Category : Cold Drinks

28
Jun

Introducing Ice Nanaimo, Just in Time for Canada150!

 

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a true taste of the North as aroma espresso bar introduces the Ice Nanaimo, a refreshing new twist on the classic Canadian dessert Canucks from coast to coast can’t resist.

 

Commemorating Canada150, the Ice Nanaimo will be available at nearly all aroma espresso bar locations across Ontario for a very limited time, beginning Tuesday, June 27 until supplies last.

 

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aroma espresso bar – Ice Nanaimo

 

“There’s so much more to Canada’s rich culinary heritage than just maple so we decided to keep it fresh and focus on another authentic Canadian treat – the Nanaimo bar,” says Neil Creighton, Director of Food and Beverage at aroma espresso bar. “It’s cold, creamy and chocolatey, everything a summer drink should be and it couldn’t be more Canadian if were made by a moose and served by beavers named Bob and Doug.”

 

The Ice Nanaimo features a whole 2 x 3 in. Nanaimo bar blended with ground almonds, milk and chocolate for a delectable drink dotted with rich chunks of the quintessentially Canadian confection. The Ice Nanaimo retails for $5.65.

 

aroma espresso bar also marks Canada’s 150th birthday by offering its complimentary chocolates in a larger size and custom Canada150 wrapping, while supplies last.

 

Canada Day Chocolates 2017

aroma espresso bar Canada Day 2017 chocolates

24
Apr

Hit Refresh on Healthy Eating With Our New Spring Menu

 

Encouraging You to Eat Different with New and Trending Ingredients Harissa, Spirulina

 

aroma espresso bar is spicing up your spring with a savoury new sandwich and injecting a shot of nutrition into your favourite cold drink! The new Harissa Tuna Sandwich and an option to add Spirulina to select drinks will be available beginning Tuesday, April 18 at all locations (except kosher), for a limited time.

 

“We’ve been experimenting with incorporating harissa and found it’s the perfect complement to this Tunisian-inspired dish” says Neil Creighton, Director of Food and Beverage at aroma espresso bar Canada. “It’s a natural fit with our menu offering and as the ingredient continues to grow in popularity, we’re excited for our customers to be exposed to it as part of the Harissa Tuna Sandwich.”

 

A staple of North African cuisine, harissa is a traditional hot chili spread closely associated with Tunisia and the surrounding region. The Harissa Tuna Sandwich at aroma features a hearty spread of spicy harissa with the perfect balance of heat and a robust flavour featuring four different peppers, tomato, lemon and a subtly smoky finish. The sandwich is stuffed with flaky albacore tuna, hard-boiled egg, tomato, red onion and pickle. For the first time in the brand’s 10-year history, a sandwich will be served on something other than aroma’s signature freshly baked breads. The Harissa Tuna Sandwich arrives on a hearth-baked artisan soft sesame and semolina bun, served with Kalamata olives on the side.  It will retail for $6.95 and has 480 calories.

 

Health-conscious customers looking for a nutritional boost will find it in new Spirulina shots, available to add to an Ice Lemon Mint or any Real Fruit Smoothie or fruit juice. Each 10-gram shot is made by freezing fresh spirulina (a blue-green algae) and water. The resulting shot is rich in natural nutrients, vitamins and minerals and especially high in iron, with a higher nutritional content in contrast to dried and/or powdered spirulina. It will retail for $1.95 with fewer than 5 calories per shot.

 

“Spirulina is rich in antioxidants, natural vitamins and minerals – an excellent nutritious value-add to your drink,” says Creighton. “It will definitely turn your drink green though, so be prepared for a few funny looks.”

 

Also featured on the spring menu at aroma espresso bar: the Warm Grilled Chicken Salad, refreshed to add roasted garlic eggplant and roasted red pepper, remains $8.65 with a minor bump to 270 calories, and the Ice Lemon Mint, an aroma signature slush made with fresh mint and ice blended with lemonade retailing for $4.25 (medium) with 110 calories.

 

TL;DR aroma espresso bar introduces Harissa Tuna Sandwich + Spirulina Shots:

  • New sandwich features spicy and smoky harissa, served on a sesame and semolina bun
  • Add a shot of nutrient-rich spirulina to your favourite cold drink
  • Roasted garlic eggplant, roasted red peppers added to our Warm Grilled Chicken Salad

 

Leave a comment below letting us know which new menu item you’ll be trying first, and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and YouTube.

 

26
May

Let’s Talk About Free Smoothie Day

Hi everyone. Let’s talk about Free Smoothie Day. 

 

We want to thank everyone who walked in the hot sun, came out to one of our stores, stood in line, and ordered a Free Smoothie. 

 

We apologize to those of you whose local aroma espresso bar ran out of Smoothies or ran out of ice. 

 

In 2007, we opened the first aroma espresso bar in Canada. Since then, we have been able to expand to 36 stores only because of our loyal customers. Your support is what drives us to ensure we continue to serve fresh, natural, and wholesome food and drinks. 

 

When we launched our Keep It 100 campaign for our 100% Real Fruit Smoothies a few weeks ago, we wanted to do something big. We wanted to reflect our appreciation for our customers. We wanted to give something of value back as a Thank You for all you’ve given us.
We spent weeks planning this event. Stores stocked up on products and staff. We tried hard to put a refreshing Smoothie in everyone’s hands. 
 

But we admit we were not prepared for how many of you love our Smoothies. As much as w prepared, we were overwhelmed with the demand. Many stores ran out of product early. Some had blenders malfunction and break. Others went through all the ice their ice machines could produce, having to then wait for it to refill.
 

With your feedback on Free Smoothie Day – both positive and negative – we are getting a clearer picture of where we need to improve the next time we have such a promotion. 
So stay tuned this summer – We will take everything we learned from Free Smoothie Day and make it up to those of you who missed out.
Thank you.

 

Anat Davidzon

Managing Partner, aroma espresso bar Canada

 

17
May

aroma espresso bar Keeps It 100 with Free Smoothie Day

 

aroma espresso bar is keeping it 100… 100% free! To celebrate its Keep It 100 campaign for its 100% Real Fruit Smoothies, aroma has announced Wednesday May 25 as Free Smoothie Day at all of its 35 locations across the Greater Toronto Area and Southern and Western Ontario.

 

“We want to shift people toward healthier lifestyles through reasonably-priced healthy and gourmet food and drinks,” says Anat Davidzon, Managing Partner, aroma espresso bar Canada. “Free Smoothie Day is an opportunity to share the fresh new additions to our 100% Real Fruit Smoothies lineup and demonstrate our commitment to nutritious and natural fare.”

 

From 2:00-6:00pm on Wednesday May 25 at all aroma espresso bar locations in Ontario, customers can receive one medium (16 oz) 100% Real Fruit Smoothie of their choice at no charge. Orders will have to be placed with the cashier as usual, with a limit of one per customer.

 

In April 2016, aroma espresso bar launched a new Mixed Berry + Beet Smoothie, made with 65 grams of cooked beets, to complement a roster that already included Mango, Mixed Berry, and Mango + Kale, made with 10 grams of fresh kale. Three new aromaBoosts were also added: Protein, Antioxidant, and Energy.

 

“Adding veggies is a great way to give your smoothie a nutrient dense boost,” says Aly Shoom, Certified Nutritionist. “Adding kale to your daily smoothie is an amazing way to increase the nutrient content of your diet with powerful antioxidants, and beets are a great detox food that helps purify the blood and liver.”

 

Smoothies at aroma are made using 100% real crushed fruit and vegetables, with no sugar added and no preservatives.

 

About Aly Shoom

Aly Shoom is a Toronto based Certified Holistic Nutritionist. She uses a unique approach with an emphasis on hormonal balance to personally address the nutrition needs of her clients. Aly believes that with the right tools and guidance, anyone can make positive lifestyle changes to enjoy a happier and healthier life! For more information check out alyshoom.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @alyshoomnutrition.

 

8
Mar

Introducing: Cold Pressed Ginger Turmeric

It’s the time of the season for one last round of colds and flus before the sun starts shining and patio season kicks off.

 

Whether you’re illin’ or chillin’, we have a new drink you’re going to love. Introducing our new Cold Pressed Ginger Turmeric, served hot or cold.

 

Only 54 calories and naturally sweetened with lemon, honey, and a pinch of cinnamon, this natural elixir will warm you up from the inside when served hot, or refresh you to the core when served over ice.

 

Cold pressed juice is extracted from fruit and vegetables using a heat-free hydraulic press, leading to a richer, fresher taste and higher amount of naturally-occurring nutrients.

 

The combination of ginger and turmeric packs a powerful and healthy punch. Full of antioxidants, it promotes digestion and pain relief, and is considered to be anti-inflammatory and effective treatment for common colds and flus.

 

TL;DR Cold Pressed Ginger Turmeric:

  • Only five ingredients: cold pressed ginger and turmeric, lemon, honey, cinnamon.
  • Served hot or cold.
  • Available for a limited time only!

 

Leave a comment below letting us know what you think about Cold Pressed Ginger Turmeric, and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and YouTube.