Herma’s News – Celebrating Happy at Herma’s, St. Patrick’s Food Ideas and NEW Baggallini and Jacqueline Kent

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song, may each day bring you bright, happy hours that stay with you all year long.Irish Proverb

Dear Customers,

There’s a lot to be happy about next week with the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of spring and  International Happiness Day. We are also excited about the arrival of NEW merchandise.

NEW Arrivals

Jacqueline Kent Jewelry

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photo by Jacqueline Kent


Jacqueline Kent Jewelry and accessories will add style and glam to your outfits. Find NEW bracelets, earrings, scarves for spring and more at Herma’s!

Baggallini Bags


NEW Baggallini Bags have arrived at Herma’s. So practical, functional and modern – these light weight purses come equipped with all sorts of pockets fit for our modern-day needs and have been given Water-Resistant and Anti-Bacterial Treatments.

Celebrating Happy at Herma’s!

Saturday, March 20th is International Happiness Day, a day agreed upon by all of the United Nation’s 193 member states to adopt a resolution to prioritize the happiness and well-being of all people from around world.

All day, Saturday, March 20th, Herma’s will be offering small bags of Fraktals Chocolates (100 grams) to customers at front desk, while quantities last. A Gift Draw will also be held. Names will be drawn end of day, March 20th, for the opportunity to win a fantastic Juicer.

It will also be the official first day of Spring – another reason to celebrate.

NEW at Herma’s

The Smoke Show

Here is how Dave and Nick Rose’s adventure with Smoke Show began…

Once upon a time in Quebec, a young man named Dave Rose decided he would produce a hot sauce of his own. Picking up the jalapenos he needed, he headed to his parents’ house. Meanwhile, his brother Nick waited for him there with ribs in a smoker.

Under a haze of smoke and sun, Smoke Show would be born in a moment of fraternal telepathy when the Rose Bros put their peppers in the smoker before blending them into a sauce. 

The unique flavour of  jalapenos, maple syrup, and smoke created enough local buzz and sales for Dave to leave his busboy job and expand the Smoke Show line-up with a spicy mayo, a barbecue sauce, and a spice rub, which have gone on to the same level of success as their flagship hot sauce. Now their Jalapeno Hot Sauce has quickly become  a staple condiment found all over Montreal.

At Herma’s we carry the Smoke Show’s…

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photo by Smoke Show

Lightly Smoked Jalapeno Aioli – Lightly Smoked Jalapeno Dijonnaise – Lightly Smoked Jalapeno Hot Sauce – Lightly Smoked Jalapeno BBQ Sauce – Jerk Seasoning – Chipotle Seasoning – Zaatar Seasoning – Smoked Jalapeno Spice Blend – Provence Salt – Montreal Spice

Food Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day!

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St. Patrick’s Day is Wednesday, March 17th. To celebrate the Emerald Isle, you may want to enjoy a traditional Irish meal. Below are a few traditional Irish foods that may be enjoyed with a nice glass of Guinness.

Irish Stew

Transform the Village Grocer’s Beef, Beer & Onions into an Irish Stew for St. Patrick’s Day by adding carrots and potatoes (boiled, sliced and quartered).

Bangers & Mash

Place the Village Grocer Mashed Potatoes on a plate with two Village Grocer Sausages on top. Pour a mixture of gravy and broth over the food and you have a delicious Bangers & Mash.

Tip: Herma likes to add olive oil to her mashed potatoes for smooth consistency.

The Smoke Show Cheddar Biscuit Recipe

You’ll love this biscuit recipe from the Smoke Show. To view go to the blog section of hermas.ca or click on the following link…

Smoke Show’s Cheddar Biscuit Recipe – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Straight from the shores of Ireland…

Cashel Blue – due to arrive this Friday!

The perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Wednesday.

Cashel Blue comes not only from a place rich in farmland, but also with history. Cashel Blue is named after Ireland’s local historic site, The Rock of Cashel, which dates back almost a thousand years. Legend has it that it was at this site that Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick, began the conversion of the Irish to Christianity.

The perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Wednesday.

We also think Herma’s Signature Beer Cheddar Spread would be nice enjoyed with some crackers and a nice pint of Guinness.

NEW in the Cheese Shop & on our shelves this Friday…

Shredded Parmigiano Reggiano

Sicilian Sheep with Pepper DOP

Taleggio DOP

Duetto DOP Mascarpone and Gorgonzola “cake”

Gorgonzola Picante DOP

Herma’s Signature Products

This week Margaret suggests Lemo-licious.

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photo by The Fine Cheese Co.

Herma’s Signature Lemo-licious and some yummy Salmon on top of crispy crackers would make a lovely mid-day snack.

We hope you have a fabulous weekend! Be sure to visit us in the coming days.

Stay safe, be well and may the luck of the Irish be with ye!


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods and Gifts