Pepper's Foods http://www.peppers-foods.com We have a passion for food and are committed to offering locally and ethically sourced products. Pepper's Newsletter February 20, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-february-20-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Last week&#39;s newsletter came just before Valentine&#39;s Day so we hope that you enjoyed it with your sweetheart or loved ones! But we have lots to tell you about this week so let&#39;s get right to it.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s is very pleased to announce the first shipment of gluten free items from Duncan&#39;s&nbsp;<em><strong>Bake My Day</strong></em>! We have ready to roll&nbsp;<em><strong>Puff Pastry</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Shortcrust Pastry</strong></em>, ready to bake&nbsp;<em><strong>Spanakopita Pockets</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Sausage Rolls</strong></em>, ready to bake&nbsp;<em><strong>Apple Turnovers</strong></em>&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;S<em><strong>trawberry Rhubarb Turnovers</strong></em>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<em><strong>Flour Mixture</strong></em>&nbsp;in a 2 kg bag. You can find all of this (except the flour) in our frozen food section.</p><p>For those of you looking for an alternative to olive oil, perhaps you should give&nbsp;<em><strong>Pietro Coricelli Rice Bran Oil</strong></em>&nbsp;a shot. Its high smoke point makes it ideal for frying, but it&#39;s equally well suited used on raw foods due to its delicate flavour and pleasant, nutty aroma. Plus, it&nbsp;contains the plant sterols&nbsp;&gamma; Oryzanol and Phytosterol, which has been shown to help the body reduce cholesterol absorption. This relative newcomer to the culinary scene might be just what the doctor ordered!</p><p>Our dairy department has added two new types of fresh cheese:<em><strong>&nbsp;Nanak Paneer</strong></em> and&nbsp;<em><strong>Damafro Quark</strong></em>, respectively. These cheeses and their uses might be a little misunderstood, if not completely unknown by many so let&#39;s take a closer look at the two.</p><p>An article from Chef Jamie Oliver&#39;s website has this to say about paneer:</p><p>&nbsp;&quot;Paneer is a fresh, unsalted white cheese. It requires no ageing or culturing.&nbsp;It is very versatile and&nbsp; is an important food in south Asian countries, which is unsurprising considering milk is a prominent part of the cuisine. It&rsquo;s also vegetarian, which suits the meat-free diet of many in India, and makes paneer a very popular ingredient for curries, particularly in the north. Paneer has a mild, milky flavour and a dense crumbly texture that goes beautifully well with strong spicy flavours used in many classic Indian dishes. Because it won&rsquo;t melt like other cheeses, chunks of it can be stirred into soups or curries and remain intact. It is a star ingredient in some of my favourite dishes like saag paneer (spinach), shahi paneer (cream, tomatoes and spices), and mattar paneer (peas and tomatoes).&quot;</p><p>Paneer is not new to the store, but this type of Paneer is twice the size and less costly than the brand that we previously carried.</p><p>As for the cheese that sounds like the name of a sci-fi character, Quark is made by heating sour milk until it curdles and then a lactic acid starter culture is added. This causes the milk proteins to separate and then it is strained. It typically contains neither rennet or salt and is very high in protein and very low in fat, making it a versatile ingredient in many a dieter&#39;s menu. Its taste has been likened to a cross between greek yogurt and cottage cheese.</p><p>One more new item in our dairy department is<em><strong>&nbsp;Lactantia Lactose Free Salted Butter</strong></em>! Lactose Free products are growing steadily in popularity with many people who have tried them saying that they taste equally as delicious as&nbsp;regular dairy products. We know a lot of you are going to be glad to be able to choose this butter and just so you know, we&#39;re working on adding lactose free cottage cheese and sour cream to the shelf as well (we&#39;ll let you know, don&#39;t worry!).</p><p>Many of you will be familiar with Jusu Bar seeing as there is a location just steps away from Pepper&#39;s on Sinclair. For those of you who are not familiar, Jusu is a&nbsp;juice bar&nbsp;that, starting back in Nov &rsquo;14 offered only cold pressed juice, smoothies &amp; superfood shots.&nbsp;They&rsquo;ve now added an entire grab-and-go food line-up made up of 100% organic, non GMO ingredients, that often include the pulp of their juices.&nbsp;These items include wraps, toasts, sandwiches, soups, salads, dips, snacks, hot elixirs, and treats. And some of those treats are now available at Pepper&#39;s!</p><p><em><strong>Jusu Bar Energy Bars are now available in Peanut Butter, Ancient Grains and Berry Lime flavours!</strong></em></p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Hope you enjoyed this week&#39;s newsletter.&nbsp;Take good care until next time!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter February 13, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-february-13-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Here at Pepper&#39;s we&#39;re all about family. We&#39;re a family owned business and&nbsp;our staff are like one big family. Many of our regular customers are part of that family.&nbsp;We think that&nbsp;there&#39;s nothing more important.&nbsp;So we sincerely hope that you were able to spend some time with yours in the sun yesterday as it was celebrated province-wide.</p><p>Of course, tomorrow marks another special day for many of us: Valentine&#39;s Day! And what makes for a thoughtful and lovely gift&nbsp;for your sweetie? That&#39;s right...flowers! And Pepper&#39;s has an amazing selection of fresh-cut flowers at excellent prices for this special occasion. Make sure to get down here ASAP to ensure that you get the perfect bouquet.</p><p>As always, the newsletter is our conduit for providing you with information&nbsp;about all things&nbsp;Pepper&#39;s. This week is no exception. New to our deli department is&nbsp;<em><strong>Lenberg Farms Classic Reserve Cheese</strong></em>&nbsp;from Lindsay, Ontario. We offer truckles of sheep&nbsp;milk&nbsp;cheese, goat milk cheese and a blend of the two and all with Dutch inspired names.&nbsp;<em><strong>Taavi</strong></em>, inspired by Tania, is a 4 month old, 100% sheeps milk cheese. Taavi provides a sharp tang with a pleasant aroma.&nbsp;<em><strong>Luuk</strong></em>, inspired by Lindsay Bandaged Cheddar, is a 4 month old, 100% goat cheddar. Luuk is pleasant on the palate, but still offers the sharp, complex taste of goat cheese.&nbsp;<em><strong>Zander</strong></em>, inspired by Zoey, is a 2/3 goat, 1/3 sheep milk cheese that is aged for 4 months. The perfect blend of goat and sheep&#39;s milk, Zander is wonderfully creamy and soft while offering a subtle sharpness.</p><p>If you&#39;re into love and happiness (and really, who isn&#39;t?)&nbsp;then these new&nbsp;<em><strong>Peace&nbsp;Teas</strong></em>&nbsp;in funky, boss flavours and groovy designed cans will have you chilling (and peacing) out in no time!&nbsp;Like, wow man, this stuff is really&nbsp;far out! Trust us, you&#39;re going to love &#39;em and it won&#39;t cost you a lot of bread, either!</p><p>We&#39;ve saved the best for last this week because we&#39;re SUPER excited to offer our<em><strong>&nbsp;Pepper&#39;s Foods Branded Tote Bags</strong></em>! These sturdy, rigid-bottomed totes are great for carrying your groceries, returning your empty bottles or pretty much everything else that&nbsp;you need to carry. And they fold flat instantly to save space when you&#39;re not needing them. Available in two colour schemes, you can get them from any of our cashiers or ask any staff member. Just $5.99 each!</p><p>Thanks again for having a look and don&#39;t forget to check out the attached weekly flyer for our Thursday Feature and our other great deals!</p><p>Take care!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter February 6, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-february-6-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Groundhog Day was last Friday and two out of three of North America&#39;s weather predicting rodents forecasted six more weeks of winter. Whether or not it actually occurs is anyone&#39;s guess. It doesn&#39;t really matter though because we have some hot deals in our ad this week, one of which is a new line of&nbsp;side dishes by <em><strong>GoGo Quinoa</strong></em>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Made of mostly organic ingredients, the selection consists of&nbsp;<em><strong>Quinoa Paella, Quinoa Vegetables, Quinoa &amp; Basmati Pilaf&nbsp;and&nbsp;Quinoa Provencal</strong></em>. These great meal accompaniments are ready in 15-20 minutes, are vegan and&nbsp;certified&nbsp;gluten-free and <em><strong>they&#39;re&nbsp;ad-priced at $2.76 each this week</strong></em>!&nbsp;</p><p>For dessert, consider a candy bar from&nbsp;<em><strong>Go Max Go</strong></em>.&nbsp;We have&nbsp;<em><strong>Jokerz, Buccaneer and Maholo bars</strong></em>.&nbsp;Also vegan and gluten-free, these rice-milk chocolate covered bars are loaded with all-natural ingredients. No hydrogenated oils, trans fats or corn syrup. At Go Max Go, their mission is&nbsp;&quot;to bring you the finest all-natural versions of the candy bars you grew up with.&quot;</p><p>Brand new to Pepper&#39;s are several products from Victoria&#39;s own <em><strong>BetterBrands Inc</strong></em>.&nbsp;<em><strong>FatButt</strong></em>&nbsp;is butter and peanut butter with added organic coconut oil, cold pressed avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, ghee and MCT&nbsp;oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides). These so-called &quot;super fats&quot; are good for the body in all sorts of ways. And, there&#39;s a butter with added cocoa powder for a chocolatey treat!&nbsp;FatButt is Beyond Butter!<em><strong>&nbsp;Look for</strong></em> <em><strong>FatButt Butter, Chocolate Butter and Peanut Butter&nbsp;in the dairy department.</strong></em></p><p>Another exciting new product from BetterBrands Inc. is&nbsp;<em><strong>Tap Sap</strong></em>. This is a sugar-free, maple flavoured syrup with zero calories, and next to zero carbohydrates. However, it is very high in fibre because the main ingredient, isomaltooligosaccharide (there&#39;s one for the spelling bee!) is a prebiotic dietary fibre made from&nbsp; the tapioca plant. And it&#39;s also sweet! Look for it in Aisle 3 with the maple syrup.</p><p>Last but not least this week are products from another Victoria company:&nbsp;<em><strong>Love Of</strong></em>. Love Of makes&nbsp;<em><strong>Love of Dogs Organic Dog Treats</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Love of Pussycats Feline Good Cat Treats</strong></em>&nbsp;that are vegan and wheat free but still packed with loads of nutrition and delicious flavours that your pet will claw your face off for! Okay, they definitely will NOT do that over these treats. But they WILL love you much more for giving them.&nbsp;</p><p>That&#39;s it for this week&#39;s newsletter. Have a great week and as always, we look forward to seeing you in the aisles!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 30, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-january-30-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! You know, there&#39;s nothing worse than missing out on something. Especially when it comes to&nbsp;saving money. Well now you can stay even more abreast of great deals, not just at Pepper&#39;s, but all over town!&nbsp;</p><p>We&#39;re very excited to announce our involvement&nbsp; with the iOS and Android app&nbsp;<em><strong>GetintheLoop</strong></em>! Whoa now, hang on! Let&#39;s pump the brakes here! You&#39;re probably wondering what we&#39;re talking about, right? Ok, here&#39;s the deal:</p><p><em><strong>You download the FREE app, sign-up to become a member (also completely FREE)&nbsp;and get access to great deals from hundreds of businesses including grocery stores, restaurants, golf courses, spas, hotels, wineries, shopping centres and more.&nbsp;Deals are live for use from your mobile device</strong></em>. Get deals not only in Victoria but in 29 other Western Canadian cities (so far!)!</p><p>No pre-purchasing, printing or buying coupons online. Redeem offers simply by showing the screen on your mobile device at the deal venue, press &quot;redeem&quot; and enjoy. It&rsquo;s that easy!&nbsp;<em><strong>You get the offers you want, when you want them and save money at great local businesses.&nbsp;</strong></em><br /><br />Select which kinds of offers you want to view and only receive notifications about what matters most to you.&nbsp;<br /><br />With GetintheLoop, members can:<br /><br />&bull; Find great offers from businesses nearby<br />&bull; Browse by the Loop (category) you&#39;re interested in<br />&bull; View dynamic map of offers near you<br />&bull; View all offers throughout Western Canada regardless of your location<br />&bull; Redeem offers directly from your mobile device<br />&bull; Receive custom notifications of new offers<br />&bull; Share offers with friends and start enjoying the #LoopLife</p><p>Our GetintheLoop deals will always be changing. Right now we have five items on sale exclusive only to GetintheLoop members so download the app to find out what they are&nbsp;and start saving money at Pepper&#39;s and at dozens of other local businesses!</p><p>What else is&nbsp;new at Pepper&#39;s Foods this Week? For starters, we have&nbsp;<em><strong>Louis Pasture Pork Crisps</strong></em>.&nbsp;Available in three different flavours, these handmade, small batch pork crisps are gluten free and suitable for the paleo and ketogenic diets. Island made in Errington, BC.</p><p>You won&#39;t find a more pro-Canadian product than&nbsp;<em><strong>Haupy&#39;s Beaver Rub (HBR)</strong></em>!&nbsp;Haupy&#39;s Beaver Rub is a proprietary blend of paprika, garlic, turmeric, fennel, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, cayenne, basil, and dill (spicy variety uses chillies). HBR does not include salt, MSG, or any other unnecessary ingredients. HBR is also gluten free and non-gmo. HBR is&nbsp;a beautiful, mildly spicy seasoning. A cornucopia of flavors, HBR is a versatile addition to any recipe. You can use it as a meat rub on beef, fowl, pork, or fish. It is excellent on wild game! You can even use it to liven up your soups, sauces, and marinades. Haupy&#39;s Beaver Rub -- &quot;A True Canadian Taste!&quot;&nbsp;</p><p>Head on over to their website for recipes and merchandise.</p><p><em><strong>www.haupysbeaverrub.ca</strong></em></p><p>If you&#39;re looking for a unique and premium&nbsp;on-the-go&nbsp;snacking option&nbsp;then make sure to pick up some<em><strong>&nbsp;Fresh As Freeze Dried Fruit</strong></em>&nbsp;from New Zealand. These mouth watering fruit snacks are available in plum, pineapple, strawberry, raspberry, grape, mandarin and cherry! Eat straight out of the bag or use in desserts, over ice cream or&nbsp;mixed into your favourite cereal or oatmeal! DEE-LISH!</p><p>That&#39;s all we have to tell you about for now. Hope you enjoyed reading this week&#39;s newsletter. Take good care until next time!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 23, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-january-23-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp;January has brought some BIG winter storms to the island and Sunday&#39;s was epic! The store lost power and we were unable to open on time because of it so apologies to anyone who came by early on. This is a fairly common occurance when the wind picks up so we thank you for your patience. But it&#39;s the BC Hydro workers who we&nbsp;should all be thanking because they work really hard to get the power back on in often dangerous coinditions.</p><p>This week we have some exciting, new products to tell you about! First up is&nbsp;Naked Snacks&nbsp;of Vancouver. These delicious, nutrient dense snacks are made to nourish both the body and mind! Taken from their website:</p><p><em>Our nutritionist and product designers have developed all our snacks with an 80/20 nutritional philosophy in mind: 80% whole grown goodness straight from the source, 20% earned indulgence as a reward for making smart decisions.</em></p><p><em>All natural, all good. We use organic ingredients in most of our snacks to make sure that you, and those you care about, are fuelling up with high-powered food!</em></p><p><em>Our nutritionally balanced snacks are also awesome for what they don&rsquo;t contain:</em></p><ul> <li><em>No artificial colours, flavours, or sweeteners</em></li> <li><em>No harmful preservatives</em></li> <li><em>No more than 200 calories per 35 gram portion</em></li> <li><em>No high fructose corn syrup</em></li> <li><em>No trans fats??</em></li></ul><p><em>?</em>?Here&#39;s a truly unique and local product that we&#39;re very excited to have on our shelves!<em><strong>&nbsp;Kettle &amp; Hive</strong></em>&nbsp;combines lemon concentrate and honey along with addition ingredients that you simply stir into a mug of hot (or cold) water and enjoy! Perfect for when you&#39;re down and out with a cold or flu or simply as a warm, comforting drink anytime.</p><p>If you&#39;ve never had the good fortune of trying a&nbsp;<em><strong>flat iron steak</strong></em>&nbsp;then you simply MUST try this cut of beef! Though not very well known, it&#39;s second in tenderness only to the tenderloin and is well marbled, flavourful and juicy, And now our full service meat counter has it for you to enjoy! Excellent grilled or sauted.</p><p>Another great addition to our meat department is&nbsp;<em><strong>Rossdown Farms Organic Chicken Sausages and Turkey Sausages</strong></em>&nbsp;in various flavours.&nbsp;This family-run business is a prime example of poultry farming done right. Taken from their website:</p><p><em>Farm-To-Plate means we do everything at our family-run farm: we produce the eggs, we hatch the chicks, we feed and grow the poultry and then we process it in our own federally-inspected facility. Rossdown Farms is one of the only companies in the country to use this innovative, integrated approach.&nbsp;By not outsourcing to&nbsp;third party suppliers, we&rsquo;re able to maintain exceptionally high standards&nbsp;at every stage, ensuring the highest quality poultry for you and your family.</em></p><p><em>Feed. Hatch. Grow. Process.</em></p><p>All of their poultry is free range, non-GMO and their organic birds are 100% certifed organic. No animal by-products are ever fed to their birds and they&#39;re raised without the use of antibiotics.</p><p>So make sure to add some of these new items to your shopping list and as always, we look forward to seeing you in the aisles. Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 18, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-january-18-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; It&#39;s January 16th and on this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus left the New World en route to Spain. Many of you are likely dreaming of leaving to explore&nbsp;a foreign, tropical beach right about now, but in the meantime, you can explore our attached advertised specials! We know it&#39;s hardly the same but<em><strong> we have some great specials in our Produce Department from California&nbsp;and Mexico</strong></em>!</p><p>With it being January and all, this is supposed to be the month that you decided to get healthy.&nbsp;No more fattening foods, right? If you&#39;ve made that leap then fantastic! Good for you. Now skip this next part of the newsletter because it&#39;s not applicable anymore.</p><p>We have been getting numerous requests for cheese curds so Jon ordered in some&nbsp;<em><strong>Saputo Poutine Cheese Curds</strong></em>. These are authentic Quebec curds, firm and unripened and just waiting for the fries and gravy! Dee-lish!&nbsp;</p><p>Salt is salt, right? WRONG! Not all salt is created equally which is why we now stock&nbsp;<em><strong>Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt</strong></em>. What could possibly be remarkable about this salt you say? This taken from their website:&nbsp;</p><p><em>When it comes to kosher salt, the crystals make all the difference. Our kosher salt was developed over 100 years ago using a proprietary evaporation process that creates unique hollow, multifaceted salt crystals; fragile enough to crush between your fingers - perfect for controlled seasoning. The kosher salt crystal shape influences many of its functional properties, including its adherence to food surfaces - bringing out every dish&rsquo;s full flavor. Diamond Crystal&reg;&nbsp;Kosher Salt&reg;&nbsp;is revered by both chefs and home cooks.</em></p><p><em>Diamond Crystal&reg;&nbsp;Kosher Salt has a much larger flake size than regular table salt and contains no additives. Diamond Crystal&reg;&nbsp;Kosher Salt is distinct from other kosher salts because of its extraordinary texture and smooth blendability. Use it for all of your cooking needs, as Diamond Crystal&reg;&nbsp;Kosher Salt&rsquo;s hollow shape dissolves and disperses flavor quickly.</em></p><p><em>In an April 2015 Esquire&reg;&nbsp;Magazine article, &ldquo;The Esquire Guide To Salt,&quot; Diamond Crystal&reg;&nbsp;Kosher Salt is the recommended utility salt. No other kosher salt is like it.</em></p><p><em>53% less sodium by&nbsp;volume compared to regular table salt.</em></p><p>Our produce department currently has in stock<em><strong> Veyaness Kiwi&nbsp;from Saanichton</strong></em>! That&#39;s exciting, not only because we&#39;re supporting local growers (and in the winter no less!) but because these fruits are delicious and super healthy (even the poutine eaters agree!). So make sure to put these on your shopping list.</p><p>Finally, we have added more Riviera yogurt to our already extensive line-up.&nbsp;<em><strong>Riviera 0% Greek Yogurt</strong></em>&nbsp;is new and has 40% less sugar (than average compared to the most popular 0% M.F. greek yogurts). The great thing about this yogurt is that&nbsp;<em><strong>it is also lactose free</strong></em>!&nbsp;We will have it in both the 500g and 750g containers in several flavours. <strong>They are expected to arrive on Tuesday, January 16&nbsp;in the afternoon.</strong></p><p>Thanks again for reading up on what&#39;s new at Pepper&#39;s! Take care and have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 9, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-january-9-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Good news for all you social media mavens out there:<em> Pepper&#39;s Foods is now on <strong>Instagram</strong> as&nbsp;<strong>peppersfoodsvictoria</strong></em>! Now you can find us on the &quot;big three&quot; social media sites and stay even more up to date on new products, contests and events because we&#39;re constantly posting news and updates! On <em><strong>Facebook</strong></em> you can find us at&nbsp;<em><strong>facebook.com/peppersfoods</strong></em>&nbsp;and on <em><strong>Twitter </strong></em>as&nbsp;<em><strong>@Peppersfoods</strong></em>.</p><p>We have&nbsp;a couple of new items to share with you this week. From Calgary, Alberta comes a new line of gluten free (and dairy free) baked goods from&nbsp;<em><strong>Care Bakery</strong></em>. We have sliced&nbsp;white bread, dinner rolls and sandwich buns. Look for it in the gluten free section of our frozen food aisle.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has carried powdered peanut butter for awhile now but we&#39;ve just gotten&nbsp;<em><strong>powdered almond butter&nbsp;from PB&amp;Me</strong></em>! The company primary produces powdered peanut butter (hence the name) but also offers its delicious powdered almond butter! This taken from their website:</p><p><em><strong>PB&amp;Me&nbsp;Traditional Powdered Almond Butter</strong>&nbsp;is made from premium almonds, sea salt and lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar. PB&amp;Me products contain 90% less calories from fat than traditional almond spreads, at only 23 calories per tablespoon! PB&amp;Me Traditional has high protein content with upwards of 5g of protein per serving, not to mention it is paleo and vegan friendly! Enjoy PB&amp;Me guilt-free in your smoothies &amp; shakes, as a spread, or use it as a baking ingredient in your favorite recipes.</em></p><p><em><strong>QUALITY</strong>: Made with the best tasting premium ingredients - almonds, organic cane sugar and sea salt<br /><strong>FLAVOUR</strong>: Traditional (lightly sweetened)<br /><strong>LOW CALORIE</strong>: Less than 25 calories per tablespoon!<br /><strong>PROTEIN</strong>: 5g of protein per serving!<br /><strong>VERSATILITY</strong>: Great for smoothies &amp; shakes, as a spread or as a baking ingredient</em></p><p><em>Ingredients: Almonds, Organic Cane Sugar, Sea Salt</em></p><p>And speaking of nut butter,&nbsp;<strong>our deal of the week for Thursday is Fatso Hybrid Peanut Butter</strong>&nbsp;on for an amazing price of $6.49! This deal goes all day but only for Thursday so make sure you take advantage of this great price! Some of you may be wondering what&#39;s so special about this peanut butter, anyway? For starters, it&#39;s all about the fat. The company states that these are &quot;...good, nutritious, life-giving fats.&quot;</p><p><strong>Avocado Oil</strong>:&nbsp;High in oelic fatty acid which is good for blood pressure and fat burning.</p><p><strong>MCT Oil </strong>(medium chain triglycerides):&nbsp;good for your brain, great for digestion.</p><p><strong>Macadamia Oil</strong>:&nbsp;Skin softening and anti inflammatory.</p><p><strong>Chia Seeds</strong>:&nbsp;High in omega 3, protein, and antioxidants.</p><p><strong>Flax</strong>:&nbsp;High in omega 3.</p><p>We sell a ridiculous amount of this product so if you haven&#39;t tried it, now&#39;s the time to find out what all the fuss is about!</p><p>Just before we go we&#39;d like to remind our customers who purchase Avalon Dairy products in the glass bottles that the dairy will only accept the bottles if they are clean and&nbsp;<strong>WITHOUT</strong>&nbsp;the lids. So please rinse thoroughly and&nbsp;keep the plastic lids for your recycling before you bring them back to the store.</p><p>And so as not to confuse (or alarm!) anyone, we want to inform you that the molasses has been moved across the aisle from where it was in Aisle 3 to where the shortening and baking soda is kept. We thought it made more sense to merchandise it with the baking items as opposed to being lodged in between the peanut butter and table salt.</p><p>That&#39;s all for this week. Stay tuned for another newsletter next week and in the meantime, make sure to find us and Like Us on social media!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 2, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-january-2-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Happy&nbsp;New Year!!&nbsp; That&#39;s&nbsp;another year for the history books and whether you deemed 2017 to have been a good year or a bad one, we have a brand new one to look forward to, and with it, 365 days of opportunity. You get to make what you want of it. So from all of us at Pepper&#39;s, we hope that you&nbsp;had a great holiday and we wish you all good things and prosperity in 2018!</p><p>As most of you know by now, Tuesday brings with it the start of a new ad for the store (it&#39;s always attached to this email). And this week, one of our many great deals is <em><strong>Babe&#39;s Honey Farm Raw Kombucha on sale for a terrific price of 2/$6.00</strong></em>! Look for it in the cold beverage cooler by the cashiers.</p><p>We don&#39;t get a lot of new items in over the holidays but there are a couple to tell you about today. The first is&nbsp;<em><strong>Pure Bone Broth&nbsp;</strong></em>of Vancouver, BC. We have an&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Beef Bone Broth</strong></em>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<em><strong>Chicken Bone Broth</strong></em>, both of which are kept frozen in Aisle 5. Many people swear by the healing properties of bone broth and its popularity is ever increasing so give it a try for yourself. If you would like to know more about this company and how and why it was founded, visit the website at:</p><p><em><strong>www.purebonebroth.co</strong></em></p><p><em><strong>Clipper Tea&nbsp;</strong></em>is an English company (est. Dorset, 1984) that was the very first Fairtrade tea company in the UK. They provide not only &quot;...brighter, bolder and better tasting natural teas,&quot; but they do it by using organic teas in unbleached teabags. That&#39;s why you&#39;ll notice that their teabags have a different hue than regular teabags. They use absolutely nothing artificial in their teas so with Clipper Tea, it&#39;s always tea time!&nbsp;<em><strong>www.clipper-teas.com</strong></em></p><p>Finally, we want to mention that the next prize for our monthly draw is a wicked-cool&nbsp;<em><strong>Millennium Falcon toy from Star Wars: The Last Jedi</strong></em>! Make sure to enter by signing the back of your receipt with your name and number and depositing it in the drawbox by the store entrance. Some lucky winner is going to be saving the galaxy very soon so don&#39;t forget to enter for your chance to win!</p><p>Until next Tuesday, take care and have a great week!<br />Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Special Edition Newsletter Dec 22, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-special-edition-newsletter-dec-22-2017/ Peppers Foods Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:06:00 GMT <p>Good afternoon! We said that there wouldn&#39;t be another newsletter until next year but we just had&nbsp;to make an exception to tell you about a new, local vendor whose products we just put on the shelves today. If you&#39;re still planning to come down for your holiday shopping, we thought you&#39;d like to know about this now!</p><p><em><strong>Snowdon House Gourmet &amp; Gifts</strong></em> is located in North Saanich and its founder, Laura Waters, as her website states, &quot;<em>...produces a bounty of unique food products including fruit infused vinegars, beer &amp; cider bread mixes, soup mixes, dip mixes, Sparkling Fir Essence, and brie toppers.</em>&quot;</p><p>Why are these products so special? Well, in addition to being incredibly delicious, they&#39;re also so well suited for this&nbsp;time of year!&nbsp;And since making any of her products are so simple and easy, the convenience factor is another BIG reason why you&#39;ll get excited to try them! The <em><strong>pre-made bread mixes</strong></em> require that you need only add your favourite beer or cider in order to bake a wonderfully simple yet extremely yummy loaf of bread. Pair that with one of numerous varieties of the <em><strong>&quot;just add water&quot; pre-made soup mixes</strong></em> and you&#39;ve created an entire meal in about an hour. With <em><strong>bread mix flavours&nbsp;including&nbsp;tomato and basil beer, cranberry and ginger cider </strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>chili and chives beer</strong></em>&nbsp;and soup flavours such as <em><strong>mulligatawny, pumpkin butternut squash </strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>garden vegetable</strong>&nbsp;</em>you can bet that&nbsp;your family will be asking repeatedly when it&#39;s&nbsp;time to eat!&nbsp;</p><p>There are also <em><strong>Gourmet Dips such as Popeye&#39;s Passion and Curried Yam </strong></em>that you can create by adding yogurt or sour cream.</p><p>But wait, there&#39;s more! <em><strong>Fruit infused vinegars</strong></em> can be used as is or diluted with water to create a refreshing drink. We have just a few varieties including <em><strong>Apricot Bay, Blueberry Cinnamon, Lemon Verbena Ginger, Elderflower, Rhubarb and the most popular and original Douglas Fir </strong></em>which is made from the trees growing on the Snowdon House property! And they make&nbsp;great gifts!</p><p>If you would like to have a look at the Snowdon Hous websire, cut and paste this address into your browser:</p><p><strong>https://snowdonhouse.ca/</strong></p><p>And don&#39;t forget, if you&#39;ve ordered a turkey with our meat department,it&#39;s ready and waiting for you to come pick it up anytime!</p><p>Best,</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter December 19, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-december-19-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; This will be the final newsletter of 2017 and will be a combination of new information and a review of information from the past one. We want you to have every opportunity to shop with us during the holidays so we&#39;re including&nbsp;our holiday hours again for your convenience.</p><p>Christmas Eve.........7am-4:30pm</p><p>Christmas Day..........CLOSED</p><p>Boxing Day...............CLOSED</p><p>December 27-28........7am-6pm</p><p>December 29-30........7am-7:30pm</p><p>December 31.............7am-6pm</p><p>New Years Day..........CLOSED</p><p>Our Meat Department unfortunately no longer has organic turkeys available to order but they have lots of<em><strong>&nbsp;Victorian Acres, free range birds at $4.35/lb ($9.35/kg)</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>JD Specialty at $3.38/lb ($7.43/kg)</strong></em>&nbsp;so give the store a call&nbsp;(250) 477-6513&nbsp;and request one for your holiday dinner! They&#39;re veggie-fed, antibiotic and hormone free, too!!</p><p>We would also like to remind our customers that&nbsp;there are no new advertised specials between Christmas and New Year&#39;s.&nbsp;</p><p>Christmas is all about eating, drinking and being merry. So it stands to reason that pigging out on candy-covered pretzels may be one of the many ways to help you feel merrier. So&nbsp;then why not try new <em><strong>Flipz</strong></em>?&nbsp;Available at Pepper&#39;s they&#39;re <em><strong>pretzels coated in either milk chocolate or white fudge</strong></em> that you and your guests will flip out over!&nbsp;How good are they? THAT good!</p><p>Whether it&#39;s Christmas morning or anytime, warm cinnamon buns are a yummy, comforting treat enjoyed by many. Pepper&#39;s has&nbsp;Cinnabon Gooey Bites&nbsp;available in the frozen food section!&nbsp;They&#39;re&nbsp;soft baked cinnamon roll bites covered with cinnamon glaze and cream cheese frosting. It&#39;s the Cinnabon&nbsp;experience for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home!</p><p>If you&#39;re throwing a Christmas or NYE party this year then make sure to have lots of finger foods on hand. Two new items on our shelves are&nbsp;Aqua Star Large Popcorn Shrimp and Aqua Star Calamari, responsibly sourced from this Seattle based company.</p><p>Have you discovered stone-ground teas yet? If not, then you must give these two new stone ground teas from Domo. Domo is an independant, Canadian-owned and operated business from Vancouver.&nbsp;Domo Organic Vanilla Matcha&nbsp;is grown and produced in Nishio city in Aichi prefecture. Nishio has been known the world over as the cradle of the finest Matcha for more than 800 years. It&nbsp;has a rich silky texture and a mild matcha flavour enhanced with natural vanilla. Kind of like having green tea ice cream, but guilt-free without all the calories.</p><p>&nbsp;Domo Organic Elixo&nbsp;will help you fight a cold&nbsp;and boost energy. Made&nbsp;with stone-ground rooibos tea, ginger, citrus, all natural honey crystals and cayenne pepper (great&nbsp;for clearing sinuses). It also contains camu camu, an Amazonian fruit with extraordinarily high&nbsp;levels of all-natural Vitamin C.&nbsp;Pure Rooibos Powder is a carefully ground&nbsp;using 100% South African Rooibos red tea leaves. Rich in antioxidants, Rooibos tea is also naturally very low in caffeine, containing almost none at all. This makes it an excellent alternative for those looking for authentic tea flavor without caffeine.&nbsp;Aside from the teas, all other ingredients are purchased locally&nbsp;in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia.</p><p>Thanks for subscribing and from all of us at Pepper&#39;s Foods, we wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and all the very best in the New Year!</p> Pepper's Newsletter December 12, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-december-12-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! This time of year, when you&#39;re out and about in the shops and stores searching for the&nbsp;perfect&nbsp;holiday gifts, you&#39;ll pretty much hear Christmas music playing everywhere.&nbsp;Some of you will tune it out, some&nbsp;won&#39;t like it, but when the voices of crooners like Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, to name just a few, meander through the noise and bustle to find your&nbsp;ears, you just might find yourself actually enjoying it. And on this day in 1915 The Chairman of the Board,&nbsp;Ol&#39; Blue Eyes himself. was born. Just a little fun fact to kick off your day!</p><p>Ok, we have lots to tell you about today, the first thing being our holiday store hours. Please take a moment to read them.</p><p>Christmas Eve.........7am-4:30pm</p><p>Christmas Day..........CLOSED</p><p>Boxing Day...............CLOSED</p><p>December 27-28........7am-6pm</p><p>December 29-30........7am-7:30pm</p><p>December 31.............7am-6pm</p><p>New Years Day..........CLOSED</p><p>The next thing to inform you of is that&nbsp;<em><strong>Pepper&#39;s is&nbsp;once again sponsoring a family in need </strong></em>this Christmas. <em><strong>The family is a mother with three daughters aged 4 years, 6 years and an 18 month old</strong></em>. If you would like to contribute a cash donation towards helping to make this family&#39;s holiday a special one, please tell your cashier and it can be added to your bill. All other donations can be brought to the store and given to any staff member. Thank you to all who give generously to those who genuinely need it!</p><p>Alright, let&#39;s talk turkey! Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe help&nbsp;to make the season bright.&nbsp;<em><strong>Our Meat Department can&#39;t help with the mistletoe, but they sure can contribute with the turkeys! You can order one right up until December 21st</strong></em>&nbsp;but remember that sizes cannot always be guaranteed. Our&nbsp;staff work very hard to ensure that you get the bird that you want for the holidays but sometimes it&#39;s just not possible so we thank you in advance for your understanding.</p><p>We offer:</p><p><strong>Victorian Acres, free range birds at $4.35/lb ($9.35/kg)</strong></p><p><strong>Rossdown Organic at $4.69/lb ($10.76/kg)</strong></p><p><strong>JD Specialty at $3.38/lb ($7.43/kg)</strong></p><p>Are you hosting a holiday get together, Christmas party or any other function whereby guests need to be fed? If so, look no further because&nbsp;<em><strong>our Deli Department can create a platter or platters that you and your guests will absolutely love!</strong></em> All we need is 24 hours notice. To have a look at what we can offer, head to our website<strong>&nbsp;www.peppers-foods.com</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;look for Party Trays on the bottom left corner of the main page!</p><p><em><strong>Our Produce Department has Meyer Lemons in stock once again</strong></em> after being unable to source them for quite some time! Make sure to put some in your buggy if you&#39;ve been looking for them!</p><p>A&nbsp;new, seasonal item that we&#39;ve added is&nbsp;<em><strong>Arctic Clear Window and Mirror De-Icer</strong></em>! This ultra convenient product clears ice, frost and light snow on contact and prevents ice from forming or re-freezing! It contains biodegradable ingredients, won&#39;t harm your car finish,&nbsp;is streak and residue free and best of all, makes driving safer! If you have difficulty scraping your car windows or you just plain don&#39;t want to bother, then this will be right up your alley!</p><p>And finally, if you like to indulge in tasty libations or really want to impress with a knockout martini or cocktail, then make sure to add&nbsp;<em><strong>Mezzetta Stuffed Olives</strong></em>&nbsp;to your grocery list! <em><strong>We have them in&nbsp;Garlic Stuffed, Imported Spanish Queen Martini and Super Colossal Spanish Queen Pimento Stuffed.</strong></em></p><p>Until next week, may your days be merry and bright!&nbsp;</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter December 5, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-december-5-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; It&#39;s hard to believe that another&nbsp;<em><strong>Caroling in the Village</strong></em>&nbsp;is in the books but it&#39;s come and gone already! We had a tremendous turnout again this past Sunday evening and the chilly weather only served to set the mood and&nbsp;fit the occasion perfectly. All of those yummy holiday treats&nbsp;were quickly gobbled down much to the delight of the crowd. There was good cheer and lots of socializing, laughter and smiles.&nbsp;So thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Mount Doug Secondary Music Program and Our Place Society!</p><p>We&#39;d like to clarify something that we ran in our ad last week. Ripple non-dairy beverage was advertised as &quot;pea milk&quot; which had more than a few of you scratching your heads as to what exactly that meant.&nbsp;It is a mixture of ingredients, one of which is&nbsp;Ripptein which is what the company calls &quot;the purest plant protein on earth.&quot;&nbsp;The reason for this is because&nbsp;they use a&nbsp;method to &quot;harvest ultra-clean protein from peas, removing the impurities that give other plant-based milks their beany flavour and chalky texture.&quot;&nbsp;Lots of you were asking about this so now you know!</p><p>BIG NEWS! <em><strong>Our deli department now offers SMOKED beef brisket</strong></em>! Cooked low and slow, we pair premium cuts of brisket with various types of hardwood to create flavourful, tender and spectacularly tasty smoked meat. But that&#39;s just the start! Soon we&#39;ll offer smoked chicken, ham and bacon. Don&#39;t worry, though. We&#39;ll let you know when that becomes available. Is your mouth watering yet?</p><p>Also&nbsp;worth noting is that <em><strong>the deli has marzipan from The Dutch Bakery in one and one half pound sizes</strong></em>! Get it while you can!!</p><p><em><strong>Another new development at Pepper&#39;s is our&nbsp;&quot;Thursday Special!&quot;</strong></em>&nbsp;Every Thursday (starting this Thursday, November 7th) we&#39;ll offer a feature priced item all day or until supplies last! This week, we have our&nbsp;<em><strong>Pepper&#39;s Old White Cheddar 340g&nbsp;for the great price of $4.96!</strong></em> Make sure to pick up a brick or two because that&#39;s a great deal and with holiday entertaining looming, you&#39;ll be glad that you did (and so will your guests)!</p><p>As always, we like to showcase some of our new products in the newsletter and today we have several to tell you about.</p><p><em><strong>Level Ground Coconut Oil</strong></em>&nbsp;is made from organic, virgin coconut and cold-pressed. Level Ground&#39;s coconut oil supports a cooperative of small-scale growers in Cebu, Philippines.&nbsp;SPFTC (Southern Partners and Fair Trade Centre) is a Fair Trade organization focused on sourcing and processing fruits and artisan made items in Cebu, Philippines. SPFTC is development-oriented and is active in advocacy for small-scale farmers, offering programs in Fair Trade, post-harvest technology, product research and organic production.</p><p>Phillips Brewing and Malting Company (Victoria) decided several years ago to branch out into the soft drink business and created&nbsp;<em><strong>Phillips Soda Works</strong></em>. Pepper&#39;s was one of the first local businesses to jump at the opportunity to get their beverages on our shelves. And in addition to soda, they also offer numerous types of tonics in a glass bottle. Now they offer&nbsp;<em><strong>Sparkmouth Handcrafted Artisinal Tonics in a 237ml x 6 pack!&nbsp;Artisinal Dry Tonic</strong></em>&nbsp;combines flavours of white grape juice, bitter orange peel, lime peel and orange peel.<em><strong>&nbsp;Cucumber Mint Tonic</strong></em>&nbsp;pairs just that: fresh cucumber and fresh mint. Now you can buy premium cocktail mix in a convenient 6 pack to create dry, bright and sophisticated beverages for yourself or your party guests!&nbsp;</p><p>Finally, with the holidays just around the corner, you&#39;re going to be looking for the perfect stocking stuffers. So&nbsp;why not pick up some&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Fair Holiday 70% Dark Chocolate</strong></em>?</p><p><em><strong>&nbsp;Merry Mint</strong></em>&nbsp;pairs dark chocolate with organic candy cane pieces.&nbsp;<em><strong>Nutcracker&nbsp;</strong></em>has spiced pecans, cashews, almonds and coconut.&nbsp;And&nbsp;<em><strong>Noel</strong></em>&nbsp;has gingerbread, cranberries and orange! Ho ho Whoa!</p><p>Only two more newsletters are left for 2017 so watch your inbox next Tuesday morning for the next one. Until then, take care and as always, we look forward to seeing you in the aisles!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter November 28, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-november-28-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Here&#39;s hoping that all of our American friends had a wonderfully satisfying Thanksgiving this past weekend. But the next event that you need to mark on your calendars is&nbsp;<em><strong>Caroling in the Village</strong></em>. This <em><strong>Sunday,&nbsp;December 3rd from 5-7pm</strong></em>&nbsp;bring your family and friends down to Cadboro Bay Village for what has become a very fun and festive annual tradition in these parts. See you there!</p><p>Fondue. It really should be called fun-do! And because it&#39;s that time of year, don&#39;t forget to pick up some&nbsp;S<em><strong>wiss Appenzeller Fondue</strong></em>&nbsp;when you&#39;re planning your next gathering. Here&#39;s a description as taken from the website:&nbsp;The ready-made Appenzeller Fondue is made from the best Appenzeller&nbsp;cheese and is a particularly spicy delicacy. Thanks to its unmistakably spicy flavour, it is easy to distinguish from conventional ready-made fondues.</p><p>Our dairy department has a few new items for you to check out.&nbsp;<em><strong>Bella Casara Buffalo Ricotta</strong></em>&nbsp;is an Ontario produced cheese made in the traditional basket style.The milk is richer and higher in fat and protein&nbsp;which produces a richer, better-tasting cheese!&nbsp;</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has been carrying&nbsp;<em><strong>Paradise Island Lactose Free</strong></em>&nbsp;<em><strong>Cheese </strong></em>for ages but only recently expanded the lineup to include&nbsp;<em><strong>mozzarella</strong></em>! And just in time, too, because we&#39;ve got all of them in our ad this week for $5.96 each!</p><p>Olympic Krema Yogurt&nbsp;is so popular that we had to get in some of the smaller 500g tubs!&nbsp;Currently we have&nbsp;Honey&nbsp;and&nbsp;Coconut&nbsp;flavours, respectively.&nbsp;At 10% and 9% milk fat, these yogurts are luxuriously rich and creamy! And they&#39;re all natural, too!</p><p>And last but certainly not least, our meat department now has available for your dining pleasure&nbsp;boneless, sliced and decorated half or whole hams! Prepared in-store just for you, these Metchosin raised, free range hams are antibiotic and hormone free.&nbsp;Fine ham awaits!</p><p>See you on December 3rd for Caroling in the Village!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter November 21, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-november-21-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; We are quickly approaching the end of November (seriously, where has this year gone?!) and that means it&#39;s time to start talking about the holidays because it&#39;ll be Christmas in no time. And who can celebrate the season without a fresh, delicious turkey dinner on Christmas Day? If you can&#39;t then we have a deal to tell you about:<em><strong>&nbsp;if you order a fresh turkey from our Full-Service Meat Department before&nbsp;December 1st, you&#39;ll receive a $10 Pepper&#39;s gift card at the time of purchase!&nbsp;</strong></em>That&#39;s right, we&#39;ll give you ten bucks to be spent in the store just for ordering your turkey!&nbsp; Here&#39;s a recap of our bird varieties as per our newsletter from late September:</p><p><em>Our full service meat counter has FOUR varieties of fresh turkey available&nbsp;and all of them are antibiotic and hormone free birds.</em></p><p><em>JD Specialty:&nbsp;free run birds from Langley in the approximately 10-18 lb range - $4.20/lb</em></p><p><em>RWA (Raised Without Antibiotics):&nbsp;from Abbotsford - $3.99/lb</em></p><p><em>Rossdown:&nbsp;Organic free range birds from Abbotsford - $5.35/lb</em></p><p><em>Victoria Acres:&nbsp;Free range birds from Comox - $5.30/lb. These turkeys&nbsp;start&nbsp;at approximately the &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 17-20 lb range</em></p><p>For those who prefer a dairy-free holiday beverage, we&#39;ve just returned&nbsp;<em><strong>Earth&#39;s Own Almond So Fresh Noel Nog</strong></em>&nbsp;to the dairy department! We sell A LOT of this each year (it&#39;s only available for the holidays) and for good reason; it&#39;s not only a delicious blend of egg nog and almond flavours&nbsp;but it&#39;s also&nbsp; a nutritious, egg free treat! Pick up a bottle or two the next time you do your shopping with us!</p><p>Perhaps you&#39;d like to whip up a tasty pie or two to serve with that Noel Nog. How about taking it to the next level? Instead of using a regular, pre-made pie crust, why not add some extra zing to your baked thing and make it ama-zing, instead (wink)? Create&nbsp;wonderfully delicious and&nbsp;<em><strong>gluten free&nbsp;</strong></em>pies and desserts with&nbsp;<em><strong>Mi-Del Ginger Flavoured Pie Crust</strong></em>&nbsp;that will knock the socks off of your family and friends when you serve them a slice for the&nbsp;sweet course! Yummy!</p><p>Do you know what also goes great with pie? Why, coffee, of course! How about cold, black, unsweetened coffee? That we&#39;re not so sure about. But if your thing is to drink chilled coffee then you really should try a&nbsp;<em><strong>Cold Brew&nbsp;Coffee from Kicking Horse</strong></em>. Taken from their website:</p><p><em>What&#39;s in our Cold Brew Coffee?<br />Organic beans, roasted right in the Rocky Mountains and then steeped for 20 hours. That&rsquo;s it.<br />Nuthin&rsquo; else. Nuthin&rsquo; needed.</em></p><p><em>What&rsquo;s it like? Deep, dark, delicious black, unsweetened, refreshing, low-acid, low-calories, kick-ass, Cold Brew Coffee.</em></p><p>There you have it. Kick-ass, cold brew&nbsp;coffee in a can. It is winter, after all.</p><p>Thanks for subscribing. Until next time, take care and have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter November 14, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-november-14-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Another long weekend has come and gone and hopefully you took a few moments out of your Saturday to remember the sacrifices that our Veterans and Allies have made to ensure the freedoms that we often take for granted. And prior to Remembrance Day, Pepper&#39;s celebrated another amazing Customer Appreciation Day with you, our valued customers! We had loads of people come to the store to try some of the many food and beverage samples that were on-hand, as well as fresh flowers and other goodies that were given away! Again, we thank you for your patronage&nbsp;and loyalty and we truly appreciate having such wonderful shoppers in our store!</p><p>Do you love your guts? Well, you should if you don&#39;t already and one of the ways that you can do this is by buying some of the many new products from Calgary&#39;s&nbsp;<em><strong>The Gut Lab</strong></em>! Co-founders (and sisters) Danica and Lexi have created&nbsp;<em><strong>organic superfood elixers and potions</strong></em>&nbsp;to help you create health and happiness...from the inside out! If you have hormonal imbalances, depression, fatigue, inflammation, stress or you just want to maintain your good health then these products may be just what you&#39;ve been seeking.&nbsp;So go with your gut feeling, pick up some stuff from The Gut Lab and Love Your Guts!</p><p>Miscela noun./MISK&#39;uh la/&nbsp;italian&nbsp;</p><p><em><strong>Miscela is a pre-chopped blend of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices</strong></em>.&nbsp;Use it in all your meals to add a new dimension of flavours.&nbsp;TOP, STIR, MIX, OR COOK WITH IT! Make it your secret ingredient and take your meals to a whole new level, and do it quickly and conveniently! We have the flavours of South America, the Middle East, Italy, Mexico and the Mediterranean and you can find them in the deli cold case just inside the store entrance.&nbsp;</p><p>If you&#39;re looking for a snack that&#39;s lower in carbs and one that&#39;s rich in healthy fat then look no further than Fatboys!&nbsp;<em><strong>Fatboys snacks are incredibly delicious treats made with nuts, seeds and coconut oil</strong></em>&nbsp;that are also vegan and free of gluten, soy and dairy.&nbsp;Using a combination of sweeteners (maple syrup, erythritol and stevia) they&#39;ve created that perfect little snack, sweet enough to satisfy cravings without adding a ton of sugar.&nbsp;</p><p>And lastly, we&#39;ve added two new kinds of granola bars from<em><strong>&nbsp;Kashi: Seven Grain with Quinoa Honey Oat&nbsp;and Seven Grain with Quinoa Chocolate Chip Chia</strong></em>! Both&nbsp;provide a mix of flavourful, nutritious whole grains to help promote healthy living amd make&nbsp;a great go-to snack when hunger strikes.&nbsp;</p><p>Until next Tuesday, take good care, make healthy choices and have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> One Day Only! http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/one-day-only/ Peppers Foods Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:21:00 GMT <p>It&#39;s Customer Appreciation Day!</p><p>Let us thank you for all your continued support! Prizes, samples and 10% Off All Day!</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter November 7, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-november-7-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Once again daylight savings time has ended and that means little childrens&#39; sleep schedules across the land will be disrupted much to the consternation of their parents. However, on the plus side, it&#39;s always a good idea to replace the batteries in your smoke/CO detectors when the clocks change in the spring and fall.</p><p>Some fun facts about daylight savings time ending:</p><ul> <li>There is a 25% increase in heart attacks on the Monday following the start of DST and a 10% decrease when the clocks go back.</li> <li>Researchers have found that pedestrians walking during rush hour in the weeks&nbsp;following the clocks turning back (yes, back) are three times more likely to&nbsp;be struck by traffic!</li> <li>Daylight time isn&#39;t used everywhere in the world. Saskatchewan and some parts of B.C. don&#39;t use it, for example,&nbsp;nor do Arizona and Hawaii in the U.S.</li></ul><p>Let&#39;s take this opportunity to again remind you to join us this<em><strong> Thursday, November 9th</strong></em> for <em><strong>Customer Appreciation Day at Pepper&#39;s</strong></em>! Please come down for food sampling, give-aways, prizes and some amazing one day only in-store features! It&#39;s always a great day at the store and we always look forward to seeing our loyal customers, but especially so on this day. See you then!</p><p>We have lots of new items to tell you about this week so let&#39;s dive right in.&nbsp;Buying already shredded cheese is a convenience that comes at a cost. It can be expensive. With the rising cost of dairy products,&nbsp;<em><strong>Pepper&#39;s brought in a line&nbsp;of shredded cheeses that costs $2.00 less</strong></em> per bag&nbsp;(regular priced!) than&nbsp;one of the leading competitors.&nbsp;<em><strong>Saputo Shredded Mozzarellissima</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Shredded Italiano 4 Cheese Blend</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Shredded Taco Nacho</strong></em>&nbsp;now grace our shelves. And they&#39;re selling very well!&nbsp;If demand dictates, there are more flavours available, too! These are delicious, Canadian cheeses with versatility and flavour that will enhance any dish. Give them a try and tell our Dairy Manager, Jon, if you were satisfied!</p><p>The holidays are just around the corner and for many that often means that it&#39;s time to indulge your taste buds. What better way to top off your coffee, hot chocolate or holiday desserts than with&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Dark Chocolate Caramel Real Whipped Cream</strong></em>? Seriously, this is going to change your life. But it&#39;s only here for a limited time. It&#39;s at Pepper&#39;s right now and there&#39;s a can waiting with your name on it!</p><p>Annie&#39;s Homegrown makes deliciouly popular pastas with cheese and they&#39;ve expanded their repertoire with two new flavours:&nbsp;<em><strong>Annie&#39;s Spirals with Butter &amp; Parmesan</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Annie&#39;s Four Cheese Mini Penne</strong></em>.&nbsp;Made with organic pasta and real cheese, there&#39;s nothing articial in there, either!</p><p>In terms of new, local items,<em><strong>&nbsp;Rebecca&#39;s Best Hot Sauce&nbsp;</strong></em>is made in Victoria and now it&#39;s here at the strore! This unique sauce is fruity containing apple and pear but it&#39;s also spicy enough with a medium heat. The perfect combination of sweet and heat! Unfortunately the photo file we had was corrupted but you can find it with all of the other hot sauces above our fresh fish section!</p><p>That&#39;s all we have to tell you about for this week. Have yourselves an amazing week and we look forward to celebrating you&nbsp;with you&nbsp;this Thursday!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter October 31, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-october-31-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>It&#39;s Halloween</strong>&nbsp;and we all know what that means: sprites, spirits, gremlins and goblins&nbsp;will be out in full force tonight&nbsp;looking for sweets<strong> so&nbsp;please drive extra carefully</strong>&nbsp;if you need to go out. And don&#39;t forget, you can buy your treats right here but we always sell out so best to come early if you&#39;re planning on picking some up.</p><p><em><strong>Thursday, November 9th will be our annual Customer Appreciation Day</strong></em>&nbsp;and we would be thrilled if you would join us for food sampling, amazing in-store features, a chance to win numerous prizes, vendor&nbsp;give-aways and lots of fun! Without our amazing customers, there would be no Pepper&#39;s Foods. So please come by and celebrate, well, YOU!</p><p>If you&#39;ve been looking for a vegan alternative to regular marshmallows then you&#39;re in luck because we now carry&nbsp;<em><strong>Dandies Vanilla Marshmallows</strong></em>!<em><strong>&nbsp;And this week a 283g package is ad-priced at just $4.26!</strong></em></p><p>Taken from the company website:&nbsp;<em>Dandies Marshmallows are made with all natural ingredients, contain no&nbsp;high fructose corn syrup or&nbsp;gelatin (<strong>they&#39;re 100% vegan</strong>!), and are the first ever marshmallow to be Non-GMO Project Verified. Oh, and&nbsp;our marshmallows are kosher too!&nbsp;Traditional marshmallows are loaded with unnatural ingredients and made with gelatin (a yucky animal-based ingredient, look it up). We recognized that these family-favorite treats desperately needed an ingredient-list makeover.&nbsp;Dandies Marshmallows are indistinguishable from conventional marshmallows. Our light and fluffy marshies are perfect for roasting over a campfire, putting in hot chocolate (or coffee&mdash;try it!),&nbsp;classic crispy treats, s&#39;mores, or just straight snackin&#39;!</em></p><p>And finally, let&#39;s not forget that this weekend marks&nbsp;the end of Daylight Savings Time.<strong>&nbsp;Make sure to set your clocks&nbsp;back&nbsp;one hour before you go to bed Saturday night (November 4th)</strong>!</p><p>That&#39;s all for this week</p><p>.Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Correction! http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/correction/ Peppers Foods Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:05:00 GMT <p>Hello everyone,</p><p>This is to inform you that the date for the scheduled power outage<em> is not</em> for NOVEMBER 29th as was stated in today&#39;s newsletter.</p><p>The correct date should have read Sunday, OCTOBER 29th. We are sorry for the error.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter November 24, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-november-24-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Before we get into our usual descriptions of some of our new products, we need to mention that on the evening of this&nbsp;<strong>Sunday, November 29th, BC Hydro has scheduled a power interruption in order to replace a power pole and&nbsp;this will affect the store</strong>. As a result,&nbsp;<strong>we must close early that night and open later than normal on Monday morning</strong>&nbsp;in order to safely maintain our coolers and freezers.</p><p>Our modified hours are as follows:</p><p>Sunday, November 29: 7 am - 6 pm</p><p>* Monday, November 20: 9 am - 9 pm&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;* we&nbsp;may&nbsp;need to open after 9 am depending on whether&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; the&nbsp;power is restored later than anticipated.</p><p>Last week we told you about the Green Giant&nbsp;Veggie Tots&nbsp;that also happened to be in our ad. This week, we have some other, new Green Giant products to introduce you to that are also ad-priced!&nbsp;<em><strong>Green Giant Riced Veggies</strong></em>&nbsp;are exciting cauliflower-based blends that are a gluten-free, low-calorie food. Enjoy as an alternative to rice, potatoes and pasta. They&nbsp;contain no rice, no sauce and have up to 85% fewer calories than regular rice!*&nbsp;These veggies are ready for roasting, baking, sauteing, mashing or steaming.&nbsp;Look for them in Aisle 5 priced at $3.56!&nbsp;(*than the leading brand of white rice)</p><p>We also have added&nbsp;G<em><strong>reen Giant Mashed Cauliflower</strong></em>&nbsp;in&nbsp;<em><strong>Herb &amp; Garlic</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Cheddar &amp; Bacon</strong></em>!&nbsp;Mashed Cauliflower is the perfect alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. It contains 1 full serving of vegetables and up to 45% fewer calories than traditional mashed potatoes.*Skip the prep work and the heavy calories &ndash; you&#39;ll never miss mashed potatoes again!</p><p>*Up to 45% fewer calories than the leading brand of prepared mashed potatoes</p><p>We&#39;ve sold&nbsp;<em><strong>Zevia Natural Sodas</strong></em>&nbsp;for a long time, but you could only buy them individually in the cold beverage cooler at the front of the store. Well, our customers asked if we could sell them in a six pack, too, and we listened! Because these sodas contain no calories, no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no colours or sodium but they still taste great, of course you&#39;re going to want to buy more than just a&nbsp;can or two!&nbsp;They&#39;re now available in Aisle 5 and they&#39;re in our ad this week for $4.56 plus deposit.</p><p>Our line of<em><strong> Schar Gluten Free</strong></em> items has expanded once again to meet the demands of our customers. For all you gluten&nbsp;free sweet tooths, we now offer<em><strong>&nbsp;Schar Cocoa&nbsp;Wafers</strong></em>&nbsp;and <em><strong>Schar Chocolaty Dipped Cookies!</strong></em>&nbsp;<em><strong>Schar Cocoa Wafers</strong></em>&nbsp;are imported from Italy and are thin, crisp, light and crunchy wafers&nbsp;filled with a decadent cocoa filling. Perfect with your afternoon coffee.&nbsp;<em><strong>Schar Chocolaty Dipped Cookies</strong></em>&nbsp;are&nbsp;crisp and delightful butter cookies&nbsp;imported from Europe and&nbsp;dipped in rich German Chocolate and topped with a sprinkle of sea salt. Only the finest European, non-gmo, gluten-free and preservative-free ingredients are used for Schar products!</p><p>That&#39;s all we have for you today. Have yourselves a very great week until next time!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p>