This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada – with the official day being celebrated on Monday, October 11th.
From all of us here at Eat Sum More, we would like to wish our Canadian clients, friends & colleagues a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday to you and your families!
We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come.
To give your Thanksgiving meal a special South African enhancement, here are a few products we carry that will make your traditional meal even more special:
WE CARRY A WIDE SELECTION OF HALLOWE’EN CANDIES & TREATS
Halloween, from the original name “All Hallows’ Eve”, is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31st. Modern Halloween traditions include the carving of jack-o’-lanterns and displaying scary imagery around your property, which welcomes the children of your neighbourhood to your home so that you can give out candies and treats to all of them wearing their adorable costumes.
Eat Sum More has a huge selection of candies and chocolates to compliment your Hallowe’en night, whether that be via safe trick-or-treating or for you to hand out at your friends & family gatherings with the people in your close social circle.
Baking season is here – and the most popular baked good is, of course, cookies! Did you know that the origin of the word cookie comes from the Dutch word for “little cakes”?
Known to many around the world as biscuits, biscottis, keks, hertzoggies or galletas, the cookie is one of the most, if not the most, popular desserts ever created. With National Cookie Month upon us, it’s only fitting to get into the spirit of things and embrace what makes cookies so magical.
From macaroons, to gingerbread, and shortbread, to chocolate chip, cookies are certainly one of Canada’s favorite treats. And why not? They’re delicious, they fill the room with wonderful and heavenly aromas, they take you back to a simpler time as a child, and there is a flavour fit for every tastebud. Whether you prefer your cookie to be soft and gooey, or crunchy and chocolatey, you can bet that the perfect cookie for you is out there.
There are many methods to celebrate National Cookie month, but the best way is to share a South African cookie treat with a friend or a loved one.
And you can find all of our delicious South African cookies & biscuits in our Online Store, ready to be shipped right to your door.
We have one question for you – are you ready for some footballllll?
For sports lovers across the nation, this is the most exciting time of the year! Baseball playoffs are starting up soon; NHL training camps open next week; and of course, NFL football begins this weekend.
When it comes to game day snacks, Eat Sum More has you covered.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and is taking place this year starting on the evening of September 25th and ending on the evening of September 27th. This is the seventh month of the Jewish calendar, counting from Nisan in the spring.
It is both a time of rejoicing and of serious introspection, a time to celebrate the completion of another year, while also taking stock of one’s life.
On behalf of Eat Sum More, we would like to wish everyone and their loved ones a happy and sweet New Year! Shana Tova – filled with mazel, good health and happiness!
NATIONAL COFFEE DAY IN NORTH AMERICA
Thursday, September 29th is National Coffee Day.
So, where did coffee come from and how did it become so popular?
According to legend, a sixth-century Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi discovered his goats frolicking from one coffee shrub to another. He realized the coffee berries had a stimulating effect, and he began to experiment with the seeds. A century later, brewed coffee emerged in Arabia and the popularity of coffee grew at an exponential rate.
LABOUR DAY WEEKEND IS APPROACHING BBQ SEASON ENDING SOON
As the autumn season quickly approaches, we are in the last couple of weeks of prime BBQ season. Enjoy your last few weeks of summer with some of our delicious and delectable meats that would spice up (pardon the pun!) any get together with your family & friends.
We specialize in:
– Flattened Chicken (BBQ and Peri Peri Flavour) – Rotisserie Chicken (BBQ and Peri Peri Flavour) – Boerewors (Beef, Chicken, Kosher Beef and Breakfast Sausage)
And here are three (3) types of sauces we recommend that go really well with all of the above selection of meats, as either a marinade or a condiment:
Spurs Salad Dressing:
Lovingly known as Pink Sauce, deliciously creamy and tangy, this much-loved condiment is now available to take home in a squeeze bottle.
Spurs Steak Sauce
Spur’s Steak Sauce is ideal for steaks and your other favourite cuts of beef. It’s also perfect for making hearty lamb pies or to jazz up any dish of your choice. It’s so easy – simply brush it on while braaiing and turning the meat
Nandos Peri Peri Sauce
Enjoyable with almost everything, Nandos range of PERI-PERI sauces combine flavour with varying degrees of heat that will satisfy the PERI-PERI beginner to the fiery heat seeker. Flavours in stock and in our store are Pepper Sauce, Mild, Lemon Herb, Medium, Garlic, Hot, Bushvelt, Extra Hot, XX Hot and Prego.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST IS SENIOR CITIZENS DAY!
Do you have an elderly person in your life that you love and appreciate very much? National Senior Citizens Day this year is on Sunday, August 21st – and this is the day to let them know how much you care and it’s an opportunity to recognize their many accomplishments. It is a time for the younger generation to share in the wisdom and experiences that our older generation of people have to offer.
Today, seniors are still active in their communities as well as continuing to have a strong presence in the workforce. For all they do and have achieved for the good of their communities, senior citizens deserve our thanks!
Therefore, there will be a SPECIAL DISCOUNT on all of our in-store items on Sunday, August 21st for all Senior Citizens and their families. Please come by the store (located in Thornhill) and it would be our pleasure to help you choose your favorite South African foods, goodies and treats.
BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH & SNACK IDEAS
Students all across Ontario will be heading back to school towards the end of August.
Back to school means packing daily lunches and snacks for your kids once again. And at Eat Sum More, we have a variety of delicious and nutritious foods for your children’s lunch boxes:
All of the above mentioned snacks = are very healthy; are full of protein; have fewer calories than other sugary snacks; perfect munchies when your children need something to nibble on during their day; stores well and will not spoil in your child’s schoolbag or lunchbox; are all gluten free and chock full of vitamins.
Our story begins with my late oupa and ouma George and Leah Slimowitz in Vanderbijlpark. They owned and operated a butchery called The Golden Highway Butchery – people used to come from miles away to stock-up on their meat for the month and in particular the Biltong, Droewors and Boerewors.
Going to the slaughterhouse early in the morning with my oupa, watching him select his choice of meat for the store, unbeknown to me at the time, would come in good standing in years to come. Back at the butchery my oupa used to mumble in Yiddish “It’s all in de spices” whilst making Biltong.
My late father, Louis Slimowitz had a number of butcheries in Klerksdorp and Stillfontein, and he also used to mutter, “It’s all in the spices”. Growing up in a farm environment in Ficksburg, I was always given the task of spicing the meats (which I hated) and I was the mutterer of “It’s all in the spices”.
Now at our 3rd generation Slimowitz family store in Thornhill, Ontario, headed up by the family matriarch, our mother Rita, we still mutter, “It’s all in the spices”.
We import all of our spices from South Africa and blend them in the store to produce the finest Biltong, Drywors, Chili Bites, Shavings and Boerewors, which people still travel for miles to acquire. one of Toronto’s amazing beaches is the perfect mini-getaway you have been craving after spending so much time indoors! Many of Toronto’s waterfront parks have sand or cobble beaches for you to enjoy.
JULY 28TH IS NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY!
National Milk Chocolate Day takes place on July 28th, 2022.
While dark chocolate is traditionally used as a baking ingredient, this lighter version is used to make chocolate candy bars, cookies, hot chocolate, and many other delicious desserts.
It is believed that milk chocolate was first created as a drink in the mid-19th century in Germany. The first milk chocolate in the form of a bar that we all recognize today was created by Swiss chocolatier Daniel Peter in collaboration with Henri Nestlé, the founder of the chocolate company Nestlé.
We sell many different varieties of milk chocolate at Eat Sum More – here are just a few from our delicious collection of chocolate treats:
EAT SUM MORE’S AWARD WINNING BILTONG HEALTHY & DELICIOUS!
Eat Sum More has worked hard and with relentless passion and integrity to raise the bar as we continue to provide you, our clients, with the freshest, sustainable, top-of-the-line, hand cut, traditional South African meat products that you’ve come to love over the years.
We have a range of South African products, which we source from different importers across Canada and the USA, ensuring that we provide our customers with the latest fresh products.
Our specialty meat manager, Andy Pong, ensures that our cuts of meat are always consistent, so that our clients are always receiving the best quality, all of the time.
Eat Sum More Biltong is specially air cured which enhances the flavour of this tasty snack and ensures it is naturally nutritious.
Our Biltong is high in protein, low in carbohydrates and fat, making it the perfect fuel food for sports & fitness enthusiasts and for anyone looking for a healthy snack. Pack it in your kids’ lunch boxes, bring it on road trips or take it with you wherever you go.
Please note that our award winning Biltong can only be sold and/or shipped within Ontario (via curb-side pickup or online delivery).
Now that the weather has really warmed up here in Ontario, it’s time to kick summer into full gear – and what better way to do so than taking a trip to the beach?
Planning a beach day to one of Toronto’s amazing beaches is the perfect mini-getaway you have been craving after spending so much time indoors! Many of Toronto’s waterfront parks have sand or cobble beaches for you to enjoy.
IT’S FINALLY CAMPING SEASON ONCE AGAIN!
Camping season is in full swing throughout North America and we all know that camping is a fun activity that allows us to connect with our loved ones and also with nature.
But did you also know that a myriad of health benefits result from spending a night under the stars?
Camping helps with problem solving by dealing with unexpected and unfamiliar circumstances
Camping is great for children’s education and self-esteem by teaching them to become self-sufficient
Camping can help you sleep better with no noise pollution or distractions
Camping increases your vitamin D intake by spending time in the sun
Camping just makes you happier!
JUNE IS NATIONAL CANDY MONTH
While we may celebrate candy all year long, June has the privilege of being the official National Candy Month. Chocolate and candy have always been a fun part of the summer months and many seasonal summer celebrations.
National Candy Month is a time to celebrate the authentic, fun treats that candy companies have been producing for more than one hundred (100) years. Started by the National Confectioner’s Association, the holiday celebrates the value candy adds to all of our lives.
And at Eat Sum More, we have all of your favorite South African candy treats for you to enjoy!
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
Canada Day is the national day of Canada which is celebrated on July 1st every year.
It is a federal statutory holiday that celebrates the anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Popularly, Canada Day is known as ‘Canada’s Birthday’ and thus people celebrate Canada Day like a festival with great celebrations, drinking and lots of fun.
From all of us here at Eat Sum More, we would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Canada Day!
On May 13th, 1806, a New York tabloid published the first definition of a cocktail. The now historic, illustrative description appeared in The Balance and Columbian Repository, where the editor Harry Croswell replied to a reader who wrote in to ask what a cocktail was:
“A cocktail, then, is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters.”
The reason that Harry Croswell’s definition is so important – and the reason we mark it with this day of recognition – is that it truly brought the word into the public eye, solidifying its existence in the world of booze and social drinking and laying the foundation for further inquiry, interest and everyday use.
VICTORIA DAY IN CANADA MEMORIAL DAY IN THE UNITED STATES
Victoria Day in Canada is Monday, May 23rd and Memorial Day in the US is one week later on Monday, May 30th.
Many North Americans celebrate their respective long weekends with barbecues and family get-togethers, but these holidays are so much more than a chance to kick off the summer months. At its heart, both of these holidays are days to solemnly honor all of the men and women who have died in military service.
The main purpose of Victoria Day and Memorial Day is to pay tribute and memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
From all of us here at Eat Sum More, we salute the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the military.
MAY IS NATIONAL BBQ & SALAD MONTH
The sun is shining, the breeze is warming, the birds are chirping, and grills all around Toronto are being lit up for the first barbecue of the season. And there is no better way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon in May than by throwing a barbecue for your friends and family to enjoy!
Yup, it’s time to take the covers off your grills and smokers and start cooking outside again. 😀
The select spices we use are directly related to the spice route that made its way around the Cape of Africa. My late father, Louis Slimowitz, had a number of butcheries in Klerksdorp and Stillfontein, and he always used to say again and again, “It’s all in the spices!”
We have worked hard and with relentless passion and integrity to raise the bar as we continue to provide you, our clients, with the freshest, sustainable, top-of-the-line, hand cut, traditional South African meat products that you’ve come to love over the years.
NOTE – We do not ship frozen meats; in-store pick-up only.
We are very pleased to announce that our store is now offering full in-person shopping going forward. There are no capacity limits either, so come one, come all!
Masks are mandatory and we do ask that you use the hand sanitizer station located at the front of the store when you first arrive.
We are truly excited to have you shop inside our store and pick up all of your essential South African foods, meats, soups, sauces, spices, desserts, beverages, and delicious treats & delicacies.
Thank you once again for all of your support and understanding over these unprecedented times. It certainly has been a challenge, but we have done our best to adapt. We hope you have been doing well and staying safe, and we are looking forward to seeing all of you in person real soon!
Welkom Terug! From the Eat Sum More Team: Tanya, Ira, Amber, Anthony, Andy, Kevin, and Darlene.
HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND THE FAMILY!
Easter is here, and it brings with it one of our most favorite times of the year.
The hopeful season coincides with warmer spring weather, beautiful flowers, and a feeling of hopeful renewal. Of course, we want to share the love and spread our joy to our clients, family and friends.
Warmest thoughts to you and your family on this wonderful holiday.
And please check out our large assortment of Chocolates & Candies to sweeten up your holiday even more:
Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew), is a Jewish holiday commemorating the exodus of the Israelites from slavery. It’s a good time to acknowledge the significance of family and friends, and to express gratitude for your freedom. Steeped in tradition, the celebration of Passover heralds deliverance and blessings.
We hope you have a prosperous Passover surrounded by your loved ones. Happy Passover!
And please check out our large assortments of Spreads, Jams & Preserves that you can pair with your matzoh this holiday:
Earth Day will be celebrated by millions of Canadians across our country, as well as everyone around the world on Friday, April 22nd- marking this holiday as the 52nd anniversary of the very first Earth Day that was created way back in 1970.
The day is rejoiced around the world, by people from all walks of life who are concerned about making a sustainable future for their children. Events, parades, festivals and overall awareness campaigns mark the day, with the hope of preserving the environment for many generations to come.
The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “INVEST IN OUR PLANET”, focusing on the effects of climate change on the planet that we all share – and what efforts are being made in the real world to mitigate it.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
From all of us here at Eat Sum More, Happy Earth Day!
National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn more about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.
It started as National Nutrition Week back in 1973. Interest and excitement grew and National Nutrition Month was inaugurated in 1980 throughout Canada.
This holiday stresses the importance of a balanced diet and exercise, and the transformative powers of healthy food choices. The Academy encourages using a registered dietitian in order to develop and stick with a healthy eating plan.
And please note that nutrition doesn’t end at what we eat – making exercise an integral part of our lives is also highly encouraged. This month gives us an opportunity to reflect inward and make tangible changes to our diets and/or workout regimens.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! MARCH 17
St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of what it means to be Irish; the spirit, the determination, the creativity and the indefinable qualities that make the Irish people who they are.
Once a year, in cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg, the streets are filled with South Africans and tourists wearing strange green clothing and drinking green beer – a sign that St Patrick’s Day has arrived.
Here in Canada, we celebrate the holiday by day drinking and partaking in the celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green.
In the spirit of the holiday, here is a list of some GREEN Eat Sum More delicacies that you and your family & friends can enjoy on March 17.
NATIONAL PUPPY DAY MARCH 23
Dogs are the most trusting, happy, joy-filled creatures on earth. On March 23rd we take time to stop and celebrate National Puppy Day. This holiday is celebrated every year in the hopes of improving the lives of puppies everywhere.
National Puppy Day seeks to celebrate the unconditional love that puppies bring to people’s lives. Puppies are young dogs. Depending on the breed, some can remain as puppies longer than others. This day aims to help save orphaned puppies across the globe by encouraging adoption.
The idea is to focus attention on puppies in need of adoption, and on the abuses found in puppy mills, but also to celebrate these furry little companions. According to statistics, people who have one or more pets in their homes lead happier lives, are considerably healthier, and live longer than those who don’t.
March 29th is a holiday for all of the hard-working small business owners out there! The day exists to celebrate their business achievements, and the positivity they bring to your local communities.
We congratulate them for the hours of hard work they put into helping their business exist, grow, and thrive – and so on March 29th the entire nation recognizes their achievements.
Mom & Pop business owners spend countless hours nurturing and growing their young enterprises. The workload demands, and lack of a hired staff, often translates into long and late hours, and many missed family and personal events. But, all in all, they love what they do. After all, they are their own boss.
This holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the family-owned businesses that make Canadian communities diverse and vibrant. As small and independently owned businesses, Mom & Pop shops, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses represent the building blocks of their local economies. They create jobs, reinvest in their communities and support local initiatives.
We are currently offering contactless, curbside pick-up or home/office delivery.You can order online through our Website – https://eatsummore.com – and start enjoying our mouth-watering selection of South African products!
Eat Sum More is proud to celebrate Black History Month, as we honour the contributions that Black people have made, and continue to make, in all sectors of our society, and all around our country.
This month is about celebrating resilience, innovation, and determination to work towards a more equitable, inclusive and diverse Canada – a Canada in which everyone has every opportunity to flourish.
It’s a celebration of those who’ve impacted our lives with their activism and achievements, and an opportunity for people to engage with Black histories, go beyond discussions of racism, and highlight Black leaders and their accomplishments.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
Few things are as closely linked as Valentine’s Day and chocolates. The ever-traditional heart-shaped box full of sweets has been a long standing custom, because let’s be serious – who doesn’t enjoy chocolate?
Celebrate your love with Eat Sum More – from our variety of small chocolate tokens of affection, to our boxes packed full with our bestselling treats, you’ll find the perfect mouth watering gift to melt your lover’s heart this Valentine’s Day.
Here are a few of the delicious treats found in our online store:
NATIONAL RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DAY
If you’re like most people in today’s society, then you are constantly mumbling things to yourself like, “People these days are just rude. What happened to the good ol’ days when everyone was more polite?” Does this sound familiar to you? Of course it does. So for those of you that wish you could change the world, National Random Act of Kindness Day, coming up on February 17th, is just the day for you.
One can never go wrong with kindness, and there can never be too much of it!
The idea behind National Random Act of Kindness Day is to cultivate feelings of kindness and brighten up someone else’s day. Every small act of compassion is significant and although it may seem like it doesn’t accomplish much, just like the domino effect, one random act of kindness can lead to more and more positive outcomes. So go ahead and don’t hold back from uplifting others with compliments and empathy on this day.
NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY
National Love Your Pet Day is celebrated on February 20th and this is the day that you get to shower your furry companion with the utmost attention and affection they deserve.
After all, your buddy is a true source of joy and unconditional love, which is still very much needed on a daily basis as we navigate through these hard times. No matter what type of pet you own, there are several ways you can celebrate this special occasion with them:
Let Your Pet Sleep with You Bake a Pet-Friendly Dessert Buy a New Bed for Your Pet Make More Time to Snuggle Purchase a New Toy for Them Treat Them to a Spa Day Buy them Some Delicious Treats
We are currently offering contactless, curbside pick-up or home/office delivery.You can order online through our Website – https://eatsummore.com – and start enjoying our mouth-watering selection of South African products!