Normally, my tastes in food run to… ahem… junk. But Eden makes these great Rice & Beans varieties that are organic, kosher, ready-to-heat ‘n eat and very yummy.
My favourite is Cajun Small Red Beans, but they’re all quite tasty. I find they need salt; I add a bit now before heating it up because I know it’ll need it. Lovely with cheese melted on top, or all by itself!
And at the total opposite end of the healthiness spectrum, there are these new alcohol-free “mocktails” from President’s Choice, which I picked up for our family BBQ the other day.
To be very, very honest, they are basically soda pop for grownups. A bit less sticky-sweet-tasting than soda; a bit more sophisticated. I only tried the “bay breeze” flavour, which shows pineapples and coconut on the box but turns out to actually look a bit pink, and it certainly hit the spot of wanting a pina colada type beverage.
Being even more honest: I added a bit of rum to mine, which made it quite perfect! I just felt it needed something to attain that level of sophistication which (ahem) a sophisticated consumer such as myself deserves.
(Just a bit: I swear! I was driving afterwards, so it was literally a splash.)
So, yes, they’re booze-free. But they really are improved by booze. But it did save all the trouble of mixing up pina coladas from scratch, plus it was fizzy, which makes it a nice, light drinkie. Mmmm… must buy more!
Other flavours include Raspberry Martini, Lime Margarita and Minty-Lime Mojito (didn’t see that one at Fortino’s). I bought the Raspberry Martini one, but Ted thought that would be more of a vodka drink than a rum one, and we had no vodka, so haven’t tried it out.