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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.



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.






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!


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