Archive | January, 2014

Review: Sugarpova Flirty Sour gummy candy

“Sugarpova? Doesn’t that sound kind of like … who is it … Sharapova? Maria? That tennis player? There’s no way that could be …” (Picks up package of gummies on the drugstore shelf, reads the back.) “Well, what the hell. Isn’t that … strange.” I was initially confused by the whole idea of a candy […]

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Review: Tim Hortons Gluten-Free Macaroons

If you have any celiac friends, you already know how hard it is to find gluten-free things to eat at a restaurant or café. Every label must be read, and nothing can be left to chance. Asking a staffer if something is gluten-free is regularly met with blank stares, or, worse: incorrectly stated confirmation that […]

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Review: Special K Popcorn Chips, Sweet & Salty Flavour

When I try to cut back on my calories during part of the day (saving up for a big meal later on, say), it’s often not hunger that gets to me. Instead, it’s a hankering for a specific flavour, something with a taste that scratches a food itch. Salt and sweet being two itches that […]

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IOGO Probio Blackberry-Blueberry probiotic yogurt

Review: IOGO Probio Blackberry-Blueberry probiotic yogurt

The yogurt section of any large grocery store is more daunting than the wall of toothbrushes in the pharmacy. They’re all somehow yogurt, but every one claims to be different in some way, and invariably better than all the others. It’s the dairy-case equivalent of every striving, scrabbling rapper’s ghetto-dream assertions that they, truly, are […]

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