Tag Archives: seasonal

Food Fight: Peeps vs. No Sugar Added Peeps

I genuinely don’t understand Peeps. I get that they’re made of marshmallow and that they’re meant to look like fluffy yellow chicks. But I don’t get why people would want to eat them by the 10-pack, which is how I bought my Peeps at my local Calgary Co-op. Comic Book Guy’s fondness for Peeps has […]

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Food Fight: Chocolate Easter Eggs

Yes, it’s that time of year again, isn’t it? While the world’s Christians will celebrate the death of rebirth of the son of god, everyone else (and yeah, let’s face it, some of the Christians) will be celebrating the massive quantity of chocolates on offer at shops during the lead-up to Easter. Have you seen […]

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Review: Cadbury L’il Scoops Chocolatey Mousse eggs

There’s something great about packaging that makes you say, “Amazing. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?” For every 500 impossible-to-open plastic clamshell packaging nightmares, someone does something brilliant that makes me smile. Often, that company is Apple. This week, that company is Cadbury. Cadbury’s latest egg-shaped Easter treat, Cadbury L’il Scoops Chocolatey Mousse, looks, […]

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NEAROF!’s 3rd Annual Christmas Gift General Ideas

It’s that time of year again, isn’t it? It’s hard to believe this is the third annual NEAROF! gift guide. Every year, it’s getting harder to write this thing, probably because I’ve included all sorts of great stuff in prior years. Be sure to check out the 2010 guide, as well as the 2011 guide. […]

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Review: Reese Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Eggs are great, aren’t they? But you know what would be even better? Eggs with chocolate shells, so that you could eat the shells instead of throwing them away or composting them. And wait … you know what would be even more amazing? If instead of having yolks and egg whites inside, they were filled […]

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Review: Ho, ho, ho! Starbucks Peppermint Brownie Cake Pops

The last time I wrote about Starbucks’ cake pops, I learned two things: They’re popular. Throngs of friendly internet people found their way to my last review, and, many months later, it’s still one of the most popular things on the site. Go figure. They’re polarizing. Some people love them, and others dislike them (a […]

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How To: Pick Halloween candy, NEAROF! style

Halloween is right around the corner, and you haven’t stocked up on Halloween candy yet. It happens. We won’t judge. But you might want a few candy selection tips before heading out to your local grocery store, and we’re here for you. Have we ever not been here for you? First off, NEAROF! has a […]

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List: 9 great ways to use fresh blueberries

It’s blueberry season, in case you haven’t noticed. The grocery store flyers are starting to arrive on Edmonton doorsteps, announcing spectacular deals on massive quantities of blueberries. They look so tempting, and they’re so stupidly cheap – how could you possibly say no? But you’ve done this before, haven’t you? You bought a five-pound case […]

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