Tag Archives: spice

Recipe: Simple Spiced Apple Cider

Near as our calendar app can tell us, it’s Christmas Eve. That means it’s time to hunker down in front of the fireplace, snuggle up with your special someone, and enjoy a warm mug of spiced apple cider. This recipe, from the lovely Aline, is easy to make, and the aroma fills a house with […]

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Review: Hardbite Schezwan Peppercorn potato chips

I did a double-take when I walked by the potato chip selection at Calgary’s Sunnyside Market. Hardbite’s folksy packaging has clearly had a major update, and this was my first time seeing it. Overcome with a sudden hankering for chips, I picked up a flavour that was new to me: Schezwan Peppercorn. My Hardbite experience […]

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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: 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: Kerstin’s Chocophilia Pumpkin Pie chocolate bar

While back in Edmonton for the Christmas holidays, I picked up one of my favourite Edmonton treats at one of my favourite Edmonton haunts: a Kerstin’s Chocophilia chocolate bar, fetched from Transcend Coffee’s Garneau café. I’d never tried the Pumpkin Pie flavour, so, as it always does, curiosity got the better of me. The Pitch: […]

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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: Sahale Snacks Sing Buri Cashews

Who doesn’t love a good nut mix? I mean, aside from people who get sick whenever they’re within 10 metres of a peanut. In this case, the packaging drew me in, and the description on the bag of Sing Buri cashews convinced me to part with my $4.29 for a stingy quantity of nuts. Cashews […]

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Review: Anna’s Orange Flavoured Thins from Ikea

Another trip to Ikea means another trip to the Ikea food store. Hurrah! This time, I spotted some super-cheap Anna’s orange flavoured thins in a box. It’s like I can never leave Ikea without buying something. The Pitch: “Swedish recipe.” Also, “By appointment to H.M. the King of Sweden.” An interesting blurb on the back […]

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