Tag Archives: limited release

Review: Rickard’s Cardigan autumn spiced lager

“Waaaaarm up with an ice-cold beeeer!” hollered a tray-carrying vendor at a particularly chilly autumn CFL football game I attended last year, if memory serves. I loved his pitch, mostly because it’s so perfectly outlandish you can’t help but laugh, but also because some beers are designed as winter warmers, even if not in the […]

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Review: Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi

When I reach for a low-cal beverage (other than water, naturally), I typically grab a bottle of Coke Zero. I prefer Coca-Cola to Pepsi, so translating that preference to the low-calorie cola world is logical enough. But I’m also one of those long-suffering Canadians who has a fondness for cherry colas, a terrible affliction given […]

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Review: Doritos Taco flavour tortilla chips

Before Intense Pickle, in a time prior to Onion Rings ‘N Ketchup descending from the heavens, the world knew the glories of Taco flavour Doritos. And they were good. If you’ve set foot in a grocery store during the past three years, you’ve probably noticed the recent surge in old-school snacks making a reappearance years […]

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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: Vitasoy Organic Holly Nog

After last year’s lacklustre taste-test of So Nice’s dairy-free Noel Nog, I figured my chances of finding a decent soy-based eggnog alternative were slim to none. After all, how many alternative nogs can there possibly be? The soy nog market must be small, and – pardon my generalisation – when it comes to products that […]

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Review: Pepsi Throwback

Back in the day, pop was sweetened with sugar, a delicious form of sweetness that brought out the best in soft drinks like Pepsi and Coke. Then business got in the way of pleasure, leading to corn syrup, a cheap and plentiful sweetener, replacing sugar in all sorts of things, including pop. While most average […]

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