The weather improved a little and the sun seemed to come out just so President’s Choice’s could throw their Canada’s Biggest BBQ Event. They had their ice cream shop truck there and were handing out free mini ice cream cones of some of their parlor ice cream flavours.
I tried their Rainbow Ice Cream and I gotta say, um, I really did not like it. It just tasted like candy, all fake. I know it was supposed to be bubble gum flavoured but I was hoping to taste some of the raspberry. Definitely not my cup of tea.
My husband tried the Marshmallow Chocolate Swirl and he liked it, he said that it tasted like a campfire, roasted marshmallows and chocolate, kind of like a s’more! He was disappointed they did not have their Tiger Tail Ice Cream to sample. He used to have that as a kid and misses it. I can not imagine orange ice cream with a streak of black licorice in it! I may have to use the $1 coupon I got at the truck to let him try that one later on.
I did buy the PC Maple Crunch Ice Cream which is very delicious but uber sweet! That kind of goes with the territory of maple though. I sometimes find ice creams with this flavour only have a hint of maple but not this ice cream. It is all maple, all the time. In fact there are little candy maple bits all over the place. I really did enjoy this ice cream and probably will get it again.
The PC Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies were a controversial product in my house. I ate one and could barely finish it. As usual, boxed cookies do absolutely nothing for me. If I am going to ingest all those calories, they better be fabulous. Ever since I was a kid I have not enjoyed them so I figured I was prejudiced against them so I tried them out on my husband. He LOVED them! Big time. He has been enjoying them every day all week which shocks and amazes me. We had two completely different reactions to this product so my advice? If you like store-bought cookies these are apparently very good ones. If you are like me and do not like boxed cookies, these probably will not convert you.
PC 100% Sparkling Fruit Juice Orange Tangerine was both my favourite and most disappointing PC product to review. The good news? I have been waiting for a product like this. I make this kind of drink on my own all the time and thought how great it would be not to have to make it myself anymore. Carbonated water and fruit juice. No sodium. No caffeine. No syrups or additives of any kind. Two servings of fruit per can sounds perfect! Right?
The problem? The price. For a box of four cans the price was $3 on sale. As you can see in the photo above, one little 250mL (1 cup) can does not even fill my glass and yet it is a lot more expensive than a can of pop. At the same store, one can of Coke costs 44 cents per can. This can costs 73 cents per can, so you pay 29 cent more and you get 105 mL less. For just over $3 I can buy a large bottle of juice and combine with sparkling water and it will go a lot farther than four cups of liquid.
What a shame! We enjoyed this drink so much that we finished it before I had a chance to photograph it. I had to go out and buy more which drew my attention to the price. I was so disappointed. I will buy these product now and then but think I will stick with making my version of this drink for less money on a regular basis.
The only PC product I could not review was the PC Maple Bacon Marinade. My husband and I do not eat pork and this marinade actually has pork in it. Sorry about that! You can blame the movie Babe, it had a profound impact on both my husband and I. I do have some now and then but pork actually makes my husband sick. Sadly, I will have to pass on this product.
Thanks goes out to President’s Choice for letting me try and review their products. We had some big winners and not-so-big winners but I really appreciate being introduced to more products. I love cooking and baking but any help I can get in the kitchen I will take and I will definitely be making more of those sliders this summer and enjoying their maple ice cream.