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How to choose more responsibly produced chocolate?

How to choose more responsibly produced chocolate?

Choose a palm oil-free option. Prefer certified. Domesticity and veganism. Think about packaging.

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Added  Oct 1, 2022  in category  Current

Chocolate production that is fair to everyone requires a lot of effort and work. However, it is not always easy to identify a more responsible choice. So the confectionery manufacturer Panda put together four tips for making better chocolate choices.

 

1. Choose a palm oil-free option

Switching to palm oil-free products is one of the most responsible actions a chocolate consumer or food industry professional can make. Palm oil production is associated with human rights and environmental problems. So chocolate made without palm oil is more ethical and consumes less of nature's limited resources.

Panda's chocolate bars have been made without palm oil since 2016, and the confectionery manufacturer's entire chocolate production became completely palm oil-free in 2020, when the ingredient was also removed from the production of candies.

 

2. Prefer certified

The heart of chocolate, cocoa, is another critical ingredient in terms of responsibility. It cannot be replaced with current knowledge or skills. Therefore, the work of independent third parties to promote more responsible production in the countries of cocoa origin is particularly important.

The cocoa purchased for Panda's chocolate is Rainforest Alliance certified. It means that practices are followed in the cultivation of cocoa, the aim of which is to protect forests, maintain biodiversity and support the well-being of employees.

Certificate systems from independent third parties currently offer the best opportunity to do long-term work and bring about positive change locally.

The certification markings can be found on the wrapper of the chocolate bar.

 

3. Domesticity and veganism

Check the place where the chocolate is made and the list of ingredients from the wrapper.

Panda's entire confectionery production is located in Finland, and raw materials such as sugar are mainly domestic. For example, Panda's dark chocolate is plant-based, i.e. vegan.

 

4. Think about packaging

One perspective on the responsibility of a product as a product can be found in the packaging. The same goes for chocolate. The lighter the chocolate is packed, the less it burdens the environment. That's why the wrappers of Panda's chocolate bars have also been lightened over the years, and they do not contain aluminum at all.

When only one type of material has been used in the packaging, it is easier to sort it correctly, so that recyclable materials can also be recycled.

 

One hundred percent responsibly produced chocolate does not yet exist, and the chocolate industry has a lot of work to do in the area of ​​responsibility. It is work that we at Panda are committed to. We encourage all chocolate consumers and food industry professionals to make an impact with their own choices.

 

Text by Panda

Valrhona – 100 years of a fair and sustainable cocoa industry

Valrhona – 100 years of a fair and sustainable cocoa industry

French chocolate producer, Valrhona has been producing high-quality chocolate products and creating a fair and sustainable chocolate industry since 1922. The award-winning products are especially recognized by pastry chefs and chocolatiers: they are suitable for desserts and various pastries.

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Added  Oct 1, 2022  in category  Current

French chocolate producer, Valrhona has been producing high-quality chocolate products and creating a fair and sustainable chocolate industry since 1922. The award-winning products are especially recognized by pastry chefs and chocolatiers: they are suitable for desserts and various pastries.

 

Together, good becomes better

Valrhona´s mission statement “Together, good becomes better” conveys the strength of its commitment to develop a fairer, more sustainable cocoa sector and gastronomy. In 2020 company became a certified B-Corporation®. The label recognizes the world’s most ethically committed companies which meet the highest social and environmental standards and are committed to progress.

 

At Valrhona 100% of the cocoa is traced from their producers around the world and Valrhona is committed to long-term partnerships with the producer organizations. As a part of Valrhona´s Live Long CSR -program Valrhona supports projects for improving cocoa producers’ living conditions and protecting the environment – in practical level the projects can vary from the construction of housing and schools to the protection of rare cocoa varieties.

 

Unique ingredients from Madagascar

One of Valrhona’s true classics, Valrhona Manjari 64% Dark Chocolate, single origin Madagascar, is the product of a long-running partnership between Valrhona and the Millot plantation in northern Madagascar. The target of their 30 years partnership has been to bring out the unique flavours of Madagascan cocoa and take care of the workers´ wellbeing and preserve the environment of the plantation. In Valrhona Manjari 64% you can taste the uniquely flavorsome and fruity Madagascan cocoa and fleshy notes of tangy red berries.

 

From the heart of Madagascar comes also the cocoa for Valrhona´s newest innovation, Valrhona Amatika 46% Vegan Chocolate. It is the first plant-based Grand Cru and brings an alternative to the world of milk chocolates. Valrhona Amatika 46% combines the sweetness and creaminess of almond with the aromatic potency of Madagascan cacao. The taste and texture are much like in milk chocolate and they meet the needs and creativity of pastry chefs and artisans the world over. Valrhona Amatika works in chocolate applications like regular milk chocolate. In terms of taste and texture, Valrhona has managed to get very close to classic milk chocolate. Instead of milk, almond powder is used in this vegan chocolate.

 

Text by Valrhona

Show your customers that you care -sustainability through napkin choice

Show your customers that you care -sustainability through napkin choice

Tork Natural color napkins made of 100% recycled fibers are available in two different dispenser systems  and as traditional napkins in several sizes. The napkins in the Tork Natural range are also biodegradable, compostable and certified with the FSC and EU Ecolabels (EN 13432).

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Added  Oct 1, 2022  in category  New products

Did you know that three out of five restaurant visitors are more likely to give a positive review of a restaurant if they see that the restaurant cares for sustainability?

specially younger generations are increasingly appreciating sustainability - and expecting the same from companies. Even if napkins made of recycled fibers is nothing new per se, the use of unbleached napkins with natural color is one easy way to make sustainability more visible: the color itself communicates that you care. In this way, companies can make their sustainability choices more visible to their customers.

In addition to being designed with environmental focus in mind, the undyed napkins from the Tork Natural napkin assortment also serve as beautiful details. Naturalness and elements of nature have now long been popular in the world of fashion and interior design, where various beautiful shades of brown are strongly visible. The color of Tork Natural napkins is of natural origin and has a beautifully soft shade, and it is easy to combine it with today's interior styles also in companies that value style and visuality.

When choosing a responsible napkin, attention should also be paid to the consumption of the product itself: when you have sustainability in your mind it is always essential to assess the big picture. The unnecessary overconsumption of napkins is a major problem but can fortunately be significantly reduced – and at the same time significantly reduce the amount of waste. For example, the Tork Xpressnap dispenser, which dispenses one napkin at a time, reduces the use of napkins by at least twenty-five percent compared to traditional napkin dispensers.
 

Tork Natural color napkins made of 100% recycled fibers are available in two different dispenser systems (Tork Xpressnap N4 and Tork Xpressnap Fit N14) and as traditional napkins in several sizes. The napkins in the Tork Natural range are also biodegradable, compostable and certified with the FSC and EU Ecolabels (EN 13432).

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Text: Essity

The new Via pizzas provide genuine taste experiences quickly and easily

The new Via pizzas provide genuine taste experiences quickly and easily

The Via pizza is a delicious new product which offers a genuine and trendy Italian taste experience. The high-quality single-slice pizza has been baked using a sourdough base and is suitable as a snack or a small meal. The pizza can be served as it is, or it can be heated; both filling options provide a tasty, fresh and authentic experience!

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Added  Sep 26, 2022  in category  New products

HKScan’s Via product family provides the most popular dishes from the world’s best cuisines to your menu!

 

The Via pizza is a delicious new product which offers a genuine and trendy Italian taste experience. The high-quality single-slice pizza has been baked using a sourdough base and is suitable as a snack or a small meal. The pizza can be served as it is, or it can be heated; both filling options provide a tasty, fresh and authentic experience! The handy meal base facilitates eating.

 

The secret of the pizza is its sourdough base, which has plenty of flavour and structure and is baked in a genuine stone oven. The delicious tomato sauce contains olive oil, basil, oregano and onion. The simple, high-quality raw ingredient combinations ensure an appetising taste experience. The pizza is made in Finland, and its meat ingredients are Finnish.

 

The Via pizza is now available in three tasty options. The classic Via Pizza Fresco Margherita combines delicious tomato sauce and fresh tomatoes baked on a genuine sourdough base. The herbal pesto and mouth-watering mozzarella finalise the authentic taste experience.

 

Va bene! The Via Pizza Fresco Pollo&Pesto's ingredients include succulent, pesto-marinated Finnish chicken. The genuine sourdough pizza is, of course, baked with a delicious tomato sauce topping. The fresh mozzarella supplements the taste experience.

 

The Via Pizza Fresco Salami Piccante delights with its multitude of flavours. The genuine sourdough base is baked with a topping of delicious tomato sauce together with fresh mozzarella and full-bodied Finnish salami. The pizza has been finished off with genuine parmesan and a pinch of black pepper.

 

Valio Aimo® seasonal products (September-January)

Valio Aimo® seasonal products (September-January)

In food, the fall season is both everyday and festive time. We have the best ingredients and products for both!

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Added  Sep 9, 2022  in category  Current

In food, the fall season is both everyday and festive time. We have the best ingredients and products for both!

Getting back to work and everyday life means more demand for lunches and snacks. For lunch and other dishes, you can find, for example, multipurpose cold-smoked ham chips, lentil-carrot mix and veggie nuggets in our selections. Customers can now taste warming, comfort food-like dishes, such as chicken-blue cheese-pumpkin casserole and Yako Udon noodles.

This fall, it's worth putting the equally tasty and versatile striped, yellow and white beets in the spotlight alongside beetroot, for example in hearty soup or Christmas treats. Calzones, smoothies, ginger hots and protein curds are suitable for customers' snack cravings. As sweet delicacies of the season, we recommend apple-rum raisin bowls and lingonberry curd cake. As the holiday season approaches at the end of the year, it's a good idea to update your glass stocks. Discover the stylish Nexo glasses. Don't forget mulled wine, pastries and small salty snacks, such as chipotle falafels and blue cheese bites.

Check out the seasonal products:

ALCOHOL

DRINKS

FISH

FRESH PRODUCTS

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

FROZEN FOOD

INDUSTRIAL GROCERIES

MEAT

NON-FOOD

Pikaiset-campaigns in October

Pikaiset-campaigns in October

In October, we offer plenty of interesting promotional items. Take a look at the offers, make your shopping list and come to the Cash and Carry outlet.

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Added  Oct 1, 2022  in category  Current

In October, we offer plenty of interesting promotional items. 

Check out the offers below, make your shopping list ready and come shopping to the Cash and Carry outlets.

You can also read the campaign letter here.


 

ALCOHOLS

MULLED WINES

COFFEE

FISH

CHICKEN

ASETTINGS

HAND PAPER

MEAT

PIZZA

CHEWING GUM

TEA

VALIO GEFILUS

VALIO OTHER

Seasonal favourites for Christmas Parties

Seasonal favourites for Christmas Parties

We have gathered together the best products for Christmas Parties so that you find all of them from one place - from here!

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Added  Aug 15, 2022  in category  Current

Autumn is already knocking at the door and the best summer season is coming to the end so we can turn our thoughts to the approaching Christmas Party season. We haven't been able to properly celebrate Christmas Parties for a few years, so are you ready when your customers want an unforgettable Christmas Parties after the break?

 

For your help, we collected the absolute hit products of the Christmas Party season, which you can find in the links below, compiled by supplier.

 

DUNI

FEELIA

HKSCAN

MAUSTE-SALLINEN

MYLLYN PARAS

LACTALIS FINLAND

Delicious novelty: Fazer Butter-cinnamon whirl

Delicious novelty: Fazer Butter-cinnamon whirl

This fall Fazer’s frozen bun category gets a delicious new addition. New Fazer Butter-cinnamon whirl has plenty of fillings, which gives the whirl a rich and soft consistency and the consumer a versatile taste experience.

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Added  Sep 9, 2022  in category  New products

With the help of Fazer’s frozen buns, you get a wonderful scent and soft, freshly baked buns with only a little effort.

Fazer’s frozen bun category includes classics such as Fazer Dallaspulla, Fazer Sweet bun with butter filling and Fazer Cinnamon bun, which have delighted consumers for a long time. Fazer’s loved classics and innovative novelties are bound to charm everyone.

This fall Fazer’s frozen bun category gets a delicious new addition. New Fazer Butter-cinnamon whirl has plenty of fillings, which gives the whirl a rich and soft consistency and the consumer a versatile taste experience. On top of this wonderfully soft cinnamon whirl is a rich, mouth-watering butter button and the delicious look is finished by a pinch of croquant sprinkle. After baking, the whirl gives out a lovely scent of cinnamon and freshly baked bun. The Fazer Butter-cinnamon whirl has been baked in Fazer’s Vantaa Bakery and one sales unit includes 60 whirls. The whirl is an excellent option to be offered in a showcase due to its delicious appearance. The whirl also fits those who follow a lactose-free diet.

We suggest that you defrost the whirl at room temperature for approximately 1 hour and then bake it for 12–15 minutes at 190–210 °C. PLEASE NOTE! The baking guidelines may vary according to your equipment.

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FAZER BUTTER CINNAMON WHIRL

Text: Fazer

Lautaselle magazine 2/2022

Lautaselle magazine 2/2022

A new Lautaselle magazine has been published! From the summer magazine you can read e.g. the growing appreciation of domestic food and the responsibility of companies, the catering offer in Linnanmäki and getting to know the kitchen of the service house, without forgetting, of course, the drinking trends of the summer.

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Added  Oct 21, 2021  in category  Newspapers

Lautaselle magazine has published!


 

In this Lautaselle magazine, we are on the verge of important and interesting themes. We tell you e.g. on how the value of domestic food has risen and corporate responsibility has deepened, and we are launching our “Global Food Trends and Rising Food Phenomena 2022” report, which also shows the rise in responsibility, but also the smart robots and digital services.


 

In honor of the summer, we will also discuss the summer's drinking trends in restaurants, hear about Linnanmäki's dining offer and get to know the cuisine of Folkhälsan's restaurant.


 

You can read the entire Lautaselle magazine here.

Lautaselle magazine 1/2022

Lautaselle magazine 1/2022

The first Lautaselle magazine of the year has been published! You can read about Valio Aimo® for wholesale, various restaurant concepts and delicious new products, but also for the burning labor shortage in the restaurant industry and the attention paid to children in the restaurant.

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Added  Oct 21, 2021  in category  Newspapers

The first Lautaselle magazine of the year has been published!

 

In this Lautaselle magazine, we get to know the new Valio Aimo® wholesale, various restaurant concepts and delicious new products. The magazine also focuses on current issues, such as the burning labor shortage in the restaurant industry. We also provide tips for paying attention to children’s guests in the restaurant - hope you enjoy.

 

You can read the entire Lautaselle magazine here.