Friesdrank | the creamiest drink of the Dutch region Friesland

31-1-2023

  • Friesdrank - de romigste frisdrank van FrieslandFriesdrank - de romigste frisdrank van Friesland
  • Friesdrank - de romigste frisdrank van FrieslandFriesdrank - de romigste frisdrank van Friesland

Friesdrank is the tasty result of the collaboration between a Frisian wine specialist, a Frisian cheese maker and a Frisian beer brewer. This new Frisian soft drink is made partly from whey, a residual product from cheese-making. The whey gives Friesdrank a sustainable touch as well as a special flavour. The introduction will take place at the upcoming HorecaEvenTT in Leeuwarden.

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Proeftuin Noordwijk | Restaurants in Noordwijk serve dishes of the future

30-1-2023

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Recently nine restaurants in Noordwijk started serving dishes of the future. The chefs in Noordwijk are inspired by local and sustainably grown seasonal products, recognisable on the menu by the stamp of ‘De Tuin van Holland – Proeftuin Noordwijk’ (the garden of Holland – trial garden Noordwijk).

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Grippo cup holder | Plastic cups return for recycling at events

16-1-2023

  • Grippo cup holder - useful at festivalsGrippo cup holder - useful at festivals
  • Grippo cup holder - useful at festivalsGrippo cup holder - useful at festivals

Grippo has developed a patented cup holder that is reusable and can carry different types of plastic cups and bottles. In addition, Grippo managed to develop the product in such a way that the transition from disposable plastic can be converted to recycled plastic. With the Grippo cup holder, you can combat a lot of plastic litter at events and festivals!

By 2024, every event in the Netherlands must collect 75% of plastic waste in a clean way for recycling. With the Grippo cup holder, we can start practising in 2023! 

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Frietboutique wins the ‘Dutch Loaded Fries Championship’ with ‘Fries from the future’

16-1-2023

  • 'Fries from the Future' by Frietboutique'Fries from the Future' by Frietboutique
  • NK Loaded Fries won by FrietboutiqueNK Loaded Fries won by Frietboutique
  • NK Loaded Fries won by FrietboutiqueNK Loaded Fries won by Frietboutique

Fries from the future, is the name of the winning fries made by the Frietboutique during the Dutch Loaded Fries Championship. A classic Dutch ‘sour meat fries’ turned vegan: the meat does not come from a cow, but from a 3D printer. Served on homemade fresh fries, topped with vegan mayonnaise, pickled onions, parsley and you get ‘high-level innovative plant based streetfood’ according to the jury of the ‘Dutch Loaded Fries Championship’.

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Soof Drinks wonders if you know what you drink?

13-1-2023

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“Know what you eat”: you’ve probably heard this from your mother, grandmother or even your personal trainer. Or otherwise you heard it in commercials, from fit boys or read it on packaging on the shelf or in health blogs. We are becoming more critical and wiser when it comes to what is on our plates, but do you actually know what you are drinking? Research shows that as much as 98.5% of the soft drink shelf consists of products with unrecognizable and unpronounceable ingredients. You don’t want to drink that! Soof Drinks thinks it’s time for a revolution in our soft drink glasses.

Besides choosing for a soft drink with no mess, Soof Drinks also have a great taste!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 1

9-1-2023

  • Horecava Innovation AwardsHorecava Innovation Awards
  • Het ‘broeduurtje’ bij Bagels & BeansHet ‘broeduurtje’ bij Bagels & Beans
  • The Don van DAVO brouwerijThe Don van DAVO brouwerij
  • Horeca Expo Hardenberg - januari 2024Horeca Expo Hardenberg - januari 2024
  • Nationale ‘Week van Snoep Goed’Nationale ‘Week van Snoep Goed’
  • Puzzle of White CastlePuzzle of White Castle

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about, among other things, the ‘broeduurtje’ (translated: breeding hour) at Bagels & Beans, in honor of the launch of their new menu and in Dubai, the high tax on alcohol for 2023 will be canceled as a test.

Coffee pods without pods – a sustainable product from CoffeeB that can prevent a lot of ‘cup’ waste. In the Netherlands, ‘De Koffiejongens’ also sell biodegradable cups.

On 29, 30 and 31 January 2024, the completely new trade fair, Horeca Expo Hardenberg, will take place in the Evenementenhal Hardenberg. And next January 16 – on Blue Monday – the third edition of the National ‘Week of Good Snacking’ will start in the Netherlands. An action that you can respond to as a restaurateur by serving healthy homemade biscuits with your cup of coffee.

At the Horecava in Amsterdam, Redefine Meat was named overall winner of the Horecava Innovation Awards. And the winner of the ‘Beer of the year 2022 election’ in the Netherlands has been announced: The Don from the DAVO brewery.

The American chain White Castle, together with a New York artist, has turned distinctive artwork into a puzzle.

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Sustainable snacking | Sustainability in the fast food industry

3-1-2023

  • Vegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AHVegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AH
  • Vegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AHVegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AH
  • The Ketchup Project - 3 flavoursThe Ketchup Project - 3 flavours
  • Chipotle is piloting new technologies in its restaurants to deliver precise forecasting, optimal quality, and increased convenience for digital guests.Chipotle is piloting new technologies in its restaurants to deliver precise forecasting, optimal quality, and increased convenience for digital guests.
  • Wild and The Moon AmsterdamWild and The Moon Amsterdam
  • Wild and The Moon AmsterdamWild and The Moon Amsterdam
  • Der Wegweiser - Hans im GlückDer Wegweiser - Hans im Glück
  • Savor EatSavor Eat
  • Savor EatSavor Eat

A list of examples of sustainable initiatives in the fast food industry. From details like sustainable ketchup from The Ketchup Project to fast-food chains that have built their identity around sustainability like HoneyBee Burger and the German chain ‘Hans im Gluck’. Here in the Netherlands we have small sustainable concepts like Pomms’ Rotterdam and the chain Vegan Junk Food Bar. These sustainable initiatives range from putting new sustainable tech in place to climate-neutral burgers and fast-food brands that solely serve vegetarian & vegan food.

With #VeganJanuary, #TryJanuary and the importance of sustainability for our future, a list of concepts worth to try! And as you will read, many of these initiatives have been reported on our website for years. We don’t really get why large companies like The Crown, The Clown and The Colonel have not played a larger part in this development.  

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Kumasi Drinks | New natural soft drink made from the tropical fruit juice of cocoa pulp

19-12-2022

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Kumasi is a new fruit drink conceived while making a documentary about the cocoa industry in West Africa by Lars Gierveld and Jochem Pinxteren. In the pulp product of cocoa, they saw and tasted a great opportunity. The drink is named after the capital of the Ashanti region in Ghana, Kumasi. Many farmers there are totally dependent on the sale of cocoa, but they live below the poverty line. Lars and Jochem therefore started collecting the cocoa fruit juice near Kumasi with a group of farmers.

We are going to try the drink soon and it is quite an original beverage made of 100% natural ingredients and no added sugars, to sell in a coffee shop or restaurant!

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Trends we spotted | Week 50

19-12-2022

  • Hertog Jan - De Proeftuin speciaalbierabonnementHertog Jan - De Proeftuin speciaalbierabonnement
  • Biologische restaurant Pianeta Terra Amsterdam in #50TopItaly credits Rinze VegelienBiologische restaurant Pianeta Terra Amsterdam in #50TopItaly credits Rinze Vegelien
  • Gaming Suite in the W London Hotel in cooperation with Samsung UKGaming Suite in the W London Hotel in cooperation with Samsung UK
  • The Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley – new luxury hotel at Marriott InternationalThe Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley – new luxury hotel at Marriott International
  • Red Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday CollectionRed Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday Collection
  • Red Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday CollectionRed Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday Collection
  • Damac_Properties & Madarin Oriental at the MaldivesDamac_Properties & Madarin Oriental at the Maldives
  • Tasty Carrot Corporation - caffeinated carrot juiceTasty Carrot Corporation - caffeinated carrot juice

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others a Gaming Suite in the W London, till April 2023 gamers can indulge themselves in luxury and games in the WOW Suite of the hotel. And Marriott International expects to introduce more than 35 luxury hotels around the world in 2023.

Organic restaurant Pianeta Terra in Amsterdam is named the best Italian restaurant in the Netherlands, it is number 19 in the list of the world’s 50 best Italian restaurants. And the Dutch beer brand Hertog Jan has a specialty beer subscription, The Tasting Garden, which is a great gift for beer lovers.

On Instagram we spotted a simple way to serve Christmassy cocktails for in bars, restaurants and at home!  And we bought Christmas ornaments from our local baker of a couple of Dutch sweet treats, inspiration for your restaurant, next year? The Red Lobster® limited edition holiday collection sets the example.

And for those traveling to California in 2023, Visit California invites visitors to explore major new attractions and openings.

Dubai-based DAMAC Group signs contract with Mandarin Oriental to manage luxurious resort in The Maldives, which will open in 2024. And Tasty Carrot Corporation launches ‘Eco Carrot’, the world’s first caffeinated carrot juice.

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Coffee Free Coffee | A cup of hot coffee without the coffee beans

16-12-2022

  • CEO David Klingen van Northern Wonder presenteert het eerste kopje Coffee Free Coffee in de Hortus Botanicus.CEO David Klingen van Northern Wonder presenteert het eerste kopje Coffee Free Coffee in de Hortus Botanicus.
  • Coffee Free Coffee by Northern WonderCoffee Free Coffee by Northern Wonder
  • Coffee Free Coffee by Northern WonderCoffee Free Coffee by Northern Wonder
  • Coffee Free Coffee by Northern WonderCoffee Free Coffee by Northern Wonder
  • Coffee Free Coffee by Northern WonderCoffee Free Coffee by Northern Wonder

At the end of September 2022 the Dutch start-up Northern Wonder launched Coffee Free Coffee. The new product has the taste and smell of coffee, contains caffeine, and is even brewed the same way as regular coffee but does not contain any ingredients grown in a tropical environment. Northern Wonder has used patentable technology to successfully create a hot coffee product without coffee beans.

Back in 2019 we wrote about the startup Atomo from Seattle, they launched a similar product, molecular coffee made without coffee beans. They launched a cold brew in a can in August this year. This is made from date seeds, grape skin and chicory root and theine. Very different ingredients from those of Coffee Free Coffee. As colleagues, we discussed this product and we were very curious, fortunately we can now taste Coffee Free Coffee. And if you want to serve a real sustainable coffee in your coffee shop – we advise you to taste this product too!

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