Fruits For Drinks launches garnish range

Robyn Black

Robyn Black

21 January 2020

Fruits For Drinks is a range of freeze dried fruits aimed at providing bars with cost-effective and sustainable garnishes

The brand has been created in partnership with drinks wholesaler Hammonds of Knutsford, which says it has perfected the process of freeze-drying citrus fruits and berries to maintain colour, texture and flavour.

The idea was sparked by the current trend for garnishes made by dehydrating fruit, which the company says leaves fruits shrivelled, brown and unappetising.

The product has been 20 months in development and all the garnishes are 100% natural with no added nasties. The fruits were tested in a restaurant for 12 weeks before launch, says managing director Jonathan Hammond.

‘There is a revolution coming to the drinks/beverage market and no one has seen it coming – but we are able to offer it to retailers right now. And give them the opportunity to deliver excellence and quality to their customers and increase profits too.’

The fruits have a nine month shelf life and come in re-sealable and compostable packaging. Currently the range available to bars, pubs and restaurants comprises lemons, limes and oranges, with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries also available in the off-trade.

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