Prepare for Coeliac Awareness Week 14th – 20th May 2018 …with help from Tipiak

Next month sees the return of Coeliac Awareness Week – run by Coeliac UK.

As well as celebrating their 50th Anniversary, this year the charity is launching their Research Fund with a target of raising £5m by 2020 to invest in research into a cure for coeliac disease, a life-long condition that can be extremely debilitating.

It would be disappointing if having coeliac disease prevented anyone enjoying delicious French patisserie so we’re delighted that Tipiak’s extensive range of gluten-free macarons is accredited by The Association Française Des Intolérants Au Gluten (AFDIAG), the French equivalent to Coeliac UK….making it easy for food professionals to serve exquisitely French gluten-free macarons on their menus.

Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé, International Development Project Manager at Tipiak, said: “When it comes to macarons, food operators are spoilt for choice, with 16 gluten-free Tipiak varieties to choose from, including milk chocolate and passion fruit, blackcurrant and violet, and chocolate and coconut.

“Our range includes premium quality classic French macarons, contemporary pop macarons, and our chocolate macarons collection – and all are accredited as gluten-free. They have an amazing 19.7% almond content – higher than any others in the marketplace and ensuring the best flavour and stability – and are all hand-finished by experienced pâtissiers for authentic French flair.

“Sales of Tipiak macarons across the UK have increased by more than 24% year on year recently … and we’re so pleased that they appeal to diners who avoid gluten, as well as everyone else. We’d be very pleased to hear from foodservice professionals who’d like to find out more about our gluten-free macarons, which are perfect served with coffee, as a dessert sharing platter with dips, crafted into an elegant macaron tower centre piece, as part of your afternoon tea service, as a mini-dessert or for gifting or on-the-go.”

Coeliac UK believes the catering industry is missing out on an estimated £100 million a year by not catering for people with coeliac disease and their friends and family….so it’s well worth food outlets ensuring gluten-free items, like Tipiak’s macarons, are on the menu.

Coeliac UK is urging food services and businesses to show their support during Coeliac Awareness Week from 14th to 20th May by making a positive change to either their menu or product range. Further details of Coeliac UK’s Research Fund initiative can be found here:

https://www.coeliac.org.uk/get-involved/coeliac-uks-research-fund

For more details on Tipiak gluten-free macarons – or any of our other delicious, authentic French canapés and petits fours – please contact our sales team at info@centralfoods.co.uk

Tipiak has the perfect ingredients for afternoon tea

With Mothers’ Day, Easter and National Tea Day all approaching, now is the ideal time to take a look at afternoon tea menus.

As an authentic pâtissier, supplying a range of elegant hand-finished savoury canapés, classic mini patisserie, sweet petits fours and famous French macarons, Tipiak has the perfect ingredients for both the sweet and savoury elements of afternoon tea.

Start with bite-sized savoury delights, with all components from the different breads, choux or blini bases to the mousse, cream or sauce toppings prepared and made in-house by our expert bakers and cooks. Tipiak’s canapés are available in a range of selections – including vegetarian and meat-free to fish and seafood – to suit all tastes and budgets.

Then choose from a mouth-watering sweet selection that includes premium quality classic French macarons, contemporary pop macarons, or our chocolate macarons collection….all are gluten free.

Or take a look at our exquisite award-winning pop éclairs, which come in four different flavours. We also offer classic or chocolate French petits fours, as well as superb French mini-fruit tarts, which are made in-house with real French flour and butter and are bursting with flavour.

Convenient for busy chefs and foodservice operators, our products are simple to thaw and serve.  Being hand-finished means they are the perfect solution when time or labour is at a premium in the kitchen but an artisan result is required.

Contact us for more details.

Demand soars in the UK for Tipiak authentic French macarons

The taste for Tipiak French macarons has soared in the UK, with sales increasing by more than 24% year on year.

Ahead of Macaron Day 2018 on 20th March, the pâtissier has reported that if all the Tipiak macarons sold in the UK in 2017 were laid end to end, they would measure 95 times the height of the Arc de Triomphe.

The increasing popularity of the macarons has been attributed to a range of reasons, including the unique taste and recipe used by the skilled Tipiak pâtissiers in France, the different varieties available, which feature classic macarons, contemporary pop macarons, and the chocolate macarons collection, and the current fashion for afternoon tea in the UK.

In addition, the Tipiak macarons are also gluten-free (with certification from the French Coeliac Association) and are suitable for vegetarians, which appeals to those with a range of dietary requirements.

The rise in social media use and the fashion for snapping eye-catching images has also led to an increasing awareness of the delicate French delight, helping to ensure that consumers just can’t get enough of the genuine macarons.

And with Macaron Day on 20th March fast approaching, demand is likely to continue to grow.

“The Tipiak macarons look and taste exquisite,” said Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé, international development project manager at French food producer Tipiak, which supplies frozen, authentic French patisserie to the UK foodservice sector.

“Demand has shot up over the past two years for authentic macarons and we are thrilled to see how popular the Tipiak macarons are in the UK foodservice sector. Because Tipiak macarons have a significantly higher almond content than most other macarons in the marketplace, they have a better flavour, are less brittle/fragile and are also less sweet. This is bang on trend for those consumers who are willing to pay a little bit more for a smaller, better quality, tastier and more enjoyable treat.

“All foodservice operators have to do is simply ‘thaw and serve’.”

Tipiak has a dedicated and passionate team of experienced pâtissiers using their expertise to create and hand-finish the superb range of ‘thaw and serve’ gluten-free macarons in different flavours and finishes.

They are available to restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, event caterers, hotels, universities, leisure centres, care home operators, garden centres and other foodservice operators through frozen food wholesalers throughout the UK.

For more information visit www.tipiakfoodservice.co.uk

The Macaron Day tradition was established in 2005 in Paris as a partnership among local macaron patisseries to celebrate the French macaron and give back to local charities. In 2010, French macaron shops in New York City also began organising similar events, with other cities in the United States following suit, along with additional places around the world – holding events around the same time in March.