Avoiding the last-minute scramble to get stocked up on holiday supplies is always important. To help you and your business prepare for the Easter season, MVR Cash & Carry has begun to stock up on many vital products for the holiday. With roots in pagan fertility rites, adoptions by Christianity and the addition of other cultures, Easter celebrations consist of a wide number of traditional foods and treats. Thanks to Canada’s diversity, many of these traditions can play out across the country—perhaps even with your help. Here are some traditional Easter foods from around the world for your consideration.
Among South American cultures, particularly Brazil, meat is not eaten on Good Friday. Instead, people eat dishes made with salted and cured cod in a popular Portuguese style. Other cultures, like Indian, also abstain from meat during Easter but not all have the same traditional substitute. Finland and Sweden, for instance, use herring as their fish of choice.
A more literal take on referring to Jesus as the “lamb of God,” lamb is a common Easter food across Europe. Preparation methods vary from culture to culture—the Polish prefer their lamb buttered, Greeks like it slow-roasted, etc.—but the meat used remains the same. Lamb is often eaten on Easter Sunday as a way of celebrating the resurrection.
The pairing of spiced raisin buns and a slice of cheese is featured in Jamaica and is carried on by immigrants elsewhere in the world. The traditional Easter bun is made with brown sugar and molasses, and the cheese has no specific requirement.
A delicious, spiced sweet bun named for the cross of pastry on top, these raisin or currant-filled treats are traditionally eaten on Good Friday in memory of the crucifixion. Hot cross buns are also eaten outside the confines of the Easter period, but they retain strong ties to the holiday.
A form of Polish cake commonly eaten during breakfast on Easter mornings, mazurek is a pastry dish made with chocolate, dulce de leche, dried fruits, nuts, and roasted seeds.
Strictly speaking, eggs are not so much a traditional Easter food as they are a decoration. Decorated Easter Eggs are a link to pagan fertility rites and are a popular activity for children across Europe and North America.
Whether in the form of eggs, bunnies, birds, or in the traditional bar, no Easter is complete without chocolate. It is common in Europe and North America for children to engage in hunts for hidden chocolates left behind by the Easter Bunny and for chocolates to be exchanged as gifts.
Regardless of which cultural clientele you serve, you can find everything you need for traditional Easter foods at MVR Cash & Carry, a premiere retail wholesaler in Toronto. We have a wide variety of chocolates including both regular and extra-large Kinder Surprise eggs, chocolate bunnies, and handcrafted Easter eggs. Enjoy classic and chocolate colomba cakes from brands such as Bauli and La Suissa as well. For bakers, we have a full supply of Mona Lisa and Callebut decorations and ingredients for you to make the best desserts and pastries possible.
At MVR Cash & Carry, our wholesale store is filled to the brim with everything you need to make this Easter a success. What makes MVR Cash & Carry the best choice for being your wholesale easter products supplier is that we are not open to the public. Our membership is reserved exclusively for business owners, and we have tailored our inventory to meet all of your professional needs. That means we offer the prices, volume, and top brands that every business wants and needs.
Come by our Toronto warehouse store and pick out the best foods and the best brands for your business. If you have special requests or specific needs, feel free to look for any of our managers (or even the owner!) on the floor and we will be happy to do the utmost to satisfy your needs. You can also contact us for more information.