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Food Fight: Aero vs. Mirage chocolate bars

The food world can be strange at times. Mergers and acquisitions can create strange bedfellows, with junk food companies owning health food brands, and competing products in the same category somehow winding up under the same roof. And so it has come to pass that one company – Nestlé – has, since the 1980s, owned […]

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Reese Big Cup Stuffed with Pieces

Review: Reese Big Cup Stuffed with Pieces

When faced with the unenviable convenience-store dilemma of choosing between Reese Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces, your choice, until recently, has been an unsatisfactory “pick one or buy both.” What kind of horrible world do we live in? Is this an unimaginable, Vonnegut-tinged dystopia where a man or woman with only $2.10 in their […]

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Review: Kerr’s Maple Kisses

Around our house, maple syrup coats our pancakes, sweetens our smoky chipotle chili and mingles with lemon on our standby oven-roasted baby potatoes. I try not to be caught without a bottle of the stuff in the fridge. Why? Because it’s amazing. But maple is also a part of the tourist culture in Canada, with […]

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Experiment: Writing a Letter for Nutritional Information (Updated!)

While writing the last review I posted for Tic Tac Mixers, I noticed there was a lack of nutritional information on the package. Being a modern gentleman, I responded to this information deficit by googling Tic Tac Mixers. This returned the company website, which had the info on it. Easy enough. But if you read […]

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Tic Tac Mixers Cherry Cola

Review: Tic Tac Mixers Cherry Cola

I’m not sure what happened to Tic Tac in the last few years, but they’ve gone from predictably conservative to curiously experimental. Some of their limited edition flavours have been surprisingly good, and the tried-and-true plastic container filled with tiny little pill-shaped candies inside never gets old. They somehow maintain the ring of familiarity of […]

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Food Fight: “Meteor” dollar store chocolate bar vs. Mars

I have a few personal rules about dollar stores. While some things are worth picking up at the local dollar emporium – stickers, crafty things for kids, party junk, any other kind of junk – I have typically stayed the hell away from 1) anything that involves electricity, and 2) unless it’s a guaranteed brand […]

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Review: Lay’s Wavy Milk Chocolate Potato Chips

When most well-adjusted, liberty-loving North Americans think “chocolate chips,” it’s the classic cookie that comes to mind, not potato chips drenched in chocolate. And yet here we have Lay’s Wavy Milk Chocolate Covered Potato Chips, an idea that seems certain to have come from a skunk-scented apartment in the college part of town. More curious […]

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Review: Stride Sour Patch Kids raspberry chewing gum

Whether you appreciate or loathe Stride’s new Sour Patch Kids raspberry chewing gum will depend less on the flavour and more on what you expect from a piece of gum. Should it freshen your breath and make you feel all cool and minty inside? Or should it be a chewable little low-calorie treat to add […]

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