We must apologise for the late arrival of our monthly Newsletter, but we wanted to include the results of the UK heat of the World Chocolate Masters, held yesterday, 6th October at The Restaurant Show. Please see our "Article of the Month" below.
Milk Powders/Dairy Product Contamination
In recent weeks you have no doubt heard of the Milk Powder contamination problem in China. We would like to confirm that since 2002, the Import of any Chinese Dairy Ingredients into the EU has been banned. So we can categorically assure all our customers that all Dairy, including Dairy products that are produced within the EU, are completely free of risk. The only Dairy Product including products that we sell that originate from outside the EU are the ICOA White and CAOBA Milk Venezuelan chocolate, and we have a written Statement from Chocolates El Rey, that these products are not, and have never been, made from Milk Powders from China or the Far East.
Individual manufacturers statements are available on request.
Edible Gold & Silver Products
We are delighted to announce that we have recently been able to open a new source of these products at very competitive prices! These include:-
23ct Gold Leaf – 25leaves/book 80x80mm
150mg 23ct Gold Flakes/Petals with tweezers and bamboo stick – ideal decorations
80mg 23ct Gold Powder in a Shaker Pot
Silver Leaf – 25leaves/book 80x80mm
500mg Silver Flakes/Petals with tweezers and bamboo stick – ideal decorations
1gram Silver Powder in Shaker Pot
Our prices for this range are available on line, and Mixed Pallet customers can also benefit from much lower prices! Click here for full details.
Also we will shortly have stock of fantastic Nougat Pieces and also Granulated Nougat from a long established family firm in Belgium, Carlier.
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.
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.
We are pleased to annouce that we have appointed Chris Hawkins as our Sales Agent to cover the South West and Wales. Chris has an indepth knowledge of the ingredients industry, having previously worked for Garrett Ingredients, Napier Brown and Milk Link. Chris will be delighted to come and see you to discuss your requirements.
His contact details are:
Tel: 01454 615400
Mob: 0796 8899713
3rd October 2008