FEEL GOOD ABOUT INDULGING WITH NUMMERLAND FOR VALENTINE’S
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 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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pick up orders at Nummerland’ s commercial kitchen on Carmi Avenue (Address provided at time of order.) and Summerland location to be confirmed.
Feel good about indulging in Pastry Roulette, too, with 10 per cent of all pastry orders donated to Critteraid Summerland.
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.