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Sparkle and shine

Festive fun for little ones

Bunzl Catering Supplies has launched a full suite of Christmas products including ideas to keep the kids busy while they wait for their food to arrive.

These include crackers in polar bear, snowman and reindeer designs which contain assorted paper puzzles, as well as a set of four craft baubles with pens for children to decorate.

And to help fish and chip shops stand out from their competitors without the need to commit to a bespoke print, Bunzl has introduced Christmas themed candy cane hot cups. Available in single-wall and double-wall options and made in the UK from PEFC Chain of Custody certified board, they come in cases of 1,000, sized across 8oz, 9oz, 10oz and 12oz, with a white or black sip lid.

Bunzl 01372 736 300

Indulge in trio of flavours

With diners more likely to indulge over the festive period, New Forest Ice Cream has introduced three new flavours which customers will find hard to say no to, Mince Pie, Whisky and Orange, and Cinnamon.

Both the Mince Pie and Cinnamon flavoured ice creams are described as delivering that traditional taste of Christmas, while the Whisky & Orange is a tempting addition to rich chocolate desserts.

Ideal served on their own, used to accompany different sweets or even as an amuse-boche, each of the three flavours in the festive range are made in the traditional New Forest way and produced in a nut free environment.

New Forest Ice Cream 01590 647611

Leave room for pudding

Ideal served as they are or battered and fried, Brakes has added new luxury individual Christmas puddings to its festive offering. The 160g puddings, conveniently packed 12 to a case, are stuffed with chunky fruit and nuts, laced with cider, rum, sherry and brandy and topped off with a decorative orange slice. Also new this year for Christmas are five new varieties of French cheese, a gluten-free butternut, brie and beetroot tart and a pre-stuffed and wrapped turkey ballotine.

Brakes 0345 606 9090

Gunning for a new gadget

For friers looking to treat themselves this Christmas the PolyScience Smoking Gun Pro from Sous Vide Tools is the must-have gadget.

Ideal for adding smoked flavours to fish, meats, and vegetables as well as more delicate foods such as cheese without melting them, it incorporates all the best features of the standard model but comes with improved airflow, reduced operating noise and no resin build up.

The gun comes ready to go with 4 AA batteries and two sample jars of PolyScience smoking sawdust in hickory and applewood flavours. List price is £99.98.

Sous Vide Tools 0800 678 5001

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