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Hazel & Filbert Ensueno Puffin on their snowmobile.

Hazel & Filbert Ensueno Puffin on their snowmobile.

Regular price $5.50 USD
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On the back of the card...

Hazel and Filbert Ensueno Puffin craft artisanal hazelnut milk ice cream by the micro-batch.  None are the same; all are highly coveted.  Their business began most serendipitously:  Several months back, Murray Maynooth Moose had foraged bushels full of Grade A hazelnuts.  Fortunately, no one could figure out just what to do with so many; so the pair pressed the harvest into the creamiest hazelnut milk and set it in a snowbank, resulting in perfectly decadent ice cream.  

One evening with friends over, the entire lot was hauled in for tasting. Needless to say, it was gone in a flash.  In the following weeks, random ingredients appeared at their doorstep with notes of suggestion (and pleas for the resulting product).   Creativity on overdrive, tastebuds at the ready, the couple churned out the first batches of their now-famous biodynamic, wildcrafted gelid ambrosia.  As their “supplier” network grew, the flavour profiles became more complex and inventive: Penuche Cream, Rhubarb Custard, and Mantecado.  Tostone & Blueberry, Bannock & Mast, Yucca Pone, and Guayaba-Rum Ripple. And rather than turn their growing company into a conglomerate, working ‘til they drop, Hazel and Filbert had another idea. They were going to create a balanced life; stay niche, keeping demand in their coveted treat high; and build their future retirement right into their current business.  They would incorporate the joy they had been anticipating only in their later years: Travel.  

Now, they hop on their trusty snowmobile (or jet ski, when heading south) and pick up raw materials themselves.  And they hand deliver each and every pint the same way - in person - no matter the distance.  Actually, to them the farther, the better.  Already they have been to every coast with no desire to speed things up.  Why, at this pace, they’ll never get to officially retire, but they'll also never want to.

The details...

Note Card, A6 (4.5” x 6.25”) with envelope in protective cello.

On the reverse of each card is a whimsical tale of the animal featured. Entirely collectible, the stories intertwine, creating a much-loved community of characters.

We print on a luxurious 318 gsm, 100% cotton paper. Soft and durable, this paper showcases crisp detail and vibrant colour.

We fell in love with our beautiful goldenrod shade, 90# envelope. According to the ‘World’s Favourite Colour’ study, people associate the feeling of joy with this colour. Also, this is the very shade that enrobes our trusty #2. As all of our images are hand drawn in pencil, we thought it appropriate to give a nod of appreciation.

We donate a portion of gross sales to animal welfare.

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