A look at the latest food, drink and equipment to hit the market
Raw studio tableware collection
Continental Chef Supplies (CCS) has launched the Raw studio tableware collection, which comes in Granite, Earth, Slate (pictured), Freestyle, Pebble and Tide variations. The plates, bowls, dishes and platters are suitable for use in the dishwasher, microwave and oven.
Price Plates from £10.80; dishes from £8.29; bowls from £7.48; and platters from £14.12
Toulon furniture collection
UK furniture supplier Andy Thornton has launched a number of new collections this spring. The Toulon Collection consists of cross-back chairs and matching tables in lightweight aluminium; and Garda is a collection of minimalist outdoor furniture, combining simple square-section black powder-coated steel tubes with slatted hardwood tops.
Price Toulon, from £75; Garda, from £95
Beckleberry’s blackcurrant and liquorice sorbet
Beckleberry’s has launched its first tubbed dessert, a blackcurrant and liquorice sorbet. The sorbet, which is rich in potassium, iron, vitamin B and antioxidants, and liquorice, is claimed to counter fatigue and exhaustion.
Price £10 per 2.5 litre tub for foodservice; 10 x 500ml tubs for retail, £3 per tub
The new Wokpaste range from Kumar’s covers iconic flavours from South-east Asia, such as hoisin, sweet and sour, Szechuan and teriyaki. Each 870ml bottle can flavour 9kg of food.
Price From £10.99 per 870ml bottle
Delicious Ideas Food Group has launched #SNACKBOOST – a portion controlled snack range in its branded formats: Healthyideas, Deliciousideas and Snackideas. The range conforms to NHS CQUIN guidelines and is gluten- wheat- and sugar-free as well as being vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
Price From 22p per pack – 48 to a case
Chapel Down Kit’s Coty range
Chapel Down has launched three new wines from its single vineyard estate under the Kit’s Coty label. Kit’s Coty Coeur de Cuvée 2013 (12% ABV) is fermented and matured in French oak for seven months; Kit’s Coty Blanc de Blancs 2013 (12% ABV) is a refined sparkling wine matured in barrels before being left to age on its lees for three years; and Kit’s Coty Chardonnay 2014 (12% ABV, RRP £29.99) has aromas of melon and peach.
Price Kit’s Coty Coeur de Cuvée 2013 £52.99; Kit’s Coty Blanc de Blancs £22.99; and Kit’s Coty Chardonnay £18.08
Speciality Breads has launched Sabarosa Flatbreads. The breads are docked (a form of slashing the bread to prevent cracking) by hand and made using 100% British Red Tractor-certified flour and premium Kentish rapeseed oil. Flavours include chimichurri sabarosa and sourdough sabarosa.
Price About 70-80p per flatbread