Amore di Gelato launches two new flavours

By Noli Dinkovski

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The company has added grape and Amaretti flavours to its range of premium ice creams.

Amaretti Amaretto is a combination of Amaretti biscuits and almond-flavoured liqueur, while Amore di Gelato grape is made up from a blend of red grape sorbet and white grape ice cream, along with additional real pieces of grape.

Both flavours have been specially developed for chefs, following what Amore di Gelato believed was a growing interest for new, modern flavours.

Targeted at gastropubs, casual dining outlets and fine dining restaurants, managing director Mike Godwin said the company is always looking to push the boundaries of ice cream innovation and create products "that have that wow-factor".

He explained: "All Amore di Gelato products are specially-created for menus that inspire, using knowledge and insight to ensure they are filling a gap in the market rather than just being ‘another’ ice cream."

Godwin added: "Grape is a hugely popular theme within the modern dessert menu, and creating a versatile ice cream of this flavour was an obvious development for our range."


Go nuts for wasabi snack

A London-based independent supplier has launched a new range of nuts made from real wasabi.

The brainchild of Ollie Gammell, Nutsu wasabi nuts have quickly a gained a foothold in the market and are now available in 400 outlets throughout the UK.

Two years in development, Gammell said the product’s USP is that they are made from real wasabi, as opposed to horseradish – the main ingredient used in a number of other wasabi nuts.

His company, UK Bar Snacks, took two years to develop the product and Gammell said initial feedback from bar managers had been "amazing".

He explained: "We were bored of the usual crisps and nuts, and other wasabi peanuts just didn’t cut the mustard, so we set out on an epic journey to create the ultimate wasabi peanut, and after two years we cracked it."

Gammell added: "The delicious, sweet and salty flavour and big wasabi kick of the nuts are a great accompaniment to beer, and the thin coating isn't too filling so customers can keep drinking."

With a one-year shelf life, the nuts are available in nitrogen-filled foil 40g packets of 30 for £15.

For new customers, a 12-packet display strip is available for £5. Recommended retail price is £1.20, offering a GP of 50%.

Around 10% of all profits made by UK Bar Snacks go to charity.


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