As National Barbecue Week approaches (May 25th – June 1st), Stockport-based EHL Ingredients, a leading importer, blender and packer of natural food ingredients, reports an increase in demand for its special barbeque blends.
EHL launched a versatile range of herb and spice blends, rubs, marinades, coatings and seasonings at the end of 2014, which are perfect for use on barbecued meat and vegetable products.
The company has noticed a 10% increase in demand for its special barbecue blends, reflective of the growing demand from food manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and butchers looking to source authentic herbs and spices that can be used in barbecue food products.
Grouped into six key categories, the ingredient blends include a complete burger mix, four dry marinades, six specialty blends, three textured coaters, five everyday seasonings, and a complete sausage mix. The products offer a wide range of applications and can enhance the flavour of all meat and vegetarian dishes traditionally served at a barbecue.
Speciality blends are a versatile ingredient addition to dry mix kits or for inclusion in burger formulations, while the gourmet burger mix offers a herb, spice and breadcrumb blend that delivers on both flavour and texture.
The dry marinades include Aromatic Oriental, Deep South Dixie BBQ, Spicy Spanish, Garlic and Lemon, and Italian-style tomato, black pepper and mixed herbs. They are easy to use and the versatility of the flavours allows them to be used with different proteins. Speciality blends consist of Berber spice, Mexican adobo, Sharma kebab mix, Creole, West Indian jerk and Za’tar seasonings – serving as interesting alternatives to the traditional barbecue flavours. These are highly concentrated so offer economical benefits as only a small amount needs to be included in the recipes to make a big impact.
Tasneem Backhouse, sales director at EHL Ingredients, comments: “Events such as National Barbecue Week help to raise awareness and boost sales of certain ingredients as manufacturers, wholesalers, caterers, retailers and butchers look for the next big thing in barbecue.
“Authenticity and provenance are key factors for us, and as such we always go the extra mile to ensure that our ingredients are sourced from quality suppliers with full traceability to the country of origin, so consumers can rest assured that the product they are getting is 100% authentic. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, with consumers more discerning than ever before, food manufacturers will need to invest in a quality selection of herbs and spices for barbecue foods to ensure successful end products that consumers will love.”
All blends are formulated on-site in EHL’s new product development kitchen using high quality ingredients from trusted suppliers around the globe.
EHL’s herb and spice blends are available direct to food manufacturers, caterers and butchers, and via wholesalers, distributors and cash and carries across the UK. Its products are available in various quantities, dependent on requirements.
To discuss your requirements or to find out more about the blends, visit www.ehl-ingredients.co.uk , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 480 7902.
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