Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Canadian Ice Cream?

Ben & Jerry's has created a Canadian ice cream that is combination of vanilla ice cream, fudge-covered waffle cone pieces plus a fudge swirl.  While it is on the market under the temporary name of We are Waffling, they are soliciting the suggestions via its Canadian Facebook page.  While it is great for Canada to get it's own ice cream flavour, I think the Vermont-based company is a bit off the mark as to what defines Canadian culinary tastes!

Fudge is not a Canadian as in truly Canadian taste sensation.  They should have focused on butter tarts, maple syrup or Nanamio Bars to get that uniquely Canadian flavour.  Or perhaps poutine, eh?  See the Americans just never really get it, do they?


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