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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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Things We Love: Cotton Candy Martinis

Here at Le Dolci it’s no secret that we LOVE cotton candy! So when we heard about the Cotton Candy Martini being served up in Liverpool, England our hearts skipped a beat! This particularly tasty beverage comes from Indigo Hotel, a famous hotel in Liverpool best know for their cotton themed decor.  Playing on a little bit of the town’s history, the hotel features light fixtures in the shape of cotton-balls, cotton artwork and you guessed it cotton-themed delicacies!

So if you are in the mood for something extra sweet try making your very own Cotton Candy Martini!

Your sweet tooth will thank you!

Cotton Candy Martini Recipe

Tom, the mixologist at the Hotel Indigo helped create the drink. Here’s the recipe:

Start with a Boston shaker glass & add

  • 50 ml, 1.5 oz of vodka
  • 25 ml, .75 oz of Black Raspberry Liquor
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Couple of squeezes of fresh lime juice.

Get a martini glass and put the cotton candy in it. (He made the cotton candy fresh-we luv!)

Fill your Boston Glass with Ice and give it a good shake.

Strain the mixture over the cotton candy which will melt the sugar.

Top it off with Prosecco

and ENJOY!

CHEERS from Le Dolci.