18 April 2017

Are you “Nuts for Cheese” yet?

We've just started carrying a new line of vegan cheese called “Nuts for Cheese” and already it is gaining popularity amongst a wide range of customers. Recently we were fortunate to have Laura up from London, Ontario to demo it.  She notes that in some stores they've even had to downplay the fact that it is vegan because it's so good that even dairy-eaters love it.

So what's the secret to making a decent vegan cheese that actually tastes like cheese? Cashews, and lots of them.  We at the Stone Store particularly enjoy the authentic cheesy texture, with each wedge delicately spiced to produce a rich flavour.  Flavours include: Un-Brie-Lievable, Smokey Artichoke, Red Rind (featuring a turmeric and paprika rind) and Chipotle Cheddar (featuring chipotle peppers in adobo sauce).

Stone Store employee Karin lived in London when the Nuts for Cheese phenomenon began. She told us how founder Margaret Coons began making it out of a local vegan restaurant called Veg Out. From there she began selling it out of the Western Fair Farmer's Market.  “Then it just kind of blew up and gained popularity,” she says, adding that some people even make cakes out of these cheeses. “You can eat the whole wedge and not feel like garbage.” (Well, maybe save some for your housemates please!)

Curious?  Come and try some for yourself.   Maybe you'll become brie-liever too!
The Stone Store Crew

10 April 2017

05 April 2017

Get Ready for Spring with the Stone Store

Spring is here and like you the Stone Store is gearing up for sunnier skies.  

Remember those Colbri Wet/Dry Bags you had your eye on last spring? The ones with the stunning patterns so practical for trips to the splash pad? Now is your last chance to pick one up!

Check them out two fun spring patterns and colours, now 40 % off.
Three convenient sizes:
Go Light ...... reg. 10.99 now 6.99 (great for baby wipes or food)
Clutch ......... reg. 23.99 now 14.99 (great for cloth diapers and potty training)
Explore ....... reg. 48.99 now 29.99 (perfect for swimming)
All are made in Canada.

And our latest exciting new product:
Alba Botanica's new very emollient sunblock spray!
Sean's particularly excited to try this one because at 50 spf it's strong enough to protect his sun-damaged skin.

This sunblock uses an air-powered continuous spray system with no chemical propellants and sprays on clear. Fragrance free and water and sweat resistant, it lasts for an outstanding 80 minutes.
   Available in Kids' SPF 50 and Sport SPF 50.

Don't wait until your first burn of the season to buy sunscreen - now is the time to get ready for fun in the sun.
Wishing you all sunny skies and fun days at the splash pad,
The Stone Store