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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 for more information visit Dear nut whisperers – you had us at the ingredients. Walnuts coated in an infusion of pears, ginger, and [...]


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 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, [...]


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, [...]


Dark Tickle Company – Screechin’ Choocolate Cod

By amy • Dec 7th, 2013 • Category: Candy, Chocolate, Impulse Buy, Sweets

The Dark Tickle Company Screechin’ Chocolate Cod 6 pieces, 66g, $9.90 available at These chocolate fish add up to a jolly catch. The Newfoundland and Labrador company Dark Tickle (‘Tickle’ is a narrow channel) is located on the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula, where fishing, bog-trotting, berry-picking and the imbibing of screech (high [...]


Holiday Impulse Buys!

By amy • Nov 23rd, 2013 • Category: Appetizers, Beverages, Candy, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Cookies, Dessert, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Snacks, Sweets

Bix Bakery Pizzelle Cookies 130g, 3 pack $17.95 available at Ontario fine food stores, to order online A pizzella is a traditional Italian waffle cookie made of flour, eggs, sugar, and butter, and is related to pizza only via nomenclature (‘pizze’ means round and flat). They are prepared at Christmas and Easter using a [...]


Laura Slack – “Lestat” Black Garlic Dark Chocolate Skulls

By amy • Oct 26th, 2013 • Category: Candy, Chocolate, Dessert, Impulse Buy, Sweets

Laura Slack ‘Lestat’ Black Garlic Dark Chocolate Skulls $2.50 each available at McEwan Grocery Toronto & Laura Slack Chocolate Studio for more information visit The fact that these skulls are named after a celebrated vampire seems like a deliciously macabre double-header, no pun intended. And the crowning touch – or should that be grim [...]


BETA 5 – Raspberry Caramels

By amy • Sep 14th, 2013 • Category: Candy, Impulse Buy, Snacks, Sweets

BETA 5 Raspberry Caramels 13 pieces, $ 12.00 available at the beta 5 store in Vancouver for more information or to order on line visit In the heart of Vancouver’s industrial district is a shop that sells tie-dyed chocolate bars. Featured items in beta 5’s summer range of confectionery, the bars are shot through [...]


Sugarpova – Sporty Chewing Gum

By amy • Jun 15th, 2013 • Category: Candy, Impulse Buy, Sweets

Sugarpova Sporty Chewing Gum 142g, $5.99 available at fine food stores for more information visit There’s something deliciously perverse about a top athlete such as Maria Sharapova getting into the candy business; it’s like Supergirl promoting kryptonite (on the other hand, the whole idea makes branding sense; given a celebrity who is successful, playful [...]


Williams-Sonoma – Mini Mud Pies

By amy • Dec 22nd, 2012 • Category: Candy, Impulse Buy, Sweets

Williams-Sonoma Mini Mud Pies 306g, $28.95 available at Williams-Sonoma stores   for more information visit Williams-Sonoma Gourmet Food Yowsa! These deluxe indulgences would seem to make the likes of humble Turtles look like, well, plodders. Fancy tin, alluring blurb: “Take a bite of sweet Southern decadence. Our handcrafted treats are inspired by classic Mississippi mud [...]