Disclosure: The items in this post were provided to me free of charge by Loblaws, as always the thoughts and opinions expressed are totally and one hundred percently my own
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day to show your mother how much you care and how much you appreciate all that she does for you. President’s Choice wants to help you do that by treating her to a high tea experience with delectable delights from the PC® black label Collection.
The PC® black label Collection includes a wide variety of products, you’ll certainly be able to find something to make any mother happy! Some of the suggested items to make your mom feel like Royal “tea” (I couldn’t help myself ) include:
PC® BLACK LABEL MIXED BERRY TEA
Delight your mom with the flavours of Thai lemon grass, Egyptian hibiscus, Brazilian açai and North American blueberry, along with a hint of licorice root and zesty orange peel. This refreshing blend is bursting with herbal berry flavours and aromas. All of the PC® black label tea’s come individually wrapped in pyramid-shaped tea bags. Other varieties includePC® black label Green Jasmine Tea, PC® black label Chamomile Mint Tea and PC® black label Citrus Mint Tea.
PC® BLACK LABEL BLACK CURRANT JAM
This delicious spread imported from Belgium is packed with ripe luscious black currants.Try spreading on warm scones along with clotted cream or on toasted, buttered crumpets sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon.For a savory treat spread along with arugula and crumbled goat cheese inside a tortilla, roll it up andslice into elegant pinwheel finger sandwiches.
PC®BLACK LABEL VANILLA BELGIAN WAFFLE SANDWHICH COOKIES
These miniature and delicate all-butter Belgian waffle cookies sandwich are rich with a creamy vanilla filling. Perfect for an afternoon tea, serve them on a tiered sweet platter and accompany with fresh strawberries.
PC® BLACK LABEL EARL GREY ALL BUTTER SHORTBREAD THINS
Is your mom a true tea enthusiast? Then we have the ultimate biscuit for her. Imported from Scotland, these tender, all-butter shortbread thins are baked with a traditional Earl Grey tea infusion. The distinct flavours and aromas of bergamot orange make this the perfect pairing for any high tea. To really impress mom partially dip them in melted milk chocolate, let set in the refrigerator then serve on a tiered tray.
PC® BLACK LABEL CHEESE & BASIL ALL BUTTER BISCUITS
Infused with Cheddar cheese, basil and a hint of sea salt and brown sugar, these richly flavoured coin-size savoury all-butter biscuits are baked in small batches in the Scottish highlands according to tradition. Try them topped with tuna salad for a delectable bite size canapé. Or, combine Dijon mustard and PC® black label Classic Aioli, spread on top and finish with halved cherry tomatoes.
PC® BLACK LABEL TRUFFLES CONFECTION
Spoil your mother with velvety rich French truffles made with full-bodied dark chocolate and dusted with fine cocoa powder. Their intensely rich bittersweet chocolate ganachecentre, along with a creamy-smooth texture makes for a truly indulgent sensory experience.
I was lucky enough to try both the Earl Grey All Butter Shortbread Thins
Which I really enjoyed. The Earl Grey infusion gives a really unique (and enjoyable) taste to the cookies. I also got to try the truffles
which are dangerously good. Thankfully truffles aren’t something I can sit down and eat a whole box in one sitting so these are lasting a bit longer than the other two black label items they sent…
I’ll describe these in one word – GONE. And if I had to use a second word, it would be amazing. Thank goodness there are only 8 in a box because I would have gained 5 pounds this weeks from cookies alone otherwise.
These too had a very short shelf life:
In fact, they never made it to a shelf at all…
Now, I may not be a mother, but I am a girl and if I did have children I think getting an assortment of specialty foods like this would be a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. And since they line has so many things in it from sweet to savoury you can put together a basket of items that you know your mom would love.
So if you haven’t already gone out and bought your mother her gift, why not give your mom the PC® black label High Tea Experience?
I am really excited to be working with Under Armour on a sponsored campaign through FitFluential LLC to help redefine the female athlete with it’s What’s Beautiful campaign
This is actually the 3rd round of the campaign (some of you may remember that I joined the first round back last spring/summer) and I am super excited to be jumping back on the bandwagon to get involved in What’s Beautiful 3.0 and I’d love you to join me!
Under Armour really knows how to do it right, not only are they encouraging women of all ages to go for their goals, but they are setting up some pretty awesome prizes for the women who really own the competition!
Awesome prises aside (and believe me, there are more than just the grand prize to Costa Rica), what a wonderful way for us to come together, form teams and groups to challenge and support ourselves. To come from a place of positivity to encourage each other to not only meet but exceed our goals.
When you sign up for the challenge you get to define your goal, and personalize your profile page with a photo. Last year my goal was to show others living with Fibromyalgia that you can still be an athlete (and because I’m using the same profile you can see the challenges I completed last year for that goal), this year I chose a new goal:
To train for my first mud run/obstacle course in July and my first Half Marathon in October and to be able to to an unassisted handstand.
What’s my plan? Well, I’m going to be focusing on building strength through strength training and yoga (which will also help with injury prevention when training for my half), and trying to get out for at least two runs each week.
I may be a fitness instructor, but if you think I always want to work out you’re wrong. Part of the reason I became a fitness instructor was so that I would be forced to exercise most days, and even though I’ve come to enjoy it, I still find reasons to skip strength training and flexibility especially. That’s gotta change.
No, no it doesn’t.
We too easily fall into the trap of wanting to achieve something, but more often than not we don’t want to do all of the work required to achieve it.
The difference between dreams and goals is a deadline.
We all have goals in life. Things that we want to do, want to achieve, and may times those goals are fitness oriented. The time is now. There will never be the perfect time to lose weight, the perfect time to join the gym, the ideal time to get healthy. It’s something you do everyday, no matter what the day brings because you know your day will be better because you did it.
NOW is the perfect time to go for your goals. I’m going for mine and I’ll be sharing my journey here on the blog and on my Under Armour What’s Beautiful page (you can find me here) and I’d love to follow you and share your journey.
What are you waiting for? I WILL. and you can too.
Join today by following this link –> http://bit.ly/ffiwill
#whatsbeautiful ? You are.