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 June 19, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-19-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; We do sincerely hope that all you dads out there enjoyed your picture perfect day on Sunday. It was quite possibly the nicest day of the year so far! And we&#39;re hoping to receive that same kind of weather on&nbsp;<em><strong>Thursday, July 5</strong></em>&nbsp;when we host our&nbsp;<em><strong>9th Annual Local Island Showcase</strong></em>&nbsp;from <em><strong>10am-2pm</strong></em>. It&#39;s a day devoted to showcasing the people that bring you the fantastic, local products that you&#39;ve come to love. Come out and say hello, put a name and face to the products and have a chat. Sample many of the unique and delicious goodies that we are so very fortunate to be able to purchase day in and day out. And take advantage of lowered prices on the vendors&#39; products when you come inside and shop! Plus, there are prizes and give-aways (and one of them is BIG)! Don&#39;t miss out; join us and make the day an even bigger success than last year!</p><p>One of life&#39;s simple pleasures is cooling off with a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. And a staple beverage of the summer is iced tea. So now that the mercury is rising, you&#39;re going to want to make sure to have a bottle of&nbsp;<em><strong>Gold Peak Lemon Iced Tea</strong></em>&nbsp;standing by in the fridge. Remember those commercials where the person takes their ice cold glass and draws it across their sweaty forehead before chugging whatever it was that they were drinking? That could be you! Look for it in the Dairy Aisle.</p><p>Also new to Pepper&#39;s are these convenient grab and go sized&nbsp;<em><strong>Triple Jim&#39;s Premium Apple Cider&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Apple Cherry Cider Blend</strong></em>! For over 35 years, Triple Jim&#39;s has been providing ciders and juices from fruits grown either in the Fraser Valley or the Okanagan. If you&#39;re looking for all natural refreshment (not from concentrate) made from&nbsp;fresh BC fruit then why not give these a try?</p><p>Another new beverage to Pepper&#39;s is<em><strong>&nbsp;Avalon Dairy Conventional Chocolate Milk&nbsp;</strong></em>in a more affordable 500 ml glass bottle. Here&#39;s why this is a great choice as per the company website:</p><p><em>Real. Belgian. Cocoa. Say that slow enough and the Avalon Chocolate Milk Genie just might make an appearance!&nbsp;Avalon&rsquo;s Chocolate Milk is the real deal, and it&rsquo;s packed with the excellent nutrients of calcium and vitamin D so you can go ahead and do it, especially if people are looking. There is nothing like pouring Avalon Chocolate Milk straight out of the glass bottle and drinking it ice-cold!&nbsp;(perhaps milk wasn&#39;t that&nbsp;bad of a choice for&nbsp;Ron Burgundy after all)&nbsp;Maybe you know a few tired hearts who need mending? Heat up some chocolate milk for their mug. Shake up the lunch bag routine when you add Avalon Chocolate Milk to your regular muffin or cake recipe!&nbsp;</em></p><p>We&#39;ve had several requests for real, authentic provolone cheese and as a result, we brought in&nbsp;Italissima Provolone Piccante Cheese. In case you&#39;re not too familiar with this Italian staple, here&#39;s a few tidbits of information to expand your culinary knowledge:</p><ul> <li>Provolone is known as&nbsp;<em>pasta filata</em>, an Italian term meaning &quot;spun paste&quot; which is essentially a pulled or stretched curd cheese which is then shaped and molded into balls and then left to age for between 6-12 months, typically</li> <li>&nbsp;is a semi-firm cheese</li> <li>&nbsp;is&nbsp;derived&nbsp;from the Neapolitan words &quot;prova&quot; and &quot;provola&quot; which mean &quot;globe shaped&quot;</li> <li><em>good&nbsp;</em>provolone is called&nbsp;provolone piccante, and it&#39;s actually quite closely related to mozzarella</li> <li>was the traditional cheese of Southern Italy&nbsp;</li> <li>authentic Italian Provolone is a grating cheese, full-bodied and buttery with a slight snap. Aged Italian Provolones are much more flavourful than standard issue sandwich provolone.&nbsp;</li> <li>succulent, sharp, buttery flavour would be the star of an antipasto plate.</li> <li>serve with Italian olives and thin slices of Prosciutto di Parma. Provolone as they eat it in Italy! Grate it over pizzas and pastas.&nbsp;</li> <li>melts best when shredded first. For a scrumptious treat, try it with some red grapes, pears, figs, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, olives or hearty breads drizzled with olive oil</li></ul><p>And for all you sweet treat lovers out there, we now have&nbsp;<em><strong>YumEarth Organic Licorice</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Sour Beans</strong></em>, respectively. These delicious organic candies are certified gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy and nut free and contain naturally sourced colours and flavours! The kiddies will love &#39;em (and so will you)!</p><p>Your weekly advertised specials are attached so don&#39;t forget to have a look and make sure to take advantage of the savings. Remember, our ad runs from Tuesday to the following Monday.</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 12, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-12-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 12 Jun 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; It&#39;s that time once again where we let you in on new and exciting products and events that might be coming up soon at&nbsp;Pepper&#39;s! And this week is no different; there&#39;s a bunch of new items just waiting for you to try out. Of course, the attached weekly ad is another reason for this newsletter and, as always, we have a diverse selection of great deals!&nbsp;So without further adeau, let&#39;s get&nbsp;to it...</p><p><em><strong>Olympic Krema Passionfruit Yogurt&nbsp;</strong></em>is a&nbsp;<em>limited edition flavour</em>&nbsp;that will likely disappear sometime in August so now is the time to try this deliciously rich and luxurious tropical sensation! At 9% milk fat, it&#39;s more of a thick, dessert yogurt and indulging&nbsp;could cause extreme euphoria!&nbsp;And because it&#39;s made in Delta, BC, you&#39;re supporting the local economy. Another reason to feel euphoric!&nbsp;What&#39;s not to like about that?</p><p>Europeans have been enjoying<em><strong>&nbsp;Perrier Strawberry Sparkling Natural Mineral&nbsp;Water</strong></em>&nbsp;for several years. Well it&#39;s finally made its way over to our neck of the woods and just in time, too, because summer is right around the corner!&nbsp;It has just a hint of ripe stawberry flavour to either quench your thirst or cleanse your palette.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking of strawberries, our&nbsp;<em><strong>Thursday Only Daily Deal is 1lb California Strawberries</strong></em>&nbsp;for the low, low price of only<em><strong> $1.96</strong></em>! Don&#39;t miss out on this incredible deal available all day Thursday, June 14th!</p><p>Our produce department also has several new items starting with&nbsp;<em><strong>fresh garlic scapes</strong></em>&nbsp;from Guites Farm on the Saanich Peninsula. They are the flower bud of the garlic plant and are a delicious, edible part of the plant. They taste just like garlic but milder&nbsp;and can be used like it as well. But you can also steam, saute or grill them or chop up and use in a salad, toss&nbsp;into a stir-fry or even pickle. Nutritious and versatile, this springtime culinary treat won&#39;t be around for long!</p><p><em><strong>Mann&#39;s Snacking Favorites Veggie Trays</strong></em>&nbsp;are a convenient and time-saving way to eat your veggies!<em><strong>&nbsp;Conventional veggies come with delicious traditional hummous and organic veggies are served with an organic ranch dip</strong></em>! If you&#39;re headed to the beach or setting out on a camping or road trip, these are ther perfect (and best of all, healthy) snacks for your family!</p><p>Califia (Cali-fee-yah) non-dairy beverages are really gaining traction among consumers, even those that drink milk! And due to popular demand, we&#39;ve added&nbsp;<em><strong>Califia XX Espresso Cold Brew</strong></em>.&nbsp;As per the company website:<em>&nbsp;Not a fan of those strong espresso shots from the coffee house? Get a refreshingly cool alternative with Califia Farms XX Espresso Cold Brew Coffee. This delicious beverage delivers a double dose of caffeine (90 mg per serving, to be exact), so you&rsquo;re ready to go at a moment&rsquo;s notice. Speaking of ready, you can forget about waiting for that espresso machine to pump out your much-needed caffeine kick. Instead, this delightfully delicious cold brew will be ready and waiting for you to pour straight from the fridge.This carefully crafted cold brew is made with our signature Almond milk to add just the right hint of sweetness to your daily grind. Grab life by the bottle and sip your way into another amazing day.</em></p><p>And you know what else? You can pour into molds, stick in the freezer&nbsp;and create a wonderfully refreshing frozen treat! Look for it near the store entrance with the other smoothies found in the produce case.</p><p>Come to think of it, you may want to save the Califia for after you try the newest (and possibly most dangerous) addition to our salty snack aisle!<em><strong>&nbsp;Paqui&nbsp;</strong></em>(rhymes with hockey)&nbsp;<em><strong>Haunted Ghost Pepper Tortilla Chips</strong></em>&nbsp;will literally burn the tongue right out of your mouth. Ok, that&#39;s an exaggeration. We would never get away with selling anything&nbsp;THAT&nbsp;dangerous. But they&#39;re hot. Really, really freakin&#39; hot! And they&#39;re certified gluten-free!&nbsp;So grab a bag (and we recommend a Slush Puppie to boot) and terrify your taste buds!</p><p>One of the very first gluten-free products that we carried from waaaay back when was&nbsp;<em><strong>Natural Nectar Cracklebred&nbsp;</strong></em>and it was very popular indeed. But then, mysteriously, it was unavailable! But it&#39;s back again (yay)! The website states:&nbsp;<em>Our Cracklebred is a unique, gourmet cracker that is&nbsp;perfect to top with cheeses, spreads, or fine salads. A delicate treat that is fat free, low calorie and&nbsp;irresistibly delicious. Cracklebred&rsquo;s light and crispy texture is ideal for entertaining or as an&nbsp;accompaniment to any meal.</em></p><p>And finally, another popular product that we once carried but it disappeared for a long while is&nbsp;<em><strong>Cote D&#39;Azur Fleur de Sel</strong></em>. Well, this gourmet sea salt is back on the shelf!&nbsp;Available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Original</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Herbes de Provence</strong></em>, this is hand harvested salt, damp in colour and texture which actually reflects the purity of the salt. Use it on everything from delicate salads to hearty meat dishes. Herbes de Provence consists of the same exquisite salt with added basil, fennel, lavender, savoury and thyme.</p><p>Phew, that was a doosey of a newsletter! Hopefully there are a few items that piqued your interest. We try hard to bring you the edibles that you want, and we think we do a pretty good job fitting them somewhere&nbsp;into our (your) little store.&nbsp;</p><p><em><strong>Don&#39;t forget that this Sunday is Father&#39;s Day</strong></em>! Make sure to show and tell your dad, stepdad, grandpa, husband or any of the men in your life who have made a difference how much you appreciate and&nbsp;care for them. And for all you dad&#39;s out there reading this: To the world you are a dad. But to your family you are the world.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 5, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-5-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 05 Jun 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; According to Wikipedia, on this date in 1956, Elvis Presley debuted the single&nbsp; &quot;Hound Dog&quot; on the Milton Berle Show scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements. And you might be shocked as well when you take a look at the attached advertised specials for the week! Scott&#39;s put together some amazing deals for you so grab your pen and notepad and get ready to make your shopping list!</p><p>Not only that but we have loads of great new items to tell you about today so let&#39;s jump right in!</p><p>Water, water everywhere...you know the quote from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Except today there&#39;s bottled water&nbsp;everywhere&nbsp;and so much selection that it&#39;s kind of ridiculous. But new to Pepper&#39;s is&nbsp;<em><strong>Icefield Water</strong></em>, available in 500ml and 2L sizes.&nbsp;<em><strong>Icefield Water</strong></em>&nbsp;is springwater bottled at Rosewall Creek, BC. It has a low hardness, tastes exceptionally clean and because it&#39;s right from the island, you&#39;ll feel good knowing that you&#39;re buying locally!</p><p>And speaking of water, we now offer<em><strong>&nbsp;al wadi Orange Blossom Water</strong></em>. What does one use orange blossom water for, anyway? Apparently, there are many, many uses for it! (who knew?)&nbsp;But instead of listing them all in this newletter, we&#39;ll provide a link for you to read up on this extremely versatile product! Just copy and paste into your browser bar.</p><p><strong>https://boisdejasmin.com/2013/07/10-ways-to-use-orange-blossom-water-perfume-beauty-cooking-recipes.html</strong></p><p>Now that summer is just around the corner, you&#39;re going to want to make sure to apply copious amounts of sunscreen when you head outside. But many people are very cautious when it comes to the ingredients found in many brands of sunscreen.&nbsp;That&#39;s where&nbsp;<em><strong>ThinkSport Sunscreen</strong></em>&nbsp;comes in. With a content of&nbsp;20% zinc oxide as the active ingredient providing broad spectrum sun protection, it doesn&#39;t contain PABA, parabens, BPA, phthalates, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Dioxane or any other toxic chemicals. It applies and absorbs extremely well without an oily feel. We have a type for everyone: babies, kids and athletes as a cream and also in stick form!</p><p>Think you&#39;re one smart cookie? You are if you choose to buy&nbsp;<em><strong>Sproutalicious Smart Cookie!</strong></em> These cookies are made in Vancouver from organic sprouted ancient spelt grain (we talked about the benefits of sprouted grains a few weeks ago). Aside from being vegan (and, delicious!) these cookies contain no high fructose corn syrup, refined sugars, cholesterol, trans fats, eggs, dairy or animal products or anything artificial. Just clean, plant based nutrition! Aside from&nbsp;<em><strong>Chocolate Chip</strong></em>, we also carry&nbsp;<em><strong>Oatmeal Raisin</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Breakfast</strong></em>&nbsp;cookies!&nbsp;And don&#39;t forget to try new&nbsp;<em><strong>Sproutalicious Smart Coconut Caramel Popcorn</strong></em>!&nbsp;</p><p>Baguette is loved by so many as a go-to staple for&nbsp;lunches, picnics and with dinner. Now you can enjoy the same rustic baguette flavour but in the form of<em><strong>&nbsp;Sabine&#39;s Collections Baguette Crisps</strong></em>. As taken from the website:<em> &quot;These double-baked, healthy treats work as a snack or paired with cheese, salsa, bruschetta, pat&eacute;, hummus, dips, you name it. Great with salads, soups or charcuterie trays - the opportunities for this crunchy, healthy and satisfying baguette snack are endless.&quot;</em></p><p>And if you&#39;re putting together a charcuterie tray you may want to include<em><strong>&nbsp;Preservation &amp; Co.&nbsp;Hickory Brussels Sprouts</strong></em>!&nbsp; Anyone who has ever tried bacon and roasted brussels sprouts and loved them will want to try these! Though there is no meat in this recipe, these are zesty, hickory smoked and PICKLED brussels sprouts that you can also&nbsp;toss into a stir fry or even use as a delicious garnish with a Bloody Mary!</p><p>We hope you enjoyed this week&#39;s edition of the Pepper&#39;s Newsletter! We would also like to put on your radar the<em><strong>&nbsp;Local Island Showcase</strong></em>&nbsp;which is our annual celebration of the vendors who provide our store with incredibly yummy&nbsp;artisanal food and beverage products from the island and lower mainland. You get to meet the people who create and bring to you some amazing products (and try them out!). Every year gets better and better and this year we are holding it on&nbsp;T<em><strong>hursday, July 5th</strong></em>.&nbsp;We&#39;ll tell you more about it as the date draws nearer so stay tuned!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 29, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-29-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 29 May 2018 09:12:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; A few weeks ago we mentioned that we were in the process of obtaining a slushie machine and guess what...? It finally arrived last week! For those of you who don&#39;t already know about it, the <em><strong>Slush Puppie </strong></em>machine is located to the right just inside the front doors beside the cold beverage cooler. Right now we have<em><strong> blue raspberry</strong></em> and <em><strong>cherry</strong></em> flavours but we plan to alternate different flavours throughout the summer! And<em><strong> for only a twoonie</strong></em> (tax included)&nbsp;it&#39;s the best deal in town!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s is always trying hard to offer a wide variety of products for our customers and now we have several new gluten free items for you to try! <em><strong>The Gluten Free Chef </strong></em>of Langley, BC,operates out of a new 7000 square foot facility and we have <em><strong>Burger &amp; Sandwich Buns, Pizza Crusts and Flatbread</strong></em> for our gluten intolerant customers!&nbsp;</p><p>And for dessert, why not try new<em><strong>&nbsp;Wise Bites Treats</strong></em>? In <em><strong>Fudgy Mint Crinkle Cookie</strong></em> and <em><strong>Snowy Lemon</strong></em> flavours these delicious goodies are free of the top 11 allergens including eggs, dairy, nuts and wheat/gluten. But there&#39;s still a ton of goodness baked in! Look for the individually wrapped<em><strong> Wise Bites Super Cookie</strong></em>, too, for a super nutritious and energy packed snack on-the-go!</p><p>If you&#39;re particular about the kind of hair products&nbsp;that you put on your head then you&#39;re in luck because now we carry <em><strong>Island Essentials Shampoos and Conditioners</strong></em>! This local company has been providing numerous kinds of bar and liquid soaps as well as lotions, creams and essential oils for years and has become a very popular choice for local consumers? Why? Because they know that they&#39;re not going to find any parabens, synthetic fragrances, SLS, formadahyde or any other potentially harmful ingredients in the bottle. So make sure to treat yourself and your hair with these natural haircare products. We have conditioners to go along with the pictured shampoos.</p><p>And finally, it&#39;s that time of year and we have lovely, sweet and delicious first-of-the-season <em><strong>Gobind Farms Strawberries</strong></em>&nbsp;grown on the Saanich Peninsula! Summer&#39;s come early so&nbsp;don&#39;t wait to get your hands on these beauties!</p><p>As always, our new weekly flyer is attached to this email. Make sure to have a look and see what great savings we&#39;re offering! And <em><strong>this Thursday only, San Pellegrino Natural Mineral Water 750ml is on sale for just 2/$3.00</strong></em> (plus deposit)! Pick some up to have on hand for the weekend!</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 15, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-15-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 15 May 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning and good news, everyone! As of this writing the number of subscribers to our weekly newsletter had reached 600! We are&nbsp;thrilled to have so many of you checking in with us every week to see what&#39;s new and exciting at Pepper&#39;s and we&#39;re hoping that you enjoy the content that you receive each Tuesday morning. We certainly enjoy bringing it to you!</p><p>Let&#39;s start off by reminding you that this coming weekend is the Victoria Day Long Weekend. We&#39;re still open though except that <em><strong>our hours have changed but&nbsp;only for the holiday Monday</strong></em>. We are open from 7 am (as usual) but we will be closing early at 7:30 pm instead of 9pm. Other than that, Friday through Sunday is business as usual. Let&#39;s hope the weather cooperates because we have everything that you&#39;ll need to have a fun-filled long weekend!&nbsp;</p><p>I<em><strong>n our ad we have sunscreen of all varieties and sizes at 25% off&nbsp;the regular price! California Corn on the Cob&nbsp;is just $0.66 each! Our deli has Pepper&#39;s Own Creamy Coleslaw for just $1.26/100g! And in the meat department we have Extra Lean Ground Beef for only $4.96/lb</strong></em>!&nbsp;All these and many, many more great deals are available this week in the attached flyer so please make sure to have a look. And a reminder that&nbsp;every Thursday we have a spectacular one day only buy.&nbsp;<em><strong>This Thursday, May 17 we have Fresh Halibut Fillets (boneless/skinless) for just $3.69/100g</strong></em>!&nbsp;You won&#39;t want to miss this price, especially just before the weekend rolls around.</p><p>Wouldn&#39;t it be great if we had dozens of new items to tell you about every week? It would, wouldn&#39;t it? But unfortunately sometimes there are only a few new ones to share with you. That&#39;s the case this week but we&#39;re very excited about them nonetheless, not just because they are from nearby Esquimalt or because they&#39;re genuinely great tasting. It&#39;s also because they arrived right before the long weekend!&nbsp;<em><strong>Rootside Provisions Ltd</strong></em>&nbsp;&nbsp;have created several&nbsp;<em><strong>Cocktail Mixers</strong></em>&nbsp;of exceptional quality to ensure that your &#39;licious&nbsp;libation is to your liking. Available in a convenient trio box pack or in 375ml bottles, only the finest ingredients are used in their&nbsp;<em><strong>Cardamom and Citrus Tonic</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Classic Dry Tonic</strong></em>, and&nbsp;<em><strong>Ginger Beer Mix</strong></em>. Just add soda water. And&nbsp;for those who prefer something non-alcoholic there&#39;s<em><strong>&nbsp;Academy&nbsp;Ginger Tea Mix</strong></em>. It&#39;s caffeine free and gluten free and one bottle makes 13 cups.&nbsp;Just add hot water!</p><p>As they say on their website&nbsp;<strong>www.rootside.ca</strong>, &quot;<em>Great drinks are made when mixers matter. If you&#39;ve taken the time to find exceptional spirits, don&#39;t waste them on second-rate mixers. Drink the good stuff</em>.&quot;</p><p>We&#39;re keeping it short and sweet this week. Have a safe and very enjoyable long weekend and as always, we look forward to seeing your smiling faces in the aisles and at the places that we deliver to.</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 8, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-8-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 08 May 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Here&#39;s a fun fact: On this day, May 8, 1978, the first ascent of Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen was performed by&nbsp;Reinhold Messner&nbsp;and&nbsp;Peter Habeler. A remarkable achievement!&nbsp;But you might need to sit down and put on an oxygen mask when you take a look at our attached weekly ad. It&#39;s also pretty remarkable!&nbsp;And as usual, we have numerous new items to tell you about this week so here we go!</p><p>Our first new item originated in the Coast Mountains, specifically in Whitler, BC and is already becoming a popular snack with our shoppers!<em><strong>&nbsp;Eve&#39;s Crackers</strong></em>&nbsp;are seedy, crunchy, healthy and&nbsp;tasty! High in&nbsp;protein, fibre, and&nbsp;omega 3s, they&#39;re&nbsp;a&nbsp;great choice for a&nbsp;nutrient&nbsp;dense snack.&nbsp;And with only 1 net carb and 0 grams of sugar per serving, you&nbsp;really can&#39;t go wrong.</p><p>What pairs well with crackers? Cheese, of course! But probably not this kind of cheese because we&#39;re talking about a crunchy snack!&nbsp;<em><strong>Chedz&nbsp;</strong></em>is a premium cheese snack that&#39;s made of simple ingredients and oven baked. Put them in a salad or soup or just eat them right out of the bag!<em><strong>&nbsp;Chedz</strong></em>&nbsp;can also be used for cooking for a delicious, low carb alternative to bread crumbs in recipes. Smile...say&nbsp;<em><strong>Chedz</strong></em>!</p><p>A few weeks ago we introduced you to<em><strong>&nbsp;Meat Bar</strong></em>&nbsp;which, no word of a lie, has been a smash hit! We&#39;re practically sold out of them. So we&#39;re hoping for the same result with&nbsp;<em><strong>Orchard Bar</strong></em>. These are naturally delicious fruit, nut and seed bars that are rich in antioxidants but free of gluten, dairy, preservatives, artificial flavours and colours. And of course, meat. There&#39;s absolutely no meat in these bars despite being a&nbsp;good source of protein! Made in Cashmere, Washington.</p><p>In 1905, Francois Leclerc baked his first batch of cookies in the backroom of his home in Quebec City. He must have done something right because&nbsp;over 110 years later they&#39;re still making great cookies there (in Quebec, not his backroom).&nbsp;<em><strong>Leclerc Tradition 1905 Cookies</strong></em>&nbsp;continue to put smiles on family&#39;s faces with comforting and delicious flavours such as Ginger Snap, Molasses, Chocolate Chip, French Creme&nbsp;and Maple Leaf just to name a few.&nbsp;Are you sitting down? Because&nbsp;<em><strong>this week they&#39;re ad-priced at $1.96 each</strong></em>!&nbsp;And that&#39;s a Pepper&#39;s tradition: putting unbeatable prices in our ads week after week.</p><p>Sparkling water is really gaining traction with consumers as people make healthier choices and decide that conventional carbonated beverages, aka, soda pop, have too much sugar, caffeine, colours and other stuff for their liking. So <em><strong>just in time for the warm weather, we now carry&nbsp;Bubly Sparkling Water</strong></em>! The colourful cans contain sparkling water with no calories, no sweeteners and come in a wide variety of flavours including strawberry, cherry and lemon! And it&#39;s endorsed by&nbsp;Doogie Howser himself,&nbsp;Neil Patrick Harris, so you know it&#39;s good!</p><p>And finally, we want to let you know about the latest giveaway at the store. Up for grabs is an <em><strong>Igloo Maxcold Latitude Cooler</strong></em> (it can hold up to 92 cans!) as well as a <em><strong>Pelican Solo Kayak</strong></em>! All you have to do is sign the back of your receipt as well as provide your phone number (so that we can call you if you win!) and deposit it in the ballot box at the front of the store. The winner will be announced June 26th.</p><p>Don&#39;t forget to tell your mother&#39;s that you love them as this coming Sunday, May 13th is Mother&#39;s Day!</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 1, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-1-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 01 May 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Happy Tuesday and Happy May!&nbsp;Can you believe that it&#39;s May 1st already? Where does the time go? It&#39;s a good thing, though,&nbsp;because we&#39;re feeling a bit inspired. As American naturalist and writer Edwin Way Teale wrote, &quot;The world&#39;s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.&quot;</p><p>One thing that&#39;s once again possible when you come to Pepper&#39;s is being able to purchase from our frozen novelty freezer! Yes, it&#39;s up and running and filled to the brim with loads of frozen treats to help cool you off on your way to the beach!&nbsp;But in addition to that, we&#39;ll soon have a&nbsp;<em><strong>Jones Soda</strong></em>&nbsp;slush maker&nbsp;in the store! Wondering where its location will be? Just look for the mob of youths (yoots if you&#39;re from Jersey).</p><p>While we&#39;re on the topic of frozen treats, we have a great, new product from Vancouver called&nbsp;<em><strong>Tubify Organic Craft Freezies</strong></em>. As per the company website:&nbsp;<em>Tubify, is a one-of-a-kind freezie. Made with 100% fruit ingredients and a base of coconut milk, Tubify is gluten-free, vegan, all-organic, and naturally sourced. A product liked by adults and kids, of any background and any diet. Tubify has gotten rave reviews and looks to expand beyond Vancouver to the rest of Canada. Our freezies feature ethically-sourced, all-organic and minimally-processed real food. Using ingredients from nature means each small batch will be just a little bit unique!</em></p><p>It&#39;s important to stay hydrated, moreso as the weather heats up and especially when you&#39;re excercising. As you sweat, your body loses vital electrolytes which need to be replaced. But the problem with traditional&nbsp;sports beverages is that they typically contain a whole lot of sugar. That&#39;s why we&#39;re happy to now offer&nbsp;<em><strong>Nuun Active Effervescent Tablets</strong></em>&nbsp;as a means to create a light and refreshing sports beverage full of the electrolytes you need and almost none of the sugar that you don&#39;t! Just drop a tablet in 500-650 ml of water and as it dissolves it delivers potassium, magnesium, sodium as well as Vitamin C to your water. Plop, plop, fizz, fizz: oh, the perfect perfect sports drink it is!</p><p>For those of you opting for all of the sugar and none of the electrolytes, then you&#39;ll be tickled pink to know that we have <em><strong>A&amp;W Root Beer</strong></em> in a convenient four bottle pack! Get that &quot;frosty mug taste&quot; straight out of the bottle whenever you like!</p><p>Flavoured coffee creamers are fairly popular because they add a little pizzazz to your otherwise mundane cup of joe. And you save a step because it&#39;s already sweetened. But why stick to the usual stand-bys of hazelnut and&nbsp;French vanilla especially when you now have the option adding&nbsp;<em><strong>International Delight Cinnabon Flavoured Coffee Creamer</strong></em>&nbsp;to your coffee! That&#39;s right! It&#39;s the famous taste of Cinnabon cinnamon rolls swirled with the flavour of cream cheese frosting. But before you scoff at the notion of combining these flavours with your coffee just know that there are A LOT of very positive reviews for this product online!&nbsp; Whodathunk it?</p><p>We&#39;ve talked a lot today about numerous kinds of new beverages available at the store and here&#39;s one more for you.<em><strong>&nbsp;Organic Meadow Organic White and Chocolate Milks </strong></em>are here and they&#39;re just waiting to be tossed into your family&#39;s school/work lunch kits. This is delicious and nutritious milk that requires no refridgeration until opened and lasts for up to 6 months! The ultra high temperature (UHT) pasteurization process, as well as its special tetra packaging, allows it to keep for so long without the use of any preservatives whatsoever! Now you can enjoy milk anytime, anywhere!</p><p>And finally, Luke, our Produce Manager,&nbsp;would love for you to know that he has locally grown, ripe and<em><strong>&nbsp;juicy&nbsp;cherry tomatoes available from Glanford Greenhouses&nbsp;</strong></em>as well as&nbsp;<em><strong>tender, organic asparagus and sweet, organic strawberries (limited quantities) from Longview Farms</strong></em>.&nbsp;Make sure you get some before we sell out!</p><p>That&#39;s all for this week. Be sure to have a look at our great flyer and as far as you visiting our store&nbsp;remember what the great Irish actor Charles Macklin once said, &quot;You are as welcome as the flowers in May.&quot;</p><p>Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter April 24, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-april-24-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; That time of the week where we tell you about everything new at Pepper&#39;s has rolled around once again! And this week there&#39;s no shortage of stuff to talk about so without further adieu, let&#39;s get right to it!</p><p>At Pepper&#39;s we&#39;re all about buying locally. So when we found out about&nbsp;<em><strong>Skippy&#39;s Small Batch Crafted Kettle Corn</strong></em>, we didn&#39;t hesitate to bring another quality item into the store!&nbsp;No, it&#39;s not the brainchild of&nbsp;Irwin &quot;Skippy&quot; Handelman&nbsp;of&nbsp;the television series Family Ties. It is, however, 100% hand made from scratch and farm grown&nbsp;in Kamloops, BC.&nbsp;Available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Original Blue Ribbon Crunch</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Peanut Crunch</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Chocolate Sea Salt Crunch</strong></em>&nbsp;these gourmet, sweet snacks are made with non-GMO, grade-A popcorn and are, of course, gluten-free! And because the bag is clear, you see exactly what you&#39;re getting. So set the PVR, get comfortable and tuck into a bag of this deliciously crafted corn!</p><p>It&#39;s time to Sproos up your gut! And your joints. And your skin and hair. By that, we mean you should try new&nbsp;<em><strong>Sproos Enhanced Collagen Beverage Crystals</strong></em>&nbsp;for total body maintenance. It&#39;s a &quot;synergistic combination of collagen and other active ingredients, designed to work meaningfully from within to enhance your&nbsp;<em><strong>Gut</strong></em>&nbsp;health. &nbsp;Add Sproos to water for a refreshing daily (sugar free) beverage and your gut will love you!&quot; Same goes for the&nbsp;<em><strong>Skin&nbsp;and Hair</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Joints</strong></em>&nbsp;formulations. We talked in-depth about collagen in a past newsletter so we&#39;re not going to repeat ourselves here but if you want to know what the company has to say about the science of collagen as a supplement, open a new tab and cut and paste this link into the browser bar:&nbsp;<strong>https://sprooslife.com/science/</strong></p><p>Many of our customers have been asking if we could&nbsp;&nbsp;add&nbsp;more lactose free dairy products and we&#39;re happy to announce that we now carry&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Lactose Free Cottage Cheese</strong></em>&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Lactose Free Sour Cream</strong></em>! No need to feel left out anymore! You have the green light to partake in the delicious dairy that you&#39;ve been dreaming of!&nbsp;Just don&#39;t overdo it to try to make up for lost time.</p><p>And for our customers that&nbsp;<em>can</em>&nbsp;tolerate lactose, we&#39;ve added&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Gold Label Premium Sour Cream</strong></em>. This 18% milk fat&nbsp;sour cream is ridiculously thick and decadent and was only available in Ontario for the longest time. Well no more, friends! The gold rush happened on this coast so it only makes sense to have this product available here!&nbsp;This is the good stuff so if you&#39;re making something special, go for the gold and lay it on thick!</p><p>Quinoa. It&#39;s not pronounced QUINN-OH-AH. It&#39;s KEEN-WAH.&nbsp;Don&#39;t ask us why but <em><strong>GoGo Quinoa</strong></em> seemed to make all kinds of quinoa related products except JUST quinoa.&nbsp;But now we&#39;ve been able to aquire&nbsp;<em><strong>GoGo&nbsp;Quinoa Organic Royal Tri-Color Quinoa</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>GoGo White Quinoa</strong></em>. And you&#39;ll be keen to try either of them because, not only are they tasty but these two varieties are both certified gluten-free, kosher and non-GMO. Quinoa is referred to as the mother of all grains by ancient Incan societies and is highly nutritious, containing all 9 essential amino acids and is rich in iron and antioxidants. It&#39;s THE complete vegetable protein!</p><p>Hope you celebrated Earth Day in a meaningful way. Stay tuned for another edition of the Pepper&#39;s Newsletter next Tuesday but until then take care of yourselves. And don&#39;t forget to look at the attached weekly specials!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter April 17, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-april-17-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>The very first Earth Day was recognized on April 22, 1970 and another is quickly approaching. That&#39;s what our ad specials &quot;theme&quot; for this week is built around: local, organic and good for the planet (and yourselves!). Of course, every day should be&nbsp;Earth&nbsp;Day in terms of how we think about and treat this place that we all live together in. So this Sunday, take just a moment to&nbsp;stop and smell the roses and be thankful&nbsp;that we live in one of the nicest parts of the world!</p><p>Ok, we have loads to tell you about this week so let&#39;s get right to it. The better part of the new items listed here are protein-packed pabulum purposefully picked to provide pure pleasure (to your palate!). And the first one is the new&nbsp;<em><strong>Kashi GOLEAN Chocolate Crunch Cereal</strong></em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;the chocolatiest whole grain cereal to be added to the GOLEAN bunch. With its powerful nutrition (hello, plant-powered ingredients), Fair Trade chocolate and great-tasting puffed grains, it might just become your favorite cereal of the GOLEAN fam.&nbsp;And with 10 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber per serving, each crispy, crunchy spoonful will help you start your day the best way.&quot;</p><p>When you eat food are you able to taste the energy? Apparently you can if you eat new&nbsp;<em><strong>Kellogg&#39;s Vector Cashew Dark Chocolate Granola</strong></em>.&nbsp;It says so right on the back of the bag!&nbsp;There are&nbsp;10 grams of protein in every delicious serving filled with cashews, dark chocolate pieces, cashew butter and sunflower seeds. Enjoy with milk, yogurt or on its own&nbsp;at breakfast, after your workout or on the go!</p><p>And while you&#39;re at it, why not try another new and delicious Kellogg&#39;s Vector product?&nbsp;<em><strong>Kellogg&#39;s Vector Protein Bites</strong></em>&nbsp;are made with real nut butter, roasted almonds and peanuts and coffee extract. There are 11 grams of protein per 12 pieces. Fuel Up. Keep moving!</p><p><em><strong>Kellogg&#39;s Special K Protein Bars</strong></em>&nbsp;contain&nbsp;nine grams of protein and delicious visible ingredients like cashews and peanuts, toasted whole grain oats, caramel and crunchy pretzel. Made with no artificial flavours or colours.</p><p>Let&#39;s change things up a bit and talk about a totally unique product that you&#39;ve likely never heard of.&nbsp;<em><strong>Farmhouse Culture Kraut Krisps</strong></em>&nbsp;are chips made of sauerkraut containing 1.5 billion probiotic cultures per 47 g serving! Sauerkraut, being a fermented cabbage, is an excellent source of natural probiotics.&nbsp;Now you can satisfy your savoury snack craving AND get beneficial probiotics&nbsp;without having to consume kefir, yogurt, capsules or probiotic drinks! Win-win!</p><p>&quot;Me want&nbsp;<em><strong>Meatbar</strong></em>.&quot; This could have been the common dialogue of early humans if&nbsp;<em><strong>Meatbar</strong></em>&nbsp;had been around during their time. Heck, you might just start saying that once you try it. What&#39;s that? Oh, you want to know what exactly&nbsp;<em><strong>Meatbar</strong></em>&nbsp;is? It&#39;s not jerky that&#39;s for sure!<em><strong> Meatbar</strong></em> is grassfed beef and pork plus other yummy ingredients and offered to you as a convenient, high protein snack (12-13 grams per bar)! It contains both celery juice and lactic acid which makes it naturally shelf-stable (no refrigeration required until it&#39;s opened, and it&#39;s doubtful that somehow you won&#39;t finish it once you start!). And they&#39;re gluten-free.&nbsp;<em><strong>Meatbar</strong></em>&nbsp;is also waaaaay lower in sodium than jerky. So if you eat meat then you&#39;ll like<em><strong>&nbsp;Meatbar</strong></em>. And since it can stay fresh for up to a year it makes a great earthquake kit food!</p><p>What better to go along with&nbsp;<em><strong>Meatbar&nbsp;</strong></em>than cheestrings? But not just any old cheestrings. We now carry&nbsp;<em><strong>Black Diamond Lactose Free Marble Cheestrings</strong></em>! Finally, your lactose intolerant kids (and also you, of course!) can enjoy the deliciousness and fun of a convenient cheese snack as part of your lunch or anytime! They&#39;re marbelicious!</p><p>Finally, if you&#39;re looking for something to wash all of this down with, you need not look further than&nbsp;the front Produce cooler. That&#39;s where Happy Planet Smoothies reside at Pepper&#39;s and now, in addition to the other Happy Planet Smoothies offered,&nbsp;you can get your hands on&nbsp;<em><strong>Happy Planet Clean Protein Smoothies</strong></em>! We have&nbsp;<em><strong>Banana Cashew</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Fair Trade Chocolate and Coconut&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Creamy Vanilla&nbsp;</strong></em>all containing 10 grams of&nbsp;<strong>dairy-free&nbsp;</strong>plant protein per cup!&nbsp;Bye bye hunger pangs&hellip;&nbsp;smoothies so delicious it makes eating clean feel like a treat.</p><p>That&#39;s all for now. Don&#39;t forget to have a look at the attached specials!&nbsp;Until next time, have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter April 10, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-april-10-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Guess what? We have not one but TWO in-store demos this week and you&#39;re going to want to check them&nbsp;both&nbsp;out!&nbsp;Our first demo is Tuesday, April 10th from 11am-2pm&nbsp;with&nbsp;<em><strong>Heart &amp; Bone Provisions</strong></em>&nbsp;of Salt Spring Island where they&#39;ll be serving up some of their delicious and nutritious&nbsp;<em><strong>Chicken Bone Broth</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Beef Bone Broth</strong></em>.&nbsp;Bone broth is quickly gaining popularity not only because it makes&nbsp;a delicious, savoury drink but because of it&#39;s nutritional profile and comforting properties. You can find both of these new broths in our frozen food aisle.</p><p>The other demo that we&#39;re hosting this week is Saturday, April 14th from 11:30am-2:30 pm with&nbsp;<em><strong>Fatso Hybrid Peanut Butter</strong></em>. This insanely popular product isn&#39;t new to the store, but it <em><strong>is featured&nbsp;in our ad this week for the lowest price that we&#39;ve ever offered it for: $5.96 per 500g jar!</strong></em>&nbsp;That&#39;s an incredible price for an incredible (and local) product!</p><p>Our Full-Service Meat Counter is pleased to offer first of the season Fresh Pacific Halibut!&nbsp;The Latin name for Halibut is Hippoglossus, which means &quot;hippo of the sea.&quot; It has a dense, moist and flakey texture, a mild, sweet flavour and bright white flesh. And it is a terrifically healthy food!</p><p>If meatless is more your style then you&#39;ll be pleased to know that we have added&nbsp;<em><strong>Dr. Praeger&#39;s Purely Sensible Foods California Style Veggie Burgers</strong></em>&nbsp;to our frozen food section!&nbsp;Carrots, peas, broccoli and spinach join forces in their original and most popular gluten-free and vegan burger. It&#39;s sunlight on a bun and Golden Gate on a plate!</p><p>Leslie Stowe Raincoast Crisps have been a staple on our customers&#39; charcuterie boards for ages. So&nbsp;we&#39;re happy to let you know that we now carry&nbsp;<em><strong>Leslie Stowe Raincoast CHEESE Crisps</strong></em>&nbsp;in two delicious varieties:<em><strong>&nbsp;Parmesan Chive</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Aged Cheddar &amp; Harissa</strong></em>. It&#39;s the only crisp with cheese baked right in! Pair them with your favourite savoury dip and create something really special!</p><p>Nothing tops a fine coffee after a delicious meal. So why not pick up a package of<em><strong>&nbsp;Max Voets Kaffee Espresso</strong></em>&nbsp;to have on hand for just such an occasion? These 100% Aribica beans are lightly roasted, full-bodied and syrupy with earthy citus flavours. For use in all home espresso machines.</p><p>We hope you&#39;ve enjoyed another of our weekly newsletters! Stay tuned for another one next Tuesday morning and don&#39;t forget that if you&#39;re looking for a product that we don&#39;t carry presently, you can request it on the white board in Aisle 1 (right below the monitor)! Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter April 3, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-april-3-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; We hope that everyone had a Happy Easter with friends and loved ones!&nbsp;The weather certainly made for a lovely long weekend. We&#39;d also like to apologize for there being no newsletter sent out last week; Jon was down and out for the week with a nasty flu-bug and wasn&#39;t able to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) but he&#39;s back in action again and feeling much better!</p><p>Our first new product to tell you about is produced right here in Victoria!<em><strong>&nbsp;From The Earth Organic Curry Powder&nbsp;</strong></em>is a nine ingredient (peanut, chickpeas, sesame seeds, rice, almonds, cumin, coriander, turmeric and paprika), plant-based curry powder that is roasted and ground to perfection! It&#39;s handcrafted in small batches to maintain freshness and quality. Check out their website at:&nbsp;<strong>fromtheearthcanada.com</strong></p><p>It&#39;s getting very close to BBQ season. In fact, many of you have probably fired up the grill once or twice already this spring. And if you&#39;re a fan of the esteemed hotdog, you&#39;re going to want to dress it up with&nbsp;<em><strong>Suzie&#39;s Organic Dijon</strong></em>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<em><strong>Suzie&#39;s Organic&nbsp;Spicy Brown Mustard</strong></em>. It&#39;s the classic, essential mustard for your family&#39;s table. Go ahead, put some&nbsp;mustard on it. Your dog will love it!</p><p>A lot of people dislike using flouridated toothpastes for a variety of reasons. Usually, in addition to flouride, there are certain ingredients that many would rather not put into their mouths. If you happen to be one of those people then&nbsp;<em><strong>My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste</strong></em>&nbsp;might be something worth investigating. It cleans, polishes and whitens your teeth without flouride, sodium lauryl sulfate or glycerin. What it DOES contain is bentonite clay and activated charcoal! That&#39;s right, it&#39;s jet black! You actually whiten your teeth with a black paste! But&nbsp;if toothpaste just isn&#39;t your thing you can brighten your pearly whites with&nbsp;<em><strong>My Magic Mud Turmeric &amp; Cacao Tooth Polish</strong></em>. It also contains no flouride, SLS or glycerine and also uses bentonite clay. And apparently, both of these products are great for people with sensitive teeth!</p><p>If you&#39;re trying to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet then you know how difficult that can be. Sometimes it feels like there&#39;s nothing that you can actually eat anymore, and sweet treats are definitely out of the question. Except maybe they&#39;re not!&nbsp;<em><strong>Smart Sweets Gummy Bears</strong></em>&nbsp;(in fruity or seriously sour varieties) are naturally sweet candies that are low in sugar (only 2 grams per bag) and high in fibre (24 grams per bag). And they&#39;re Canadian made! Did we mention that they&#39;re gluten-free? What&#39;s not to like about chewin&#39; these bruins? Kick sugar, keep candy.</p><p>KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid. That should be the&nbsp;slogan of&nbsp;<em><strong>Chickapea Pasta</strong></em>&nbsp;because their&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Chickpea Lentil Shells &amp; Cheese</strong></em> and <em><strong>Spirals &amp; Cheese</strong></em>&nbsp;contains only two ingredients (chickpeas and lentils). Both are high in protein and contain real organic cheese! And they&#39;re vegetarian and gluten-free!</p><p>That&#39;s all for this week! Thanks for having a look. Take good care and we look forward to seeing you in the aisles!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter March 20, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-march-20-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; By now you should be fully recovered from your St. Patrick&#39;s Day celebrations with tongues returning to their regular pinkish&nbsp;hue from having drunk&nbsp;all of that green beer.&nbsp;But let&#39;s toss in a few facts about St. Patrick&#39;s Day just for fun. Did you know that one of the longest-running and largest St. Patrick&#39;s Day parades in North America occurs each year in&nbsp;Montreal,&nbsp;whose&nbsp;city flag&nbsp;includes a&nbsp;shamrock&nbsp;in its lower-right quadrant?&nbsp;The yearly celebration has been organised by the United Irish Societies of Montreal since 1929. The parade has been held yearly without interruption since 1824. St. Patrick&#39;s Day itself, however, has been celebrated in Montreal since as far back as 1759 by Irish soldiers in the Montreal Garrison following the British conquest of New France.</p><p>Our competitors will be green with envy when they see what we have in our ad this week. We have&nbsp;<em><strong>Green Giant</strong></em>&nbsp;(do you see a theme here?)&nbsp;<em><strong>Valley Selections Vegetables 300-500g for the super price of $2.66 each</strong></em>!&nbsp;This is one of many low-priced items in our ad which, by the way,&nbsp;always runs from Tuesday until closing the following Monday.&nbsp;</p><p>Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables that you can put into your body.&nbsp;Per calorie, kale provides more nutrients than any other vegetable on the planet. It&rsquo;s packed with dozens of minerals, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients including vitamins A ,C and K making it a great choice for fighting inflammation and cardiovascular support. Its Sulphoraphane and endole-3-carbinol content propels it into the ultra-superfood category making kale a must have on your grocery list! That&#39;s why we brought in&nbsp;<em><strong>Solar Raw Ultimate Kale Chips</strong></em>! This&nbsp;organic, raw, gluten-free, vegan and&nbsp;delicious product is air dried (in a kitchen powered through solar energy, hence the name!) on a farm in Ontario.&nbsp;That&#39;s sustainable agriculture at its finest!</p><p>If you&#39;re looking to spice up Mexican night at your house then you&#39;ll be happy to know that we now offer two traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dishes in a convenient, shelf-stable pouch that can be heated in seconds in the microwave!<em><strong>&nbsp;Chata Shredded Pork&nbsp;Cochinita Pibil</strong></em> and<em><strong> Chilorio</strong></em>&nbsp;can be served&nbsp;in wheat or corn tortillas or in crunchy taco shells. It also makes an excellent earthquake kit item!</p><p>If you&#39;re thinking about making some tacos then why not add some&nbsp;<em><strong>Rolling Meadow&nbsp;Lite Sour Cream</strong></em>? This sour cream is made from the milk<em><strong> </strong></em>of <em><strong>grass&nbsp;fed ONLY</strong></em> cows of Southwestern Ontario. Farms have less than 100 cattle and are completely antibiotic and growth-hormone free! Happy cows make better tasting milk which is why this sour cream tastes amazing!</p><p>Horseradish lovers will be pleased to know that Victoria&#39;s own&nbsp;<em><strong>Hee Haw Horseradish</strong></em>&nbsp;has, as Emeril Lagasse&nbsp;likes to say, &quot;kicked it up a notch&quot; by introducing their&nbsp;<em><strong>Redonkeylously Hot Horseradish</strong></em>! This local company wowed the dragons on Dragon&#39;s Den and got a deal a couple of months ago and we&#39;re very happy to have their product on our shelves! Bam!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has a lot of products that are outstanding sellers. One of those is Tazo Chai Latte. And now we have expanded that product line to include&nbsp;<em><strong>Tazo Green Tea Matcha Latte</strong></em>&nbsp;(yet another green reference).&nbsp;A soothing blend of traditional green tea, matcha and natural fruit flavour awaits!</p><p>And finally this week, we are excited to offer an exceptionally tasty gluten-free pasta!<em><strong>&nbsp;Garofalo Corn, Rice and Quinoa Pasta</strong></em>&nbsp;has none of the gluten but all of the flavour often lacking in other gluten-free pastas! And it&#39;s high in fibre! Give it a try and see if they&#39;ve created a gluten-free pasta without compromising the flavour.</p><p>Until next week, take good care and have a great day!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter March 14, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-march-14-2018/ Peppers Foods Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; As promised, here&#39;s the second newsletter of the week, jam packed with loads new goodies for your consideration!</p><p>Let&#39;s kick things off with three savoury items that can be served at your next wine tasting or dinner party:</p><p>Polenta is a dish enjoyed by many but here&#39;s another delicious and unique version that your family or dinner guests will be thanking you for serving as an appetizer:&nbsp;<em><strong>Dendy &amp; Co. Polenta Crisps</strong></em>! These crisps are hand-made&nbsp;and make a delicious snack on their own and with all types of cheeses. They&#39;re also wheat-free, gluten-free, nut-free&nbsp;and are made using all natural ingredients.</p><p>Next we have&nbsp;<em><strong>Chez Christophe Flutes</strong></em>&nbsp;which are light, buttery puff-pastry that make a great aperitif option when hosting. This European styled Burnaby-made&nbsp;product won the gold medal for the 2017 Product of the Year from the BC Food Processor Association! Enjoy with a glass of wine or simply on their own.</p><p>Flatbreads are the perfect offering for canapes or other appetizers. And now Pepper&#39;s has&nbsp;<em><strong>Rustic Bakery Organic Sourdough Flatbreads</strong></em>&nbsp;in three delicious flavours: <em><strong>Rosemary and Olive Oil, Olive Oil and Sel Gris and Kalamata Olive</strong></em>.&nbsp;Light and flaky, these&nbsp;crackers provide a neutral palate as an accompaniment for your cheese or spread. Located right outside of the San Francisco Bay area, Rustic Bakery has a history of creating high-quality crackers designed to complement fine cheese. Each of their flatbreads are baked by hand with only organic grains and seeds, making them high in fibre&nbsp;and full of nutrients.</p><p>Let&#39;s switch now from savoury, crispy things to sweet, crispy things.&nbsp;<em><strong>McVities Club Orange Chocolate Biscuits&nbsp;</strong></em>are thick, milk chocolate&nbsp;with a smooth, tangy orange flavoured cream and crunchy biscuit. That&#39;s a winning combination.&nbsp;And while you&#39;re at it, pick up a round of&nbsp;<em><strong>McVities Rich Tea Biscuits</strong></em>. They&#39;re the perfect pairing for your favourite afternoon cup of tea.</p><p>If you&#39;ve never tried<em><strong>&nbsp;Tree Island Yogurt</strong></em>&nbsp;then you&#39;re missing out on a truly fantastical experience! We have supported this company right from the get-go and now they are offering several new fruit flavours which we just had to get on our shelves! Discover&nbsp;<em><strong>Okanagan Peach</strong></em>, <em><strong>Prairie Berry</strong></em> and <em><strong>Pacific Strawberry&nbsp;</strong></em>as well as a convenient&nbsp;<em><strong>Multipack</strong></em>&nbsp;(2 strawberry, 1 peach, 1 berry). It&#39;s grassfed cow&#39;s milk yogurt at its finest made here on the Island with real Canadian-grown fruit! More fruit, less sugar!</p><p>Speaking of islands,&nbsp;<em><strong>Kauai Coffee&nbsp;is 100% Hawaiian premium arabica coffee</strong></em>.&nbsp;Each year, only a very select portion of their harvest is set aside. It is from these premium coffee beans that their Roast Masters capture the easygoing character and subtle nuances that distinguish Kauai Coffee.</p><p>Just before we go, we want to remind you that we have a&nbsp;<em><strong>Thursday Only&nbsp;Special</strong></em>&nbsp;again and this week we are offering&nbsp;<em><strong>Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Original</strong></em>&nbsp;in a 250g brick for the fabulous price of&nbsp;$<em><strong>2.99</strong></em>!&nbsp;Wowsers, that&#39;s a good deal! But it&#39;s only for Thursday so make sure to take advantage and pick up a few!</p><p>Have a great rest of your week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter March 13, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-march-13-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! Remember how last week we noted that March came in like a lamb? Weather wise, it&#39;s true. But in terms of new products, it&#39;s definitely been like a lion. More like an entire pride, actually. We didn&#39;t want to overwhelm you today with a whole slew of them so this week we&#39;re sending one out today, as usual, and another one tomorrow because we just don&#39;t want you to have to wait a whole other week to find out about these exciting, new products! So let&#39;s get right down to business...</p><p>Cheese makes a delicious,&nbsp;convenient and healthy snack. And this week in our ad&nbsp;we have new<em>&nbsp;<strong>Arla Snack Cheese in Havarti and Gouda&nbsp;varieties for a terrific price of&nbsp;2/$6.00!&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p>Some time ago we brought in Califia Farms Almond Milk and it&#39;s been very popular. And now we are happy to announce that we have&nbsp;<em><strong>Califia Farms Better Half Coffee Creamers</strong></em>! Made with almond milk and coconut cream, it&#39;s a delicious, creamy, rich and satisfying addition to your morning cup!&nbsp;</p><ul> <li>Soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, non-GMO, kosher, vegan</li> <li>Only 20 calories per serving</li> <li>A great-tasting and satisfying vegan equivalent to dairy half and half</li></ul><p>Ask anyone what one of their favourite foods is and there&#39;s a great chance that pizza is near the top of that list. But everyone knows that it&#39;s not always a healthy choice. Until now, that is!<em><strong>&nbsp;Caulipower Pizza</strong></em>&nbsp;has&nbsp;a cauliflower-based crust and is available in three cheese, veggie or classic margherita! They&#39;re gluten-free and have half the sugar of other gluten-free pizzas! So Trust the Crust and make pizza your new favourite vegetable!</p><p>Our Full Service Meat Department is pleased to now include<em><strong>&nbsp;Cumberland Sausage</strong></em>&nbsp;under the counter glass! This style of pork sausage originated in the ancient county of Cumberland, England and the flavour is dominated by pepper, predominantly, as well as some other spices. The meat is chopped, not minced, so it offers a courser, meatier texture than that of regular sausage and it is&nbsp;coiled, not linked. This is a must try!</p><p>Turmeric has grown immensely in popularity recently because of its natural antioxidant properties and because it supports the maintenance of good health. It&#39;s another of the so-called &quot;super foods.&quot;&nbsp;<em><strong>Truly Turmeric</strong></em>&nbsp;is whole root turmeric paste (not made from the powder). Add it to soups, stews, curries,&nbsp;stirfrys, even smoothies! It has suble notes of ginger, orange and lime! Just don&#39;t drip it on your tie cause it probably won&#39;t come out.</p><p>Have you ever tried Dahi? Now you can when you pick up&nbsp;<em><strong>Parmalat Dahi</strong></em>&nbsp;in the dairy aisle!&nbsp;It&#39;s a traditional fermented milk product (curd, in fact) used extensively in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India to name a few countries. It&#39;s very similar to yogurt but a&nbsp;notable difference between these two is that yogurt is prepared by&nbsp;fermenting milk using bacteria. The bacteria that is used to ferment milk is known as &lsquo;yogurt cultures&rsquo;. The bacteria ferment the lactose in the milk causing it to produce lactic acid, which gives yogurt is tangy and acidic taste.&nbsp;</p><p>Curds are another type of dairy product.&nbsp;Curd&nbsp;starter&nbsp;is made with dried&nbsp;red chillies&nbsp;(or their stems) in hot milk. Milk is boiled and then allowed to cool for a while. When lukewarm, dried chili peppers or their stems are added. The reason for this tradition is that dried chillies are rich in&nbsp;a type of lactobacilli, the bacteria that helps in fermentation of milk to form curd. The bowl is then kept undisturbed in a warm place for 5 to 10 hours.&nbsp;After the starter is made, or saved from previous batch of curd, milk is boiled and cooled. In a separate bowl curd is mixed with its&nbsp;whey, and then mixed together with the milk. It is then left to sit undisturbed for 5 to 10 hours.&nbsp;Once the curds are separated, they may be eaten as is, or flavoured with sugar, salt, spices and any other flavours, or it may be further processed into cottage cheese, quark and /or Indian paneer (see previous newsletter). Who knew curdled milk could be so interesting?</p><p><em><strong>Quinoa Quickies&nbsp;</strong></em>are ready to cook quinoa dishes containing 100% Canadian quinoa and other ingredients and are gluten-free, vegan and are high in protein. Each pouch contains four servings and reduce your meal prep time so that you have more time for, well, anything else!</p><p>Stay tuned for another product packed newsletter tomorrow. Don&#39;t forget to check out the attached advertised specials as well!</p><p>Cheers!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter March 6, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-march-6-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; March came in like a lamb this year and you know what that means...it&#39;ll go out like a lion!&nbsp;Or so the saying goes. We&#39;ll have to wait and see but if it&#39;s anything at all like this past weekend, we have sunshine and rainbows to look forward to!&nbsp;</p><p>Sometimes it can be a challenge to fill this newsletter with interesting content because inevitably, there are times when we just don&#39;t have a lot of news. Fortunately, however, that&#39;s not the case this week. In fact, we have so much to talk about that we&#39;re going to have to save some for next week! So let&#39;s get right to it. But first, a reminder&nbsp;to&nbsp;<em><strong>set your clocks AHEAD one hour this Saturday, March 10th, before you go to bed for the start of Daylight Savings</strong></em>.&nbsp;</p><p><em><strong>Our Deli Department has a unique&nbsp;line of local, Victoria-made,&nbsp;vegan cheeses</strong></em>&nbsp;that we&#39;re very excited to bring to you!&nbsp;<em><strong>The Cultured Nut</strong></em>&nbsp;is an artisan, small batch, plant based cheese company whose mission is&nbsp;&quot;to create delicious, creamy, nut-based cheeses which are perfect whether you want to make a grilled cheese sandwich on a Tuesday night, or wow your friends with a gourmet cheese plate on the weekend. We use organic products where possible and seek out the highest quality ingredients &ndash; while also keeping an eye on the cost to you.&quot;</p><p>We have&nbsp;<em><strong>Mozzarella, Pepper-Jack, Medium, Sharp&nbsp;</strong></em>&amp;&nbsp;<em><strong>Chevre style cheeses,&nbsp;cream cheese</strong></em>&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;<strong>vegan butter</strong>. Some of you may cringe at the thought of consuming a vegan cheese or butter&nbsp; but rest assured, these products are artisanally made and taste delicious. We wouldn&#39;t sell them otherwise.&nbsp;For a complete description of the characterisitics of these products and for more on then company&nbsp;head on over to the&nbsp;website:&nbsp;<strong>www.theculturednut.com</strong></p><p>Moringa. Boabab. No, this is not the language of Mork from Ork.They are, however,&nbsp;just a couple of&nbsp;natural and organic&nbsp;superfood&nbsp;products by Canadian retailer&nbsp;<em><strong>Ecoideas</strong></em>&nbsp;and they&#39;re now on Pepper&#39;s shelves!&nbsp;<em><strong>Moringa Leaf Powder</strong></em>&nbsp;is one of the Earth&#39;s most nutrient-rich superfoods. The&nbsp;Moringa&nbsp;tree is known as the &quot;Miracle Tree&quot; because of it&#39;s high nutrient content. It&#39;s high in vitamin&nbsp;A. It&#39;s also high in iron and a source of Vitamin B6, calcium and Vitamin C. Add it to smoothies,&nbsp;make a tea or use as a thickener for soups, stews and sauces! Super versatile and super nutritious!&nbsp;</p><p>In addition,<em><strong>&nbsp;Baobob</strong></em>&nbsp;is known as the &quot;Tree of Life&quot; and its fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin C. It&#39;s a very high source of dietary fibre, high in potassium, a source of Vitamins B1 and B6, Magnesium and Manganese. This fruit has a sweet and tangy flavour and you can also use it in smoothies, stirred into milk, yogurt cereal or oatmeal!&nbsp;</p><p>And if that wasn&#39;t enough, we also offer an&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Coconut Milk Powder</strong></em>&nbsp;which can be used as an alternative to icing sugar or as a smoothie booster. Like it&#39;s companion products, it&#39;s vegan, certified Kosher and gluten-free. And of course, it&#39;s also delicious!</p><p>But wait, there&#39;s more!&nbsp;Ecoideas also offers<em><strong> Organic Mango and Papaya Dried Fruit Snacks</strong></em>!&nbsp;These raw fruit snacks are excellent all on their own right out of the bag or make super yummy additions to&nbsp; salads, yogurt, ice cream and even cocktails! Use your imagination!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Dairy Department has once again expanded its selections for you&nbsp;by offering<em><strong>&nbsp;Avalon Organic&nbsp;Yogurt</strong></em>.&nbsp;These creamy, delectable yogurts are whole milk, balkan-style, probiotic yogurts made locally in BC with BC milk. Balkan (or set-style) means that once created, the yogurt is poured into containers where it is allowed to incubate and set without any further stirring thus creating its characteristic thick texture. However it&#39;s made, all we know is that this stuff is good!</p><p>And hey, if you like to add fruit to your yogurt, you should make suire to pick up a few bags of&nbsp;<em><strong>Pepper&#39;s Own Frozen, Organic Blueberries&nbsp;450g</strong></em>&nbsp;which are in the ad this week (for the first time ever!) <em><strong>for a terrific price of $5.96 each</strong></em>!&nbsp;</p><p>Stay tuned for another info-packed newsletter next week! Until then, take good care and remember our slogan:<strong>&nbsp;&quot;If you want it and we can get it, you got it!&quot;</strong></p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter February 27, 2018 http://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-february-27-2018/ Peppers Foods Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Welcome to another edition of the Pepper&#39;s Foods Newsletter! And, as always, we like to use this opportunity to tell you about new items that line our shelves. This week we&#39;re showcasing (mostly) sweet treats (face it,&nbsp;most of your New Year&#39;s resolutions to eat better&nbsp;have fallen by the wayside by now so you might as well just go for broke and pig out!). Besides, what better way to fight off the winter blahs than by indulging in some delicious goodies?&nbsp;</p><p>Your quest to find the ultimate chocolate sauce has led you to us and to the<em><strong>&nbsp;Holy Grail Kitchen Company</strong></em>. This Victoria-made (James Bay) product is, as the name implies, <em><strong>the Holy Grail of chocolate sauces</strong></em>. Why? Because they utilize innovative flavour combinations to make unique, artisinal chocolate. For example, the original chocolate sauce contains raw, virgin coconut oil, balsamic vinegar from Modena and Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans (in addition to organic, fair trade couverture 71% chocolate).&nbsp;<em><strong>Available in Original, Amaretto and Raspberry Flavours</strong></em>.&nbsp;For those of you unfamiliar with chocolate lingo, couverture chocolate is a very high quality of chocolate that contains a higher quantity of cocoa butter than baking or eating chocolate. Translation: it tastes REALLY good! Warm this sauce up and use it on<em><strong>&nbsp;Island Farms Vanilla Plus Ice Cream 1.65L which happens to be ad-priced at $4.56 this week.&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p>Or you could use it on&nbsp;<em><strong>So Delicious Cashew Dairy-Free Desser</strong></em>t&nbsp;also new to Pepper&#39;s. This amazingly delicious non-dairy dessert is luxuriously smooth and creamy! And it&#39;s soy-free, gluten-free and non-GMO Project verified!</p><p>Another delectable treat that we have for you is&nbsp;<em><strong>Whittaker Chocolate Bars</strong></em>&nbsp;in numerous flavours! This is New Zealand&#39;s finest chocolate since 1896. It&#39;s so good because the chocolate nibs, which consist of approximately 50% cocoa butter and 50% cocoa mass, are not separated but are ground over and over again until the rich chocolate liquor is created. This is then tempered and poured into molds where it solidifies into the rich, chocolate bars that are wrapped and shipped to stores like ours. Yum!!</p><p>Remember when we said that we were showcasing mostly sweet treats this week? Well, the one savoury item that we have to let you know about is that&nbsp;<em><strong>we finally have Mill Bay Farms Duck Eggs back on the shelf!</strong></em> Production came to a halt some time ago but it is slowly ramping up again and hopefully will continue to escalate. For now, small quantities will be delivered until production is back up to 100%!</p><p>That&#39;s all for this week. We&#39;ll be into March by the time the next newsletter rolls around! Where does the time go?</p><p>Take care,</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> 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>