Category : Seasonal

24
Jul

Pop! Pop!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… naturally-flavoured Gelato Pops! Beat the heat with this frozen handheld treat, available in Pistachio or Wildberries and Cream. Made in Canada with no artificial colours or flavours, it’s the perfect pop when you’re the go this summer! Available now for $2.85 each.

 

24
Jul

The Classic Taste of Creamy Popsicles In a Cup

New this summer at aroma espresso bar for a limited time is our Ice Orange Mango Cream.
A refreshing throwback to classic creamy popsicles, the drink is a blend of orange juice,
mango purée, white chocolate, vanilla and ice, topped with freshly whipped cream, orange
crystal sugar and a fresh orange slice. Pair it with the Power Burger to bring back memories of
backyard BBQs and fun in the sun! A medium drink is priced at $5.85.

Ice Orange Mango Cream

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION 16 oz

Calories Fat (g) Saturated Fat (g) Cholesterol

(mg)

Protein (g) Carbohydrates

(g)

Sodium (mg) Fibre (g)
390 10.6 8.4 10.0 4.6 73.7 169.7 3.5

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION 20 oz

Calories Fat (g) Saturated Fat (g) Cholesterol

(mg)

Protein (g) Carbohydrates

(g)

Sodium (mg) Fibre (g)
480 12.4 10.0 10.0 5.6 90.6 209.7 4.3

 

INGREDIENTS:

Orange Juice Orange Juice
White Chocolate Powder Sugar, Coconut Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Non Fat Milk, Cocoa Butter, Mono and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Dioxide, Tetra-Sodium Pyrophosphate, Polysorbate 60, Natural and Artificial Flavour, Salt, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan
Whip Cream 35 % Cream (cream, milk, carrageenan, mono and diglycerides, carboxymethyl, cellulose, polysorbate 80) Icing Sugar (Icing Sugar, corn starch)
Mango Smoothie Mix Fruit (Mango Puree, Banana Puree), White Grape Juice Concentrate, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Apple Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavours
Orange Slice  
Orange Sugar Sugar, FD & C Artificial Colour (Yellow #6)

 

 
24
Jul

New Protein-Packed Plant-Based Power Burger Available Now

This summer, aroma espresso bar has the hottest thing under the bun!

Our new Power Burger is a hearty and nutritious protein-packed plant-based burger with all the taste of a classic hamburger. We are among the first restaurants in Toronto offering this all-natural vegan patty at nearly all our locations beginning Tuesday, July 24. Our Power Burger is the best-tasting vegan burger out there and we challenge anyone to come in and try one! It will blow people’s minds how much it tastes like a traditional hamburger yet is entirely plant-based and represents the evolution of sustainable food production. The Power Burger is a 4oz all-natural vegan patty made with ingredients from non-GMO sources including pea protein and beet extract. It is grilled to order and served on a toasted brioche-style vegan bun with sautéed Portobello mushroom, baby kale, red onion, housemade avocado spread, sundried tomato pesto and mustard, alongside a salad of housemade roasted carrots, roasted red pepper, arugula and almonds. The dish is priced at $12.95 and boasts a total of 35 grams of protein, keeping you full all summer long!

 

Vegan Burger with Salad

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories Fat (g) Saturated Fat (g) Cholesterol

(mg)

Protein (g) Carbohydrates

(g)

Sodium (mg) Fibre (g)
990 63.9 13.6 0.0 35.1 75.7 1530 12.0

 

BURGER – INGREDIENTS:

Vegan Bun Enriched Unbleached Flour, Water, Sugar, Yeast, Vegetable Oils (Canola, Sunflower), Salt, Vegetable Proteins (Pea, Potato, Rice), Dextrose, Maltodextrin, Corn Starch, Mono And Diglycerides Of Fatty Acids, Wheat Gluten, Beta Carotene, Ascorbic Acid, Food Enzymes (Amylase, Alpha-Amylase, Xylanase, Glucose-Oxydase, Lipase).
Vegan Burger Patty Water, Pea Protein Isolate, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Refined Coconut Oil, Contains 2% or less of the following: Cellulose from Bamboo, Methylcellulose, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Dried Yeast, Gum Arabic, Citrus Extract (to protect quality), Ascorbic Acid (to maintain color), Beet Juice Extract (for color), Acetic Acid, Succinic Acid, Modified Food Starch, Annatto (for color).
Avocado Spread Avocado, Lemon, Garlic and Spices.
Sundried Tomato Pesto Sundried Tomato (Tomatoes Dried, Salt, Glucose, Citric Acid, Sulphur Dioxide, May Contain Ascorbic Acid), Canola Oil, Lemon Juice (Water, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Sodium Metabisulfite), Garlic (Garlic, Canola Oil, Water, Citric Acid), Tomato Powder.
Yellow Mustard Distilled Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Spices.
Baby Kale  
Portobello Mushrooms  
Red Onion  
Non  Stick Spray A blend of canola oil, soy lecithin, natural flavor, beta carotene and propellant

SALAD – INGREDIENTS:

Arugula  
Red Peppers  
Roasted Carrots Carrot Sticks, Roasted Carrot Spice Blend (Ground Thyme, Ground Coriander Seed, Ground Cumin, Ground Black Pepper, Salt), Olive Oil
Almonds  
Lemon Olive Oil Dressing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Water, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Salt, Spices, Xanthan Gum.

 

AROMA’S DRESSING INFORMARTION (PER PORTION):

Dressing Name Portion Calories Fat (g) Saturated Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg)

 

Protein (g) Carbohydrates (g)

 

Sodium (mg)
Balsamic Dressing 1 60.0 1.0 0.2 0.2 13.5 15.0
Herb Dressing  

1

180.0 21.0 3.0 0.6 3.0 255.0
Lemon Olive Oil 1 195.0 19.0 2.5 380.0
Caesar Dressing 1 210.0 22.5 3.8 15.0 0.5 1.5 285.0

AROMA’S DRESSING INGREDIENTS (PER PORTION):

Balsamic Dressing Balsamic Vinegar ( Wine Vinegar, Grape Must, Sulphites), Water, Brown Sugar, Soybean Oil, Garlic, Canola Oil, Dried Onion, Herbs, Spice, Natural Flavour, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
Herb Dressing Vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola oil), water, vinegar, sugar, salt, monosodium glutamate, spices, soy sauce (water, soybeans, wheat, salt), dehydrated garlic, dehydrated onion, potassium sorbate, dehydrated parsley, xanthan gum, calcium disodium EDTA, citric acid.
Lemon Olive Oil Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Water, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Salt, Spices, Xanthan Gum
Caesar Dressing Soybean Oil, Water, Frozen Egg Yolk, Seasoning, Salt, Sugar, Anchovy Powder (Maltodextrin, Anchovy Extract, Salt), Garlic, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Modified Milk Ingredients, Modified Corn Starch, Canola Oil, Mustard, Vinegar, Garlic Powder, Yeast Extract, Spices, Soy Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 80, Caramel, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA.

 


									
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.

 

14
Dec

Holiday Countdown Contest: Win a $150 Gift Card

‘Tis the season and your friends at aroma espresso bar are in a giving mood. Time is running out on our Holiday Countdown contest and we want you to be part of it!

 

We think the best part of the holidays is feasting with friends and family. And there are so many great reasons to love this time of year as we all relive fond memories while we create new ones.

 

We want to hear your favourite holiday moments! Share them with us on Twitter or Instagram and tag it #aromaHCD16. Just for sharing, you’ll be entered to win a $150 aroma gift card in our Holiday Countdown contest!

 

The winner will be announced on December 25 on our social media channels so stay tuned!

 

For rules and regulations, click here.

13
Dec

Support Your Local Food Bank @ aroma espresso bar

 

We were up bright and early on Friday December 2, brewing up a storm to help support CBC’s Sounds of the Season charity drive at their Toronto headquarters.

 

Thousands of listeners from across Ontario came out to enjoy live broadcasts of their favourite CBC programs, musical performances, special guests, and of course complimentary coffee and chocolates from aroma!

 

This is the first year aroma espresso bar is involved with Sounds of the Season and we are proud to be taking part in more ways than one. The annual campaign supports local food banks around the Greater Toronto Area, helping deliver food to individuals and families in need and we are counting on our generous customers to share the holiday spirit and give what you can.

 

Until December 31, you can find donation bins at the cafés listed below. Please drop by with a non-perishable food item and help us ensure everyone has a happy holiday season.

 

 

TL;DR support your local food banks @ aroma

  • Bring a non-perishable food item to any of our locations listed above.
  • Drop it in a big box.
  • You’ve just helped make someone’s holiday a little brighter.  😀

 

Leave a comment below letting us know what you think and find us on Twitter, Facebook, 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.

 

24
Nov

Comfort Food Season Kicks Off with #aromaHash and S’Mores

It’s cold outside. Really, really cold. You’re not leaving the house without a good reason. We get it. So here are four very compelling reasons to leave your house that will leave you drooling* as you zip up and head out.

(*warning: wipe drool before going outside to avoid the dreaded “drool freeze”.)

 

Introducing Aroma Hash / #aromaHash

A wholesome and hearty meal with a Mediterranean twist. Sautéed chicken, turkey, and potato hash atop arugula with a sunny-side-up egg on your choice of freshly baked and toasted bread, arranged on a plate with yogurt, sprinkled with za’atar, and drizzled with syrup. Served with a side of housemade lemon olive oil dressing. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

 

 

Introducing Philly Portobello Sandwich

A hearty serving of grilled portobello mushroom, sautéed red pepper and onion, Swiss cheese, and aroma sauce on your choice of freshly baked bread.

 

Bringing Back A Seasonal Classic: S’Mores Hot Chocolate

The ultimate cold weather comfort drink. Chunks of premium milk or white chocolate melted in a frothy mix of warm and steamed milk with roasted marshmallow flavour, and topped with graham cracker crumbs and soft marshmallows.

 

Sweeten Your Holiday Season: Greek Yogurt Cherry Danish

A freshly baked phyllo pastry bursting with Greek yogurt and sweet cherry compote.

 

Enjoy these indulgent seasonal treats as part of our Holiday Magic menu, and stay tuned for more details on #aromaHash, our newest savoury menu offering!

 

TL;DR #holidaymagic:

  • Our Holiday Magic seasonal menu is available at all locations across Ontario
  • Introducing Aroma Hash (#aromaHash), a savoury dish perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Introducing Philly Portobello Sandwich, a vegetarian twist on a comfort food classic.
  • Welcome back S’Mores Hot Chocolate, the ultimate cold weather comfort drink.
  • Share a Greek Yogurt Cherry Danish with a friend – or better yet, don’t!

 

Leave a comment below letting us know what you think about our Holiday Magic seasonal menu, and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

21
Aug

Get Your Freekeh On

This summer, we launched our new and nutritious Freekeh Salad as part of our #SavourSummer menu, and we remain one of the few restaurants in the Toronto and GTA serving this superfood to discerning diners.

 

A flavourful ancient grain touted as the next trendy superfood, freekeh is largely unknown in North America, even though it has been a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries. Freekeh is made from fire-roasted wheatberries, and has a slightly sweet, nutty taste. The name is derived from the Arabic faraka, referring to the wheat-roasting process.
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