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Kick-starting Summer with Smoothies

Smoothie-Group-Shot-webAs summer is quickly approaching and people are looking to kick-start their diet plans, smoothies are an option that must be considered. This blended beverage offers lots of nutrition as well as protein and fibre to help you stay full until your next meal. A smoothie in the morning will help your metabolism get going for the day to come.

Smoothies are great for losing weight, due to the straightforward nature of being able to control exactly what ingredients are being used and consumed. With little effort you are able to quickly grasp good flavour combinations and create low-calorie and delicious beverages, that will fill you and your customers up for hours.

By putting together the right ingredients, you can quickly create beautifully tasting smoothies that will help you lose weight in the long term.

The reason why smoothies are so effective for weight loss is because they contain so many crucial nutrients in one serving, without having to consume any empty calories. After learning what a well-balanced smoothie consists of, you will be able to get the right balance of vitamins, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and protein.

Knowing what key ingredients to use allows you to increase the nutritional value of your smoothie without adding any extra calories. You can specifically tailor your smoothie to boost energy levels and metabolic rate which will help you with your weight loss efforts.

Smoothies used in diet plans have risen in popularity over the last couple of years and should be used in conjunction with other regular healthy meal plans. Replacing a smoothie for another meal every so often is perfectly fine, but shouldn’t become a regular habit.

Our range of plastic smoothie cups can be used to serve juice drinks, smoothies or milkshakes and are available with domed or straw slot lids. Our sizes range from 8oz-20oz and are commonly broken down into the following sizes amongst retailers:

Small – 8oz/10oz,

Medium – 12oz/15oz

Large – 20oz

Our smoothie cups are of superb quality and are made from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), a transparent plastic with high clarity.

Celebrating 2015 in Style with Inn Supplies

As Wedding and Christening season approaches – here are some ideas and products we have here at Inn SPlastic-Champagne-100mlupplies that could be used for your celebrations in 2015!

Champagne towers are always an elegant eye catching statement piece at any posh function or party. They have made a huge comeback and are topping many 2015 hot trends lists, giving you an opportunity to serve your champagne in ultra-swanky fashion. Why not spruce your champagne up further by mixing in fruit purées creating a unique special cocktail – adding more of an exotic, cheerful element to the drink. Our Vintage Champagne Glasses would be perfect to build your champagne tower. These 150ml classy coupes are our most economical disposable champagne glasses yet! The removable base allows for cheaper delivery costs and the injection moulded Crystal Styrene is perfectly clear.

Another idea is to create tasting stations for your party guests and let them sample a range of different alcoholic drinks – whether its craft beer tasting, whisky tasting or sampling different types of wine. Offering different types of alcoholic drinks at a sampling station is a way of adding an individual touch and letting guests know your personal tastes, without your bar bill going through the roof. Check out our Sampling Cups for drink tasting with your guests. These 3oz serving cups are made from Polypropylene, fully recyclable and can easily be compressed for disposal.

To get your guests interacting with each other, there isn’t anything better than beautifully plated entrées and sides being shared out. You can show off your favourite cuisine by serving small sized portions – from dishes inspired by your favourite Michelin star restaurant to traditional home cooked favourites.

Street food has experienced an increased surge in popularity over the last few years in the UK following its huge success in other countries around the world. You might be used to seeing food trucks parked on the side of high streets, in festival fields and in farmers markets but they are slowly making their way into venue carparks for events such as wedding receptions.

Food vans add a cool and quirky element to your soiree offering tasty memorable food, which is budget-friendly. What could be more personal than serving food supplied from your favourite local food truck?

Custom Printed Disposables

group-printed1We can now offer custom printing on a wide variety of our products.  This allows you to use your own logo, be it for a one-off promotional event, occasion on ongoing use at a retail outlet.  Most logos or designs can be printed; we can also help you tailor the suitability of these to our items.

Minimum print runs differ according to the product; however for most items this is as low as 10,000 units with price breaks for larger quantities. Customers’ are free to use their own logos or artwork; this can be either assembled into a printable template by the customer or by using our own design service. Our skilled in-house designers can help make your bespoke product a reality.  The full range of printable items can be found at: http://www.innsupplies.com/printed, including visual examples of previous custom prints.

The design process itself is outlined on our design page at: http://innsupplies.com/design-style-guidelines, you can also find an FAQ on creating your first branded product at http://innsupplies.com/printing-faq. Please feel free to get in touch with our sales with any other queries you may have.

The current range of printable items includes:

  • Hot Drink Paper Cups
  • Cold Drink Paper Cups
  • Soup Containers
  • Cup Sleeves
  • Hot Food Boxes / Noodle Boxes
  • Smoothie Cups
  • Paper Napkins
  • Champagne Flutes
  • Disposable Plastic Glasses
  • Chip Scoops
  • Paper Coasters
  • Cup Carriers

Potential benefits of product branding are enormous. Taking branded coffee cups vs plain coffee cups in a commercial environment for example, using branded cups creates a platform for future growth. By simply carrying your logo or graphics the cups themselves are actively marketing your company and raising brand awareness. In terms of the product itself, there is an implication of quality that can represent an increase in the perceived value to customers. In a crowded marketplace of vendors using plain cup stock, something as simple as printed cups can be a key differentiator.

Get in touch with our friendly team today and find out how you can get started with your very own printed disposables.

 

2014 Christmas break and delivery schedule

bluetreeOur offices close on the 23rd December this year at 12pm for the Christmas break, reopening on 5th January 2013 in the New Year.

The last available date to order for Christmas delivery is 22nd December for orders placed up until 4pm. Orders placed after this time will be dispatched in the New Year with deliveries starting from Tuesday 6rd January.

Please note that due to the increased amount of traffic throughout delivery networks and possible inclement weather, we recommend ordering early to negate any potential problems with time-sensitive Christmas deliveries. The vast majority of our courier deliveries will still be delivered on the usual 24 hour / next-day basis however we would advise ordering in advance where possible to avoid disappointment.

For bulk pallet deliveries we would recommend ordering on or before 19th December.

Please take a look at our Christmas Store for our full festive range: http://innsupplies.com/disposable/christmas-party-store

If you have any questions regarding our opening hours or delivery times over the festive period please give our sales team a call on 0844 4995456 on email sales@innsupplies.com.

Wholesale / bulk order discounts on pallet quantities

bulk-palletIn addition to our regular order options, we also offer discounts on full pallet orders for selected product lines – plus our usual full case / packed sleeve configurations. These options are specifically tailored to wholesalers / distributors, or simply where an end user requires larger order volumes for one-off events / festivals or special occasions.

Full pallet discounts apply to the following products:

These products are all available from stock in pallet quantities; deliveries are made using our 48 hour pallet service. No forklift truck is required; we send all orders of this nature on 7.5 / 18 ton tail-lift vehicles with the necessary pallet truck.

Please get in touch if you’d like to see any other items from our range available to order as a full pallet, we’ll do our best to oblige wherever possible.

Have you seen our Ebay store?

In addition to the vast range of products available directly through this website, we also operate an Ebay store. Although this doesn’t carry the same range of items we do frequently list clearance items or special offers that don’t necessarily appear on the website. Please subscribe to our Ebay store and you’ll get an emailed update whenever we list a new item, clearance products are strictly first-come-first-served!

At the moment we’ve got a limited quantity of paper vending cups listed well below the regular retail price. We’ve also listed a large amount of clearance disposable water cooler cups, these have a mild discolouration which means they’ve failed our strict quality-control tests for the line. There is a slightly yellow tinge to the cups which is generally only visible when the cups are stacked as a sleeve – other than this the cups are identical to our existing stock. Links to these items can be found below:

Ebay store

Clearance Paper Vending Cups

Clearance 7oz Water Cooler Cups

Inn Supplies Ebay Store

Welcome to our new website

Thank you for visiting our new website. We specialise in supplying disposable and reusable catering products to trade / wholesale customers and end users – all delivered via our next-day courier service.

Please get in touch with our friendly team on 0844 4995456 with any special requirements you may have.

Charles – Inn Supplies (UK) Ltd