BANDERILLAS (sweet and spicy)

Description

They are considered the oldest “Spanish Tapas” ever. Of wide consumption in Spain to take along with aperitifs. The name banderillas, comes from the worldwide known Bull Fight “Corrida” in which the “matador” (Torero) inserts 4 or 6 arrows on the bull back called “banderillas” during the course. 

Banderillas are a kind of brochette of pickled vegetables inserted in a wood toothpick or in a little plastic sword. They are of two kind: Sweet (without any spicy ingredient) and Spicy (containing a bit of Hot Green Chilli). The ingredients are: one pitted green olive (or stuffed with red pepper), one gherkin (whole or sliced), one bit of red peeper, one silverskin onion, and one bit of hot green chilli if they are Spicy

Technical Data​

• Product type

Product type: in bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels or smaller pails, in temporary preservation in flavoured acetic acid, salt and SO2. For industrial use, for factories repacking final consumer products

• Seed

Corresponding to each ingredient

• Variety

Corresponding to each ingredient. No OGM

 Aspect

Brochette of pickled vegetables

 Texture

Firm

 Shape

Typical of each ingredient

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by sizes, accurate selection to remove defective fruits (broken, ill or those having stains, coloration defects, bored, etc.). With typical smell and taste of pickled vegetables in vinegar

 Pungency

Limited for Spicy type, nil for Sweet type

 Sizes

Various commercial types

• Preservation liquid

Acetic acid, salt, and SO2

 Sulphites

Yes

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel or little plastic pails

• Plastic mesh

yes, polythene bag

• Net drained weight

45-50 kg if in barrels or less if in pails

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Preferably 8 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with 360 drums of 45-50 kg n.d.w. (16.200-18.000 kg of product) or different if in pails

• Country of Origin

various (Spain, India, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in pasteurized jars and cans for consumer market.