Category: Food Products

Touring Saman Bakery

I recently had a chance to tour this North Vancouver based Persian breads and sweets production bakery. This family bakery has been supplying their breads to a growing number of markets throughout the Vancouver area since 2004. Amin Tavangar, President,…

Food Finds at the Canadian Health Food Show 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the annual Canadian Health Food Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This show saw food producers and suppliers from across North America and the world showing their products to mostly natural food retailers….

Standard Kombucha

I had an opportunity to try all 3 flavours from the Standard Kombucha line-up. The Lemon Ginger Kombucha made by Standard Kombucha was my favourite followed by the original flavour. It’s refreshing and a well made brew, this local company…

Nut-based Smoothies from Happy Planet

I had an opportunity to taste my way through all the flavours of these smoothies which are all made with nut milks with some great flavours too. Happy Planet recently launched a new premium line of fresh, all natural nut-based…

Cowichan Pasta Company

Vancouver Island based Cowichan Pasta Company works with local farmers  to grow both ancient grains and modern grains for their pasta production which is then milled at True Grain Mill and Bakery. Matt Horn founded the company in 2010 first…

Innovate Products at Grocery Showcase West

I was one of the judges of the top Innovative Products at the annual Grocery Showcase West (GSW) at the Vancouver Convention Centre held April 14, 2015. Known as the event for Western grocery retailers to meet with food producers…

Food Finds at the Canadian Health Food Show 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the annual Canadian Health Food Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This show saw food producers and suppliers from across North America showing their products to mostly natural food retailers. It’s the largest…

Quenching the Thirst Locally

It is always great to support the local producers any which way that I can, we are fortunate to live in a city where we benefit from the bounty of food and drink choices. Here are some local companies producing…

Tasting Chocolates, Caramels and Confections at Wild Sweets

Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby produces unique hand painted chocolates with complex flavour fillings along with caramels, confections and more. I had a chance to taste several of their chocolates, caramels, and much more recently at a private…

Desserts To Go at Wild Sweets

Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby recently launched a premium desserts selection that combine their chocolate with crème brulee, chocolate mousse and other fine elements. The desserts can be ordered online through their website for pickup at their Richmond…

Coco-Roons the Healthy Snack

Snacking takes on a different meaning at different times of the year, one thing that I found after trying the Coco-Roons is that asides from tasting good, they are also gluten-free, dairy-free and low glycemic. Starting out with a passion…

Local Shortbread by Peche Mignon

Locally produced shortbread doesn’t get any better than Peche Mignon. I finally had a chance to meet owners Vivien and Beng recently who are the founders of this local company that has been producing savoury and sweet shortbread for the…

Food Finds at the Canadian Health Food Show

I attended the annual Canadian Health Food Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the first time last week. For me this show was a dream come true, it was like a kid being in a candy store except this…

Cool Finds at Grocery Showcase West

I attended the annual Grocery Showcase West (GSW) at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the first time this past week. Known as the event for Western grocery retailers to meet with food producers and suppliers from across Canada. It’s the…

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