Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Step Up the Flavour with Torani Syrups (review & giveaway)

I've recently been introduced to another great Canadian company offering convenient online shopping services. And this time the product is a true staple of my shopping list (and life) - COFFEE!

BuyCoffeeCanada.com is based in and ships from Windsor, Ontario. Coffee is their main focus, but with that comes a variety of coffee makers (French press and stovetop espresso machines are both available for purchase) as well as delicious syrups to flavour and sweeten (or not) your favourite cup. I was offered the opportunity to review one of the Torani brand of syrups they carry, and, not having a lot of experience with the flavour shot idea, I jumped at the chance to see what the fuss is all about.

I browsed through the huge selection of Torani syrups they have available. There are over 70 flavours, plus 30 sugar-free options. The flavours run the gamut from fruity to dessert-inspired to bacon. Yes, I said bacon. I was very tempted to try that one out but it apparently is pretty hard to get in stock. It is there now, so I think I'll be ordering a bottle.

I decided to try out the Tiramisu syrup, as I thought that would be great in my morning coffee(s). And it was.  This is sweet, but not too sweet. It acts as a delicious and interesting substitute for sugar or artificial sweetener. It may not be exactly like biting into the Italian treat, but the taste is quite close.

But I didn't want to stop at flavouring my coffee. So, this evening for dessert I whipped up (literally) some Tiramisu flavoured whipped cream. I added 2 Tbsp of the syrup to 3/4 cup of cold whipping cream, and whipped it up with my immersion blender for about two minutes until thick and fluffy.  Then I sliced some fresh strawberries into dessert dishes and topped with a big dollop of cream. Such an easy and delicious dessert! I think this could become a regular feature of summer entertaining on the back deck. All the boys loved the taste of the Tiramisu whip. Sweet and rich!

Would you like to try some Torani syrup for yourself? You can head on over to BuyCoffeeCanada.com to see their selection and order online. Syrups are currently on sale at $11.95 each (regular $14.95). AND you can get an additional 5% off all items on their website by using the discount code RAISN22. Be sure to enter this code at checkout.

Orders of $49 or more before taxes are eligible for free delivery within Canada. (I am thinking that some of the fruity flavours would go well in a cool, refreshing cocktail. Definitely something else for me to try.)

The site also offers a huge variety of coffees, roasted and ground to your specifications (or whole bean), and the prices are really reasonable, with most of the selection at $15.95 a pound. The site includes a number of Fair-Trade Organic varieties at $18.95 - $19.95 a pound as well. And if you are feeling like a super special treat, BuyCoffeeCanada carries the famous Jamaican Blue Mountain at $55 per pound.

Plus there are Keurig K-cups, David Rio Chai teas, and more. Having this selection all in one place is pretty amazing. And knowing that you are dealing with a Canadian company, shipping from within Canada is pretty great in my opinion too.

To introduce us to their online store, BuyCoffeeCanada is offering a prize of a bottle of Torani syrup to one lucky Raising My Boys reader. To enter, please use the Rafflecopter widget below. Entries will be accepted until April 15 at 12:00 midnight, EDT. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received free product from BuyCoffeeCanada to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions on this blog remain my own.
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