During September and with a background of World and European Economic negativity, most Commodity markets eased down.
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This months receipes are simple but effective uses of Pidy Gourmet products.
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This months featured products come frome Luker Cacao, using "cacao fino de aroma"
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We have lots of exciting new products this month
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"The Doctors"
Don't forget to ask"The Chocolate Doctor" or the "Ingredients Doctor" to answer your questions.


Click here to access details of Chocolate Courses that HB Ingredients can recommend.
The Callebaut Chocolate Academy have published their 2011-2012 prospectus.




Price and Mallow Update

As per the last Newsletter, prices increased with effect from 1st October for:-

Fondants, Syrups, Mallows and some Nuts & Dried Fruits.

The Mallow situation is very difficult, following a fire which destroyed most of the Astra production facility in Holland last month. However they have been able to outsource some production, so we do expect to resume some sort of normal availability for Mini Mallows shortly. Micro Mallows are unavailable for the time being - watch this space for news….

DGF Industries France

From the 1st September 2011, HB Ingredients, www.hbingredients.co.uk, have been appointed as DGF Industries France's sole distributor for England and Wales. There will be a three months transition period, until 1st January 2012, where the previous distributor, will also be stocking DGF products.

We are establishing a core range of products that we will hold in stock, enabling us to give our usual next day delivery service on these products. However we are able to offer the whole DGF range of products, with a delivery time of about 10 days on non-stock products. Over the coming months we will be adding to our core range, depending on our customers' requirements.

DGF Industries is the world leader in the creation, marketing and distribution of high quality ingredients for culinary professionals. It was founded and has established a first class reputation based on culinary expertise, as exemplified by the quality and depth of its product range.

This range consists of speciality and basic ingredients for the Food Service sector and artisanal users. They also have a large range of products suitable for larger and multi-national manufacturers.

Our initial core range will include:

Trimoline - Silicone Baking Mats - Piping Bags - Nappage Glaze - Spray Wax - Seeds - Snow Icing Powder - Pectins - Sorbitol and other Powders and Gums.

Restaurant Show 2011

To announce our appointment as DGF's sole distributor for England and Wales we will be exhibiting at this years Restaurant Show to be held at Earls Court 1 from 10th - 12th October.

Click here to order your free entry to the show.


Halloween Ideas

Use Callebaut coloured and flavoured callets to create your halloween figures and bars.

For full product details put these product codes into the "Quick Search" on our website:

Lemon Flavoured Easimelt 2.5kg Product Code: BC.LEM2.5
Orange Flavoured Easimelt 2.5kg Product Code: BC.ORA2.5

Strawberry Flavoured Easimelt 2.5kg Product Code: BC.STR2.5

ILO(International Labout Office)and the Chocolate and Cocoa Industry Forge New Partnership to Combat Child Labour in West Africa.

Eight companies in the chocolate and cocoa industry – ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, Incorporated, and Nestlé – have pledged US $2 million to a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the International Labour Office (ILO) to combat child labour in cocoa growing communities in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. Read the full article.............

Why Fairtrade is an Unfair Deal

Buying Fairtrade products may make consumers feel good, but in reality they amount to a PC-form of bonded labour. Read the full article............

Vantage House Machine Rental

Vantage House have been supplying Machines for the Chocolate industry since 1985 but now they have added a new option….


You can now hire a ChocoVision Automatic Tempering machine from as little as £75 per week, If you decide to purchase the machine after a rental then half of the rental price will be discounted from the original machine price!!

Now you really can try before you buy, or simply use this offer to increase production for a short period….

Click here for full details….



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