a wide variety of soups and other hot drinks
The word soup originates from the French word 'soupe' which started as gruel of boiled water and vegetables with pulses or grains added. Meat flavoured soups were derived when cooks started using stockpots, where bones, mutton, poultry or beef were added to a big cooking pot, allowed to simmer for hours. The stock would be replenished as required thus creating the term 'pot-au-feu'.
Today soups can provide a warming, comforting drink to be taken as an alternative to other more traditional beverages.
Invented in 1886 by the Scot, John Lawson Johnston, Bovril 'beef tea' was formulated to feed Napolean's troops on the Russian front. By 1888 it had become so popular that Bovril was widely served in bars and public houses throughout Britain. In the early 20th Century, the drink became a favourite amongst football fans.
Johnston derived the name Bovril from 'Vril' (an electric fluid) combined with the first two letters of the Latin word for beef 'Bos', forming the name Bovril.
OUR MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS: We can offer a variety of well known soup flavours available for a number of different styles of machines. We can also supply Bovril and a warming malted drink for certain machines.