Posted: 09/08/2021

Speciality & Fine Food Fair: Product focus

After nearly two years, the fine food & drink sector’s biggest trade event returns to London’s Olympia in September. Visitors heading to Speciality & Fine Food Fair can expect to find a raft of new products as lockdown-inspired NPD comes to fruition. We round up a few new lines you can expect to find at Olympia on 6th-7th September.

French cornichon producer Maison Marc is bringing a pickle caviar to the table. The tangy, aromatic pickle is made from gherkins that are grown, handpicked and bottled by Maison Marc in Burgundy, without any herbicides, pesticides, or preservatives.

Rora Dairy produces small-batch organic milk and live-culture yogurts on its family farm in Aberdeenshire. Locally sourced fruit and honey feature in the range, which includes Blueberry, Raspberry, Honey, Fudge and Traditional Greek-style varieties.

Mama Dolce, the brainchild of lawyer and allergy sufferer Jane Visram, is a newcomer to the free-from ice cream space. All six of its flavours are free from dairy, nuts, eggs, soya, wheat and gluten and made using sustainably sourced natural ingredients.

Victor Tardieu has resurrected a family recipe for a Trinidadian pepper sauce to accompany meats, fish and vegetables, and is launching it in three different strengths: Seriously Hot, Medium Hot and Mild. Marketed under the Authentic Products brand, the sauce is made from Scotch Bonnet peppers, herbs and spices, which are blended rather than cooked to bring out the natural flavour of the ingredients.

The Fresh Fish Shop is launching a new range of Loch Duart smoked salmon that is completely traceable from farm to fork. The fish is sourced from an RSPCA approved farm where fish swim and shoal freely. Loch Duart also holds the French ‘Label Rouge’ and has been accredited by Friend of the Sea. The salmon comes in various retail pack sizes, ranging from 100g to 1kg.

Uncle Ernie’s Rum Co is building on the success of its Rum Punch with the launch of a Rum Cocktail at the Speciality & Fine Foods Fair. A 5% ABV blend of Caribbean rum, natural fruit flavours and spices, the beverage comes in a slimline 250ml can (wholesale price £14.99 per case of 12). Look out for free samples of the cocktail and punch in your VIP bags.

Launching this September, The Wild Hare Group’s Ben & Poppy ready-meal range is aimed at children aged between four and 10 years old. Featuring recipes such as Butternut Squash Curry, Cheesy Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower and Slow Braised Beef, the range combines child-friendly portions and presentation with an emphasis on animal welfare, sustainability and nutritional credentials. The range will be distributed by The Cress Co. 

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