Tag Archives: cake

Review: Safeway Bakery Counter light fruitcake slice

Fruitcake doesn’t do anything for me. I think. See, I can’t say I’ve had all that much fruitcake in my life. Like many people, I tried it once or twice years ago, decided I didn’t like it, then neglected to try it again because I assumed I still didn’t like it. This is crazy, of […]

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Review: Twinkies

You thought they were dead? Pfft. You can’t kill the Twinkie! Millions – well, maybe thousands – of Canadians were relieved when they learned the impending demise of American food giant Hostess wouldn’t affect their Twinkie fix. Turns out the brand is owned by Saputo in Canada, so we can keep cramming snack cakes into […]

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Review: Mr. Kipling Battenberg Cake

Maybe I’m just an oblivious schlub from the colonies, but I’d never heard of Battenberg cake until my boss mentioned it during a conversation about the wonderful things to be found at UK import shops. The way it was described, it sounded like a wonderful blend of flavours: sponge cake plus marzipan plus apricot jam. […]

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Has it been a year of NEAROF! already?

It’s kind of amazing to think this site has been up and running for a year. I’ll admit I wasn’t sure what to expect when it launched, but with more than 160 posts so far and readers from more than 120 countries paying a visit, it’s become a fun (though time-consuming) part of my life. […]

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Review: McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes

Unless you’ve spent the past month in solitary confinement in a North Korean prison, watching the same two pirated I Love Lucy DVDs over and over again on a black and white T.V. you paid for with a kidney, you’re no doubt aware that there’s been a special occasion today on a small island nation […]

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Review: Starbucks Cake Pops

Adorable! That’s what I think of these crazy new cake-on-a-stick things at Starbucks. Near as I can tell, they showed up at my local Starbucks in the middle of March, placed prominently in the pastry case in a spot I couldn’t ignore. As you’ll see in the photo above, they’re eye-catching little golf-ball-sized chunks of […]

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