A look at the latest food, drink and equipment to hit the market.
There’s a new collection of Rubicon Street Drinks on the block, comprising four flavours inspired by recipes from around the world. Sharbat is a traditional Turkish combination of pomegranate and rose; Agua Fresca comprises watermelon, lime and mint; Indian-inspired Nimbu Pani includes lemon, cumin and mint; and African influences are found in Bissap, with hibiscus and ginger.
Price 79p per can. Available in cases of 12
Diageo has launched a dairy-free Baileys Almande to the on-trade, allowing licensees to capitalise on the growing demand for dairy-free products, a sector currently valued at £400m. The new vegan variant blends the nutty flavours of sweet almond oil and almond essence with vanilla.
Price From £20
Brakes has launched its Winter Collection 2018/19. Main courses include vegetarian pumpkin and sage tortelloni, and vegan options such as lentil and chickpea dhal, and butternut and lentil wellington. The desserts range features a vegan blackcurrant bavarois and a gluten-free and vegan raspberry and frangipane tart.
Prices Lentil and chickpea dhal, £52.09 for a case of 24; and raspberry and frangipane tart, £15.99 for 14 single portions
Stokes Tea & Coffee has launched the Ovopur water filter. The curvaceous Limoges porcelain filter features an award-winning design that is gravity-fed, portable and does not need electricity or plumbing. It uses Aquacristal filters, which neutralise the taste of tap water and reduce the need for plastic water bottles.
Price £495, including one Aquacristal filter
Walkers Shortbread has announced a new range of single-serve snack packs for the out of home and foodservice sectors. The individually wrapped variants, which include dark chocolate and ginger biscuits and a Viennese vanilla bean swirl, come in cases of 60 or 100.
Prices Granola chocolate chip biscuit, £16.80; oat and raspberry biscuit, £16.80; Viennese vanilla bean swirl, £25.60; milk chocolate and hazelnut biscuit, £21.60; and dark chocolate and ginger biscuit, £21.60
Polar Monkeys has announced the launch of Chairman IPA. Part of the Theodor Schiøtz Brewing Company, brewed in Odense, Denmark, Chairman IPA offers a well-balanced American-style IPA with a refreshing taste and hoppy aroma. Available in stubby bottles or 20-litre kegs for draught service.
Price 24 x 330ml, £35.16
Panasonic has launched the NE-1878, a professional microwave with inverter technology, which enables faster, more even cooking, is better for defrosting food and uses less energy. It’s lighter, by a whopping 12kg, compared to its predecessor, the PanasonicNE-1853, which lowers shipping costs and means it is more portable and easier to move for cleaning.
Price From £1,249