January is one of the busiest times of the year for Satisfine Foods and the food industry in general. Not only are people stocking up on healthy protein shakes and energy balls in a bid to lose the Holiday weight, they’re also getting ready for Australia day, Valentine’s Day and even Easter on April 1st. In light of the upcoming business ahead we’ve assembled a quick list of our bestsellers you might want to consider for all the different holidays approaching.
The day of beer and meat pies, Australia Day is all about quick, easily grabbable food you can take down to the beach with you or serve at a backyard BBQ. That’s why for Australia day we love to stock up on The Pastry Lounge’s Beef and Guinness pies. It’s a classic, finger food meat pie we can't get enough of.
For the day of love Chocolatiers have outdone themselves. Featuring wrapped bulk heart assortments in all number of colour, they’re the perfect stop and grab treat on the way home for many. For gift box assortments, they’ve created fantastic new packaging for their Pure Indulgence range that’s high end and visually spectacular.
It may seem far off but you can never prepare too early for this beloved holiday. Chocolatier’s have some new delights we’re sure will sell like hot cross buns. The Bikin Bunny rabbit is the perfect option for a little one - not too big or small.
For the adults, Chocolatiers has broadened their range of dark chocolate options which proved popular last year. Choose from the Decadent Dark Egg Selection or the Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs. They’ve also returned the highly popular Fair Trade ‘No Added Sugar’ Egg to the mix, along with fun combinations such as a ‘hatched’ Egg With Freckles. There are so many amazing options to choose from this year.
There's much to look forward to this April, with new stock, holiday specials and many new ideas for cafe owners.
By popular demand, we have extended our Silly Yaks range to include some more savoury treats. We have also just launched our 2016 Mother's Day Catalogue, with delectable gifts to suit every type of Mum. Draw in the crowds this Mother's Day with a special something for the ladies who come through your door!
Read on for important information about our Mother's Day stock, new products and get some innovative ideas for Anzac Day at your cafe.
NEW RANGE FROM SILLY YAKS
In 2001, Silly Yak foods was founded as a way to provide quality food products and alternatives for those requiring a 100% wheat or gluten free diet.
It started as a modest dining venue, with only a few menu items but soon blossomed into a full service cafe, catering breakfast and lunch six days a week.
Silly Yaks is now a full scale wholesale operation, a major Australian gluten free food manufacturer.
Browse the range of delicious bread and rolls, sweet pastry, savoury pastry, pizza bases, potato pastas and biscuits. 100% gluten free and wheat free, 100% of the time.
MOTHER'S DAY TREATS
Be sure to place your Mother's Day orders soon by using our 2016 catalogue. Nobody wants to cross an angry, giftless Mum, least of all your customers!
Our Chocolatier Gift Boxes are called Pure Indulgence for all the reasons you can imagine. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, these deliciously indulgent assortment of milk and dark chocolate have been designed to delight mums everywhere.
This year, we have partnered with Chocolatier Australia to bring you the finest chocolate options. Chocolatier Australia is a family-owned chocolate manufacturing business based in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.
Click here to view our limited edition 2016 Satisfine Foods Mother's Day catalogue, exclusive to independent trade.
Very few biscuits are laden with as much significance and nostalgia as the humble Anzac biscuit. Symbolic of a generation of men who gave their lives, and also a nod to times of austerity, these simple treats are sure to appeal to adults and kids alike.
THE LEGEND OF THE ANZAC BISCUIT
During World War I, care packages were sent off to the troops on the front line and among the items often delivered were Anzac biscuits. This recipe was popular because the biscuits were non-perishable and very affordable, even during hard times or on wartime rations.
Interestingly, the Country Women's Association notes that these biscuits were also used to raise money to assist returned soldiers. They were only dubbed the Anzac biscuit after the conclusion of the First World War, to honour the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp.
The delicious texture and taste of an Anzac bikkie is achieved using the right measure of ingredients, baked for a precise amount of time. But they became popular for both emotional and practical reasons. A batch can be whipped up with only rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and boiling water. Additions or substitutions may also include coconut and cereals.
THE SECRET TO A DELICIOUS ANZAC BISCUIT
Opinions are varied, but to really perfect the Anzac biscuit you need to balance chewiness and crunch. Bake for too long, and your biscuits will go hard. Undercooked bikkies can also go awry if they're too gooey.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN ANZAC BISCUITS
According to the Country Women’s Association, the font of all knowledge when it comes to upholding the highest standards of Australian baking, the place to start is the right recipe.
Most of the key ingredients will already be in your cupboard, so you may be able to get to work straight away. The Exeter branch of the Country Women's Association of New South Wales has compiled three different variations, including one recipe that harks back to 1933. The CWA has also published a gluten-free Anzac biscuit, and a very popular recipe that featured in the Australian Women's Weekly.
Anzac bikkies are a true cultural icon. Whether they conjure memories of childhood, remind us of our troops currently serving overseas, or are enjoyed as a tribute to the sacrifice of our fallen Anzacs, they are symbolic in a way that is distinct to Australia and New Zealand. They also happen to be delicious, and a tradition that keeps our history alive.
If you're looking for Anzac bikkies to commemorate Anzac day this year, browse our range here.
Welcome to 2016, wishing you all a Happy New Year from the Satisfine Foods Team!
Read on for important information about our Valentine's Day tips, including specials and information about see a delicious Valentine's Day recipe from He Needs Food ...
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Love is in the air on Valentine's Day, and Satisfine Foods is here to help retailers take advantage of the demand for wholesale Valentine's day gifts.
Check out our extra special limited-time Valentine's Day stock in the 2016 Satisfine Foods Valentine's Day catalogue. We've got a wide selection of wholesale chocolates, gift baskets and heart-themed sweets, so get in fast before we sell out!
FROM AROUND THE WEB
Spring is in and the weather is warming up.
It's time to well and truly cast off the shackles of winter and get geared up for the busy holiday season ahead. After all, no one likes a Christmas Grinch.
If you haven't already, start thinking about your Christmas and holiday season ordering today.
Better yet, put in your orders today and truly kick off your blisteringly busy and successful spring trading.
XMAS CATALOGUE | Browse the catalogue
XMAS RANGE | Online ordering now available
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT -
NEW BRANDS | Food For Fingers, Silly Yaks, The Pastry Lounge
Incase you missed it - we have added three brand new suppliers to the Satisfine Foods family.
Offering amazing products, great value and catering to unique niches, we think you and your customers are going to love them as much as we do.
Food for Fingers - Premium quality finger foods
Silly Yaks - 100% gluten & wheat free
The Pastry Lounge - Your personal pastry provider
It's that time of year again, the carols haven't quite started yet but your Holiday season ordering should be well under way!
We've got a fantastic range of products, specifically for the silly season and we think your customers are going to be just delighted.
So now is the time, call us on 9669 5500 or order online today.
The 2015 Easter Catalogue and order form is now available.
Check out the full product range and price list
or visit the dedicated Easter page on our website.
The Easter Bunny is ready to deliver those delicious delights to you and your customers so don't delay and order today.