A look at the latest food, drink and equipment to hit the market.
Victor’s Evolution display fridges
Victor’s Evolution range is designed for hospitality and retail display, with 300mm, 600mm and 900mm units in hot, ambient and chilled versions for assisted and self-service applications. The units come with a choice of stainless steel, coated steel, coloured plastic or wood laminate base fascia, and include LED lighting and rear door configurations.
Price Refrigerated from £5,700, heated from £4,000
Supermalt is now available in a 300ml can that retains its vibrant red packaging. It is designed to help operators tap into the non-alcoholic beverage market and it can be used as a mixer on a spirit, cocktail or mocktail menu. It is packed with added B vitamins and has a sweet malt flavour with hints of caramel and a kick of liquorice.
Price £13.69 for a case of 24 cans
French cookware manufacturer Cristel has launched a professional range of saucepans, stewpots, large cooking pots, shallow sauté pans and frying pans. The five-ply fabrication process uses a layered combination of 18/10 stainless steel, aluminium and induction-capable stainless steel.
Price From £57 for the 16cm frying pan
Snackamolé avocado dip
Snackamolé is a grab-and-go avocado snack from UK-based Born Tasty, containing low-fat popped chickpea and potato chips made in England and an avocado dip. The ethically sourced Hass avocados are processed in Mexico using a cold pasteurisation technique that retains the colour and flavour of the fruit and its nutrients.
Price £10.20 for a box of six snacks
Taumata Sauvignon Blanc
Specialist beer and wine importer Morgenrot is offering Taumata Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay. The new white wine from the North Island is a rounder, more floral Sauvignon Blanc and is suitable for vegetarians.
Price £39 for a case of six
Converter mini combi steamers
Converter has launched a generation of Convotherm mini combi steamers with two newly designed user interfaces: easyTouch and Standard, both of which are surrounded by a modern black control panel and a metallic body. An expanded observation window allows operators to check on food cooking within the unit without having to open the door.
Prices From £5,250
Berry Bros & Rudd London Dry Gin
Berry Bros & Rudd has recommenced the distillation and bottling of its own-label London Dry Gin. With botanicals led by juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root and winter savory, it has a nose that hints of violet creams and a soft chalkiness, while the palate is soft with a floral slant.
Prices From around £25 per bottle
Longflint’s ‘long drinks’ are made with spirits from independent London producers combined with handmade tonics, sodas and seltzers for a range that includes Winter Spiced Pear Vodka Tonic, Ginger & Rum Fuego (brilliant with food) and Hibiscus Gin Tonic.
Price From £3.50 per bottle