Francesca, Gianluca, and Marco

Meet Francesca Petti!

Everyone at Neal Brothers knows Francesca because she holds the title of managing payroll and if you have a dog (the one who gives out treats whenever you walk by- to the dogs that is!) However, we wanted everyone to get know Francesca a little more, so sit down with one her favourite snacks (Honey Mustard Pretzels) and enjoy reading about another one of the great team members we get to work with!

 

Francesca, Son (?) and Husband (?)

Francesca, Gianluca and Marco

  1. How long have you been at Neal Brothers and what do you do here?

I have been here for 1 year, and I take care of accounting and finances. I oversee accounts receivable and also manage payroll making sure everyone gets paid on time!

  1. Why do you love working for Neal Brothers?

The environment here at the office is contagious, every day you walk into all the smiling faces and friendly banter. The brothers are also lovely to work with; it’s very rewarding to work beside such awesome people every day!

 

  1. What would you say is the most adventurous thing you have ever done is?

Well we (my husband and I) travel a lot, and from all the trips the most adventurous thing we’ve done is hiking a few of the world’s gorgeous mountains. A few of the mountains we have hiked include Flat Top Mountain (Alaska) and an active volcano on the Big Island in Hawaii.

Francesca & Husband in ?

Francesca & Marco

  1. What are two of your spots you have traveled to and why?

To pick two is hard, but we loved Hawaii and Fiji. The beautiful scenery, the culture, and the people make these spots amazing.

 

  1. What does your day off look like?

Usually, running around after my two year old son! This includes taking him to activities such as gymnastics and swimming or out to the local park. My husband and I also own a pet store, Global Pet Foods in King City, so you can also find me there on my days off!

Francesca & Son (?)

Francesca & Gianluca

  1. Speaking of the pet store, do you have any pets at home?

Yes, we have a senior chocolate lab named Bruin. (Side Note: Francesca’s office is the stopping point for every office dog at Neal Brothers. She always has some tasty treats to offer them after they sit pretty!)

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Bruin & Gianluca

  1. What is your Goodness?

My Goodness is my husband, who is my BFF, son, family, and friends. Also, at the pet store we meet some great people and pets alike! We aim to participate in various charities with the store as well.

 

  1. Where is your favourite place to wine and dine in your city and why?

Locale in King City, it has great homemade and rustic food, set in a great atmosphere.

 

  1. What is your favorite Neal Brothers product and how do you eat it?

Having to pick a favourite or two is definitely a tough job! But if I must, Cheese Puffs, Honey Mustard Pretzels, and the Srirachup Kettle chips! How I eat them? Straight from the bag and by myself!

 

It was so much fun getting to know Francesca! Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

Francesca & Husband

Francesca & Marco

Canada Day Bundle: One (1) Pink Popcorn, One (1) Organic Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs, Four (4) Assorted Kettle Chips, Four (4) Assorted Snack Size Kettle Chips, Three (3) Assorted All Natural Salsas, Two (2) Assorted BBQ Sauces, One (1) Organic Pasta Sauce, Two (2) Organic Tortillas, One (1) Honey Mustard Pretzel, One (1) Neal Brothers Cooler Tote Bag.

Neal Brothers Foods Inc. Canada 150 Giveaway #2

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday (she’s getting up there eh?) and Neal Brothers wants to celebrate by giving away two wonderful prizes just in time for Canada Day weekend! All the information you need to know is posted below (ps. commenting somewhere may just get you a few more entries than others too!). Both giveaways include delicious goodies!

Giveaway #2

Canada Day Bundle: One (1) Pink Popcorn, One (1) Organic Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs, Four (4) Assorted Kettle Chips, Four (4) Assorted Snack Size Kettle Chips, Three (3) Assorted All Natural Salsas, Two (2) Assorted BBQ Sauces, One (1) Organic Pasta Sauce, Two (2) Organic Tortillas, One (1) Honey Mustard Pretzel, One (1) Neal Brothers Cooler Tote Bag.

Canada Day Bundle: One (1) Pink Popcorn, One (1) Organic Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs, Four (4) Assorted Kettle Chips, Four (4) Assorted Snack Size Kettle Chips, Three (3) Assorted All Natural Salsas, Two (2) Assorted BBQ Sauces, One (1) Organic Pasta Sauce, Two (2) Organic Tortillas, One (1) Honey Mustard Pretzel, One (1) Neal Brothers Cooler Tote Bag.

To enter, use the entry forms and prompts by going to: NEAL BROTHERS GIVEAWAY #2):

  • Visit Neal Brothers Foods Inc. on Facebook (1 Entry)
  • Follow Neal Brothers Foods Inc. on Twitter (1 Entry)
  • Tweet “@nealbrothers is celebrating #Canada150 w/ a huge prize pack #nealbroscanadadayprize”
  • Go to our website (link in profile) and comment on the contest blog post what your favourite Neal Brothers product is! (5 Entries)
  • Post a photo to instagram of you and/or you and our family enjoying your favorite Neal Brother Foods Inc products (ps. we LOVE pet photos too!) Make sure to include the hashtag #nealbrotherscanadadayprize!

GOOD LUCK!

One (1) Bundle: Four (4) Blue Jays Tickets- June 30th vs. Red Sox (First Pitch 7:07 pm), One (1) Organic Pink Popcorn, One (1) Pink Salt Kettle Chip, One (1) Pink Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chip, One (1) Honey Mustard Pretzel Nuggets, One (1) Organic Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs, Four (4) Snack Size Maple Bacon Kettle Chips, One (1) Neal Brothers Tote Bag.

Neal Brothers Foods Inc. Canada 150 Giveaway #1

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday (she’s getting up there eh?) and Neal Brothers wants to celebrate by giving away two wonderful prizes just in time for Canada Day weekend! All the information you need to know is posted below (ps. commenting somewhere might just get you a few more entries than others too!) Both giveaways include lots of delicious goodies!

Giveaway #1

One (1) Bundle: Four (4) Blue Jays Tickets- June 30th vs. Red Sox (First Pitch 7:07 pm), One (1) Organic Pink Popcorn, One (1) Pink Salt Kettle Chip, One (1) Pink Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chip, One (1) Honey Mustard Pretzel Nuggets, One (1) Organic Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs, Four (4) Snack Size Maple Bacon Kettle Chips, One (1) Neal Brothers Tote Bag.

One (1) Bundle: Four (4) Blue Jays Tickets- June 30th vs. Red Sox (First Pitch 7:07 pm), One (1) Organic Pink Popcorn, One (1) Pink Salt Kettle Chip, One (1) Pink Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chip, One (1) Honey Mustard Pretzel Nuggets, One (1) Organic Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs, Four (4) Snack Size Maple Bacon Kettle Chips, One (1) Neal Brothers Tote Bag.

To enter, use the entry form & prompts at this link here GIVEAWAY #1 HERE

  • Visit Neal Brothers Foods Inc. on Facebook (1 Entry)
  • Follow Neal Brothers Foods Inc. on Twitter (1 Entry)
  • “@nealbrothers is celebrating #Canada150 by sending you & friends to @bluejays” (3 Entries- Daily)
  • Go to our website (link in profile) and comment on the contest blog post what your favourite Neal Brothers product is! (5 Entries)
  • Post a photo to Instagram of you and/or you and our family enjoying your favorite Neal Brother Foods Inc products (ps. we LOVE pet photos too!) Make sure to include #nealbrotherscanadajaysgiveaway (5 Entries- Daily)

 

Finished Product: Serve with a side of 100% Maple Syrup and garnish with green onions!

Maple Bacon Chicken & Waffles

Finished Product: Serve with a side of 100% Maple Syrup and garnish with green onions!

Finished Product: Serve with a side of 100% Maple Syrup and garnish with green onions and Neal Brothers Maple Bacon kettle chips!

The chance of seeing chicken and waffles offered on a menu at your favourite low-key or gourmet restaurant is steadily growing! There are even chicken and waffle shops popping up across North America at a continuous rate. This dish is usually served one of two ways, with a chicken based gravy or with the liquid gold of maple syrup (we prefer the latter, because sweet and salty!). To amp up the usual dish even more, we thought we’d replace the usual breadcrumb coating with our delicious Maple Bacon Kettle Chips all crushed up (we threw some Srirachup in there too). Boy were we right, this is a easy oven baked treat that’ll taste just as good as its deep-fried sibling! Served best with your favourite Belgian Style waffle recipe.

**Make sure to grab a waffle recipe!

Makes: 2 Servings (Chicken Only)

Time: 1 hr 30 minutes

Ingredients (Left to Right): Flour with paprika, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, butter, egg, chicken strips, green onions, Neal Brothers Kettle Chips (Maple Bacon & Srirachup for a kick).

Ingredients (Left to Right): Flour with paprika, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, butter, egg, chicken strips, green onions, Neal Brothers Kettle Chips (Maple Bacon & Srirachup for a kick).

Pantry

  • Flour- 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika- 1/2 tsp
  • Black Pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Neal Brothers Kettle Chips (Maple Bacon & Srirachup)- 1/3 bag each

Dairy

  • Butter- 2 Tbsp
  • Egg- 1 Large

Meat

  • Chicken Breast, boneless- 1/2 lb, cut into strips

Produce

  • Green Onions- 2, chopped for garnish

Tools

  • Cutting Board- 2 (one for meat and one for green onions)
  • Knife- 2 (one for meat and one for green onions)
  • Ziploc Bag- to crush chips in
  • Bowls/Plates- 3 (for dipping stations)
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

Directions (Chicken Only) 

1. Whisk together dry ingredients (except chips) in bowl.

2. Crush chips and place in bowl or shallow dish.

3. Grease a baking sheet or oven-safe dish and set aside.

4. Beat egg in small bowl.

5. Line up bowls/dishes beside each other.

6. Cut chicken breast into strips.

7. Dip chicken into flour mixture and cover completely.

8. Dip into egg mixture, then into crushed chips.

9. Place onto baking sheet or oven-safe dish.

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Prepared chicken (before cooking) with flour, egg wash, and crushed Neal Brothers Chips.

10. Repeat with remaining chicken strips.

11. Place chicken strips into fridge for 1 hour.

12. Prepare waffle batter.

13. Preheat oven to 400F.

14. Melt butter and drizzle over the top of the chicken pieces.

15. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until chicken reaches the appropriate temperature (165F breast meat and 180 dark meat).

16. Heat waffle maker, and prepare waffles.

17. Remove, place on top of freshly cooked (or toasted) waffles. Drizzle maple syrup over, add some hot sauce if you like, and sprinkle with chips (not from the raw chicken dish) and green onions.

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Dig in!

Check out these easy and quick-to-make Easter themed pretzel rods (using Neal Brothers Organic Pretzels, of course!)

Easter Pretzel Treats

Check out these easy and quick-to-make Easter themed pretzel rods (using Neal Brothers Organic Pretzels, of course!)

Check out these easy and quick-to-make Easter themed pretzel rods (using Neal Brothers Organic Pretzels, of course!)

The Easter Bunny is coming! How about whipping up these easy, but super tasty pretzel treats for him and everyone else you will be seeing this weekend!? Or hey, these are also a great lunch treat idea for yourself, your husband, your kids, or your co-workers (they will all appreciate you for them). These little rods of flavour use our super yummy and thick (holds chocolate better) organic pretzels.

These can be made for various holidays (using various colour combinations) or just using the classic dark and milk chocolate! Now, write down these ingredients, pick them up, and create this sure-to-please dessert or snack item.

Makes: 30 rods

Time: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients (Left to Right): Rainbow sprinkles, dark chocolate wafers, candy covered chocolate eggs, white chocolate wafers, milk chocolate wafers, spring coloured sprinkles, spring coloured chocolate wafers, Neal Brothers Foods Organic Pretzel Rods.

Ingredients (Left to Right): Rainbow sprinkles, dark chocolate wafers, candy covered chocolate eggs, white chocolate wafers, milk chocolate wafers, spring coloured sprinkles, spring coloured chocolate wafers, Neal Brothers Foods Organic Pretzel Rods.

Pantry

  • Neal Brothers Organic Pretzel Rods- 30 Rods
  • Dark Chocolate Wafers- 1/2 cup
  • Milk Chocolate Wafers- 1/2 cup
  • White Chocolate Wafers- 1/2 cup
  • Candy Covered Chocolate Eggs- 1 tbsp, crushed
  • Sprinkles (round)- 1 tbsp
  • Sprinkles (flat)- 1 tbsp
  • Purple Chocolate Wafers- 1/4 cup
  • Yellow Chocolate Wafers- 1/4 cup
  • Pink Chocolate Wafers- 1/4 cup

Tools

  • Baking Sheet- 1
  • Parchment Paper- 1
  • Cooling Rack- 1
  • Small Microwave Safe Bowls (Ramekins)- 6
The thickness of these makes them ideal for making chocolate-covered pretzel treats!

The thickness of these makes them ideal for making chocolate-covered pretzel treats!

Directions 

*VERY IMPORTANT: Ensure that there is no water in the bowls, otherwise the chocolate will not melt properly!

1. Set out a baking sheet, place parchment paper on it, and set a cooling rack on top.

2. Separate Neal Brothers Organic Pretzel Rods into 3 groups (10 in each).

Separate everything and melt the chocolate!

Separate everything and melt the chocolate!

3. Heat dark chocolate wafers in microwave safe bowl for 10 seconds at a time until they are smooth. Dip in 10 of the pretzel rods and place on the cooling rack to cool.

Set on cooling rack to cool, add sprinkles and/or candy covered chocolate eggs!

Set on cooling rack to cool, add sprinkles and/or candy covered chocolate eggs!

4. If you want to add sprinkles of crushed candy coated chocolate eggs on these rods, this is the time to do so, before they have cooled down.

5. Repeat step 3 & 4 with milk and white chocolate.

6. Next, if you want to add coloured chocolate to the rods, ensure that they have cooled adequately so the colours do not mix. Then repeat step 4 for each of the coloured chocolates.

All done! Enjoy with friend, family, and/or colleagues!

 

Time to enjoy!

Time to enjoy!

 

Meet Brian Burke, our very own in-house Boston Marathoner!

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Brian & Gail (daughter)

We love getting to know the people we work with, and even more, we love sharing some of their stories with you guys! This month (this weekend actually), Brian Burke- Warehouse Supervisor, is heading to Boston to run in the famous Boston Marathon! Therefore, this is the perfect time for everyone to learn a bit more about Brian.

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Brian & Dianne (wife)

Q: How long have you been at Neal Brothers Foods and what is your role here?

A: I have been at Neal Brothers Foods for 4.5 years now, and my role is Warehouse Supervisor.

Q: What is a day in the life of the Warehouse Supervisor?

A: My day consists of ensuring that our warehouse runs smoothly so that all of our accounts receive tasty Neal Brothers Foods products to sell!

Q: Why do you love working for Neal Brothers?

A: The people, hands down. Is it a big part of why I love coming to work every day!

Q: What would you say is the most adventurous thing you have ever done is?

A: I have ridden my bike across most of Canada. It’s a great way to see our beautiful country!

Q: What are some of your favourite spots you have ridden your bike to?

A: I have two places, the first is when I rode my bike across the prairies. The second is Quebec City, it was wonderful to discover its beauty and history!

Q: What does your day off look like?

A: I enjoy running, and listening to CBC Radio, “Ideas” is my favourite program. I also recently became a grandfather, so I love spending time with my grandson, my two daughters, and wife! I am also in the process of getting ready run the Boston Marathon, so I spend a lot of free time training for that right now.

Brian & Henry

Brian & Henry (grandson)

Q: Speaking of the Boston Marathon, when did you get into running? And, how long have you been training for the Boston Marathon for?

A: Probably about 5 or 6 years ago, and I guess you could say I have been training for Boston since then! However, it is usually about three months (or more) to prepare for a race of this magnitude.

Q: What race qualified you for the Boston Marathon? And, what was your time?

A: The Toronto Waterfront Marathon was my qualifying race, with a time of 3:29:24.

Q: Moving on from your impressive running skills, here at Neal Brothers Foods, we believe in living life with Goodness, what is your Goodness?

A: Being a father, hands down, I love every moment of it and family is everything! I am looking forward to taking on the grandfather role as well. The whole family is coming to Boston to watch me run, including baby Henry!

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Karen (daughter) & Brian

Q: What is your favourite place to wine and dine in your city and why?

A: Well, whenever we visit Toronto, we make sure to head to Kit Kat on King St West. We stumbled upon it one day, and have been going back ever since. The family atmosphere, open kitchen, and food is unbeatable! I also love anywhere that makes a mean burger.

Q: Finally, what are some of your favourite Neal Brothers Foods products and how do you eat them?

A: I love the Organic Roasted Garlic pasta sauce, served over some good pasta. I also enjoy the WOW cookies we distribute, they are my treat!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Brian as much as we did here in the office. We wish him and his family a wonderful weekend and ALL the luck in the Boston Marathon. Go Brian!

Brunch is ready to go, enjoy with some crusty bread!

Eggs Shakshuka- Neal Brothers Style

Brunch is ready to go, enjoy with some crusty bread!

Brunch is ready to go, enjoy with some crusty bread!

Who does not love a good brunch!? Here at Neal Brothers, we use our products in so many different ways, and this deliciously breakfast staple showcases our pasta sauces with ease. Eggs Shakshuka is a traditionally spicy tomato sauce dish complete with poached eggs, basil, and melted cheese! Top that off with some good crusty bread, and this one wins brunch by a mile.

 

Serves: 1-3 (dependent on your hunger)

Time: 30 minutes

 

 

Ingredients (Left to Right): Chili Flakes, Cayenne Pepper, Oregano, Garlic Cloves, Eggs, Basil, Parmesan, Neal Brothers Organic Arrabiatta Pasta Sauce

Ingredients (Left to Right): Chili Flakes, Cayenne Pepper, Oregano, Garlic Cloves, Eggs, Basil, Parmesan, Neal Brothers Organic Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce

Pantry

  • Neal Brothers Pasta Sauce, Arrabbiata- 1 to 1.5 cups

Spice Cabinet

  • Oregano- 1.5 Tbsp
  • Chili Flakes- 1 tsp
  • Cayenne Pepper- 1 tsp

Fresh

  • Garlic- 1 Clove, minced
  • Basil- 1 Sprig
  • Eggs- 3
  • Parmesan- 2 Tbsp

Must Haves

  • Crusty Bread- several slices

Tools

  • 6″ Cast Iron Skillet (large enamelled pan)
  • Knife
  • Measuring Spoons

 

Directions

1.Place cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. If using the cast-iron skillet, pre-heat oven to 350F. If not using an oven-safe pan, you will cook the eggs on your stove top only.

2.Mince garlic, saute in pan heated over medium-high heat.

Garlic sautéing in a cast iron pan.

Garlic sautéing in a cast iron pan.

3. Add Neal Brothers Organic pasta sauce (we love the kick of Arrabbiata), chili flakes, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Add Neal Brothers Organic Pasta Sauce (we love Arrabiatta), chili flakes, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Simmer 3-5 minutes.

Add Neal Brothers Organic Pasta Sauce (we love Arrabbiata), chili flakes, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Simmer 3-5 minutes.

4. Add in half parmesan and basil leaves, stir, and simmer 1 minute.

5. Carefully create three holes, crack eggs into the holes.

6. Cook eggs on cooktop (if using a larger non-oven safe pan) until egg whites are set and yolks are still runny.

7. If using a skillet, achieve same goal (as step 5), then with either method gently add parmesan and basil to the dish. The oven takes approximately 8 minutes to get to this point.

Place eggs into oven at 350F for about 8-10 minutes.

Place eggs into oven at 350F for about 8-10 minutes.

8. Continue to cook via stovetop until desired doneness has been reached. *If you prefer runny eggs, like us, then test eggs by gently touching yolks with spoon, you want them to still feel liquid-like underneath the pressure.

9. If using the oven, increase heat to broil (525F) and cook for 3 minutes to melt cheese. Remove from oven from your eggs have reached your desired consistency.

Place parmesan & basil on top of dish and place back into oven on broil (525F) for 2-3 minutes or until desired egg consistency is achieved.

Place parmesan & basil on top of dish and place back into oven on broil (525F) for 2-3 minutes or until desired egg consistency is achieved.

10. Cut up bread, scoop some delicious eggs on there, and enjoy!

Finished brunch- Eggs Shakshuka with Neal Brothers Organic Arrabiatta Pasta Sauce.

Finished brunch- Eggs Shakshuka with Neal Brothers Organic Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce.

Our Team!

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Meet Marjo

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How long have you been at Neal Brothers and what do you do here?

I am coming up to ten years in the spring. I am the sales director for all of Québec. I do a little of everything from sales, account management, brand management, marketing, consumer relations, HR,  the list goes on and on.

Why do you love working for Neal Brothers?

It’s a very family oriented company, I love that. The brothers and my fellow colleagues have become family over the years, I cannot imagine working anywhere else.

Also the FOOD, I love food and working for a company that believes in ‘really tasty’ and ‘good for you’ products is where I was meant to be.

Tell us one of your favourite stories from working for Neal Brothers.

The absolute best thing has been to be able (or given the trust from Neal Brothers) to choose/ hire the most perfect individuals and build a dream team. These folks aren’t just co-workers but personal friends that get together for all kind if activities outside of working hours.

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What would you say is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?

I was 19 or 20 and I didn’t have a job at the time so friends and I drove to Florida for an extended vacation. I got a job serving in a restaurant and one of the other employees asked if I wanted to make some extra money. I thought ‘of course’ and somehow got myself involved in a group called ‘battle of the sexes” where males and females would wrestle in full costume for people to bet on.

Wow, really? 

Yes, I even had a stage name ‘Natasha from Russia’. I actually had a superfan that wrote me a letter once. I might even still have the letter somewhere.

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What’s your day off look like?

Spending time with my two boys, Julian and Henri. I am a full-fledged soccer mom and proud of it. I’m even thinking of joining a woman’s’ soccer league next summer. I drive a Neal Brothers branded car, wrapped in potato chip graphics but on the inside it’s just full of kid’s sports equipment.

We are a pretty active family and I love to jog and go for hikes, enjoying this country’s beautiful landscapes.

What’s your Goodness?

Every year at this time, I have my boys go through their things and pick out toys that they would like to pass along to someone who might like it. Our local fire department holds a used toy drive and the boys will take their gently used toys over to them for donation.

Personally my ‘goodness’ is doing anything I can to help my friends and community, mostly based around food…since that’s what I love most. Whenever one of my friends is sick or their kids are ill I will bring over a home cooked meal to help out. I have also done this for all my friends when they first brought home their newborns.

Where is your favourite place to wine/dine in your city and why?

Well for me it’s wherever my loved ones are. My girlfriends and I always take advantage of MTL à Table. This is like Toronto’s Winterlicious where you can take advantage of Montreal’s best restaurant for a fraction of the cost.

As for the ‘wine’ part. I will go anywhere that Freddie James Project is playing, usually at the Calistoga Grill near my house. They are a jazz/blues/R&B cover band that gets everyone up dancing.

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What’s your favourite Neal Brothers product and how do you eat it?

Pink Himalayan Salt popcorn is our family’s favourite. The four of us will hit the couch with our Neal Brother’s popcorn and a classic film, like Forrest Gump – even my 4 year old loves this one.

 

What would be your last meal? (Don’t hold back)

My mom would have to cook, she is my favourite chef! A filet mignon with mushrooms and onions, some turnip, buttered green beans and a nice glass of merlot. Also some of my mom’s incredible apple crumble…with a scoop of ice cream of course!

 

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Throw the Best Halloween Party around with Neal Brothers Foods

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Halloween is just around the corner and there’s so much to get ready! You’ve got to think about costumes, trick-or-treating routes, parties, scary decorations, and most importantly – tasty snacks! The Neal Brothers are here to tell you how to be the best host, or guest, at every Halloween party this year!

(Hint: the best parties all have delicious food)

 

During this time of year people are looking to let loose, come up with creative costumes, and chow down on some mouth-watering snacks.  While Halloween candy is bought by the barrel in fall, too much of it will leave you with a terrible tummy ache and many contain scary ingredients. If you’re hosting a Halloween party put out some delicious Neal Brothers snacks to give your guests the best treats around. From our popcorn, tortilla chips and salsa, kettle chips, and pretzels, there will be something for everyone.

 

Add a little festivity to the snack by presenting them in a hollowed out pumpkin or by throwing in some fake spiders and eyeballs, it will make every snacker jump and have your guests laughing all night!

 

So stock up on some Neal Brothers snacks and give your guests some treats they won’t soon forget!

 

 

Bonus Tip: Dress up as your favourite snack food this halloween! Witches, vampires, and animals are always overdone…we guarantee no one will have the same costume as you if you go as your favourite snack! So weather its chips, popcorn, pretzels or some salsa, add a bit of creativity to your costume and you’ll be the centre of attention all night long – people will love it!

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Header image taken from Google Images. 

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Making Lunch FUN Again – and Healthy!

We love Autumn! The beautiful colours, the changing of season and of course – kids are back at it with school, after school programs and well, things won’t be slowing down anytime soon. This time of year is busy and parents are trying to figure out what to cook up for their families. As every parent knows packing your child’s lunch can be a real chore and coming up with exciting and creative snacks every day can start to feel next to impossible. Before you know it you’ll be hearing “Leftovers again, that’s boring!” However, preparing lunches that are healthy, fun and filling doesn’t have to be difficult!

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We’ve come up with a few tips and tricks for packing yummy school lunches that you AND your kids will love.
Creating extravagant lunches has become a trendy (and time consuming) task but more often than not, your child wants something simple. That’s why we are fans of the classics – with a twist of course.

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Here are some Neal Brothers approved tips for your child’s lunch:

Spicy Thai Tuna Sandwich – Tuna mixed with Neal Brothers Sriracha Mayonnaise, chopped cilantro, sesame oil or sesame seeds topped with red cabbage for some crunch. Spread onto plain bread.

Gourmet Truffle Sandwich – Neal Brothers Truffle Mayonnaise spread onto a ciabatta bun, topped with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, spinach or basil, parmesan and a balsamic drizzle.

Lime Mayo Chicken Wrap – Rotisserie chicken and coleslaw, topped with sunflower seeds and corn.
o Coleslaw: cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, Neal Brothers Lime Mayonnaise

Turkey Club – Bacon, avocado, turkey, tomato and lettuce on rye with Neal Brothers Classic Mayonnaise.

Truffle Egg Salad – Copped hard boiled egg mixed with Neal Brothers Truffle Mayonnaise, chopped celery and chopped onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, on plain bread.

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With these tasty recipes your kids will be the envy of the other students – and the teachers!
And for a once in a while treat, add a side of Neal Brothers Kettle Chips to add some crunch to their lunch.

From our family to yours.

Enjoy!