Archive for November, 2010

Rubber Chickens, Anyone??

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

In-stock now!

Sponge Toffee

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Our 1st shipment of Sponge Toffee JUST came in. We only carry this stuff in the cool seasons (it melts in the summer – boo!), get it while ya can!

Just In Time For Saint Nicholas Day…

Monday, November 29th, 2010

We just got in a shipment of brightly foiled chocolate Sinterklaas’!!

Small & large dutch Santa’s are in stock, as well as the ever-so-popular Taai-Taai cookies, and the traditional dutch chocolate letters for the coming holiday!

The Fashion Plate

Monday, November 22nd, 2010



On Friday, December 3rd the Cathedral Neighbourhood Association is hosting The Fashion Plate, food and fashion in the village.  It will feature the many great boutiques and restaurants in the area! 

For ticket information and details, please visit http://www.shopthevillage.ca/information/9/index.html

Astro Pops

Thursday, November 18th, 2010



Remember these?!

They are making a come back! Very soon! The sale date was supposed to be this fall… but has been pushed back to early 2011, boasting that in their return they will also be completely kosher.

Stay tuned!

Hammond’s Hand-Made Christmas Candy

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Hammond’s Candies of Denver, Colorado has been around since 1920. They make beautifully hand-crafted candy with the same recipes and techniques they have been using since 1920 – maybe something slightly unheard of these days!

Did we mention this stuff tastes spicy and just as it SHOULD – also something slightly unheard of these days, especially unheard of compared to Christmas candies that you may remember eating years ago!

In stock, we have Hammond’s classic Christmas mix that inclues a variety of cut rock, peppermint pillows, filled straws, and ribbons:



Of course, a straight up ribbon mix -this stuff is hand cranked!:



An assortment of their lovely candy canes (the stand-out flavour being clove!):


There is also a variety of their holiday coloured lollie pops in stock, as well as a variety of other great stocking stuffers & goodies for your candy dishes, or Christmas parties.

MACK Toffee Bar

Thursday, November 18th, 2010



This is our number one request at this time of the year. So many holiday recipes involve the classic Mack Toffee 56g bar – but we haven’t been able to get it for 2 years! At least! After digging around on the internet, we have found this information (taken straight from Nestle Canada,  http://www.nestle.ca/en/FAQ/chocolate.htm#10):

Q. Why am I having difficulty finding MACKINTOSH’S TOFFEE?

Mack Toffee is a Nestle original, loved by Canadians, and we are always looking for the best way to ensure the highest quality in our products. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have a temporary delay in availability that has made it difficult to find The Mack Toffee bar. We recognize its heritage and popularity in Canada, and we are working hard to begin shipping Canada’s favourite toffee product as soon as possible.

They suggest replacing the bar with the bags of individual pieces, we have these in stock while the bar is unavailable.  Mack Toffee individual pieces 45g bags. 



We also carry another toffee bar that is very superior in quality, and suggest it to all of the searchers of Mack Toffee for their holiday recipies.  It is an original toffee bar made by Walkers Nonsuch of England.  Almost double the size of the original Mack bar, Walker’s Toffee bar is 100g.

Adam’s Gum

Thursday, November 18th, 2010



Remember Beeman’s Gum? Black Jack? Clove?? Can’t find it when you’re craving it?

Cadbury Adam’s is responsible for the existence (or shall we say, the seldom existence?) of these highly addictive, popular nostalgic gums. And the truth about Adam’s Gum, because we are sure you wonder from time-to-time why you can’t find it around when you want it, is that they only produce this stuff every few years! Marketed as a nostalgic gum, Adam’s only produces these three gums every 5 years – crazy, we know!

With that being said, we hate to be the bearer of more tragic news, but their last batch was produced earlier this year – so what you see, is what you get! At least, that is: it is what you get for the next five years!

Do we have it in stock? Yes! All three flavours, in fact. But we guarantee you that they won’t last long…

Stock up while you can!

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Pt 1!

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

It opens this weekend, have you stocked up on the Potter candy yet?? This stuff flies off the shelf… get it while you can, & eat it at the movie!

In stock: Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Droobles Bubble Gum, Chocolate Fudge Flies, and of course the ever-so-popular Chocolate Frogs (they come with trading cards!).

Christmas In The Village 2010

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Christmas in the Cathedral Village celebrations are on Saturday November 20, 2010.  There will be reindeer wandering the streets, a Christmas craft sale in the Westminister United Church, as well as the winter farmers market – not to mention all of the great businesses open for holiday shopping!

For more info, please go to http://www.shopthevillage.ca