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Archive for the ‘Prepared Foods’ Category

Beretta Farms – Frozen Beef Chili & Frozen Beef Lasagna

By amy • Mar 19th, 2016 • Category: Frozen Foods, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Prepared Foods

Beretta Farms Frozen Beef Lasagna; Frozen Beef Chili 908g. / $19.99 – for both available in grocery stores across Toronto Ontario for more information & to order on line visit berettafamilyfarms.com Freeze! Shelf Life advises: take a look at these frozen meals. Gastronomes tend to avoid the frozen food aisles, regarding them as booby traps [...]

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Fancy Crackers

By amy • Nov 29th, 2015 • Category: Appetizers, Baked Goods, Supplies, Columns, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, Snacks, crackers, grains

At this time of year, festive nibbles and snacks move to the front of the store – let a thousand crackers bloom! – to be greeted by frazzled shoppers, who pick up boxes of upscale thins and wonder: are these things worth $8.99? There are further anxieties: will Uncle Doug try them? Will they go [...]

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Heinz Mustard, French’s Ketchup

By amy • Aug 16th, 2015 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices, sauces

Heinz Mustard, French’s Ketchup Mustard; 55ml, $2.69 – Ketchup; 1L, $ 3.99 each widely available For more information visit: mustard – http://www.heinzitup.com/ ketchup – http://www.frenchs.com/products/tomato-ketchup/ It’s the market grab of the titans, and the battle cry is: “You stole my act!” Recently, the iconic mustard brand French’s and the equally unrivalled ketchup brand Heinz launched [...]

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Woolwich Dairy – Wholesome Goat Ice Cream

By amy • May 24th, 2015 • Category: Dairy, Dessert, Frozen Dessert, Frozen Foods, Impulse Buy, Prepared Foods, Sweets

Woolwich Dairy Wholesome Goat Ice Cream: Vanilla Goat’s Milk Ice Cream & Chocolate Goat’s Milk Ice Cream $6.49; 700 ml each Woolwich Dairy products are available in food stores across Canada; many of these stores carry Woolwich’s Wholesome Goat Ice Cream. For more information visit woolwichdairy.com Goat: it’s not your mother’s ruminant. Interestingly, however, there’s [...]

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Savory Choice – Authentic Pho Broth Concentrate

By amy • Apr 18th, 2015 • Category: Impulse Buy, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, Soups

Savory Choice Authentic Pho Liquid Broth Concentrate, 3 Flavours: Beef, Chicken, Vegetable 60g (4 packets/box); $7.99 on line available at fine food retailers and on line at shalitfoods.com The next time you find yourself eating street food in, say, Hanoi, consider the labour that goes into pho, the soup that is regarded as the soul [...]

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President’s Choice – Summer Sauces

By amy • Sep 6th, 2014 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Prepared Foods, sauces, spreads

President’s Choice Sauces: Ancho Chipoltle; Aioli; Not So Secret Burger Sauce; Chimichurri each 250ml, $2.50 available at Loblaws stores and wherever President’s Choice brand is sold for more information visit presidentschoice.ca Many of Shelf Life’s wardrobe essentials will be making the cut from summer to fall – likewise, some of our warm-weather food favourites will [...]

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My Little Chickpea – Salad Dressings

By amy • Jul 26th, 2014 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices

My Little Chickpea Gourmet Salad Dressings: Orange Ginger; Umami Miso; Roasted Lemon 250ml, $8.99 each available at fine food stores for more information visit mylittlechickpea.com In a word: feisty. They could also be called uncompromising, certainly not nicey-nicey. In Shelf Life’s experience, salad dressings tend to be overly sweet and blandly eager to please; not [...]

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Stokes – Bloody Mary Ketchup

By amy • Jul 5th, 2014 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, sauces

Stokes Bloody Mary Ketchup 300g, $7.39 available at fine food stores for more information visit stokessauces.co.uk Planet ketchup is in a spin. For example – after one hundred and fifteen years, the last bottle of ‘Proudly Prepared In Canada’ Heinz ketchup has left Leamington, Ontario; from now on the familiar scarlet stuff will be made [...]

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Fire In The Kitchen Spice Co. – Wicked Pickles

By amy • Jun 21st, 2014 • Category: Cocktail Garnishes, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices, Snacks

Fire In The Kitchen Spice Co. Wicked Pickles 1 litre, $12.99 available at fine food stores & on line at fireinthekitchen.ca A few years ago Shelf Life experienced a conversion moment; someone gave us a pickled-up tuna salad sandwich, and we became apostles on the spot. Since then we have made a habit of adding [...]

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Kettle Potato Chips – Sweet & Salty, Maple Bacon, Sriracha

By amy • May 31st, 2014 • Category: Chips, Impulse Buy, Prepared Foods, Snacks

Kettle Potato Chips: 3 new flavours Sweet And Salty; Maple Bacon; Sriracha each 220g; $3.99 available at selected grocery stores and other outlets for more information visit  kettlebrand.com Potato chips are very efficient early adopters. Thanks to the way chips are flavoured (ie. the potato slices are dunked in a bath of seasoning apps) manufacturers [...]

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