Cha-cha-chocolate, cha-cha-chai – at the push of a button

Two of the hottest properties in hot beverages in the out-of-home market this winter are White hot chocolate and spice chai latte. In a market first, these are now both available through branded dispensers to ensure quality and consistency in the cup whilst removing the need for messy tubs, spoons and a kettle.

Hot chocolate from world-renowned cocoa producer, Barry Callebaut and their premium brand -VanHouten, and spice Chai Latte from award-winning chai drinks company, Drink Me Chai are now available from a range of branded table- top beverage dispense systems available exclusively from Fairtrade Beverage Systems. At the touch of a single button these new machines will deliver consistent quality, drink after drink, allowing sites from schools and colleges to cafes and restaurants to benefit from introducing something new and exciting to their menus.

The new dispense range includes the UK’s first machine to offer three different chocolate drinks and the first machine to combine chocolate and chai.

The Triple Chocolate hot beverage system dispenses three branded VanHouten chocolates – White Chocolate, Fairtrade Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate – whilst the new Dual hot beverage system dispenses White Chocolate and Chai Latte. The addition of such choice in hot chocolate alone will substantially extend the menu for many out-of-home sites, but with the addition of flavouring syrups the opportunity to personalise menus, creating signature drinks to stand out on a crowded high street is within the reach of every site.

Mike Steel, sales & marketing manager of Fairtrade Beverage Systems said, “We are delighted to have partnered with two such prestigious brands as VanHouten and Drink Me Chai to bring these unique new machines to the UK market. Some high street venues are already serving white hot chocolate and chai drinks, but sadly the quality and consistency is often lacking as the drinks are made by hand and the correct gram throw of ingredients for the cup serving size is not used. With these new dispensers the quality and consistency is guaranteed and a speedy service too makes them perfect for our ‘grab and go’ culture.”

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