Great read in today's SMH by Callan Boys, highlighting the growth in condiments and pastes showcasing strong umami flavours. Umami is the 5th taste, a savoury flavour typical of mushrooms, soy, tomatoes and some meats. Foods high in umami have that lovely mouth watering flavour - historically delivered often by MSG, now natural flavours are popular.
You can get your umami fix in several ways: slow fermented miso in "Oomite" (looking dark and thick like Vegemite), chilli sesame and fermented black beans and fried garlic in a crispy chilli oil, a combination of tamari and tahini or "Tumami" a match of tomato paste with black garlic from Alice Zaslavsky.
Increasingly customers seem to be turning from highly processed foods and appreciating the clean flavours of real food like Garlicious Grown Black Garlic Paste - pure umami in a jar! Great to restock in June as the free post deal for orders over $100 expires at the end of the month.
Lovely piece in our terrific regional news @AboutRegional about our participation at Fine Food Australia on the Flavours of NSW stand.
Looking forward to representing NSW well and growing our black garlic business in new directions. Please come and say hello - you can register for a free ticket at https://register.finefoodaustralia.com.au/FINEFO…/index.php/
Thanks @FineFoodAustralia @NSWBusiness
Nina from the RiotACT caught up with us at Handmade Canberra showcasing some terrific businesses from our region. Get the latest here
A recent Forbes report highlighted the changes in food trends in flavours and spices: in 1950 households were blessed if they had 10 spices in the larder, now most have over 40. Cooking at home and the joys of presenting food on Instagram have focused attention on hard to get spices. Home cooks are seeking out heat (especially pepper), seeds for high nutritional content and visual interest and convenience (think of all those flavour mixes now available).
Black garlic sales are rising meeting the ambition of great health, visual interest and strong umami flavouring. Easy to source right here
As part of our involvement with the ACT Export awards we have been fortunate to have access to Cinefly, a promotional video production app - see more here. This has been courtesy of the Canberra Business Chamber with our thanks.
Although not expert videographers(!), we think our video is a neat look at business in Garlicious Grown - let us know what you think!
Fascinating Consumer Reports on Eating Share Trends (CREST) from NPD Group warms our hearts, confirming black garlic is right on trend. Millennials apparently are leading the charge into more healthy eating. Now this is not just low fat or low calories, but a search for clean eating with transparent ingredients.
"Interestingly, Australian owned and grown is seen as most important to the millennial generation when considering healthy eating (36%), followed by locally grown (31%) and no additives or preservatives (24%)."
In 2017, healthy eating consumption was 14% of food service traffic with $5.8 billion and 644 million visits! This has created a "healthy indulgence" category in food service. Other report highlights were the growth in online meal ordering with order volumes doubling in 5 years.
“Providing easy access to healthier meals made with high quality, local ingredients steering away from ‘low-fat and low calorie’ options are a ‘must have’ for the most health-conscious generation of Australians. These health-lead, quality assured meals and snacks can no longer be an option in foodservice, but a ‘need-to-have’ offering within the industry,” says Gimantha Jayasinghe, NPD Deputy Managing Director. “Foodservice operators seeking to gain more visits and grow their bottom line should carefully consider their offerings to attract the most health-conscious generation.”
See more here. You can restock your black garlic supplies here.
Bulk Black Garlic Cloves - peeled
A$100.00 - A$190.00
Sydney Royal Fine Food and Australian Food Awards Gold medal winning peeled black garlic cloves ready for food service use. Australian grown purple garlic raised in awesome conditions in the Braidwood region. Held at low temperature and high humidity to reach flavour perfection. 100% garlic nothing added. Great eaten as an antipasto or added and gently warmed in savoury and sweet food. A superfood creating great interest in the foodie world, full of antioxidants.Packed in tamper proof tubs. One kilo discounted. Domestic orders > $200 attract free postage
Bulk Black Garlic Cloves – unpeeled
A$90.00 - A$140.00
Beautiful Australian purple garlic - held at low temperature and high humidity to reach flavour perfection. 100% garlic nothing added. Great eaten as an antipasto or added and gently warmed in savoury and sweet food. A superfood creating great interest in the foodie world, full of antioxidants. Sold unpeeled packed in tamper proof tubs. Shelf stable. Domestic orders > $200 attract free postage.
Bulk Powdered Black Garlic - four flavours
A$55.00 - A$215.00
Grown in beautiful conditions, dehydrated and ground ready to flavour your favourite dishes. Award winning. Unlike commercial powdered garlic, this is salt free and pure garlic. Prepared four ways: Black - Wonderful molasses flavour of black garlic with the convenience of a powder. Slowly cooked over a month, dried off and ground. Comes plain or with lemon myrtle or rosemary. Smoked - Australian grown white garlic gently smoked over fruit wood then dehydrated and ground for a convenient addition to flavour savoury foods. Vegan friendly and gluten free
Bulk Black Garlic Paste
A$90.00 - A$170.00
Smooth black garlic paste ready for a sauce recipe or as a spread. 100% garlic nothing added. Great on a cheese board. Australian grown purple garlic raised in awesome conditions in the Braidwood region. Shelf stable, keep in a cool place. Domestic orders > $200 attract free postage
Black Garlic White Balsamic Dressing 250mL
Exquisite flavour of black garlic merged with white balsamic dressing - perfect addition to salad, grilled meat or roast vegetables. Popular at tastings and often sells out (our apologies!). Next batch ready now
Black Garlic Aioli 220g
Beautifully balanced black garlic aioli with the right touch of lemon. Made from top quality sunflower oil with luscious black garlic. Perfect on a burger or as a dipping sauce with skewers. Popular at tastings and often first to sell out. Gluten free, contains egg.
Great to be included in the list of finalists for the Food and Beverage awards 2017 - congratulations to everyone involved - a great night out. Congratulations to the eventual winners and thanks to all the sponsors
Great to be featured in Town and Country (thanks Elspeth!) about our fledgling trade into China. Hope to see this grow.....
Read all about it here
Food Innovation Australia Limited is creating connections for Aussie brands at HOFEX 2017 – Asia’s leading food & hospitality trade show. On 8th May 2017, Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) is providing a platform for Australian brands to meet international buyers directly at HOFEX 2017. HOFEX attracts exhibitors from over 50 countries and is visited by buyers from over 70 countries.
We are delighted to be showing our Garlicious Grown black garlic range at this prestigious meeting and look forward to building export partnerships to Asia. Thanks to FIAL for their support.
Don't forget to get your Mothers Day orders in!
Got introduced to Bob's Burgers by our Easter Show customer Barry - amazed we weren't across this clip he kindly sent it through for us. Thanks Barry - we are looking forward to a clip of Barry's Black Garlic Burger, coming soon. Enjoy!