Fall into the fall season with Ghirardelli

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September is here! That means the beginning of fall is here! Say goodbye to summertime and transition into fall with a scrumptious Ghirardelli® product.

Top off some of your best drinks and desserts with one of Ghirardelli®’s delicious sauces. These sauces are just the thing to make your product stand out. Drizzle your flavor of choice on top of ice cream or frozen yogurt, or add it into a delicious frappe or hot or cold coffee drink.

Lollicup® offers several Ghirardelli flavors, including caramel, sweet ground chocolate & cocoa, black label chocolate and white chocolate.

Sauces are available in both 64 fl. oz. bottles and 16 oz. squeeze bottles. Pumps can be purchased for the 64 oz. bottles, and a wire rack is also available to store up to three 64 oz. bottles.

Contact your sales representative for more information!

LolliBlend introduces new Signature Spice

Enhance the flavor of your foods with LolliBlend Seasoning: Signature Spice, made from a tasty mixture of Asian inspired spices. Make a marinade, or simply add a dash of it to a side dish or meat. This new product is delicious on popcorn chicken. Along with the new spice, be sure to grab the new stainless steel shaker to help you perfectly sprinkle seasoning onto your food.

This new seasoning is the second product of the new LolliBlend line. The LolliBlend line is a brand under Tea Zone® that specializes in our company’s signature flavors. Keep on the lookout for more LolliBlend products. LolliBlend medium roast coffee is also available for purchase.

Tea Zone® introduces new popping pearl size and packaging

Popping pearls are now available in a new size, and in new packaging!

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Popping pearl pouches

For those who want a smaller size, we have added a 2.2 lb. bag as an alternative to our 7 lb. case! Strawberry and Mango popping pearls are available in these smaller sizes.

Popping pearls are a delicious topping that look similar to boba. They are round in shape, but are not solid like boba. Each pearl is filled with a colorful fruit-flavored juice.

Once bitten into, the pearls pop and juice instantly hits taste buds. If you are looking for something a little more daring than boba, these pearls are a great option.

Torani offers products, perfect for every season

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The sun is still hot and the beach is still full. Summer is not over yet, and Torani® has the perfect products to continue the feeling of summertime bliss. Torani’s fruit smoothie mix, puree blends and frappe mixes will help you live out the rest of your summer with your head held high and with your shades over your eyes.

However, the warm days will soon begin to feel slightly cooler, and the leaves will begin to change. Sweaters will slowly make their way onto the backs of sundresses and tank tops. The next thing you know, our lovely summer months will be gone and fall will be here.

Luckily, with crisp autumn days comes warm treats like delicious cups of coffee, cocoa and tea that can easily be enhanced with Torani products. This fall, for the perfect cup, add a pump or two of Torani’s famous flavored syrups. Flavors like almond roca and pumpkin pie are sure to encourage customers to embrace the fall and winter months.

Torani also offers delicious sauces that can be drizzled over many kinds of hot or cold beverages, as well as desserts.

So don’t get down on the thought of losing your tan, perk yourself up with Torani’s delicious flavors all year round. For more information about which Torani products Lollicup® offers, contact your sales representative today!

Prepare for fall with Karat®‘s new colorful enclosure lids

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Karat®’s new green, pink and brown enclosure lids are now available for purchase! With fall and winter right around the corner, these lids are a must have. Hot cups will once again be a common sight in and around coffee shops. The colors of these new lids are perfect for bringing in the cooler months.

Not only is pink pretty, it is the perfect shade for commemorating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The brown and green colors will pair well with warm fall colors and the pleasing pine look of the holidays.

These lids are designed to keep customers from small spills and splashes. Although the opening at the top of most lids is very small, the contents of a hot cup have the tendency to splash out while walking or driving. No one wants to feel their hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa on their skin or on their clothes. With the enclosure lids, this won’t happen!

Karat’s traditional enclosure lids have a small flap over the sipper, so that customers can close the cup up while carrying it. Customers can also choose to close it only slightly so that they can still drink from their cup with the flap closed.

These lids are available for 10-24 oz. cups. For more information, contact your sales representative.

Tea Zone® popping pearls please taste buds

Tea Zone®, the leading supplier of bubble tea supplies, is gaining more attention through some of its signature products.

Tea Zone’s claim to fame, of course, is its boba and mini boba. Recently, a new craze has delighted American taste buds: Tea Zone’s popping pearls, also known as bursting boba or popping boba.

Tea Zone popping pearls have become somewhat of a spectacle for those who have come across them.

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Strawberry popping pearls

Popping pearls are delicious balls of flavored juice, contained by a thin, gummy-like shell. Once the pearls are bitten, a sudden burst of flavor explodes onto taste buds. The pearls are about 3/8 inch in diameter and the exterior of the pearl is made of seaweed extract.

Samples of popping pearls on top of a vibrantly colored slush were given out to attendees at the NRA Show last May. Some were excited, thinking they were getting a taste of Tea Zone’s well renowned boba. Others at first rejected the free sample, saying they weren’t fans of the round, squishy tapioca balls.

Those brave enough to try were stunned by the sudden burst of flavor.

These pearls are delicious on top of frozen yogurt or inside any tea, smoothie or slush. They come in 13 scrumptious flavors, including: mango, lychee, green apple, orange, passion fruit, strawberry, yogurt, blueberry, cantaloupe, cherry, peach, kiwi and pomegranate.

Popping pearls’ flavors and brilliant colors aren’t the only selling point. Unlike boba, popping pearls do not need to be cooked and there is no preparation needed. All popping pearls from Tea Zone are ready to serve from the jar. This makes popping pearls a fast and easy topping for customers to enjoy.

The craze is catching on to very notable businesses, which are using the popping pearls in various ways, creating their own Asian fusion cuisine without even realizing it.

Take your pick: Tea Zone® offers many teas for many tastes

Tea is definitely not “one taste fits all.” There are many kinds, and everyone may prefer something different. That’s why Tea Zone® offers several different types of tea that can be used to create customized beverages that will win over customers’ taste buds.

Teas have been around for centuries, and are now a beverage of choice for many, whether served hot or iced. It is said to be the most widely consumed beverage in the world, according to the Tea Association of the U.S.A. Inc.

All Tea Zone teas are harvested from tea fields in Taiwan. Here are some of the teas, Tea Zone offers:

 

Black Tea

For something strong and bold, black tea might be the right tea for you. Black tea leaves are much stronger than other teas. Tea Zone also offers “Vintage Blend” Black Tea Leaves, which is a mixture of black tea leaves, cassia seeds, vanilla powder and flavoring.

These are some of the flavors that match well with black tea:

  • Strawberry
  • Peach
  • Mango and more

 

Green Tea

For something a little bit lighter, green tea is a great option. Green tea is milder than black tea and is also lighter in color. Drinking green tea also has many health benefits. Tea Zone also offers Premium Jasmine Green Tea Leaves.

These are some of the flavors that match well with green tea:

  • Peach
  • Strawberry
  • Grapefruit and more

 

Milk Tea

Delicious milk tea and golden milk tea leaves are exactly what you need for classic bubble teas. This tea creates a silky smooth texture that is perfect with boba or mini boba added in.

These are some of the flavors that match well with milk tea:

  • Almond
  • Strawberry
  • Taro

 

Additionally, for even more variety, Tea Zone offers Thai Tea Leaves and Oolong Tea Leaves. For more information about these tea leaves, contact your sales representative.

Check out one of Karat®‘ s latest items! PP Injection Deli Containers

Karat PP Injection Deli Containers

New PP injection deli containers now available.

The sturdy and reliable Karat® PP Injection Deli Containers are microwavable and are suitable for all kinds of hot or cold food items. These withstand much higher heat levels than regular deli containers, and are available in different sizes. If you are looking for something high quality, this is a great product for you. Contact your sales representative for more information about these containers.

What is boba?

On the timeline of popular food items, Boba is newer than chicken wings but older than the Cronut.

Its origin is said to have come from a woman named Lin Hsiu Hui, who was the product development manager of the Chun Shui Teahouse in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980s, according to CNN.

She brought her tapioca pudding with her to a staff meeting, and poured it into her iced tea. It has been a craze in Taiwan ever since, and has spread around the world.

Boba is a squishy and delicious way of adding some texture to a drink. It can be added to slushes, milk teas, iced coffee and even hot coffee.

Boba, also known as tapioca pearls, are small balls of tapioca made from the starch of the cassava root.

The pearls come in two size: regular, which are 1/4 inch in diameter, and mini, which are 1/8 in diameter. They do not naturally have any flavor, but can be infused with flavoring to make them sweet.

Lollicup is known for marinating its boba in a concoction of longan honey, brown sugar and hot water. This gives the boba a lightly sweetened taste and a dark brown color. Green tea infused boba is also quite popular.

Be sure to try some in a drink if you haven’t already!