Pepper's Foods http://www.peppers-foods.com We have a passion for food and are committed to offering locally and ethically sourced products. Pepper's Newsletter October 15, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-october-15-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and for many that means a week of turkey leftovers awaits! Here&#39;s hoping that you and your loved ones created many fond memories during your celebration.&nbsp;As we so often like to do, here&#39;s a little bit of history surrounding Canadian Thanksgiving&nbsp;for you according to The Canadian Encyclopedia:&nbsp;<em>Sir Martin Frobisher&nbsp;and his crew are credited as the first Europeans to celebrate a Thanksgiving ceremony in North America, in 1578. They were followed by the inhabitants of&nbsp;New France&nbsp;under&nbsp;Samuel de Champlain in 1606. The celebration featuring the uniquely North American turkey, squash and pumpkin was introduced to&nbsp;Nova Scotia&nbsp;in the 1750s and became common across Canada by the 1870s. In 1957, Thanksgiving was proclaimed an annual event to occur on the second Monday of October.&nbsp;</em></p><p>If you are one of the many who just can&#39;t stomach the thought of eating a turkey (or any animal for that matter) then listen up because these next three new products are geared towards you!&nbsp;<em><strong>Big Mountain Foods Veggie Grounds Cauli Crumble</strong></em>&nbsp;is an excellent substitute for ground beef that combines cauliflower with other vegetables to create a high protein, vegan and gluten-free meat substitute! NOTE: this product must be cooked!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has also added two amazing new meatless products by&nbsp;<em><strong>The Original Field Roast Company</strong></em>!&nbsp;<em><strong>Vegan Frankfurters</strong></em>&nbsp;come ready to eat and are so versatile in how they can be prepared: grill on the BBQ, saute in a pan, steam in the oven&nbsp;or nuke &#39;em in the microwave! Or perhaps a burger is what you&#39;re craving? In that case, choose their&nbsp;<em><strong>Vegan Hand-formed Fieldburger</strong></em>! With barley, fresh carrots and celery as the primary ingredients, you&#39;ll be amazed at just how close to real meat burgers these patties feel and taste! You can also crumble to make awesome veggie chili!</p><p>As we&#39;re all well aware, it&#39;s baking season and that requires one key ingredient: margarine. Now slow down a minute, we know what you&#39;re going to say: there&#39;s no substiture for butter when it comes to baking!&nbsp;That may be truth for a lot of you, but many will swear that margarine is the bomb. The good news? Pepper&#39;s sells both! But for those who choose margarine, we&#39;ve got new&nbsp;<em><strong>Becel Margarine Sticks</strong></em>&nbsp;in both&nbsp;<em><strong>Salted&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Unsalted</strong></em>. Make&nbsp;cooking or baking easier with convenient, pre-measured half cup sticks that require&nbsp;no softening (and contain&nbsp;no hydrogenated oils). With 50% less saturated fat than butter, you can replace it 1:1.</p><p>Maybe you don&#39;t want to bake with your margarine? No problem, you can spread it on top of the delicious and fluffy pancakes that you just made using&nbsp;<em><strong>Cloud 9 Gluten-Free Pancake &amp; Waffle Mix</strong></em>! Nut-free, soy-free, dairy-free and kosher, this certified gluten-free mix will definitely impress your picky breakfast-eaters during the holidays.</p><p>These days, many consumers are trying hard to modify their diets. And sugar is often the first ingredient &nbsp;to go. But that sweet-tooth makes it very difficult to give up. However, there&#39;s one fruit that can offer a great substitute for the sweet stuff: dates. Yes, dates are high in natural sugars. But unlike white sugar which contains no nutritional value, just empty calories, dates contain loads of potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. But dates are also extremely versatile. In addition to the fruit making a simple&nbsp;and nutritious snack, they can be made into spreads and&nbsp;syrups. And that leads us to our next new products by Nawa.&nbsp;<em><strong>Nawa Pure Date Syrup</strong></em>&nbsp;can be used in place of maple syrup (see previous product), as a coffee sweetener or as a topping for Greek yogurt! And&nbsp;<em><strong>Nawa Date Spread</strong></em>&nbsp;makes a wonderful topping for toast or&nbsp;bagels, a great sweetener for smoothies or an awesome sugar substitute for moist baked goods such as banana bread or brownies. Of course, if you&#39;re simply interested in just dates then&nbsp;<em><strong>Nawa Medjool Dates</strong></em>&nbsp;are also available!</p><p>As long as we&#39;re on the subject of diet modification, we have an incredible, new (and 100% Canadian)&nbsp;product that may get you off the potato chips:&nbsp;<em><strong>ThreeWorks Apple Chips</strong></em>! These are chips that crunch and look like potato chips but are made from apples! Featured on the hit CBC television show Dragon&#39;s Den, these healthy snacks, available in&nbsp;<em><strong>So Origina</strong></em>l,&nbsp;<em><strong>Pinch-O-Cinnamon</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Hot For Caramel</strong></em>&nbsp;are vegan, fat-free, gluten-free and have no added sugars. And Pepper&#39;s has them&nbsp;<em><strong>in our ad this week for the super price of just $3.46 each</strong></em>! Plus, your purchase helps support Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada!</p><p>Moving on from one&nbsp;apple product to another, if there&#39;s an area of your home that you&#39;d rather have smelling pleasant, rather than like the horrid, awful and disgusting place it is&nbsp;now, then new<em><strong>&nbsp;Febreze Small Spaces&nbsp;Fresh-Pressed Apple Deodorizer&nbsp;</strong></em>should help out. This limited edition apple-cinnamon smelling deodorizer is perfect for closets, your teenager&#39;s room (may require more than one unit), lockers, bathrooms and any other foul-smelling space that needs some serious odour-killing attention!</p><p>Have you had your Mo lately? What&#39;s that now? You&#39;ve never even heard of Mo before? Of course, we&#39;re talking about mochi! According to Wikipedia, it is:&nbsp;a small, round confection consisting of a soft, pounded sticky rice dumpling (mochi) formed around an ice cream filling.&nbsp;The ice cream flavors the confection while the mochi adds sweetness and texture.&nbsp;In other words, it&#39;s a Japanese frozen treat that tastes great and is so fun to eat! New <em><strong>My/Mo Mochi Cashew Cream Frozen Dessert</strong></em>&nbsp;is a premium, non-dairy, vegan frozen dessert wrapped in a sweet, soft dough! Available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Salted Caramel</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Vanilla</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Chocolate</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Strawberry</strong></em>, this unique treat has a chewy, smooth and elastic texture. You&#39;ve never had so much fun not eating ice cream!</p><p>Our flyer this week is chock full o&#39; great specials so please make sure to have a look, print off,&nbsp;get out your felt marker&nbsp;and circle the deals that you want to save BIG on. Just be prepared to use a lot of ink!</p><p>Until next week, take good care!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter October 8, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-october-8-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;On today&#39;s date in 1871 the Great Chicago Fire started and lasted for three days until it finally burned itself out. It left roughly 1 in 3 residents homeless, burned over 2000 acres of the city and killed about 300 people. What started out as a&nbsp;small barn fire eventually turned into a massive inferno!</p><p>As long as we&#39;re talking about things that are &quot;great&quot; and &quot;hot&quot;...do you want to hear about a&nbsp;new contest that Pepper&#39;s is putting on? Right now you can<em><strong>&nbsp;enter to&nbsp;win a Toshiba 43&quot; Fire TV</strong></em>&nbsp;(is there a trend happening here?) by simply signing your receipt (along with your phone number) and&nbsp;depositing it&nbsp;in the draw box at the front doors. One lucky shopper will be taking this beauty of a prize home just in time for Christmas!&nbsp;</p><p><em><strong>Bubby Rose&#39;s Bakery &amp; Cafe</strong></em>&nbsp;started in Victoria in 2002 and has become a mainstay for locals and visitors alike. Among other things, they offer incredibly delicious sweet and savoury baked goods. And now you can purchase some of their&nbsp;<em><strong>pies and muffins</strong></em>&nbsp;at Pepper&#39;s! Varieties may vary from week to week but if you love this bakery or you just love great baked treats, make sure to take home something from Bubby Rose&#39;s!</p><p>Located in the same area at the front of the store, the Deli Department&#39;s cold case (Bill Curtis, are you listening?) across from the first till, you&#39;ll find the perfect snack. More specifically, you&#39;ll find&nbsp;<em><strong>The Keith Kitchen Perfect Bar</strong></em>&nbsp;available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Coconut Peanut Butter</strong></em>&nbsp;and just plain&nbsp;<em><strong>Peanut Butter</strong></em>. They&#39;re the original refrigerated nutrition bar (but can be kept at room temperature for up to a week) chock full of whole food protein, organic superfoods (more than 20!)&nbsp;and organic honey. Ranging&nbsp;in protein content from 15g-17g per bar, these awesome tasting snacks are low on the glycemic index so&nbsp;you won&#39;t get a blood sugar spike! You&#39;ll simply get a delicious and satisfying snack that will keep you going for hours!</p><p>&quot;Libre&quot; means &quot;free&quot; in both French and Spanish. Therefore, it makes sense that Libre Naturals, a BC, family owned company, would be free from the top 10 food allergens and gluten. And if you prefer getting your protein from plant-based sources, get ready to be happy. Because new<em><strong>&nbsp;Libre Naturals Plant-based Protein Bars</strong></em>&nbsp;are here and available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Vanilla Cinnamon</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Chocolate Cacao</strong></em>&nbsp;flavours! 100% vegan, these unique snacks meet all school and university requirements, contains 10g of protein and are full of whole grains, seeds and healthy fats. Perhaps the Perfect Bar has met its match!</p><p>Another new product, arriving just in time for baking season, is<em><strong>&nbsp;Cuisine Camino Baking Chocolate</strong></em>. This fair trade, semi-sweet and organic chocolate contains 56% cacao and is also free of priority allergens so you only have to worry whether you made enough brownies, not about whether little Sally can safely gobble them up!</p><p>It just wouldn&#39;t be autumn if we didn&#39;t offer something that contained pumpkin spice. So for a limited time only, you can purchase&nbsp;<em><strong>Olympic Krema Pumpkin Spice Yogurt</strong></em>&nbsp;from our Dairy Department! At 9% milk fat, you can easily satisfy your craving for the flavours of pumpkin and spice and get it in a&nbsp;thick and rich yogurt!&nbsp;</p><p>The wildly popular Liberte brand of dairy provides Pepper&#39;s with a vast array of yogurts, organic butter, creme&nbsp;fraiche, etc, etc. So when we heard that we could also add<em><strong>&nbsp;Liberte 2% Cottage Cheese</strong></em>&nbsp;to the mix, we did! High in protein and low in fat, it&#39;s the creamy and delicious flavour that will keep you coming back for more!</p><p>October is just the right time for new&nbsp;<em><strong>Angie&#39;s Boom Chicka Pop Candy Corn Flavoured Kettle Corn</strong></em>&nbsp;to hit the shelves! You&#39;ll impress everyone at this year&#39;s Halloween party by serving this sweet and uniquely flavoured treat! It&#39;s made with non-GMO popcorn and it makes the perfect gluten-free snack!</p><p>And finally, if fruit flies are a problem in your home due to the kitchen scrap compost pail sitting on the counter,<em><strong>&nbsp;Bin Breeze All-Natural Green Bin Powder</strong></em>&nbsp;is here to save the day! This Victoria-made product eliminates both fruit flies and odours and it also soaks up wet waste! Make your bin a breeze with Bin Breeze!</p><p>Don&#39;t forget that it&#39;s not too late to order a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving. Simply stop by the Meat Department or call the store (250) 477-6513 to place your order! Until next time have a great week and take good care!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter October 1, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-october-1-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 01 Oct 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Happy October, people. Here&#39;s a little history lesson for you to start things off.&nbsp;Octo&nbsp;means&nbsp;eight&nbsp;(in Latin, by the way) yet October is the tenth month. What&#39;s up with that? Well, our current Gregorian calendar wasn&#39;t always the calendar used. Prior to that there was the Julian calendar. But even before that there was the Roman calendar and in that calendar, October was the eighth month. January and February didn&#39;t exist then. But when they were added in 45 BC, it pushed October down to the tenth month.&nbsp;Fascinating!</p><p>Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you&#39;re like practically everybody, you&#39;re going to want to serve up a&nbsp;toothsome turkey. Mmmmm turkey. And Pepper&#39;s is just the place to purchase that fresh bird from!</p><p>We have three choices for you:</p><ul> <li>Kildonan Farm (North Saanich) Free Range&nbsp;</li> <li>Victoria Acres (Comox) Free Range</li> <li>J.D. Farms (Abbotsford) Free Run</li></ul><p>Just mosey on over to our full service meat counter and we&#39;ll take your turkey order pronto! Please note that though we strive to fulfill your orders as requested, we cannot guarantee that you will get the exact size bird that you desire. And there is always the risk that our suppliers will run out so it&#39;s best not to wait. But we will always do our very best to get you what you need!</p><p>Turkeys aren&#39;t always what&#39;s for dinner on Thanksgiving. How about a nummy rack of lamb?&nbsp;Or perhaps a pleasurable prime rib roast? Of course, a flavourful ham is always well received. Whatever it is you&#39;re hankering for, we&#39;ve got it for you&nbsp;here at Pepper&#39;s!</p><p>Coffee is, for millions, the first thing on the agenda in the morning. So we might as well make it the first thing that we reveal in today&#39;s new product list.&nbsp;<em><strong>Tim Hortons Premium Instant Coffee</strong></em>&nbsp;will get you buzzing immediately upon rising. Add one to two teaspoons to a mug of hot water and presto, you&#39;re enjoying Tims at home!</p><p>Fresh, local, organic. When we hear those&nbsp;words, our ears perk up! So when we heard about new&nbsp;<em><strong>The Art of Slow Food</strong></em>&nbsp;fresh, gluten-free breads, we wasted no time in getting it in-store! This Victoria business uses old-world traditions in baking their&nbsp;<em><strong>gluten-free sourdough</strong></em>, <em><strong>available in&nbsp;Toasted Sesame,&nbsp;Rosemary Poppyseed&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Kalamata Olive</strong></em>.&nbsp;</p><p>Taken from their website, <strong>theartofslowfood.com</strong>:&nbsp;<em>Using natural wild levain and a base of psyllium husk, flax and water, the dough is fermented for 12-18 hours to allow phytic acid breakdown and real flavour development. The bread is then baked in traditional dutch ovens to create rustic loaves with appealing crust. We do not use common gluten-free ingredients such as xantham gum, agar agar, potato starch, rice flour or other high-starch ingredients. The bread is made with only 7 simple, organic ingredients, in order of predominance: Spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt. As a result of slow fermentation, the carbohydrates and starches in the bread are broken down, creating a light, soft digestible bread. The psyllium husk and ground flax act as a digestive aid and provide a soft, chewy texture without gluten or added starches.</em></p><p>Here&#39;s a product that we carried in the past but is now back by popular demand!&nbsp;<em><strong>Gay Lea Lactose Free Sour Cream</strong></em>&nbsp;has returned, and just in time for Thanksgiving! Now our lactose free customers can again enjoy this silky smooth and delicious sour cream as a topping, in dips and sauces, as an ingredient for baking, in salad dressings and however else they want to use it!</p><p>For those of you who enjoy a good cup o&#39; nog,&nbsp;<em><strong>Island Farms Eggnog</strong></em>&nbsp;is on the shelf and will be from now until the end of the year. It&#39;s not new, but we wanted you to know that you can have it for your Thanksgiving festivities.</p><p>If you&#39;re looking for something sweet that you don&#39;t drink, than look no furthan than these three new bagged confections hanging up in Aisle 5.&nbsp;There&#39;s&nbsp;<em><strong>Reese&#39;s Pieces</strong></em>&nbsp;(who is Reece, anyway?),&nbsp;<em><strong>Snickers Bites</strong></em>&nbsp;and, for a sweet and salty treat,&nbsp;<em><strong>Smarties Snax&nbsp;</strong></em>which blends honey almond clusters, roasted almonds and pretzels with Smarties! Your next movie night could be amazing when you pull out these snacks!</p><p>We&#39;ve said it before and we&#39;ll say it again: why should just our human customers get all the good stuff? Now Fido can get in on that action with new&nbsp;<em><strong>Tri-V Dog Food&nbsp;</strong></em>available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Beef and Chicken</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Beef and Vegetable</strong></em>&nbsp;or straight up<em><strong>&nbsp;Beef</strong></em>. It&#39;s too bad that dogs can only see one of the snappy colours of these cans (yellow). But they won&#39;t care because it&#39;s the taste of this dog food from Chilliwack, BC that&#39;ll make them roll around like they do when they come across a dead animal carcass on the beach. There&#39;s no artificial ingredients or preservatives, it&#39;s made from real meat, it&#39;s good for dogs in all life stages and it&#39;s been manufactured in Canada since 1972.</p><p>Unfortunately that&#39;s all there is until next week. Thanks for reading and, more importantly, thanks for shopping with us! Remember, we deliver, so if you are unable to come to us to shop, let us come to you!</p><p>Take good care.</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter September 24, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-september-24-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 24 Sep 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Summer is officially over (boo) as yesterday&nbsp;marked the fall equinox.&nbsp;All you vertical egg-balancers were probably very busy while the rest of us were&nbsp;putting away our sandals, pulling out the sweaters (and umbrellas) and preparing ourselves for shorter and chillier days. But&nbsp;if you&#39;re like so many people, that means your favourite season has arrived! The leaves are changing, the smell of fireplace smoke is in the air, Thanksgiving and Halloween are just around the corner and warm and hearty foods are once again on the dinner menu! So embrace the change and let&#39;s get right into today&#39;s newsletter!</p><p>If we&#39;re talking chilly then we should start by telling you about&nbsp;<em><strong>Nora&#39;s Plant-Based Ice Cream</strong></em>, the brand spanking new non-dairy frozen dessert from Vancouver! In four delicious flavours (<em><strong>Mint Chip</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Strawberries &amp; Creme</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Vanilla Bea</strong></em>n&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Peanut Butter &amp; Chocolate</strong></em>) this rich and creamy dessert is made with cashew and coconut milk, organic cane sugar and just a few other simple ingredients. It&#39;s like nothing you&#39;ve ever tasted and it&#39;s 100% certified vegan! Yum!</p><p>A little while ago we told you about new greek&nbsp;yogurt from Liberte that had less sugar but a little more milk fat for more flavour that came in a 4x100g multipack. Now you can purchase&nbsp;<em><strong>Liberte Greek Coconut 3%</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Liberte Greek Vanilla 3%&nbsp;</strong></em>in a larger&nbsp;<em><strong>750g</strong></em>&nbsp;container! Because seriously, if you&#39;re going to eat this sensational yogurt with 35% less sugar, you&#39;re going to want to eat lots of it!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has been selling the extremely popular Danish Castello Brie and Camembert cheeses for ages. And we&#39;re pleased to be able to offer another flavour for our customers:&nbsp;<em><strong>Castello Garlic &amp; Pepper Brie</strong></em>! Much bolder than their original brie, it has&nbsp;a slightly tangy and aromatic taste&nbsp;and a smooth but firm consistency. Make your next dinner or cocktail party that much better with this superb soft cheese!</p><p>Everyone knows that macaroni and cheese is comfort food at its finest. And this is the season for mac and cheese. So make sure to pick up&nbsp;<em><strong>Italpasta Original Macaroni &amp; Cheese</strong></em>&nbsp;from the 100% Canadian owned and operated company. And it&#39;s made with 100% Canadian wheat! Inspired by Italy, made in Canada.</p><p>Three weeks ago in the newsletter, we told you about two amazing,&nbsp;new BBQ sauces from As You Like It of Union Bay, BC. Since then, we&#39;ve added another excellent condiment of theirs:&nbsp;<em><strong>As You Like It Chiang Mai Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce</strong></em>! They claim that it&#39;s &quot;the best sweet chili garlic sauce on the continent.&quot; Those are mighty strong words, don&#39;t you think? But it might just be the truth, based on just how good their BBQ sauces are!&nbsp;Use this sauce as an accompaniment to rice or noodle dishes, pour over vegetables, or brush on fish or chicken while cooking. There&#39;s no limit as to how you can use this sauce in your kitchen!</p><p>Packing a nutritious and wholesome lunch for the kiddos can be a challenging task. Getting them to eat their fruits and (mostly) veggies while you&#39;re present at the dinner table is hard enough, let alone while they&#39;re at school. But with&nbsp;<em><strong>Wild Made Organic Fruit Rolls</strong></em>&nbsp;and their&nbsp;<em><strong>Veggie Go&#39;s Fruit and Veggie Strips</strong></em>, you&#39;re pretty much guaranteed to get something healthy down their throats! Each fruit roll has half a serving of fruit and each veggie strip has one serving of fruit and veggies! They don&#39;t add any sugar or junk to these snacks; it&#39;s just pure fruit and vegetable purees. Plus, they&#39;re vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO! Of course, these also just make great snacks for anytime, not just at lunch.</p><p>&quot;Hooray, it&#39;s laundry day!&quot; (said no one ever). But you just might if you buy<em><strong>&nbsp;Sapadilla Laundry Detergent Grapefruit + Bergamot 946ml</strong></em>. The Sapadilla Soap Company originated in Vancouver and produces eco cleaners and soaps using plant-based ingredients and 100% pure essential oil blends. You get up to 38 loads out of that little bottle because it&#39;s concentrated. Actually it&#39;s SUPER concentrated, so you don&#39;t need to use a lot. But you&#39;ll get a whole lot of effective result and the smell is so good, you&#39;ll start looking for things around the house to wash. That clean t-shirt you wore for 20 minutes after your shower? Toss it in the hamper. You get the idea.</p><p>And finally, we have the tree-free<em><strong>&nbsp;Silk &#39;n Soft Bamboo Bathroom Tissue 4 Roll</strong></em>. We&#39;ve talked about this Victoria company numerous times in the past for their napkins, facial tissue and larger bathroom tissue packages (all of which can be purchased at Pepper&#39;s). Because does it really make sense to cut down trees to make this stuff? Nope. And recycled tissue is typically fairly harsh (aka not soft). Bamboo offers the perfect solution for tree-free AND high quality products. And although we&#39;ve stressed this in past letters, the bamboo that pandas eat is&nbsp;not&nbsp;the bamboo used in the making of these products!</p><p>We love sending you this newsletter every week. Really, we do! And hopefully you enjoy receiving it. So if you think someone else might enjoy it, too, send them over to our website&nbsp;www.peppers-foods.com&nbsp;and get them to click on our Newsletter feature (in green lettering at the top of the page) to sign up and start receiving one every Tuesday!</p><p>Thanks so much for reading and take good care until next week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter September 17, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-september-17-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Many of you might remember these lines from the theme song to&nbsp;the hilarious sitcom Three&#39;s Company:</p><p><em>Come and knock on our door, We&#39;ve been waiting for you</em></p><p><em>Come and dance on our floor, take a step that is new</em></p><p><em>We&#39;re a loveable space that needs your face.</em></p><p>And while these lyrics could pertain to our store and our customers, we&#39;re mentioning them&nbsp;because actor John Ritter, best known as the klutzy Jack Tripper,&nbsp;would have been 71 years old today.&nbsp;</p><p>Let&#39;s kick things off today with a bunch of new items from&nbsp;<em><strong>GoGo Quinoa</strong></em>. This Canadian company&nbsp;is known primarily for it&#39;s quinoa (duh). But more specifially, they&#39;re known for practicing fair trade with the farmers of Bolivia, where their quinoa is sourced. But now they&#39;ve added&nbsp;<em><strong>White Canadian Quinoa</strong></em>&nbsp;to their growing list of quality products. This ancient grain has been specially adapted to grow in the Canadian Praries! It&#39;s grown, cleaned and prepared 100% in Canada.</p><p>You know what else is in Bolivia...the Andes Mountains. And high up on them (approximately 3000 metres above sea level)&nbsp;<em><strong>GoGo Quinoa&#39;s Andean Pink Salt&nbsp;</strong></em>is harvested.&nbsp;It&#39;s pink because of the natural trace elements found in this salt, deposited there from ancient seas. This course granulated salt is perfect for cooking or refill your grinder and use it at the table.</p><p>But in addition to quinoa and salt, GoGo Quinoa makes pasta! And we&#39;ve added&nbsp;two new kinds to Aisle 2:&nbsp;<em><strong>GoGo Quinoa Organic Chickpea Fusilli</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>GoGo Quinoa Organic Cauliflower Fusilli</strong></em>! Each variety is blended with brown rice and, you guessed it, quinoa! But both are exceptionally nutritious, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, kosher and verified non-GMO!</p><p><em><strong>Rubschlager</strong></em>&nbsp;has been baking rye breads since 1913 and their signature product is deli-style cocktail bread. But now you can purchase 1 lb loaves of full-size sliced bread! Pepper&#39;s has&nbsp;<em><strong>Sesame Multigrain</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Bavarian Rye</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Marble Rye</strong></em>! These items have already been great sellers since we brought them in and we think you&#39;ll be ecstatic with their delicious taste!</p><p>For those of you thinking right now what an amazing sandwich you could make with that bread, we have more good stuff that you might want to use in doing so.&nbsp;<em><strong>Koops&#39; Organic Dijon Mustard&nbsp;</strong></em>will add that bold and spicy flavour that every good sandwich requires. And because they&#39;ve been making mustard for over 120 years, we reckon they know how to make it right!&nbsp;</p><p>Though mozzarella might not be your first choice as a sandwich ingredient,&nbsp;<em><strong>Earth Island Mozzarella Style Slices</strong></em>&nbsp;are ideal for your next one! Dairy-free, lactose-free and vegan, you&#39;ll be surprised just how close this comes to the real thing!</p><p>It&#39;s almost autumn and than means we&#39;ll soon be inundated with everything pumpkin spice! So if you&#39;re one of those people who just can&#39;t get enough of that flavour combo, you&#39;re going to love new<em><strong>&nbsp;Daiya Pumpkin Spice Cheezecake</strong></em>. It&#39;s soy-free, dairy-free and gluten-free but it&#39;s FULL of rich and creamy delicious flavour and texture! However, it&#39;s only around for a limited time so get in on getting this flavour bomb while you can!</p><p>While we&#39;re talking about pumpkin (and dessert for that matter), we&#39;re reminded to mention another new item, just in time for the Thanksgiving season. New&nbsp;<em><strong>Farmer&#39;s Market Organic Pumpkin</strong></em>&nbsp;is now available in a handy BPA-free tetra container. Now you can simply squeeze your pumpkin pie filling straight into the shell<em>&nbsp;for a superb pumpkin pie</em>!</p><p>From Farmer&#39;s Market we move to Farmer Bens, the local company that provides superb eggs to our customers! We&#39;ve always stocked their white eggs in a 6 pack carton, but now we carry&nbsp;<em><strong>Farmer Bens Large Brown Eggs&nbsp;in the half dozen</strong></em>! Just in time for baking season, too!</p><p>That&#39;ll do it for this week. We hope you enjoyed reading up on all the new goodies that we have for you! Enjoy your last official week of summer and we hope to see you in the aisles!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter September 10, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-september-10-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! &nbsp;Well, it&#39;s been a full week since the kids started school. Hopefully things are settling down and they&#39;re settling in to their new routines. There&nbsp;have been numerous stories in the news lately about drivers passing school buses and endangering the lives of the children who ride them as they exit. So please remember, as per our provincial regualtions that, &quot;<em><strong>..one must stop when you approach a school bus displaying flashing red lights from the front or the rear, no matter what lane you are in. Drivers are also advised that they must not start moving again until the bus driver signals it is safe by turning off the lights and pulling in the stop sign</strong></em>.&quot;</p><p>Ok, now that that&#39;s out of the way, let&#39;s move on to discussing some of the new items that we have for you this week!</p><p>A lot of customers ask us which yogurts have probiotics. We have numerous kinds to offer but the newest, and the original, is&nbsp;Astro Biobest Plain Yogurt 750g. This is an excellent breakfast (or anytime) choice for those looking for a healthy and nutritious yogurt. Why?</p><ul> <li>Contains over 1 billion active probiotic cultures Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM, Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07, per 125 g serving, that contribute to healthy digestive tract flora</li> <li>Contains 7 essential vitamins and minerals</li> <li>Low in fat</li> <li>90% lactose reduced (compared to regular plain yogurt)</li> <li>No gelatin</li> <li>Kosher</li></ul><p>Orange juice is another staple at the brekfast table, but what if you only want a small bottle for when you&#39;re on-the-go? Answer:&nbsp;<em><strong>Tropicana Orange Juice 355ml</strong></em>&nbsp;available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Some Pulp</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>No&nbsp;Pulp</strong></em>.&nbsp;Consumers have consistently chosen this brand as the one that they like the best, so we thought we&#39;d give our customers that choice too! Look for it in the cold beverage case up front by the tills.&nbsp;</p><p>Our Full-Service Deli Dept. has added several new items to their case. The first is&nbsp;<em><strong>Whiskey Thyme Maple Ham</strong></em>! Made in Surrey, BC&nbsp;<em><strong>by Continental Sausage</strong></em>, this new signature ham has the brilliance of&nbsp;Campbell River&#39;s&nbsp;Shelter Point Whiskey&nbsp;(www.shelterpoint.ca) combined&nbsp;with sweet Canadian maple syrup! There&#39;s no gluten or lactose in this mouth watering, ready-to-eat ham, either. Your entire family will want to pack sandwiches made with this succulent ham for lunch everyday!&nbsp;Continental Sausage has been making quality deli meats since 1960 so trust us, this one&#39;s a winner!</p><p>And up front in the deli&#39;s cold case you&#39;ll find two new salads from&nbsp;<em><strong>Reser&#39;s Fine Foods</strong></em>. We have&nbsp;<em><strong>Reser&#39;s Potato &amp; Egg Salad</strong></em>&nbsp;that&#39;s creamy, sweet and zesty. Russet potatos are combined with peppers, celery, eggs and pickle relish! Or there&#39;s&nbsp;<em><strong>Reser&#39;s Elbow Macaroni Salad</strong></em>, a creamy macaroni salad with a slightly sweet and tangy flavour and&nbsp;crunchy red peppers and celery. Conveniently pre-packaged, you won&#39;t need to wait in line. Just put it in your cart and go!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s has been carrying&nbsp;<em><strong>Moonshine Mama&#39;s Turmeric Elixer&#39;s</strong></em>&nbsp;since they became available and they&#39;ve become a steady seller in our cold beverage case! And for good reason: they&#39;re located on Salt Spring Island (local products are appealing) and their products are loaded with powerfully healthy (and powerfully tasty) ingredients! Now we&#39;ve added&nbsp;<em><strong>Moonshine Mama&#39;s All Natural Energy Drinks</strong></em>&nbsp;(caffeine free) available in&nbsp;<em><strong>BlueMajik&nbsp;Turmeric</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Sour Cherry Turmeric</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Lemon Turmeric</strong></em>, respectively. No longer do you need to purchase the Elixer and dilute it to make a delicious and refreshing turmeric drink! These are ready to chug right out of the bottle!</p><p>We haven&#39;t had a prize give-away for awhile but right now, by submitting your receipt with your name and number in the box at the front of the store, <em><strong>there&#39;s&nbsp;a chance to win one of two giant stuffies</strong></em> for the kids! A plush&nbsp;<em><strong>unicorn&nbsp;or&nbsp;llama&nbsp;</strong></em>awaits being taken home to some lucky child! Or maybe you&#39;ll want it for yourself (no judging here).&nbsp;The draw date is September 30th so don&#39;t forget to enter on your way out!</p><p>That&#39;ll do it for this week, folks. Thanks, as always, for taking the time to read the newsletter and don&#39;t forget to scan the attached flyer for some amazing specials! And don&#39;t forget, if there&#39;s a product that you would like to see on our shelves, head to Aisle 1 and write it on the dry erase board under the TV monitor. We&#39;ll alwats try our best to get it for you!</p><p>Take good care,</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter September 3, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-september-3-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 03 Sep 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Today is an extra special day for all you parents because your offspring have returned to the classroom once again. Congratulations! You made it through nine gruelling weeks and now the teachers get them for the next 10 months! But seriously,&nbsp;here&#39;s hoping your Labour Day long weekend spent with the kiddies was&nbsp;enjoyable for everyone. The weather here was glorious making for the perfect atmosphere to end summer vacation!</p><p>This week we have some really great and exciting products to tell you about so without further delay, let&#39;s get to it!</p><p>Hailing from Vancouver, BC,<em><strong>&nbsp;Sparkmouth Drinks Co. Ltd.</strong></em> offers four refreshingly delicious&nbsp;sparkling waters:&nbsp;<em><strong>Lemon, Lime, Strawberry&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Grapefruit</strong></em>! Pictured&nbsp;is the multipack which contains all four flavours (three of each), but you can also purchase each flavour in its own case of eight, if you prefer. With zero sugar, calories or sodium, each can contains only carbonated water and natural flavour. In other words, they&#39;re all spark! Find your spark and pick up a case today!</p><p>Equally as delicious is&nbsp;<em><strong>Arizona Original Iced Tea with Lemon Flavour&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey</strong></em>&nbsp;available in a<em><strong> 960ml</strong></em> tetra carton. The original iced tea is a premium blend of black tea using filtered water, cane sugar and natural lemon flavour. And the other uses a premium blend of brewed green tea with cane sugar, honey and ginseng extract. The company claims both are excellent served hot as well. We&#39;ll leave that up to you to try but as long as the weather remains sunny and warm, we&#39;re betting most will love these drinks served ice cold!</p><p>When was the last time Las Vegas<em>&nbsp;didn&#39;t&nbsp;</em>rip you off? Never? Well, now you can win BIG time with new&nbsp;<em><strong>RW&nbsp;Garcia Crackers</strong></em>&nbsp;in<em><strong>&nbsp;Sweet Potato</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Sweet Beetroot</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Kale</strong></em>&nbsp;varieties, respectively. Produced in Las Vegas, Nevada, these three seed crackers all contain flaxseed, black sesame and chia and offer a blend of nutritious ingredients that make for crunchy and delicious snacks. Great with any dip or topping, they&#39;re also gluten-free!&nbsp;</p><p>We&#39;ve said it before and we&#39;ll say it again: nothing goes better with crackers than cheese. So if you want to top those crackers off with something extraordinary then&nbsp;Stonetown Artisan Cheese&nbsp;is exactly what you need. Produced in lovely St. Marys, Ontario, (which is also known as The Stone Town due to the abundance of limestone in the area), each cheese is cleverly named for something related to the town and surrounding area.&nbsp;</p><ul> <li><strong>Grand Trunk</strong>&nbsp;- Gruyere Style Cheese</li> <li><strong>Amazing Grey</strong>&nbsp;- Gruyere Style Goat Cheese</li> <li><strong>Homecoming</strong>&nbsp;- Tilsit Style Cheese</li> <li><strong>Wildwood&nbsp;</strong>- Appenzeller Style Cheese</li></ul><p>Taken from their website:&nbsp;<strong>www.stonetowncheese.com</strong></p><p><em>Stonetown Artisan Cheese is an on-farm cheese plant located in St. Marys, Ontario. Our cheese is hand crafted alpine style cheese, low in sodium and made with fresh whole cow&rsquo;s milk from our family farm. In order to obtain a great taste, the milk is unpasteurized and has no additives. This ensures that the cheese is pure and natural. The cheese making process is very similar to how cheese has been made for centuries in the mountain dairies in the Swiss Alps.</em></p><p>Fun fact: The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is also located in St. Marys!</p><p>&quot;<em>All the world&#39;s a stage and all the men and women merely players</em>.&quot;&nbsp; That&#39;s the famous line from Shakespeare&#39;s As You Like It. And that leads us to our next fantastic new items:<em><strong>&nbsp;As You Like It BBQ Sauces</strong></em>! We don&#39;t know if there&#39;s any connection to Stratford, Ontario, but it is just minutes away from St. Marys (and is also the hometown&nbsp;of this writer). But we do know that both these sauces are&nbsp;out-of-this-world good! And both are gluten-free. Made in Union Bay, BC, the&nbsp;<em><strong>Signature Sauce</strong></em>&nbsp;is a southern-style sauce, sweet and tangy with medium heat, subtle sweetness and invigorating tanginess. The<em><strong>&nbsp;Chipotle Sauce&nbsp;</strong></em>is also medium heat, mildly sweet with a slightly smoky flavour. For more on these incredible sauces head over to&nbsp;<strong>www.unionbaycatering.ca</strong>.</p><p>There was awhile there when we were unable to get&nbsp;<em><strong>Briannas Homestyle Dressings</strong></em>&nbsp;on our shelf. That&#39;s a shame because our customers love these small batch, gourmet dressings. But despair no longer because all flavours&nbsp;are back in stock including the new&nbsp;<em><strong>Briannas Chipotle Ranch Dressing</strong></em>! This is a mild dressing made with smoked jalapeno peppers that you can use to dress your salad in good taste!&nbsp;</p><p>Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and eat something that you normally wouldn&#39;t. You know, live a little, right? We have the perfect item for those looking for a rich, thick, sweet and uber delicious treat:&nbsp;<em><strong>Oikos Extra Creamy Yogurt&nbsp;</strong></em>available in<em><strong>&nbsp;Lemon with Zest&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Blueberry</strong></em>&nbsp;flavours!&nbsp;The great thing is that they both come in a smaller 275g container (unlike the other 9% yogurts) so you don&#39;t have to feel bad that you bought a huge container!&nbsp;</p><p>And finally, we have added the big&nbsp;<em><strong>Terra Breads Original Granola</strong></em>&nbsp;in the&nbsp;<em><strong>1kg</strong></em>&nbsp;bag! Now you get more granola (and more value) per bag when you purchase this small batch granola from Vancouver! Honey roasted oat and seed cluster? Check. Whole almonds and cashews? Check. Toasted coconut, cranberries and raisins? Check, check and check! It&#39;s all in here blended to wholesome perfection.</p><p>Don&#39;t forget that next Sunday, September 8 is Grandparent&#39;s Day. Show them why they&#39;re so special. Call and/or visit your grandparents!</p><p>Until next week, take good care!</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 27, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-27-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 27 Aug 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Another Tuesday has rolled around and that can mean only one thing: you&#39;ve survived Monday. That&#39;s a good thing. But the weekend is still far away (sigh). That&#39;s a bad thing. It&#39;s not all bad though because this weekend happens to be a long one! Plus, you get to read another newsletter so there&#39;s that...</p><p>Before we proceed to the new products, there are a couple of things to update you about. Firstly, Wildfire Bakery had a delay getting their new ovens which is why they still don&#39;t have any bread on our store shelves. And the latest we&#39;ve heard is that it won&#39;t arrive&nbsp;until after Labour Day. Secondly, Natrel Lactose Free Milk is currently not available either. We&#39;re not sure what the problem is or what the ETA is but rest assured, the moment it becomes available again, it&#39;ll be back on the shelf.</p><p>Ok, now that you know what we&nbsp;<em>don&#39;t</em>&nbsp;have, let&#39;s tell you what new items that we&nbsp;<em>do&nbsp;</em>have starting with&nbsp;<em><strong>Millstone Farm &amp; Organics Inc.</strong></em>&nbsp;of North Saanich. We started carrying their re-usable cotton mesh produce bags and&nbsp;woolen dryer balls in July and now we&#39;re super excited to offer new&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Laundry Soap</strong></em>! It&#39;s a biodegradable and fragrance free, organic plant based castille soap made from a blend of organic coconut, olive &amp; jojoba oils, organic aloe vera, purified water androsemary &amp; palmarosa oils. And it&#39;s free from any dyes, phosphates, sulphates, chemical preservatives foaming boosters detergents and optical brighteners.It&#39;s also certified cruelty free, vegan and safe for all skin types! This is also great for the environment because there&#39;s no plastic waste generated! All you do is pay a deposit on your first bottle which you can return for a refund. Or if you choose to re-purchase the soap, you won&#39;t need to pay the deposit again (unless you don&#39;t bring back the empty bottle).&nbsp;And while you&#39;re at it, we have very snappy, very durable, <em><strong>100% organic cotton bags</strong></em> that you can use for shopping or anything that you like. Check it out!</p><p>If you&#39;re in the market for a way of washing tiny bodies, then<em><strong>&nbsp;Attitude Little Leaves Blueberry Bubble Wash</strong></em>&nbsp;is going to get the job done! This product description, taken from the website, pretty much sums it up:&nbsp;<em>Turn bath time into a blast of foamy bubbles. Enhanced with hypoallergenic and EWG VERIFIED&trade; ingredients like blueberry leaf extract to cleanse, nourish and protect their delicate skin, our Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) bubble wash acts as a cleansing body wash and a bubble bath. You&rsquo;ll want to let them soak in the suds as long as they want!</em>&nbsp;If you&#39;re wondering what EWG stands for, it&#39;s Environmental Working Group. And what do they do? According to Wikipedia:<em>&nbsp;The&nbsp;Environmental Working Group&nbsp;(EWG) is an American activist group that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of agricultural subsidies, toxic chemicals, drinking water pollutants, and corporate accountability.</em></p><p>As long as we&#39;re talking about natural things, you&#39;ll be happy to know that we now carry new&nbsp;<em><strong>Danone 100% Natural Source Yogurt</strong></em>! Smooth and delicious, there&#39;s no added sugar whatsoever. That means that the sugar present is only naturally occuring. And the fruit is real fruit puree added for flavour. But wait, there&#39;s more! The Canadian whole milk used to make this yummy stuff is 100% traceable. And finally, Danone Canada is a founding member of the&nbsp;Breakfast Club of Canada&nbsp;serving more than 220,000 nutritious breakfasts daily in 1,600 schools throughout Canada,since 1994.<strong>&nbsp;www.breakfastclubcanada.org&nbsp;</strong>Shop smarter and help make a difference.</p><p>Another smart choice is<em><strong>&nbsp;Smart Sweets Peach Rings</strong></em>. If you just have to indulge that sweet tooth of yours, this is the way to do it. The entire bag contains only 3 g of sugar, is high in fibre&nbsp;and it&#39;s another of the many plant based products taking over! No sugar alcohols, artificial flavours or colours here no sirree! And they&#39;re gluten-free, peanut-free and nut free. Kick sugar. Keep candy.</p><p>A more traditional sweet snack made with real butter and fresh cream is<em><strong>&nbsp;Werther&#39;s Original Caramel Popcorn</strong></em>. It&#39;s the classic combination of popcorn and Werther&#39;s&nbsp;original caramel. What more is there to say? You know exactly how this is going to taste!</p><p>Let&#39;s switch gears from sweet to salty. Canada&#39;s first sea salt harvestry was established in 2009 right here on Vancouver Island by the<em><strong>&nbsp;Vancouver Island Salt Company</strong></em>. We&#39;ve talked about them and their products before. But now we have hand harvested, all natural<em><strong>&nbsp;Sea Salt Flakes</strong></em>. With a crystal size of 3-10mm, we have it in original,<em><strong>&nbsp;Flake Sea Salt&nbsp;</strong></em>and also<em><strong>&nbsp;Maple Smoked Sea Salt Flakes</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Kelp Sea Salt Flakes</strong></em>. Why use regular salt when you can add so much more to your grilled meats, veggies, salads and desserts?</p><p>There&#39;s another newsletter in the bag.&nbsp;Thanks for having a look and have a great Labour Day long weekend!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 20, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-20-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; On this day in 1910, the largest forest fire that the United States has ever had (though not the deadliest) started and burned for two days charring a 3 million acre area (4700 square miles/12,100 square km) of the western USA. That&#39;s roughly the size of the state of Connecticut. It was actually the combination of between 1000-3000 wildfires burning throughout the states of&nbsp;Idaho, Montana, and Washington due to hurricane force winds. Today it&#39;s known as the Great Fire of 1910, The Big Blow-up, The Big Burn or The Devil&#39;s Broom Fire. And as long as we&#39;re talking fire, we&#39;ve got some hot deals in our ad this week so make sure you scroll down to the bottom and have a look when you&#39;re done reading the newsletter! Now on to the new items!</p><p>If you&#39;re looking for an easy&nbsp;way to start a fire of your own&nbsp;then&nbsp;If You Care Firelighters&nbsp;are going to get the job done! Great for lighting charcoal BBQs, fireplaces, woodstoves or campfires, you&#39;ll be able to light between 7-9 fires with one package. And because this product contains only two products: FSC (Forest Stewardship Council wood from responsible sources) and non-GMO vegetable oil, that makes it 100% natural and 100% carbon neutral emissions. No paraffins or kerosene is used and that&#39;s good because those are petroleum based and petroleum is a fossil fuel. And the world could use a little less burning of that. But please, use responsibly (see opening paragraph).</p><p><em><strong>Libert&eacute;</strong></em>&nbsp;has added three new<em><strong> greek yogurts</strong></em> to their extensive line of&nbsp;<em><strong>multipacks</strong></em>. Already offering some of their&nbsp;multipack yogurts&nbsp;in 0%, 2% and 5%, these new flavours of&nbsp;<em><strong>Vanilla</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Mango</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Raspberry</strong></em>&nbsp;are <em><strong>3% milk fat with 35% less sugar than their regular greek yogurts.&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p>Not too long ago, we brought in some new Cookie Barrel cookies made by Waterbridge. They sell so well that decided to add another:<em><strong>&nbsp;Waterbridge Cookie Barrel Shortbread Rings</strong></em>. Perfect to pair with a hot cup of tea, these sweet shortbread swirls will please everyone at your next afternoon get together!</p><p><em><strong>Fudge-In-A-Round&nbsp;</strong></em>is the fun fudge that comes in super cool flavours and it&#39;s the one&nbsp;with the little spoon!&nbsp;It was gone from the shelves for awhile but new ownership is ensuring that we have a steady supply of rotating flavours&nbsp;from now on.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking of super cool,<em><strong>&nbsp;Lays</strong></em>&nbsp;Canada has even more crazy flavours of potato chips for you to try!&nbsp;Now available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Pizza</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Cheesy Garlic Bread</strong></em>, these chips are loaded with intense simulated flavour! But you&#39;d better hurry up because these are only around for a limited time!</p><p>You may, however, prefer something a little less over the top than those Lays. How about something made with organic yellow,&nbsp;non-GMO corn instead with other ingredients such as millet, quinoa, chia and flax? New tortilla chips from&nbsp;<em><strong>Late July Snacks</strong></em>&nbsp;include&nbsp;<em><strong>SeaSalt Multigrain</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Jalapeno Lime</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Lime Tortilla</strong></em>, respectively. All three are vegan, kosher and made with no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.</p><p>If you aren&#39;t aware of the current plant-based food craze that is currently happening then you&#39;ve been living under a rock. It&#39;s huge right now. But not everyone wants the meatless products that look and brown like real meat. The good ol&#39; fashioned veggie burger lives on with&nbsp;<em><strong>Morning Star Farms Harvest Veggie Burgers</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Morning Star Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers</strong></em>! You can cook them in the grill, in a pan, baked in the oven or even in the microwave! And they&#39;re loaded with nutritious ingredients like carrots, onions, mushrooms, whole grain oats just to name a few. Plus, the package is resealable!</p><p>Another popular meatless option is bruschetta. This classic Italian antipasto consists of grilled bread topped with&nbsp;has numerous&nbsp;ingredients such as garlic, olive oil and salt. But there are lots of variations and one of them is<em><strong>&nbsp;Kitchen of Love (Cucina &amp; Amore) Bruschetta Sun-dried Tomatoes</strong></em>. Made with a delicious combination of sun-dried tomatoes, basil, cheese and nuts, you can spread it on grilled bread or use as a dip for vegetables.</p><p>Curry dishes are just so amazing, aren&#39;t they? If you agree, then you probably already know how good the&nbsp;<em><strong>Daksha&#39;s Gourmet Spices Curry Mixes</strong></em>&nbsp;are. What makes them even better is that they&#39;re made on the Saanich Peninsula. We have an extensive array of their curry mixes for all of your Indian inspired cooking but there are a few new ones, too!&nbsp;<em><strong>Aloo Gobi,&nbsp;Vindaloo,&nbsp;Spicy Fish&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Tandoori</strong></em>&nbsp;round out this amazing line of local curries!</p><p>But not everything from Daksha&#39;s is savoury! New&nbsp;<em><strong>Daksha&#39;s Chai Honey</strong></em>&nbsp;is all natural honey infused with Daksha&#39;s Gourmet Chai Spice! Use it as a spread or a sweetener for your favourite tea!</p><p>Did you know that micro-greens boast 10-40 times the nutrients than their fully grown brethren? It&#39;s a fact. And we mention this because we&#39;ve added&nbsp;<em><strong>Tim&#39;s Nutri-greens Pea Greens</strong></em>&nbsp;to our shelves. These nutrient-dense greens are grown locally in North Saanich and we&#39;ve been proud to carry Tim&#39;s&nbsp;quality, local greens for quite awhile. Instantly boost the healthiness of your salad, sandwich or anything else you can think of with these tiny shoots!&nbsp;</p><p>As always, thank you for taking the time to read up on what&#39;s new to Pepper&#39;s this week. And don&#39;t forget that there&#39;s not one but two chances to win a $100 gift card to the store every single month. All you have to do is sign the back of your receipt and put a contact number so that we can call you if your name is drawn! Just stuff it into the box at the front entrance to the store!</p><p>Until next time, take good care...</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 13, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-13-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Can you believe that we&#39;re already two weeks into August? It won&#39;t be long until the kiddies are sitting up straight in the classroom once again, hands folded, ready to learn and definitely not thinking about Fortnight. Tag, you&#39;re it teachers (almost)!</p><p>Everyone loves chocolate, right? Well, MOST people love chocolate. So you may have heard of a brand spanking new type called<em><strong>&nbsp;Ruby Chocolate</strong></em>, introduced by&nbsp;<em><strong>Barry Callebaut</strong></em>. No one knows where this mysterious and fascinating chocolate originated from or how it&#39;s produced. Ok, that&#39;s not true, although the production method&nbsp;is&nbsp;a trade secret. No colourants or flavourings are added to this chocolate despite&nbsp;Wikipedia stating that:&nbsp;<em>The chocolate&#39;s taste is described as &quot;sweet yet sour&quot;,&nbsp;with &quot;little to none&quot; of the cocoa flavour traditionally associated with other varieties of chocolate</em>.&nbsp;We get the feeling that white chocolate eaters are going to love this variety. But if you want to find out for yourself, our Deli Department is selling bulk&nbsp;<em><strong>Ruby Callets</strong></em>&nbsp;for baking or using however you like!</p><p>Normally people associate<em><strong>&nbsp;Leclerc Celebration Cookies</strong></em>&nbsp;with chocolate since the line of these addictive cookies has Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Raspberry Truffle, Caramel Truffle as well as other chocolate varieties. But now you can get<em><strong>&nbsp;Leclerc Celebration Maple Creme Cookies</strong></em>, a flavour favourite with young and old alike. And wouldn&#39;t you know it,<em><strong>&nbsp;the entire line of Celebration Cookies is in our ad this week for a seriously awesome price of $2.96 each</strong></em>!</p><p>Since we started carrying&nbsp;<em><strong>The Little Stand</strong></em>&nbsp;jams and other products, we&#39;ve sold hundreds and hundreds of jars. No joke. People are absolutely loving these products!&nbsp;And the varieties just keep expanding. Now we also offer&nbsp;<em><strong>Red Plum Jam</strong></em> and <em><strong>Golden Plum Jam</strong></em> as well as&nbsp;<em><strong>Strawberry/Kiwi Jam</strong></em> and just<em><strong> Kiwi Jam</strong></em>! If you haven&#39;t tried any of these local delights, make sure you discover for yourself what all the fuss is about!</p><p>They&#39;re baaaaaaack! That&#39;s right, everyone&#39;s fun favourite and seasonally sensational, the&nbsp;refreshingly&nbsp;recondite&nbsp;and curiously cute...<em><strong>&nbsp;CUCAMELON</strong></em>! They look like a tiny watermelon but they taste like a tangy cucumber!&nbsp;You can put them&nbsp;in a salad, use as a unique cocktail garnish, make pickles or just eat them raw! Get these little summer nuggets of pure goodness before they&#39;re gone!</p><p>Carnivores rejoice! For there is another new flavour of&nbsp;<em><strong>Louis Pasture Pork Crisps: Salt &amp; Vinegar</strong></em>! You don&#39;t often hear a product being touted as rich in gelatin but these pork crisps are! They&#39;re also hand made right here on Vancouver Island and are suitable for paleo and ketogenic diets!&nbsp;</p><p>If gelatin free is more your style then you&#39;ll be happy to know that our Dairy Dept. now stocks<em><strong>&nbsp;Astro Yogurt 650g</strong></em>! Available here&nbsp;in<em><strong> Lactose Free Plain</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Lactose Free Strawberry&nbsp;</strong></em>and<em><strong>&nbsp;Original 0% Plain</strong></em>, this naturally thick and creamy Balkan style yogurt has been produced by the company for over 30 years.&nbsp;</p><p>When was the last time you had a fling? That long, huh? Well, now you can enjoy<em><strong>&nbsp;Pinty&#39;s Buffalo Chicken Flings</strong></em>&nbsp;whenever you like! These fully cooked chunks of chicken breast are seasoned and breaded in a delicious gluten-free coating.Or, if you&#39;d rather not have a fling, you can also get gluten-free breaded<em><strong>&nbsp;Pinty&#39;s Chicken Strips</strong></em>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<em><strong>Chicken Fillets</strong></em>!</p><p>All this talk of pork crisps and breaded chicken is making us thirsty! If it&#39;s making you thirsty as well then consider purchasing<em><strong>&nbsp;Buderim Ginger Beer</strong></em>! Available in two varieties:<em><strong>&nbsp;Reduced Sugar&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Ginger Beer &amp; Pear</strong></em>, this refreshingly zingy beverage is made with fair dinkum Australian ginger. It&#39;s a ripper, mate!</p><p>But sometimes you just need something to&nbsp;really&nbsp;quench your thirst. On those occasions, you&#39;re going to want top reach for an icy<em><strong>&nbsp;G Zero Gatorade</strong></em>! With 0 grams of sugar, 0 carbs&nbsp;and only 5-10 calories per bottle, you get all the flavour and satisfaction of original Gatorade minus the 34 grams of sugar, 36 grams of carbs and 150 calories.</p><p>We hope you enjoyed your time spent down at Gyro Beach for Sunday&#39;s Cadboro Bay Festival! Despite a few sprinkles of rain it was still a day of great fun and enjoyment for all! Thanks to those who participated and helped make for a great day!</p><p>Until next week, take good care!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter August 6, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-august-6-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 06 Aug 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; If you were getting anxious because you didn&#39;t receive a Pepper&#39;s Newsletter the last two weeks then you can relax: it&#39;s business as usual this Tuesday morning and we promise not to disappoint. We have a bunch of stuff to tell you about!</p><p>Let&#39;s start things off by mentioning that the&nbsp;<em><strong>Cadboro Bay Festival is this Sunday, August 11th from 11am to 3 pm&nbsp;</strong></em>right down the street from us at Gyro Park! We&#39;re very proud to be the presenting sponsor for this super-fun annual event! And this year will be very exciting because six world-class sand sculpting teams will be there creating amazing works of art that you&#39;ll get to vote on to determine whose is the best! Kids can enjoy the bouncy castles, hands-on activities, arts and crafts stations as well as information displays. And if you get hungry, there will be numerous concessions to satiate your cravings!&nbsp;Plus, there will also be three&nbsp;local bands performing on stage throughout the afternoon. Sound good? Great, then we&#39;ll see you there!</p><p>For more information, please visit:</p><p><strong>https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/news-events/events-list/saanich-community-events/cadboro-bay-festival-2019.html</strong></p><p>And before we forget, please be aware that&nbsp;<em><strong>Wildfire Bakery will&nbsp;NOT&nbsp;be delivering to the store this week</strong></em>&nbsp;because they are replacing their brick ovens. So just sit tight because their superb bread will be back in-store very soon.</p><p>Alright let&#39;s get down to brass tacks, the meat and potatoes per se of the newsletter: new products. Everybody wants to know what the latest items that they can get their hands on are. So here we go...</p><p>Summer is BBQ season and lots of people love grilling up a steak. If you&#39;re one of those people then you&#39;re going to want to try the new&nbsp;<em><strong>Stubborn Chef Japanese Steak Sauce</strong></em>, the latest culinary concoction from this Victoria business. This rounds out the Stubborn Chef lineup which already consists of&nbsp;<em><strong>Ginger Dressing</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Spicy&nbsp;Mayo</strong></em>! With only eight ingredients, this all-natural sauce is the perfect accompaniment to your next juicy cut!</p><p>Or&nbsp;if you prefer something a little more traditional for the meats you&#39;re searing, then&nbsp;<em><strong>Simply Natural Organic BBQ Sauce</strong></em>&nbsp;available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Tangy</strong></em>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<em><strong>Honey</strong></em>&nbsp;might be more your thing. Both contain no cholesterol, lactose or gluten and the Tangy is vegan. But because the other sauce contains honey, it isn&#39;t labelled as vegan. Regardless, both kinds offer a delicious, smokey flavour that won&#39;t disappoint!</p><p>As many of you are aware, since we started carrying<em><strong>&nbsp;The Little Stand&nbsp;</strong></em>products, the reception has been incredible. So owner/creator Katherine Little decided to&nbsp;add&nbsp;even more to her already stellar line of jams and salsas! Now you can purchase<em><strong>&nbsp;Mango Jalapeno Chutney</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Pear Salsa&nbsp;</strong></em>and<em><strong>&nbsp;Antipasto</strong></em>! Talk about fresh and tasty! These products are phenomenal!</p><p>If you&#39;ve spent any time in Spain then you&#39;ve probably tried or at least heard of Tiger Nut Horchata, the delicious thicker, sweeter version of almond milk. Sorry, what&#39;s that? What&#39;s a tiger nut? Excellent question! A tiger nut is actually a tuber and it&#39;s a popular raw snack in parts of the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. And in addition to using it to make a drink, it can also be made into an oil, rich in vitamin E. And because we like to give our customers lots of product choices, we thought we&#39;d offer<em><strong>&nbsp;Ecoideas Organic Tigernut Oil</strong></em>&nbsp;to those who want to try something new. Sourced from Spain, this oil is 100% pure, organic, cold-pressed and unrefined. It has a rich, nutty taste and a high smoke point of 460 degree F making it a very versatile oil indeed!</p><p>Another new type of oil by Ecoideas is<em><strong>&nbsp;Coco Natura Fermented Organic Coconut Oil</strong></em>. The other name for fermented is <strong>Wet Fermented Processing </strong>and, as taken from the CocoInformer website:</p><p><em>Wet-fermented processing is another common method of producing virgin coconut oil. In this method, the extracted coconut milk is allowed to undergo fermentation for about 18 to 36 hours. Special enzymes may be added to hasten fermentation. During this process, water, which is much denser than the oil, sinks to the bottom of the vessel, leaving the oil floating on top. This oil is then skimmed off and filtered so that the impurities can be removed. The oil can be further heated so that remaining coconut solids can be separated, leaving the final product truly purified.</em></p><p>This raw oil is completely unrefined, unbleached, non-hydrogenated and non-deodorized and has a mild flavour and silky texture. It&#39;s also high in Medium Chain&nbsp;Triglycerides&nbsp;(MCTs).</p><p>Speaking of coconuts, we&#39;ve got the perfect summer treat for you with<em><strong> Coconut Bliss Organic Cookie Sandwich Frozen Desserts</strong></em>! In<em><strong> Vanilla </strong></em>and<em><strong> Dark Chocolate</strong></em> flavours, respectively, these yummy frozen treats are 100% plant-based, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and&nbsp;made with sprouted flours!&nbsp;</p><p>If you like crackers but can&#39;t handle the gluten then you might like the taste and texture of&nbsp;<em><strong>Sanissimo Salmas Oven Baked Corn Crackers</strong></em>. These crackers are made with simple ingredients and we have them in&nbsp;<em><strong>Plain</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Chia &amp; Flax</strong></em> varieties! With only a pinch of salt, zero sugar and certified non-GMO, these crackers are only 70 calories per 18 grams!&nbsp;</p><p>Eating stacked potato chips is fun. My uncle Pete used to make a moose call from the empty cannister (no word of a lie..and it worked!). Still, all game hunting uses aside for the cannister, lots of people like&nbsp;potato crisps because they taste a little different than conventional chips. Well, there&#39;s a new kid in town with&nbsp;<em><strong>The Good Crisp Company</strong></em>. Available here in&nbsp;<em><strong>Original&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Sour Cream &amp; Onion</strong></em>, these certified gluten-free potato&nbsp;crisps are a great tasting alternative to the usual potato crisps you&#39;d normally buy.</p><p>There&#39;s nothing usual, however, about the next brand of potato chips that we&#39;re showcasing.&nbsp;<em><strong>Miss Vickie&#39;s Signatures</strong></em>&nbsp;are potato chips taken to the next level! With flavours like<em><strong>&nbsp;Citrus &amp; Black Peppercorn</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Apple Cider Vinaigrette &amp; Shallots</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Hickory Smoked Salt</strong></em>, these chips are guaranteed to make nights in exceptional!</p><p>Okay good people, that should do you for another week. Have a look at the attached flyer as we have a heap of great specials for you. And don&#39;t forget to come to Gyro Park on Sunday. It&#39;s always a hugely popular afternoon!</p><p>Take good care,</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 16, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-16-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Woo hoo!!! The Pepper&#39;s Foods Newsletter subcription membership just surpassed 800 and we&#39;re hoping to add a bunch more names to that list on <em><strong>Thursday from 10am-2pm </strong></em>at our <em><strong>10th Annual Local Island&nbsp;Showcase</strong></em>! There will be a list for anyone who would like to be included in our weekly email blast. So if you like the newsletter and you think a friend might as well, tell them to attend the Showcase (with you)&nbsp;and sign up! And when you have a look at the attached weekly specials, you&#39;ll notice that most of the items listed are local because it just makes sense to build our ad around the local vendors from the Showcase!</p><p>Some of you may have noticed a few personnel changes around these parts. After 15 years of loyal service, our Front End Manager, Cathy Charleton, moved on to the next working chapter in her life. We will miss her presence in the store and wish her all the best as she takes on new challenges! Lucky for us, though, we managed to fill the big shoes left behind by Cathy by hiring Michelle Dawson as our new Front End Manager! Michelle comes to us with loads of experience and has already fit in as one of the family. Welcome Michelle!</p><p>More and more people are turning to the internet when it comes time to send a card. After all, you save a stamp, paper and the e-card is sent immediately. That&#39;s all well and good, but there&#39;s something to be said for taking the time to select and personalize a card and have the receiver physically receive it in the mail. And selecting a quality card is practically an art form. So if you&#39;re looking for&nbsp;<em><strong>greeting cards for any occasion</strong></em>, you&#39;ll be thrilled to be able to send one <em><strong>from</strong></em>&nbsp;<em><strong>Wrendale Designs</strong></em>. Artist Hannah Dale started her company in Lincolnshire, England, inspired by the wonderful creatures found there in the countryside. All of her cards feature one or several different animals and are printed on superb quality, low environmental impact board.&nbsp;</p><p>It seems like cycling and drinking coffee go hand in hand. How many times have you seen that group of spandex-clad road warriors at your local coffee shop either pre-caffeinating up before the long haul or&nbsp;rehashing those near misses after the ride? Exactly! This being Victoria, there&#39;s a whole lot of cyclists and coffee drinkers. So when we heard about&nbsp;<em><strong>Eleven Speed Coffee Roasters</strong></em>, we acted quickly to get their whole bean coffee in stock!&nbsp;Located in Saanich, BC, their coffee beans are small batch roasted with partial proceeds of every single sale&nbsp;going towards supporting youth cyclists! Nigel Tufnel would certainly approve!&nbsp;For more information on this and other coffees including brew guides, origin information and Eleven Speed coffee rides, visit<strong>&nbsp;www.elevenspeedcoffee.ca</strong></p><p>&quot;When it comes to beats, well, I&#39;m a fiend,&nbsp;I like my sugar with coffee and cream.&quot; - Beastie Boys</p><p>If you&#39;re an iced coffee fiend and&nbsp;also like it&nbsp;the way the Beastie Boys do, then new&nbsp;<em><strong>Caffe Monster Energy Coffee</strong></em>&nbsp;is really going to get you amped! It&#39;s 100% aribica coffee with low fat milk, sugar, taurine, B vitamins and coffee fruit extract. And we have it in Vanilla and Mocha flavours, respectively. Drink this and you&#39;ll soon be&nbsp;intergalactic!</p><p>What better way to enjoy that iced coffee than with a reusable straw? We&#39;ve been offering our customers lots of alternatives to plastic straws and we&#39;ve got two more for you from Starfrit. Vibrant and fun, the<em><strong>&nbsp;Starfrit Large Diameter Silicone Straws</strong></em>&nbsp;come with a cleaning brush and both protect your teeth from the hard tip of a steel straw and protect your lips from temperature shock as well as a metallic aftertaste. Plus, thick smoothies and shakes don&#39;t stand a chance with the wider diameter.&nbsp;Or if you prefer, we have<em><strong>&nbsp;Starfrit Extra Long Reusable Straws with Silicone Tips</strong></em>! The same benefits of an all silicone straw but just in a different size and length!Also included is a cleaning brush.</p><p>Steel cut oats are the inner kernel of the whole oat (the inedible husk removed) which have been cut up, presumably with a steel blade. And they&#39;re a breakfast favourite of many. But they can take upwards of 30 minutes to fully cook. Not with<em><strong>&nbsp;Quaker Quick Steel Cut Oats</strong></em>! These little suckers cook ten times faster than regular steel cut oats which is beneficial for obvious reasons. No need to cook the night before if you&#39;re always pressed for time in the morning!</p><p>Canadians ate&nbsp;530,000 metric tonnes of cheese in 2018. That sounds like a lot. But compared to the EU (which&nbsp;consumed almost 94 million metric tonnes), it&#39;s small potatoes. The point is, people like to eat cheese. And clearly lots of it!&nbsp;So if you&#39;re one of those people, or you have family members who are, then make sure to pick up&nbsp;<em><strong>Black Diamond Marble Cheese Sticks</strong></em>. They&#39;re reasonbly priced and so easy to toss in a lunch kit or grab when you&#39;re walking out the door.</p><p>Say, you know what would pair nicely with that cheese? How about some beef jerky? But not just any jerky:&nbsp;<em><strong>Island Jerky Black Pepper Beef Jerky</strong></em>. This delicious and satisfying snack is made with 100% Canadian&nbsp;Beef, is wheat free and is made just down the road in Sidney, BC. And, this being earthquake country and all, it wouldn&#39;t hurt to have&nbsp;some in your kit.&nbsp;</p><p>Alrighty then ladies and gents, there&#39;s another weekly newsletter for you to mull over. This will be the last one for a couple of weeks (don&#39;t worry, you&#39;ll still receive the weekly specials in your inbox) because summer holidays have arrived and, well, it&#39;s time to chill out for a bit. Until next time, take good care and we&#39;ll see you Thursday under the big tent for our Local Island Showcase!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 9, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-9-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 09 Jul 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; Today is the birthdate of actors Tom Hanks and Fred Savage. So let&#39;s have a little fun with these two. Do you know what<em>&nbsp;Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon</em>&nbsp;is? Ok, it&#39;s a game where any actor can be linked to Kevin Bacon based on the concept of&nbsp;<em>Six Degrees of Separation</em>&nbsp;whereby everyone can supposedly be&nbsp;linked socially to everyone else through six steps or less. Let&#39;s give it a try, linking both birthday boys in one shot!</p><ul> <li>Fred Savage to Robin Wright Penn (A Princess Bride)</li> <li>Robin Wright Penn to Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)</li> <li>Tom Hanks to Kevin Bacon (Apollo 13)</li></ul><p>It&#39;s kind of scary how this works every time. Try it around the dinner table tonight; it&#39;s great fun!</p><p>Alright, let&#39;s get into the newsletter with our weekly roundup of new products. But first, <em>we would like to remind our&nbsp;customers to thoroughly wash out and remove the plastic lids of the Avalon Dairy glass bottles prior to returning them to the store</em>. Avalon has notified us (not just our store but all of their accounts) that they will no longer accept them back dirty. So if you bring us dirty glass bottles, we will, unfortunately, be unable to refund your deposit. So please do your best to rinse out your milk bottles before you return them to the store. Thank you!</p><p>With more and more consumers wanting to reduce the amount of plastic bags being used, we&#39;ve had a custom<em><strong>&nbsp;Pepper&#39;s Foods Jute Shopping Bag</strong></em>&nbsp;made! This durable and stylish bag can be used over and over again for shopping, picnics, beach days or whatever occasion that&nbsp;calls for you to carry stuff. And at only $4.99, you&#39;ll want to get more than one!</p><p>And following in that line of eco-friendly thinking, we have two new products for your lunch kits that you and your family will really love<em><strong>.&nbsp;If You Care Paper Snack &amp; Sandwich Bags</strong></em>&nbsp;are FSC (Forest&nbsp; Stewardship Council) Certified. That means that the wood used to create the paper comes from forests that comply with rigorous environmental and social standards. Plus, they&#39;re Compostable Certified and unbleached Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) and uncoated with paraffin wax which is made from non-renewable petroleum resources. There&#39;s also&nbsp;<em><strong>If You Care Sub/Mini-Baguette Sandwich Bags</strong></em>&nbsp;which can be used for subs, hoagies, mini-baguettes and hero sandwiches. These bags feature all of the same eco-appealing traits of the snack bags and both products claim to keep bread soft up to six hours.</p><p>If you&#39;re a fan of the new eggs that we stock from&nbsp;<em><strong>Millstone Farm &amp; Organics Inc</strong></em>.&nbsp;of North Saanich, then you&#39;re really going to love their lovely environmentally friendly wool and cotton items. First off we have&nbsp;<em><strong>Organic Cotton Mesh Produce Bags</strong></em>&nbsp;available singly (10&quot;x12&quot;) or in a variety pack consisting of 4 bags (8&quot;x10&quot;, 10&quot;x12&quot;, 12&quot;x15&quot; and 14&quot;x18&quot;).These lightweight, drawstring bags are a responsible alternative to plastic bags. Simply place produce into the bag and then into your fridge once you get home. And when they need a freshening up, wash in cold water and hang to dry.</p><p>We all know that&nbsp;our clothes dryers use&nbsp;an enormous amount of energy. But what if you could use a product to reduce the time it takes to dry your clothes by 50%? Would you use it? We think that you will! With new<em><strong>&nbsp;Millstone Farm &amp; Organic Inc. Natural Wool Dryer Balls</strong></em>, the all-natural product proven to reduce drying time by an average of 50%! Taken from the product tag:</p><p><em>At Millstone Farm&nbsp;our flock of babydoll sheep have a forever home and every year they provide us with luxurious organic wool that we use to make these dryer balls. Each ball is made by hand with a precise technique and blend of babydoll, merino and dorset wool, to assure their quality and lasting durability.</em></p><p>Just pop all five balls into the dryer with your wet clothes! The balls absorb the moisture and separate wet laundry allowing the air to circulate better. Great for drying and fluffing blankets, quilts, duvets and cloth diapers. And they&#39;ll last for years. Want to add an aroma to your articles? Add a few drops of essential oil and you&#39;re good to go. No more dryer sheets, softeners, rubber or plastic dryer balls required!</p><p>Summertime means fresh fruits and vegetables. And the more local the better, right? Now you can get locally grown organic sprouts from&nbsp;<em><strong>Salt Spring Sprouts and Mushrooms</strong></em>! Who are they and what do they grow? This is an excerpt from<strong>&nbsp;www.sssproutsandmushrooms.com</strong></p><p><em>Salt Spring Sprouts is a small-scale food producing operation based on a 6.5 acre farm on&nbsp;Salt Spring Island. We grow a range of the freshest sprouts and mushrooms from certified organic, Canadian-grown, non-genetically modified seed and organic mushroom spawn to service the needs of gourmet restaurants, farmers markets, and grocery outlets in Victoria, Salt Spring, and the Cowichan Valley.&nbsp;Our sprouts are harvested and delivered within 24 hours making them extremely fresh, nutritionally vibrant, and giving them the longest shelf life possible. We grow all our sprouts aeroponically which reduces their ecological footprint by excluding the need for importing precious mined soils. This also produces the most succulent and flavourful sprouts available.</em></p><p>Choose from&nbsp;<em><strong>Pea Shoots, Sunflower Sprouts, Crunchy Bean Mix, Mung Bean, Sandwich Blend&nbsp;</strong></em>and more!</p><p>Cooking with sesame oil adds intense flavour and aroma to many dishes. If you cook with it, you&#39;ll love<em><strong>&nbsp;Everland Organic Toasted Sesame Oil</strong></em>. It&#39;s a premium, 100% pure, expeller pressed and unrefined oil that should be used at low temperatures. And if you&#39;re going to use the aforementioned sprouts in a salad, consider topping it off with&nbsp;<em><strong>Garlic Expressions Classic Vinagrette Salad Dressing and Marinade</strong></em>. Inside the bottle are whole cloves of garlic, apple cider vinegar, canola oil and various spices. excellent for meats, vegetables and pasta!</p><p>Or, if you like, there&#39;s the much larger bottle of<em><strong>&nbsp;Little Creek Original Dressing</strong></em>! We&#39;ve upsized to a 750ml bottle (don&#39;t worry, we still have the 295ml bottle) for those of you who love this (and many of you do!)&nbsp;certified organic, vegan and Canadian made (Kelowna, BC) dressing which can also be used as marinade or sauce.</p><p>And if we&#39;re talking about sauce, we must mention that Brennan Huff&#39;s&nbsp;favourite one, fancy sauce, is now available at Pepper&#39;s!&nbsp;&nbsp;Except it&#39;s called&nbsp;Heinz Mayochup. The Dutch love, love, love eating their french fries with mayo. Here in North America, ketchup&#39;s the go-to. But now you can get the two most popular french fry sauces combined. And it&#39;s so good, you&#39;ll probably try to keep everyone else from eating it, just like Brennan!</p><p><em><strong>Skippy&#39;s Kettlekorn&nbsp;Ltd</strong></em>. makes&nbsp;small batch crafted popcorn right here in BC (Kamloops, to be exact). We have four new varieties of this delicious popcorn, offered in a clear bag so you can see exactly what you&#39;re getting:<em><strong>&nbsp;Buttered, Sweet and Salty, Cheddar Cheese&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Carame</strong></em>l. Your next movie night will be epic with Skippy&#39;s!</p><p>That&#39;s all there is for another week. Hopefully there&#39;s one or two items here that pique your interest and whet your whistle. And remember to be careful if you do karate in the garage!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter July 2, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-july-2-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 02 Jul 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning! Here we are already into July, the long weekend fading away in the rear view mirror. Hopefully yours was full of fun and exciting times. The weather certainly co-operated, at least here in Victoria, with loads of sunshine and high temperatures. And because July has arrived, we need to remind you about our annual<em><strong>&nbsp;Local Island Showcase</strong></em>&nbsp;which happens to be our tenth! We&#39;re gathering many of the people who create the local products that you love, putting them under a giant tent outside the store and letting you come by to say hello. You&#39;ll get to sample lots of different food and drink, ask questions and purchase their items at a discount. So mark your calendars for&nbsp;<em><strong>Thursday, July 18th between 10AM and 2PM</strong></em>! Let&#39;s make this the best turnout yet!</p><p>Eugene&#39;s Greek Food held their <em><strong>Helpful Hummus Campaign</strong></em> during the month of May whereby $0.25 from the sale of every container of hummus or tzatziki was&nbsp;donated to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. A total of $4240.00 was raised for this great cause! Well done, Eugene&#39;s!</p><p>Our Deli Dept. is very pleased to now offer&nbsp;a large line-up of Spanish cured meats, sausages and appetizers from&nbsp;<em><strong>Espu&ntilde;a Tapas Essentials</strong></em>! With authentic Spanish tapas including&nbsp;<em><strong>Bacon-Wrapped Dates</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Spanish Choricitos</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Fine Herbs Spanish</strong></em>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<em><strong>Paprika Pinchitos</strong></em>&nbsp;(skewers) your next dinner party can shine! There&#39;s also&nbsp;<em><strong>Regular&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Hot Chorizo Rings</strong></em>,<em><strong>&nbsp;Olot Salami</strong></em>, <em><strong>Spanish Serrano Ham</strong></em>&nbsp;and more! Hang up a Picasso or a Dali, add a little Flamenco music and, of course, wine and/or sangria&nbsp;and you&#39;ll feel like you&#39;re in Barcelona. Ol&eacute;!</p><p>How would you like to wrap your sandwich in a tomato? You read that right, because&nbsp;with<em><strong>&nbsp;NewGem Foods Gem Wraps</strong></em>&nbsp;you can do exactly that! These game-changing wraps are a healthy and delicious alternative to bread and tortillas because they are 100% plant based and made from gently dehydrated fruits and vegetables and other natural ingredients! Choose from&nbsp;<em><strong>Tomato</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Carrot</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Apple Kale</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Mango Chipotle</strong></em>.&nbsp;</p><p>Benefits include:</p><ul> <li>100% Plant-Based ingredients</li> <li>Fits all food tribes (Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Kosher, Diabetic)</li> <li>Clean label.&nbsp;7-10 ingredients.</li> <li>No added sugar. No starch. No wheat flour.</li> <li>Only natural flavours and colours. No preservatives. Nothing artificial.</li> <li>Low-carb (2-3 grams), low calorie (10-15) per serving and fat-free</li> <li>Conveniently portable</li> <li>No refrigeration needed</li> <li>Non-GMO project verified</li> <li>Shelf-stable for 1 year</li> <li>Low sodium</li></ul><p>A few weeks ago we brought in<em><strong>&nbsp;Riviera Coconut Milk Vegan Delight Raspberry Blackcurrant 500g</strong></em>&nbsp;by customer request, immediately sold out and then couldn&#39;t get it back in stock (of course). Well, we&#39;re happy to announce that we were able to get it back on the shelf, as well as<em><strong> two new flavours</strong></em>:&nbsp;<em><strong>Mango Passionfruit&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Coconut Pineapple</strong></em>! And just like the Riviera Petit Pot yogurts in the little glass bottles, we also brought in the <em><strong>Coconut Delight&nbsp;Raspberry Blackcurrant </strong></em>and <em><strong>Mango&nbsp;Passionfruit 4x120g</strong></em> packages!</p><p>Now that BBQ season has kicked into high gear, it&#39;s nice to have options for your family or guests come dinner time. With&nbsp;<em><strong>Simply West Coast Wild Pacific Sockeye Salmon Burgers</strong></em>, a package of fresh buns and your favourite mayo spread, you&#39;ve got yourself a simple and satisdfying meal for those who prefer seafood over beef, pork or chicken. It&#39;s wild sockeye salmon from the Pacific Northwest blended with basil, green onions and capers to form a nutritious, gourmet patty perfect for the grill!</p><p>And if you&#39;re serving up some tasty fries with that burger, you might want to consider&nbsp;<em><strong>Primal Kitchen Organic Unsweetened Ketchup Style Sauce</strong></em>. Made without agave syrup, honey or cane sugar, this paleo friendly ketchup is also very low in salt. But it&#39;s big on flavour. So if you&#39;re a fan of ketchup but not a fan of liquid&nbsp;invert sugar, cane sugar&nbsp;or loads of other kinds of sugar then this is exactly what you&#39;ve been searching for!</p><p>Lots of people prefer pasta that&#39;s not made from flour. Chickpea pasta is becoming a popular choice for consumers who have an intolerance to gluten or wheat flour. And that&#39;s why we expanded your choices to include<em><strong>&nbsp;Chickapea Spaghetti</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Chickapea Linguini</strong></em>&nbsp;to our line-up that already included rotini and penne. High in protein and fibre, this pasta is made only from organic chickpeas and lentils. Plus, it&#39;s gluten-free, vegan and kosher! What&#39;s not to like? Choose tasty. Choose Chickapea!</p><p>And rounding out our list of new products for this week, we have&nbsp;<em><strong>Spray Nine Heavy Duty Cleaner.</strong></em> This all-purpose cleaner really does do it all: removes grease, tar, oils, ink, dirt, mud, soot and ash and also<em><strong> kills viruses and bacteria</strong></em> (spray and wait 30-45 seconds) including:&nbsp;Pandemic 2009 H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Flu), Influenza A2 Virus, Salmonella Choleraesuis, Escherichia coli (E.coli), Hepatitis B &amp; C Viruses, Norwalk Virus, Staphylococcus aureus &ndash; MRSA (HA &amp; CA) and more! All without the use of bleach or corrosive chemicals! Fun fact: in 1956, this was the very first cleaning solution offered in a spray bottle!</p><p>As always, we&#39;ll remind you to have a gander at the attached weekly specials. And, as always, we&#39;ll kindly thank you for taking the time to read up on what&#39;s new and exciting at the store. Until next time, take good care of yourselves!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 25, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-25-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; We&#39;ve talked a lot lately about the&nbsp;<em><strong>Peanut Butter Project</strong></em>&nbsp;whereby your peanut butter donations to the Mustard Seed Food Bank would be matched by Pepper&#39;s, Island Nut Roastery and Merry Maids. The grand total of containers topped out at over 2700! That&#39;s an extroardinary amount of peanut butter, a record amount, in fact (this project was started in 2015)! And it&#39;s all thanks to your generosity. But with over 1000 families utilizing the food bank each and every month, sadly, that peanut butter will be gone in a matter of weeks.</p><p>Lately, local headlines have been made about<em><strong>&nbsp;Little Stand Jams</strong></em>, the Saanich-located roadside stand operated by owner Katherine Little.The stand, which offered homemade jams and salsas through an honour system,&nbsp;was&nbsp;shut down after a neighbour&nbsp;filed a bylaw complaint. That ticked a lot of people off. How would they be able to purchase their new favourite local jarred goods? Well it turns out that <em><strong>Pepper&#39;s&nbsp;has teamed up with Katherine and we will have all ten of her wonderful jams and her three types of fresh salsa on our shelves by the end of this week</strong></em>! We are so looking forward to working with Katherine and allowing the community to still enjoy her unique, handcrafted culinary delights!</p><p>Another one of Victoria&#39;s own small businesses is&nbsp;<em><strong>49 Below Artisinal Ice Cream</strong></em>. Pepper&#39;s has stocked their rotating flavours for a long time and so when they let us know that soon they&#39;d be creating<em><strong> gourmet ice cream bars</strong></em>, we (a) freaked out a little bit and then (b) calmly asked how soon that could happen? As it turns out, it&#39;s happened!! You&#39;re going to love these hefty bars, made with local ingredients and lots of love!</p><p>Recently, one of our customers asked if we could get&nbsp;in a smaller container of cottage cheese?&nbsp;And,&nbsp;us being us, we said of course we could! So now you can purchase&nbsp;<em><strong>Dairyland 2% Cottage Cheese 250g</strong></em>,&nbsp;the perfect size for snacking or if it takes you awhile to go through a 500g container.&nbsp;</p><p>Yet another Victoria small business,<em><strong>&nbsp;Heartisan Foods</strong></em>, has their&nbsp;cane sugar-free, raw, organic, vegan and holistic<em><strong>&nbsp;Mocolate</strong></em>&nbsp;bar back on our shelf!&nbsp;This gluten-free, prebiotic bar is made with ingredients such as marshmallow root, licorice root, Fo-Ti root, carob, hemp seed and coconut nectar to promote health and wellness. Mocolate:&nbsp;<strong>M</strong>ay&nbsp;<strong>O</strong>ur&nbsp;<strong>C</strong>ommunities&nbsp;<strong>O</strong>ffer&nbsp;<strong>L</strong>imitless&nbsp;<strong>A</strong>bundance&nbsp;<strong>T</strong>o&nbsp;<strong>E</strong>veryone.</p><p>Heating foods can destroy certain enzymes and nutrients contained therein. And oxidation, the exposure to the air of food, is also not good. That&#39;s what&nbsp;doesn&#39;t&nbsp;happen when cold pressed juices are made. New&nbsp;<em><strong>Well Cold-Pressed Juices&nbsp;</strong></em>are created using a hydraulic press and are verified Cold-pressed. This Ontario company uses the HPP (High Pressure Processing) method instead of pasteurization to extend the shelf-life of their&nbsp;amazing tasting juices by reducing 99.999% of the microorganisms. Separation is totally normal. Just shake and chug!</p><p>Coffee artistry done right is a thing of beauty. When you get that perfect cappuccino or latte handed to you from the barista who just&nbsp;made it, you feel just about as warm and fuzzy as the foamed milk on top of it. But if foamed milk just ain&#39;t your thing, then new fortified&nbsp;<em><strong>Earth&#39;s Own Oat Barista Edition&nbsp;</strong></em>might be. It foams and steams just like milk does so your dairy free coffee beverage will look and feel (mouth feel, that is) exactly&nbsp;like the real deal. And because it has a neutral flavour profile, all that delicious coffee flavour won&#39;t be masked.&nbsp;</p><p>For those of you who enjoy&nbsp;a nice, refreshing carbonated beverage without sugar, colour or artificial anything, Zevia Soda sure hits the spot. And now they&#39;ve got two new mixers for your favourite libations!&nbsp;<em><strong>Zevia Tonic Water&nbsp;</strong></em>(tantalizing Tom Collins, anyone?) and&nbsp;<em><strong>Zevia Ginger Beer&nbsp;</strong></em>(meritorious Moscow Mule?) are&nbsp;&quot;<em>bold in flavour with zero sugar and no artificial sweeteners. A delicious compliment to any cocktail, mocktail or straight out of the can</em>!&quot;</p><p>That&#39;s all the newness we can offer for this week. Oh, and before we forget,<em><strong>&nbsp;Canada Day is coming up on Monday, July 1</strong></em>!&nbsp;Our<em><strong> hours for that day are 7AM-7:30PM</strong></em>. Time to break out the Canadian tuxedo and celebrate in style! Let&#39;s bring it back into fashion!&nbsp;And while we&#39;re all rocking the denim on denim look, we should pause between Molsons to&nbsp;thank Bing Crosby for this unique style. After all, it was his visit to Vancouver in 1951 that spawned its creation.&nbsp;</p><p>Happy Canada Day!!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 18, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-18-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 18 Jun 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; On this day in 1942, Sir James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England. In case you didn&#39;t know already, this guy is kind of a big deal, musically speaking. Aside from being one of the most successful composers and performers of all time (his partnership writing songs with John Lennon is THE most successful&nbsp;ever) he is also one of the wealthiest musicians in the world with an estimated worth of $1.2 billion! He did say, &quot;That&#39;s what I want&quot;&nbsp;in the Beatles song Money. Well, he got it!&nbsp;Can&#39;t Buy Me Love, huh? Pretty sure you can buy anything with that kind of cash.</p><p>If you came down on Saturday hoping to try out the<em><strong> Holy Grail Chocolate Sauces</strong></em> that we mentioned last week&nbsp;only to find that Hilary wasn&#39;t here...it was due to a bad bout of food poisoning! We&#39;re happy to report that she is feeling much better and is very apologetic for not being able to make it.</p><p>The last few months have seen an explosion of new varieties of Oreo Cookies. Their wacky crew&nbsp;must never sleep! That&#39;s because they&#39;ve added another two flavours!<em><strong>&nbsp;Oreo Dark Chocolate</strong></em>&nbsp;is the classic Oreo cookie with dark chocolate flavoured creme sandwiched in between. Made with real cocoa. A little less traditional is&nbsp;<em><strong>Oreo Carrot Cake Cookies</strong></em>, with carrot cake flavoured cookies and a cream cheese flavoured creme centre.</p><p>What better to wash down a bunch of cookies with than lemonade, especially now that it&#39;s officially hot outside?<em><strong>&nbsp;Black River Classic Lemonade</strong></em>&nbsp;has just arrived and could be your next favourite summertime beverage. Made with cane sugar, concentrated lemon and lime juices and a whole lot of love to boot, it&#39;s the perfect combination of sweet and tart!</p><p>Anytime that we can get a quality, local product into the store, we jump at the opportunity. So when we heard about&nbsp;<em><strong>Millstone Farm &amp; Organics Inc. Farm Fresh Eggs</strong></em>, we didn&#39;t hesitate! Their products are all focused on the health of humans and the environment. And these organic eggs are produced from hens that are free to roam the natural pastures and forest of the farm located in North Saanich! We should mention that these eggs are available in limited quantities so please don&#39;t be upset if you come looking and find the shelf empty.&nbsp;</p><p>If you&#39;ve been buying Mornington Goat Butter at Pepper&#39;s, you won&#39;t find it anymore. That&#39;s because it&#39;s been discontinued. But don&#39;t be alarmed! We replaced it with&nbsp;<em><strong>Woolwich Goat Butter</strong></em>&nbsp;who&#39;ve been lovingly creating goat milk products in Orangeville,&nbsp;Ontario for quite awhile now. This butter has a creamy smooth texture and a rich taste that pairs well sauteed on vegetables or spread on rustic, crusty bread!</p><p>Libert&eacute; Mediterranee Yogurt is famous for being &uuml;ber thick and rich, a truly decadent treat. And like many other companies, they offer a rotating limited edition flavour. For some reason, their last one, Pumpkin Salted Caramel,&nbsp;flopped. But this new one looks to be a solid bet.&nbsp;New to the dairy shelf is&nbsp;<em><strong>Libert&eacute; Mediterranee Limited Edition Wild Blueberry</strong></em>! Nothing exotic or unconventional about this flavour: just a whole lot of creamy, delicious blueberry-on-the-bottom high fat yogurt! Go ahead and live a little! You deserve it!</p><p>All of the honey flavoured yogurts that Pepper&#39;s stocks are solid sellers. So we decided to add<em><strong>&nbsp;Oikos Honey Greek&nbsp;Yogurt&nbsp;</strong></em>in a convenient 4x100g multipack! Lots of people like plain greek yogurt with a little honey to sweeten things up. Now skip a step and buy it with the honey already added!&nbsp;</p><p>And while we&#39;re talking about yogurt, we&#39;ll just remind you that we sell the plastic lids for the super popular<em><strong>&nbsp;Riviera Petit Pot Yogurts</strong></em>. This is the delicious, French-Canadian yogurt that comes in the little glass jars. After you&#39;ve eaten the yummy contents, you can re-use the jar for&nbsp;whatever you like: as a tealight candle holder, to store spices, screws, your weed, you name it.&nbsp;The choice is up to you!</p><p>Are you concerned about the amount of detergents and phosphates entering the environment? If so then<em><strong>&nbsp;If You Care Automatic Dishwasher Tablets</strong></em>&nbsp;will ease your conscientious mind while simultaneously providing you with sparkling clean dishes! These super concentrated tabs&nbsp;<em>use a potent blend of mineral and plant derived cleaning ingredients including powerful enzymes</em>.&nbsp;No phosphates or chlorine to be found anywhere. And because they&#39;re super concentrated, their size is reduced. That means a reduced box size, less weight per box, less raw materials used, stored, transported, handled&nbsp;and distributed. That equates to&nbsp;less fuel burned, less CO2 and less detergents in the environment. Your choices make a difference. Give these dishwasher tabs a try...if you care.</p><p>A lot of people would love to have a better smelling room, house or car but they just can&#39;t handle the harshness of many of the aerosolized spray deodorants.<em><strong>&nbsp;Attitude Little Ones Natural Air Purifier</strong></em>&nbsp;takes care of that problem (and many nasty problem odours, too!). How does it work? It&#39;s an odour absorbing, Canadian made product that uses activated charcoal to purify air in spaces up to 400 square feet! It has a subtle yet pleasing scent but doesn&#39;t contain any&nbsp;ingredients that would cause you any concern to be exposed to. In other words, it&#39;s all-natural just as the name suggests. Just like the Ronco Rotisserie Oven, set&nbsp;it and forget it!</p><p>And finally, the winner of our highly coveted Toronto Maple&nbsp;Leafs jersey was Astrid, a transplanted Torontonian of 26 years and, coincidentally, a huge fan. Congratulations Astrid!</p><p>We have a great ad for you this week. Make sure you take advantage of these deals! Until next week, take good care!&nbsp;</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter June 11, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-june-11-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 11 Jun 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>[Ward has arrived home from work and is reading the mail in the living room, unbeknownst to June and Wally who have just come down the stairs]&nbsp;</p><p><strong>June Cleaver</strong>&nbsp;:&nbsp;Now Wally, I want you to go in the living room and pick up those orange peels that you left on the coffee table. If your father comes home and sees them he&#39;ll be in a terrible mood all through dinner.</p><p><strong>Wally Cleaver</strong>&nbsp;:&nbsp;Yeah, I don&#39;t want him hollerin&#39; at me again.</p><p>[June sees Ward in the living room, who has overheard their exchange]&nbsp;</p><p><strong>June Cleaver</strong>&nbsp;:&nbsp;[sheepishly]&nbsp;&nbsp;Hello Dear. I was upstairs, I didn&#39;t know you were home.</p><p><strong>Ward Cleaver</strong>&nbsp;:&nbsp;Oh yes, the monster has returned to his cave.</p><p>Sunday is <strong>Father&#39;s Day </strong>and that means no leaving orange peels in the living room (kids)&nbsp;and if you&#39;re a dad...no hollerin&#39;! To all you fathers out there, enjoy your special day, wherever your cave may be!</p><p>We have an in-store demo happening <em><strong>Saturday, June 15th</strong></em> between the hours of 11am and 1pm whereby Victoria&#39;s own<em><strong>&nbsp;Holy Grail Kitchen Co.</strong></em>&nbsp;will be sampling some of their superior quality,&nbsp;<em><strong>dairy free</strong></em>&nbsp;chocolate sauces. Make sure to stop by and give them a try!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s prides itself on is being as accomodating to customers as possible. And one of the ways we can do that is to get products that customers request. It&#39;s not always possible but we always try our best! And last week we were able to get in&nbsp;<em><strong>Riviera Coconut Milk Vegan Delight Raspberry and Blackcurrent</strong></em>. This high protein, lactose-free vegan yogurt is made with coconut milk and has such a rich texture, you&#39;ll likely be fooled into thinking it&#39;s classic yogurt! Calcium, plus vitamins A, B12 and D have been added to this highly probiotic delight!</p><p><em><strong>Glaceau Vitamin Water</strong></em>&nbsp;is one of the best selling drinks in our cold beverage cooler.&nbsp;But now there are two new, low-calorie options to tantalize the tastebuds and rehydrate your body.&nbsp;<em><strong>Vitamin Water Fire&nbsp;</strong></em>is&nbsp;<em>spicy watermelon and lime</em>&nbsp;flavoured with only 15 calories per bottle. The spice comes from ginseng and it&#39;s an excellent source of vitamins C and B! Or perhaps your taste preference is for&nbsp;<em><strong>Vitamin Water Ice</strong></em>, the<em>&nbsp;cool blueberry lavender</em>&nbsp;drink also sky high in vitamins C and B and containing only 10 calories per bottle! It&#39;s an epic battle of the senses. Who ya got?&nbsp;</p><p>Are you of those people that likes their cola a little on the fruity side? Oh yeah? Perfect, because now Pepsi has new <em><strong>Pepsi Mango</strong></em> and <em><strong>Pepsi Lime</strong></em>, respectively, to liven up the cola drinking experience that they figure must need&nbsp;livening up. They&#39;ve been making Diet Pepsi Lime since forever but this is regular Pepsi with real lime juice. But mango is all new territory! Let us know if you approve!</p><p>Did you know that our full-service Meat Department has a plethora of BBQ friendly products other than just steaks and burgers to &quot;meat&quot; all of your family BBQing needs? We have&nbsp;<em><strong>Chicken Skewers</strong></em>&nbsp;in teriyaki, honey garlic, buffalo, lemon herb and souvlaki flavours! Throw another shrimp (or a few) on the bar-b with&nbsp;<em><strong>Shrimp Skewers</strong></em>, available plain or marinated.&nbsp;Or try putting your John Spatchcock on this BBQ favourite by cooking up one of our&nbsp;<em><strong>Spatchcock Chickens</strong></em>, also&nbsp;available plain or marinated. How about a fresh&nbsp;<em><strong>Salmon Burger</strong></em>&nbsp;(sockeye) with bacon or sundried tomato? We&#39;ve got<em><strong>&nbsp;Maui Ribs</strong></em>&nbsp;or<em><strong>&nbsp;Marinated Pork Tenderloin</strong></em>. And don&#39;t forget that a&nbsp;<em><strong>Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast&nbsp;</strong></em>makes an excellent dinner on the BBQ.&nbsp;There&#39;s something for everyone available at Pepper&#39;s Meat Department!</p><p>If you&#39;re going to whip up some burgers or hotdogs, make sure to pick up the perfect condiment for either:&nbsp;<em><strong>Mazzetta Deli-Style Zesty Bell Pepper Relish</strong></em>! This is an awesome alternative to regular old sweet green relish with both red and green peppers mixed with jalapenos, vinegar and mustard seed. And remember, we already carry their sweet pepper relish, too!</p><p><em><strong>Asian Home Gourmet Coconut Cream Powder Mix</strong></em>&nbsp;is a convenient way to use coconut milk. Maybe your recipe doesn&#39;t call for an entire can of coconut milk. Problem solved! You can use this powder (each packet makes the equivalent of one coconut&#39;s milk) in curries, smoothies, Pina Coladas or just about anything where rich, coconut flavour is required.</p><p>A little while back we started carrying <em><strong>Caboo Bamboo and Sugarcane Fibre Dinner Napkins</strong></em> so we decided to expand on that by offering&nbsp;<em><strong>Caboo Bamboo and Sugarcane Fibre Facial Tissue</strong></em>. Just like the napkins, they use only 100% bamboo and sugarcane fibres to produce this strong yet soft tissue. And no, they don&#39;t use bamboo that would otherwise be dinner for pandas. 100% Canadian owned.</p><p>These next products go out to our furry friends, both feline and canine, because they need some variety in their diets just like the rest of us.&nbsp;<em><strong>Friskies Indoor Classic Pate Chicken Dinner</strong></em>&nbsp;has all the nutrition that your indoor cat requires with the added benefit of hairball control. It promotes a healthy weight for your kitty aged 1 and up.</p><p>Just look at the contented face of the cat on the bag of&nbsp;<em><strong>Purina Cat Chow Easily Digestible Cat Food</strong></em>! Is that the face of a cat with gastointestinal issues? No way, Jose! With natural prebiotic fibre to support digestive health, high quality protein and 100% complete and balanced nutrition for adult cats, yours will be purring all the way to the litterbox after chowing down on this food!</p><p>And finally,<em><strong>&nbsp;Purina Beneful IncrediBites Grilled Sirloin&nbsp;Steak</strong></em>&nbsp;flavoured dogfood is just for small dogs! The number 1 ingredient is real beef and it&#39;s nutrient rich to support your adult&nbsp;small dog&#39;s higher metabolism. Plus, it&#39;s a blend of crunchy and chewy bits that is GUARANTEED to be loved by your dog. It&#39;s right on the bag. Give your Poop-a-Snoo (or whatever baby-talk name you call your beloved pooch) this tasty and healthy food that he&#39;ll find irresistable!</p><p>Thanks for checking us out again this week. It&#39;s been a slice! Until next Tuesday, take good care!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 28, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-28-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 28 May 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; On this day in 1934, the Dione Quintuplets were born in Corbeil, Ontario. Yvonne, Cecile, Annette, Emilie and Marie were born two months premature and were the first known quintuplets to survive infancy which is remarkable given that&nbsp;their total combined weight one week after birth was 10 pounds!</p><p>Last week we told you about&nbsp;<em><strong>Project Peanut Butter</strong></em>&nbsp;where your peanut butter donation is matched by Pepper&#39;s, Merry Maids and Island Nut Roastery as a way to help underpriviledged folks get something to eat through<em><strong> The Mustard Seed Food Bank</strong></em>. This means that your one jar donation results in a total of four!&nbsp;You have until June 18th to contribute. And<em><strong>&nbsp;this week in our ad</strong></em>, we have&nbsp;<em><strong>Island Nut Roastery Peanut Butter 375g</strong></em>&nbsp;on<em><strong> for the great price of $3.46</strong></em>! If you haven&#39;t already, please consider purchasing a jar and donating it towards a great cause.</p><p>What better goes with peanut butter than jelly? Perhaps not&nbsp;<em><strong>Trugs Gourmet Nicely Spicy Red Pepper Jelly</strong></em>&nbsp;with white wine.You could spread it on a turkey sandwich instead of mustard or mayo. Or use it as a glaze on pork or salmon. Of course, dolloped&nbsp;on a cracker with cream cheese is always a hit at parties. Red pepper jelly can be eaten lots of different ways so make sure you try this new and delicious one made in Burnaby, BC!</p><p>BBQ season is now officially in full swing and if you&#39;re looking for a way to create the most flavourful steak in the &#39;hood then look no further than&nbsp;<em><strong>The Keg Steaklhouse + Bar Steak Spice</strong></em>&nbsp;with 25% less sodium than the Original. This blend of dehydrated onion and garlic and select spices is the perfect seasoning for your next grilled steak. And a portion of the proceeds generated from the sale goes towards charity through The Keg Spirit Foundation. For more information head on over <strong>to&nbsp;www.kegsteakhouse.com</strong></p><p><em>Lovely Lemon Grass</em></p><p><em>Essential in Asian foods</em></p><p><em>You delight my mouth.</em></p><p>What else can you say about lemon grass? With new&nbsp;<em><strong>Haiku Lemon Grass in water</strong></em>, you&#39;ll always have some on hand when your Thai or Vietnamese recipes call for it. And<em><strong>&nbsp;M&#39;Lord Marinated Green Asparagus&nbsp;</strong></em>has a refreshing and tangy flavour, perfect for salads, as an accompaniment to your appetizer plate or even as a garnish for&nbsp;a Bloody Mary.</p><p>What if you could eat cookies by the fistful and not have to worry about ingesting all kinds of junk that you don&#39;t want in the process? You&#39;d probably go for it, right? Well now that dream can be a reality with new&nbsp;<em><strong>Sejoyia Coco-Thins Snackable Cashew Cookies</strong></em>. These light and crispy cookies are made from organic coconut, cashews, cassava and only a few more ingredients for a gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and paleo friendly snack! Choose from&nbsp;<em><strong>Salted Caramel</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Lemon Zest</strong></em>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<em><strong>Chocolate</strong></em>! Sejoyia means&nbsp;<em>See-Joy-In-All</em>. And&nbsp;these cookies should bring loads of joy to whomever eats them! Plus, they&#39;re made using 100% wind powered energy!</p><p>Our Dairy Dept. made several additions this week, the first actually being a non-dairy item with&nbsp;<em><strong>Earth</strong></em> <em><strong>Island Pepper Jack Style Cheese Alternative</strong></em>. You&#39;ve got your jalapeno peppers, your sweet bell peppers, your olive extract and other ingredients for a spicy, vegan cheese-like slice that&#39;ll make any dish perk up!</p><p>Our customers have been asking for more grass-fed products and we&#39;ve listened by bringing in&nbsp;<em><strong>Donia Farms Grass Fed Milk</strong></em>&nbsp;in a 2L jug! This South Surrey, BC farm has been around since 1955 producing silage-free dairy products. Currently we only have 2% but will add homo when the supplier has it available. Taste the difference grass-fed makes. You might not go back to regular milk ever again!</p><p>Another brand spankin&#39; new item is&nbsp;<em><strong>S&auml;vor Grass Fed Butter</strong></em>. Made in Eastern Ontario, this butter is created by&nbsp;following the standards and guidelines for Grass&nbsp;Fed Dairy from the Dairy Farmers of Ontario and the Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle.&nbsp;</p><p>And finally, Pepper&#39;s has added another brand of goat milk yogurt:&nbsp;<em><strong>Goat&#39;s Pride Whole Milk Goat Yogurt</strong></em>! This yogurt is made in Abbotsford, BC at McLennan Creek.&nbsp;The popularity of goat&nbsp;milk products has really skyrocketed because goat milk has numerous benefits that bovine&nbsp;milk does not (as per the Goat&#39;s Pride website):</p><ul> <li>Goat milk cells are 1/5th&nbsp;the size of dairy milk cells, making goat milk easier for humans to digest than milk from larger animals.</li> <li>The protein in goat milk is a different type of protein than in cow milk (A2 vs A1).&nbsp;This protein is much more easily tolerated by humans, especially those with food allergies.</li> <li>Goat milk contains lactose, BUT it also contains an enzyme that helps our bodies to more easily digest the lactose so for people with lactose intolerances goat&nbsp;milk often does not give them the same symptoms.</li></ul><p>So if you like dairy but can&#39;t tolerate it well, goat milk products might just be the remedy.</p><p>Next week we&#39;ll be into&nbsp;the month of June, can you believe that? Time sure does fly where you&#39;re having fun! Thanks for taking the time to read up on what&#39;s new at the store. Until next time, take good care and have a great week!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 21, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-21-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 21 May 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; For those of you returning to work this morning after enjoying a long weekend, we can sympathize. It&#39;s always tough slogging the first day back.&nbsp;The good news is that you get to enjoy another one of our newsletters and hopefully it takes the sting out of heading&nbsp;into the ol&#39; salt mine again. Our first order of business involves informing you about a cause near and dear to our hearts: Project Peanut Butter.</p><p><em><strong>Project Peanut Butter has begun</strong></em>! Did you know summer is one of the leanest times of year for food bank donations? We have joined with <em><strong>Island Nut Roastery</strong></em> &amp; <em><strong>Merry Maids&nbsp;</strong></em>to help keep the shelves of the Mustard Seed full this summer!&nbsp;From now until June 18th, for every jar of peanut butter donated,<br />Pepper&rsquo;s Foods, Island Nut Roastery &amp; Merry Maids will each donate a jar of Island Nut Roastery Peanut Butter to the Mustard Seed. One jar donated = four!!</p><p>You can bring in any&nbsp;kind of peanut butter to the store from anywhere&nbsp;or purchase any jar from us and leave it with a cashier. It&#39;s a small gesture that can make a BIG difference to those who are less fortunate!</p><p>First up on our list of new items is&nbsp;<em><strong>Hellmann&#39;s Vegan Dressing &amp; Sandwich Spread</strong></em>. Carefully crafted with non-GMO sourced ingredients, this certified vegan dressing contains no eggs, trans fats, gluten, cholesterol, artificial colours or&nbsp;flavours. The Hellmann&#39;s Canada website shows that it has a 4.4 star rating out of a possible five from over 200 reviews, many of which state that there&#39;s finally a vegan mayo that tastes like the real deal! You&#39;re just going to have to try it for yourself to find out!</p><p>You know what&#39;s more fun than eating vegan mayonnaise? That&#39;s right...drinking vegan Caesars! Now you can enjoy that vegan sandwich&nbsp;with&nbsp;<em><strong>Walter Craft Vegan Caesar Mix</strong></em>. The bottle states:&nbsp;<em>this 100% plant-based mix is seasoned with horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, select spices and dulse hand-harvested from the Bay of Fundy</em>. Dulse is an edible seaweed which&nbsp;<em>&quot;imparts a taste of the sea</em>.&quot; So if you suffer from a shellfish allergy, now you&#39;ve got the go-ahead to enjoy a Caesar (or two) with this premium, Canadian mix! But don&#39;t forget, we also have the&nbsp;<em><strong>Walter Classic&nbsp;Caesar</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Walter Spicy Caesar</strong></em>&nbsp;mixes for those who prefer or can tolerate the clam juice.</p><p>If you&#39;re looking for another thing to eat that&#39;ll impart a taste of the sea on your tongue then look no further than<strong><em>&nbsp;Kim Nori Seasoned Seaweed Snacks</em></strong>. Available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Sea Salt</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Sweet n Spicy</strong></em>&nbsp;and<em><strong>&nbsp;Korean BBQ</strong></em>, this edible seaweed (Nori is the Japanese name for edible seaweed) is of the highest quality and makes for a delicious (and highly nutritious) snack!</p><p>Beyond Meat is taking&nbsp;consumers by storm! And we&#39;ve been stocking&nbsp;<em><strong>Beyond Meat Sausages</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Beyond Meat Burgers&nbsp;</strong></em>(4 packs) since they became available for retail. And now, we have <em><strong>Beyond Meat Burgers 2.0</strong></em>! If you want to purchase these meatless burgers in a two-pack, now you can! Get in on the action and try&nbsp;&quot;<em>The world&#39;s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks and satisfies like beef without gluten, soy or GMOs</em>.&quot;</p><p>If you&#39;re still using one of those wire bristled BBQ grate cleaners, you could literally be putting your health at risk. More and more people are reporting that they&#39;ve ingested a fine wire bristle that&nbsp;broke off and stuck to their food. Obviously this is going to bum out you and everyone else attending your BBQ if it happens. Plus, after all those wire bristles have fallen off, you have to throw away a substantial hunk of plastic. So why not use a solid, hardwood grill scraper such as the<em><strong> Original Barbeque Grill Scraper</strong></em>&nbsp;to do the job? It&#39;s a safer and friendlier way to clean your BBQ grill. Simply heat up the grill, use the beveled edge to clean the top&nbsp;of the grill, and turn it sideways to get in between grates. Over time, grooves will form to your grill&rsquo;s grate.&nbsp;Plus it doubles as a miniature oar, windshield scraper and corporal punishment device (just kidding!).</p><p>If you&#39;re throwing a huge sushi dinner&nbsp;party or any other kind of&nbsp;asian inspired cooking dinner party sometime soon, you&#39;re going to need some appropriate eating utensils. How about a bag of 24 pairs of<em><strong>&nbsp;Bamboo Chopsticks</strong></em>? There&#39;s not much more to say about this item except that you&#39;ll find it in Aisle 4.</p><p>Canadian entrpreneurs Chris Emery and Larry Finnson pitched Chris&#39; grandmother&#39;s recipe to the Dragons on CBC&#39;s Dragon&#39;s Den. They got a deal and created&nbsp;&nbsp;a multi-million dollar business which they sold in 2006. In 2012, they returned with<em><strong>&nbsp;OMG&#39;s</strong></em>, their new gourmet confection of delicious chocolatey graham clusters mixed with almonds, toffee bits or pretzels. Available in&nbsp;<em><strong>Chocolate</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Vanilla&nbsp;</strong></em>and<em><strong>&nbsp;Peanut Butter Pretzel</strong></em>, these sweet snacks have a taste that will leave you saying OMG!</p><p>Finally, we have succulent and oh so tasty&nbsp;tomatoes from Victoria&#39;s own&nbsp;<em><strong>Glanford Greenhouses</strong></em>!&nbsp;<em><strong>Roma</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>cherry</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>tomatoes-on-the-vine</strong></em>&nbsp;varieties&nbsp;grace our Produce Dept. shelves and are as local as it gets! Make sure to pick up some of these amazing fruits next time you shop at Pepper&#39;s!</p><p>That&#39;s all she wrote, people!&nbsp;As always, thanks for taking a look and we look forward to seeing you in the aisles!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p> Pepper's Newsletter May 14, 2019 https://www.peppers-foods.com/inside-peppers/peppers-newsletter-may-14-2019/ Peppers Foods Tue, 14 May 2019 06:31:00 GMT <p>Good morning!&nbsp; The majority of the world recognizes Mother&#39;s Day as the second Sunday of May but many countries do not. If you celebrated your mother, your grandmother, wife, aunt, daughter or the significant matriarchal women of your life this past weekend, we sincerely hope that you enjoyed the day honouring these special people!&nbsp;</p><p>This week&#39;s newsletter contains an abundance of health and beauty and other items but before we get to that, we&#39;d like to remind you of the upcoming Victoria Day Long Weekend store hours. It&#39;s business as usual on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so the only real change is on&nbsp;<em><strong>Monday, May 20th</strong></em> when<em><strong> we will be open from 7 am until 7:30 pm</strong></em>.</p><p>Just in time for the sunny weather we have new&nbsp;<em><strong>Maui Vera Organic After-Sun Moisturizer</strong></em>. With soothing organic aloe vera, peppermint and noni, you&#39;ll feel the healing touch of Hawaii with this special Hawaiian formula! It&nbsp;feels and smells fantastic on your skin but doesn&#39;t contain parabens, EDTA, artificial colours or synthetic fragrances.&nbsp;</p><p>Another excellent option for healing and repairing dry or damaged skin is by using&nbsp;Realaloe Aloe Spray. It hydrates and rejuvenates skin, absorbs quckly and promotes elasticity! And it&#39;s unscented, containing pure, certified organic aloe vera juice.</p><p>If the winter took its toll on your facial skin or you&#39;ve been burning the candle at both ends and it shows, then&nbsp;<em><strong>Burt&#39;s Bees</strong></em>&nbsp;has a&nbsp;<em><strong>Hydrating Sheet Mask</strong></em>&nbsp;with clary sage and a&nbsp;<em><strong>Rejuvenating Eye Mask&nbsp;</strong></em>with rosehip seed extract &amp; jojoba oil to help reverse your Frankenstein-like appearance and make you feel good again! All you do is place on your face or under your eyes, wait five minutes and then remove. Massage any excess formula into your skin and voila, you&#39;re all done! No rinsing required!</p><p>Whether you&#39;re stressed, work overtime, consume too much caffeine or use your devices too much there&#39;s a decent chance that you&nbsp;aren&#39;t getting the sleep that you require every night. In fact, a StatsCan study found that insomnia increased by 42% from 2007-2015 among Canadian adults. And we&#39;ve lost an average of one hour of sleep since 2005. This might explain why we are selling out of<em><strong>&nbsp;U-Dream Herbal Mixture</strong></em>. This is an all-natural sleep aid which can help with the quality and duration of your sleep.<strong>&nbsp;As with any supplement, make sure to read the cautions and warnings on the back of the package, or talk to your doctor, to make sure this product, and any of the others listed in this newsletter, is right for you.</strong></p><p>There&#39;s nothing worse than getting a summer cold or flu, right? So if you feel either coming on, make sure to use&nbsp;<em><strong>Cold-Q Natural Oral Spray</strong></em>&nbsp;to help your immune system fight of cold and flu viral attacks! Brought to you by United Biopharmaceuticals Inc. of Richmond, BC, this is a 100% natural remedy free of pesticides and heavy metals (I would certainly hope so!). If you&#39;d like to read more about this product, please visit their website&nbsp;<strong>www.coldq.com</strong></p><p><em><strong>Spatone Liquid Iron</strong></em>&nbsp;is another 100% natural iron supplement new to Pepper&#39;s. As per the box,&nbsp;iron is an essential mineral for carrying oxygen around your body and maintaining good health. It helps to reduce tiredness and fatique caused by iron deficiency anemia. The liquid formula is naturally occuring in water so it is readily and gently absorbed by your body&nbsp;and should cause fewer of the side effects associated with typical iron supplements. And each box contains 28 one-a-day sachets.</p><p>Alright, now let&#39;s get to the stuff you can eat!&nbsp;<em><strong>La Dee Da Gourmet Sauces</strong></em>&nbsp;are made in Ontario and are going to be your new fave&nbsp;sauces if&nbsp;eating vegan and gluten-free is a requirement. Even if they&#39;re not, you&#39;re still going to want to try these super versative sauces! First, there&#39;s&nbsp;<em><strong>Savoury Mushroom Basil Sauce</strong></em>, which, as the website states:&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>This vegan sauce is our &quot;open and pour sauce&quot;. It can be used over pasta, chicken, pork, fish, vegan/vegetarian dishes, enjoyed over rice or quinoa or as your new favourite gluten free gravy! Dairy-free so you can add it to a crock pot without any issue! Experience how flavourful a &ldquo;cream&rdquo; sauce made from veggies can be.</em></p><p>Next, the&nbsp;<em><strong>Twelve Veggie Tomato&nbsp;Sauce</strong></em>&nbsp;<em>is one of the only sauces on the market that you can eat both hot or cold! Amazingly versatile, it can be used as a salsa, bruschetta topping, pizza sauce, pasta sauce, enjoyed over rice or quinoa, soup base, chili base and pairs well with any meat or fish. No acidity as it is produced with water versus sugar typically found in other sauces.</em></p><p>And finally, for those of you with nightshade veggie sensitivities, there&#39;s<em><strong>&nbsp;Butternut Squash Beet Sauce</strong></em>&nbsp;<em>a brilliantly delectable tomato-less alternative. For those who can&rsquo;t digest nightshades such as tomatoes, eggplant and peppers (to name a few), itoffers a delicious solution (and of course can also be enjoyed on almost any diet). Fantastic over pasta, as a pizza sauce or simply for dipping! Try our &lsquo;No-Mato&rsquo; Sauce and taste what you&rsquo;ve been missing.</em></p><p>&quot;Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?&quot; This is classically quoted &quot;go to&quot;&nbsp;Monty Python and the Holy Grail material. And we&#39;re suggesting that you try new&nbsp;<em><strong>Go Co Bites</strong></em>, gently toasted coconut pressed into bite sized&nbsp;pieces which will soon become your new &quot;go to&quot; snack! Available in<em><strong>&nbsp;Simply Coconut</strong></em>,&nbsp;<em><strong>Coconut with Salted Caramel&nbsp;</strong></em>and&nbsp;<em><strong>Coconut with Cocoa</strong></em>&nbsp;they&#39;re gluten free, high in fibre and full of delicious coconut flavour!</p><p>Another new product, sweetened with coconut sugar, is<em><strong>&nbsp;Nature&#39;s Path Organic Grain Free Granola&nbsp;</strong></em>in&nbsp;<em><strong>Vanilla Poppy Seed</strong></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><strong>Caramel Pecan&nbsp;flavours</strong></em>, respectively. These paleo friendly granolas are made with seeds and nuts and are a great source of Omega-3 polyunsaturates!</p><p>And for all you sweet-toothed folk out there, we have two new types of candy!<em><strong>&nbsp;Waterbridge Red and Black Berries Winegums&nbsp;</strong></em>taste of delicious raspberry and blackcurrant, not your typical winegum flavours! And&nbsp;<em><strong>Waterbridge Fizzy Pop</strong></em>&nbsp;combines ginger beer, pink lemonade, classic cola and cherryade flavours for&nbsp; a super tangy, gelatine free treat!</p><p>Whew, that was a jam-packed newsletter! Hope you enjoyed reading about everything new to Pepper&#39;s Foods for another week. Until next time, take good care!</p><p>Pepper&#39;s Foods</p><p>&nbsp;</p>