STORY: Bridor introduces its Panidor range at International Food & Drink Event (IFE) in London

French bakery manufacturer, Bridor, has introduced its new Panidor range at International Food & Drink Event (IFE) in London. The new collection, which is inspired by Portuguese bakery cultures, includes Pastel de Nata, Bolas de Berlim and a selection of four mini bread rolls, demonstrates Bridor’s ongoing efforts to showcase the bakery cultures of the world.

The introduction of the Panidor collection is geared to inspire show attendees to discover innovative bakery products that will allow them to tap into popular global trends, and the entire collection is made in Bridor’s production site in Panidor, Portugal.

Pastel de Nata

Bridor’s Pastel de Nata taps into the current global demand for the infamous Portuguese pastry, which has amassed sales of £11.6m in the UK alone. Bridor’s research among consumers that eat Pastel de Nata revealed that 37% of consumers claim to eat the pastry at least once a month. Bridor’s version of Portugal’s classic custard tart has buttery notes and an ultra-crispy puff pastry with a slightly caramelised taste, and is available in two varieties, either made with margarine or butter.

Made with free-range eggs, milk, and cream infused with lemon peel and cinnamon sticks, Bridor’s Pastel de Nata has a generous filling and is the ideal format for on-the-go consumption. Considered one of the top 20 culinary experiences by travel guide publisher Lonely Planet, retailers and hospitality outlets have the opportunity to capitalise on the demand for Pastel de Nata and provide customers with a high-quality version of the ever-popular pastry.

Bolas de Berlim

Also featured in Bridor’s Panidor range is its Bolas de Berlim, the Portuguese version of the famous Autro-German Berliner, or doughnut. Made with a soft fried dough that offers a slightly honeycombed taste, outlets can choose from the Plain Bola de Berlim in an 80g format, which can be personalised with cream, jam or chocolate, the Cocoa-Hazelnut Bola de Berlim in a 120g format or a Creamy Bola de Berlim, also in a 120g format. Available in boxes of 20 and ready-to-serve, the products simply require between 1h30 and 2h30 defrost time before being ready to eat.

Research shows that 39% of those surveyed by Bridor in Europe regularly consume doughnuts, and of those, 53% say they enjoy the sweet treat as an afternoon snack. The introduction of Bolas de Berlim to any hospitality outlet will pull in consumers looking for a sweet snack to enjoy in the afternoon.  

Mini Bread Rolls

Bridor’s Panidor range also includes a selection of four Mini Bread Rolls that act as the perfect accompaniment to lunch or evening meals. Outlets can choose from Rustic Mini Rolls, which are made with a blend of wheat, rye and malted barley flours; Cereals & Seeds Mini Rolls, which feature a unique mix of seeds in the dough such as flax, sesame, sunflower, oat flakes and rye flakes; Dark Mini Rolls made with carob flour, and Fig & Honey Mini Rolls that have a slightly sweet note. All available in 33g formats, the four different Mini Rolls ensure there is an option to suit every customer’s taste profile and can be served alongside breakfast, lunch or dinner.  

Bridor was established in France in 1988, the home of bakery and bread, and boasts a long-standing heritage and expertise. Known for its ongoing innovation, Bridor draws inspiration from the latest global trends to deliver new and exciting products that appeal to an international audience.