A continental-style strawberry tart is Country Choice's new alternative to traditional strawberries and cream.
The individual desserts, consisting of a fluted sweet pastry case filled with crème pâtissiàre and topped with pieces of strawberry, are supplied frozen in cases of 16.
PRICE: £11.45 per case of 16
AVAILABLE FROM: Country Choice 0800 521366
CREAM OF THE CROP
Another colour has been added to the range of enamelled cast-iron cookware available from Aga. Cream is the fifth colour to be offered in the range, alongside British racing green, dark blue, claret and gloss black.
The collection of more than 40 items includes casserole dishes and sauté pans, and is suitable for use on gas, electric, ceramic, halogen and induction hobs. Every item has a 10-year guarantee.
PRICES: from £17.50
AVAILABLE FROM: Aga
SHAKE OR BREAK
For the gourmet coffee market, TSI has introduced a set of coffee shakers for sprinkling dried flavourings.
The shakers are available in glass with stainless steel tops or in stainless steel embossed with the names of flavourings - cinnamon, cocoa, nutmeg or vanilla.
Two types of rack are available for the shakers - behind-the-counter racks for staff use, and racks for customers' own use at tables or service points.
PRICE: list price per set of four shakers - glass £16.94; stainless steel £31.96. Also available individually
AVAILABLE FROM: TSI
HAM IT UP
Several new cured ham and sausage products have been imported from Spain by Gourmet Foods. The four hams, jamón Ibérica bellota and paleta Ibérica bellota, which are both Gran Reserva products, jamón serrano bodega and jamón a¤ejoare, are sold bone-in or de-boned and are from acorn-fed Iberian pigs.
The cured sausages come in three varieties: lomo Ibérica; chorizo; and salchichón.
PRICE: hams - jamón Ibérica bellota £15 to £25; jamón serrano bodega from £14.50. Sausages - chorizo £13.50; salchichón £13.50; lomo Ibérica £16.95 (all prices per kg)
AVAILABLE FROM: Gourmet Foods0161-980 7400
Westler Foods has introduced two new varieties to its range of canned ready meals - Chili No Carne and Thai Chicken Curry.
Chili No Carne contains vegetarian mince in a tomato and chilli sauce with kidney beans. Thai Chicken Curry is a creamy curry dish with chicken and potato pieces.
Each dish is pre-cooked and available in 3lb cans. They can be reheated using a microwave or conventional oven.
PRICE: list prices - Chili No Carne, £20.94 per case of six, £3.49 per can; Thai Chicken Curry, £29.94 per case of six, £4.99 per can. Volume discounts available
AVAILABLE FROM: Westler Foods