Pepper's Foods We have a passion for food and are committed to offering locally and ethically sourced products. Pepper's 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 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 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></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 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 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 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 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;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></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 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 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 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! 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 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 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></strong></em></p><p>If you&#39;re looking for a unique and premium&nbsp;on-the-go&nbsp;snacking option&nbsp;then make sure to pick up some<em><strong>&nbsp;Fresh As Freeze Dried Fruit</strong></em>&nbsp;from New Zealand. These mouth watering fruit snacks are available in plum, pineapple, strawberry, raspberry, grape, mandarin and cherry! Eat straight out of the bag or use in desserts, over ice cream or&nbsp;mixed into your favourite cereal or oatmeal! DEE-LISH!</p><p>That&#39;s all we have to tell you about for now. Hope you enjoyed reading this week&#39;s newsletter. Take good care until next time!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 23, 2018 Peppers Foods Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp;January has brought some BIG winter storms to the island and Sunday&#39;s was epic! The store lost power and we were unable to open on time because of it so apologies to anyone who came by early on. This is a fairly common occurance when the wind picks up so we thank you for your patience. But it&#39;s the BC Hydro workers who we&nbsp;should all be thanking because they work really hard to get the power back on in often dangerous coinditions.</p><p>This week we have some exciting, new products to tell you about! First up is&nbsp;Naked Snacks&nbsp;of Vancouver. These delicious, nutrient dense snacks are made to nourish both the body and mind! Taken from their website:</p><p><em>Our nutritionist and product designers have developed all our snacks with an 80/20 nutritional philosophy in mind: 80% whole grown goodness straight from the source, 20% earned indulgence as a reward for making smart decisions.</em></p><p><em>All natural, all good. We use organic ingredients in most of our snacks to make sure that you, and those you care about, are fuelling up with high-powered food!</em></p><p><em>Our nutritionally balanced snacks are also awesome for what they don&rsquo;t contain:</em></p><ul> <li><em>No artificial colours, flavours, or sweeteners</em></li> <li><em>No harmful preservatives</em></li> <li><em>No more than 200 calories per 35 gram portion</em></li> <li><em>No high fructose corn syrup</em></li> <li><em>No trans fats??</em></li></ul><p><em>?</em>?Here&#39;s a truly unique and local product that we&#39;re very excited to have on our shelves!<em><strong>&nbsp;Kettle &amp; Hive</strong></em>&nbsp;combines lemon concentrate and honey along with addition ingredients that you simply stir into a mug of hot (or cold) water and enjoy! Perfect for when you&#39;re down and out with a cold or flu or simply as a warm, comforting drink anytime.</p><p>If you&#39;ve never had the good fortune of trying a&nbsp;<em><strong>flat iron steak</strong></em>&nbsp;then you simply MUST try this cut of beef! Though not very well known, it&#39;s second in tenderness only to the tenderloin and is well marbled, flavourful and juicy, And now our full service meat counter has it for you to enjoy! Excellent grilled or sauted.</p><p>Another great addition to our meat department is&nbsp;<em><strong>Rossdown Farms Organic Chicken Sausages and Turkey Sausages</strong></em>&nbsp;in various flavours.&nbsp;This family-run business is a prime example of poultry farming done right. Taken from their website:</p><p><em>Farm-To-Plate means we do everything at our family-run farm: we produce the eggs, we hatch the chicks, we feed and grow the poultry and then we process it in our own federally-inspected facility. Rossdown Farms is one of the only companies in the country to use this innovative, integrated approach.&nbsp;By not outsourcing to&nbsp;third party suppliers, we&rsquo;re able to maintain exceptionally high standards&nbsp;at every stage, ensuring the highest quality poultry for you and your family.</em></p><p><em>Feed. Hatch. Grow. Process.</em></p><p>All of their poultry is free range, non-GMO and their organic birds are 100% certifed organic. No animal by-products are ever fed to their birds and they&#39;re raised without the use of antibiotics.</p><p>So make sure to add some of these new items to your shopping list and as always, we look forward to seeing you in the aisles. Have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 18, 2018 Peppers Foods Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; It&#39;s January 16th and on this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus left the New World en route to Spain. Many of you are likely dreaming of leaving to explore&nbsp;a foreign, tropical beach right about now, but in the meantime, you can explore our attached advertised specials! We know it&#39;s hardly the same but<em><strong> we have some great specials in our Produce Department from California&nbsp;and Mexico</strong></em>!</p><p>With it being January and all, this is supposed to be the month that you decided to get healthy.&nbsp;No more fattening foods, right? If you&#39;ve made that leap then fantastic! Good for you. Now skip this next part of the newsletter because it&#39;s not applicable anymore.</p><p>We have been getting numerous requests for cheese curds so Jon ordered in some&nbsp;<em><strong>Saputo Poutine Cheese Curds</strong></em>. These are authentic Quebec curds, firm and unripened and just waiting for the fries and gravy! Dee-lish!&nbsp;</p><p>Salt is salt, right? WRONG! Not all salt is created equally which is why we now stock&nbsp;<em><strong>Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt</strong></em>. What could possibly be remarkable about this salt you say? This taken from their website:&nbsp;</p><p><em>When it comes to kosher salt, the crystals make all the difference. Our kosher salt was developed over 100 years ago using a proprietary evaporation process that creates unique hollow, multifaceted salt crystals; fragile enough to crush between your fingers - perfect for controlled seasoning. The kosher salt crystal shape influences many of its functional properties, including its adherence to food surfaces - bringing out every dish&rsquo;s full flavor. Diamond Crystal&reg;&nbsp;Kosher Salt&reg;&nbsp;is revered by both chefs and home cooks.</em></p><p><em>Diamond Crystal&reg;&nbsp;Kosher Salt has a much larger flake size than regular table salt and contains no additives. Diamond Crystal&reg;&nbsp;Kosher Salt is distinct from other kosher salts because of its extraordinary texture and smooth blendability. Use it for all of your cooking needs, as Diamond Crystal&reg;&nbsp;Kosher Salt&rsquo;s hollow shape dissolves and disperses flavor quickly.</em></p><p><em>In an April 2015 Esquire&reg;&nbsp;Magazine article, &ldquo;The Esquire Guide To Salt,&quot; Diamond Crystal&reg;&nbsp;Kosher Salt is the recommended utility salt. No other kosher salt is like it.</em></p><p><em>53% less sodium by&nbsp;volume compared to regular table salt.</em></p><p>Our produce department currently has in stock<em><strong> Veyaness Kiwi&nbsp;from Saanichton</strong></em>! That&#39;s exciting, not only because we&#39;re supporting local growers (and in the winter no less!) but because these fruits are delicious and super healthy (even the poutine eaters agree!). So make sure to put these on your shopping list.</p><p>Finally, we have added more Riviera yogurt to our already extensive line-up.&nbsp;<em><strong>Riviera 0% Greek Yogurt</strong></em>&nbsp;is new and has 40% less sugar (than average compared to the most popular 0% M.F. greek yogurts). The great thing about this yogurt is that&nbsp;<em><strong>it is also lactose free</strong></em>!&nbsp;We will have it in both the 500g and 750g containers in several flavours. <strong>They are expected to arrive on Tuesday, January 16&nbsp;in the afternoon.</strong></p><p>Thanks again for reading up on what&#39;s new at Pepper&#39;s! Take care and have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 9, 2018 Peppers Foods Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Good news for all you social media mavens out there:<em> Pepper&#39;s Foods is now on <strong>Instagram</strong> as&nbsp;<strong>peppersfoodsvictoria</strong></em>! Now you can find us on the &quot;big three&quot; social media sites and stay even more up to date on new products, contests and events because we&#39;re constantly posting news and updates! On <em><strong>Facebook</strong></em> you can find us at&nbsp;<em><strong></strong></em>&nbsp;and on <em><strong>Twitter </strong></em>as&nbsp;<em><strong>@Peppersfoods</strong></em>.</p><p>We have&nbsp;a couple of new items to share with you this week. From Calgary, Alberta comes a new line of gluten free (and dairy free) baked goods from&nbsp;<em><strong>Care Bakery</strong></em>. We have sliced&nbsp;white bread, dinner rolls and sandwich buns. Look for it in the gluten free section of our frozen food aisle.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has carried powdered peanut butter for awhile now but we&#39;ve just gotten&nbsp;<em><strong>powdered almond butter&nbsp;from PB&amp;Me</strong></em>! The company primary produces powdered peanut butter (hence the name) but also offers its delicious powdered almond butter! This taken from their website:</p><p><em><strong>PB&amp;Me&nbsp;Traditional Powdered Almond Butter</strong>&nbsp;is made from premium almonds, sea salt and lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar. PB&amp;Me products contain 90% less calories from fat than traditional almond spreads, at only 23 calories per tablespoon! PB&amp;Me Traditional has high protein content with upwards of 5g of protein per serving, not to mention it is paleo and vegan friendly! Enjoy PB&amp;Me guilt-free in your smoothies &amp; shakes, as a spread, or use it as a baking ingredient in your favorite recipes.</em></p><p><em><strong>QUALITY</strong>: Made with the best tasting premium ingredients - almonds, organic cane sugar and sea salt<br /><strong>FLAVOUR</strong>: Traditional (lightly sweetened)<br /><strong>LOW CALORIE</strong>: Less than 25 calories per tablespoon!<br /><strong>PROTEIN</strong>: 5g of protein per serving!<br /><strong>VERSATILITY</strong>: Great for smoothies &amp; shakes, as a spread or as a baking ingredient</em></p><p><em>Ingredients: Almonds, Organic Cane Sugar, Sea Salt</em></p><p>And speaking of nut butter,&nbsp;<strong>our deal of the week for Thursday is Fatso Hybrid Peanut Butter</strong>&nbsp;on for an amazing price of $6.49! This deal goes all day but only for Thursday so make sure you take advantage of this great price! Some of you may be wondering what&#39;s so special about this peanut butter, anyway? For starters, it&#39;s all about the fat. The company states that these are &quot;...good, nutritious, life-giving fats.&quot;</p><p><strong>Avocado Oil</strong>:&nbsp;High in oelic fatty acid which is good for blood pressure and fat burning.</p><p><strong>MCT Oil </strong>(medium chain triglycerides):&nbsp;good for your brain, great for digestion.</p><p><strong>Macadamia Oil</strong>:&nbsp;Skin softening and anti inflammatory.</p><p><strong>Chia Seeds</strong>:&nbsp;High in omega 3, protein, and antioxidants.</p><p><strong>Flax</strong>:&nbsp;High in omega 3.</p><p>We sell a ridiculous amount of this product so if you haven&#39;t tried it, now&#39;s the time to find out what all the fuss is about!</p><p>Just before we go we&#39;d like to remind our customers who purchase Avalon Dairy products in the glass bottles that the dairy will only accept the bottles if they are clean and&nbsp;<strong>WITHOUT</strong>&nbsp;the lids. So please rinse thoroughly and&nbsp;keep the plastic lids for your recycling before you bring them back to the store.</p><p>And so as not to confuse (or alarm!) anyone, we want to inform you that the molasses has been moved across the aisle from where it was in Aisle 3 to where the shortening and baking soda is kept. We thought it made more sense to merchandise it with the baking items as opposed to being lodged in between the peanut butter and table salt.</p><p>That&#39;s all for this week. Stay tuned for another newsletter next week and in the meantime, make sure to find us and Like Us on social media!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter January 2, 2017 Peppers Foods Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:31:00 GMT <p>Happy&nbsp;New Year!!&nbsp; That&#39;s&nbsp;another year for the history books and whether you deemed 2017 to have been a good year or a bad one, we have a brand new one to look forward to, and with it, 365 days of opportunity. You get to make what you want of it. So from all of us at Pepper&#39;s, we hope that you&nbsp;had a great holiday and we wish you all good things and prosperity in 2018!</p><p>As most of you know by now, Tuesday brings with it the start of a new ad for the store (it&#39;s always attached to this email). And this week, one of our many great deals is <em><strong>Babe&#39;s Honey Farm Raw Kombucha on sale for a terrific price of 2/$6.00</strong></em>! Look for it in the cold beverage cooler by the cashiers.</p><p>We don&#39;t get a lot of new items in over the holidays but there are a couple to tell you about today. The first is&nbsp;<em><strong>Pure Bone Broth&nbsp;</strong></em>of Vancouver, BC. We have an&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Beef Bone Broth</strong></em>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<em><strong>Chicken Bone Broth</strong></em>, both of which are kept frozen in Aisle 5. Many people swear by the healing properties of bone broth and its popularity is ever increasing so give it a try for yourself. If you would like to know more about this company and how and why it was founded, visit the website at:</p><p><em><strong></strong></em></p><p><em><strong>Clipper Tea&nbsp;</strong></em>is an English company (est. Dorset, 1984) that was the very first Fairtrade tea company in the UK. They provide not only &quot;...brighter, bolder and better tasting natural teas,&quot; but they do it by using organic teas in unbleached teabags. That&#39;s why you&#39;ll notice that their teabags have a different hue than regular teabags. They use absolutely nothing artificial in their teas so with Clipper Tea, it&#39;s always tea time!&nbsp;<em><strong></strong></em></p><p>Finally, we want to mention that the next prize for our monthly draw is a wicked-cool&nbsp;<em><strong>Millennium Falcon toy from Star Wars: The Last Jedi</strong></em>! Make sure to enter by signing the back of your receipt with your name and number and depositing it in the drawbox by the store entrance. Some lucky winner is going to be saving the galaxy very soon so don&#39;t forget to enter for your chance to win!</p><p>Until next Tuesday, take care and have a great week!<br />Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Special Edition Newsletter Dec 22, 2017 Peppers Foods Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:06:00 GMT <p>Good afternoon! We said that there wouldn&#39;t be another newsletter until next year but we just had&nbsp;to make an exception to tell you about a new, local vendor whose products we just put on the shelves today. If you&#39;re still planning to come down for your holiday shopping, we thought you&#39;d like to know about this now!</p><p><em><strong>Snowdon House Gourmet &amp; Gifts</strong></em> is located in North Saanich and its founder, Laura Waters, as her website states, &quot;<em>...produces a bounty of unique food products including fruit infused vinegars, beer &amp; cider bread mixes, soup mixes, dip mixes, Sparkling Fir Essence, and brie toppers.</em>&quot;</p><p>Why are these products so special? Well, in addition to being incredibly delicious, they&#39;re also so well suited for this&nbsp;time of year!&nbsp;And since making any of her products are so simple and easy, the convenience factor is another BIG reason why you&#39;ll get excited to try them! The <em><strong>pre-made bread mixes</strong></em> require that you need only add your favourite beer or cider in order to bake a wonderfully simple yet extremely yummy loaf of bread. Pair that with one of numerous varieties of the <em><strong>&quot;just add water&quot; pre-made soup mixes</strong></em> and you&#39;ve created an entire meal in about an hour. With <em><strong>bread mix flavours&nbsp;including&nbsp;tomato and basil beer, cranberry and ginger cider </strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>chili and chives beer</strong></em>&nbsp;and soup flavours such as <em><strong>mulligatawny, pumpkin butternut squash </strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>garden vegetable</strong>&nbsp;</em>you can bet that&nbsp;your family will be asking repeatedly when it&#39;s&nbsp;time to eat!&nbsp;</p><p>There are also <em><strong>Gourmet Dips such as Popeye&#39;s Passion and Curried Yam </strong></em>that you can create by adding yogurt or sour cream.</p><p>But wait, there&#39;s more! <em><strong>Fruit infused vinegars</strong></em> can be used as is or diluted with water to create a refreshing drink. We have just a few varieties including <em><strong>Apricot Bay, Blueberry Cinnamon, Lemon Verbena Ginger, Elderflower, Rhubarb and the most popular and original Douglas Fir </strong></em>which is made from the trees growing on the Snowdon House property! And they make&nbsp;great gifts!</p><p>If you would like to have a look at the Snowdon Hous websire, cut and paste this address into your browser:</p><p><strong></strong></p><p>And don&#39;t forget, if you&#39;ve ordered a turkey with our meat department,it&#39;s ready and waiting for you to come pick it up anytime!</p><p>Best,</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter December 19, 2017 Peppers Foods Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; This will be the final newsletter of 2017 and will be a combination of new information and a review of information from the past one. We want you to have every opportunity to shop with us during the holidays so we&#39;re including&nbsp;our holiday hours again for your convenience.</p><p>Christmas Eve.........7am-4:30pm</p><p>Christmas Day..........CLOSED</p><p>Boxing Day...............CLOSED</p><p>December 27-28........7am-6pm</p><p>December 29-30........7am-7:30pm</p><p>December 31.............7am-6pm</p><p>New Years Day..........CLOSED</p><p>Our Meat Department unfortunately no longer has organic turkeys available to order but they have lots of<em><strong>&nbsp;Victorian Acres, free range birds at $4.35/lb ($9.35/kg)</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>JD Specialty at $3.38/lb ($7.43/kg)</strong></em>&nbsp;so give the store a call&nbsp;(250) 477-6513&nbsp;and request one for your holiday dinner! They&#39;re veggie-fed, antibiotic and hormone free, too!!</p><p>We would also like to remind our customers that&nbsp;there are no new advertised specials between Christmas and New Year&#39;s.&nbsp;</p><p>Christmas is all about eating, drinking and being merry. So it stands to reason that pigging out on candy-covered pretzels may be one of the many ways to help you feel merrier. So&nbsp;then why not try new <em><strong>Flipz</strong></em>?&nbsp;Available at Pepper&#39;s they&#39;re <em><strong>pretzels coated in either milk chocolate or white fudge</strong></em> that you and your guests will flip out over!&nbsp;How good are they? THAT good!</p><p>Whether it&#39;s Christmas morning or anytime, warm cinnamon buns are a yummy, comforting treat enjoyed by many. Pepper&#39;s has&nbsp;Cinnabon Gooey Bites&nbsp;available in the frozen food section!&nbsp;They&#39;re&nbsp;soft baked cinnamon roll bites covered with cinnamon glaze and cream cheese frosting. It&#39;s the Cinnabon&nbsp;experience for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home!</p><p>If you&#39;re throwing a Christmas or NYE party this year then make sure to have lots of finger foods on hand. Two new items on our shelves are&nbsp;Aqua Star Large Popcorn Shrimp and Aqua Star Calamari, responsibly sourced from this Seattle based company.</p><p>Have you discovered stone-ground teas yet? If not, then you must give these two new stone ground teas from Domo. Domo is an independant, Canadian-owned and operated business from Vancouver.&nbsp;Domo Organic Vanilla Matcha&nbsp;is grown and produced in Nishio city in Aichi prefecture. Nishio has been known the world over as the cradle of the finest Matcha for more than 800 years. It&nbsp;has a rich silky texture and a mild matcha flavour enhanced with natural vanilla. Kind of like having green tea ice cream, but guilt-free without all the calories.</p><p>&nbsp;Domo Organic Elixo&nbsp;will help you fight a cold&nbsp;and boost energy. Made&nbsp;with stone-ground rooibos tea, ginger, citrus, all natural honey crystals and cayenne pepper (great&nbsp;for clearing sinuses). It also contains camu camu, an Amazonian fruit with extraordinarily high&nbsp;levels of all-natural Vitamin C.&nbsp;Pure Rooibos Powder is a carefully ground&nbsp;using 100% South African Rooibos red tea leaves. Rich in antioxidants, Rooibos tea is also naturally very low in caffeine, containing almost none at all. This makes it an excellent alternative for those looking for authentic tea flavor without caffeine.&nbsp;Aside from the teas, all other ingredients are purchased locally&nbsp;in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia.</p><p>Thanks for subscribing and from all of us at Pepper&#39;s Foods, we wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and all the very best in the New Year!</p> Pepper's Newsletter December 12, 2017 Peppers Foods Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! This time of year, when you&#39;re out and about in the shops and stores searching for the&nbsp;perfect&nbsp;holiday gifts, you&#39;ll pretty much hear Christmas music playing everywhere.&nbsp;Some of you will tune it out, some&nbsp;won&#39;t like it, but when the voices of crooners like Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, to name just a few, meander through the noise and bustle to find your&nbsp;ears, you just might find yourself actually enjoying it. And on this day in 1915 The Chairman of the Board,&nbsp;Ol&#39; Blue Eyes himself. was born. Just a little fun fact to kick off your day!</p><p>Ok, we have lots to tell you about today, the first thing being our holiday store hours. Please take a moment to read them.</p><p>Christmas Eve.........7am-4:30pm</p><p>Christmas Day..........CLOSED</p><p>Boxing Day...............CLOSED</p><p>December 27-28........7am-6pm</p><p>December 29-30........7am-7:30pm</p><p>December 31.............7am-6pm</p><p>New Years Day..........CLOSED</p><p>The next thing to inform you of is that&nbsp;<em><strong>Pepper&#39;s is&nbsp;once again sponsoring a family in need </strong></em>this Christmas. <em><strong>The family is a mother with three daughters aged 4 years, 6 years and an 18 month old</strong></em>. If you would like to contribute a cash donation towards helping to make this family&#39;s holiday a special one, please tell your cashier and it can be added to your bill. All other donations can be brought to the store and given to any staff member. Thank you to all who give generously to those who genuinely need it!</p><p>Alright, let&#39;s talk turkey! Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe help&nbsp;to make the season bright.&nbsp;<em><strong>Our Meat Department can&#39;t help with the mistletoe, but they sure can contribute with the turkeys! You can order one right up until December 21st</strong></em>&nbsp;but remember that sizes cannot always be guaranteed. Our&nbsp;staff work very hard to ensure that you get the bird that you want for the holidays but sometimes it&#39;s just not possible so we thank you in advance for your understanding.</p><p>We offer:</p><p><strong>Victorian Acres, free range birds at $4.35/lb ($9.35/kg)</strong></p><p><strong>Rossdown Organic at $4.69/lb ($10.76/kg)</strong></p><p><strong>JD Specialty at $3.38/lb ($7.43/kg)</strong></p><p>Are you hosting a holiday get together, Christmas party or any other function whereby guests need to be fed? If so, look no further because&nbsp;<em><strong>our Deli Department can create a platter or platters that you and your guests will absolutely love!</strong></em> All we need is 24 hours notice. To have a look at what we can offer, head to our website<strong>&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;look for Party Trays on the bottom left corner of the main page!</p><p><em><strong>Our Produce Department has Meyer Lemons in stock once again</strong></em> after being unable to source them for quite some time! Make sure to put some in your buggy if you&#39;ve been looking for them!</p><p>A&nbsp;new, seasonal item that we&#39;ve added is&nbsp;<em><strong>Arctic Clear Window and Mirror De-Icer</strong></em>! This ultra convenient product clears ice, frost and light snow on contact and prevents ice from forming or re-freezing! It contains biodegradable ingredients, won&#39;t harm your car finish,&nbsp;is streak and residue free and best of all, makes driving safer! If you have difficulty scraping your car windows or you just plain don&#39;t want to bother, then this will be right up your alley!</p><p>And finally, if you like to indulge in tasty libations or really want to impress with a knockout martini or cocktail, then make sure to add&nbsp;<em><strong>Mezzetta Stuffed Olives</strong></em>&nbsp;to your grocery list! <em><strong>We have them in&nbsp;Garlic Stuffed, Imported Spanish Queen Martini and Super Colossal Spanish Queen Pimento Stuffed.</strong></em></p><p>Until next week, may your days be merry and bright!&nbsp;</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter December 5, 2017 Peppers Foods Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; It&#39;s hard to believe that another&nbsp;<em><strong>Caroling in the Village</strong></em>&nbsp;is in the books but it&#39;s come and gone already! We had a tremendous turnout again this past Sunday evening and the chilly weather only served to set the mood and&nbsp;fit the occasion perfectly. All of those yummy holiday treats&nbsp;were quickly gobbled down much to the delight of the crowd. There was good cheer and lots of socializing, laughter and smiles.&nbsp;So thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Mount Doug Secondary Music Program and Our Place Society!</p><p>We&#39;d like to clarify something that we ran in our ad last week. Ripple non-dairy beverage was advertised as &quot;pea milk&quot; which had more than a few of you scratching your heads as to what exactly that meant.&nbsp;It is a mixture of ingredients, one of which is&nbsp;Ripptein which is what the company calls &quot;the purest plant protein on earth.&quot;&nbsp;The reason for this is because&nbsp;they use a&nbsp;method to &quot;harvest ultra-clean protein from peas, removing the impurities that give other plant-based milks their beany flavour and chalky texture.&quot;&nbsp;Lots of you were asking about this so now you know!</p><p>BIG NEWS! <em><strong>Our deli department now offers SMOKED beef brisket</strong></em>! Cooked low and slow, we pair premium cuts of brisket with various types of hardwood to create flavourful, tender and spectacularly tasty smoked meat. But that&#39;s just the start! Soon we&#39;ll offer smoked chicken, ham and bacon. Don&#39;t worry, though. We&#39;ll let you know when that becomes available. Is your mouth watering yet?</p><p>Also&nbsp;worth noting is that <em><strong>the deli has marzipan from The Dutch Bakery in one and one half pound sizes</strong></em>! Get it while you can!!</p><p><em><strong>Another new development at Pepper&#39;s is our&nbsp;&quot;Thursday Special!&quot;</strong></em>&nbsp;Every Thursday (starting this Thursday, November 7th) we&#39;ll offer a feature priced item all day or until supplies last! This week, we have our&nbsp;<em><strong>Pepper&#39;s Old White Cheddar 340g&nbsp;for the great price of $4.96!</strong></em> Make sure to pick up a brick or two because that&#39;s a great deal and with holiday entertaining looming, you&#39;ll be glad that you did (and so will your guests)!</p><p>As always, we like to showcase some of our new products in the newsletter and today we have several to tell you about.</p><p><em><strong>Level Ground Coconut Oil</strong></em>&nbsp;is made from organic, virgin coconut and cold-pressed. Level Ground&#39;s coconut oil supports a cooperative of small-scale growers in Cebu, Philippines.&nbsp;SPFTC (Southern Partners and Fair Trade Centre) is a Fair Trade organization focused on sourcing and processing fruits and artisan made items in Cebu, Philippines. SPFTC is development-oriented and is active in advocacy for small-scale farmers, offering programs in Fair Trade, post-harvest technology, product research and organic production.</p><p>Phillips Brewing and Malting Company (Victoria) decided several years ago to branch out into the soft drink business and created&nbsp;<em><strong>Phillips Soda Works</strong></em>. Pepper&#39;s was one of the first local businesses to jump at the opportunity to get their beverages on our shelves. And in addition to soda, they also offer numerous types of tonics in a glass bottle. Now they offer&nbsp;<em><strong>Sparkmouth Handcrafted Artisinal Tonics in a 237ml x 6 pack!&nbsp;Artisinal Dry Tonic</strong></em>&nbsp;combines flavours of white grape juice, bitter orange peel, lime peel and orange peel.<em><strong>&nbsp;Cucumber Mint Tonic</strong></em>&nbsp;pairs just that: fresh cucumber and fresh mint. Now you can buy premium cocktail mix in a convenient 6 pack to create dry, bright and sophisticated beverages for yourself or your party guests!&nbsp;</p><p>Finally, with the holidays just around the corner, you&#39;re going to be looking for the perfect stocking stuffers. So&nbsp;why not pick up some&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Fair Holiday 70% Dark Chocolate</strong></em>?</p><p><em><strong>&nbsp;Merry Mint</strong></em>&nbsp;pairs dark chocolate with organic candy cane pieces.&nbsp;<em><strong>Nutcracker&nbsp;</strong></em>has spiced pecans, cashews, almonds and coconut.&nbsp;And&nbsp;<em><strong>Noel</strong></em>&nbsp;has gingerbread, cranberries and orange! Ho ho Whoa!</p><p>Only two more newsletters are left for 2017 so watch your inbox next Tuesday morning for the next one. Until then, take care and as always, we look forward to seeing you in the aisles!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p>