What a couple of days...
What a couple of days we had a the Takeaway and Streetfood expo at the huge ExCel arena. ExCel is so big it has a train station at each end. We really like going to shows but it is quite an effort and we had a little trouble putting up our stand. We were proud of it in the end though and we think you'll agree that it looked pretty good!
Shows are a great way to meet people in the business and it was surprising to note how many were FlavOil customers! Many people are now interested in oils and nutrition (because oil is in most of our food and is naturally good for you - if its the right oil!)
Flavoil's Marketing Manager was interviewed for the FoodTalk radio show and that was fun to do! http://foodtalk.co.uk/podcasts/takeaway-innovations-special-2016-the-finale/ our interview is at 30:14.
We were pretty busy on the stand as you can see (possibly because the lovely people at Paradise Kebabs were giving away masses of delicious food at the next counter) but it gave us a great chance to let people actually sample our own products and to get amazing feedback. Honestly, we were thrilled at the reaction to our luxury oils and sunflower based products such as Amaise egg free mayo and our knockout choc & nut spread New York Brownie - we ran out of that pretty quick.
- A delegation from FlavOil paid a visit to the excellent facilities at the National Federation of Fish friers (NFFF) in Leeds, England this week. The delegation consisted of sales manager, Robin Tillmanns, marketing manager, Martin McHugh and in the role of photographer, our versatile office manager Tanya Bland. We were warmly welcomed by Helen and Craig and kindly let into the inner sanctum of the federation to watch a training session of young chefs learning the secrets of the trade from ...12.04.2017
- FlavOil were excited to be part of the huge IFE Expo in London’s ExCel Centre over 4 days this week. The show is the biggest Food and Drink Event in the UK and is held once every two years. Hundreds of premier league food manufacturers from all over the World attended the show and allowed visitors to taste their wares. Wonderful food and drink were on display at some amazing stands. We were also offering samples of FlavOil products such as New York Brownie Spread, Amaise egg-free mayo ...12.04.2017
- Egypt has sealed deals to import 90,000 tons of edible oil in the near future, as part of a government effort to boost the supply of strategic commodities, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali El-Moselhy said on Wednesday. Under the signed contracts, 60,000 tonnes of sunflower oil and 30,000 tonnes of soybean oil would be imported, El-Moselhy was quoted as saying in a statement by state news agency MENA. The move is part of the government’s plans to “increase stocks of ...12.04.2017
- Are they really getting oil from carrots and celery? The next time you’re in the supermarket, spend a little more time than usual in the oil section and take a look at what plants they come from. The vast majority are pretty obvious: coconut oil comes from coconuts, peanut oil from peanuts, etc. Only two are likely to be a little confusing: canola oil and vegetable oil. Canola oil actually comes from the rapeseed plant (“canola” stands for “Canadian oil, low acid”), but what ...12.04.2017
- In what could have been devastating turn of events, Lindsborg, Kansas, farmer Karl Esping rose above. After suffering first a heart attack and then a crippling Easter freeze to his wheat crop, he found a crop to help him heal: sunflowers. “I was in the house for weeks,” Esping said of his heart attack. “I got to reading about sunflowers. Since we lost the wheat crop, we decided to try sunflowers no-tilled right into the wheat stubble. We haven’t looked back since.” That was ...12.04.2017
- At some point, you’ve probably heard about the oil-cleansing method, i.e., using an oil to remove dirt and, well, oil from your face. You’ve also probably been a little nervous about the idea, given that “oil” and “skin” seem like a bad combination. But cleansing oils are growing in popularity and regularly appear on drugstore shelves, even though they seem like a counterintuitive way to wash your face. Solange Knowles’s stylist Shiona Turini gets the apprehension. In a new ...12.04.2017