Bidvest Foodservice has unveiled its Christmas portfolio for this year's festive season, with more than 80 new products to enable operators to plan ahead for Christmas.
As well as mince pies, turkey and pigs in blankets, the range includes new innovative items to tap into popular and emerging fashions, such as the growing trend for alcohol-infused products. The Premium Selection popping Prosecco and lemon cheesecake and gin and lavender parfait cater directly for this consumer demand. The Farmstead apricot and cranberry chipolatas and Cumberland and ginger stuffing balls wrapped in streaky bacon offer unique twists on classic Christmas recipes.
Bidvest Foodservice has recently acquired Yarde Farm, a super-premium brand of ice-creams. Specially developed for Christmas, Yarde Farm will offer a range of festive flavours including cinnamon crunch, ginger, and crisp apple sorbet and elderflower sorbet.
With the trend for sharing platters showing no sign of slowing down, there are items from baked Camembert and cranberry compote in three cheese pastry and Everyday Favourites cheese and pickle bites, to Sheltie seeded Atlantic salmon fillet goujons and Amaretti brownie bites.
Gail Bridgeman, Bidvest Foodservice campaign and activation manager, said: "As well as offering the popular Christmas recipes, it is important for operators to cater for varying consumer demands, from meat free options for vegetarians to new and indulgent products. Through the company's specialist drinks division, ViVAS, the beverages within our Christmas brochure have been carefully selected to provide something for all tastes."
The Bidvest Foodservice Christmas collection is available from September.
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