Monin Pear Syrup
Monin Pear Syrup is just one of a delicious range of flavours, used by coffee shops such as Costa Coffee and enjoyed across the country and further afield.
The bottles come in a 70cl Glass Bottle, and a 1l Plastic bottle variation which is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home.
From its distinctive shape to its sweet yet earthy flavour, the pear has become such an important part of our lives that our language is constantly using them as a frame of reference. Pear trees not only bear delicious fruit, but in the spring they also have beautiful blossoms which have been prized throughout history as symbols of hope, lasting friendship and is often used at weddings. The sweetness of a ripe pear makes them a popular ingredient and pear syrup brings the fresh sweetness to a host of other dishes and drinks.
The importance of pears
There is evidence that pears have been eaten since prehistoric times and there are so many references to pears in folk culture and literature that pears appear to have been a popular foodstuff throughout the ages. The Romans were big fans of the pear and Pliny wrote recipes for pears which included stewing them with honey. During these times, at least 36 varieties of pear had been identified, and there is a Roman cookbook which includes a recipe for a pear soufflé.
Pears are the fifth most popular fruit worldwide, and China is the leading producer of pears today, with more than 68% of the 24 million tonnes grown worldwide coming from there.
Historically, pears have been prized for their sweet, juicy flesh, and although its flavour is more delicate than its cousin, the apple, it has a fan-base all of its own. There are records from the courts of King Henry III which detail the shipping of pears from France to England as presents from the Sheriffs of the City of London.
There are around 3,000 varieties of pears grown around the world, many of which are cross-bred to retain their most appealing traits. In France, there is a strain of pear which is widely grown and its fermented juice is used largely for the manufacture of perry, a popular adult drink which has been a firm favourite in England and France for several centuries.