IMPORTANT PRICE INFORMATION
2008 has been a unique year, in that we have seen:-
- A step change in the value of Sterling,
- Serious increases in most basic Agricultural & therefore end Food products
- The most significant Financial crisis since the 1920's
Since late 2007, Chocolate prices have risen by around 28%, which reflect the currency changes and also the increase in the Cocoa Market experienced during the year.
Pricing for Jan-June 2009
Belgian made chocolate from both Barry Callebaut and Belcolade - Plain chocolate prices are increasing by a small amount and Milk & White chocolate is decreasing by around 5%.
Cacao Barry - up slightly for Plain and down slightly for White & Milk
Barry-Callebaut UK made chocolate - increasing, Plain by up to 12% and White and Milk by up to 5% - this increase is a ‘catch up' due to the previously hedged Euro/£ position earlier this year.
El Rey - prices are increasing, largely because of the strength of the US dollar.
Organic chocolate is reducing by more than 10%.
Another victim of the strong $ are Organic Sugars, which are increasing from December 1st by a further £80 per tonne
Please contact us if you have any specific queries and we will be delighted to discuss these with you. PLEASE NOTE we will have the new Price Lists available by mid next week...
Semi – Finished Hollow Moulded Figures
We also now have access to a wide range of Machine made and also Hand moulded Figures and Eggs. These are ‘bulk packed' in cases, so just require some fancy re-packing and ribboning etc before sale. Perfect if you don't have the time or moulds to make your own. These are ‘brought in to order' products, so maybe a bit late for this Christmas, but we are intending to stock a range of half Easter Eggs and some bunnies etc early next year.
Please contact us for more details...
We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed by Food Design to distribute their range of Inclusions and Decor products, these include Toffee, Cinder Toffee (Honeycomb), Fudge, & Truffle Pieces, plus chocolate or fat coated versions, as well as natural coloured and/or flavoured sugar.
We will establish stocks of a basic range during November. www.food-design.co.uk
Nougat Products – NOW IN STOCK!!!!
Also we will shortly have stock of Nougat Pieces and also Granulated Nougat from a long established family firm in Belgium.
The Almond Nougat Pieces (Napolitains) are packed c.530pieces in 4kilo boxes and each weigh around 8 grams – so are perfect for enrobing or dipping to include as part of your range, and also a great dip for Fountains. £7.75 PER KILO
The Granulated Almond & Honey Nougat is 3mm or less and when mixed in a centre, or even just mixed with chocolate like a ‘Cluster' adds taste & texture. Also great in Ice Cream or just used as a ‘sprinkle' on desserts, cakes etc. Packed in 1kilo bags, 6 to a case. £6.75 PER KILO
..............BETTER PRICES FOR MIXED PALLET CUSTOMERS...............
End of Year Arrangements
Monday 22nd – Last day for despatches, deadline for next day delivery at 1300hours.
Tuesday 23rd – Normal hours
Wednesday 24th – Closed [But picking up & responding to e-mails & urgent phone messages]
Christmas Day 25th – Closed
Boxing Day 26th – Closed
Monday 29th – Closed [But picking up & responding to e-mails & urgent phone messages]
Tuesday 30th – Closed [But picking up & responding to e-mails & urgent phone messages]
Wednesday 31st – Closed [But picking up & responding to e-mails & urgent phone messages]
New Years Day 1st – Closed
Friday 2nd – Normal hours
HB Ingredients CRM(Customer Relationship Management)
To further enhance our ability to give a first class service to all of our customers we have recently commissioned a CRM(Customer Relationship Management) system. This will enable us to more effectivly manage each of our customers individual requirements. As with any system it is only as good as the information that it contains, therefore our customer service team will be updating our records with you when you next place an order.
The World Chocolate Masters
We thought you would like to see in more detail the 5 showpiece's from the World Chocolate Masters UK Finals, please click on the images below to see them full size: