Archive | March, 2014

Review: Pepsi Next

The recent wave of soft drinks sweetened with real sugar has traded on nostalgia, bringing us back to an age where flavour mattered and sugar was the sweetener of choice. Then into the fray steps Pepsi Next, a special version of Pepsi made with real sugar (!) and stevia (?), a flavour of the month […]

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Arbitrary: Lessons from the spectacular failure of Lay’s Maple Moose potato chips

Not too terribly long ago, we wrote about the Canadian edition of Lay’s Do Us a Flavour promotion, in which the nice people at Lay’s asked for public suggestions for new chip flavours, selected four finalists from these suggestions, then turned those four ideas into chips that the public could taste. It was a contest, […]

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Review: Starbucks Via Caffè Mocha

The last in our series of hot chocolate reviews is actually not quite a hot chocolate. Instead, it’s a caffè mocha mix, which is sort of a hybrid between a latte and a hot chocolate. It’s part of Starbucks’ line of Via instant coffee beverages, a line I’ve tried before (see our Via Pumpkin Spice […]

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