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Archive for the ‘Impulse Buy’ Category

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 [...]


Owl’s Brew – Tea Crafted for Cocktails

By amy • Aug 30th, 2015 • Category: Cocktail Garnishes, Impulse Buy, Tea, cocktail mix

Owl’s Brew Sampler Pack – 3 Teas Crafted For Cocktails: Coco-Lada; Pink & Black; Classic English Breakfast 3 X 236.5ml; $24.99 available at speciality food stores; for more information & to order online visit Shelf Life channels Rihanna and swears – in the nicest possible way – bitch better have our tea. As fierce [...]


Baretta Organic Hot Dogs

By amy • Aug 22nd, 2015 • Category: Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood

Beretta Family Farms Certified Organic Antibiotic Free Hot Dogs: Beef, Chicken, and Turkey 1/2 kg, 6 dogs per package; $7.20; $15.02: $11.47 respectively available on-line ($200 orders and up) and select Southern Ontario stores; for more information visit Like so much in the food world, wieners conform to a two-tier system: on the one [...]


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 – 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 [...]


7Seas – Wild Albacore Tuna

By amy • Jun 27th, 2015 • Category: Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Pantry Items

7 Seas Wild Albacore Tuna 113g, $5.00 available at Costco, Loblaws, Safeway, and other major and independent seafood retailers. for more information visit In the vast ocean of tuna recipes – really, we’re talking tuna sandwiches – Shelf Life has seen it all: breads, wraps, and doughs of every kind; fancy, exotic, and plain [...]


nuPasta – Konjac Root Pasta

By amy • Jun 13th, 2015 • Category: Impulse Buy, Pasta, Grains, Beans

nuPasta Konjac Root Pasta: Spaghetti; Fettucine; Angel Hair 210 g, $ 3.99 Available in select grocery stores. for more information & to order in multiples of 8 visit When Shelf Life encounters food ‘solutions’ like this item, we say hello to our l’il angel and l’il devil. The rose-coloured side of us wants to [...]


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 [...]


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 Goat: it’s not your mother’s ruminant. Interestingly, however, there’s [...]


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 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 [...]


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 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 [...]