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If you’re planning a party, Wild Hibiscus Rosella Flowers have the ‘wow’ factor you’ve been looking for…

This year’s party must-have; Wild Hibiscus Rosella Flowers are now available from Porter Foods (www.porter-foods.co.uk) to add sparkle and sophistication to your next celebration. Rapidly approaching the party season, Wild Hibiscus Flowers will win over even the strictest judge at dinner parties, weddings, Christmas, birthdays and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Made with natural handpicked Hibiscus Flowers, cane sugar and water, the premium product also makes the perfect gift, especially when given alongside a bottle of Champagne!

A single Rosella flower (just 110 calories including a generous serving of the syrup) can be dropped into a glass of Champagne or any sparkling wine to add further fizz and colour to the drink. The beautiful flower gradually opens in the glass to add a touch of class to any drink (although the finest Champagne, unsurprisingly, works wonders). Hibiscus Flowers also make a fantastic addition to any cocktail party (see recipe at the end of the release) and can be used to create an innovative take on the Mojito, Daiquiri, Caipirinha or Margarita.

As bubbles stream from the flower the Champagne cascades from a light pink at the top to a deep purple colour at the base of the glass, adding an impressive visual impact to any event. Once the wine is finished, you can enjoy the flower, which has a refreshing raspberry and rhubarb taste.

The Hibiscus Flowers, available exclusively from the gourmet food specialist Porter Foods, are sold in ambient jars of 11 or 50, and served in a deliciously light syrup. A stronger flavour and deeper colour can be added to the glass by adding a dash of the crimson syrup.

Michael Patton, chairman of Porter Foods, said: “Our Hibiscus Flowers add a sumptuous decadence to any celebration – whether it be a romantic dinner for two or a large family party. Porter Foods offers a wide range of gourmet goodies for parties and this is by far one of the most unique products out there ”.

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Porter Foods’ Tropical Wild Hibiscus Rosella Flower Punch

Serves six

Pour the following ingredients into a large punch bowl that has been in the freezer for an hour or so, serve chilled and enjoy:

400ml of chilled cranberry juice (not concentrated)

400ml of chilled orange juice (not concentrated)

200ml of chilled apple juice (not concentrated)

Juice of two lemons

1 bottle of chilled sparkling wine or Champagne

One jar of 11 Wild Hibiscus Rosella Flowers from Porter Foods with some syrup to taste.


Notes to Editors
If you would like to include Hibiscus Flower cocktail recipes in your publication please contact Helen Lewis at helen@foodanddrinktowers.co.uk / +44 (0) 7904 801 669. We can provide bespoke recipes and exclusives.

Wild Hibiscus Rosella Flowers are now available for purchase online at www.porterfoods.co.uk or by calling 01279 501 711.

One jar containing 11 flowers costs £6.50. One jar containing 50 flowers costs £22.75.

Samples and photography are available from Porter Food’s media representative, Helen Lewis, at helen@foodanddrinktowers.co.uk / +44 (0) 7904 801 669. Helen can also arrange media interviews with Michael Patton, chairman at Porter Foods, and supply media information including press pack and previous press releases relating to other products in the Porter Foods range upon request.

***VISIT PORTER FOODS AT THE RESTAURANT SHOW, STAND H131, EARLS COURT 2, OCTOBER 8-10, 2007.***

Hibiscus Fact File

1. There are more than 220 species of Hibiscus.

2. The flowers are trumpet-shaped with five or more petals. They can be white, red, pink, purple or yellow.

3. One type of Hibiscus is used to make paper.

4. In the Caribbean, Middle East and Mexico Hibiscus sabdariffa is used regularly in cooking, particularly popular are Hibiscus jams and teas.

5. The most prevalent Hibiscus is grown in tropical and subtropical regions and is known as the Chinese hibiscus.

6. Hibiscus flowers are also known as Rosemallow.

General enquiries and sales enquiries:

Web: www.porterfoods.co.uk

Email: reception@porter-foods.co.uk

Post: Porter Foods Co Ltd, 24 Hockerill Court, London Road, Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM23 5SB.

Tel: 01279 501711

Fax: 01279 501727

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