Over the Canada Day long weekend, I made it a mission to test out the new BBQ grill and enjoy time with my dear friends. The essential ingredient is food. President’s Choice came out with a few awesome items for their Summer Insiders Collection.
Burgers and Smokies
I was so excited to try the PC Our Great Canadian Thick & Juicy Beef Burgers and the PC Smokies Poutine Flavour Fully Cooked Smoked Pork Sausages. Definitely not your normal burger patties or smokies.
Available only for the summer, the maple leaf shaped patty was a fun way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. It comes frozen, so it’s not that impressive until the beautiful grill marks makes an appearance. It is made with 100% Canadian beef. If you’re at the grocery store, you’ll want to check out the PC Loads of Canadiana Beef Burgers as it’s a bit different since it combines Canadian beef, rich cheese curds, bacon and a classic Montreal-style steak spice into one thick patty.
A handful of deliciousness. We put a slice of cheese on top to get the ooey gooey melted cheese. My choice of cheese was habanero Monterey Jack cheese since it was red and white to match the theme. I kept it simple with a tosated bun, lettuce and some sauce to let the patty shine through.
The poutine smokie has real French fries, gooey cheese and a touch of gravy seasoning. It was so good and decadent. I added some shredded cheese on top for more cheesiness.
I would totally recommend this for your Summer BBQ. It’s the best combination. You’ll want to have both of their burgers and smokies at your BBQ.
I don’t have an open fire pit in my backyard, but a gas powered stove does the trick to roast marshmallows. Revolutionize your s’mores with these large maple-flavoured marshmallows created for campfire toasting and s’more building. You’ll notice the sweet maple aroma from the PC Maple Flavour Marshmallows as they cook, the flat shape also makes them easily fit between graham crackers.
Cold Brews and Teas
We love our wines and iced tea, but the PC Cold Brew Single Origin Black Coffee was a great addition for coffee drinkers. It is a smooth and full-bodied, this cold brew coffee is prepared by steeping roasted ground coffee beans in filtered cool water for about 20 hours. Made with dark roast 100% Arabica beans, it’s equally refreshing black or with a splash of milk. You can also pair it with their PC Coconut Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert to make an affogato.
It’s not a party without some snacks. In addition to bags of SmartFoods white cheddar popcorn, we had PC Mango Salsa and some Canada themed tortilla chips. The salsa has juicy mango and pineapple, roasted green tomatillos, zesty lime and lemon, and cilantro leaves come together in a vibrant fresh-tasting salsa. The sweet and savoury fruit salsa makes an unexpected yet delightful dip to serve with tortilla chips. You can also add it with your favourite grilled food items.
I’ve always stressed about having a BBQ party with all my friends and not knowing what they all want to eat, but as long as we are in good company with delicious food and drinks, we are happy. Summer gives us the perfect opportunity to come together and celebrate our country over twists on Canadian classics. I’ve been a customer of PC products since I can barely remember and their products are pretty solid for taste, innovation and price. There’s everything you have in store. Plan your next Summer backyard party by picking up a few of these awesome products.