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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 https://www.foodiepages.ca/ for more information visit jewelsunderthekilt.com/ Dear nut whisperers – you had us at the ingredients. Walnuts coated in an infusion of pears, ginger, and [...]

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Société­-Orignal – Seashore Honey / Miel Maritime

By amy • Dec 27th, 2015 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Sweets, spreads

Société­-Orignal – Seashore Honey / Miel Maritime 300g, $15 available at gourmet and health food stores, for more information & to order on-line: societe-orignal.com This is an elegant and incomparable product, and in some ways it can’t be separated from the unique colony that produced it. Société­-Orignal is a collective of artisanal food producers specializing [...]

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Soma Chocolate – Birch Branch

By amy • Dec 5th, 2015 • Category: Chocolate, Christmas sweets, Dessert, Holiday Food, Impulse Buy, Sweets

Soma Chocolatemaker Birch Branch $30.00 available at Soma stores (2 locations) in Toronto & on line by request at somachocolate.com To those doubters who still deny that the process and production of food can be an art form, Shelf Life says: shake a stick at this. The Toronto-based Soma artisanal chocolate people would like you [...]

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Squish Candies – 24 Days of Gummies

By amy • Nov 29th, 2015 • Category: Candy, Christmas sweets, Holiday Food, Impulse Buy, Sweets

Squish Candies 24 Days Of Gummies 370g, $29.00 available at Squish Pop-Up Stores at select Hudson’s Bay locations and online at squishcandies.com/en_ca Your new holiday tradition starts here, with this glorious, chewy Squish countdown-to-Christmas calendar. Regular readers of this column will know that Shelf Life is smitten all year round with Montreal’s Squish Candy Company, [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Les Vergers Cataphard – Apple Syrup

By amy • May 16th, 2015 • Category: Cocktail Garnishes, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Sweets, Syrups

Les Vergers Cataphard Apple Syrup 250ml, prices vary in stores (online gift basket $19.00) available at Metro and IGA stores in Quebec for more info & to order online apple-syrup.com It turns out there is something new under the sun – or something so overlooked that it demands to be re-discovered. Apple juice reductions have [...]

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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 .tropix.ca or visit foodiepages.ca 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 [...]

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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 squishcandies.com 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, [...]

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Deebee’s organic Tea Pops

By amy • Aug 18th, 2014 • Category: Dessert, Frozen Dessert, Frozen Foods, Impulse Buy, Sweets, Tea

Deebee’s Organic Tea Pops: Berries N Cherries, Toasted Coconut 4 x 70 ml, $5.99 available in fine food stores for more information visit deebeesorganics.com This Eureka moment is long overdue. Every summer Shelf Life tinkers with ice cube trays and tea strainers, hoping that someday an inspired manufacturer will offer the public the genius logic [...]

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