Monthly Archives: May 2015

Serving Up Soups From Around The World

Whether it is Mexican Tortilla Soup, New England Seafood Chowder or Japanese Soba Noodle Soup soup containers123- delicious soups from around the world are gaining more popularity in food outlets and eateries around the UK.

Light and healthy international soups featuring on menus across the country now boast high consumer demand that previously only enticed an Ethnic palate. They are high in nutritious value and can be tailored with different ingredients to suit different taste palates and diet plans. For vendors they provide great profit margins and a unique opportunity to use other surplus ingredients.

Since the recent surge of successful Chinatown-style noodle shops and street food vendors in many of the big cities around the world, noodle soup is making a huge comeback onto menus. Its recent popularity and ease of preparation has meant many food outlets have launched their own interpretations of this great cuisine, experimenting with different types of noodles and toppings.

Because Asian noodle soups are cheap and filling, they have become extremely popular among college and University students.  Many food outlets are taking advantage of this by serving low-calorie nutritional soups packed with lots of vegetables, grains and lean protein.

The versatility of soup means you can accommodate for most customers nutritional requirements by offering vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free and low-fat options. Noodle soups complement lunch menus nicely and can be used for combo deals with other items such as sandwiches and salads.

Some great ways to advertise soup dishes include rotating the soup specials and offering DIY Asian noodle soups where you start with well flavoured stock and noodles, and customers are able to ‘build’ their own noodle soup with a range of delicious add-ons.

Check out our range of soup cups and containers, they are compostable and biogragable and are perfect to serve up all types of soups. They are microwave and freezer friendly and have great insulating properties to keep the soup nice and hot.

They come in three sizes: Small (8oz), Medium (12oz) and Large (16oz).

We also stock thick heavy-duty soup cups made from 350gsm paperboard. These excellent multi-purpose cups are ideal for both hot and cold food contents. The thick side walls will not only insulate the contained liquid effectively but the glossy finish on the outside of the cup will give your hands extra protection.

For our heavy-duty line we stock two types of lids: a paper vented lid and a tight-fitting plastic lid, which are also safe for both the freezer and microwave. They come in 5 sizes ranging from small to very large:

Small (8oz), Medium (12oz), Large (16oz), Extra Large (26oz), XXL (32oz).

Fair Trade and Quality Sustainable Coffee

IMG_8338The quality of sustainable products coming from companies claiming to be socially conscious should always be questioned. How does a product, so fixated on achieving a mission statement look and taste so great?

The truth is, sustainability is consistently linked with quality goods. Fair Trade has grown to be a vital platform to improve the quality of crops and help farmers build strong relationships with good distributors. Executing sustainable practices with flourishing farmers is the key to producing the delicious cups of coffee we are so familiar with.

Fair Trade has become crucial for the long term production of coffee in the developing world. It is the only initiative that protects against plummeting prices by requiring companies to pay sustainable prices that must never fall below the market price. This allows farmers to have access to important resources and gives them financial stability to invest in quality. Fair Trade also acts like an insurance policy and allows farmers to access credit, which shouldn’t be taken for granted in small sized agriculture.

Fair Trade is an incentive for responsible farmers to build dynamic businesses and work together with their communities. It doesn’t claim to solve all of the world’s troubles but it is significantly reducing the problems associated with poverty and is causing a tangible change.

Farmers need certain resources to adapt to the ever increasing economic and environmental threats that are emerging. This is crucial if we want farmers overseas to continue producing quality products that the western world demands. That’s why partnerships within the industry are so important for both manufacture and distributor. Fair Trade helps build these relationships and gets funds directly to the farmers who need them the most.

Since Fair Trade started more than 50 years ago, it has come a long way with growing numbers of farmers, roasters, traders, retailers and consumers who believe in the same thing: that supporting struggling farmers and their infrastructure is crucial for the future of quality coffee.