The Yoconut: it's a young coconut, but not as we know it
Unlike other young coconuts, with The Yoconut it's not necessary to be skilled at wielding a machete to open the coconut's hard outer shell.
This product - displayed on stand NE1454b - is described as the only 100% pre-peeled young coconut on the market, and it's packaging is revolutionary. The Yoconut is peeled and then vacuum- packed to keep the nut fresh until opened. It also contains between 250 and 300ml of pure coconut water and it has no additives or preservatives.
Save some time to visit IFE's sister exhibition Pro2Pac
The new processing and packaging exhibition will also be sited at ExCel. It is designed to showcase the latest packaging developments and innovations. Organised by Fresh RM, the exhibition should provide ideas for equipment, technology and materials to help businesses grasp the potential opportunities in the food and drink marketplace.
Check out winners of a new product innovation award
Those shortlisted for the Fresh Ideas awards this year include culinary innovations such as FlavorMagic - a dry rub and marinade concept; Bottle Green's Simply Sorbet push ups, inspired by its cordial range; and Irwin's Whole Grain Guinness bread. The winning products will be displayed in the General Food South Hall at IFE.
Sample products from the Great Taste Awards 2006
Head over to fine food distributor RH Amar's stand (NF1530) to sample some of last year's winners, including Gaea Tapenades, Buiteman Savoury Biscuits, Geeta's Mango Chutney and Crespo and Cooks & Co's Olives. There will also be a dedicated sampling area on this stand for Filippo Berio olive oil, as well as a display of new product launches from RH Amar's existing suppliers and new Polish suppliers.
Try some of the many pomegranate juice drinks on offer
Pomegranates are all the rage in this year's Drinks area. Fans can find a pomegranate juice on Stute Foods' stand. The Juice Doctor's Hydration Fix drinks also feature pomegranate blended with spring water, fruit juices, vitamins and minerals. Siam Winery will show its Sabai wine cooler beverage, also in pomegranate flavour. And a 'super' smoothie - with red grape, pomegranate, blackcurrant and acai - sits under the Deli Sante name.
Add a trip to the Pieminister stand to your itinerary
Foodies should head for the Speciality Food from Britain area to check out Pieminister as premium pies are tipped as a growth area for this year. The producer, which sells to food halls, gastro pubs and delis, will be unveiling its latest variant, Poussin Boots, a combination of British chicken, pancetta, prunes, pearl onions, red wine, marsala and thyme.