Category: Food & Drink

Hot Dog Art – a Game-Changer at Dinner Time!

Hotdog Car featuring Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogs

Looking for a fun way to incorporate healthier foods while keeping the kids engaged and entertained this long weekend. Get their creative juices flowing with Hot Dog Art featuring vegetables and fruits along with Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogs! Here’s our favourite food art recipe idea courtesy of Maple Leaf Foods:

Hotdog Car
1 Maple Leaf Natural Top Dog
1 hotdog bun
1/4 cucumber cut into 4 rounds
2 cherry tomatoes cut in half 
Instructions: Open hotdog bun, being careful not to split apart. Place cooked hotdog in the bun. Using a toothpick, poke into the cherry tomato in the centre (this is the firmest part and will hold the toothpick) and slide cucumber round onto it (tomato should be the centre of the cucumber to look like a wheel). Repeat 3 more times and place the cucumber wheels into the front and back of the bun on both sides. Squirt mustard (or favourite condiment) onto hotdog.

Maple Leaf Top Dogs are made with real, simple, natural ingredients that you can pronounce, without compromising on taste, making them a great choice for the whole family to enjoy. Available at Loblaws ($3.99), No Frills ($4.49) and Metro ($4.49). For more info visit

Halo Top Launches Summer Flavour – Peaches & Cream

Halo Top Creamery introduces its newest seasonal flavour, Peaches & Cream, available in Canada for a limited time only. Canadians can pick up a fresh pint of Peaches & Cream just in time for this coming National Ice Cream Day –  July 21.

About: The latest pint delivers the ultimate taste of summer, packed with perfect swirls of peaches in a vanilla and cream base. This classic combination offers fans a refreshing treat they can feel good about eating at 320 calories and 20 grams of protein per pint.

Bonus: Halo Top Creamery now offers 16 irresistible flavours, including dairy and non-dairy options.

Where: The pints can be found nationwide at select Loblaw banners, Sobeys banners, Save-on-Foods, Longo’s, Federated Co-Op, Metro Ontario, Whole Foods Market West and Walmart. For more info visit and join the conversation at Facebook  Instagram and Twitter.

Loacker’s Chocolate Torte Recipe

Did you know that 72% of Canadians selected chocolate as their favourite sweet flavour according to a recent survey conducted by Loacker, the Italian heritage brand specializing in premium wafer biscuits. To celebrate Canada’s love for chocolate, Loacker is sharing an impressive, yet simple Chocolate Torte recipe. Made with fewer than 10 ingredients, layers on layers of chocolate and garnished with course sea salt, this recipe is sure to have you drooling!

Loacker Chocolate Torte

– 1 package Loacker Dark Chocolate Quadratini, crushed
– 6 TBSP unsalted butter, melted
– 3 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
– ½ cup heavy cream
·-1 cup 35% whipping cream
– Coarse sea salt, to garnish

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine crushed Quadratini and butter in a medium bowl until incorporated and press firmly into a 9-inch pie plate, in the bottom and up the sides. Bake for 5 minutes and let cool completely in the pan. Place 3 cups of chocolate chips into a large heat-safe bowl. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup whipping cream just barely to a simmer and pour into the bowl of chocolate chips. Cover bowl immediately with plastic wrap. Let chocolate mixture sit for 5 minutes and then stir with a spatula until smooth and glossy. Pour into cooled crust and let stand until cooled. In a medium glass bowl pour hot heavy cream over remaining chocolate chips, whisking until smooth and pour over cooled torte. Garnish with sea salt.

Loacker can be found at major retailers and in select specialty food store across Canada including Loblaws, Fortinos, Sobeys and Walmart. Products retail approximately for $1.99 CAD to $4.99 CAD. Be sure to try Loacker’s newest wafer flavours being launched this summer – Double Chocolate and Matcha Green Tea. For more info visit   @loackercanada

Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogs

What: Maple Leaf Foods implemented a sweeping set of changes last year across its entire food portfolio, removing everything artificial – preservatives, colours and flavours.

About: Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogs™ are no exception – they are made with real, simple, natural ingredients that you can pronounce, without compromising on taste, making them a great choice for the whole family to enjoy.

Bonus: Try the Original, BBQ, Chicken and Less Salt hot dogs.

Cost: Available at Loblaws ($3.99), No Frills ($4.49) and Metro ($4.49). For more info visit


Lightlife Burgers Available at Kelseys Original Roadhouse


With plant-based eating steadily on the rise, together with Canada’s new Food Guide encouraging more Canadians to eat plant-based, there’s great appetite for new and tasty plant-based foods. Beginning this month, the Lightlife® Burger (from Lightlife – the original plant-based pioneers founded in 1979) is now available at all 70 Kelseys restaurants across Canada.

About: The new burgers are featured as part of Kelseys core menu within the “Burly Burgers” section. New offerings include The Bourbon BBQ Lightlife Burger and The Roadhouse Lightlife Burger.

The burgers will also be making their debut during the Kelseys 3rd Annual Burger Festival, running now through July 14, 2019.

Bonus: The Lightlife Burger patties are made in Canada, contain 20 grams of protein and are free from GMOs, gluten and soy.

Where: Available at over 3,400 retail stores across Canada including Metro, Loblaws, Sobeys, Longo’s and Federated Coop. For more info visit @LightlifeFoods @kelseysrestaurants  @kelseys #lightlifeburger

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