Figure drop: packaged cider value also fell by 5.3%

Packaged cider volumes flop

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators should widen their draught cider offer after volume sales of packaged cider saw a fall of 9.3% since last year, new figures have revealed.

Absolut cocktail: the Porn Star Martini

In association with Pernod Ricard UK

Make the perfect Porn Star Martini

By Nicholas Robinson

There is nothing quite like a Porn Star Martini. Not only do you combine the freshness of passion fruit and pineapple with the richness of vanilla, wrapped up in a hit of vodka, you also get another drink on the side.

What to do with truffles: 6 tips to make them go further

6 ways to make black truffles go further

By Nicholas Robinson

They are potentially the most expensive fungi known to man, with prices regularly exceeding £30 per gram, but there are ways to extend the use of truffles beyond thinly shaving them over a dish.

Hooper’s enters RTS market with its Dandelion and Burdock fruit brew


Hooper’s enters RTS sector

By Nikkie Sutton

Drinks brand Hooper’s is set to penetrate the ready-to-serve (RTS) can sector with its leading flavour, Dandelion and Burdock.

Life is too short to not indulge yourself in great drinks

Less isn't always more

By Jessica Mason

Honesty and transparency in drinks creation is important, but so is the skill of a good blend. It is something that has been overlooked for some time. Why? Because, these days, we’re a bit suspicious of anything rogue. Is there horse meat in it? Nuts?...

The Cracker Drinks Co premium range of adult soft drinks ‘Blended’

Adult soft drinks

New range of adult soft drinks launched

By Michelle Perrett

The Cracker Drinks Co has launched a new premium range of adult soft drinks called the ‘Blended’ range.

August soft drink round-up

August soft drinks round-up

August soft drink round-up

By Laurie Macdonald

The essential round-up of soft drinks launches and news from August.

Burts is now using Cornish sea salt


Burts switches to local salt for crisps

By Noli Dinkovski

Burts Chips has strengthened its provenance credentials by switching to locally-sourced salt in its top-selling crisp flavour.

New coffee-flavoured vodka launched

Diageo releases Smirnoff Espresso in the UK

By Robyn Black

Coffee-flavoured Smirnoff will be hitting shelves next month, as brand owner Diageo looks to match the success of the flavoured vodka segment in US, where it accounts for 18% of the total vodka category.

Kent crisps: new oyster and vinegar flavour

The world is Kent Crisps' oyster

By Michelle Perrett

Posh crisps have been all the rage for a while but new brand Kent Crisps is taking things to a whole new level with its new Oyster & Vinegar...

Whitbread brands add soup to menu

Whitbread pubs add low-salt soups to menu

By Lesley Foottit

A number of Whitbread brands have introduced a variety of lower salt soups to their menus. Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill and Table Table now offer...

McCoys: UBUK promotions

UBUK promotions lined up for 2011

By Robyn Black

United Biscuits has unveiled a raft of promotions and activities for 2011, including a new tie-up between Hula Hoops and Britain's Got Talent.

New products

New products

l Schöller Ice Cream has extended its range of tortes from French manufacturer Christophe Delmotte. Nine new Delmotte individual portion desserts...

A perfect match

A perfect match

There's quite a buzz around beer and food combinations in food circles at the moment. More and more consumers are coming to appreciate the full range...