Some might say June is a cold and bitter month of the year, but we at Satisfine Foods think it’s all about your approach. That is to say, while it’s freezing no matter what, there are certain foods you can capitalise on to make your winter experience much more pleasant. Below are three products we’re featuring for the month of June. Read on to discover how to make June a celebratory month instead of a chilly one.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
You might have the sniffles this time of year, a sore throat, a desire for something warm. In that case, look no further than Helen’s Gourmet Soup in Creamy Pumpkin! Thick n’ creamy in style, this smooth pumpkin soup is perfectly seasoned with ground nutmeg, cracked pepper and fresh pumpkin. Available in 2.5 litres with a storage limit of 10 months, smack a dollop of sour cream or parmesan on this soup (or both) and have your customers cooing with delight over this warm, hot, textured bowl that is bursting with pumpkin richness.
The Rosella Lamington Cookie
The Byron Bay Cookies’ limited edition Rosella Lamington just became complimentary across all Qantas flights, domestic and international. Made with coconut and delicious rosella jelly (a native Australian flower) there’s no better way to feel patriotic and satisfy a sweet craving in cold, hard June than with the delicious Rosella Lamington cookie.
Hot Arancini Balls
Chef’s Edge have outdone themselves this winter with their piping hot mushroom, spinach and mozzarella Arancini Balls that are full of flavour and texture. Not only are these hot canapes at the forefront of the food menu for this winter, they’re also packed with nutritious ingredients that are sure to help stave off the winter blues. We think the versatile Arancini Ball will be a huge hit at any winter time event; so for your next gallery opening or party, consider these crispy, soft and tasty treats for your guests. They’ll love it.
So there you go! It’s all about how you approach the winter weather in June. Do you accept that it’s cold and miserable or do you say ‘life must go on, so my customers and I will endure with hot pumpkin soup and arancini balls’? We at Satisfine Foods advocate the latter. We hope you will too.
Winter is no longer on its way - it’s here and we can all feel it. Temperatures are dropping to 9 degrees each morning and night and everyone is wanting elusive sources of warmth to get them through the days. Well, Satisfine to the rescue! Here are some winter recommendations from the Satisfine Foods team, to help you and your customers warm up during these colder winter months.
Who doesn’t love a freshly baked muffin to start their day off right? Currently, Satisfine has two muffin brands that your customers are sure to love. Helen’s European Cuisine boasts a beautiful butterscotch white muffin her famous apple and date muffin. Both flavours are sure to warm up your customer's hearts and tummies. However, if you know your customers have a sweet tooth but also want to be healthy this winter, have no fear, Noshu, the no sugar brand is here. They have delicious, no sugar muffins available in flavours such as double choc, orange and poppy seed or white choc raspberry Check out Noshu’s range to see what everyone is raving about.
Looking to the savoury side of things, winter is the time when sausage rolls, pies and quiches reign supreme in an Australian customers heart. Silly Yaks is on top of their game creating delicious savoury pastries such as their mouth-watering mixed pack of pies and rolls, their party spinach roll and their deep tin chicken pies. All of these options are perfect for catering winter events and for keeping customers satisfied at the local cafe or pub. When the weather is freezing there is nothing like a toasty pie or roll with tomato sauce on top! It’s the Australian way of life - wouldn’t you agree?
Coffee & Cake
Last but certainly not least, are some coffee and cake recommendations. While the northern hemisphere normally indulges in sweet treats and delicious hot brews around Christmas time, for us, June/July is the period where people are most likely to want a nice coffee and cake at the local cafe with friends. That’s why we recommend stocking up on coffee syrups such as DFT Cafe’s hazelnut, vanilla or caramel. Additionally, why not make sure you’ve got the latest milk substitute for those who have an intolerance? Try Freedom Food’s Extra Milky Soy for those who are gluten free, nut free and lactose-free. Otherwise, their Almond Breeze blend is also highly popular. For cake options (our favourite part), Satisfine recommends Loomas whole cakes, including the stunning Ferro Rocher cake or the caramelised white chocolate cheesecake. Loomas also has a great gluten free range that’s perfect because you won’t need a gluten allergy to want a piece. We love their chocolate truffle cake, their flourless salted caramel cake, or their gluten free friands in pistachio, berry and almond.
The month of April was an incredibly busy for all cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and, of course, the public! The Easter long weekend was a sigh of relief, but now Mother’s Day on 14 May is coming up! So, here’s what Satisfine has been up to, to prepare for the celebration of mum.
We’ve released the new Byron Bay Rosella Lamington Cookie and it’s creating a buzz! Made from native Rosella flowers and lamington flavours, the cookie is as Aussie as it gets. Recently, the Rosella cookie was paired with a Zest Specialty Coffee at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo and was a definite hit. People commented on how fantastic and delicate the flavours of the cookie were. We, therefore, think the Rosella cookie paired with coffee (the way mum likes it) is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, however, if your mum is a chocolate lover through and through, might we suggest Chocolatier’s Pure Indulgence Mother’s Day gift box? Mum can choose from an assortment of milk and dark chocolates, and the box is wrapped in charming love heart packaging that is apropos for the moment.
We also have two new brands to welcome to the Satisfine Foods Family for the month of May. Introducing Noshu and Googys. Noshu is an Australian-owned company that specialises in decadent, delicious and natural products that are, wait for it, sugar-free! Pronounced ‘Nosh-oo’ the brand name is an abbreviation on the words ‘no sugar’. Their speciality is their nutritious, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free muffins that we’re sure will be a hit. Check Noshu out here. Their products will be coming to Satisfine soon.
Googys are a natural protein bar brand that’s powered by egg whites. Googys bars are dairy free, soy free, gluten free, peanut free, sugar fee, 100% natural and non-GMO – phew! “Winner of Best Australian Made Product” at the 2016 Gluten Free Melbourne Show, these bars have a 4.5 health star rating and are sure to fly off the shelves. Australian made too, there’s nothing not to love about Googys – even their name is adorable.
So have you stocked up for the many Mother’s Day lunches and coffees that are sure to be coming? What’s your mum’s favourite sweet treat? Get in touch to let us know. If you are interested in any of Satisfine’s Mother’s Day selections you can check out our Mother’s Day catalogue.
Gluten free doesn’t mean Christmas-free!
November is all about Christmas preparation, a time to think about how to make as many people as happy as possible. When it comes to owning a cafe or restaurant, it can be tough to stay upbeat throughout this busy time of year. There are large decisions to make, considering everything from beautiful Christmas lights to individual dietary requirements.
Fortunately, these days, food allergies are well catered for and some revolutionary brands are bringing out alternative products that are, dare we say, challenging the originals in terms of taste. See what Satisfine Foods has to offer this festive season!
Gingerbread for all!
Gingerbread is a wonderful thing, it can be moulded into every shape imaginable and cooked to be crunchy or soft. You can even build a house with it! Kez’s take on the all-time classic makes this Christmas tradition accessible to whole new group of people with their delicious Gluten Free Gingerbread Man. Even those of you who don’t have a gluten intolerance can choose these treats as a more guilt-free option this silly season.
Christmas pudding by the slice?
Brownie Point have put their own spin Christmas pudding, making Christmas day that little bit easier.Their gluten free take on the Christmas classic is not only DELICIOUS but is available by the slice! This gives everyone the freedom to choose what type of Christmas pudding they want this year, the ultimate crowd pleaser! The personalisation even goes one step further; you can choose between square or triangle cut slabs.
That cookie look
You know that look on a person’s face when you give them a cookie? Ok now hold that happiness and times it by 12. That is what your Christmas could look like with Byron Bay Cookies’ Gluten Free White Choc Macadamia Gift Box. These beautifully packaged taste sensations are the perfect present for anyone from Aunty Jean to Great Grandson Billy. They can be shared around the table right there and then or snuck into a bag for individual consumption on a rainy day.
STEP IN TO SPRING
Winter is coming to an end, and with the change in weather comes a change in menu! In addition to our cafe banana bread exposé, we've got some great options to keep your customers feeling full as the seasons transition.
Our new cookie range from Baked on Bond will delight even the most discerning of tastebuds, with fresh flavours to complement the crisp weather. The additions to the Chocolatier range are also a crowd pleaser - and quite delightful!
You won't want to miss our featured recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free chocolate mousse! It's a winner - even for our allergy-free friends.
THE PROBLEM WITH CAFE BANANA BREAD
Picture this; a perfect winter morning greets you as you roll out of bed. You step into your running shoes, grab your briefcase and begin your morning jog to the train station. Through the park and up the hill you're only thinking of one thing. Breakfast.
Piping hot banana bread is a morning ritual for many commuters. However, this simple cafe delicacy is riddled with raw middles and burnt edges.
Luckily, we here at Satisfine Foods are also banana bread enthusiasts, and it hurts us to see our favourite breakfast staple being mistreated. Read our latest blog to see which brand we've crowned as the perfect banana bread.
BISCUITS FROM BAKED ON BOND
There's nothing quite like biting into a homemade biscuit - especially if it's good for you! Sadly for many customers, nuts and gluten can take cookies off the menu. Luckily for cafe owners, the team at Baked on Bond have made it their mission to emulate the 'fresh out of the oven' taste across their allergen-free range.
Baked on Bond remove nuts & gluten from their bakery & ingredients to create allergen-free biscuits that taste as good as home-made biscuits! Here at Satisfine, we take our hats off to them, as finding a cookie free from gluten and nuts is quite a feat!
Using "back to basic" ingredients such as butter & sugar & of course "special flour" they bake a delicious biscuit that can safely be eaten by not only those with nut & gluten allergies, but by all family members & friends!
INDULGE YOUR INDULGENCE
The New Indulgence Chocolate Assortment is the latest addition to the Chocolatier range! Each box has four individually wrapped chocolates inside, two pleasantly bitter 'Coffee & Cream' and two peppermint 'Mintlicious'.
An alluring blend of biscuit and creamy white chocolate infused with mint in a luscious dark chocolate shell will be sure to please your customers. The creamy milk chocolate with a hint of coffee reminiscent of a refreshing light latte will pair perfectly with a real latte!
These tiny treats are the perfect accompaniment for an afternoon coffee. They're great for all hamper companies looking for a ‘filler’ to complete the range with something sweet. We'd also recommend using them as cupcake toppers or even cake decorations!
WINTER IS COMING
With increased demand for gluten-free and dairy-free products, we have extended the Wallaby and Looma's ranges. These brands now carry more wholesome, allergy-friendly foods without compromising on taste.
Read on for important information about our new ranges and get some trendy tips for winter dishes to add to your seasonal menu.
NEW RANGE FROM LOOMA'SDon't let a gluten intolerance prevent your customers from enjoying the sweetest things in life. The new gluten-free cake range from Looma's is prepared by professional pastry chefs for high quality products and the ultimate enjoyment.
As a French-inspired patisserie, Looma's prepare a variety of cakes, pastries and sweets from scratch using premium ingredients at their newly constructed kitchen factory in Bankstown. Looma's cakes make no apologies for the omission of gluten – the impeccable taste and texture mean that they have more than earned their places in cafes across Australia.
NEW RANGE FROM WALLABY FOODS
The new Le Granola Bars from Wallaby Foods are dairy free, vegan and made with a clever combination of simple natural ingredients resulting in no added sugar. The new flavours include Apricot Nectar With Chilli, Chai Latte With Cranberry, Cherry Crumble With a Little Spice, French Vanilla With Sour Cherry and Paleo Wasabi With Lemon & Coconut.
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.