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We’re Back!

We hope you’re all enjoying a great holiday so far! The shop will be open this week with a modified schedule between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Our Festive Flavours menu has wrapped for the year but we do have some a la carte options to make your own holiday-themed treat.

Festive Ice Cream – scoops or pints
Eggnog
Candy Cane
Peppermint Cookie
Butter Tart

Holiday Sauces
Irish Cream Caramel
Dark Chocolate Peppermint
Milk Chocolate Peppermint

All holiday elements are limited quantity so be sure to head down soon to get your favourite!

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Last call for holiday flavours!
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#Fall4Glenburn

If you’re like us, its never to cold for ice cream so we’ve created a fall menu to help you enjoy the finest comfort food this fall. Check out our Fall 4 Glenburn menu and our #Fall4Glenburn instagram contest all October long. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Transitioning to Fall

Even though the weather currently says otherwise, fall is coming and with it a change in our operating hours.  We’re moving opening time back an hour on weekdays and and opening for the evening only on Tuesdays.  Weekend hours remain the same as we know you’ll still be looking for a treat after a long week at work and school.

This Tuesday, September 5 – we’ll be closed to prepare for fall and for a catering event we’re doing on Thursday.  Did you know we can bring our sundae services to your work or event?  Keep it in mind for employee appreciation days or special celebrations and drop us a line at info@glenburnsoda.com anytime to inquire about booking.

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Little League Season is Here!

Its time for the boys (and girls) of summer to take to the field – it’s Little League baseball season again!  We’re looking forward to cheering from the bleachers this year as sponsors of the local league once again.  In 2016, we were honoured to sponsor Hastings Community Little League and the Canadian Little League Championships that saw the Hastings team head to nationals and ultimately on to the Little League World Series.  What a great season!

Hoping that this weather clears up soon so the grass can dry and our little sluggers can play ball!

Opening day at Hastings Little League is Saturday, April 8th at Richard Saunders Field at Hastings Park.

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Milkshakes anyone?

Milkshakes have been one of our most popular menu items since we opened in March 2013.  They’re also an item that people are quite passionate about.  Everyone has an opinion – thick or thin, chocolate or vanilla, whipped cream or not.

What makes our milkshakes different than others?  We pride ourselves on using the best quality ingredients.  For us that means Birchwood Dairy ice cream which is a premium variety with a high butterfat content.
For milk, we use Avalon Homogenized, ice cold poured from glass bottles.  We add flavours like our house-made butterscotch or chocolate sauce, fresh strawberries or coffee syrup.  We focus on flavours and keeping it real.  You’ll taste the difference, we’re sure.

We always serve our milkshakes with the metal mixing cup too.  If you take your milkshake to go, you’ll get everything in one cup – that’s probably easier anyway.

 

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We’re Hiring!

While there’s snow in the forecast for this weekend, we’re thinking spring and starting to hire up for the coming high season.  If you’re interested in seasonal or year-round work as a soda jerk or cashier/dish washer we’re having a hiring fair this weekend!

Soda Jerk applicants should have customer service experience – preferably in food but not necessarily. Soda Jerks make ice cream treats, serve sodas, operate the cash register and clean up – everyone cleans.  Soda Jerks ensure that Glenburn customers are enjoying their experience and that their treats are made just right.  You’re creative, fun and hard-working and willing to commit to us for a minimum of 6 months (in some capacity). Full time and part time positions are available for the summer and part time year round is also an option. Opportunity to attend special events and catering is also available to soda jerks.  Compensation: competitive wages, tips, free ice cream, staff discount and extended medical and dental benefits (waiting period and minimum number of hours).

Cashier/Dishwasher applicants should be willing to work in back of house or up front – friendly and flexible to do what is needed to make the shoppe run smoothly. This could be your first job or you might be old hat at this type of thing but above all else, customers come first and you’re always willing to help.
Compensation: competitive wage, tips, free ice cream, staff discount and extended medical and dental benefits (waiting period and minimum number of hours).

Interested in Joining the Glenburn Team?
If you’d like to attend our hiring fair on Sunday, February 26, please send your resume to ron@glenburnsoda.com by Saturday, Feb 25, 5pm.  We will respond with the time on Sunday. We won’t be able to offer interviews to applicants without first receiving your resume so please don’t skip that step!

Not able to make it this week? Please email in your resume and we can work out a time to meet.

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Global TV Saturday Sips

We were back at the Global TV studio this weekend this time for the Saturday Sips segment and in support of Hot Chocolate Festival.  We had a great time demoing our current and upcoming week’s flavours – “All That & a Bag” of Chips  and “Float Your Boat”.  Joined by our littlest soda jerk, Scarlett, we offered sweet treats for hosts Lynn Colliar and Jay Janower.

Watch the segment here: http://globalnews.ca/video/embed/3197364/

Response from the segment has been great and we were overwhelmed with folks coming to try the treats for themselves on Saturday. Today, we’re running short of supplies so our Hot Chocolate feature will likely sell out by mid-afternoon. We’ll replenish for Tuesday night so don’t despair – there will be time to try this week’s special.  The next flavour starts Thursday.

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Treat Yourself for Less

With all the excitement of Hot Chocolate Fest and our weekly sundae specials, don’t forget that we still have some fun reasons to head to Glenburn in January.

  1. 17% Discount Coupon. Show this post or one of our Twitter or Facebook posts featuring our special discount coupon and receive 17% off.  This coupon doesn’t apply to Hot Chocolate Fest items or gift certificates but just about anything else is a-ok!  You can use it multiple times throughout the month of January only.

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2. Happy Hours. We launched Happy Hours back in the fall and they continue until the end of January.  From 3-6pm three days a week, each day has a different special. Here’s what you can save on for the rest of this month:

  • Wednesdays – Banana or Banoffee Splits – $2 off
  • Thursdays – Two for one cones – any size
  • Fridays – Hand-mixed sodas for just $1 each

We hope you can take advantage of these special savings before they’re gone for another year!

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7th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” 

The winter doldrums take a turn for the delicious during this month of fun and decadence – Hot Chocolate Festival arrives on January 19th! Four weeks of sipping and snacking on chocolatey treats across the city.  This year 29 cafes, bakeries, chocolatiers and dessert shops are participating with over 60 different hot chocolate concoctions. Glenburn is participating for our third year in a row and this year we’ve decided to offer a different variety each week of the festival:


#37 – “ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS”
Salted toffee hot Callebaut milk chocolate, garnished with chocolate potato chip toffee.
Served with a mini bag of “Rootables” potato chips.
Available: January 19 – 25. (Except Monday, January 23.)


#38 – “FLOAT YOUR BOAT”
Cola-infused Callebaut dark hot chocolate topped with Birchwood dairy vanilla ice cream.
Served with a house-made black and white cookie.
Available: January 26 – February 1.  (Except Monday, January 30.)


#39 – “FREEZE TAG”
Peanut butter-infused Callebaut milk chocolate which has been first frozen and then blended.
Served with a house-made peanut butter/chocolate cookie.
Available: February 2 – February 8. (Except Monday, February 6.)


#40 – “HOT TAMALE”
A spicy cinnamon, milk hot chocolate made with Callebaut chocolate infused with cinnamon “red hots”. Topped with a house-made spicy, cinnamon marshmallow.
Served with a house-made, flame-shaped sugar cookie.
Available: February 9 – February 14. (Except Monday, February 13.)

Looking forward to seeing you during the festival – we’ll be checking out the offerings from our fellow “choc-stars” too.  Consider making it a hot chocolate double-header by hitting up Chez Christophe and Glenburn in one day – there’s a fair walk between our two shops so you’ll get a good bit of exercise in on the journey.