such as mince pies. So what exactly is driving prices up?   The UK Milk Crisis The reason we are seeing price increases on dairy products such as butter and cream, whilst the cost of milk remains relatively low, is primarily due to competition for UK milk supply which is falling rapidly. Stuck in a boom-bust cycle, the dairy market has become increasingly volatile. 2016 saw a 10% decrease in production of British milk. Farmers were advised, following a Russian ban on all EU dairy imports, that the UK market was saturated. This drove prices down and led to a surplus of milk. Now plagued by the increasing production costs and ever-growing prevalence of diseases such as Bovine Tuberculosis, producers are struggling to sustain healthy herds and turn a profit, following a poor year financially in 2016. Whilst some dairy farmers are choosing to diversify, most struggle to remain financially solvent with many forced to quit farming altogether.   Supermarket Price Wars The ongoing battle between supermarket giants has further contributed to the plummeting price of British milk. Whilst retailers battle it out for the cheapest price per litre, driven by consumer trends, farm gate prices have fallen as low as...
Kitchen Gadgets – Solutions for every chef.

Kitchen Gadgets – Solutions for every chef.

Anyone who has ever idly skipped through the shopping channels will know there are a plethora of kitchen gadgets designed to make the chef’s life easier. But for every George Foreman Grill there is a Hulk Hogan Thunder Shaker. However some of these kitchen gadgets are destined to remain in the box at the back of the cupboard. After plunging the depths of the internet and the shopping channels we bring you a light hearted look at the kitchen gadgets you never knew you needed. Essential Kitchen Gadgets – Slicers. There is a huge variety of product specific slicers designed to take the place of the trusty knife some of the more unusual kitchen gadgets design for slicing include. The Blancho Melon Corer and Slicer. Coming from Hong Kong this stainless steel slicer is “A definite must-have for your happy home life.” The slicer can can core and slice watermelon in one quick, convenient step. Good Grips’ Mango Splitter. For those who struggle to prepare a mango this device features soft grip handles and  can stone and prepare mangoes with “just one press”. Banana Slicer. Ever struggled to slice through your bananas? If the answer is yes then there are a surprising number of options available to ensure you are able to cut through the notoriously tough  banana. The Hutzler Banana Slicer has been designed with the unique shape of the banana in mind and will easily slice your banana into equal sized pieces. Avocado Slicer, Pealer and Corer. This 3 in 1 tool from Frugo promises to “make better use of your time in the kitchen”. It has been designed to slice, core and cut...