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CP Foods adds frozen desserts to Carisma range

By Luke Nicholls , 09-Aug-2012

CP Foods' Carisma fruit sushi (coconut sticky rice with a fruit topping in bite-sized portions)

CP Foods' Carisma fruit sushi (coconut sticky rice with a fruit topping in bite-sized portions)

Food producer CP Foods UK is set to launch a new range of fruit-based frozen desserts for its foodservice customers.

Product details:

The new products fall under CP Foods’ Carisma brand. The frozen dessert range incudes mango and pineapple brochettes (fruit on a skewer); choco-banana brochettes (banana chunks covered in chocolate on a stick); and the fruit sushi (coconut sticky rice with a fruit topping in bite-sized portions).


Cost is not yet known but will appear here shortly.


The Carisma frozen dessert range is availablein pack sizes: sweet fruit sushi (4 x 20g, 5 x 80g, 5 x 400g), mango brochette (10 x 65g, 3 x 650g), pineapple brochette (10 x 65g, 3 x 650g), choco-banana Brochettes (10 x 50g, 4 x 500g).

The specific release date of the products is not yet known but will appear here when available.

Why you should buy it:

Jane Dunford, development manager at CP Foods, said: “This is one of those product ranges people will love- not only does it look and sound enticing - our special freezing process ensures the fruit retains all the texture and flavour of fresh produce.

“Demand for new and innovative dishes continues to grow, particularly for Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine and, thanks to CP’s heritage, we can offer customers the opportunity to experience expertly prepared Asian-inspired food ranges using only the finest ingredients. 

“We are constantly developing new Carisma recipes to increase range and choice.  And because they’re all frozen, they make for excellent and cost-effective additions to the foodservice kitchen.”

Other products on the market:

  • Delice de France earlier this year brought the French Coup de Pates premium frozen range - which includes a selection of 26 mini-French dessert canapés - to the UK, in a bid to make baking easier for chefs and caterers.
  • Ercolano, the company set up by former Movenpick Ice Cream managing director Mike Godwin last year, has launched what it calls a 'super premium' range of ice creams and sorbets under the Amore Di Gelato brand, which are designed to enhance dessert menus at restaurants, pubs and hotels.

Additional information:

For more information on the full CP Foods range, visit the website .

If you want to find out how to maximise your dessert sales, check out this BigHospitality video . Leading patissier and chocolatier Will Torrent presents some of his top recipes for maximising those restaurant dessert sales when diners are increasingly looking for lower fat, lower calorie or lower cost options which can provide a challenge for pastry chefs.

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