EHL Ingredients spices up Christmas with new blends for food manufacturers and caterers

EHL spices FDMB North West

For an international twist on traditional Christmas recipes, Stockport’s EHL Ingredients has launched six new organic and conventional herb and spice blends.

It is offering food manufacturers and caterers a range of exciting blends for beef, game, fish and vegetables, a sweet mixed spice seasoning, and a gluhwein mix for wine, cider and alcohol-free warmed juices. All blends are vegan too so can be used on meat-free foods, squashes, as well as pulse, nut and alternative roasts.

The savoury blends incorporate traditional and more unusual seasonal herbs and spices, while the sweet mixed spices are perfect for Christmas puddings, stollen and fruit loaves as well as modern recipes, such as spiced orange and cranberry cake and mince pie variants.

EHL’s gluwein and cider blend includes a balanced combination of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper and ginger.

The blends include the following ingredients:

·       Beef – black pepper, chilli, cumin and coriander

·       Game – fennel, black pepper and juniper

·       Fish – lemon, pink peppercorns, dill, paprika and cumin

·       Vegetable – cumin, paprika, turmeric and black pepper

·       Sweet spice – cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, black pepper and ginger

·       Gluhwein – cassia, ginger root, nutmeg, star anise, allspice and black pepper

The versatile festive blends are an exciting addition to the seasonal range designed to add alternative flavours and textures to Christmas dinners, and tap into consumers’ love of world cuisine.

EHL also offers a range of stuffing mixes in organic and conventional format, including a spicy cranberry and a nutmeg, cassia and black pepper mix to be incorporated into meat main course dishes, such as prepared turkey or beef joints, or used in dry format to create stuffing mixtures and balls.

Kath Davies, New Product Development Manager at EHL Ingredients says: “We know that not everyone chooses a turkey for Christmas dinner with many consumers are now opting for beef, game and whole fish, such as salmon or seabass, as well as vegetarian and vegan alternatives. Modern Brits’ tastes are changing and people are looking for variety, new and interesting flavour combinations, and unusual dishes at Christmas group gatherings. Food manufacturers and foodservice outlets should offer alternatives to traditional turkey dinners over the festive period and our new blends allow them to develop appealing dishes to suit modern palates.

“Christmas is always a key period for food manufacturers and dining outlets, and our quality spices are perfect for many types of festive dishes and accompaniments, bakery items and drinks. It’s important for to stay one step ahead and use interesting, quality products that consumers will love and enjoy over the festive period.”

EHL Ingredients can offer allergen-free, vegan, conventional and organic blends on request, can match or enhance existing blends and can collaborate with manufacturers on bespoke formulations for new products.

Available in bulk, the blends are ideal for food manufacturers and foodservice operators to add to prepared foods or package into smaller bags or boxes to be sold on supermarket shelves for consumers to use at home.EHL can supply these blends under short lead times if required, can collaborate with brands an manufacturers developing new products and can also offer advice on new and existing formulations.

To find out more about EHL Ingredients, visit the new website, email or call 0161 480 7902.