In a foodscape that sees desserts getting all kinds of sugary upgrades, 2018 has brought us a first. Edible cookie dough first took off in New York and has since spread across parts of the United States and Canada. But we're in 2018 now! We're all about improvement and we're all about kicking it up a notch.
So if you could, give a warm and sugary welcome to the cookie dough burrito. This newest confectionary treat comes to Calgary, courtesy of Family Dough - a cookie dough stand with locations in Calgary and Edmonton.
The treat is three scoops of cookie dough wrapped in fluffy cotton candy. Cookie dough flavours include Valentine's dough (smarties and love heart sprinkles); Peanut Butter overload dough; Winter Unicorn Dough (marshmallows and winter-themed sprinkles); and classic chocolate chip - to name a few.
In addition to cookie dough, they also do flavoured ice pops and cookie dough bulldog floats. If you didn't know what a Bulldog drink is, it's a cocktail that includes an upside down beverage - usually Corona. But in this case, make it a soda and add some good'ol cookie dough (and more cotton candy).
The cookie dough burritos will be available at all locations starting today. There are three locations in Canada, at Cross Iron Mills, Kingsway Mall and Southcentre Mall. So what do you think? Does it earn a spot on your sugary bucket list, or has mankind gone too far?
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Back in March, Alberta RCMP came across a driver with a paper license plate on Highway 2 near Leduc. While they didn't recognize that it was a fake right away, they did notice that it had a tinted cover over it.
They pulled over the driver and ran the license plate number only to find that it didn't exist in the system. When they talked to the person behind the wheel, they immediately confessed that they didn't have vehicle registration or insurance.
They also admitted that the plate wasn't real and that it was just a piece of paper.
"Using a made up number, the driver had printed the image on a piece of paper at home that was then placed onto an "I (Heart) My Car" vanity plate and hidden behind the tinted cover," said Alberta RCMP.
This driver was slapped with initial fines that totalled over $2,000 and will need to appear in court for driving without insurance. If convicted, they face a minimum fine of $2,875.
After a long day of meetings and phone calls, nothing tastes sweeter than a refreshing drink on a stunning patio. We've rallied up seven absolutely gorgeous Calgary patios that you'll want to hit up for your next happy hour.
From downtown rooftops to unreal margarita deals, there's something for everyone on this legendary list. Each patio offers something different for you to look forward to during those last few hours of work.
Why You Need To Go: Craft Beer Market has an incredible rooftop patio with stunning views of downtown Calgary. Every day there's a different happy hour feature and with a patio serving you the ultimate summer aesthetic, how can you go wrong?
Why You Need To Go: Blanco Cantina is located right on the bustling 17 Avenue and has unbeatable spicy marg flavours like chilli coconut and raspberry jalapeño. Their patio is perfect for people-watching and soaking in the sun on a beautiful day in the city.
Why You Need To Go: If you're somebody who craves Stampede-style grub all year long, Hayden Block will fill those needs in a pinch with their incredible brisket and BBQ offerings. Their patio will be your next go-to if whisky is your drink of choice.
Why You Need To Go: If you're the queen of the brunch scene, Madison's 12|12 offers tasty mimosas for $1.50 every single weekend. It's nestled in the picturesque Inglewood area, so it's an awesome spot to hit up on your next summer stroll.
Why You Need To Go: If you're someone who likes seating options, Trolley 5 Brewpub will hook you up. They have an iconic street patio but if that's not your jam, their second-floor has huge windows — so you'll get that nice fresh air without feeling like you're out in the open.
On Wednesday, April 21, Minister of Labour and Immigration Jason Copping announced the introduction of paid leave in Alberta for locals who want to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The leave will be three hours and it applies to both full-time and part-time employees. "Hard-working Albertans want to get the vaccine, but some may not be able to because of their working hours," said Copping, continuing to say that some people may not be able to afford "a loss of pay."