Archive | June, 2013

Review: Starbucks Refreshers

When I first heard about Starbucks Refreshers, I probably groaned. I can’t remember my exact response, though if I know myself, I probably lamented the concept as the latest in a moderately long line of transgressions that Starbucks has committed against coffee. And why not? Starbucks Refreshers are made with green coffee extract, and the […]

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Review: Safeway Croissant Doughnuts

With all the recent talk of cronuts – a Brangelina-style portmanteau for croissant donuts – racking up buzz and clicks on the internet, I felt compelled to share with you a treat of similar name that was on the scene WAY before a fancy-pants New York bakery “invented” a hybrid pastry that’s got the fickle […]

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Review: Russell Stover “No Sugar Added” Strawberry Cream candies

Candies and chocolates that proudly proclaim themselves to be “no sugar added” intrigue me. Even though I’d had plenty of childhood run-ins with Sorbee hard candies from the neighbourhood health food store, I’d largely forgotten about the parallel world of sweets that avoid regular sugar in favour of alternative sweeteners (other than soda, that is). […]

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Review: Tic Tac Cherry and Passion Fruit

Tic Tacs are a strangely eccentric little candy. The signature compact boxes fit nicely in a purse (or man purse), and the flavours aren’t intense in the way other breath mints are. Pop a couple of Tic Tacs, and they’ll leave a nice taste in your mouth without leading others in the office elevator to […]

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