Softly Sweet – Soft Peaks Ice Cream

Blame it on the Festive Season or on our love for everything sweet, we have been constantly munching on a lot of sweet somethings of late. Where munching is concerned, as always, Team Daily’s tastes are divided. While half of us prefer something soft to indulge, the other half prefers anything! Our adventure to calm our sweet tooth one day took us to Soft Peaks Ice Cream. Yes, we eat ice creams throughout the year! While enjoying a chilled cup of Soft Peaks, we realized, “We have not discussed this treasure on our blog!

So, we got in touch with Soft Peaks to bring you some delicious details about the healthy ice creams that are making everyone go gaga.

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Founded by food lovers and brothers Dan and Ken Kim, the inspiration for Soft Peaks comes from their love of deserts.
Being true foodies, they can literally spend all day searching for new restaurants and in their words, “can eat all day”. After many years of refining, testing, and hunting for the perfect combination of ingredients, their original, homemade recipe for soft serve was created. And, we are thankful to them for it!
Compared to Dan & Ken, Team Daily is an amateur foodie. Yeah, we like to just eat!

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If the word ‘foodie’ paints a picture of junk food loving people in your mind, you are a little wrong here.

Dan & Ken’s focus has always been to make healthy food that their customers can trust while fulfilling their nutritional requirements and pleasing their sweet tooth too.

But why ice cream? In the words of the Kim brothers, “we both love milk and it was natural to select milk as our primary ingredient for our soft serve”. Milk. Yes, milk. Didn’t we all love milk as kids? Oh, don’t lie now!

As milk is the main ingredient of the soft serve,they have carefully selected the premium quality of local Avalon organic milk along with other organic premium ingredients such as organic cream and organic milk powder. Their soft serves are fresh since they are made every day, from scratch, in the store. They start their mornings by preparing fresh batches of soft serves and the result is refreshing, milky dessert that is all-natural, high in calcium, and lower in calories and fat than other ice cream. Woah! Now you know why we are in love with Soft Peaks? It’s ice cream but just better and healthier.

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Their soft serves are also less sweeter than most ice creams. They have done this on purpose so that the customers can enjoy customizing their own soft serves with other various tasteful toppings based on their personal styles and preferences.

Even though it takes longer to hunt for great quality ingredients and takes more time to prepare soft serves, Dan and Ken say that they feel happy when they hear their customers praise their products. It is the taste of the soft serves and the friendly nature of the team at Soft Peaks that customers who visit them once become brand loyal and keep coming back.

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You have not been there? What? You have to head there soon and taste their Honeycomb Peak. Imagine a fresh piece of Okanagan and Fraser Valley honeycomb on top of the thick milky soft serve. Yumm! *lost in soft serve land*

If you have already tasted their Honeycomb Peak, we recommend Mudslide. Crunchy Tim Tam flakes with flowing chocolate syrup on the signature twist. Super delicious! It is the chocolaty treat that no chocolate lover can afford to miss.

If you feel like trying something different, Green Forest is their best bet.  Made with organic premium matcha powder and sweet red beans, the soft serve comes with condensed milk on top. Perfect, we say! Ken brothers know their flavors and they really know them really well.

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When quizzed about their personal favorite, they were quick to say, “Blue Mountain!”. Blue Mountain has homemade blueberry puree on top which is made from local organic blueberries. “We love how juicy and fresh they taste”, says Ken.

The Kim brothers love each and every day at their store but cannot forget the first day of opening. “We can’t remember how nervous yet exciting we were to open our door for the very first time!”, says Dan.

Constantly working to create new flavours, Soft Peaks have lots of interesting things in store.  Talking about store, they have just got a new soft serve machine and now you can have Twisted Original and Chocolate soft serve at their store, too.

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So many flavours, so little time. You will definitely make multiple trips to Soft Peaks and we guarantee that! 🙂

 

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Movember Loving!

Known as the Bowtie Squad, Team Daily members are always out and about flaunting their bowties. Bowties are our pride. We love them so much that we got Grabbit and Yuki wear them, too.

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Don’t they look just adorable?

Apart from bowties, one more thing is very noticeable about some of the members of Team Daily.
Since we are talking about Movember here, moustache it is. Or, the way we like to say, stache!
Fez and Sal regularly charm one and all  with their stache and this month, Sam joined them, too.

How does Sam (first-time-stacher) feel about the stache? What do the boys think about their most noticeable feature? How can You take care of your handle bar?

Hold on, we got the answers for you!

Along with Kay, we bring you some stache fun.

After observing Movember for the whole month, Sam feels at ease with his achievement, erm, stache. He says, “I plan on keeping the moustache and seeing where it takes me”. On being asked to describe his stache in 3 words, he had a rather quirky answer. “Tom Selleck Impersonator”, he said. We are not too sure about this one. What do you think?

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Having observed Movember since high school where a fundraiser motivated him, Sam says that he receives a lot of compliments on his stache. And, we couldn’t agree more. Good Job, Sam!

With the stache, Fez feels that it is easy to stand out. The stache has become such an integral part of his look that he feels incomplete without it. “Wonder how I will be able to stay stache-free now!”, says Fez when quipped if he is planning to change his look anytime soon. On asked about the most important stache grooming product, he said, “Beeswax is KING”. Yes, it is. Look at his hard work!

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When we quizzed Sal about his stache, he said, “It is fantastic”. Sal’s stache-piration comes from Fez. He feels that the stache gives him a more mature look, a more formal look, a look that he is fond of. He, however, isn’t shy of changing the style of his stache every now and then. “You need to experiment, sometimes”, he says. Like Fez, he is also a fan of Beeswax.

Team Stache, actually, Team Daily in all their stache glory.

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This is about our team and their staches.
Below are the details from Kay on how you can take care of your stache in this festive season.

We know beards have been all the rage this year, but an old school gentleman’s moustache still tickles our fancy.

In the spirit of Movember, here’s a list on how to take care of your mo’!

Step 1: Start Using a Wax
We recommend Clubman Moustache Wax. Once your moustache starts getting long, the wax will help keep it nice and tidy. It’ll keep stray hairs from, well…going astray.

Step 2: Get a Moustache Comb
Get a moustache comb—these are tiny and can be kept in your pocket. You’ll need to apply the wax and to keep your moustache from getting filthy. Plus, you can use it on your hair!
We recommend Kent Fine Toothed Moustache and Beard Comb. They’re known for their sturdiness, quality, and are handmade!

Step 3: Use Wax Sparingly
Take a tiny bit of moustache wax and work your moustache brush along the wax. If you use too much, your moustache is going to look like it’s drawn in. Not cute.

Step 4: Don’t Play With Your Moustache
As tempting as it is to keep twirling the ends (if you’re looking at a handlebar moustache) or just stroking it in general, the more you touch your moustache, the more wax is going to fall out. Leave it alone otherwise you’ll keep having to reapply!

That’s all the Stache love from us, till we see you next, enjoy the weather and festivity around 🙂