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Royal Opera House launches Swan Lake inspired afternoon tea
In celebration of Swan Lake returning to the stage, the Royal Opera House is once again taking the magic of the ballet from the stage to the table with its latest ballet-inspired afternoon tea. The Swan Lake afternoon tea will run Thursdays-Saturdays from 12th March – 18th April 2020 and will serve an assortment of savoury and sweet treats for both adults and children, inspired by Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, from inside the fifth floor Piazza restaurant. The afternoon tea will also feature live performances by a Royal Ballet pianist.
The opening act will feature a selection of savouries that showcase the best of the season’s flavours, such as Glazed Gammon, Grain Mustard Butter and Pickled Gherkin on Granary Bread and Severn and Wye Smoked Salmon Pin Wheel on Pumpernickel Bread. After an intermission of Warm Scones with Jam and Clotted Cream, the spotlight will then fall on a range of sweets that are inspired by Swan Lake’s infamous characters. The offering will include a White Swan Macaron with Chocolate Wings and a Black Swan Currant and Cassis Cheesecake, with the addition of Hazelnut and Toasted Marshmallow Choux Puffs for adults and Lemon and Toasted Marshmallow Choux Puffs for children.
Crem’s “EX3” espresso range wins “iF DESIGN AWARD” 2020
Welbilt has announced that the latest model in its leading range of Crem professional group espresso machines, the EX3, has been named a winner in the highly prestigious, iF Design Award 2020. Pitched as suited to any commercial outlet that takes their coffee offering seriously, the EX3 is a stylish and fully customisable range of machines that can be specified to cope with varying demands.
Anders Bäckström, Field Marketing Manager for Crem UK & Ireland, commented, “78 international design experts from more than 20 countries selected the élite winners from a list of over 7,000 entries, and from 56 nations. Crem is honoured that the EX3 was selected by the independent jury to be one of the best designed products in 2020 and thrilled that the high standards of construction and aesthetics that Crem instils across all is products, has been recognised by such a prestigious organisation.”
Purity Soft Drinks launches JUICEBURST VITAMIN WATER
Birmingham-based Purity Soft Drinks has launched its new JUICEBURST™ VITAMIN WATER. The three-drink range is fortified with added B-vitamins and BCAA’s (branched chain amino acids). The range allows the company to expand into the growing functional drink’s category.
Carly Pacheco, Purity’s Senior Brand Manager, said, “This is a really exciting time for Purity Soft Drinks and the new JUICEBURST™ VITAMIN WATER range. We know the protein boom of 2017/2018 opened the door for a market shift towards ‘HEALTHY PLUS’ with more consumers taking an active interest in products that have fortified ingredients. Fortified foods are in 6% growth year on year, 8% ahead of the conventional counterpart categories. Purity Drinks identified this as an opportunity to develop a new range to enter the emerging fortified and functional soft drink market”
With no added sugar, artificial colours, flavourings or sweeteners and under 50 calories a bottle, JUICEBURST™ VITAMIN WATER is available in 3 flavours, all in 500ml bottles, covering 3 clear consumer need states.
Immunity – Orange & Pomelo Immunity Booster containing 100% RDA of vitamins B6 and B12
Fatigue – Cherry and Berry Fatigue Fighter containing 100% RDA of vitamins B3, B6 and B12
Energy – Apple & Kiwi Go Getter with 100% RDA of vitamins B6, Niacin(B3) and B12
Shmoo help operators tap into the booming pink drink trend with new thick milkshake flavour
Thickshake brand, Shmoo, has added a new flavour to its range - Raspberry White Chocolate, combining the distinctive sharp and sweet flavour of raspberries with silky smooth white chocolate.
Karen Green, Marketing Manager at Aimia Foods, said, “ Not only does Shmoo’s Raspberry White Chocolate thickshake taste amazing, but when blended to instruction and styled by a caterer with a sophisticated eye, this delicious new flavour can be easily transformed into a pretty and pink masterpiece which is worthy of further fuelling the thriving pink-drink trend. To create an on-trend Raspberry White Chocolate freak shake for example, caterers simply need to stack their Shmoo thickshake with complimentary pink and white toppings such as whipped cream, raspberries, sweets and hundreds and thousands. For extra freakshake pizzazz, slot a pink iced ring doughnut at the top of the jam jar.”