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Summer Fruit Pies

posted on July 28th, 2011 by Christophe Moreau

Looking for a great summertime dessert?  How about Pie, Pie, Pie…oh so yummy Pie!  Baked fresh daily in our bakery departments.  This summer, we are making it easy to choose- our All Natural pies are on sale for a delicious price of $5.99 each! Sale lasts through August 23rd. We have Apple, made fresh with Granny Smith apples, natural juices, and a light cinnamon sprinkle in our tender, flaky crust. Next up, Blueberry Pie; what could be better than a warm slice of blueberry pie ala mode?  Oozing with ripe, juicy blueberries nestled within our flaky crust.  My favorite, Peach Pie; loaded with tender, sweet peaches, natural juices, and childhood goodness. Let’s hear it for the all-time winner, Cherry Pie;  perfect for a family gathering, picnic in the park or beach-side afternoon.  Our cherry pie is filled with juicy ripe cherries, baked in our tender, flaky crust and loaded with flavor. So stop in today and bring home some yummy pie! Read More

Bristol's $3.99 Breakfast

posted on July 22nd, 2011 by Melinda Race

It is back…..the best Breakfast Special in all of southern California! I cannot tell you how many people missed it, so we decided to bring back what our customers requested most in our cafes…..The $3.99 breakfast special! 2 eggs (any style) , 2 pieces of bacon, morning potatoes and toast.   What makes this extraordinary is the bacon we buy: Old Smokehouse apple wood. Hormel Old Smokehouse apple wood bacon is smoked over 100% real apple wood  chips giving it a rich smoky flavor unmatched by any other bacon.  Thick and downright delicious.  You can get this special during all hours of our café operation without exception.   Would you believe we sell over 2000 of these meals on an average week in our cafes?  While you visit take the time to do your shopping and you have checked two things off your list for the day. We look forward to seeing you soon… Read More

GT’s CLASSIC Kombucha Formula

posted on July 18th, 2011 by Roger Arechiga

GT’s CLASSIC Kombucha Formula is back with the bold taste and identifiable personality that has made GT’s Kombucha a true classic! Owner and founder, GT Dave, first started making Kombucha in 1995 after witnessing how his mother had benefited from daily doses of the ancient elixir.  He did not have a business plan, just a desire to share this gift with anybody that could benefit from it.  GT’s Kombucha has grown from its humble beginnings while maintaining its premium quality and is now enjoyed in all 50 states and Canada.  Today, we are proud to once again offer this one-of-a-kind formula in a variety of flavors, including Divine Grape!  The label has been modified, and you must be at least 21 to purchase now, but the formula remains the same.  Every bottle is packed full of probiotics, enzymes and nutrients!  Experience the flavor that distinguishes GT’s Kombucha apart from any other beverage.   GT’s Kombucha remains committed to expanding organically, never for… Read More

Village Harvest Takes You around the World

posted on July 15th, 2011 by Mike McMahon

Importing rice and grains from their true origins has been the focus of the Village Harvest brand from its inception in 2007.  Just like wine, native soils and climates affect the taste, scent and texture of rice and grains.  Village Harvest rice and grains from Thailand, Italy, Peru and India provide natural goodness, aroma and flavor to a variety of cuisines.  And if you favor brown rice, Village Harvest has that option too, offering added nutritional benefits including extra fiber and protein since the hull is still intact. Ethnic food is gaining wonderful popularity.  So, great food deserves delicious authentic, nutritious ingredients and Village Harvest is the best choice for this culinary adventure.  Whether creating a new dish or a favorite family recipe, your meal will be all the more delicious using Village Harvest imported rice. So, come visit us at Bristol Farms and pick up a 30 oz bag of Arborio, Thai Jasmine, Brown Jasmine, Basmati, or Indian Brown rice. All… Read More

New! Energy Salads in our Deli

posted on July 14th, 2011 by Michelle Salatino

With Summer upon us, we are all thinking about healthy foods.  At Bristol Farms, we are proud to introduce our New Energy Salads.  We have several varieties to choose from, all of which are good for you and taste great. The Wheatberry Salad is made with wheatberries, spring lettuce mix, goat cheese, almonds, pomegranate and dried blueberries with a pomegranate dressing. The Italian Salad is made with Middle Eastern couscous, spring lettuce mix, Italian Giant Beans, sprouted mung beans, sprouted garbanzo beans, Ricotta Salata and piquillo peppers with a white balsamic vinegar dressing. The Quinoa Salad is made with quinoa, spring lettuce mix, crumbled blue cheese, walnuts and dried apples with a Champagne dressing. The Edamame Tofu Salad is made with our own marinated tofu salad, edamame beans, spring lettuce mix and daikon sprouts with a Chinese dressing. These wonderful salads will be on ad for $3.49 each from July 13th through July 19th. Come try them and let us know what you… Read More

The Wines of Summer

posted on July 13th, 2011 by Geoff Nicoll

There has been ample discussion over the years about which wines are best suited for summer. That age old question continues to dwell on the palate of the beholder, but there are a number of wines that certainly fit the bill as well as or even better than others, and a handful of them come to mind. As temperatures soar, the natural inclination is to head to cooler climes, or at least lighter, brighter wines. A general rule of thumb: the more vibrant and refreshing, the better foil for summer temperatures and temperaments. Selections that deliver abundant acidity serve as not only an ideal aperitif to whet the appetite but also work well with the flavors of the season. The key is not to overpower the dish with a wine. While we tend to migrate to Chardonnay and Cabernet as fail-safes, they are not always the best or most intuitive options for your dining experience. Also, the brighter and livelier the wine, the better it promotes the delicate flavors of your creation. Alcohol content… Read More

New! Bristol's Own All Natural Brownies

posted on July 11th, 2011 by Christophe Moreau

If you're looking for a brownie that's right in between fudgy and cakey, you've found it in Bristol’s Own All Natural Brownies. New to our Bakery departments and served with or without nuts! These moist, dense, chock-full-of-goodness delights will please anyone who loves chocolate. And, best of all, they are all natural so you can feel good about indulging once in awhile…go on, you know you want one, or two, or…who’s counting! Read More

Catering Provided by Newport Beach

posted on July 8th, 2011 by Melinda Race

Some of my favorite events have been held right on Industrial Drive in Tustin, California produced by the amazing Newport Beach Catering Team.  Pia Laugesen  is an exceptional Catering Manager who helps to oversee some of the most beautiful events provided by Bristol Farms along with her incredible team in Newport Beach.  Her eye for décor and design is the best in Newport Beach...whether using shells, sand, twigs, floral or more she can put together buffet tables that take my breath away....color is her specialty. Discover the Marconi Automotive Museum in Orange County and let Bristol Farms extraordinary catering help you create a memorable event. The Museum opened in 1994 by founder Dick Marconi and houses an impressive 30 million dollar collection of historical, exotic, and classic cars.  As an added benefit, by hosting your event at the Marconi Automotive Museum, you are not only creating a memorable occasion but you are giving back to the community. The Marconi Foundation… Read More

California Grown Calla Lilies

posted on July 6th, 2011 by Kristin Lares

Now, I know I said Peony was my all time favorite, but I think I was wrong. This California Grown Calla Lily has got to be my second favorite flower. What I love about them is that they are so amazingly sturdy and have a vase life of about two weeks.  The colors are so cheerful; there is no brighter yellow flower that comes to mind and will easily brighten up any room. The picture here does not do these flowers justice but it is nice to see our crop as we place our orders. The flowers are in buckets waiting to be sleeved and shipped directly to each Bristol Farms store. The calla lily will come to us in an array of designer colors starting July 1st. The mango calla is so bright orange it is simply beautiful, just dropping them in a vase with nothing else is very elegant. Come and see for yourself! This image is the actual crop that landed in our stores last week and sold out within a couple of days. These lucky customers will have them in their homes for another week. If you are… Read More

Earthly Choice Quinoa

posted on July 1st, 2011 by Mike McMahon

Bristol Farms is really excited to bring you Earthly Choice Quinoa; a highly nutritious, exotic, great tasting food from South America. Quinoa is gaining popularity in the United States and offers all the nutritional benefits of animal protein without the fat and calories. The grain has a nutty flavor that is richer in flavor than couscous and it cooks in 15 minutes. Quinoa contains all 8 amino acids, the protein building blocks that our bodies can’t make but must get from our food. Quinoa has on average 13 % protein compared to rice at 9%. Quinoa is an excellent source of fiber, containing both soluble and non-soluble fiber. It is high in a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, like iron, manganese, magnesium,  and phosphorus. It is also gluten free. Take yourself down our rice aisle and pick up a 14oz bag of this cleverly packaged grain and find out what all the excitement is about quinoa!!!!   An exceptional good for you side dish. For information on Earthly Choice, visit… Read More

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