Saturday, August 20, 2016

Setting Sail for Nanaimo, or finding yumminess

The second leg of our Canadian journey necessitated a hop onto the ferry. Leaving Vancouver (the city) on the early morning ferry, we set sail from Horseshoe Bay for a 60 nautical mile jaunt or slightly over an hour and forty minutes, with arrival at Departure Bay, in Nanaimo.
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia is home of the famous Nanaimo Bars, a no-bake, triple layered treat of yumminess. Nancy casually mentioned this as we traveled through Nanaimo and shortly thereafter, eagle-eyed David spotted a small sign for them. The van quickly pulled into a small mall in search of a restaurant or bakery that might have posted the sign. With success we pinpointed the Hearthstone Artisan Bakery. They have freshly made Nanaimo Bars and we eagerly purchased several traditional bars and three peanut butter crunch bars. All made in house from scratch.

The clerk happily cut them all in half for us and while chatting with her, we learned about the Nanaimo Bar Trail where we could taste test Nanaimo Bar Cocktails, Truffles, Fudge, Milkshakes, Cheesecakes and other traditional Nanaimo Bars at 39 different locations! #NanaimoBarTrail

We were pretty darn excited to find one location on our quick hop through Nanaimo (it was stop number 10 on the sweetest trail in town).
We were on a constant lookout for this specialty Canadian treat and later found these chocolate covered Nanaimo bars in a bakery in Victoria. Adding yet another layer to an already yummy sweet treat, making a good thing even better!


Ruth W said...

They are indeed a local favorite...with lots of variations! My husband loves quite so much...but yummy indeed! Love the BC ferries!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I enjoy reading about your family travels!

Marilyn Miller said...