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Toronto Gift Baskets | HAZELTON's | New Summer Introductions!

Posted on July 06, 2013 by mark roberts | 0 Comments

This summer Hazelton's Toronto Gift Baskets will be gradually introducing 72 new, exquisite and innovative Gift Basket designs!

Baby Gift Baskets TorontoFirst, in the Baby Gift Basket category, we are introducing the latest designs by Carter, Piccolo Bambino, OXO Tot, Kaloo, Janot, Happyhorse and others. We will also be enhancing our Hazelton's Signature Collection of Baby Gift Baskets, baby toys, clothing, receiving blankets and plush animals. Our goal is to create the most "over-the-top" Baby Gift Baskets for Newborns that can be imagined! Any New Mother or Father will be excited to receive our New Baby Gifts!

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Introducing Tartufi Italiani Truffle Infused Oils, Salt and Honey

Posted on June 20, 2013 by mark roberts | 0 Comments

As everyone knows, Italy is renowned for its truffles.  High end restaurants, specialty shops, and other gourmet establishment carry truffles as a staple – albeit a pricey indulgence.  And now, we bring the luxury of truffles to Hazelton’s Gift Baskets Toronto!

Truffles Gift Basket Toronto

Hazelton's Truffle products are the ultimate culinary indulgence. Tartufi Italiani Truffle Inflused Oils, Salt and Honey are simply …. Luxury!

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New Mother's Day Gift Baskets for 2013

Posted on April 26, 2013 by mark roberts | 0 Comments

Over the last few weeks, we have been busy purchasing new products for our 2013 Mother's Day Gift Baskets.  We have new luxury soaps and fragrances, new trays with inset ceramic tiles, hand painted trays and spa accessories.

First Look at Our Mother's Day Gift Baskets

Mothers Day Gift Baskets Toronto

All of our 2013 Mother's Day Gift Baskets include interesting and unique containers.  The basket above features a wicker and wood cart that can be used as a pot for a potted plant.  It is lined with plastic and is best suited to a small to mid sized flower such as a Petunia or Geranium. We have included our new Marich Chocolates, three European Soaps, Elsa's Story Crackers, and Strudels in the basket as well as bubble bath and a fragrance from Pre de Provence. Our Fine Cheese Co Rosemary Crackers, a Petite Maison Tapenade and a Sour Cherry Jam complement the other incredients.

Some of our other Mother's Day Gift Baskets (Toronto, Canada made) feature bright pink and metal buckets and containers.

Stay tuned for more!

 

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Is Going Gluten-Free a Healthy Decision? Probably Not

Posted on April 25, 2013 by mark roberts | 1 Comment

I woke up this morning to the “Gluten-Free Controversy" – an issue which is complicated and often misunderstood by the general public.

CBC Newsworld Report

It started with a CBC Newsworld report in the early morning by Kim Brunhuber. The CBC reported that “One of the more popular diet trend these days is gluten-free.  Now some go gluten-free for medical reasons but a growing number of people are going gluten-free as a lifestyle choice. And not all experts think that is a great idea . . .”

Gluten-Free Quinoa Skinny Crackers


Moments after this report was finished, our first order of gluten-free Quinoa Skinny Crackers from Enerjive arrived.  We were quite excited that we could add another healthy, wholesome and clean product to our inventory.  But should we be excited given the CBC Newsworld report?

We have always chosen gluten-free products for our gift baskets, when possible, which is great news for our customers with celiac disease, who for health reasons should not eat wheat with gluten.  It is also great news our customers who chose gluten-free for lifestyle reasons.

It is estimated that less than 1% of North Americans have celiac disease and should go gluten free.  The rest of us who are going gluten-free or gluten-reduced, are doing it for lifestyle reasons – so we feel better! 

But is Going Gluten-Free a Good Idea?  Does It Make Us Feel Better?

The general perception in the marketplace is that a gluten-free diet is healthier. The fact is that a totally gluten-free diet isn’t better for most people. For people with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is essential. But for most of us, a gluten-free diet can lack vitamins, fiber and minerals. The CBC report by Brunhuber also noted that gluten-free diets are often higher in calories and fat!

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye and therefore in whole grain foods related to wheat, including bulgur, farro, kamut, spelt, and triticale. Many of these whole grain foods are rich in vitamins, fiber and minerals and should not be cut out of our diets.

So What Should We Do About Gluten?

The solution suggested by experts interviewed in the CBC report and in medical community is that a Gluten-Reduced diet is a good idea for those of us who do not have celiac disease.  Like everything, moderation is the key in our diets.  Reducing gluten is good advice but not at the expense of many whole grain foods.   

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