HB Ingredients Newsletter No 29 July 2010


Commodity and Currency


June was also a volatile month for Cocoa Prices, which climbed again reaching multi decade highs.
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Recipe of Month


Our recipe of the month contains some ingredients that HB Ingredients supply.
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New Products


We have some exciting new products, dulce de leche, ginger extract, cherries and walnuts.

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Special Offers



"The Doctors"

"The Doctors"

Don't forget to ask"The Chocolate Doctor" or the "Ingredients Doctor" to answer your questions.


Chocolate Courses

Click here to access details of Chocolate Courses that HB Ingredients can recommend.
The Callebaut Chocolate Academy have published their 2009-2010 prospectus.






We intend to bring you a select range of "Origin" and "Origin made within Origin" chocolate, manufactured from bean to bar in the country that grows the bean.

The main focus of this website will be towards the provenance of the products, enabling our customers to know with conviction that this is ethically produced chocolate.

Please click here for more information on our new website

Chocolaterie De L'Opera

We are pleased to announce we are now the Exclusive Partner for Chocolaterie De L'Opera in the UK. We are launching our new website www.chocolateforconnoisseurs.co.uk which is where we will feature this new range. In view of this we will no longer be distributing for Valrhona.
Please click here to read full article

Luker Cacao

CasaLuker is the market leader in the Columbian Chocolate Market and produce couvertures from Cacao Fino De Aroma, which is distinguished by its aromas and its fruity & flowery flavours with nutty malt notes. The range includes three Regional varieties as well as blends from these ranges - all the chocolate range is single Origin and made in Columbia.

Casaluker is a member of the World Cocoa Foundation and is committed to the sustainability of social, economic and enviromental development of the cocoa growing communities.
Click here to see a video about the company.

We are delighted to be working with Luker Cacao as their UK agent and will be introducing this unique range in the coming weeks.

Relocating to premises in August

HB Ingredients has continually grown over the past few years and relocated to Uckfield in the summer of 2006. Initially we had a 3500 sq ft warehouse facility. But within 2 years we were bursting at the seams and took on another 3550sq ft warehouse and doubled our office facility this year.

With the knowledge that we are, yet again, outgrowing our needs, we have for the last eighteen months been trying to find suitable premises and are excited that at last we have found them.

During August, we will be moving to a new facility in Lewes, where we have a massive 14000sq ft warehouse, which with an eaves height of 7.1m, will enable us to store up to 1300 pallets. Also with over 4000sq ft of open-plan offices we will be able to include a training facility.

In additition, Lewes, being on the A27, with its connection to the A23/M23, will make it much easier for deliveries and visitors.

Supplier Summer Closures

So you can plan ahead with your ordering some of our suppliers close for a period during the summer, so it may be beneficial to plan some of your orders ahead.
Please click here for a list of summer shutdowns from our suppliers.

Appointment of New Sales Account Manager

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ian White as our new Account Manager in the West Country.

Ian, who will be based in the Taunton area, brings to HB Ingredients an in-depth knowledge of the Food Service Industry having spent the last 10 years in management positions within this sector. Prior to this he trained as a chef, becoming Head Chef of a Country House Hotel at the young age of 24 and then spending some time abroad as a Private Chef in India.

 All of this experience will enable him to assist our customers in their selection from our comprehensive product range, benefiting them to make more cost effective and original products.

During the coming months Ian will be in direct contact with those of you in the West Country, but in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact him.

Mobile: 0779 90 38 716 email: ian@hbingredients.co.uk


The major business organisations including BCC, CBI, FPB and IoD are championing the importance of paying suppliers promptly and within agreed timescales and we at HB Ingredients (Henley Bridge Ingredients Ltd) are delighted to officially become an Approved Signatory to the Code.
The Prompt Payment Code, faciliated through the Institute of Credit Management (ICM), is a key initiative designed to encourage and promote best practice between organisations and their suppliers. Organisations that sign up for the code commit to paying their suppliers within clearly definded terms and commit also to ensuring there is a proper process for dealing with any invoices that are in dispute. Suppliers, meanwhile, have the assurance that they are dealing with a customer that sees value in building longer-term, sustainable partnerships within their supply chain.
For more information and to see a list of approved Signatories, see www.promptpaymentcode.org.uk



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