Wednesday, December 23, 2009
For those of you who need just a little more convincing, a little push if you will, that this is the right time to get into the Holiday Spirit and to find ones inner sweet tooth, or for those of you who need a little breather between snow storms, interminable shopping experiences and food preparation, here are some inspirational moments that were captured on Parliament Hill and in the ByWard Market on George Street in Ottawa a few Saturdays ago when the 2010 Winter Olympic Torch Relay’s arrival coincided with fireworks, national pride and free BeaverTails!
British-Columbians, Tails and the Olympic Torch!
Parliament Hill, beautiful Christmas lights and long line-ups for Free Tails!
You can check out all of our BeaverTails videos and “favourited” videos on our addictivebeavertails YouTube Channel.
Again, happy Holiday Season dear BT addicts and wishing you the sweetest in 2010!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thank you to all of our finalists of the Name Me Contest and all those who voted on our poll at the bottom of this blog. We’ll have more contests coming up for our BT addicts in the New Year! Stay tuned…
In the spirit of competition (and mischievous behaviour), we here at the BT Head Lodge have recently contemplated just how far one would go (physically and metaphorically) to satisfy their BeaverTail cravings.
- Saw a piece off of the Rideau Canal Skateway, place it in your backyard and set up a BeaverTails hut so you can have access to BeaverTails whenever you wanted?
- Hire the best botanists in the world to figure out how we can make BeaverTails grow on trees?
- Repetitively write “A bunch of BeaverTails please!” on a 200 page letter addressed to Santa Claus?
Friday, December 11, 2009
Before I wish you all a nice weekend, a quick word on the Name Me Contest…
We here at the BT Head Lodge have taken the liberty of naming our Honda Element "Puffy" in reference to what a Tail does when cooked, that is, puff up. Some of you however, have proposed a series of other names during this contest. Here are the finalists for the Name Me Contest;
- Cube Tail - by Meggie H.
- Castor en Metal - by Harry Mc.
- Tail Blazer - by QJ H.
- BeaverTails Gaiter - by Diane R.
Have a nice weekend eating BeaverTails dear addicts! See you next Friday.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
- I have to send out those Holiday correspondences soon (something you say every year that you never really do…)
- Ginger bread and beef barley soup sounds very nice for this evening’s dinner. Who can I get to prepare that?
- Are the Christmas lights still stapled to the roof for convenience’s sake or did I diligently wrap them in an unsightly little ball and stash them somewhere under the plastic blinking Rudolph mannequin who may or may not also be stapled to the roof and/or housing a family of squirrels?
- Argh! I’m standing in a slush puddle, wearing my runners, waiting for the bus to come!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Here’s the situation. Our new Honda Element has been all wrapped up with pictures of our delectable Tails, our logos and our now famous coco face kids complete with sticky sugary hands. All of these images are displayed on the truck’s rusty red background, even on its windows. We look pretty flashy and snazzy on the highways, but every time we come to introduce the vehicle to general onlookers, no names are muttered and we find ourselves at a loss for words…ho…hum…
Just come up with what you think would be a great name for our new truck by submitting it either in the comments box below this blog, our Facebook Fan Page’s general wall or in the comments section of the photo album dedicated to the famous nameless metallic beauty that makes you hungry for your favourite treat every time you see it on the street!
Once all the names have been collected, the best names will be put to a BT addicts’ voting process right here on these pages in the next following weeks and the person who chose the winning name will find themselves getting fun stuff on behalf of BeaverTails like our hats, Tails and t-shirts!
Good luck dear BT Addicts! Thanks for your help!
Friday, October 30, 2009
It’s been a while since BeaverTails were last devoured in the United States of America! Many of the US BT addicts have rather fond memories of their first bite into a BeaverTail taken at Disney World’s Epcot Centre in Florida but had to resort to nostalgia when we closed up the shop at the Canadian Pavilion a few years back.
You’re right US BT addicts! It’s been too long and we’re so glad to see you again!
This time around, we are strapping on our hiking boots, skies and snowboards and wheeling our BT mobile to the mountain top town of Breckenridge, Colorado and setting up a boutique store at the Keystone Ski Resort, also in the Colorado Mountains!
Both stores in Colorado will open just in time for the ski season and have already garnered much attention as they set up, as you can see here from the picture below taken from summitdaily.com’s e-edition of October, Wednesday 28th 2009.
The location of the BT mobile in Breckenridge, CO can be found here.
Be the first to taste the addictive treats and upload your pictures and comments onto our Facebook Fan Page.
Give me more fun news for skiing/BeaverTails fanatics!
On the Canadian side of the border, the Horseshoe Skiing Resort in Ontario is also getting ready to open its doors at the end of the month to a hoard of BeaverTails addicts/skiers/nature lovers for another winter season of hot chocolate lips, chocolate sauce moustaches and cinnamon & sugar crumbs on wool mittens. More news and pictures of the official opening will be uploaded on these pages as the date approaches.
Hey! You forgot to mention Halloween!
This year, in celebration of every dentist’s favourite time of the year, BeaverTails decided to disguise its official truck in its famous red colour, with logos and pictures of its yummy treats! Even on the windows! Note: Please refrain from eating portions of the car if you see it on the road, no matter how mouth watering it looks, as the car is not edible.
We were so proud of the finished product that we forgot to name it. This is where you come in dear BT Addicts. Stay tuned next week on this blog and Facebook Page on how you can propose then vote for your favourite name of the BT truck and to win prizes that will surely delight your taste buds!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Just like magic, as you’re looking out your car window driving down the freeway on a crisp Sunday afternoon, a leaf turns to reveal a yellowish part of itself that automatically calls upon its brothers and sisters to do the same in order to reveal their “true colours”. All of sudden, and in unison, these splashes of deep dark purples, rusty reds, milk chocolate browns from every tree top call upon their onlookers to either wrap a light scarf around their necks, collect their school notebooks or to gather what’s left in the crops and gardens to make, what will be for the next five months, soup and stew dinners.
Monday, August 31, 2009
First step, choose your favourite Canadian animal silhouette and its adjoining quote.
- The bear says “Always leave room for dessert”.
- The deer asks you to not even think about touching his BeaverTail treat – en français.
- The beaver yells out “Dip This” in reference to our yummy chocolate dip.
- The moose sternly stomps his hooves while roaring “Bite Me!”
- …or you can choose a t-shirt that quotes the year when BeaverTails made its first appearance with “Addicted Since 1978”.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Ah, complaining about the weather. A great Canadian past time! This year however, especially on the blogosphere, Canadians have had enough of Mother Nature’s bouts of temper tantrums and have resulted in taking their anger (virtually speaking) on weather networks and their commentators.
Don’t worry dear friends, as the little curly red haired girl sings; “The sun will come out tomorrow…”…right?...tomorrow? Perhaps?...please…
Some of you, dear BeaverTails fans, have ventured into this wonderland type climate in search of a great summer vacation experience and for some BeaverTails! Kudos to you and your determination in making every moment count and memorable! More recently, Canadian Bald Guy visited the Tall Ships Festival in Nova-Scotia on a very foggy day in Halifax with his family, where his partner, Sunshine, got to taste her very first BeaverTail!
Meanwhile, within the Halifax Waterfront Store, franchisee Marianne Peryer, was explaining to Ashlee from Haligonia.ca the origins of a BeaverTail and how they are prepared. You can view her video here.
How will you defy the weather this summer BeaverTails fans?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
In honour of our lush Canadian forests and the animals that inhabit them, the BeaverTails head office has adorned itself with dividers representing various silhouettes of animals rummaging, galloping or flying through a wild forest we call our office. Here are some pictures below. Enjoy!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Without further ado, and just in time for the upcoming summer season, I give to you the newest members of the BeaverTails family!
Peaches and Cream: She’s sweet, not too sweet, cool, but not too cool, inspired by the homemade jams your grandmother once made (but with a bit of an edge!), and spread with peach preserves with a hint of maple and topped with fresh whipped cream. Ideal to help you cool down on those warm lazy summer afternoons when sitting in a corn field while looking at the fluffy clouds form funny animal shapes.
Coco Vanil’ (Oreo Tail): For anyone who has ever had the irresistible urge to take apart an Oreo cookie and lick its creamy vanilla insides, here’s a Tail that will fulfill your inner cookie-kid’s wishes. With warm vanilla icing, sprinkled with Oreo cookie crumbles and drizzled with chocolate sauce, you may want to plan your evening around this sweet delicacy with two glasses of milk for dunking purposes! BeaverBites; “Hmmm…can I have these with ice cream? Um…better yet, perhaps with some of that gelato. Oh, is that caramel sauce? I’ve changed my mind; I’ll take mine with chocolate sauce. Wait, I didn’t realise I could throw some candies on top of the ice cream. Man, I’ll be here all day constructing the ideal yummy mix!” Bite sized BeaverTails in a hand sized cup on which you can put anything you want. What more could a discerning palate for all things sweet ask for? Let me know what you think of these new flavours!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Not since Prince Charles placed his royal seal on the official Royal Family’s tea biscuits has a treat been so politicised then on the day the 44th President of the United States decided to make an impromptu stop in the Ottawa ByWard Market during his first foreign visit where he asked out loud where he could find a BeaverTail. Result: Ladies and gentlemen of the Press and of the World, feast your eyes on the ObamaTail, as the BeaverTails ByWard Market store employee, Jessica Milien, hands the newly inaugurated President a Tail in his honour. This photo opportunity received so much positive coverage and media attention, from nightly newscasts to follow-up blogs, that it was just a matter of time before cartoon editorials (funny ones!) would eventually surface.
Ladies and gentlemen of the good humour jury, I would like at this time to introduce to you exhibits A and B for your referral.
Le Devoir’s Garnotte has our current Canadian political leaders lining up at a BeaverTails stand looking to purchase a custom made Tail (possibly! Oh maybe hopefully!), made in their honour, in order to attract the same positive crowd reactions Obama has been showered with since his inauguration and during his stop in the Ottawa ByWard Market. Harper asks for a plain old Cheez Whiz Tail, Michael is looking for a fancy caviar Tail, Gilles is looking for a blueberry Tail (with blueberries from Lac Saint-Jean Québec please!) and Jack, as not to bother too much, would like a simple orange Tail.
La Presse’s Chapleau, has the Canadian Prime Minister freely distributing from a tray, with a grinning smile, in hopes of softening his usually stern image, BeaverTails at the United Nations in New York during his Canadian seduction campaign. An event which followed the overwhelming positive responses Harper received in regards to President Obama’s fist brief foreign visit.
With all this media attention regarding world leaders and BeaverTails, some former Canadian Prime Ministers have been left wondering why a BeaverTail had never been created in their own honour. Take Kim Campbell for instance…
Friday, February 27, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The red carpets are laid out, the proper teas are being brewed and the pitchers of water that have yet to be placed in the centre of the discussion tables are being chilled for what the RCMP is calling “a veritable political rock star visit!” The Parliament expects to see many supporters of President Obama for today’s visit as he carries the hope of so many to strengthen Canadian and American relations. In honour of this special day, the BeaverTails stores in the ByWard Market and on the Rideau Canal Skateway will be distributing the now famous ObamaTails, served at the Canadian Embassy in Washington last month during the President’s inauguration. Not since Hilary Clinton, back in 1995, known then as the First Lady of the United States, had adorned some skates and frolicked on the Rideau Canal to a BeaverTails hut has there been so much excitement over a political figure in Ottawa during the busy Winterlude festivities.
Will President Obama have time to partake in Winterlude festivities I hear some ask? Unfortunately, many speculators agree that the new President will have a lot on his plate to discuss with Prime Minister Harper and so the chance of seeing him skating along the Rideau Canal might not be in the cards for now. Nonetheless, you can show your support and have an ObamaTail in celebration of his visit. After all, the parliament is a mere seven minutes walk away from the Rideau Canal and the ByWard Market.
How busy of a schedule?
President Obama will be greeted by the Governor General at 10:30 this morning at the International Ottawa Airport. At 11:30 he will meet with Prime Minister Harper and then following-up with a press conference at 2:45 this afternoon. At 4:00 pm, he will be greeted and sent off for his return to Washington at the airport by Liberal opposition leader Michael Ignatieff. A short and sweet visit, like a neighbour casually making his introductions around the block.
This weekend is your last chance to partake in the Winterlude festivities for the 2009 edition. With the newly fallen snow, it is the ideal time to take in some winter fun as opposed to the dewy temperatures of the previous weekend. Here’s hoping for another great wrap-up season!
In the end, President Obama had time to visit the ByWard Market and have a BeaverTail!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
What better way to celebrate the sweet ascent to the presidential seat!