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Pepper's Newsletter April 16, 2019

Pepper's Newsletter April 16, 2019

Good morning!  Fifty seven years ago, American marine biologist Rachel Carson (1907-1964) wrote a book that would be the catalyst for change by starting the modern environmental movement. The text of that book, Silent Spring, in which Carson correctly argued about the compromising of the natural world by synthetic chemicals such as DDT, was first published in three parts in The New Yorker. President Kennedy read it in its entirety and it led to his presidential commission on the environment and the eventual banning of the use of DDT. Why are we mentioning this today? Because Monday, April 22 is Earth Day and we think it's important to remember that we all have a responsibility to be stewards of this Earth and care for it accordingly.

This week we have a bunch of exciting new products to inform you of so let's jump right in! But before we do, we'll remind you of our modified hours for Easter Weekend:

  • Good Friday April 19th 7am-7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 20th 7am-7:30pm
  • Easter Sunday April 21st 7am-6pm
  • Easter Monday April 22nd 7am-7:30pm

Bakers (and cooks) rejoice! Now Pepper's carries two new, high-quality fruit extracts that will add amazing flavour and aroma to whatever you use it in. Bitarome Extract of Strawberry and Bitarome Extract of Raspberry are created using the whole fruit but a little goes a long way. One teaspoon is the equivalent flavour of 1 kg of berries! Add it to boost the flavour in jams and spreads, mousse or cream fillings, intensfy the flavours of sorbets or ice cream or cake frostings!

Compari is an intensely delicious aperitif made by infusing herbs and fruit in alcohol and water. Pepper's is excited to now offer Stappi Red Bitter, a non-alcoholic, Italian aperitif made much the same way, minus the alcohol. And just in time for patio season! Use in mixed cocktails such as the Negroni, Americano and Old Pal or enjoy mixed with soda, tonic or straight up on the rocks with a twist!

So far, we've listed only products that are red. And this next one continues that trend. Mutti Cherry Tomatoes are whole, Italian cherry tomatoes in tomato juice that are sweet and intense in flavour. This company has been processing Italian tomatoes for over a century so they must be doing something right!

Salsa or guacamole? If you had to choose just one, which would it be? Talk about an unfair question! Both condiments are so good! What if we told you that we carry a product comprised of both?! San Miguel Guacamole Salsa combines the flavour of green tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, fresh acocado and onions with other good stuff to create a sauce worthy of only the most authentic Mexican dishes. 

Pepper's just so happens to have a new product worthy of the aforementioned salsa: El Comal Artisan Corn Tortilla Chips are made of simple ingredients the authentic Mexican way in Burnaby, BC.With the perfect amount of salt and just a trace of lime, these are going to become your go-to tortilla chip. Trust us. Plus you have to admit that's a pretty rad image on the bag!

If you're going to have chips and salsa then you'd better have a tasty beverage on hand. Coca Cola's new Fresca Sparkling Soda Water Beverage is available in Peach Citrus and Grapefruit Citrus flavours, respectively. Zero sugar, zero calories, zero colours but with loads of zingy natural flavour and effervescence, this uber refreshing drink is exactly what you'll want to sip on right about now. Or, if you prefer, there's Schweppes Zero Sugar Grapefruit Sparkling Soda. This soda contains artificial sweeteners so it's more like a diet soft drink as opposed to a sparkling water. 

Here's something you don't see everyday: granola bars with vegetables! New Made Good Granola Bars come in three flavours: Chocolate ChipChocolate Banana and Mixed Berry and are school safe, made in a dedicated facility to ensure that they're free from peanuts and tree nuts. They're organic, gluten-free and contain nutrients found in one serving of vegetables (vegetable extracts of spinach, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, beets and shiitake mushrooms)! We won't tell if you don't! And they're from a good Canadian company, Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. of Vaughan, ON.

And finally, though not new, we are pleased to announce that the extremely popular Mill Bay Duck Eggs are back on the shelf! These beauties are from birds fed a non-GMO diet and are free-range and pasture raised. You won't find fowl anywhere given as much TLC as by the owners of this company. And in case you didn't already know, you can also purchase their ducks from our full-service meat counter!

That's all for another week, folks! From all of us here at Pepper's Foods have a safe and happy Easter!

 

 

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