Summer cakes are full of fruitful options from banana to lemon. For instance, TOUS les JOURS, a French-Asian bakery café chain, recently announced the rollout of new products, including Banana Cake.

Joining the brand's buttercream cake line is its new signature cake, Banana Cake, an airy sponge cake covered in lightly sweetened banana-flavored buttercream with a layer of hazelnut cocoa spread inside. With its adorable design and unique flavor, this cake will be the perfect choice for millennial customers who seek to try something new.

Lady M New York, home of the world famous Mille Crêpes, looks to celebrate its platinum anniversary with its beloved fans. Led by chief executive officer Ken Romaniszyn, Lady M has delighted customers in 19 different cities and five countries around the world with its famous Mille Crêpes creations. For years, Lady M has married French pastry techniques with Japanese sensibilities, resulting in delicate cakes that are a touch sweet and perfect for every occasion.

In honor of its platinum anniversary, the cake and confections brand will offer customers an opportunity to win a custom 5g Swiss Platinum Bar and a free Lady M cake of their choosing. Throughout May, every shipping order placed on and will include a custom 20th anniversary Platinum Ticket scratcher, ultimately rewarding 20 lucky fans. Lady M also unveils new anniversary branding, which will be adorned on cake boxes so all customers can join in on the celebration.

"We're honored to commemorate this milestone and we thank our team members and guests for propelling us to this moment in the company's history," Romaniszyn says. "The number 20 is very significant to Lady M this year—it not only symbolizes how long we have served our loyal customers, but it also represents the number of lacy French crêpes and layers of soft cream that go into our signature, hand-crafted Lady M Mille Crêpes cakes, which have been the cornerstone of our business. We make more than one million crêpes annually in the U.S. alone and can't wait to continue this momentum into the next 20 years."

Current and past product favorites include Signature Mille Crêpes, Green Tea Mille Crêpes, Checkers, the Winter Dreams Advent Calendar, and innovations such as Popcorn Mille Crêpes and the new Lady M Bon Bon collection.

In addition to its in-boutique and online offerings, the team at Lady M has worked with many noteworthy entities over the years to bring creative cobranded partnerships to life, while delivering exciting experiences to fans. Recent collaborations include a limited-edition Lady M Mooncake Lantern designed in partnership with Netflix and Pearl Studios, and Lady M's first-ever luxury cake truck launched in tandem with French high-end crystal brand, Baccarat.

Lady M is a New York City luxury confections brand with over 40 boutiques worldwide. Created in 2001 and led by CEO Ken Romaniszyn, Lady M is the creator of the world famous Mille Crêpes. Lady M marries French pastry techniques with Japanese sensibilities, resulting in delicate cakes that are a touch sweet and perfect for every occasion. All cakes are handmade and prepared fresh without food additives or preservatives. Lady M's recipes have been refined over years to provide the finest quality in taste and appearance. Indulge in a world of cakes and confections at

Branching out

Pots & Co, the London-based premium dessert company known for its exceptional handmade desserts, is expanding its reach in the U.S. and is now available in three Kroger banner stores — Ralphs, Smith's, and King Soopers — throughout Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico. Pots & Co's expansion throughout the West Coast and Rocky Mountain region comes on the heels of a recent $20 million investment by 301 INC, the venture capital arm of General Mills, marking its first investment in a U.K. company.

The decadent desserts are made with clean ingredients, including sustainable Colombian cocoa sourced by Founder of Pots & Co and U.K. chef himself, Julian Dyer. All of Pots & Co's desserts are developed by Michelin star chefs and handcrafted in London before being baked in ceramic pots from Spain. Julian and his team found that baking the desserts in these pots ensures they are baked evenly and gives the final product a depth of flavor and texture that is unparalleled by any other dessert within the store-bought dessert category. Additionally, the cute ceramic pots are table-ready and reusable throughout the home and garden in various fun and unique ways.

"Pots & Co's products challenge the status quo of lackluster grocery store food options. Consumers have been forced to accept uninspired, mass-produced and additive-filled products, but I'm on a mission to prove that this doesn't have to be the case," says Julian Dyer. "With this launch, I want to show dessert lovers that they can buy Michelin quality food from the grocery store. I've sourced the finest ingredients across the globe and look forward to sharing our passion for exceptional handmade desserts."

Three Pots & Co flavors are currently available in the refrigerator aisle in the grocery stores: Chocolate Fudge Lava Cake, Salted Caramel & Chocolate Pot de Crème, and Lemon Cheesecake. Each flavor is made with the finest quality ingredients, with absolutely nothing artificial added.

  • Chocolate Fudge Lava Cake: Luxurious chocolate cake with a molten fudge center, handmade with single origin Colombian chocolate.
  • Salted Caramel & Chocolate Pot de Crème: Handmade with heavy cream, sea salt, and the finest single origin cacao, grown on farms in Colombia.
  • Lemon Cheesecake: Layered with a zesty lemon curd and topped with a handmade crunchy cookie crumble.

Magical swirls

From Barry Callebaut, Gertrude Hawk’s marshmallow flavored Magical (pink and yellow swirled) and Monster blue and green swirled) Morsels bring brightly colored fun to your baked goods and snacks. Catch customers’ eyes with these morsels that bring excitement to every bite.

Their unique colors and flavor bring a memorable, playful dimension to your treats!

Magical Morsels are pink and yellow swirled and Monster Morsels are blue and green swirled

  • Marshmallow flavored chips bring extra flavor to treats
  • Morsels are perfect for use in cookies, brownies and blondies to bring unique color and flavor to your baked goods
  • Use them as a topping on a cake/cupcake
  • Perfect for adding a whimsical touch to your creations

Distinctive flavors

Millions of Americans have discovered that Nutella® makes breakfast uniquely delicious. Its distinctive flavor comes from the combination of simple ingredients like hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. No wonder people of all ages know and love it.

It's perfect for foodservice too. Offer Nutella® on your menu and get your customers excited about the morning. It's delicious and offers an easy way to add a unique twist to classics such as pastries, crêpes, French toast, and waffles. Items made with Nutella® give your customers the taste they enjoy at home and add value to your menu.

Now available in five convenient package sizes, Nutella® is a perfect fit for any foodservice operation looking to make breakfast and snacks even more irresistible.

Product Features

  • Gluten free and Kosher certified
  • No artificial colors or preservatives
  • Contains no peanuts
  • 12-month shelf life from date of manufacture

The 2.2-pound piping bag was developed to help caterers use the great taste of Nutella® for decorating, filling, topping and drizzling baked goods and desserts delivering a consistent result every time.

Further, the Nutella® 6.6 pound tub for spreading and Nutella® 2.2 pound piping bag for topping and filling make it convenient for you to add the great taste of Nutella® to your menu, whether it’s for quick service through the drive-thru or grab-and-go.

Efficient tool

Simple and easy to use, Pro-Choc® is perfectly suited to craft bakeries and food industry manufacturers who work with chocolate and who are concerned about the quality of their production. The Pro-Choc® system is the professional tool for your recipes, allowing you to calculate the shelf life of your products based on the basic ingredients of your recipe.

Advantages of the system including the following:

  • Self-sufficient testing, which avoids the need for laboratory testing
  • Perfect and controlled balancing
  • The saving of raw material and reduction of waste
  • Control over bacteriological risks
  • Access to raw material information
  • Maintaining and monitoring recipes

Drawing on complex data from a database of 1,500 ingredients, Pro-Choc® analyzes your recipe for stabilization and balance, reliability and durability of taste, optimization of freshness and more. The control and mastery of the system (whose data comes from years of experience) preserves the texture, taste, and shelf life by eradicating the risks of chemical, enzymatic or micro-organic degradation.

“I have the software for two years, it is an indispensable tool for the development of the company on the technological level,” explains Nicolas Manzoni. chocolatier with Absolument Chocolat. “It allows to define a recipe to the fair through the optimization steps. The software makes it possible to make a larger range of products with different shelf life, while keeping the quality.”