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Insulated Black Ripple Cups – Back In Stock

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Due to popular demand, we’re about to take delivery of our new Black Ripple Cups – available in the usual range of sizes from 8-16oz (small to large in takeaway Coffee terms).  We trialled a limited quantity of these items last year, albeit only in a 12oz size. They proved popular with customers looking for a plain insulated cup, but perhaps where the existing Brown Kraft cups didn’t fit in with company branding or colour preference. As a result we’re now holding this full range as a regular stock item.

For readers unfamiliar with our insulated barrier cups, they are perfect for customers looking to serve hot drinks but without the heat becoming uncomfortable when holding the cup. More traditional single-wall cups are fine for takeaway Coffee use; however they will transmit heat through the side wall when extremely hot drinks are served. There are two ways around this issue, you can either use an additional sleeve on your single-wall cup, or switch to a cup that contains integral insulation. With our Kraft and Black Ripple cups, this is featured on the outside with the distinctive ribbed design.

The finish is a glossy Black, designed primarily with franchised Coffee chains in mind. This gives customers an alternative to our plain brown Kraft cups or the generic printed “Weave” design cups. The existing range of lids used on our cups are designed to fit this range too, no new lids are required for customers considering switching.

Samples are available on request. The stock is expected to be available from mid-January, although you can pre-order the items straight away through our website at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,7,147,Kraft_Ripple_Cups.html.

New product: Classique 8oz Disposable Wine Glasses

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is a new product from our premium range of disposable plastic products. We’re frequently asked for a high quality and sturdy Wine Glass that’s still classed as a disposable product. Up until recently we would have recommended the ECON range of reusable Wine Glasses, available in either 5oz or 12oz sizes, however the most popular serving of wine is 175ml (6oz to the line). In addition, the ECON (Crystal Polystyrene) reusable products do not work out very cost-effective when used as a single-use product.

The Classique 8oz Wineglass aims to fill this gap in our range, giving customers a high quality disposable option where a standard measure of wine is to be served. The 8oz size is the maximum capacity, obviously you wouldn’t serve Wine in this fashion so the item contains a line to denote the 175ml fill mark.

Although this product is disposable, the plastic is at least 50% thicker than the nearest comparable disposable product from our range, this gives the glass unparalleled rigidity for a disposable Wineglass. Although we don’t advertise the goblets for this use, it would be possible to rinse and reuse the item if you so desired, providing a cool wash is used and you’re not putting them in a glass washer.

Stock of this product is expected towards the second half of January – you can pre-order the product now at: http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_more_info,6,24,4582.html

Please get in touch with our sales team if you need any further information on: 0844 4995456

Classique 8oz Disposable Wineglasses

Classique 8oz Disposable Wineglasses

Bagasse / Sugarcane Tableware – as seen on TV!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Eagle eyed customers may have noticed our Sugarcane bowls featured on Heston’s Fantastical Food – aired on Channel 4 on December 19th. The show featured a gigantic Christmas pudding, so much so that it was large enough to step inside!

The plus-sized pudding was served to a large crowd of onlookers in 16oz Sugarcane bowls, a product we specifically market for use with hot or oily foods. The increased rigidity of our biodegradable products is well suited to outdoor events, or where more substantial servings are anticipated. Regular disposable paper plates will bend and distort under the weight of a Christmas pudding portion whereas our Sugarcane bowls are far sturdier and will retain their original shape.

Our biodegradable range consists of the following product types:

  • Round plates (6-10”)
  • Square plates (15-26cm)
  • Bowls (12-16oz)
  • Food boxes (For Burgers / Fish + Chips)
  • Compartment containers

As Heston Blumenthal so aptly demonstrated; these are a fantastic disposable solution for outdoor catering, available in a range of sizes and pack configurations to suit most requirements.

For more information, please see our Biodegradable Tableware store category at:
http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,38,0,Biodegradable_Tableware.html.

You can catch the programme itself on the 4od website at: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hestons-fantastical-food/episode-guide/series-1/episode-7.

Special Offer: 40cm 3-ply Christmas Bauble Paper Napkins

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

50% thicker and available at a promotional price while stocks last. These are made from extra-thick 3-ply paper tissue; this makes the product softer and more absorbent than the more common 2-ply variety.

The colour is a vivid and festive holly Red with a metallic silver / gold Christmas Bauble print – a tasteful and subtle print, suitable for your Christmas meal, parties or for use at Restaurants.

We have strictly limited quantities of this product available at the following prices:

£25.20 per case (1,000)
£3.50 per pack (125)

£3.50 per pack (125) / £25.20 per case (1,000)

2012 Christmas break and delivery schedule

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Our offices close on the 21st December this year at 12pm for the Christmas break, reopening on 2nd January 2013 in the New Year.

The last available date to order for Christmas delivery is 20th December for orders placed up until 4pm. Orders placed after this time will be dispatched in the New Year with deliveries starting from Thursday 3rd January.

Please note that due to the increased amount of traffic throughout delivery networks and possible inclement weather, we recommend ordering early to negate any potential problems with time-sensitive Christmas deliveries.

If you have any questions regarding our opening hours or delivery times over the festive period please give our sales team a call on 0844 4995456.

Mulled Wine Glasses

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Mulled wine is a festive beverage traditionally consumed during the winter months – derived from red wine and seasoned with spices.

We’re commonly asked for vessel recommendations for drinking Mulled Wine at this time for year – summarised below are our top suggestions to suit mixed budgets and material preferences.

For customers looking to make their own Mulled Wine, this article from the Guardian is an informative read: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2010/dec/09/how-to-make-perfect-mulled-wine

Disposable Tumblers (Plastic)

Where a stemmed glass is required, the 200ml goblets always prove popular. The rigid crystal styrene is not affected by the warm liquid – completely safe for warm drinks. The distinctive stemmed design also makes this an attractive choice for indoor or formal use.



If a traditional tumbler is preferred then the 8oz airline tumbler is an attractive and convenient choice – these also have the advantage of being easily stackable where larger quantities are required. The 8oz capacity is always the most popular choice for Mulled Wine – glasses are traditionally half-filled with this beverage.


Paper Cups

Although many of our paper cups carry generic branded suited to Coffee or Tea, the plain brown Kraft cups in the smaller 8oz size are an excellent choice if you’re serving mulled wine. As these cups are fully insulated you will not feel any excess temperature through the thick outer lining.

Reusable Glasses

For customers wanted a stronger or reusable glass, we offer a hot drink cup made from extra-strong Polycarbonate, the same material used for police riot shields!  These glasses are unbreakable, but also look a lot like traditional glassware. Reusable glasses are made from thicker plastic so offer more insulation than disposable tumblers. Polycarbonate is also unaffected by hot liquids – completely food safe and approved for all beverages.

New Pricing on Disposable Fibre Drinks Carriers

Friday, November 9th, 2012

As we’ve managed to source these disposable drinks carriers for a reduced price, we’re passing on the savings in the form of vastly reduced pricing on our website.

Biodegradable carriers are available as either a 2-cup carrier or a 4-cup carrier, perfect for use with hot or cold drinks and similar to the items you might encounter at a fast food burger franchise. The slots are compatible with our full range of paper coffee cups and due to the insulating properties of the fibre material, heat from single-wall paper cups will not cause discomfort when transporting drinks.

Our revised pricing is as follows:

  • 4-cup carrier: £15.00 per case (180) / £8.95 per pack (90)
  • 2-cup carrier: £15.00 per case (360) / £5.99 per pack (90)

These items are 100% recyclable and completely biodegradable. In addition, the raw materials used in the product of these products are completely sustainable. The recycled board can be recycled and reformed to make further molded pulp products. McDonalds are one of the biggest supporters of this cup carrier style, it allows flexible transportation of various drink sizes with minimal environmental impact.

4-cup fibre drinks carriers

4-Cup Fibre Drinks Carriers

2-Cup Fibre Drinks Carriers

2-Cup Fibre Drinks Carriers

New Premium Squat Water Cooler Cups

Friday, November 9th, 2012

We now give customers a choice of either a ‘value’ branded cup or a ‘premium’ squat non-vending cup.

The three main differences between these products are the item weight, the design / rolling of the cup rim and the base material. Our standard ‘value’ grade of squat cup has a weight of 2.5g, a semi-rolled rim and is made from PolyPropylene.  The more expensive ‘premium’ cup is made from thicker Polystyrene plastic (3.3g) and has a full tightly rolled rim.

Choosing the correct cup depends on its intended usage, customers simply looking to purchase an economical non-vend cup with squat proportions would be best served by the value item. This has a lower cost-per-unit and is perfect for high volume catering use. The thicker ‘premium’ cups are best suited to dental use where a tightly rolled rim is important, the thicker plastic also makes them resistant to spillages. Customers looking to use these cups in school water dispenses also tend to choose the ‘premium’ cup with a more tightly rolled rim.

Please see out water cooler cups category for pricing information on these items

Plastic Water Cooler Cups

Plastic Water Cooler Cups

New Polycarbonate Tall Cocktail Jug

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

This is a brand new reusable plastic Jug, primarily for use with cocktails. The capacity is 1.7L (3 pints) and is available either with or without the multifunction lid.

The ingenious lid can be used in 3 different positions; open, closed or ice filtering. The first 2 positions are fairly self-explanatory, but the third position is designed to prevent ice from passing from the Jug to the serving glass. This keeps all the ice in the pitcher and maintains the drink temperature.

Because of the tall shape of this item, you can also use it for chilling Wine when the lid is removed; the sides still allow sufficient space to fill the jug with ice.

As with all items in the ELITE Polycarbonate range – the product can be considered unbreakable (for all intents and purposes). The plastic is thick and strong, designed to replicate the appearance of glassware at the bar.

Each case contains 4 Jugs – now available from stock for next-day delivery. This is an ideal accompaniment to your Christmas celebrations, or simply as an extension of your existing barware inventory.

Material: Polycarbonate

Maximum capacity: 1.7L / 3 Pints

Tall 3 Pint Cocktail Pitcher

Tall 3 Pint Cocktail Pitcher

Design Blueprint for 1.7L Polycarbonate Jugs

New Festive Range of Christmas Paper Napkins

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Now available from stock is our 2012 range of Christmas party products – available in a colour and style to suit any occasion. Whether you’re simply organising a party in the home, or catering for a larger scale celebration at a school or office, we have a range a range of table covers, Napkins and tableware to meet your requirements.

In addition to our standard range of themed table cloths, we’ve just added 6 new lines of napkins to the Christmas shop section of the site. These comprise of 2 styles of 25cm cocktail napkins and 4 styles of larger 40cm dinner napkins – all of which are available to purchase as single packs (as few as 100) or full cases (up to 4,000) where larger volumes are required. These are the same super-soft 2-ply serviettes as the rest of our range, with the addition of tasteful festive designs – from subtle geometric prints to playful character graphics designed to appeal to Children.

For further details and a full breakdown of our 2012 range, please see our Christmas online shop at:
http://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/product_listing,16,0,Christmas_Party_Supplies.html

Our 2012 designs:

Black Sparkle DesignChampagne Shimmer DesignChristmas Bauble Design

Christmas Snowman DesignChristmas Tree DesignChristmas Wonderland Design

Napkins at the dinner table:

Disposable Cutlery

To complement your collection of Christmas tableware we’re also stocking our popular silver-look plastic cutlery in a value-orientated party pack. This contains 300 pieces in total; 100 knives, forks and dessert spoons. These are designed to look exactly like their metallic counterparts, in fact to the untrained eye they are indistinguishable.