President’s Choice has done it again, and again, and again….and this time they have come up with something completely new to get consumers excited by involving the consumer directly in the process of creating amazing new products. The impressive new adventure from PC is a reality show entitled “Recipe to Riches” in which home cooks compete against one another for the chance to win cash prizes and have their own recipes turned into President’s Choice Products. When I was asked if I would be interested in taste-testing these brand new products, I was quite happy to oblige. The first week’s winner was Nova Scotian, Glo McNeill with her Luscious Lemon Pudding Cake. I can clearly see why this one was a winner. It is a delicious hot dessert that takes *one minute* in the microwave! As a baker and lover of all things lemony, this completely impressed me. I loved how quick, easy and homemade it tastes and I would highly recommend these little beauties, not only for your family, but for an impressive and simple dinner-party dessert. Once you pop the cake out onto the plate, it looks as though you made it from scratch!
Week two of the show featured Jacqui Keseluk, also from Nova Scotia with her Rockin Peach Cake. I have not tried this one *yet* but it is sitting in my freezer, tempting me. I am not one who normally likes cakes which contain alcohol flavour (in this case, brandy) but we shall see how it goes! I will keep you posted with a weekly blog about the newest product winner, and as soon as I delve into that Rockin Peach Bliss Cheesecake, you’ll be the first to know about it, too! If you’d like to watch episodes of Recipe to Riches, tune in on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. and repeats Wednesday night at midnight, Thursday’s at 3 p.m. and 11 p.m., Saturday at 2 a.m., Sunday’s at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., Monday’s at 1 a.m.