This weekend, our country turns 150 years old, and it seems like anyone and everyone has been celebrating since the beginning of the year. And who could blame them? It’s not every day that your country turns 15 decades old.
Of course that doesn’t mean you’ve been getting into the spirit all year long. If you’re anything like us, you may have procrastinated a little for that July 1 barbecue or picnic you’ve been (thinking of) planning. If that’s the case, we’ve got your back. We’ve had a look at grocery shelves, and found a whole slew of Canadian products that are perfect for the long weekend (prices vary between grocery stores).
Here are some of our favourites.
16 last-minute groceries you’re going to want to pick up for Canada Day
Maple CheeriosMove over honey nut, there's a new natural sweetener in town and we want to get in on this delicious, maple syrup action.General Mills
Poutine Pizza PopsEveryone knows that poutine is the quintessential Canadian food, so it was only a matter of time before someone put it in pizza form.Pillsbury
Poutine SmokiesSpeaking of poutine, we don't know who thought of infusing sausages with delicious poutine flavour, but we want to shake that person's hand, because these are phenomenal. President's Choice
Deep-Fried Cheese CurdsWho needs poutine when you can just have deep-fried cheese curds instead? This sounds like something we'd find at a carnival, not the frozen foods section. Either way, we'll take it.President's Choice
Que Pasa O'Canada ChipsBrilliant -- white and red corn chips in a festive Canadian bag? Whether you're making nachos or putting out chips for dip, these seem like the perfect snack choice.Que Pasa
Maple Leaf Creme CookiesThese classic cookies have just the right amount of sweet maple in their creamy centres to one-up the Oreo this Canada Day.Dare
Molson Canadian StubbiesIf you're getting your suds on this long weekend, why not go for the classic Canadian beverage, re-released in its iconic stubby bottle to celebrate the country's birthday? Don't mind if we do.Molson
Canadiana BurgersWhat makes a Canadiana burger? All beef and lots of Canadian flavours -- like Canadian cheddar -- of course. Pair these with P.C.'s new Canadian buns and you've got a double win.President's Choice
Whiskey Maple Barbecue SauceWho doesn't love barbecue sauce, especially when it's brimming with two of Canada's boldest flavours, whiskey and maple? Just try not to eat it directly out of the bottle... or do. Who are we to judge?Rufus Teague
Ketchup ChipsObviously, no chip bowl on Canada Day would be complete without the stereotypical Canadian ketchup chip flavour. They're festive and delicious. Just have lots of napkins on hand for sticky, red fingers afterwards.Lays
Bonfire Double-Smoked BaconLooking for a hearty Canada Day breakfast? Grab some of this bonfire-infused bacon that tastes like it's been cooked right over an open campfire. President's Choice
Yukon Ice Cream BarsAside from the name, the box boasts "Great Canadian" flavours, so how could we not pick this? Almonds, caramel and ice cream on a sugar cone? That's what we call a Canadian win.Chapmans
Canadian PizzaMushroom, pepperoni and sausage... these seem like such simple pizza toppings, but maybe that's because they're considered "Canadian" toppings? Either way, this special edition pie is delicious and bakes up in a matter of minutes. Dr. Oetker
Maple MarshmallowsWhether you're whipping up s'mores or eating these things straight out of the bag, they're definitely a little more special than your regular 'mallows. Actually, you might want to stock up on two bags.President's Choice
TimbitsThese are the perfect Canadian snack or cake-alternative. Heck, stock up on the birthday cake flavours and call it a day.Tim Hortons
TIM HORTONS' CANADA DAY LINEOf course, if you're bringing food somewhere, Tim's is always worth a stop. Especially with their limited edition maple timbits, duchies, white-and-red velvet cupcakes and Nanaimo bar donuts. The namesake hockey player would be proud if he were still around today.Tim Hortons