Category : Updates!

22
Aug

Beat the Heat with FREE Premium Gelato Pops!

🔥⚠️Giveaway Alert⚠️🔥

We will be giving away 7000 free Gelato Pops on August 23, 2018 at 4:30pm at all locations to celebrate summer with everyone. No purchase necessary.

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 & Cream. Made in Canada with no artificial colours or flavours, it’s the perfect pop when you’re on the go this summer! The two flavours, Pistachio or Wildberries & Cream, are each only 110-130 Cals respectively.

All locations (except for Billy Bishop and 3791 Bathurst St.) will be giving away free premium Gelato Pops to the first 150 customers lining up at 4:30PM.

Find your nearest location to go grab yourself a Gelato -> https://aroma.ca/store-locations/

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.

 


									
25
Apr

Spring Shows Its True Colours at aroma espresso bar

 

Spring has finally arrived and it’s our favourite season. You can feel the freshness flowing as the sun shines brighter and a rainbow of colour returns to the city.

 

We’re celebrating the start of warm weather with our new #SpringGreens menu, highlighting new hearty and nutritious meals best enjoyed on a patio in the sun. They are all available for a limited time only, so be sure to try them before they disappear!

Green Shakshuka *new*

Rich in antioxidants, high in fibre and vitamins A + K + C

A hearty and nutrient-dense blend of sautéed greens (spinach, rapini, kale, collard greens, cilantro, parsley), extra virgin olive oil, garlic and jalapeno peppers, topped with sunny-side up eggs, roasted garlic eggplant, feta cheese, Sweety Drop peppers, arugula and urfa chili flakes. Served with your choice of freshly baked bread and tahini.

Ice White Chocolate Matcha *new*

A cool, creamy and refreshing treat

Wholesome Matcha green tea blended with white chocolate, milk and ice and topped with freshly whipped cream and a dusting of Matcha powder.

Avocado Toast *new*

A light meal fit for any time of day.

Our housemade avocado spread topped with a sunny-side up egg, sliced almonds and alfalfa sprouts, served with a side salad of arugula, tomato and red onion.

 

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.

 

22
Oct

Nourishing Young Minds [Guest Post]

We are happy to share this wonderful blog post from our good friend Libby Roach. A writer and photographer from Toronto, and mom to a couple of great kids, Libby has been published in BlogTO, View The Vibe, Post City Magazines, and many other local publications. She recently posted a blog on her website about our Aroma Kids’ menu, and our one-of-a-kind #aromaKidz contest, and has allowed us to share it with you here! Read on to learn why aroma espresso bar is Libby’s choice for nutritious options when it comes to casual family dining, and be sure to visit Libby’s website for more photos and information on #aromaKidz and our great contest!

 

NOURISHING YOUNG MINDS

by: Libby Roach

 

Now, I’m not one to play the mom card often, but when it comes to feeding young minds, it’s glaringly obvious that we have a problem when it comes to food education and children. Let me be a debbie downer for a mo- As a mom of two, I’m acutely aware that this generation’s life span likely won’t live as long as our current one. That’s a scary statistic. On the flip side of being a mom, I’m time compressed on the road- options for quick grab and go meals are hard to come by. Bucking the golden arches is easy enough, but how do you feed two sporty kids on the go between hockey/karate/swimming and hip hop dance classes (don’t even get me started on dabbing).

 

So when I found out Aroma was launching a kids menu, I was pretty stoked. I love Aroma- their coffee packs a punch and their food is fresh and healthy. I know when I walk in the door I’m going to make a pretty safe choice. And that goes for my girls too. Kids can snag either French Toast with Fresh Fruit, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cucumber Sticks, or Tri-colour Pasta with Red Pepper and Tomato sauce. Each portion is comes with fruits or veggies and is filling- not dumbed down- no chicken nuggets or mac n’ cheese in sight. You also score a drink (milk, juice, lemonade) and a fresh baked cookie. While tots are limited to three combos (for now I hope!) they’re all clear winners and shows that this restaurant on the right track when it comes to kids nutrition.

Because Aroma and I are tight, I am happy to promote this new menu, and I’m excited to add that they have a killer contest to kick things off! To celebrate the new menu, they’ve brought on an artist- digital finger painter Chelsea Lundy (@chelsdrawsyou) to recreate your fave photo of your crew!

The prize is an 8×10 framed drawing by Chelsea Lundy for Aroma Espresso Bar valued at $100.00 and there will be one prize winner per week, announced each Tuesday. So whatcha waiting for? You can enter the contest and see full details here.

 

Special thanks to Aroma for including me in this contest, and to Chelsea for her lovely portrait of my girls!

13
May

Keep It 100 with 100% Real Fruit Smoothies

“I keep it 100 like I’m running a fever.” – Drake, Views.

 

It starts and ends with 100% real crushed fruit, vegetables, and ice. No added sugar, no added sweetener, no added preservatives. That’s how we Keep It 100 with our 100% Real Fruit Smoothies.

 

It’s also how we Keep It 100 with our freshly prepared salads and sandwiches, handcrafted with wholesome gourmet ingredients and made to order. Once we realized how well our fresh vegetables complement the taste of our nutritious smoothies, it was a no-brainer to add our wildly popular Mango + Kale Smoothie.

 

“Adding veggies is a great way to give your smoothie a nutrient dense boost! Veggies can help balance blood sugar, which has several amazing benefits, like keeping you fuller longer, accelerating weight loss, and improving skin health,” says Aly Shoom, Certified Nutritionist.  

 

We use 10 grams of the same organic kale in our Organic Kale and Portobello Salad and our Freekeh Salad, and add it to our 100% Real Fruit Smoothie for an extra helping of healthy.

 

“Kale is among the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! Adding kale to your daily smoothie is an amazing way to increase the nutrient content of your diet,” continues Ms. Shoom. “One serving of kale includes more than 200% of your RDA (recommended daily allowance) of Vitamin A & C and 3g of protein! Kale is also jam packed with powerful antioxidants making it great for total body vitality.”

 

Customers love our Mango + Kale Smoothie so much, we launched a new smoothie to keep you happy while still keeping it 100! Introducing our new Mixed Berry and Beet Smoothie, made with 65 grams of cooked beets and 100% real fruit.

 

“Beets are a nutrition powerhouse and a great addition to any smoothie,” says Ms. Shoom. “Not only do they taste great, beets are a great detox food that helps purify the blood and liver.”

 

Our 100% Real Fruit Smoothies are dairy-free (ed. note: obviously – they’re 100% real fruit!) and you always have the option of adding fat-free yogurt for a richer and creamier taste.

 

If you’re looking to keep it even more than 100, add a new aromaBoost, available in Protein, Antioxidant, or Energy.

 

When we say we Keep It 100, we mean it. We take fresh seriously, and you should too.

 

Enjoy a 100% Real Fruit Smoothie the next time you visit your friendly neighbourhood aroma espresso bar, and remember to Keep It 100 every day, no matter what you do!

 

TL;DR Keep It 100 with 100% Real Fruit Smoothies

  • 100% real crushed fruit and vegetables with no added sugar, sweetener, or preservatives.
  • Available in Mango, Mixed Berry, Mango + Kale, and new Mixed Berry + Beet.
  • Also New: aromaBoosts available in Protein, Antioxidant, and Energy.

 

*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 www.alyshoom.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @alyshoomnutrition.

 

Leave a comment below letting us know how you Keep It 100, and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and YouTube.