Author: Howard Nairne

Here we go again!!

Well, 2018 & nearly March so time to start a few new posts… Our super new 2018 catalogue has been printed & if we say so ourselves, is definitely the best yet! Don’t just believe me: ‘Got the 2018 edition through the post today, and let’s face it, the photos are stunning.’ from John in…

Too, too tasty new Mini Grissini nibbles.

Just arrived in stock are two moreish new bar snack/nibbles from Italy. Mini Grissini sticks in ever popular green pesto & also tomato flavours are just the ticket for nibbling on with those summer evening drinks. In handy resealable foil packs, these will tempt your customers with something different to the usual salted peanuts and crisps….

How does a cappuccino cannoli to go with your coffee sound?

Another two cannoli flavours added to the range: Cappuccino and Lemon. They ( & the aragostine) definitely are the must-have, counter top,  impulse buy this year. Just to remind you, the cannoli are listed at only 0.24 each & aragostine 0.39p. (we even give discounts if you’re really good) The essential glass counter display jar…

Discovered ‘Nduja yet?

Calabrian ’nduja is something of a fugitive food – though one that is captive at last. The chilli-spiced, spreadable pork sausage, a favourite in its homeland and used widely in Calabrian cooking, has been picked up in Britain and paraded as the greatest Italian food discovery since mozzarella.  ‘Nduja holds two qualifications that make it…

New fillings in for Cannoli & Aragostine

The Sicilian  impulse buy pastries we launched at this year’s exhibitions have really taken off in a big way. Displayed on the counter in the tall glass jars we got in specially, they seem to be flying out. At  only 0.24 for the Cannoli and 0.39 for the Aragostine (little lobster tails!) to you, they are…

Have you been seduced yet?

Everybody who tried them on our stands at Source in Exeter & Expowest in Wadebridge was! Pastel de Natas, rich, luscious Portuguese custard tarts, are this year’s must have addiction. First created in the 18th century by Catholic monks at the Jerónimos Monastery Belém, in Lisbon & now devotedly handmade in London to the 300-year-old recipe, these feature a…