Posted: 30/08/2020

Product focus: The September showcase

Speciality & Fine Food Fair was due to take place this month, but, with the risks of coronavirus still present, the decision to postpone the event until 2021 was taken.

However, Speciality & Fine Food Fair and Fine Food Digest both acknowledged that buyers must continue to discover new, innovative products. We hope this month’s series of product showcases goes some way to inspiring and uncovering a gem to stock in your retail outlets in the not-too-distant future.

OGGS claims to have cracked egg-free, plant-based cooking and baking – with the UK’s first ready-to-pour, patented liquid egg alternative: OGGS® Aquafaba. The ambient, long-life product comes in 200ml cartons (RRP £1.99) and will also soon be available in 500ml for foodservice and 5-litre buckets (early 2021).

Presented in 500ml bottles, Boucha Kombucha is pitched as a non-alcoholic alternative to white wine. “Organic, zesty and delicately sparkling”, the drink is created by artisan brewers using natural concentrates of gooseberry and quince. The producer says it should suit non-drinkers, designated drivers and the sober-curious alike.

Nottingham-based craft sauce brand Sauce Shop has launched a range of drizzles to join its hot sauces, ketchups and mayos. Honey Sriracha Drizzle and Maple Habanero Drizzle are available in cases of 6x150ml for £13.80 and £16.80 respectively (RRP £2.99-£3.99, £3.99-£4.99).

The full range of charcuterie from serial Great Taste winner, Capreolus, is now available in 100% recyclable packs with new branding for each product – inspired by the geology of the producer’s Jurassic Coast location. Many of its products, like the Sharing Platter, are ambient and suitable to post as gifts or put into a hamper.

Clootie McToot Dumplings creates the traditional Scottish dessert in a range of flavours, including Gluten & Dairy Free, Whiskey & Orchard Fruit, Plum & Gin, and Date & Cherry – as well as ‘Make Your Own’ dumpling kits. Wholesale prices range from £5.95 for a 400g dumpling (RRP £8.50-£10.50) to £10.50 for an 800g dumpling (RRP £15-£18.50).

English Tea Shop has re-launched its loose tea in new fully compostable 80g caddies. The outer packaging is made from boxboard and the transparent inner pouch is made of GMO-free cellulose fibre. The caddy ensures the freshness of the tea by acting as a bag tightener. A case (6x80g) costs £19.50-£24.00 (RRP £8.99-£9.99).

Wild and Game’s new range of game burgers and sausages offers a premium alternative to your average barbeque fare. These new products are the latest addition to a growing range, which is supplied frozen, making it possible to enjoy game all year round, not just in game season.

Read the latest edition of Fine Food Digest here

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