• Refreshing beverage menus with smoothies and juice

    November 26, 2015
    By Kristin Menas Although smoothies and juices are typically associated with summer, these non-alcoholic options are beginning to carve out a significant place on beverage menus year-round. According to Technomic data, mentions of fruit smoothies on Canadian menus have increased by four per cent in the latest two-year period, compared to a 3.3-per-cent increase in juice mentions ...
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  • Conventional coffee most common on Canadian menus

    November 9, 2015
    By Kristin Menas November 9, 2015 Leave a comment The top type of coffee drink on Canadian menus is conventional coffee and/or filter coffee, according to MenuMonitor data. Although specialty coffees have grown more popular in recent years, most establishments offer a straightforward, traditional cup of coffee. Beyond coffee cafés and breakfast-focused chains, classic coffee is a standard ...
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  • Consumers soak up the latest offerings in water beverages

    September 2, 2015
    September 2, 2015 When it comes to enjoying a family-friendly beverage with a meal, Canadians have long favoured traditional choices such as coffee, tea, soft drinks and juices. But there are a few new kids on the block in the non-alcoholic beverage category, and they come from the most original of sources – water. From new flavours ...
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  • Herbal heaven: The other cup of tea

    May 26, 2015
    By Frank Weber May 26, 2015 Leave a comment Tea has enjoyed much attention over the last few years and most of this rising popularity has been contributed to green and black teas. However, there are many tasty concoctions out there that are technically not tea. Herbal teas or “tisane” are much coveted and have been consumed around ...
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  • Tea aficionados welcome the new tea revolution

    December 23, 2014
    By Frank Weber December 23, 2014 Tea may be picking up steam – no pun intended – but that steam now comes in many liquid as well as solid applications. Chefs and mixologists are finding creative and delicious new uses for this versatile ingredient. Tea started its amazing journey some 5,000 years ago in the mountainous regions of ...
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  • Quenching the thirst for better non-alcoholic beverages at restaurants and foodservice operations

    June 10, 2014
    By Aaron Jourden Upgrading and enhancing non-alcoholic beverages is a great way for operators to please their guests and differentiate from the competition. Today, we’re seeing operators expand their beverage offerings beyond basic soft drinks, milk and coffee, to include such trend-forward refreshments as handcrafted ades (such as lemonades and limeades), fresh-squeezed fruit-and-veggie juices, and concoctions ...
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  • Canadians are brewing up a new taste for tea

    October 31, 2013
    By Frank Weber One of the most widely consumed beverages in the world (second only to water) has been delivering warmth to the cold, relief to the thirsty and cooling comfort to the exhausted for five millennia – but we are just starting to understand the many faces of this beverage now. Ahhh, the wonders of tea. ...
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  • Booze-free bonanza: Carbonated soft drinks losing ground to innovative alcohol-free beverage options

    April 5, 2013
    By Sean Moon For many restaurant patrons, a lunch or dinner at their favourite establishment often includes a tipple or two of their adult beverage of choice – beer, wine or spirits. More and more Canadian consumers, however, are pushing alcoholic beverages to the back of the shelf in favour of an increasingly wide array of ...
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