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Archive for the ‘Snacks’ Category

Beef Jerky

By amy • Jul 1st, 2016 • Category: Columns, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Snacks

Faster than a greased calf, and threatening to engulf the nation’s cash register counters, the jerky business is increasing at an uncanny rate. In 2013, U.S. sales of meat treats exceeded one billion dollars. Today, if you visit a convenience store – or an artisanal butcher shop – you will notice an ever-expanding array of [...]


Jewels Under The Kilt – Roasted flavoured nuts

By amy • Mar 26th, 2016 • Category: Baked Goods, Supplies, Candy, Dessert, Impulse Buy, Snacks, Sweets

Jewels Under The Kilt Roasted Flavoured Nuts: Maple Pear Ginger Walnuts; Maple Cinnamon Walnuts; Espresso Hazelnuts $10.00 each; 4 to 4.4 oz. available at  Ontario farmers’ markets and online at for more information visit Dear nut whisperers – you had us at the ingredients. Walnuts coated in an infusion of pears, ginger, and [...]


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 [...]


Prima – Granola & Energy Bars

By amy • Oct 17th, 2015 • Category: Cereal, Impulse Buy, Snacks, Uncategorized, grains

Prima Food For Sport Granolas: Coconut and Almond; Cinnamon and Blackcurrant 350g, $ $5.98 each Energy Bars: Cherry and Coconut; Chai Spice; Salted Chocolate and Peanut; Ginger Pistachio Bars 58g, $3.50 each available at Mountain Equipment stores and on-line Shelf Life imagines that there is only one thing more difficult than launching a granola-and-energy-bar [...]


Olli Salumeria – Artisanal Salami

By amy • Sep 12th, 2015 • Category: Appetizers, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Snacks

Olli Salumeria Artisanal Slow-Cured Salamis With Sangiovese Wine; Norcino (Mild); Calabrese (Spicy); Napoli (Applewood Smoked); Toscano (Fennel Pollen) each 170g; $12.00 available at Whole Foods and other premium food stores. for more information visit Olli salamis were born a few years ago in Virginia, when two friends met to commiserate over a glass of [...]


Strawberry Ice Cream

By amy • Aug 30th, 2015 • Category: Columns, Dairy, Dessert, Frozen Dessert, Frozen Foods, Snacks, Sweets

For us, it was never just a summer romance. Shelf Life fell in love with strawberry ice cream from the start, and we’ve stayed true ever since. But it seems that others have moved on. Increasingly, nice berries finish last. According to one study, sales of strawberry ice cream have fallen roughly 50 per cent [...]


Love Child Organics – Toodle O’s

By amy • May 30th, 2015 • Category: Baby Food, Cereal, Impulse Buy, Snacks

Love Child Organics Apple Toodle O’s, Banana Toodle O’s 75g, $3.49 widely available for more information visit Recently Shelf Life attended the Canadian Health Food Association Trade Show in Toronto. This was an awesome experience, in part because we noticed quite a lot of coconut and bacon, then coconut and bacon everywhere; soon resistance [...]


Tropix Coconut Drops

By amy • Mar 14th, 2015 • Category: Candy, Dessert, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Snacks, Sweets

Tropix Coconut Drops 4 Flavours: Original; Apricot; Cranberry; Ginger 228g, $9.99 for more information & to buy on line visit or visit Funny how quickly resistance becomes futile. Recently, Shelf Life discovered that our favourite made-in-Canada treats, Tropix Original Coconut Drops, are now available in two extra flavours: Cranberry and Apricot (not forgetting [...]


Squish Candies

By amy • Dec 20th, 2014 • Category: Candy, Dessert, Impulse Buy, Snacks, Sweets

Squish Candies Holiday Candy Selection 6 X 100g, $32.00 available at select Hudson’s Bay stores and at the Squish pop-up in Montreal; for more information see Posh gummi bears – a concept that had to happen. And we’re glad it did, just in time for the holiday season. The Squish box makes a luscious, [...]


Meze – Giardiniera & Roasted Red Peppers

By amy • Oct 11th, 2014 • Category: Appetizers, Cocktail Garnishes, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Snacks

Meze Fine Foods Giardiniera;  Roasted Red Peppers Giardiniera 1L, $4.99; Peppers 500ml, $4.99 Available at select Loblaws stores and in Quebec from Messara Imports On the topic of abundance – the dazzling colours of fall; the family get-togethers; the fully loaded Thanksgiving table – Shelf Life is always happy to discover a product [...]