Hudson "terroir" ice cream
Saw this in La Presse this morning: ice creams made in Hudson, from local products, sweetened only with maple syrup; no white sugar.
Might be a nice thing to serve to friends from abroad... Many locations in that general area are listed, but also at Marché des saveurs at JTM.
I bought the Fraises & Bulles one last week at a really high price of 10$ (at Marché des saveurs). Not bad, but really light in taste and almost not sweet enough.
I really just bought it because it was new, with Havre aux glaces in the same market I don't see the need to buy it again.
There's another new ice cream company in town called Essence http://www.uniglace.com/sorbets/, I'm really curious to try them (especially the black sesame ice cream!). Just saw that Capitol carry their products, which is probably new from this week or last week. Will go this week.
I trekked to Pointe-Claire and got driven to Hudson to pick up some containers.
The vanilla flavor tasted the most of maple syrup. The chocolate was not the best chocolate and I couldn't taste the maple syrup. The banana taste funny at first but I'll give it another try
Still to try: strawberry and bubbles (Champagne), Cidre de glace, banana and chocolate chip, maple "croquant".
Vanilla, Chocolate, Banana + Chocolate Chip flavors were 7$ at IGA, the others are 10$ from a store in Hudson.
If anyone does like this, or is avoiding overly-sweet desserts, this will be on sale at PA for 5.99 starting on Monday the 23rd. I was at PA for other stuff - hey, a local Romaine lettuce for 50 cents, and a good buy on pecorino romano cheese, and notice that they did have the croquant d'érable, but no guarantee of the coming week.
Marché des Saveurs was giving out samples of the Hudson Ice Cream this past weekend. I thought it was quite good and really enjoyed it, I was expecting it to be bland based on my memory of reading this thread a couple of months ago. I didn't catch the price (besides the fact that they were offering a whopping 75 cent rebate yesterday). I'd pay $5-6 for it but not the $10 that is mentioned in this thread. I sampled the Chocolate, Vanilla and Maple Crunch.