GOURMET du VILLAGE – A delicious new addition to our store!

Happy Monday! We are very excited to announce that we now carry Gourmet du Village at Above & Beyond. It’s a delicious new addition to our store and it makes entertaining simple.

Their award winning dips are so easy to make. Just add a cup of sour cream, a cup of mayo and combine the dip mix for a flavourful homemade dip. It’s delicious with chips or veggies. Alternatively, you can add it to a sandwich or mix it into mashed potatoes.

Already thinking about ladies’ night for this weekend? One of Gourmet du Village’s newest creations is their assortment of Brie Toppings. They pair beautifully with baked Brie and Camembert – which all pairs perfectly with wine.


Looking for something to make these tasty treats in? We carry Gourmet du Village brie bakers and dip dishes. Gourmet du Village makes beautiful specialty cookware that we are excited to have in stock. bakery_cake_in_a_56bcf58f8b5c4_150x15041taumruarl

Gourmet du Village makes a great gift. Dips and seasonings make a great hostess gift. We think these cakes in a mug would make an awesome birthday gift!

Have you tried beer can chicken? Gourmet du Village has an excellent seasoning mix for making the perfect beer can chicken. We also carry the roaster for the BBQ to make a delicious dinner for the family.

If you’re wondering what to have for dessert, how about some delicious Hot Chocolate Custard Pudding? You can make this recipe with any of Gourmet du Village’s hot chocolate mixes:

Hot Chocolate Custard Pudding


The amount of corn starch can be increased/decreased to produce a more/less solid custard according to your preference. This recipe produces a medium one, perfect for serving as a dessert pudding.

For a sauce-type version, increase the milk to 3 cups (750 ml).  Delicious served over fresh fruit, vanilla cake, etc.

  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) Corn Starch
  • 4 tbsp (60 ml) sugar
  • Contents of one pouch Gourmet Village Hot Chocolate Mix (any flavour)
  • 2 cups (500 ml) homogenized milk
  • ½ to 1 tsp (2.5 – 5 ml) vanilla

Combine the corn starch, sugar & Hot Chocolate Mix in a medium saucepan.

Gradually add the milk, stirring well with a spoon or a wire whisk until well-mixed.

Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring continuously to ensure that lumps do not form. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Turn heat down, so you do not overboil.

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. The pudding will thicken as it cools.

Cool a little and serve warm by itself, over fruit or cake.

If you wish to serve it cold, pour into the serving dish, cover, and chill.

Microwave Oven Method:

Making the pudding/custard in the microwave oven makes it very quick and painless. I use a 2 quart Pyrex glass bowl and whisk the custard vigorously after every 2 minutes.

Cook on high (full) power at first for two minutes; whisk well.

Cook again for 2 minutes. Whisk again.











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