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Foodie News: Loblaws removes artificial colours and flavours from President’s Choice

We came across an article on The Globe and Mail mentioning Loblaws’ decision to remove artificial colours and flavours from their President’s Choice line of products. We were very pleased indeed!

The public has become more concerned about the use of artificial colours and flavours, and Loblaws believes addressing this concern is the right thing to do. Consumers are now more educated about the health-related issues due to recent studies that link hyperactivity, cancer, etc. to the consumption of artificial colours/flavours.

According to the article, “by the end of this year, all artificial colours in the PC line (which includes Blue Menu, Organics and Green branded products) will be removed; by the end of 2013, all artificial flavours will be removed.”

All this is good news for Canadians and the general public as it’s a sign that we’re moving toward the right direction. At Le Dolci, we also support the use of natural ingredients where no artificial flavours or colours are added to our baked goods (our icing is the only thing we use a teeny bit of color for but we’re working on that too!).

With these initiatives in place, people can make healthier food choices & realize the benefits of real food!

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Women’s Culinary Network


The Women’s Culinary Network is an organization based in Toronto, with more than 300 food professionals and members across Canada. Food stylists, chefs,  nutritionists, as well as other food professionals contribute to this growing and wonderful community. We are happy to be part of WCN where Le Dolci will have the opportunity to connect and share news with other food enthusiasts!

By joining WCN,  we’ve received all the details on upcoming events and new projects happening in the food community! Information on meetings, contests, educational courses, foodie trips, and shows are delivered monthly via the WCN e-newsletter.

We’ll  keep you posted on the events we’ve attended through our blog and of course, photos. Look forward to reading about all the fun things happening in the Toronto culinary world!

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Decorating Tools and More for the Cake Decorator In You!

After months of hard work by our Cupcake Queen Miya and our amazing web designer Tom our online shop is finally live with 55 great cake decorating products! Cake decorating fans are now able to purchase all the fun tools that we use in our icing sugar filled classes as well as many other wonderful ones, in our online shop. We have chosen products that are most commonly requested by our students, as well selected a few others that we love and feel will help you create beautiful treats.

A few factoids:

  • We ship across Canada (for US visitors, email us for special requests).
  • If you live in the City of Toronto, you can purchase fresh cupcakes via the site.
  • You can pick up all products from our studio in Downtown Toronto at King & Bathurst if you do not wish to have them delivered.
  • We use Canada Post to deliver, so if you are not at home to receive your package you can collect it at your nearest postal outlet at your convenience.

Many of our students (and us!), found it difficult to find decorating tools & baking supplies on Canadian websites and even so much harder in the downtown Toronto core. With our pick up option and posting products across Canada, we hope that our online shop makes all of our decorating fans’ lives easier.

Enjoy Le Dolci’s online shop – a sweet little place to locate all your decorating and baking supply needs!

As the shop is in its infant stage, feedback is much appreciated; or if you have products in mind that you would like to see in our shop please let us know! xLisa