Tag Archives: retro

Food Fight: Aero vs. Mirage chocolate bars

The food world can be strange at times. Mergers and acquisitions can create strange bedfellows, with junk food companies owning health food brands, and competing products in the same category somehow winding up under the same roof. And so it has come to pass that one company – Nestlé – has, since the 1980s, owned […]

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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: Lowney Cherry Blossom

These little chocolate-coated candied cherries have been a staple on Canadian chocolate-bar racks for decades. While other candies and chocolate bars have spent oodles of dough rebranding themselves for the new, more x-treem (shudder) generation, there’s something soothing about seeing a sweet treat that hasn’t bothered with 3-D type, gimmicky claims or fancy foil-plastic packaging. […]

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Review: Popcorn, Indiana’s Original Movie Theater Popcorn

When you go to the movie theatre, you expect to get gouged at the popcorn counter. You and I both know that a $5 bag of popcorn probably costs them less than $0.50 to make. It’s not popped in truffle oil, slathered in the finest imported French butter, and sprinkled with sea salt harvested by […]

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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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