Thankfully we saw lots of people this weekend to share all the President’s Choice goodies with!
PC Milk Chocolate Covered Crispy Coated Peanuts
The hidden crispy coating in these covered peanuts surprised everyone who tried them, including myself. It actually was more of an audible crack than a crunch. Very cool.
No hydrogenated oils, no artificial colours… I can see why they have been designated a “woot-woot” treat. Very clever! At $3.99 a bag for the peanut and chocolate lover, these are a must-try. I give them four out of five wooden spoons.
PC Milk Chocolate Covered Crunchy Peanut Butter Clusters
These crunchy peanut butter clusters caught me by surprise. I was expecting caramel because they reminded me so much for Turtles but no way. Imagine more of a Crispy Crunch bar but totally peanut buttery. Reg adored them and they were a hit with our friends. Incredibly crunchy too, these were quite awesome. At $3.99 a bag I give these four out of five wooden spoons.
PC Thick & Juicy Double Prime Sliders
I did a taste test of these Double Prime Sliders against the Blue Menu Angus Sliders Mini Lean Angus Beef Burgers since I already had some.
Sadly I could not find any of the new specialty condiments advertised in the Insider’s Report anywhere. There was a BBQ display but it was mostly Heinz products. I spoke with customer service and she said they were supposed to be there and they never showed up. I was at the Joseph Howe Superstore yesterday and they did not have them either. Bummer!
The first five burgers from top left are the double sliders and they were significantly thicker than the Blue Menu sliders.
Both tasted amazing but it is true that the double prime were much more tender and juicy.
I would probably get the Blue Menu ones next time because they are a healthier choice and still really good but wow, the texture of the double prime was very, very impressive. At $7.99 a box for 12 sliders I give this product five out of five wooden spoons.
I wish I could review these Pretzel Buns! I have had numerous people on Facebook ask my opinion of them but I ran into a few snags.
First, they were almost impossible to find. I asked the bakery section about them, they had no idea what I was talking about. I mentioned they were in their Insider’s Report and they walked around their section, not able to find them. I gave up.
Then I was walking through the meat department and there they were. What a mess of a display! I went to get them and was surprised at how hard they were. I bought them but by the time I made some veggie dogs in the next day or so, the buns had gone completely moldy. I guess these were not very fresh. So this item remains un-reviewed.
PC Loads of Buffalo Wing Ranch Flavour Tortilla Chips & Popped Spicy Dill Pickle Flavour Potato Chips
Sorry, wish I had links for these bad boys but they do not appear to be online!
President’s Choice, what are you doing to me? Your Loads of Buffalo Wing Ranch Flavour Tortilla Chips are unbelievable! I mean they are seriously delicious and yes, loaded with flavour. I could weep!
Normally I do not allow myself such sinfully tasty treats but gluten-loathers out there will be happy to hear that these are made with Spanish corn dough so they are wheat-free! They are slightly baked, then deep fried and seriously heavily-seasoned with some heat. Just the way I dreamed they would be, damn it. At $2.50 a bag, this sinful addictive treat gets four and a half out of five wooden spoons.
PC Popped Spicy Dill Pickle Flavour Potato Chips are such a relief and treat at the same time! Baked potato chips with real crunch, beautiful dill seasoning and slightly spicy flavour… These rock. They are not as loaded with flavour as the buffalo ranch but they are significantly less in fat and super crunchy. I did not think adding heat would work but it does and makes the eating experience quite fascinating.
These are $1.99 and you do get significantly less than the nachos. One bag of chips is 86 grams and the nachos at 250 grams but are only 51 cents more expensive. If you need a treat though without the fat and calories, these are pretty darn impressive. I give them four and a half out of five wooden spoons. I wanted just a little more dill flavour, that would have pushed it to a perfect rating.
I will admit, I was hesitant to pick up the S’mores Cream Pie. It looked way too rich and decadent for us but then I thought, my weekend guests might just love it. So I picked it up from my store. I found it in the bakery section where they have a freezer chest of their new and specialty treats. Which I find a little weird.
Definitely pretty and original! Fascinating idea to use the marshmallows on top and then torch them like a crème brûlée.
We let all sorts of people have a taste of this re-invented s’more. Everyone liked it. Did they love it? No, I don’t think so. Many people, including Reg and I, thought it was too sweet. I will say that I liked the crust and I hate graham crackers. The idea of the chocolate filling being a gooey chocolate mousse to replicate the melted chocolate was genus. I usually hate marshmallows because they taste so chewy and cheap but the roasted marshmallow topping melted in our mouths.
Of course the best person to test it on whose opinion I most respect is my mother-in-law, Lorraine. We brought it over yesterday for tea and she really, really liked it. She also thought it was too sweet so we all had a sliver of a piece with our tea which we enjoyed. Any more than that and I personally could not have finished it.
Reg finds s’mores to be too messy so this is such a clever way to have them without it being a bit of a foodie nightmare to eat. You just take it from the freezer, let it thaw for an hour of so in the fridge and it is ready to go. A clever summer treat, especially for those with the sweet tooth. At $8.99 a box, I give this product four out of five wooden spoons.
Believe it or not, there is more to come! But not for a while. That was a lot of treats!
Heather N says
This package is full of awesome products! I was hoping for some of the new condiments as well, I’m kinda bummed that you haven’t been able to find them locally… I’m still looking for truffle aioli 🙁 If I see them in Bayers Lake I will let you know 🙂
We liked the Smores pie too! Although I agree with you that it is really sweet & rich. I loved the crust & am not fond of graham crusts.
I found the condiments in the deli section as they have to be refrigerated. The Maple mustard & zucchini relish were delish on hotdogs-mustard has a bit of a bite!
Found the pretzle buns to be hard here too(In Thunder Bay).
Haven’t seen the pickle chips yet.
Suzie Ridler says
A foodie friend on FB said that they are near the meat department but in a refrigerated section so maybe they finally got them in? I’ll see if the truffle aioli is still at my store. I hope so, I’m almost out!
Tammy, thanks for the feedback, that’s very helpful and it sounds like we are on the same page. Will definitely look in the refrigerated section next time I am there. Oh those pickle chips are good! I had some for breakfast for don’t tell anyone, LOL.
Debra She Who Seeks says
I really like the rustic plate you photographed the sliders on!
Super haul as always, lucky you! My daughter is addicted to the ketchup flavoured Popped Chips, they are really good.
I also found the jarred condiments refrigerated in the meat dept. alongside where they sell sausages and pre-packed souvlaki.
I finally found the Truffle Aioli as well, our Loblaws just got some in so I snagged a jar, haven’t tried it yet though. Can’t wait!
Suzie Ridler says
Thanks Debra! One of my flea market treasures. 🙂 I love that plate too.
Ava, OMG, they have ketchup flavoured pop chips too?! My second favourite flavour. I will have to try those as well. Damn!
You’re right, the condiments are there but they did not have the caramelized onions one which is the one I want darn it. Hope you enjoy the aioli! Oh and they have some at my store right now too. I’m gong to have to get more!