Inapub rounds up the top new food products launching this month for publicans to get their teeth into.
The arrival of Veganuary has provided an opportunity for Speciality Breads to launch its very own all-plant Eden Burger Bun.
The product also marks Vegan Society accreditation on 60 of the Kent-based baker's breads.
Simon Cannell, managing director of Speciality Breads, said of the special bun: "This new bake cleverly includes a touch of potato to create a soft flavoursome crumb under a rich golden 'soft top' crust."
Simon said the bun "performs admirably" with sauces, weighs 90g and comes in cases of 45 buns, and he claims the new product remains "absolutely premium"
George Gill, CEO at The Vegan Society, said: "As a company, they have fully embraced the need to clearly demonstrate the true provenance and integrity of every ingredient."
Veganuary and Dry January can make the first month of the year seem a bit of a health slog, but the arrival of February and Valentine's Day gives operators the chance to give punters a bit of a treat.
One such product launched for the occasion is Aryzta Food Solutions' new tartelettes, which are "perfect for sharing with a loved one", the firm claims.
Inspired by the boulangeries of Paris, the two products are:
- A chocolate and caramel tartelette with an all-butter tart case and layers on almond frangipane and a salted caramel filling, finished with chocolate mousse.
- A fresh and zesty Lemon Meringue Tartelette that uses the same frangipane base but with a zingy lemon filling, finished with toasted soft meringue.
22 million Brits will splash out on Valentine's Day, so the firm think it is a great opportunity for pubs to cash in.
Paul Maxwell, trade marketing manager at ARYZTA Food Solutions, said: "From a retail and trade perspective, Valentine's is now viewed as so much more than just a day.
"Indeed, insight from Kantar Worldpanel suggests that the occasion is worth an estimated £43m to operators, with love drunk consumers averaging £45 worth of spending per head in the weeks leading up to the day itself. Indulgence is all part of the fun, of course, which is why we are launching these new tartelettes."
Supplied frozen in cases of 18, the new tartelettes are available now.
Also aimed at the Valentine's Day market, as well as Mother's Day on March 31, is Funnybones Foodservice's new profiterole.
Updating the classic dish, and tapping into the current nostalgia trend, the profiteroles come as a sweet sharing platter or individual pudding.
The new profiteroles are made from crisp choux pastry, filled with a raspberry & Prosecco flavour cream, dipped in white chocolate and then drizzled with a raspberry sauce.
Tom Styman-Heighton, development chef at Funnybones, said: "Choux pastry is currently having a moment in the spotlight with éclairs and small choux bites being right on trend.
"This twist on a classic dessert has been given a freshness of flavour with raspberry & Prosecco and is perfect for those celebration occasions like Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, perhaps served with a glass of Prosecco."
The product is frozen in a case with two 1kg re-sealable bags with each containing 50 to 55 pieces. The firm suggest five pieces per portion – and the profiteroles are suitable for vegetarians.