November 2004 Edition
Warm Your Senses

With the Delicious Flavours of Block & Barrel Quality Frozen Soups

There's nothing like a savoury bowl of soup to warm your senses and satisfy the soul during the cool winter months, and with Block & Barrel Frozen Condensed Soups it's never been easier to serve your customers chef-inspired goodness.

Block & Barrel soups are made with the finest ingredients - crisp vegetables, choice cuts of meat an seafood, zesty broths and savoury seasonings, blended and cooked in a kettle to capture the homemade from scratch taste.

Once created, Block and Barrel Soups are immediately packaged and quick frozen to lock in flavour. This gives you a high quality soup that tastes as if your chef simmered it all day, with the benefits of minimal labour, time and cleanup.

Savvy foodservice operators are always looking for increased control over food and labour costs - and soup preparation is no exception. Scratch soup preparation is labour-intensive and involves many hidden costs. Yet Block & Barrel soups require minimal labour making them profitable menu additions.

Leading industry information continues to show increased incidence of soup being ordered at lunch and dinner across QSR, Family and Casual segments. It makes sense to promote soup on your menu to give customers what they want and at the same time increase your profits.

That’s where Block & Barrel soups fill a niche. Available in a wide variety of on-trend flavours like Italian Wedding, Minestrone, Boston Clam Chowder and Cream of Broccoli they are sure to deliver on taste and variety. And with consistent ingredients, flavours and performance everytime youa re sure to meet customer expectations - day after day, week after week. At the same time the made from scratch, home-cooked taste will have them thinking these soups were made right on your premises.

And Block & Barrel soups don’t contain preservatives or MSG.

Serve up the delicious flavours of Block & Barrel quality frozen soups and warm their senses with chef-inspired goodness. ¨


Top Ten Frozen Varieties

Source: Direct Link, 52 weeks ending June 2004.


Italian Wedding


Boston Clam Chowder

Chicken Noodle

Vegetable Beef and Barley




Chicken Gumbo

Block & Barrel Frozen Varieties

Cream of Broccoli

Italian Wedding Style

Mushroom Medley

Boston Clam Chowder

Our Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle

Cauliflower with Cheese

Cream of Potato with Bacon

Lumberjack Mixed Vegetable

Chicken Gumbo


Split Pea with Ham

Tomato Florentine

Mediterranean Lentil (Vegan)

Sweet n Spicy Pulled Pork Chili

Classic Variety Pack

With Block & Barrel, you'll find flavour, variety and exciting ways to extend your menu.

A Mouthwatering Mix of Timeless Classics

Block & Barrel Mushroom Medley

A creamy mushroom soup containing portabello, shitake and white mushrooms in a light tan coloured sauce. This soup has a savoury mushroom flavour, accented with sherry. (Milk-add) (Ovo Lacto)

Block & Barrel Cauliflower Cheese

A creamy soup containing tender cauliflower pieces in a thick, light yellow sauce. The sauce has a mild cheese flavour, with cauliflower notes. (Milk-add)

Block & Barrel Tomato Florentine

An Italian style soup with a thin, red-orange broth and shell macaroni, onions, spinach, zucchini, carrots and celery. The flavour of the soup is a savoury, slightly sweet acidic tomato, accented with Parmesan cheese and herbs. (Water-Add) (Low-Fat – less than 3g of fat per 8oz serving)

Block & Barrel Mediterranean Lentil

A vegan soup containing whole lentils, red and green peppers, tomatoes, carrots and celery in a light-bodied red-brown broth. This is a mildly spicy soup combining garlic, lemon grass, cumin and basil. (Water-Add) (Low-Fat – less than 3g of fat per 8oz serving; Vegan)

Block & Barrel Potato with Bacon

A hearty soup with chunks of tender potatoes, bacon, carrots and celery in a thick, creamy sauce. This soup has a rich potato flavour in a dairy background, seasoned with smoky bacon and spices. (Milk-Add)

Block & Barrel Sweet n’ Spicy Pulled Pork Chili

Tender pork, kidney beans, peppers, onions and tomatoes in a tangy barbecue-style sauce. (Ready-to-use)