READY Cheddar - wafer-thin slices of real Cheddar cheese - has been introduced by Dairy Crest.
The slices of Cheddar can be taken straight from the pack and come in both mild and mature varieties. They are available in two sizes, 175g and 350g.
PRICE: Mature 175g, £1.49; 350g, £2.89. Mild 175g, £1.29; 350g, £2.49
AVAILABLE FROM: Dairy Crest
An easy-to-use Tetra Pak carton re-closure cap has been introduced to Pritchitt Foods' cream and dairy cream alternative ranges.
The re-closure cap is available in a new, slim one-litre pack on Millac Dairy Whipping Cream, Millac Single Cream, Millac Gold and Roselle Supreme ranges of dairy cream alternative .
It allows the cream to be hygienically and conveniently stored without spillage or waste. The flip-top lid also makes it easy to open without the use of scissors.
They come packed in cases of 12.
PRICE: Millac Dairy Whipping Cream, £2.15 per litre, and Single Cream, £1.30 per litre. Millac Gold and Roselle Supreme dairy cream alternatives, about £2 per litre
AVAILABLE FROM: Pritchitt Foods
Tequila Sunrise and Dark Side of the Moon are the two latest additions to Waldron's Patisserie's Ice Cool freezer-to-table range.
Tequila Sunrise contains real Tequila spirit with cream and orange on a digestive biscuit base, while Dark Side of the Moon is dark chocolate and hazelnut-flavoured cream and cream cheese set on a digestive biscuit.
Both desserts are pre-portioned into 16 and can be served and eaten straight from the freezer.
PRICE: Tequila Sunrise and Dark Side of the Moon, £12.95 each (81p per portion)
AVAILABLE FROM: Waldron's
0800 731 2853
Mediterranean Vegetable has been added to Major International's range of stocks.
The stock's ingredients include sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, red peppers, celeriac, artichoke and garlic, plus a mixture of Mediterranean herbs and spices.
It can be used for all sorts of traditional southern European dishes such as pasta, pizzas, paella and moussaka, as well as for soups, sauces, casseroles, pie fillings and dips.
Mediterranean Vegetable comes as a paste and in resealable 750g pots. It is highly concentrated, with two teaspoons making up a litre of ready stock. Once opened, it can be stored in the fridge for up to 12 months. Major now has a total of 13 stocks and two cheese bases.
PRICE: Around £10 per pot
AVAILABLE FROM: Major
PORTABLE FRESH JUICE
Juice from any citrus fruit, including oranges, grapefruits, limes and lemons, is obtainable from Citrus 1, a new juice machine from Brasilia (UK).
The portable machine measures 360mm high, 280mm deep and 180mm wide and requires a 13amp plug. It has a capacity of about 12 litres, or 60 x 7fl oz glasses per hour and is available in either orange, chrome or gold outer casing.
PRICE: From £350
AVAILABLE FROM: Brasilia (UK)