Tag Archives: fruit

Review: Alley Kat Aprikat beer

During the winter months, I gravitate toward big, heavy, complicated beers, with lots of roasty, toasty, malty flavour. It’s the liquid equivalent of curling up under a nice, comfortable blanket with a good book while a roaring fire blazes on your TV. But in the summer? Sometimes I just want something simple, delicious and yummy, […]

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Review: E. Wedel Blood Orange and Mango chocolate bar

How’s this for an interesting chocolate bar flavour: blood orange and mango filling. In recent years, mango has become a trendy taste to add to all sorts of things, and the fruit itself is getting easier and easier to find in North American grocery stores of even moderate size. Blood orange, however, is still a […]

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Review: Porta Kiwi chocolate bar

If you’ve been following this site for any length of time, you’ll know that I loves me some oddball chocolate bars. Yes, yes, I know. Oddball is in the eye of the beholder, but come on: a kiwi flavoured chocolate bar? I found this curious Porta brand treat at the Italian Centre in Edmonton, along […]

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Review: Ocean Spray Chocolate-Covered Craisins

Wait, what? Since when has Ocean Spray been making chocolate-covered Craisins? Why did nobody tell me? I only recently found these in the produce section at several grocery stores in Calgary, in the spots where you’d normally find regular Craisins – look for salad toppings, croutons, etc. In case you’re unfamiliar with Craisins, they’re essentially […]

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Review: Juicy Fruit Desserts chewing gum

I first found these last year on a trip to Seattle, and I’ve been patiently waiting for them to show up in Canada. And, well, what do you know? Here they are! The pharmacy gum-rack shelf-talker showed three flavours available in Canada: Strawberry Shortcake, Apple Pie and Orange Crème. While I don’t miss the mint […]

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Review: Ikea Dryck Nypon rosehip drink

I have happy childhood memories of picking rosehips, the shrivelled little berries that grow on rose bushes in the fall, after the flowers have wilted and died. They can be used to make jellies, syrup and, apparently, a drink that is available at Ikea’s food store. If you’d like to get better acquainted with this […]

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Review: Wild Rose Brewery Wraspberry Ale

I miss Razzykat. It was an Alley Kat Brewing summer seasonal many, many years ago, and I adored it immeasurably. Something about the fresh, fruity taste of raspberries blended with a decent beer really struck a chord with a much younger me. It wasn’t sweet, and it wasn’t bitter; it was a course in fruit-beer […]

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Review: Unibroue Éphémère Blackcurrant

I’ve sampled quite a few of Unibroue’s Ephemere fruit beers over the years, and they’ve always been worth the price of admission. I have vague memories of a raspberry Ephemere and a peach Ephemere, but the main one I know and love is the apple variety, which has been available in Alberta for at least […]

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