Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 12:20:28 +0100 (BST)                                                                                                              
From: kate rich 
Subject: Re: Caramel Color 050 sample                                                                                                                   
(letter to DD Williamson, world leader in caramel colouring)
Many thanks for your recent shipment of sample caramel colour 050 to the Cube Cinema, Bristol,
for production of Cube-Cola.
We are however running into major difficulties in our attempts to purchase slightly larger
quantities. After speaking to Albion Chemicals (our closest drumming agent) I found out that the
price per drum is approximately 50 GBP (if we drive and pick it up), and that the minimum
purchase is 100 GBP, so 2x drums of caramel. As we're currently going through an estimated
maxiumum of 5kg per year in our home-manufacture of Cube-Cola at the cinema, and Albion advise
us that the shelf life of the caramel is approximately 1 year, we have a large problem of
Albion are determined that they can neither sell us a single drum, nor release a smaller quantity
of caramel into our care. We considered approaching one of their buyers to see if we could
sub-purchase caramel from them, but Albion are not prepared to reveal their buyer names to us.
Solutions seem to be few, so I was wondering if there is any way we can make a special
arrangement with you, to purchase the sample size caramel in larger quantities on an onging
basis (eg. 10x 500g per year) - we are entirely happy to pay for this, and realise you have done
us a great favour in all the free supplies so far.
Our project is attracting a lot of attention both from home foodscience enthusiasts and national
media, and our recipe is graually improving. We would regret to end it due to the caramel
impasse. Website for your reference at