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Press Release – Retail & Foodservice

-Porter Foods expands its award-winning portfolio in time for the Food & Drink Expo-

Innovative vanilla bean paste from Madagascar, smooth and rich red grape condiments from Italy, prize-winning puddings from Australia and aromatic detoxifying pumpkin oil from Slovenia are just some of the exciting new products being showcased by Porter Foods at stand G160.

Award-winning online gourmet retailer and distributor, Porter Foods ( prides itself on offering the ultimate in convenience without compromising on quality. Porter Foods has proven itself as an invaluable source of innovative new premium products from around the world for both the foodservice and retail markets for more than two decades.

Michael Patton, chairman of Porter Foods, said: “Convenience is always a priority in the kitchen but needn’t be at the expense of quality and taste. Porter Foods is delighted to introduce so many innovative premium products from around the world - carefully selected for their gourmet ingredients, delicious taste, and convenience to retailers, chefs and foodies alike. Any kitchen will want to add these to their store cupboard essentials.”

Vanilla Dream

Debuting at the Food and Drink Expo (April 6-9, 2008 in Birmingham NEC) is Porter Foods’ new, 100% natural, Porters Kitchen Vanilla Bean Paste - a convenient and innovative addition to the home larder and professional kitchen alike. Porters Kitchen Vanilla Bean Paste is perfect for those that want fresh-tasting vanilla at any time. It contains pure vanilla beans (including seeds) from Madagascar and the finest vanilla extract to create authentic vanilla infused recipes from homemade custard to indulgent vanilla cream. For home cooking, the paste is available in sachets: one sachet is the equivalent of one vanilla bean pod. For the catering and restaurant trade, the product comes in handy squeezy 270g bottles (equivalent to 30 vanilla pods). It is the convenient and cost-effective way to deliver real vanilla taste without compromise.

Fresh & Easy Veggies

Convenience and quality of taste are the key drivers behind the development of a new range of vegetable pouches being introduced following a hugely successful launch at last year’s Restaurant Show. Porters Kitchen Vegetable Pouches provide a lighter, easier to transport and stock alternative to standard, tinned products for caterers and chefs who want a fresh, crisp taste profile. With an emphasis on maximum taste with minimum fuss for the foodservice trade, the large pouches are packed with pre-prepared, pre-cooked vegetables, which simply require re-heating before serving or mixing with other ingredients to form a fresh-tasting, nutritious meal. Free from artificial colours and preservatives, the new range is available in six varieties: Sweetcorn Kernels, Diced Beetroot, Chick Peas, Red Kidney Beans, Lentils, and White Beans.

Traditional Taste of Italy

Deliciously good for your health, Porter Foods is delighted to introduce the traditional Italian Vincotto PrimitivO range of premium vinegars to British food connoisseurs. Made from the red primitivo grape, which is only grown in the Salento region of Southern Italy, Vincotto PrimitivO is packed full of vitamins, minerals, heart-friendly flavonoids and cancer-fighting resveratrol. The wine, which is made to a traditional Roman recipe, is matured for at least two years before it is slowly cooked and reduced to form a dense, smooth and rich non-alcoholic syrup. A hugely versatile ingredient, it is available in three popular varieties: Vincotto PrimitivO - a sweet, dense grape syrup that is excellent for desserts and cocktails; Vincotto PrimitivO Vinegar - similar to a high-quality, mellow balsamic vinegar, but with additional culinary and health-promoting properties; and Vincotto PrimitivO Mild Pepper Sauce – suited to spicing up a wide variety of dishes.

Opulent Ozzie Puds

Celebrated for their homemade Christmas puddings, multi-award-winning Australian dessert-maker Pudding Lane is expanding its range to include delicious and indulgent Chocolate Orange and Chocolate Rum & Raisin pudding logs. These sumptuous new desserts are set to be the talking point of the dinner party and are making their first appearance on the Porter Foods stand (stand G160).

Powerful Pumpkin Seed Oil

Give your body a boost with Porter Foods’ award-winning Gea Pumpkin Seed Oil (available exclusively from Gea Pumpkin Seed Oil is easy to add into a healthy balanced diet and boasts a deliciously successful track record of more than 100 years. It is known as nature's workout and as a detox assistant in its country of origin - Slovenia. The pumpkin seeds produce a versatile oil that is perfect as a salad dressing or flavour enhancer in soups and sauces. It contains the highest amount of vitamin A of all edible oils and has been traditionally used as a nutritional medicine in Eastern Europe.

The delicious oil, which can be used for a substitute for oil in most recipes, contains citruline to prevent muscle fatigue, vitamins A and E to strengthen muscles, phosphorous for energy boosts, omegas 3 and 6 to enhance muscle growth and metabolic rate, calcium to maintain weight loss, and potassium to eliminate toxins from the body. Gea Pumpkin Seed Oil is part of an extensive Gea oil range including organic variants, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, and macadamia oil.




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General enquiries and sales enquiries:

Post: Porter Foods Co Ltd, 24 Hockerill Court, London Road, Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM23 5SB.
Tel: +44 (0) 1279 501711
Fax: +44 (0) 1279 501727

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