A look at the latest food, drink and equipment to hit the market
Vanier gluten-free desserts
Thomas Ridley Foodservice has six new gluten-free desserts created by Vanier Desserts and exclusive to the Country Range Group, including a Chocolate Coronet Pavlova, an Iced Lemon Meringue, a Mango and Passion Fruit Cheesecake and a Raspberry Pavlova.
Price 10 Iced Lemon Meringues, £20.51
Meredith & Drew biscuits
Biscuit manufacturer Meredith & Drew was founded by William Meredith and William George Drew in Shadwell, London, in 1830, and by 1946 it was advertising itself as “Britain’s biggest biscuit bakers”. Now the brand has been brought back to life by Bidfood, with four biscuit varieties: Marvellous Milk Choc Chip Cookie, Wonderful White Choc Chip Cookie, Scrumptious Shortie Swirl, and Irresistible Oat Crunch.
Price 100 mini packs, £15.99
Nisbets’ Polar Cold Rooms
The new Polar Cold Rooms range from Nisbets is suitable for both indoor and outdoor operation in ambient temperatures of up to 43°C. The units are made up of 80mm-thick panels that can be built into various configurations, with a slow-close door to prevent slamming.
Price from £4,200
Pidy gluten-free tartelettes
Pidy has launched a 4cm gluten-free neutral tartelette, featuring thin pastry and straight sides.
Price Case of 96 tarts, £27
Pantheon’s TM5 mixer
Pantheon’s TM5 is a compact, five-litre stand mixer with three aluminium attachments: a whisk for liquid ingredients; a beater for creaming butter and sugar or making batters; and a dough hook.
Williams’ Chef’s Drawer
The Chef’s Drawer from Williams is a stackable refrigerated drawer unit with R290 refrigerant, available as either a fridge or a freezer. The Chef’s Drawer accepts 2/1 GN pans, up to 150mm deep, and offers a capacity of up to 94 litres. The fridge version can be adjusted between 1°C and 4°C, while the freezer offers a temperature range of -18°C to -21°C.
Price HWCD1 (fridge), £2,400; LWCD1 (freezer), £2,700
Brindisa frozen churros
Brindisa’s frozen churros come in foodservice trays containing 12 pieces. The precooked churros can be heated in the oven in just four minutes and are best served sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, or with crushed nuts.
Price Case of 14 packs, £21.25