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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