Month: September 2015

Introducing YUZU SAKE Truffles a NEW chocolate PRODUCT from PRESTAT

  One of TSS’s past Businesses of the Month is Prestat, and another product testing opportunity has presented itself. Sampling Prestat’s new Japanese Sake infused fine chocolate truffles with dark and white chocolate. What is Sake? Sake is Japan’s national alcoholic drink and is made of fermented rice in a two step conversion of starch to sugar and sugar to alcohol process. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Though there are many types of Sake. Sake it is generally described to have a similar taste as a dry white wine. What is a Yuzu fruit? Yuzu is a citrus fruit Origin: Eastern Asia. Yuzu has the taste and appearance similar to a Mandarin orange, judging by its inclusion in this truffle recipe it could be described as being more tangy and less sweet than an orange, but not as sour as a lemon. Both the rind and the juice of the Yuzu are used in Eastern cuisine mostly. Yuzu Sake Truffles The marrying of Sake with Yuzu is perhaps not a new thing in …

Leading Bath Manufacturer, Carron Bathrooms is TSS Business of the Month for September 2015

Background Falkirk business Carron Bathrooms have a traceable history back to the eighteenth century. *Its iron foundry situated near to the River Carron manufactured defence equipment for the Royal Navy and so received a Royal Charter. During the Industrial Revolution, when pig iron and wrought iron production was at its height, the company saw continued growth. In 1870, new furnaces and offices were built on the Stenhouse Road. For two centuries the company was associated with major civil engineering projects, including its biggest, the supply of iron rings for the first Jarrow-Howden tunnel construction. The Carron Company Ltd have seen demand for their quality iron castings during two world wars and in peace time for defence, public and private sector customers, while also producing domestic products. The first Carron bath, cast iron of course, was manufactured in 1866! *ends* Made in Britain Time and time again, when researching businesses, we learn of British companies (those with long manufacturing histories and having enjoyed established reputations) falling into receivership during the 1980s, because of the new economic policies …

Salted Caramel Milk by Shaken Udder

Being a previous TSS Business of the Month See here it makes us happy to continually keep our TSS readers abreast of Shaken Udder news and of the festival trailer unit’s whereabouts during festival season (two September dates remain) Also, and the real point to this post, is the fact there’s a new flavour edition to the Shaken Udder family, one of a growing range of flavoured milk drinks in bottles/cartons available from major UK supermarkets and online, and not just selling from the milkshake trailer at events TSS Says This new milk, is a salted caramel blend, and it is, simply, grown-up delicious. Caramelization is the science around that which occurs when you heat up sugar. To avoid using sugar, and to choose, instead, to use something artificial to achieve a caramel flavour would be a wrongful choice (ed’s view). As there is much interest and discussion about the high levels of sugar in food and drink, it is a debate we are never going to ignore when reviewing foodstuffs. So, while acknowledging there is a bold use of …