3rd March: Following on from of our recent customer questionnaire about New Product ideas, you've given us a very long shopping list!! To make room for your suggestions, we're building a new section of the store for everything that's not chocolate or pastry. It's called CHEF'S STORE CUPBOARD
Last year we launched Bite-Size Blinis, and they were extremely popular. We also had requests for a larger size, suitable for starters, so we are now pleased to offer our Cocktail Blinis. They are 55mm across (compared to 36mm for the Bite-Size ones) and packed in sealed trays of 16 pieces. You can buy them in single packs of 16 for £3.85, or in multipacks of 12 (so 192 Blinis) for £38.40 which works out at 20p each. Just add cream cheese topped with smoked salmon, then garnish with Arenkha (caviar substitute) and your luxury starters will be ready in no time.
3rd February: PACKAGING KIT FOR FILLED CANAPES
We're now doing a kit which gives you a convenient way to pack 12 filled canapés, either for "over-the-counter" sales, or for sampling when you present to prospective clients. The "over-the-counter" concept enables you to sell ready-made packs of 12 finished canapés as "take-aways" or "home-deliveries". Or, as part of a client presentation, it's a great way to show off how good your canapés really are - far more persuasive than ever a photo could be.
You get 25 plastic trays and 25 cardboard cartons per kit. The tray fits most products in the "Mini Pastry Cases" section and the cartons come as flat die-cut sheets to fold up and make the cartons. When assembled, they measure 22cm x 16cm x 5cm high (internal).
Since we started six years ago, we've built up a range of several hundred good-quality products. Judging by the feedback, many of them are firm favourites with our 6,000+ customers.
Now we've moved into our new warehouse, we have oodles of space to carry more lines - but which ones to choose? Do we take on more pastry and chocolate? Do we move into new areas like store-cupboard ingredients, biscuits, beverages, spices, hardware, catering disposables? It strikes me the best people to choose the next Food Angles products are our customers.
We really would value your input in the selection process so we can offer more of what you want to buy. And there's a small reward. Send an email to email@example.com with your new product ideas, and we'll send back a Discount Code giving free Standard Delivery on your next order. Just let us know about those hard-to-get products, or those where you think you're paying over the odds, and we'll get our buyers on it right away.
Anything we can do to make your life a little bit easier!
Many thanks for your suggestions.
16th January: Bring a little romance to your Valentines menu with some of our specially themed products......
2nd January 2014: We just finished another record-breaking year, and have some great new products lined up to launch during 2014. We're also going to be carrying out customer research to make sure we're offering the right high-quality products you need for your business. I hope you will share your ideas with us when you receive the email, as it will help us become an even better supplier. In fact, small bribes may be offered to encourage participation!!
24th December: Fantastic, we got through this hectic pre-Christmas season with practically 100% order fulfillment. We wish you a very happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2014. We're off now for 2 days, then back on Friday to pack up all the orders for New Year's Eve !!
13th December: LAST ORDER DATE BEFORE CHRISTMAS IS SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER - WE GUARANTEE DELIVERING ALL ORDERS PLACED BY THIS DATE. We hope we've bought enough stock to cover seasonal demand, but after this date we can't re-stock from our suppliers and if you leave ordering too late there is a chance some lines may get sold out.
18th November: To make it easier to find all our special seasonal lines, we just launched a new Product Category Christmassy Things . Please take a look, there's lots of interesting ideas.
11th November: Just a reminder that Christmas is just around the corner. The cut-off date to guarantee a Christmas delivery is Sunday 15th, and we will be delivering up to Monday 23rd December.
31st October: I don't know if it's the dark nights and cold weather, but all of a sudden we're shipping large quantities of the Puff Pastry Pie Cases that were such a big hit when we launched them last year:
10th October: Food Angles have just launched a Facebook page. We'll use Facebook to give out more product information and recipes, plus the inside-track and latest news from your favourite Pastry and Chocolate supplier. There may also be the odd freebie (well, hopefully not too odd!) only available to our Facebook friends. Click the button to pay us a visit:
It's still very new, so only a few posts on the timeline: the last one was some great recipes for the new Spicy Cups. If you'd like to join us, you would be doing us a real favour by clicking the Like button while you're there. As well as making us feel well-Liked, which is always nice, it will send a big message to cyberspace that we are the best Pastry and Chocolate supplier in the universe. Or at least in the UK.
9th October: You may have read in the papers that chocolate prices are rocketing. We've started to see this on recent purchase contracts - for example, our last purchase of White Chocolate chips was over 12% up on the previous purchase. The prices in our store will have to move up as the new stock (and new prices) work through. If you have suitable storage for chocolate, now would be a good time to stock up - current Best Before dates are March 2014 or beyond (according to variety).
4th October: We just received stock of the new Spicy Cups from Pidy. We tried them at the recent Trade Show in London and they are absolutely fantastic. There are four flavours: Southern Pepper, African Falafel, Mexican Chilli and Asian Curry:
We have a special introductory offer at the moment saving £2/case, and sample packs are available. There are also some Recipes for fillings avaiable.
. . . . . . and they're now in stock. And they're only £3.66 for a pack of 100. Or £29.94 for a box of 1,000.
The first of our Christmas chocolates arrived from the factory today, and we think they're rather good. With temperatures approaching 30C it's hard to think the Christmas party season will be starting in a few weeks time.
We only order a fixed quantity, and when they're gone, they're gone. They have at least 12 months shelf life when you get them, so please order early to avoid disappointment.
At £12.50 (+VAT) per kg, that works out at less than 7p each, which we believe is the lowest price you will find anywhere (please correct us if we're wrong).
5th August: New season's chestnuts are just in from France. We sell them in vac-packs, ready-cooked and peeled, for £4.75. We always sell out, and as they have a Best Before date of July 2014 it's a good idea for well-organised customers to get their orders in. You can also get them in cases of 12 for £51.30.
We are offering an Early Bird Discount of 10% on orders placed up to 30th September:
26th July: Pardon the mixed metaphor, but just lately our Mini Ice Cream Cones have been selling like hot cakes. To help you make the most of the rest of the summer, we are giving away FREE ICE CREAM TOPPINGS when you buy 2 cases or more. You can choose from Caramel, Chocolate, Raspberry or Strawberry and the offer will run until the end of August. Just go to the SPECIAL OFFERS page.
18th July: The recent heatwave has made us switch to our HOT WEATHER CONTINGENCY for orders containing chocolate. This means we pack all chocolate orders direct from the chiller room and wrap them in an insulating layer of bubble-wrap and a corrugated cardboard outer box to keep the cold in. We despatch as late as possible in the afternoon, for delivery the following day. So far, having spoken to several customers recently who received chocolate deliveries, there seem to have been no instances of the chocolate melting.
As we cannot control conditions in the distribution depots over the weekend, we will not be shipping chocolate on Fridays until the weather cools off a bit. This means we cannot process "Next Working Day" chocolate orders placed on Fridays, and will ship them on a Monday for Tuesday delivery.
I don't suppose this situation will last for very long!
Check out the Individual Chocolate Fondant Tarts, and the Pesto, Goats Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche.
3rd June: We just had notification of chocolate price increases which will take effect from the beginning of July. Although cocoa bean prices have eased, the cost of cocoa butter and dairy ingredients has gone up. Currency fluctuations have also had adverse effects. The combined effect amounts to around 3% on the dark chocolates, and up to 8% on Milk and White varieties.
24th March: Snow, blizzards and baa lambs. Yes folks, it's Easter. Just a reminder there are NO DELIVERIES ON GOOD FRIDAY. Last orders for delivery before Easter must be placed by midnight on Tuesday 26th March - or by 1.00pm on Wednesday 27th if using one of our Express Delivery services.
14th March: Just posted the latest updates to the Recipe Of The Month page. This time time we have a delicious Upside Down main course pie, and some Lemon Frangipane Corolles for sweet party treats (or Petits Fours).
12th March: We recently found some Bite-Size Blinis that we like very much and have added them to our store. You can read more by clicking on the photo. . . .
7th March: Lots of excitement today at Food Angles when it was confirmed we are through to the National Finals of the UK Business Awards, taking place in London next month. This is an annual competition sponsored by the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), and we are through as area finalists in the Micro-Business category, for companies with fewer than 10 employees.
Thanks to all staff, suppliers and customers who have helped us to secure this recognition.
22nd February: Spotlighting a great product which is the nearest thing to "Having Your Cake and Eating It". Chocolate-Lined Waffle Coffee Cups are listed in Pastry Cases for Sweet Fillings. You can put a sweet filling in ( see Coffee Cup Tiramisu ) but they are designed for serving your fantastic continental coffee. The chocolate stops the pastry going soft, and melts slightly to flavour the coffee. After drinking the coffee, you eat the cup.
Drink the coffee, eat the cup, forget about the washing up !!
Until Easter they're on Special Offer, reduced from £21.90 to £16.00 per 45 pieces (35p each) saving a worthwhile £5.90. They come in a nice shiny tin, to keep them crisp and fresh, and with 45 crinkly waxed paper holders. Just click on the picture or go to the SPECIAL OFFERS page.
12th February: Two new recipes added as the February Recipe Of The Month - a great savoury tart, and quick & easy mini Crème Brûlées:
1st February: There's still time to pick up some cut-price Fruity Cups - the January Promotion was so successful we are continuing it through February - just click on the picture:
25th January: We're now stocking more new lines of confectionery for caterers, like after-dinner mints, chocolate neapolitans etc so we decided to create a new section for these. You can find them in the left hand menu within the CHOCOLATE POST section - look for CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONERY or click on this picture: