Now in its 5th year, lunch! is widely recognised as the ‘must attend’ event for professional buyers and press representatives looking get the scoop on all the latest out of home food and drink trends and get an exclusive preview of new products being launched on to the UK market. The following is just a taste of the speciality drinks on show this year.
The UK's leading independent coffee roaster Matthew Algie will be launching its first single 1kg bags of filter coffee – along with a host of new Espresso Warehouse products, from muffins and popcorn to a new brew bar and diner mug. Visitors to stand L4 will also be able to sample a number of new Suki tea products; including the Suki gift set, the first triple certified tea, and two new flavours of retail tea. During the two-day exhibition, Matthew Algie will also open the doors to their London coffee school, which is permanently based within the Business Design Centre. Enjoy cupping sessions, filter bar tastings, coffee clinics and much more!
Kokoa Collection will be launching four new products on stand IZ-36 in lunch!’s Innovation Zone. These include a new single origin Fairtrade hot chocolate from Peru, a Fairtrade version of its popular white hot chocolate, as well as a flaked version of its 70% from Ecuador to be used as a sprinkle garnish on chocolate and cappuccinos. Due to popular customer demand, they will also be showcasing its first stock of a 12 fl oz size of its attractive double-walled glasses, with sustainable teak serving trays.
First time exhibitor Bradley’s Juices (Innovation Zone, stand IZ-38) will be showcasing its range of fabulous award-winning drinks at lunch! 2012. Based at Box Bush Farm in rural Somerset, Bradley’s Juices specialise in producing single variety apple juices using traditional English apples. Recent launches include Bradley’s Quench range of traditional still lemonade, brewed ginger beer, cranberry and apple juice, cherry juice and elderflower pressé.
Breckland Orchard will be launching an exciting new flavour on stand U213 at lunch!. New Plum & Cherry joins their seven other delicious varieties of Posh Pop to create a virtual orchard of English-inspired tastes. All are gently carbonated and available in 275 ml bottles – perfect for on the go consumption. In keeping with its ‘small is beautiful’ ethos, Breckland Orchard drinks are not available in the Top 4 supermarkets (or Waitrose!).
Kidd’s Orange Red is set to join Maynard House Orchards Apple Juice’s Great Taste Gold award-winning range ahead of this year’s harvest (Innovation Zone, stand IZ-28). The Kidd’s Orange Red is a dessert apple, similar in size to a Cox but redder in colour, which produces a sweeter juice with greater complexity and depth of flavour. The variety was created in 1924 by J.H Kidd in New Zealand, who crossed the Cox’s Orange Pippin with the Red Delicious. The hybrid was then brought back to the UK in 1931 by Frederick E. Williamson, the grandfather of Clive Williamson who is the current owner. Maynard House Orchards is an exclusively on-trade product, available in cases of 24 x 240ml bottles.
Distributor Serbian Natural Food (Innovation Zone, stand IZ-29) will be unveiling some new additions to the Foodland 100% natural range at this year’s lunch!. Foodland’
MUNE (Innovation Zone, stand IZ-2) will be introducing its recently launched MUNE HEALTHY WATER (winner of Best New Drink Product at The Natural & Organic Awards in April 2012). Each 500ml bottle contains two 250ml servings and 50% of the recommended daily allowance of seven vitamins and zinc, keeping consumers healthy and hydrated. Other products in the MUNE 100% natural range include MUNE HEALTHY BOOST for concentrated daily immune support. Each 50ml boost contains 100% of the RDA of seven vitamins, zinc, beta glucan, and prebiotics. Available in two mouth-watering flavours: Original (Montmorency cherry, black elderberry, lemon, ginger, and manuka honey 10+) and Revive (pineapple, coconut, lemongrass, and agave nectar).
Devon based company Rocks Drinks, famous for its dilutable squashes and cordials, has launched a new range of Ready to Drink Spring Water Juice Drinks in 500ml Long Life PET. Made without the use of phoney flavours, crazy colours, preservatives and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, the products retail at between £1.69-1.89/
Kimbo UK will be inviting lunch! visitors to sample their fabulous and authentic Neapolitan espresso blends this 20-21 September. Visit stand 313 to see demonstrations of their coffee machine ranges, which include traditional espresso, twin group capsule systems, and fully automatic bean to cup systems. With engaging and free crockery, sales support and exceptional barista training, the company encourages UK caterers to trade up to the real Italian experience and capitalise on the profits to be made from top class coffee.
With an abundance of health benefits, and great taste, coconut water is fast becoming a popular choice of soft drink across the globe and now the UK is joining the race with Go Coco 100% natural coconut water. Launched in 2011, Go Coco’s fan base is on the up, including Team GB sprinter James Ellington. The company recently won two 2-star Gold awards in the Great Taste Awards 2012 for both its natural and pineapple flavoured coconut waters. Unlike other brands on the market, Go Coco uses Thailand’s young, green coconuts, specifically chosen for their distinct vanilla, nutty flavour, and is packaged in a in a re-sealable, plastic bottle, which is ideal for use at the gym or on the go (Innovation Zone, stand IZ-4).
Alibi PRETOX (stand 312) is applauded by the trade as one of the tastiest soft drinks in its own right, it's even been congratulated by Waitrose for its good looks! But it's so much more. An innovation in recipe and delivery, and it is potentially revolutionary – changing the nation's soft drinking habits. Alibi PRETOX is encouraging a proactive approach to daily health by preparing and protecting the body with enhanced levels of nutrition.
lunch!, will take place at the new venue of Business Design Centre, Islington, London, on 20-21 September 2012. To register for a free trade pass, please visit https://secure.smartregister.co.uk/
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