Metro's Holiday Essentials 2011

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Food, drink, friends, laughter and cheer. Yes, holiday season has officially arrived and Metro wants to make sure your table is covered with festive meal solutions from one end to the other. From mocktails to mini desserts, Metro has thought of everything this season. Check out the essentials below that will leave guests wondering how you did it all.

Irresistibles Non-Alcohol Mocktails
Soft drinks can be a drag. Kick up the fun at this year's holiday party and surprise guests with Margarita, Sangria and Mojito flavoured non-alcoholic beverages. Mocktails are the perfect addition to any party and your wide non-alocholic beverage selection will surely impress the guests.

Irresistibles Egg Nog
The creamy, rich and foamy drink synonymous with the holiday season is back. The Irresistibles Egg Nog has that classic home-made taste that brings back warmth and fond memories of memorable times with family and friends.

Irresistibles Frozen Appetizers Indian Style Delights; Mini Beef Wellington; Spanish Style Tapas
Run out of time in the kitchen? Appetizers not your thing? Metro's frozen appetizers are the perfect solution to any last-minute party needs. Choose your favourite, from mini beef wellingtons, to Spanish style tapas treats or try them all at your party and ask guests which they like best!

Irresistibles Chocolate Cranberry Loaf /Crown Bread
Chunks of cranberry and rich, dark chocolate kick up the flavor and the fun from the Irresistibles signature artisan loaf. Serve as an appetizer with Metro's wide selection of local cheeses and dips to impress guests with mouth-watering perfection.

Easy Carve Prime Rib Roast
Prepared by expert butchers in store, these roasts have just the right amount of fat to naturally baste the roast and produce succulent drippings for your perfect gravy. Each roast comes with a disposable cooking thermometer that will ensure it is cooked to perfection to impress your family and friends. Just the strings and carve. It doesn't get any easier!

Irresistibles Red Velvet/Panettone Ice Cream
Enjoy the rich flavor of the tasty holiday ice cream flavours. Panettone, filled with cake pieces and glazed fruit, and red velvet filled with cake pieces and a cream cheese frosting ribbon, these flavours are must-tries!

Irresistibles Snowflake Coconut Cake
Is there any better type of snowflake then in cake form? This moist vanilla cake has a layer of coconut cream and finished with lightly toasted coconut curls. Made with 35% cream, it's the icing on the cake your party needs.

Irresistibles Frozen Mini Desserts
Talk about melt in your mouth sensations! Mini éclairs and profiteroles are some of the frozen desserts that are the perfect finish to a great evening. Each made with 35% cream, these sweets are mini enough enjoy a few at a time!

Irresistibles Petit Carre Chocolates
Impress your hosts with delicious milk chocolate treats filled with subtle coffee notes and a praline filling. These savoury treats make the perfect dinner party gift and are individually wrapped for convenient display

Irresistibles Almond/Cashew Crunch
This new spin on an old classic might become the star of the party. The delicious blend of cashew and almonds in a sweet and salty caramel popcorn blend is a sweet and savoury conversation starter.  Also try the cranberry walnut caramel popcorn for a twist of sweet, salty, and tart.

About Metro Ontario Inc.
Metro is a Canadian company with annual sales of over $11 billion and over 65,000 employees and is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Quebec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores mainly under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

SOURCE Metro Ontario Inc.

For further information:

Media Contact: Robyn Landau, Citizen Optimum l robyn.landau@citizenrelations.com l 416.934.8046


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