By Roslyne Buchanan.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Nummerland of Summerland known for its authentic paletas has debuted its new delights – Choo chews and lollipops, made with real Okanagan fruit purees and natural ingredients such as organic cane sugar. A logical extension of the Nummerland line of paletas (popsicles true Mexican style), these treats contain no artificial colour nor preservatives.

Nummerland new delights – Choo chews and lollipops. Photo credit: Roslyne Buchanan.

Nummerland is found regularly at the Penticton Farmers Market, Okanagan wineries and events such as Rib Fest. I love to catch up with the company’s brain trust, sisters Carolynn Pawluk, Taste Maker-In-Chief, and Leanne, Sales and Marketing Maven.

Lolliops handmade in Summerland with natural ingredients. Photo credit: Roslyne Buchanan.

I was offered a preview. Lolly flavours including peach ginger, haskap licorice, strawberry rhubarb, and sour cherry. There’s also a throat soother perfect for winter made with local honey, lemon and ginger, an espresso with Backyard Beans coffee, and a chai tea with classic Indian spices. Choo chews come in a variety of local berry and fruit flavours.

“Bead by Bead for Australia” Valentine’s Barbie:

Pick some up in Summerland at the Bead Trails’ Valentine’s Day special event, 4 to 8 pm, in support of Australian Wildfire relief. “Bead by Bead for Australia” Valentine’s Barbie. This Aussie-style BBQ hosted by Bead Trails supports bushfire recovery and containment efforts in Australia.

Teasing the crowd at Penticton Farmers Market with fresh paletas. Photo credit: Roslyne Buchanan.

A $20 donation provides you a ‘Bead by Bead” custom bead pairing of a koala and locally crafted Australian continent bead. Enjoy a Burger or Brat, provided by Nesters Market Summerland, and a glass of wine served by Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery or Hot Signature Cocktail from Maple Leaf Spirits Inc. Additional liquor tokens will be available for purchase.

Authentic Mexican-style popsicles called paletas available from Nummerland of Summerland. Photo credit: Roslyne Buchanan.

Sweet fixings will be offered by Maple Roch Pure Canadian Maple Syrup. Nummerland will be serving dessert with craft beer sampling available from Detonate Brewing Company. Bid on items at the silent auction offered at the event. Tickets are $20.00.

Order Candy, Paletas and More Directly

Candy and limited flavours of 100 per cent organic paletas are available through email: orders@nummerland.com or call 778-968-9459. See Facebook.com/nummerland and Instagram @nummerland for more information on products and retail locations where you can get your hands on them. For example, BC Tree Fruits in Kelowna carries the 100 per cent organic paletas year round.

Paleta flavours vary with seasonal fruit and available fresh ingredients. Photo credit: Roslyne Buchanan.

Watch Facebook for Valentine’s offers such as lollipop collections featuring chocolate, strawberry and red wine flavours. Romantic treats such as almond buttercrunch with Belgian chocolate, decorated heart-shaped butter cookies, and flourless chocolate cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache centres.

Pastry Roulette

Starting Friday, February 8, and every Friday until Easter check out “Pastry Roulette” – a game you can’t lose! For $25 buy a variety of six fresh all-butter pastries – dealer’s choice! Plus, each week includes an extra mystery treat bonus. Be the office hero, the favourite Aunt, or everyone’s best friend by ordering yours. Order deadline is 5 pm the Wednesday prior. Quantities are limited so order early to avoid disappointment: orders@nummerland.com. Pick up orders at Nummerland’ s commercial kitchen on Carmi Avenue (Address provided at time of order.) and Summerland location to be confirmed.

Enjoying the day’s paletas flavours at the Penticton Farmers Market. Photo credit: Roslyne Buchanan.

Feel good about indulging in Pastry Roulette, too, with 10 per cent of all pastry orders donated to Critteraid Summerland.

Nummerland set up at Penticton Rib Fest to offer refreshing paletas. Photo credit: Roslyne Buchanan.

Not a gambler by nature, I can’t wait to try a game of roulette in which there are no losers – just happy eaters!

Featured photo: Sisters Leanne and Carolynn Pawluk at Penticton Farmers Market. Photo credit: Roslyne Buchanan.

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Roslyne Buchanan (aka Roz) Roslyne Buchanan is a regular freelance contributor to food, travel, wine, home and lifestyle magazines. Her work has appeared in Food & Wine Trails, WestJet Magazine, OpenRoad Driver, Savour, Niche, Destinations Travel Magazine, My Van City, and blog.hellobc.com. Based in Penticton, she enjoys spectacular views of forests, vineyards, lakes, and hills beyond and regular visits from wildlife. Enchanted by the food and beverage industry and all things culinary as well as recreational pursuits such as travel, golfing, skiing, hiking, tennis and snorkeling. For her it’s the perfect balance to pursue her passion for writing with integrity and joy to share firsthand experiences. Most of her adventures are shared with her husband, Mark and when they’re not out exploring, they are managed by two felines Baja and Floyd. Find her personal blog at www.rozsmallfry.com, follow her on twitter @RozDB and Facebook @roslynebuchanan


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