Known around town as a purveyor of fresh and all natural ingredients, Happy Planet has been happily serving their offerings at several retailers and grocery stores for years. Their roster includes juices, soups, smoothies, and lemonades. Gastrofork was excited to attend an evening at The Dirty Apron to welcome Happy Planet’s two new soup flavours: Kawartha Chicken Noodle and Thai Chicken.

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One of the most important takeaways I got from Chef David, Head Chef at The Dirty Apron, about the evening’s presentation was to not be afraid to add ingredients and spices to the soups. I often forget that this is something easy I can do the add more to the dish. I’m so used to taking the soup and just reheating it as is.

Feature drink of the evening: Coconut and Pineapple Smoothie. New favourite!

After a brief presentation, we were ushered into the dining room where we were served a three course meal.

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Soup 2The evening’s feature soup is the Thai Chicken Soup. Made with green curry, Thai basil, and lemongrass, this soup is a lovely addition to their line of globally inspired soups. I’m quite sensitive to spice so I was happy to have just a small serving. But having said that, I still thoroughly enjoyed the soup. The chicken (which is free range!) and mushrooms made it a hearty dish.

Not to play favourites, but after trying both soups I think I prefer the Kawartha Chicken Noodle soup 🙂

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Crepes with fresh berries to finish our meal off

For a list of retailers that sell Happy Planet products, click here!