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Pepper's Newsletter June 23

Pepper's Newsletter June 23

Good morning! Everybod's seen Late Night with David Letterman. That talk show ran from 1982 - 1993. It was then changed to Late Show with David Letterman in 1993 and ran until Letterman stopped hosting in 2015. But did you know that on this day in 1980, David Letterman's first show called The David Letterman Show debuted as a morning show on NBC? That's right, from June 23 - October 24, Letterman hosted a talk show that was initially 90 minutes but was shortened to 60 minutes soon after it first aired. Morning viewers weren't really into Dave's edgy humour but the network recognized that he was talented and so he eventually got his own late night show. Some of the show's recurring segments included the Top 10 List, Viewer Mail, Will It Float? and Stupid Pet Tricks/Stupid Human Tricks.

Let's start our newsletter off today the way we like our coffee: strong. And this brand of coffee is a strong seller! Milano Coffee has been a Vancouver staple since 1984 and this background summary, taken from their website, wil give you a little more history of this brand:

The legacy of Vancouver based Milano Coffee’s artisan tradition dates back three generations of Italian coffee heritage blended with over thirty years of West Coast culture. In 1984 visionary founder and Master Roaster, Francesco Curatolo, brought 75 years of Italian roasting and blending expertise to Vancouver, Canada garnering a worldwide reputation for his exquisitely crafted Italian coffees. Following a 15 year mentorship to Francesco, today’s Milano Coffee owner and Master Roaster, Brian Turko, has earned his place as a West Coast coffee pioneer, elevating the premium coffee concept to new heights. Combining a careful diligence for Italian tradition with a boundless appetite for innovation, Brian’s novel blending concepts have created the ‘Milano taste’ hailed by coffee connoisseurs throughout the world and awarded multiple times by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters.

Currently Pepper's is offering three varieties: Bourbon (medium bodied), Black Beauty (Dark) and La Futura (the espresso master's reserve - medium bodied). This is coffee for people who are serious about their coffee. Seriously. Head on over to www.milanocoffee.ca to read all about this company whose slogan is West coast heart, Italian soul.

Ok, so you're serious about your coffee. But why not have a little fun while you're sipping your cuppa and add a little sweetness to the deal? Christie's has once again added a new flavour to their long list of Oreo cookies with their limited edition Oreo Tiramisu. It's the classic Italian dessert taste of coffee, lady fingers and mascarpone combined in not one but two layers of creme and sandwiched between the classic oreo chocolate cookies!

Or if coffee's not your cup of tea then perhaps, despite it now being officially summer, you'd like to bring the taste of Timmy's home with Tim Hortons Hot Chocolate. It's the same smooth and creamy taste that you get from the restaurant! But hey, the way this year is going, we'll probably have the coldest, wettest summer in recent history. Either way, you're going to want to have this handy for when you get that chocolate craving that will inevitably hit!

In the event that our summer is, in fact, not dismally chilly, then you are definitely going to want to have some of these amazing new Torani Syrups in the cupboard. They're not just for coffee anymore because these new fruity flavours are perfect for when you make your Soda Stream drinks! Make refreshing, icy granitas, add to milkshakes, jazz up your cocktails, lemonade or make amazing Italian sodas! Currently we have Strawberry and Raspberry in Regular or Sugar-free and we're working on getting some other exciting flavours so stay tuned! Available in Aisle 5 with the soda pops.

Bruschetta is a simple yet satisfying Mediterranean appy and you can make it right now with a loaf of French bread and a jar of new Sardo Premium Select Bruschetta Mix. Sweet Pepper Mix offers three kinds of bell peppers, zucchini and celery as well as capers and spices. Great on pizza, too! Olive Mix is green, black and kalamata olives and Mushroom Mix may contain button, oyster, shiitake, porcini or straw mushrooms. Sardo has only two things in mind when they make these bruschetta spreads: quality ingredients and exceptional taste!

Potato chips are the go-to salty snack of choice for so many folks. So if you've grown tired of the same old flavours then you'll want to try new Kettle Brand Parmesan Garlic Chips and Kettle Brand Ranch Chips! These bold tasting chips will shock your tastebuds and take your next movie night to another level!

Plant-based food has exploded in popularity in the last little while and Pepper's has tried to offer our customers items in this category that satisfy. That's why it was an easy choice when we found out about a great local company called The Cultured Nut based right here in Victoria, BC! They make amazingly delicious nut-based, pure vegan cheeses in a whole whack of flavours, too. However, there was a short time that we weren't able to offer it. But rejoice for it hath returned to our shelves with a new look but with the same great taste! You can find it in the end cap of Aisle 1 where we keep the tofu!

As long as we're talking plant-based foods, dried fruit makes a tasty snack any time of day. With H+H (Healthy and Happy) Thai Premium Mix you get dried mango, young coconut, pineapple and strawberries that, combined, make up one heckuva (H+H+H?) sweet treat! Offset the savoury of those new Kettle Brand chips with the sweetness of these tropical fruits.

That's it for new items this week. In case you didn't know, we're now open even later until 8 p.m. so you have more time to buy the things you need. And we promise that our new online store will be opening very, very soon! We'll keep you posted so stay tuned...

Until next week everybody, stay safe and take good care!

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