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It’s a Very Berry Newget Christmas…

Newget’s favourite Christmas tradition is probably the worst kept secret. Newget likes to keep it simple and fabulous. We love to keep company with the ones we love, and send love out to the ones we miss everyday. There is nothing better than sharing delicious food, refreshing libations and merry cheer.

And chocolate. There is very little that goes better with Christmas than chocolate.

This month we wanted to share with you our latest experiment in our ‘Baking with Newget’ series. Santa is on his way for a visit, and that guy loves homemade cookies (doesn’t everyone!). We’re not sure if Santa has ever gotten to experience the joy of Newget, so we decided to come up with a couple cookie recipes involving delicious Newget bits.

 

Baking with Newget: Cookies

Baking with Newget: Cookies

 

 

Double Chocolate Zingers 

Double Chocolate Zingers

Double Chocolate Zingers

Makes approx. 40 cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup Cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tbsp cracked black pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 cups chopped 3 Pepper Zinger Newget

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in Newget bits. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets with parchment paper BAKE for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set but still soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

 

 

Berry Blast Oatmeal Cookies

Berry Blast Oatmeal Cookies

Berry Blast Oatmeal Cookies

Makes approx. 40 cookies.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups chopped White Berry and Dark Berry Blast Newget

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375ºF Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. COMBINE oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in Newget Bits Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. BAKE for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

 

We hope you try and enjoy these recipes.. And we also hope that there are some left over for Santa!

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This coming Saturday, the traveling Newget Crew will wrap up our last market and gifting show appearance of the year at the Edmonton City Hall market. Thanks for all the Christmas joy you’ve bought! It’s been a busy couple of months for our whole team, but we’ve had so much fun. It’s really wonderful to see all your happy faces and share our love of Newget with you. We hope some of those Newget treats made it safely to their intended recipients. If not, we can’t blame you, Newget is highly addictive! If you need some replacements, join us this Saturday at the Edmonton City Hall market, or feel free to shop our online store.

Also, if you need help with gifts, you can always call us. We may be starting to work on our own Christmas plans, but we can still totally help you out with yours. From the sweet and simple packages, to fabulous gift baskets, we’ve definitely got something perfect for everyone on your list.

Email us, we’d love to chat! info@newget.ca

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We’re going leave you with this Christmas poem we stumbled upon when reviewing our Newget Employee Handbook. We’re pretty sure it’s one of those things that got lost when “wine happened”.

A Newget Christmas Carol.

‘Twas just a few weeks before Christmas, when all through the city,
Not a creature was purring, not even a kitty;
The stockings were flung at the chimney without care;
The tree looks perfect, but who even knows what the heck will go under there!?

The kids are all smug in their beds,
With visions of upcoming gift spoils dancing in their heads,
And Mom in her fuzzy slippers, and I with my whiskey nightcap,
Are trying to settle our minds around all this Christmas crap!

Our cellphones, emails and lists all full of questions and wonders,
What does everyone want, what does everyone need, we constantly ponder!

Gadgets and gizmos, baubles and jewels,
Who needs all that junk, why are we hoarding like fools?
Tell me, wasn’t your finest Christmasy time,
Filled with sweatpants, family, puzzles and wine?

Fill your house with friends and family, laughter and joy,
Make memories with gingerbread houses, not a new finicky toy;
Fill your bellies with snacks and sweets,
Take some lovely time off your feet;

Bake Santa some cookies, and leave him some Newget;
He asked us to remind you, so don’t you forget it!
Before you slip off to bed to snore like a log,
Leave Santa a note so he can find the rum and eggnog;

Christmas is about giving, it’s not about getting,
Share your love and excitement; let your heart go of its regretting;
Remember the wonder and magic of it all,
And don’t forget, your Mother expects a Christmas morning phone call;

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Merry Christmas to you and your family, from us and ours!

With much festive joy,
Love, Newget
xoxo

Newget-seasonal-flavour

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to the gifting shows we go!!

 

Newget loves the holiday season. This spectacular holiday season, the Newget team is going to be the busiest of busy bees making the rounds to various gifting shows and markets around the city. We sincerely hope you can make it out to one or two, or all! These crafting and gifting shows are a great place to pick up one of a kind, unique handcrafted gifts for your equally one of a kind loved ones. And not to mention a great place to get your stock of Newget!

We’ll be kicking off our tour this weekend in St Albert, with the St Albert County Craft Fair (5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert): November 16th (10am – 5pm) – 17th (11am – 4pm)

Then we’re off to:

  • Make It Edmonton at the Enjoy Centre (101 Riel Dr, St Albert): November 21st, 22nd (10am – 9pm), 23rd (10am – 6pm), 24th (11am – 5pm).
  • Edmonton Expo Christmas Show (Northlands, 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton): November 28th, 29th, 30th (10am – 10pm), December 1 (10am – 5pm)

And we also have a few indoor Downtown markets as well:

Edmonton City Hall Markets: November 23rd, 30th, December 7th (10am – 3pm)

 

At these gift shows and markets we’ll have bars, 100g cello bags, 200g cello bags, and 100g tubes of all your favourite flavours.

Trade Show Packages

We’ll also be bringing out our two seasonal flavours of 3 Pepper Zinger and Perfect Pear! They’re only available till the end of the year, so don’t miss out..

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What the Newget Team really loves about the holiday season is gifting. We love that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you finally find the perfect gift for someone. Newget makes for a great gift, it’s unique and delicious and always comes in the right colour and size! Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers, gifts for the in-laws, teachers, hairdressers, the gift of Newget is sure to impress.

On our online store, in addition to our standard cello packaging of 100g, 50g, and bars, we have a few gift items like glass jars of Newget (available in small, medium, & large)..

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As well as our Newget tubes (available in single, double, and triple tubes).

tubes

 

Because we know that your special person is one of a kind, we are also available for custom gifting orders! Just email us at info@newget.ca what it is that you’re looking for and we will be more than happy to help you create the perfect holiday gift.

 

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Visit us in person or online, we’d love to chat with you about your gifting needs this holiday season!

 

Happy Gifting, Friends!

 

Love, Newget

‘xoxo

Berries

How about Pie for Thanksgiving?

Happy early Thanksgiving, Newget friends. Like all holidays that involve the gathering of friends and family over cheerful wine toasts and a delicious meal, Newget loves Thanksgiving.

What’s on your menu for your big meal of thanks? The usual suspects of turkey and stuffing, of course, (’cause you can’t beat tradition). And mashed potatoes and gravy (a staple!), delicious harvest vegetables and how about some cabbage rolls? Mmmm, can WE come over for dinner? We’ll bring our stretchy pants!

While you’re mulling over that self-invite, can we offer you a delicious suggestion for dessert? How about a side of slices of our seasonal flavor, Perfect Pear Newget, to go with your post dinner coffee and tea?

Or if you’re a pie lover like we are at The Newget Kompany, how about something a little different than the traditional pumpkin and pecan?

Something like.. Newget flavor inspired pie!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Blogger did some kitchen experimenting this past week and came up with a pie inspired by our Berry Blast Newget flavours. And the result was delicious and 100% Dad approved.

 

Newget Berry Blast Pie with Almond Streusel Topping

Crust: Use your own family secret crust recipe, or buy your favorite grocery store pre-made pie crust (don’t fret, we won’t tell if you don’t tell).

Filling:Berries in Pie

4 cups of berries (Fresh or frozen, we would suggest cranberries, blueberries and maybe even some raspberries)

1/2 cup Minute Tapioca

1 1/2 cup White Sugar

(Mix together, add to pie crust)

 

Almond Streusel Topping:

1 cup OatsPre Pie

1/2 cup Slivered Almonds (blanched)

1/2 cup Flour

1 cup Brown Sugar

1 tbsp Cinnamon

1/2 cup Butter

(Mix together, crumble over the pie before baking)

 

Bake at 350, for about 45 minutes. You will need to bake about 15 minutes or so longer if you are using frozen berries. And if crust starts to get too brown, cover the edges with tin foil.

Post Pie

For that extra bit of awesome, before serving, add some finely chopped bits of White & Dark Berry Blast on top of the pie when it comes out of the oven. Or if you don’t have any Newget on hand – and we just don’t know why you wouldn’t, online ordering is easy breezy! - melt bakers semi sweet chocolate and drizzle on top!

Slice of pie

And there you have it, a delicious Newget inspired pie, just as difficult to resist as its flavour namesake.

Whatever you do for your Thanksgiving long weekend, we hope you have a wonderful fun and food filled family holiday!!

Love, Newget