Santa saves spillage
The "Fat Santa" bib is designed to bring a smile to any Christmas party.
Made by Up Front Designs, it is fully washable, and fastened by velcro.
The firm says the bibs are made to be effective alternatives to the normal serviette, helping to stop costly food spills on party clothes. They are definitely aimed at the adult-with-a-sense-of-humour market.
Priced at £3.30, there are a range of other bibs, and one-offs can also be designed to order.
UP FRONT DESIGNS
TEL: 0438 812468
Low fat cream
Rich tasting, low in fat and with a long shelf life - Café Creme is UHT half cream with only 12% fat (this is compared to 18% fat in single cream).
It requires no refrigeration until opening.
The 200g rigid, specially-designed plastic pot has a resealable pour spout and gives 20 servings for 69p.
TRUSTIN THE FOODFINDERS
TEL: 0284 766265
Clean, efficient, and built to Gastronorm standards, the Vynarac modular storage system from Hispack is made entirely from food grade plastic and can withstand temperatures as low as -40ºC. Lists at £145.
TEL: 0268 711499
EASY AS PIE - on a plate
HANDED to you on a plate - the home-made plate pie range from Tillery Valley each comes in a six portion size and includes Cornish pastie, cornish fish and hunter's pie. They are part of the 21-day chilled and frozen range and list for £2.80 per pie.
TILLERY VALLEY FOODS
TEL: 0495 211555
The Bill in a leather jacket
A cushioned leather case can definitely soften the thud a heavy bill makes when it lands on a guests' table.
Rumble's Leathergoods bill presentation cover comes in black or maroon grain leather, lined in suedette. Price is £7.50. The covers can be embossed, and menu and wine list covers are available in the same style.
TEL: 0637 880641
A trace of the sea in the bath
Refreshment from the sea straight to your shower or bath.
Algemarin promises this with its range of shower and bath products, made with trace elements from marine extracts. Foam bath from £4.52 for 250ml. Five products are available in sachet packs.
TEL: 0959 534723
Stack them high, stack them low
PLATEMASTER from Inviting Displays is a totally flexible plate storage system. Heights can be adjusted between plates and holders are removable and can go directly into the dishwasher. The Sweetcar range is priced from £800 to £945.
TEL: 01702 619511
Longboats are the "Viking hot dog" from the Danish Sausage Co. They are made from only pure pork and beef with no leftover meat products.
Each hot dog is 90g and 20cm long, and it all comes in the one box including hot dog, rolls, branded trays, paper napkins, and relish. Each serving costs 43p.
The price is £20.64 for a complete box of 48.
DANISH SAUSAGE CO
TEL: 0800 234034