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 Caramelised Black Garlic Cloves - peeled
Sydney Royal Fine Food and Australian Food Awards Gold medal winning peeled black garlic cloves ready for food service use. Caramelised Australian grown purple garlic raised in awesome conditions in the Braidwood region. Packed in tamper proof tubs. One kilo discounted. Domestic orders > $200 attract free postage
Bulk Caramelised Black Garlic Cloves – unpeeled
A$70.00 - A$140.00
Beautiful Australian all natural purple garlic - slowly caramelised at low temperature to reach flavour perfection. Great eaten as an antipasto or added and gently warmed in savoury and sweet food. A super food 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 caramelized black garlic with the convenience of a powder. Slowly caramelised 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 Caramelised Black Garlic Paste
A$90.00 - A$170.00
Gold medal winner at 2017 Sydney Royal Fine Food awards and 2016 Australian Food Awards, and Silver medal winner at 2015 Sydney Royal Fine Food awards! Smooth black garlic paste ready for sauce production or as a spread. Australian grown purple garlic raised in awesome conditions in the Braidwood region. Shelf stable, keep in a cool place.. One kilo discounted. Domestic orders > $200 attract free postage
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!
Lovely piece on black garlic in the Canberra Times today thanks to Susan Parsons about our terrific black garlic powder with lemon myrtle. The lemon myrtle is organically grown on the north coast and complements the black garlic flavour beautifully. Dust over grilled fish or dress up roast potatoes Greek style. No wonder it won a silver RAS medal!
What a thrill to open September's Country Style and see our garlic powders on the Flavours page - thanks to Barbara Sweeney for her support and to all our customers so far for confidence in our product - enjoy!