Returning to a healthy lifestyle has put the kibosh on a lot of blogging relationships I’ve had; luckily my Loblaws/Atlantic Superstore/President’s Choice ties are still strong and the Spring 2017 PC Insiders Collection is bursting with healthy options… and a few treats too, don’t panic.
I already shared how much I LOVE the PC Kale & Beet Slaw in my Crackslaw post but there is much more produce to be had, both fresh and frozen. Have you seen the frozen PC Chopped Kale in both conventional and organic? It’s wonderful. The Mr. and Chels are the apple aficionados in the family (I call them apple snobs because of their ‘only Honeycrisp’ obsession), and they both loved the new Lady Alice apples available at Superstore… although neither of them can explain exactly why. Chelsea actually said she thinks she likes them better than Honeycrisp! A cool thing about this variety… they don’t brown quickly when exposed to air.
There are a number of new shrimp in sauce options available this season, including the PC Lemon & Garlic Pacific White Shrimp. I served them with cauliflower rice and vegetables and while the shrimp were delicious, I found the sauce not that lemony or garlicy (we eat a ton of both so, so maybe it’s just us). The PC free & clear Black Cherry sparkling water is my new fave… I’ve drank many bottles since I cracked this one. Like many PC products, it’s now sweetened naturally with stevia, not Sucralose… just keep checking those labels. So far, I’ve bought waters, jams and even ketchup sweetened with stevia in the PC lineup – woohoo! The PC Traditional Black Forest Ham is delicious, without some of that extra ‘stuff’ that doesn’t need to be there, it also pairs nicely with the PC Sriracha Mayo (which is also a wicked Crackslaw topping).
I said there would be a treat, and here it is. My family all enjoys carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and since I no longer eat it, I no longer make it (I’m so mean!). When I saw this PC Rustic Carrot Nut Cake was one of the season’s MUST TRY! items, I knew they had to try it. The ingredients, look and smell were very close to my favourite recipe – it disappeared quickly.
Not only food, my #PCInsidersCollection surprise package included items from the PC Home line (Chelsea has claimed this gold rimmed flamingo glass as her own, the summery platter you see in many of the pictures above it also PC Home and it makes me happy), Joe Fresh (half of my wardrobe these days is Joe Fresh, I LOVE their activewear! My bundle contained a gorgeous black & lilac scarf), and even Quo items from Shoppers Drug Mart (now part of the Loblaws big happy family).
View the entire Spring 2017 #PCInsidersCollection online at: http://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/whats-new.html
There, you’ll find other amazing new PC MUST TRY! products such as:
PC Chorizo Mac & Cheese
PC Soft-Baked Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
PC Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake with a Coconut and Cookie Crumb Crust
PC® Melt in the Middle Sustainably Sourced Cod Fish Cakes
… and so much more!
Have you tried any of this season’s #PCInsidersCollection products? I’d love to hear what your favourites have been.
Disclosure: I received the above product samples from Loblaws/Atlantic Superstore for review purposes. Opinions are my own.