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:
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
2-Cup Fibre Drinks Carriers
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
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.
Maximum capacity: 1.7L / 3 Pints
Tall 3 Pint Cocktail Pitcher
Design Blueprint for 1.7L Polycarbonate Jugs
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:
Our 2012 designs:
Napkins at the dinner table:
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.
October 11th, 2012
Halloween Party Supplies
Celebrating Halloween this year? Why not take a look at our themed selection of party goods. We stock everything you need for the occasion, from suitably coloured paper table covers to disposable cutlery and plates designed for outdoor use.
Don’t see what you need on the list below? We stock a huge range of items, please give our team of advisors a call on 0844 4995456 to discuss your requirements.
Halloween coloured paper banquet roll:
Thick embossed Kraft paper, available on a convenient sized 8 metre roll. High quality and durable.
8m Orange Paper Banquet Roll
Black 8m Banquet Rolls
8m White Banquet Paper
Disposable paper plates:
7″ sized disposable plate, available as a standard paper plate, or extra-strong biodegradable plate for hot and oily foods.
7" Strong Biodegradable Party Plates
7" Standard Disposable Party Plates
Party packs of disposable cutlery – 100 pieces of each type. We stock a standard grade of disposable plastic cutlery and a more rigid biodegradable type – ideal for more substantial items of food.
Biodegradable Cutlery Party Pack
Standard Disposable Party Cutlery Pack
All goods are in stock and available for next day delivery providing you order before 1pm.
October 9th, 2012
Just in time for the party season, we’ve revised the pricing on our entire range of 25m banquet rolls. We’ve passed on a 10% saving across the whole range of colours; we currently have the following varieties available:
- Lincoln Green
- Royal Blue
- Pastel Pink
- Metallic Gold
- Metallic Silver
Our solid colours are reduced from £11.00 to £10.00 per roll, this represents unbeatable value for money when covering banquet or trestle tables. Our banquet paper is sold on a single long continuous roll, you simply cut the paper to the length required. Our thick heavy-duty rolls are made from 100% recycled Kraft paper in addition to being completely biodegradable.
Smaller packs of 90x90cm table covers are available in packs of 25 if you’ve got fewer tables to cover. We also offer a selection of 8m banquet rolls for ease of storage. For more information, click the link below:
Coloured banquet paper from £10.00 per roll (25 metres)