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Spice Spice rubs rubs R S U P LI E P Jubilee jam HAWKSHEAD RELISH The Cumbrian business has launched a limited edition jam to commemorate the Queen’s 60th year on the throne. Hawkshead’s Jubilee Jam is made with local Lyth Valley damsons and English rose liqueur. The product comes in 227g jars with an RRP of £2.60. D EDITE CR S U P LI E P R The Highlands-based producer’s latest creations include a chilli venison chorizo, which won two gold stars at last year’s Great Taste Awards. It is available in chunks (trade £22.35/kg, RRP £34.38/kg) or 75g packs (RRP £3.95). R D EDITE CR S U P LI E P LUSCOMBE EDITE CR R AC AC Chilli venison chorizo GREAT GLEN GAME Raspberry lemonade The Devon-based drinks firm has reduced the time it takes for the raspberries to get from the bush into the press, giving its raspberry lemonade a “zingier” taste. It says that the drink, which is made with Sicilian lemons, is now fresher on the palate. Luscombe recommends serving the drink, available in 74cl S U P LI E P features a 100g bar of original creamy toffee and a 100g bar of Brazil nut toffee as well as a toffee hammer. The Union Jack emblazoned sleeve can be removed to reveal the pack’s original design, ensuring a shelf life beyond the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics. 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RRP ofTrade £4.25. cases contain Trade cases eightcontain tins and eight Cottage tins and Delight Cottagecan Delight also provide can alsoshelf provide wobblers shelf wobblers to draw to draw the customer the to the customer product. to the product. ITEE EEDDIT CCRR The latest addition to the importer and distributor’s range of Thai Taste products is a selection of dressings. All three dressings – sweet mango, chilli & garlic, and coriander, lime & chilli – come in 200ml bottles. These products, which can be used as dressings, dipping sauce or in cooking, will be available exclusively from Bespoke from May. AC D COTTAGE COTTAGE DELIGHT DELIGHT and 32cl bottles, with game terrine, smoked meat, and cheeses such as brie. R Thai dressings BESPOKE FOODS AC what's new EDITE CR D shelftalk Looking for suppliers accredited by the Guild of Fine Food? Follow the logo S U P LI E P Toffee duo WALKER’S NONSUCH The toffee maker has come up with a limited edition version of its duo hammer pack to make the most of gifting opportunities in 2012. Each patriotically decorated pack (RRP from £3) Gadsby shelving goes over to the dark side By MICK WHITWORTH R D AC Packaging and display specialist Gadsby has introduced a dark wood version of its timber shelving system to provide an option to stores with darker colour schemes. According to marketing manager Will Gadsby – a sixth-generation member of the Somerset-based family firm, which majors on hampers at Christmas and display equipment at other times – the new range stemmed from a set of bespoke shelving developed for a major café chain. It now joins the standard light wood range introduced to Gadsby’s catalogue four years ago, and includes a similar selection of two-, three- and four-tier floor-standing shelving units and smaller counter-top shelves, including a wheeled ‘cart’. The lighter range includes both all-wood shelving and versions to hold baskets for irregular-shaped products such as bread and patisserie. Basket holders have not yet been added to the dark shelving as Gadsby feels this colour works less well with its standard pale willow baskets. Prices for Gadsby’s shelving units – which are found in stores such as the Pyne’s farm shop near Taunton, featured in FFD in March – start at just under £70 for a two-tier counter-top unit to £220 for a cart. The new dark wood option costs 10% extra, but all EDITE CR S U P LI E P prices decrease if more than one unit is bought. Gadsby, which celebrates its 150th anniversary soon, is best known for its wicker hampers and baskets. Its client list includes both specialist and mainstream stores and café chains, from Harrods to the Co-op. Originally based in London, the firm was bombed out of the capital during the Blitz and relocated to the Somerset Levels, its key source of willow for basket-weaving. It is now based on a large modern site at Bridgwater. Although basket-making is now contracted out, it has an in-house weaver for producing samples – and managing director Paul Gadsby can also weave. Will Gadsby told FFD: “A large proportion of our products nowadays are bespoke. At Christmas, all our bigger hamper clients will be looking for something tailor-made, and we like to think we can adapt quickly.” Much of the company’s current product development is based around accessorising its display and gift products, he added, to create a one-stop shop. Recent additions include gift ribbons, clip-on price ticket holders and a range of miniblackboards to match the company’s timber shelving. Marketing manager Will Gadsby wheels out the new dark wood option Vol.13 Issue 3 April 2012 49

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