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 October 17, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-october-17-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Another Tuesday morning is upon us and the chill of Autumn is in the air. The symbols of the changing season are everywhere now: coloured leaves, heirloom corn, the sight and scent of chimney smoke. And of course pumpkins! They&#39;re everywhere now. In the fields, at the stores and on the porches of many households. But Pepper&#39;s has an ENORMOUS pumpkin and it&#39;s sitting right outside of our store entrance! And if you can guess the weight of this behemoth without going over, you&#39;ll win a $100 gift card for the store! Just write your guess on the back of your receipt, along with your name and number, and place it in the drawbox at the entrance. The draw date is November 1st.</p><p>Autumn is also a time for eating. It takes a lot of food to generate body heat and a hot breakfast is the perfect way to kickstart a chilly, fall day. If you love the taste of real maple syrup, then you can now take your toast, bagel, scone&nbsp;or anything else to the next flavour level with&nbsp;<em><strong>Lactantia Maple Butter</strong></em>! Of course, if you want that extra special touch for your pancakes,&nbsp;waffles or french toast then go ahead, by all means. Spread it on!</p><p>If you&#39;re&nbsp;looking for some new flavours for your toast or PB and J sandwiches, we now carry&nbsp;<em><strong>Last Mountain&#39;s Old Fashioned Fruit Spreads</strong></em>&nbsp;of Southey, Saskatchewan.&nbsp;One of the berry varieties offered by this family&nbsp;operated business is Saskatoon Berry and the demand for them is so great, they&#39;re the largest processor of the fruit in Canada! These spreads are full of flavour, contain no preservatives, are low in sugar and are all natural! <strong>And&nbsp;they&#39;re also featured in our ad this week for the&nbsp;great, low price of $3.96</strong>!</p><p>Triscuits have expanded their line of flavoured crackers with two new choices for the cracker lover:&nbsp;<em><strong>Triscuit Ginger Lemongrass</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Fig &amp; Honey</strong></em>. So there&#39;s&nbsp;one new sweet and one new savoury option! Give these a try and let us know what you think!</p><p>Napolean Dynamite might not have approved of these next two products but we know your mom probably would!&nbsp;<em><strong>Green Giant Vegetable Tots</strong></em>&nbsp;are a great alternative to Tater Tots (potato). Pepper&#39;s has &#39;em <em><strong>in&nbsp;Broccoli and Cheese</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Cauliflower</strong></em>&nbsp;and<strong>&nbsp;you&#39;ll find them ad-priced this week at $4.56</strong>!&nbsp;Loaded with veggies instead of potatoes, there&#39;s one full serving of each, respectively, in each serving. And there are no artificial preservatives or flavours tossed in there, either. Swap in more veggies to your kids&#39; diets without them even noticing!</p><p>That&#39;s all we have for you this week! Take care and as always, we look forward to seeing you in the aisles!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter October 10, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-october-10-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Hopefully you&nbsp;had the opportunity to gobble-gobble down some Thanksgiving ham or turkey with all the trimmings this past weekend. And since it&#39;s Tuesday, you should be well past the tryptophan induced coma that inevitable follows this post-holiday feast.&nbsp;</p><p>Many of you who shopped at the store in preparation for your Thanksgiving dinner looking for Island Farms Whipping Cream were likely disappointed to discover that none was&nbsp;on our shelves. Regrettably, this was because the company had none to give us. It was not the result of Pepper&#39;s failing to order it. But we still apologize for any invonvenience that this may have caused.</p><p>Alright, so now that Thanksgiving has passed, we can look forward to Halloween. Our store is decorated with lots of spooky props but <strong>we also have a large selection of treats for you to hand out on the 31st</strong>. Look for our display in from of the third till.</p><p><em><strong>Pepper&#39;s now&nbsp;carries BLENDED, organic coffee from the&nbsp;Doi Chaang Coffee Company.</strong></em> Not to be confused with their single estate premium coffee, this more affordable line has Doi&nbsp;Chaang&#39;s delicious and signature coffee from Thailand blended with coffee beans from Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Sumatra and Africa depending on the type. This except from&nbsp;<strong>coffeekind.com</strong>&nbsp;explains the reasoning behind&nbsp;the blending of coffee:</p><p><em>Why would you blend different varieties of coffee together? Well, have you ever sipped a Costa Rican coffee and wished that it had just a little more body and richness to it? Do you love the deep, rich notes of a traditional Sulawesi but miss the bright citrus acidity of a Kenyan coffee? When you blend single-origin coffees together, you can tailor the cup to precisely match your preferences by choosing coffees that complement and enhance each other.</em></p><p><em>There are three major reasons that coffee roasters&mdash;and we&rsquo;re talking about everyone, including the huge commercial enterprises whose products grace supermarket shelves&mdash;create coffee blends: to reduce costs, to provide a consistent cup profile and to create&nbsp;unique, signature coffees.</em></p><p><em>Customers expect a brand of coffee to taste the same from one cup to the next. Since qualities like body and flavor can differ markedly between farms, regions and even harvests from the same farms, the only way to ensure consistent flavor is to blend coffees from several different regions in order to minimize the differences among them. While consistency may be one of the factors considered when specialty and artisan roasters blend coffees as well, their main goal in blending is to create a specific flavor profile. This is where the true artistry of coffee blending lies&mdash;in discovering and melding the unique qualities of two or more coffees to create a new coffee that is more than the sum of its parts.</em></p><p>And in addition to Doi Chaang bean coffee, we now also stock&nbsp;<em><strong>Doi Chaang Single Serve Coffee Pods&nbsp;</strong></em>that are 90% biodegradable. These pods are for customers who use Keurig and Keurig 2.0 coffee makers.</p><p>Many consumers would prefer to purchase unpasturized honey if they had the opportunity and so we&#39;ve now provided that very option!&nbsp;<em><strong>BeeMaid Raw Honey</strong></em>&nbsp;is a Canadian, unpasturized honey which means that it&#39;s not been processed from its natural state. Essentially, no heat has been added to the honey which will kill any yeast cells present in it. But heating the honey to the required minimum 72 degrees C needed for pasteurization can&nbsp;also cause the deteriorization of the colour, flavour, aroma and enzymes found in the honey. So now you can get honey as it came right from the honeycomb! But remember, NEVER feed honey to children under the age of one due to the risk of botulism.</p><p>Finally, we have added&nbsp;<em><strong>Carr&#39;s Variety Pack Crackers</strong></em> to the shelves. Shopping for your next dinner party or social function just got that much easier and you&#39;ll save some money by not having to buy your crackers packages individually!</p><p>That&#39;s all we have for you this week. Make sure you take a look at the attached flyer for this week&#39;s sale items and we look forweard to seeing you in the aisles!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter October 3, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-october-3-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; It feels like yesterday that we sent you our weekly newsletter but it&#39;s already been seven days since the last one! Time flies and before we know it the neighbourhood ghosts and goblins will be out looking for treats. But let&#39;s not get too far ahead of ourselves; we still have Thanksgiving to enjoy. And that warrants a reminder that&nbsp;<strong>our store hours will change&nbsp;for the holiday weekend.</strong></p><p>Saturday, October 7&nbsp; &nbsp;7:00AM - 7:30PM (normal hours)</p><p>Sunday, October 8&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 7:00AM - 6:00PM</p><p>Monday, October 9&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;7:00AM - 6:00 PM&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Pepper&#39;s is proud to carry some amazing products from&nbsp;<em><strong>Cure Artisan Meat and Cheese</strong></em>&nbsp;of Cobble Hill, and just in time for your Thanksgiving entertaining! They&#39;re&nbsp;Cowichan Valley&#39;s premier charcuterie shop, featuring house made pates, sausages and cured meats as well as a large selection of local and imported cheese.</p><p>For all you hot sauce lovers out there, prepare your taste buds for a unique and healthy local sauce by&nbsp;<em><strong>Zing Tang</strong></em>!&nbsp;Born out of a love of spice and a surplus of backyard rhubarb,<em><strong> Zing Tang hot&nbsp;sauce</strong></em> is designed to give you a balance of sweet-heat and sour.&nbsp;Add to to your salad&nbsp;dressing, spice up your marinade or make the best Caesar of your life with this hot sauce made of rhubarb and habanero peppers right here in Victoria!</p><p>We have a solution for making your juicing easier! Introducing locally grown&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Juicing Bouquets</strong></em>. Just as the name suggests, there&#39;s a blend of locally grown organic&nbsp;kales, chards and mint sold in a bouquet to make your next juicing session quick and convenient!</p><p>Dipping snacks are another convenient choice for adults and kids alike, but they&#39;re also something fun to eat! Introducing new&nbsp;<em><strong>Jif To Go</strong></em>, with your choice of either&nbsp;<em><strong>creamy peanut butter or peanut butter and chocolate flavoured spread</strong></em>. They&#39;re eight individually portioned cups perfect for dipping pretzels, apple slices, strawberries, celery, crackers, wafers or just about anything else that you might want to dip! Pack &#39;em in your lunches, in the car for a roadtrip or keep them handy for an afternoon or after school snack.</p><p>And finally, we have another exceptional, local line of products to inform you of.&nbsp;<em><strong>Twisted &amp; Bitter</strong></em>&nbsp;is the name of the <em><strong>aromatic bitters</strong></em> <em><strong>produced locally&nbsp;by Victoria Distillers</strong></em>.&nbsp;Bitters are highly concentrated tinctures of herbs, spices, fruits and spirits. They don&rsquo;t just belong at the bar but have huge potential&nbsp;in the kitchen to add depth and kick to food.&nbsp;Twisted &amp; Bitter are handmade in small batches on Vancouver Island&nbsp;with&nbsp;a&nbsp;copper pot still.&nbsp;Each flavour adds character and complexity to food and drink&nbsp;without sweetness. For detailed descriptions of each flavour, recipes and more head over to&nbsp;<strong>www.twistedandbitter.com</strong></p><p>From all of us at Pepper&#39;s Foods, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! See you soon!</p> Pepper's Newsletter September 26, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-september-26-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;This week&#39;s ad is a precursor to our Thanksgiving one which will contain a cornucopia of savings but if you have a look at the attached ad which starts today and runs until closing on October 2 you&#39;ll see these great deals on items for your&nbsp;Thanksgiving meal, plus many more!</p><ul> <li>Farmers Market Organic Pumpkin Puree, 398ml -&nbsp;2/$5.00</li> <li>Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce, Whole or Jellied, 398ml - $1.96</li> <li>Green Giant Assorted&nbsp;Frozen Vegetables, 750g - $2.96</li> <li>Island Farms Whipping Cream, 473ml - $2.26</li></ul><p>We&#39;re also expecting to have<em><strong>&nbsp;1L Island Farms Eggnog</strong></em>&nbsp;on the shelf this week (yay!). But here&#39;s a first: Pepper&#39;s is also going to have&nbsp;<em><strong>Avalon 1L&nbsp;Organic&nbsp;Eggnog</strong></em>&nbsp;in the carton and&nbsp;<em><strong>Avalon 1L Conventional Eggnog</strong></em>&nbsp;in the glass bottle available this Thanksgiving for the first time...EVER! We&#39;ve&nbsp;have it during the Christmas holidays but we&#39;ve never been able to offer it to our customers for Thanksgiving and we&#39;re hoping that it arrives by October 2 at the very latest. So keep your eyes open for the nog because it&#39;s not just for Christmas&nbsp;anymore!</p><p>Our full service meat counter has FOUR varieties of fresh turkey available for Thanksgiving and all of them are antibiotic and hormone free birds.</p><p><strong>JD Specialty:</strong>&nbsp;free run birds from Langley in the approximately 10-18 lb range - $4.20/lb</p><p><strong>RWA (Raised Without Antibiotics):</strong>&nbsp;from Abbotsford - $3.99/lb</p><p><strong>Rossdown:</strong>&nbsp;Organic free range birds from Abbotsford - $5.35/lb</p><p><strong>Victoria Acres:</strong>&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</p><p>You can call or speak to anyone in person from&nbsp;our meat department to reserve your turkey until about mid-week prior to Thanksgiving.<strong>&nbsp;Our store number is 250-477-6513</strong>&nbsp;and ask&nbsp;for the Meat Department. But don&#39;t leave it to the last minute! It can be difficult to get the type and size of bird that you ideally want the closer it gets to the holiday.</p><p>Fall is all about the food and we&#39;ve just received a brand new flavour from Cheerios which fits right in with your Autumn breakfasts.&nbsp;<em><strong>Maple Cheerios</strong></em>&nbsp;is a Limited Edition cereal which also serves to commemorate Canada&#39;s 150th birthday. With the irresistable taste of real maple syrup and the wholesome goodness of Cheerios, you&#39;d better pick this up soon before it&#39;s gone!</p><p>That&#39;s all we have for you this week. As always, thanks for choosing Pepper&#39;s Foods for all of your grocery needs and thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. It&#39;s something that we enjoy sending to you every week. Until next time, have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter September 19, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-september-19-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Well, the last official days of summer are coming to a close and the chill of Autumn is in the air. But don&#39;t despair because our latest, attached flyer has prices on dozens of items that will make you feel warm all over!</p><p>We have been getting a steady stream of customers asking us where the heck <em><strong>Fraser Meadow</strong></em>&nbsp;yogurt has gone. And for good reason: they make a very tasty, grass fed yogurt. But sadly, we have no answer to provide. We&#39;ve not been able to make contact with the business for months via telephone, fax, email or Facebook. There&#39;s no point speculating on what&#39;s happened, but just know that we didn&#39;t make a conscious decision to stop carrying their product. We just can&#39;t reach them. Should we receive any word, we will make sure to provide an update to our customers.</p><p>You may recall a very popular brand of granola bars that we used to carry called<em><strong> No-Nuttin&#39;</strong></em> that we sold individually in front of the first till. The bars came in solid-coloured wrappers and then they became unavailable which was a shame because these yummy treats were free of the top 11 food allergens and were gluten free. Plus, they were made locally in Duncan.&nbsp;Good news! These bars have been re-branded as<em><strong>&nbsp;Libre Naturals</strong></em>&nbsp;and are now sold in boxes of five bars! &nbsp;<em><strong>They are the exact same product</strong></em>&nbsp;as when they were called No-Nuttin&#39; and you can find them at the end of Aisle 5 with the rest of the granola bars.</p><p>If you&#39;re the kind of person who likes to snack on meat then we have something new for you to try!&nbsp;<em><strong>Piller&#39;s Salami Chips and Whips</strong></em>&nbsp;(yes, Whips!) are a shelf-stable, yet deliciously satisfying meat snacks.&nbsp;<em><strong>Piller&#39;s Salami Whips</strong></em>&nbsp;are crafted according to authentic European recipes, are semi-dry cured, naturally wood-smoked meat sticks available in 100-gram re-sealable packages, making them a perfect solution for lunchboxes, light meals, and snacking on-the-go.&nbsp;<em><strong>Piller&#39;s Salami Chips</strong></em>&nbsp;are dry-cured and like the Whips, are free of all major food allergens (gluten, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, sesame, egg, fish, soy and sulphites).</p><p>Finally, we want to tell you that we have added&nbsp;<em><strong>Campbell&#39;s Condensed Organic Cream of Mushroom Soup</strong></em>&nbsp;to our shelves providing even more choices for our customers looking to purchase organic.Just in time for fall, too! And right now it&#39;s feature priced for&nbsp;just $1.49!&nbsp;</p><p>That&#39;s all the news we have to tell you about this week. As always, we look&nbsp;forward to&nbsp;seeing those of you who are able in the aisles and to receiving your delivery orders for those who wish to shop with us in this way. Without our incredible customers there could be no Pepper&#39;s Foods!</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter September 12, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-september-12-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Well, we&#39;re a week into the school year and hopefully you&#39;re settling back into a comfortable routine with the kiddies.&nbsp;And we are less than one month away from Thanksgiving (Monday, October 9th)! Don&#39;t forget that you can pre-order your turkey by calling or speaking to someone in our meat department if you&#39;re here shopping.</p><p>A few months ago we informed you of a new non-dairy beverage that got us really excited and very shortly after that, it became unavailable due to a labelling issue. We&#39;re happy to announce that&nbsp;<strong>Ripple is back on the shelf</strong>! Here&#39;s what our original posting revealed:</p><p><em>Pepper&#39;s has been carrying a large line of Method cleaning products for years and it&#39;s one of our most popular brands when it comes to customers choosing what to use to clean their homes. Now the creator of Method has co-created a fabulous line of plant-based, non-dairy beverages that actually taste great and are super nutritious. Introducing&nbsp;Ripple,&nbsp;a rich, creamy and satisfying non-dairy alternative to almond and soy beverages! &nbsp;It&#39;s&nbsp;a pea protein based drink&nbsp;that you can use&nbsp;in your coffee, over cereal or poured into a glass all by itself. Substitute it for milk in your recipes. Pepper&#39;s has all four kinds on the dairy shelves and we&#39;re really excited about this one!&nbsp;Check out these stats:</em></p><ul> <li>8 g protein per serving</li> <li>Zero sugar (unsweetened original)</li> <li>50% more calcium than milk</li> <li>32mg DHA Omega 3s</li> <li>Vitamin D and Iron</li></ul><p><em>We think that if you give it a try, you&#39;ll agree that this is your new favourite non-dairy beverage!&nbsp;Check out the company website for lots more information on this excellent product, as well as its origin:</em></p><p><strong>https://www.ripplefoods.com</strong></p><p>Prior to carrying Ripple, we introduced another non-dairy beverage that caught on quickly and then it also became unavailable. What are the chances? Here&#39;s what we had to say about&nbsp;<em><strong>Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Beverages</strong></em>&nbsp;way back in April:</p><ul> <li>Soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free,&nbsp;<strong>carrageenan-free</strong>, non-GMO, kosher, vegan, BPA-free</li> <li>50% more calcium than milk</li> <li>Only 40 calories per serving</li> <li>Made from non-genetically engineered almonds</li></ul><p><strong>https://www.califiafarms.com</strong></p><p>The milk, pea-protein, soy, coconut and almond beverage drinkers can battle it out in the aisle over which is better because now we have something for everyone in our dairy section!</p><p>One more new seasonal dairy item to let you in on is&nbsp;<em><strong>Olympic&nbsp;Krema Pumpkin Spice Limited Edition Yogurt</strong></em>.&nbsp;This super rich and delicious yogurt is here just in time for Autumn so make sure you get some while you can because it&#39;s only available for a limited time!</p><p>And finally, we have another delicious, crunchy snack for you to enjoy which can be found in Aisle 1.&nbsp;<em><strong>Sensible Portions Sea Salt Pita Bites</strong></em>&nbsp;are&nbsp;baked to crispy perfection. They&rsquo;re light and airy, but with plenty of crunch to stand up to any of your favourite dips or toppings &ndash; or for munching straight out of the bag! Dip it, spread it, top it and eat it!</p><p>Thanks for checking out our weekly newsletter. If you know someone who might enjoy receiving this,&nbsp;tell them to head over to our website (<strong>www.peppers-foods.com</strong>) and sign up! What better way&nbsp;to hear about our newest products, promotions, contests, store news&nbsp;and draws?</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter September 5, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-september-5-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Parents rejoice! Today is the start of another school year for many of your children and you&#39;ve made it through another eight gruelling weeks&nbsp;occupying their time. But you can pass the torch to the teachers. It&#39;s their turn, now!</p><p>Make sure to take advantage of our <em><strong>Back to School</strong></em> flyer this week where you can find a large array of items to make school lunches from at amazing prices. Everything from juice boxes to sandwich bags to yogurt drinks are on sale this week so stock up and save!</p><p>Fall is almost upon us and Pepper&#39;s has added an exquisite brand of maple syrup to our&nbsp;shelves:&nbsp;<em><strong>Escuminac Organic Maple Syrup</strong></em>. Harvested from&nbsp;the Baie-des-Chaleurs in the Gasp&eacute; Peninsula, this Ecocert Canada Certified Organic syrup&nbsp;is a real maple syrup &ldquo;de terroir&rdquo;, harvested, processed and bottled on the property, by Martin Malenfant, Master maple-grower/producer for more than 25 years. For this premium line, Escuminac selects only its best barrels. <em><strong>This is one of the only craft-produced syrups available on export</strong></em>. It is used by the greatest chefs and mixologists in the world.</p><p><em><strong>Fruit d&#39;Or</strong></em>&nbsp;is a&nbsp;<em><strong>100% pure Nordic Cranberry Juice</strong></em>&nbsp;NOT from concentrate. There&#39;s not much more to say about it than that. You either love it or hate it so if you&#39;re part of the former, congratulations, here&#39;s a juice to perk up your pucker!</p><p>More and more people find that they cannot tolerate lactose in dairy products. So&nbsp;<em><strong>Liberte</strong></em>&nbsp;has expanded their Greek yogurt multipacks by offering&nbsp;<em><strong>Lactose Free 0% Greek Yogurt</strong></em>&nbsp;in Strawberry&nbsp;Rhubarb and Raspberry flavours! Look for it beside the other Greek multipacks in the dairy aisle.</p><p>And for those of you who shy away from dairy altogether, we&#39;ve added two new flavours of&nbsp;<em><strong>Silk Unsweetened Silk Cultured Coconut</strong></em>&nbsp;to the dairy shelves. This stuff is delicious and you&#39;ll love it for the following reasons:</p><ul> <li>Delicious taste and creamy texture</li> <li>Contains live and active cultures</li> <li>&nbsp;Free of cholesterol, dairy, lactose, gluten, carrageenan or casein</li> <li>&nbsp;No artificial colors, flavours or funny business</li> <li>&nbsp;Vegan</li> <li>Verified by the Non-GMO Project&#39;s product verification program</li> <li>&nbsp;No high-fructose corn syrup</li></ul><p>And if you&#39;re craving a unique and savoury snack to munch on while watching your favourite show then you&#39;ll be pleased to know that we have&nbsp;<em><strong>Indian Life Samosa and Masala Chips</strong></em>&nbsp;available in Aisle 5 with the rest of the chips. Enjoy them with your favourite dip or chutney&nbsp;and have&nbsp;a delicious and refreshingly different alternative to chips and salsa!</p><p>Those are all the new items for your information this week. Also don&#39;t forget:&nbsp;<em><strong>Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 10th</strong></em>. Let them know how special they are to you and show them you love them!</p><p>Take care,</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 29, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-29-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Wasn&#39;t that partial eclipse last Monday something else? Hopefully you were one of the over 500 million viewers in Continental North America who had an opportunity to view such an elusive celestial event!&nbsp;</p><p>We would like to take this opportunity to mention that we have a completely new Point-of-Sale system in place at the store. Yes, now you can tap to pay for your groceries! But like anything new and unfamiliar, we have experienced a few hiccups and for that we sincerely apologize if it&#39;s caused any inconvenience to you. We&#39;re almost 100% back to normal so thank you for your patience as we transition from the old to the new system.</p><p><em><strong>Labour Day</strong></em>&nbsp;is right around the corner (Monday, September 4th) but we&#39;ll still be open. As usual, though, our hours for the holiday will be shortened and as such,&nbsp;<em><strong>we will be open from 7 am-7:30 pm</strong></em>.</p><p>New to Pepper&#39;s is&nbsp;<em><strong>French&#39;s Not Your Ordinary Caesar&nbsp;Mix&nbsp;Original</strong></em>&nbsp;(tomato and clam cocktail)&nbsp;made with 100% Canadian tomatoes and bottled in Canada! It contains zero glucose-fructose and no artificial colours and is a cheaper altrernative to the traditional Caesar cocktail mixes that you may be familiar with. And it&#39;s just in time for your Labour Day long weekend!</p><p>Chocolate lovers rejoice! Now you can buy&nbsp;<em><strong>Roca Thins</strong></em>&nbsp;and snack away until your sweet tooth has been satisfied...in a BIG way! They take premium chocolate and blend it with Roca Buttercrunch Toffee making a bite-sized wafer available in a resealable bag. Not that you&#39;ll be doing much resealing, though. Pick up a bag or two and make that next Netflix binge an epic one!</p><p>The next time you receive our newsletter, another&nbsp;school year will have begun so here&#39;s to one great summer and look for some great Back-To-School savings in the next flyer! Until then, take care.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 22, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-22-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Can you believe that we&#39;re quickly approaching September?! Where has the summer gone? Oh well, we&#39;re still enjoying summer weather so let&#39;s dwell on that. And also, it&#39;s the start of our new ad and we still have loads of delicious summer foods to offer you at great prices. Have a look at the attached flyer and see for yourself!</p><p>New to our dairy department is&nbsp;<em><strong>Becel Margarine with Avocado Oil</strong></em>.&nbsp;While this margarine doesn&rsquo;t taste like avocado, it does offer the goodness of avocado oil perfectly balanced with the great taste of Becel.</p><p>We are also proud to announce that<em><strong>&nbsp;True Grain Bread</strong></em>&nbsp;is available at our store! Cowichan Bay&#39;s True Grain Bakery was voted one of Canada&#39;s Top 20 Bakeries of 2016 by The Huffington Post. Why else are we excited to carry this bread? Read on:&nbsp;</p><ul> <li>They bake exclusively with Certified Organic BC grown grain</li> <li>They use organic butter, organic chocolate chips, organic cane sugar, organic raisins, &amp; organic seeds (sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, flax)</li> <li>They specialize in freshly stone milled ancient &amp; heritage grains that haven&rsquo;t been hybridized over time (Einkorn, Emmer, Spelt, Khorasan, Rye, &amp; Red Fife)</li> <li>They favour natural leavening &amp; slow fermentation methods to unlock the grains&rsquo; true flavours</li> <li>Every loaf &amp; pastry is made from scratch &amp; individually handcrafted</li> <li>The stone hearth ovens add the finishing touches to an irresistible crust &amp; taste experience</li></ul><p>Have you ever had the pleasure of sipping on Goldenmilk? If not then you&#39;re in luck because now you can purchase&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Fair Goldenmilk</strong></em>&nbsp;right here at Pepper&#39;s! Wait, hold on a minute. You don&#39;t even know what the stuff is do you?&nbsp;It&#39;s an organic turmeric and chocolate elixer mix.</p><p>Taken from their website:&nbsp;<em>The synergistic magic of ayurvedic golden milk combined with superfood cacao for a delightful healing elixir. A blend of traditionally used roots and spices, turmeric is combined with curcumin absorption enhancing black pepper and digestion supporting ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. Minimally sweetened with coconut sugar and mildly energizing from the cacao, this is a wonderfully fragrant whole food. From breakfast booster to cozy evening beverage, this wholesome mix will keep you balanced with every sip.</em><br /><br />This super-powered blend can be enjoyed a multitude of ways!&nbsp;<br />Hot Drink:&nbsp;1 heaping tablespoon whisked into a hot liquid of your choice. Milks, coffee or tea are all good choices.&nbsp;<br />Smoothie:&nbsp;1 tablespoon blended into your favourite cold drink.&nbsp;<br />Baking:&nbsp;1 tablespoon added to Banana, Pumpkin or Apple muffins.&nbsp;<br />Breakfast: A half tbsp sprinkled on hot cereal, yogurt &amp; berries.&nbsp;<br />Soups: 1-2 Tbsp into squash soup with coconut milk.</p><p>And last but not least, our full-service meat counter has added the wonderfully savoury&nbsp;<em><strong>Berryman Brothers Butchers Pork Smokies</strong></em>&nbsp;to their already stellar line-up. Available&nbsp;<em><strong>in Regular, Bacon Cheddar and Jalapeno Cheddar</strong></em>, Berryman Brothers smokies will make your next BBQ a memorable one!&nbsp;</p><p>Until next week, be well and take care!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 15, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-15-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Another Cadboro Bay Festival has come and gone and despite a little wind and cooler temperatures, it was a huge success yet again! Loads of people turned out to see the sand sculpting, try some foods, play games and do loads of other fun things! The park was given a major facelift recently and Gyro Beach is one of Victoria&#39;s premium family go-to places to hang out. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated this year!</p><p>We have some exciting news! As of this writing, Pepper&#39;s has&nbsp;reached 500 subscribers to our weekly newsletter! And that&#39;s amazing because we love sharing news about the store, contests, give-aways, community and neighbourhood events, new products, etc, etc with our customers. But knowing that 500 of you are interested in what we have to say every week is pretty special. So thanks to you all and let&#39;s see if we can make it to 1000!</p><p>Variety is the spice of life. So instead of just sprinkling regular ol&#39; salt on your food, why not add some&nbsp;<em><strong>Herbamare by A. Vogel</strong></em>&nbsp;to really rev up the flavour? A. Vogel is a health focused&nbsp;Swiss company founded in 1923. Their brand offers effective natural remedies and medicinal products made from freshly harvested plants as well as healthy food products and dietary supplements made from organic raw materials. Herbamare&nbsp;&nbsp;is made from pure sea salt and freshly harvested, organically grown herbs and vegetables &ndash; because fresh plants deliver the best natural flavours. With its unique taste Herbamare&nbsp;enhances the flavour of any recipe. Use like salt for all your dishes.&nbsp;</p><p>If you&#39;re like many of us, your allergies can make you feel miserable. We now&nbsp;offer a natural&nbsp;<em><strong>Allergy Relief</strong></em>&nbsp;remedy for this&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;<em><strong>Absolut Arnica</strong></em>, both by A. Vogel. Arnica is used for relief of joint and muscle pain, arthritis, sprains,&nbsp;and bruises.</p><p>One more Swiss product to tell you about is an&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Beetroot Juice by Swiss Premium</strong></em>. This not from concentrate beet juice has no added sugar or sodium and is a source of magnesium which&nbsp;is crucial to nerve transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, energy production, nutrient metabolism and bone and cell formation.</p><p><em><strong>Liberte</strong></em>&nbsp;is always coming out with luxuriously rich, artisan yogurts and now Pepper&#39;s has added three new kinds of&nbsp;<em><strong>Greek Crunch Yogurt</strong></em>: Vanilla with dark chocolate, salted almonds and caramel; Plain with salted cashews, praline pecans and salted almonds and Coconut with dark chocolate and honey roasted almonds. The ingredients are kept in a separate compartment and then tipped over into the yogurt when the package is opened keeping everything crunchy until you blend it all together into one delicious, creamy snack!</p><p>That&#39;s it for this week. Stay tuned for another Pepper&#39;s newsletter next Tuesday morning. Until then, take care and we&#39;ll see you in the aisles!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 8, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-8-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Here&#39;s hoping that you enjoyed your BC Day Holiday Long Weekend! That will have to tide us over until Labour Day. But there&#39;s still lots of fun to be had between now and then starting with the&nbsp;<em><strong>Annual Cadboro Bay Festival&nbsp;on&nbsp;Sunday, August 13th</strong></em>&nbsp;presented by Pepper&#39;s Foods! Come on down between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm and enjoy an afternoon at the picturesque Gyro Park, with a variety of hands-on activities, bouncy castles, information displays, arts and craft stations and food and fun for the entire family.&nbsp;Watch world-class sand sculptors create giant works of art using just sand, water and a whole lot of creativity!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s is very excited to bring into the store some great, new products from&nbsp;<em><strong>Primal Kitchen</strong></em>! Founder Mark Sisson is a former elite endurance athlete turned best-selling author and blogger who is now &quot;...&nbsp;bringing uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense&nbsp;<em><strong>sauces and dressings</strong></em>&nbsp;to kitchens everywhere.&quot; We also carry the&nbsp;<em><strong>Chipotle Lime Mayonnaise</strong></em>!&nbsp;As Mark says, &quot;In the world of real food, it&rsquo;s often what you put on your food that keeps it interesting.&quot;</p><p>Back for the BBQ season is&nbsp;<em><strong>PAM&nbsp;Grilling Spray</strong></em>&nbsp;for high heat.&nbsp;For those who live for the thrill of the grill, PAM Grilling is the secret to grilling success that has everyone all fired up. Specially formulated for no-stick performance at higher temperatures, this grill spray makes cleanup a snap and all your&nbsp;grilled foods simply turn out better!</p><p><em><strong>Montellier Carbonated Natural Spring Water</strong></em>&nbsp;is drawn from an underground spring in Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, Quebec and has been bottled in Quebec City since 1984 by the family business Alex&nbsp;Coulombe lt&eacute;e.&nbsp;It is 100% sourced in Quebec and available from coast to coast throughout Canada. Certified by Aliments du Qu&eacute;bec, it is a light, delicate water ideal for any occasion!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has an extensive selection of products by another Canadian family-run business: Chalifoux &nbsp;Dairy which produces the excellent&nbsp;<em><strong>Riviera</strong></em>&nbsp;line of dairy products. If you have not yet tried their cow or goat yogurts, creme fraiche, butters, parfaits or cheeses, you really should put it on your shopping list. And now, Pepper&#39;s has added a new&nbsp;<em><strong>Bio Organic Swiss Cheese</strong></em>! This lactose free cheese is mild, sweet and nutty and pairs excellently with apples, pears, grapes, prosciutto, salami, young, fruity white wines or aged red wines.</p><p>That&#39;s all we have for you this week. Hopefully we&#39;ll see you in the store and down at the beach for the Cadboro Bay Festival!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Ad Correction http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/ad-correction/ Peppers Foods Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:34:00 GMT <p>Looks like we have made a error with our ad this week! The Whole Roasting Chickens should read Kildonan Farm Free Range for $3.56 per lb (while supplies last, no raincheques) Our apologies for the confusion!</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 1, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-1-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Happy Tuesday! We get excited around here on Tuesday because, as you already know, it&#39;s the start of our new weekly advertised specials, plus it&#39;s also the first of our&nbsp;two senior&#39;s days (Tuesday and Wednesdays each week!). And when you get a look at the attached ad sheet, you&#39;ll be excited, too!</p><p>We have loads of new items to tell you about this week so let&#39;s get right to it. But first,<em><strong> just a reminder that this coming Monday, August 7th,&nbsp;is BC Day</strong></em>. We&#39;ll still be open&nbsp;but only from&nbsp;7am until 7:30 pm.</p><p>Our first&nbsp;brand new items&nbsp;are also in our ad this week!&nbsp;<em><strong>Campbells Stock First Chicken Stock and Gluten Free Beef Stock&nbsp;</strong></em>are&nbsp;premium cooking ingredients, containing no artificial colours or flavours and the beef stock is gluten-free. Whether you are deglazing, braising or making sauces these stocks will bring delicious gourmet flavours to your best recipes.&nbsp;</p><p>This is a great opportunity for us to clear the air surrounding the caps of these&nbsp;and many other similar products that we carry. <strong>We often get customers returning products with these twist off caps because they mistakenly believe that the product was already opened prior to being purchased</strong>.&nbsp;The seal appears to have been removed.&nbsp;However, manufacturers have made it easier for consumers to open and use their products with just one step. <strong>When you twist the cap for the first time, the&nbsp;outer safety seal&nbsp;attached to the side of the cap will break and you will hear the&nbsp;sound of a click.The first twist will&nbsp;automatically break the foil seal inside&nbsp;for you</strong> &ndash; one less step between you and homemade cooking!&nbsp;Although the safety seal is not visible at first, it&nbsp;remains attached&nbsp;just beneath the opening.</p><p>Another new product is <em><strong>Peas Please Organic Baked Pea Snacks</strong></em>&nbsp;are a delicious, crunchy snack packed with 5g of protein and half a cup of veggies per serving! And at because they&#39;re ad-priced this week, you&#39;ll want to try each flavour!</p><p><em><strong>Everland Organic Coconut Oil</strong></em>&nbsp;is another new item in our as this week.&nbsp;It&#39;s naturally sweet with a rich flavour and the aroma of fresh coconut. And it&#39;s also non-hydrogenated, non-GMO, unbleached, expeller-pressed and contains no stabilizers, solvents, additives, or preservatives. Such a versatile product, too! Pick up a few for your kitchen this week.</p><p>Here&#39;s a really amazing product that we&#39;ve recently put on the shelf -&nbsp;<em><strong>Frantoio Salimei Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)</strong></em>. This superior olive oil is 100% pure olive oil - no oil blends, artificial colours or flavours or any other additives that cheaper brands may contain. It&#39;s imported directly from Velletri, in the Alban Hills of&nbsp;Italy, to British Columbia. This oil has a characteristic fruity flavour, just the right amount of bitterness and a hint of pepper.</p><p>That&#39;s all for this week. Enjoy your long weekend and hopefully we&#39;ll see you in the aisles very soon!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 25, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-25-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning, friends! Speaking of Friends, actor Matt LeBlanc was born on this day in 1967. That&#39;s right, it&#39;s Joey&#39;s birthday! Alright nobody cares but it does make for a fun fact.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has a few new items to tell you about today, the first being local,&nbsp;<em><strong>artisinal ice cream from 49 Below</strong></em>, made right here in Victoria! This delectable ice cream is made from all natural ingredients with flavours changing regularly depending on the season and how creative their owner Dan is feeling! With flavours such as Vietnamese Coffee, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Rocky Road and&nbsp;Cinnamon Crunch, you&#39;re sure to find one (or many!) to settle in to binge watch Game of Thrones with.</p><p>Another incredibly delicious frozen (and local!) treat that&#39;s on our shelf is&nbsp;<em><strong>Deebee&#39;s Organics Organic Superfruit Freezie Juice Bars</strong></em>!&nbsp;These&nbsp;are the first 100% organic, freeze-at-home juice bar that has no added sugars, artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. In each bag you&#39;ll get three delicious flavours the whole family will enjoy - Tropical, Strawberry and Grape!&nbsp;DeeBee&#39;s Organics&#39; Super Fruit Freezies are also free from the top 8 allergens - peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat!&nbsp;</p><p>If you&#39;re looking for a new crunchy snack then we have a few new ones for you to consider.&nbsp;<em><strong>Innofoods Organic Coconut Love Clusters</strong></em>&nbsp;are made with three super-seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, chia) are&nbsp;grain-less and contain real ingredients.&nbsp;The combination of delicious coconut, three super-seed&nbsp;&nbsp;blend and organic natural sweetners&nbsp;are perfect for everyday snacking.&nbsp;Coconut clusters are also great as a topping&nbsp;on your favourite salads, yogurts, cereals&nbsp;and ice cream.&nbsp;Also available with dark chocolate, they&#39;re&nbsp;gluten, egg, butter and wheat free and are&nbsp;vegan friendly!</p><p>And finally,&nbsp;<em><strong>Planters Zen Blenz</strong></em>&nbsp;are premium blends of dried fruits, nuts and seeds and are touted as &quot;contemporary snacking&quot; by the company. All we know is that they&#39;re delicious and are great for lunches, road trips, picnics and any other on-the-go activity where snacking is essential! There&#39;s Chakra Fusion, Namaste Mingle and Nirvana Bliss blends to choose from.&nbsp;</p><p>NOTE - Many of our new items start out being merchandised&nbsp;just inside the front doors before they find a more permanent home in the store&nbsp;but please ask our staff if you&#39;re having trouble finding these or&nbsp;any other item.</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you in the store, reading your emailed order or talking to you on the phone!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 18, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-18-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>It&#39;s Tuesday morning and that means the start of another week of savings at Pepper&#39;s Foods! And as always, our newest ad is attached to this email for your convenience. And make sure to tell your friends and neighbours that if they would like to receive this weekly newsletter and ad specials, all they need to do is visit our website, click on the word &quot;Flyer&quot; at the top of the page, and enter their email when the window appears.&nbsp;</p><p>If you&#39;re a carnivore, you&#39;re probably pretty keen on firing up the BBQ and throwing a thick slab of beef on the grill. Especially now that summer is here. Well, finally, after a long absence, Pepper&#39;s is happy to announce that&nbsp;<em><strong>Sawmill Sesame Steak Sauce&nbsp;</strong></em>is now available once again!&nbsp;Sawmill Prime Rib &amp; Steak House is known for its amazing Sesame Steak Sauce. Made from a blend of sesame seeds and other fresh ingredients, this sauce is a must on steaks and also makes a delicious dip for vegetables, french fries or baked potatoes! Once it&rsquo;s in your refrigerator you will want to try it with&nbsp;everything!</p><p>Modern Mill Bay, B.C. is a favourite location for boaters,&nbsp;cyclists and hikers. But did you know that there is now a growing demand from a farm there to provide duck eggs to those who love them? And believe us, those who love them reallly love them!&nbsp;<em><strong>Mill Bay Farms Duck Eggs</strong></em>&nbsp;are now located in our dairy department in a six pack carton and each and every one of them has a photo of the duck that layed those eggs! But wait, what&#39;s the difference between a hen&#39;s egg and a duck egg? Great question!&nbsp;</p><p>Taken from The Free Range Life website: &quot;...Size.&nbsp;The size difference is just as apparent from the inside - the yolk is much larger in the duck egg than in the chicken egg. The shells of a duck egg are much tougher, and it can be harder to get a clean crack, but it also leads to a longer shelf life.&nbsp;When it comes to nutrition duck eggs and chicken eggs are pretty similar in their contents. But in most cases duck eggs come out on top.&quot;</p><ul> <li>They have a higher (good!) fat content</li> <li>Ducks eggs are higher in protein than chicken eggs</li> <li>They also have a little bit more cholesterol than chicken eggs (again, this is a good thing!)</li> <li>They also contain more vitamins and minerals- such as iron, B12, folate and vitamin A</li> <li>They are full of Omega-3 fatty acids</li></ul><p>So give these eggs a try and see if you love them as much as we think you will!</p><p>Who doesn&#39;t love ketchup and mustard? Any burger, sandwich, sausage or hotdog lover undoubtedly has one or both of these staples in their fridge. But wouldn&#39;t it be great to jazz your food up a little bit and tuern it into a gourmet meal?<em><strong>&nbsp;Wildly Delicious Preserve Company</strong></em>&nbsp;from Ontario&nbsp;can help with that!&nbsp;We carry&nbsp;<em><strong>Classic Herb Mustard</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Quebec Maple Mustard</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>White Truffle Mustard</strong></em>. And in addition to their&nbsp;<em><strong>Classic Ketchup</strong></em>&nbsp;we also have <em><strong>Garlic and Basil Ketchup</strong></em>. And if you want more than just mustard and ketchup, there&#39;s an&nbsp;<em><strong>Artichoke and Asiago Tapenade</strong></em>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<em><strong>Roasted Red Pepper &amp; Feta Dip</strong></em>. Great for any occasion, these condiments will definitely boost your street cred when it comes to how you host a dinner party!</p><p>That&#39;s it for this week. Tune in again next week for another of our newsy updates!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 11, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-11-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>This year&#39;s Local Island Showcase was a smash hit again with an amazing turnout&nbsp;so many, many thanks to the customers and vendors who attended and helped to make this event our best yet!</p><p>This week we have a few new items to let you know about.&nbsp;<em><strong>Liberte</strong></em>&nbsp;is always bringing fresh products to the table and one of the&nbsp;ways that they do this is by having a&nbsp;<em><strong>Limited Edition Mediterranne Yogurt</strong></em>. Past flavours have included Orange Ginger and Chai. But&nbsp;<em><strong>their newest offering of&nbsp;</strong></em><strong>Lavender&nbsp;</strong><em><strong>will have you pining for the south of France</strong></em>! It has a subtle yet distinctive taste and aroma and paired&nbsp;with the opulence of&nbsp;9% milk fat&nbsp;and a&nbsp;thick, rich and creamy texture, you&#39;ll want to stock up on this flavour before it&#39;s gone!</p><p>Now that summer temperatures are here, what better way for the kids to stay cool than with&nbsp;<em><strong>Welch&#39;s Premium Juice Ice Bars</strong></em>? These frozen treats taste great and consist of 100% pure juice blends. No added sugars or preservatives or artificial colours or flavours means that it&#39;s a better choice and your kids will love the taste!</p><p>Now here&#39;s a&nbsp;treat for the grown ups:&nbsp;<em><strong>Mr &amp; Mrs T&#39;s Blue Raspberry Martini and Mai Tai Mix</strong></em>. Pepper&#39;s already carries&nbsp;the Margarita and Pina Colada mixes so now your party can really cook!&nbsp;Mai Tai (Maita&#39;i) is the Tahetian word for &quot;good&quot; but we think your next cocktail party will be great with the addition of these two new mixes!</p><p>That&#39;s all for this week. Stay tuned for next week&#39;s newsletter with more great info on new products, local items, store contests and giveaways and lots more! Until then, take care!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 4, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-4-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Canada&#39;s 150th birthday has come and gone and the festivities in the Capital region were plentiful! Victorians really know how to show their patriotism and we hope that you were part of something fun and exciting this Canada Day!</p><p>Here&#39;s one more reminder to help ensure that&nbsp;you come down to the store this <em><strong>Thursday, July 6th between 10am and 2pm for our&nbsp;8th Annual Local Island Showcase</strong></em>. Dozens of the vendors from Vancouver Island and area that provide our customers with amazingly tasty, innovative and fresh products will be here for you to meet, ask questions and try some of their goodies! Every year gets better and better and&nbsp;we&#39;re anticipating this one to be outstanding. Look for the big tent outside the store and don&#39;t forget that many of the items from our vendors will be feature priced for this event!</p><p>Maybe you overdid it a bit on Canada Day and sunk a few too many barley pops. But you really, really like the taste of beer. Problem solved! Introducing new&nbsp;<em><strong>Budweiser Prohibition Brew Non-Alcoholic Beer.</strong></em> All the taste of Bud without the booze. And since Budweiser was one of the first US brewers to introduce non-alcoholic beer to drinkers during the Prohibition Era, they decided to name this brew after it! Look for it in Aisle 5 of the store.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has been carrying a large line of Method cleaning products for years and it&#39;s one of our most popular brands when it comes to customers choosing what to use to clean their homes. Now the creator of Method has co-created a fabulous line of plant-based, non-dairy beverages that actually taste great and are super nutritious. Introducing&nbsp;<em><strong>Ripple</strong></em>, <em><strong>a rich, creamy and satisfying non-dairy alternative to almond and soy beverages</strong></em>! &nbsp;It&#39;s&nbsp;<em><strong>a pea protein based drink</strong></em>&nbsp;that you can use&nbsp;in your coffee, over cereal or poured into a glass all by itself. Substitute it for milk in your recipes. Pepper&#39;s has all four kinds on the dairy shelves and we&#39;re really excited about this one!&nbsp;Check out these stats:</p><ul> <li>8 g protein per serving</li> <li>Zero sugar (unsweetened original)</li> <li>50% more calcium than milk</li> <li>32mg DHA Omega 3s</li> <li>Vitamin D and Iron</li></ul><p>We think that if you give it a try, you&#39;ll agree that this is your new favourite non-dairy beverage!&nbsp;Check out the company website for lots more information on this excellent product, as well as its origin:</p><p><strong>https://www.ripplefoods.com</strong></p><p>Pepper&#39;s has also added another flavour of&nbsp;<em><strong>Italissima Italian Sodas</strong></em>&nbsp;to the shelf! In addition to the&nbsp;<em><strong>Aranciata Rossi</strong></em>, we now offer the<em><strong>&nbsp;Pomegranate&nbsp;flavour of&nbsp;sparkling soda</strong></em>&nbsp;in a 1L bottle. Just in time for the dog days of summer, too!</p><p>That&#39;s all for now! We look forward to seeing you at the Local Island Showcase this Thursday! Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 27, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-27-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>Oh Canada! This Saturday will be Canada&#39;s 150th birthday so we thought it fitting to have everything in our ad be Canadian made! That&#39;s right -&nbsp;everything in this week&#39;s&nbsp;ad is purely Canadian! And much of it is local! So show some true patriot love and buy red and white!</p><p>Now, more than ever, consumers want to know what&#39;s in the products that they&#39;re buying. That&#39;s why we&#39;re proud to&nbsp;offer a large line of products by&nbsp;<em><strong>Ecologik</strong></em>, a Saskatoon-based company that <em><strong>makes&nbsp;super concentrated, eco-friendly cleaning products</strong></em>&nbsp;with a FULL disclosure of ingredients. Ecologik&nbsp;has a cleaning product for the kitchen, laundry, bathroom, the athlete&nbsp;and the household in general. When you see that a 450g container of powdered laundry detergent can actuallyclean 45 loads of laundry like it says it does, you&#39;ll be shocked! That&#39;s just 10 grams of detergent per load. Remarkable! And Pepper&#39;s has a comprehensive lineup of Ecologik&nbsp;products to choose from. Feel great when you buy Ecologik knowing that you&#39;re leaving phthalates, dyes, 4-dioxane and SLES/SLS out of your home and out of the environment.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s dairy department has introduced four new products from&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Foods</strong></em>, the second largest dairy cooperative in the country. We think that you&#39;ll love these new additions to the shelves so let us know how they are!</p><p>Now there&#39;s even more for you to love about butter!&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Spreadables Butter</strong></em>&nbsp;takes traditional creamery butter and adds unsaturated canola oil to make it spreadable. Enjoy the delicious taste of butter spreadable right out of the fridge - which means no more mangled bread.</p><p>Unimaginably smooth and delicious. Enjoy all the benefits of cottage cheese without the lumpy texture! Packed with 10g of protein per serving, and only 110 calories,&nbsp;<em><strong>Nordica Smooth</strong></em>&nbsp;is a smooth and creamy treat can be enjoyed as a snack anytime on its own or with your favourite additions.</p><p><em><strong>Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream Light</strong></em>&nbsp;is a delicious addition to everything - with 50% less fat than their regular Real Whipped Cream. You&#39;ll love it because it&#39;s made with real cream. Your family will&nbsp;love it because it&#39;s just so much fun to spray on desserts!</p><p>And we wouldn&#39;t want to exclude anybody from the fun and deliciousness of whipped cream in a can&nbsp;so we brought in Coconut Whipped Cream!&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Coconut Whipped Cream</strong></em>&nbsp;is made from pure coconut cream. This product is lactose free, dairy free, gluten free and cholesterol free. And it&nbsp;tastes incredible! Try it on fresh berries or your favourite dessert!</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. We hope that you have one heckuva Happy Canada Day but remember to celebrate responsibly. Stay safe and have fun!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 20, 2017 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-20-2017/ Peppers Foods Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!</p><p>We hope all the dad&#39;s out there had a terrific Father&#39;s Day despite the cloud and drizzle. Can you believe that another Tuesday is here already? That means it&#39;s the start of our new ad! &nbsp;And because it&#39;s sockeye salmon season&nbsp;our meat department has&nbsp;<em><strong>FRESH sockeye salmon fillets on special this week for only $4.46 per 100 grams</strong></em>. So fire up the grill or pan and choose some tasty fillets for a delicious and healthy dinner!&nbsp;Here are a few facts about this delicious fish:</p><ul> <li>&nbsp;Juveniles&nbsp;remain in&nbsp;freshwater&nbsp;until they are ready to&nbsp;migrate&nbsp;to the&nbsp;ocean, over distances of up to 1,600&nbsp;km (990&nbsp;mi)!</li> <li>The name &quot;sockeye&quot; is an anglicization of&nbsp;suk-kegh, its name in&nbsp;Halkomelem, the language of the&nbsp;indigenous people&nbsp;along the lower reaches of the&nbsp;Fraser River&nbsp;(one of&nbsp;British Columbia&#39;s many native&nbsp;Coast Salish languages).&nbsp;Suk-kegh&nbsp;means &quot;red fish&quot;.</li> <li>The rich colour and oil content of sockeye may be attributed to their diet which includes a high percentage of shrimp and other crustaceans.</li></ul><p>A great compliment to your salmon could be&nbsp;<em><strong>Field Gold Dipping Sauces</strong></em>.&nbsp;These are mustard based sauces and the<em><strong>&nbsp;Honey Lime Ginger Sauce</strong></em>&nbsp;is excellent for&nbsp;dipping pretzels, crackers, veggies or bite sized chicken or&nbsp;other meat or sausages. The<em><strong>&nbsp;Chipotle Red Pepper Sauce&nbsp;</strong></em>combines rich, smoky chipotle pepper&nbsp;with sweet red pepper and citrus and makes this ideal for grilling or spicing up chicken, fish or shellfish!&nbsp;Be the first of your friends to use this in your next party menu.&nbsp;</p><p>And if you happen to have any leftovers from your dinner, make sure you pack it in one of our newly re-designed insulated lunch kits. Now with a place to write your name on the top, we&#39;ve exchanged the all-black motif for one with our logo. Ask any of our cashiers for one when you&#39;re at the checkout!</p><p>Finally, our line of&nbsp;<em><strong>Newman&#39;s Own</strong></em>&nbsp;products continues to expand with the addition of<em><strong>&nbsp;Salted Pretzel Sticks</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Family Recipe Cookies</strong></em>. Who can resist the urge to snack when these delicious munchies are around?</p><p>And don&#39;t forget, with Canada Day quickly approaching, you can get everything you&#39;ll need to celebrate our country&#39;s&nbsp;150th birthday right here at Pepper&#39;s Foods. Everything from deli platters and salads, meats for the BBQ, fresh fruits and vegetables, a large selection of cheeses, fresh, local breads,&nbsp;beverages, snacks, ice and loads more can be found on our shelves (well, not the ice, but we have lots in the back!).&nbsp;</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Now Hiring! Pepper's Foods Delivery Driver http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/now-hiring-peppers-foods-delivery-driver/ Peppers Foods Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:43:00 GMT <p>We are hiring a permanent grocery delivery driver for the following shift: Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm, 37-40 hrs/per week.<br /><br />Duties include, but are not limited to:<br /><br />-customer service<br />-taking orders over the phone<br />-shopping orders efficiently and with attention to detail&nbsp;<br />-delivering orders in a safe &amp; timely manner<br />-running any errands that are required away from the store<br /><br />The right candidate will have excellent phone manners and customer service skills.&nbsp;<br /><br />Delivery and/or grocery experience is requested, but not mandatory.<br /><br />*Valid license and most recent drivers abstract is required.<br /><br />Please attach resume to email scott@peppers-foods.com or deliver in person Mon-Fri before 4pm.</p>