Today was shocking, I discovered both Dave and I liked the same brand of yogurt. Yogurt has been an ongoing discussion because I love the thick, balkan style yogurt and he prefers the thinner probiotic yogurt and so far he’s won the battle and we stock his in our fridge.
But that has all changed, we actually agree on yogurt! It is a miracle…well a yogurt miracle.
A few days ago I received a basket of Petit Pot yogurt, creme fraiche, sour cream and butter from Laiterie Chalifoux in Quebec. Chalifoux has been making dairy products since 1920 and it is finally launching products in Toronto, including the popular Petit Pot cow and goat yogurt.
Now you may think this is not a big deal, afterall it’s yogurt. But when it launched in Quebec it sent people into a frenzy – mostly because of the tiny glass pots it comes in. People loved them so much the company had to start selling plastic lids on its website because people were obsessed with Petit Pots.
The package was delivered to our restaurant, Loka, and I left it in Dave’s walk in fridge. Today when I arrived the guys had already gotten into the organic yogurt with fig and were raving about it.
Yes men raving about yogurt. With 3.2% milk fat it’s super creamy and yet only 120 calories so I took one before we opened – afraid they might be gone if I waited.
We’re already obsessed with the pots and arguing over what to do with them. I want spice jars but Dave says they are perfect to put salt and other things you need a pinch of. We need a spice jar more than a pinch pot so I’m winning this time.
Dave also scoffed the cultured butter and the creme fraiche for the amuse bouche at Loka, but promised to share the recipe.
Arctic Char Tartare
We served this as an amuse but to entertain at home you could put this on crostini, toast or lettuce for your gluten-free friends.
- 200g fresh arctic char, diced
- 1 small shallot, diced
- 6 chives, minced
- 2 Tbsp Riviera Petit Pot creme fraiche
- 1 Tbsp cold pressed canola oil
- 1 tsp korean chili powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Mix all ingredients together and season to taste.
You can buy the Petit Pot yogurt in four flavours of the set-style yogurt (plain, vanilla, lemon and coconut) and organic yogurt (nuts and three European-inspired-and-supplied fruits: rhubarb, fig and apricot, with real pieces at the bottom).
Yogurts is available in packages of four jars of 120g each, and retail for between $4.49 and $5.49, which isn’t so bad considering the price of greek yogurt in plastic containers.
However we have exciting news! We’re running a contest for Ontario residents to win a gift basket with $30 worth of Petit Pot products. Entry is easy, just leave a comment below with which flavour of Petit Pot yogurt you’d most like to try.
Eligibility and contest rules:
– Contest begins on Friday March 4th 2016 at 6:30pm EST on and closes Friday March 18th 2016 at 6:30pm EST.
– Prize consists of an assortment of Riviera Pot products (yoghurts, butter, sour cream, crème fraîche) and a cooler bag. (RRP approx $30)
– Open to readers or the age of majority with an Ontario mailing address.
– No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
– Winners will be chosen randomly (using www.random.org) from all qualified entries on Friday March 4th 2016 after 6pm EST.
– Winner will be notified via email Saturday March 19th 2016 and will have 48 hours to respond to the email.
– Winner will be required to answer a skill testing question.