Following the incredible success of her Taste #5 Umami Collection, the ‘Queen of Flavour’ and award-winning cookbook author Laura Santtini has created two umami-packed table condiments, Taste #5™ Umami Rush (£3.49) and Taste #5™ Umami Pepper (£3.99) which will be launching into Tesco stores this month. It will sit alongside slow-cooked taste explosion paste Bomba XXX, which is also gaining a listing in Tesco.

A Rush of Flavour

Following the worldwide success of the original Taste #5 Umami all-natural ‘flavour bomb’ paste, Laura Santtini has now created a new powdered version from the original recipe. This savoury table seasoning has no added salt or sugar and will transform your food at the table, on the grill and in the pan. Designed to turn any savoury dish into a culinary delight, the Taste #5™ dust is made from a combination of everyday Mediterranean ingredients that are packed with natural umami, lemon peel, garlic, balsamic vinegar, anchovies, Porcini mushrooms and tomatoes. Taste #5 Umami Rush can also be added to dips, dressings, sauces, gravies and marinades to enrich the flavour, or use it as a seasoning and sprinkle on meats, poultry, fish, tofu and vegetables or add to soups, pastas, risottos, stir-fries and casseroles.

A Revolution in Pepper

Inspired by Laura Santtini’s Taste #5™ Umami Paste Vegetarian Far Eastern Recipe paste, Taste #5 ™ Umami Pepper is a spicy and thrilling pepper mix packed in its own grinder. The heat and flavours of this pepper can be used where pepper is called in a recipe. Grind on to raw or cooked food to add a depth of flavour that regular peppers can’t offer – and delight customers with something truly refreshing on the shelf.

Putting the XXX into Tomato Paste

The world’s sauciest tomato purée by far, Bomba XXX (£1.99) is the first triple-concentrated, extra-strength tomato paste for the UK market. It delivers slow flavours fast: for sauces, stews, and soups that normally require low and slow simmering of tomatoes and other vegetables, you can save time and get even more delicious results by simply adding one flavour-packed squeeze of Bomba XXX.

Umami-Pepper_Front_HResMore about Laura Santtini

Laura Santtini is among the world’s leading experts in flavour and an award-winning cookbook author. Much of her passion for food came from her Italian grandmother, as well as her parents, who launched the renowned Italian restaurant Santini in London, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Laura is the author of the award-winning cookbook Easy Tasty Italian (Sterling Epicure, 2010) and her newest book Flash Cooking: Fit Fast Flavours for Busy People (Quadrille, 2011) is a bestseller in the United Kingdom. She created Taste #5 Umami Original in 2009 and it quickly became a global sensation, selling in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, and Japan. For more information and delicious recipes, visit

The Laura Santtini range of products are available from the sole distributor, Kiril Mischeff Ltd.

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