From the end of November to the end of December, a wintery Christmas treat lands at Tim Hortons shops across Canada. The Candy Cane Hot Chocolate — a tiny calorie-packed monster wrapped in swaddling cardboard — is a perfect companion […]
In a Starbucks culture currently preoccupied with flavoured instant coffee and CD sales, it’s nice to see some traditions hold firm. Christmas Blend has been around for over a quarter century, and it’s good to see the coffee company that […]
I don’t like butternut squash. Not one bit. The texture throws me off, and the taste has never done anything for me. More to the point, I’ve never been fond of squash in general. (There. I said it.) So I […]
Do you love hops? I mean, REALLY love hops? To the point where chewing on a mouthful of the things would totally make your day? Well, you’ll love Hop Head, a microbrew from Kelowna, B.C.’s Tree Brewing. Hop Head is […]
Different people have different mental associations with Coca-Cola. For me, it’s a trip in a bottle to my favourite local watering hole in Koubri, Burkina Faso. Sweltering heat, choking dust storms, and non-stop honking and scooter exhaust can wear down […]
In recent years, a cousin of egg nog, So Nice’s soy-based Noel Nog, has popped up next to its from-cows counterpart. For a brief period every year, it becomes an everyday replacement for the other soy milk in my life, […]
I’ve often been baffled by hair spray naming conventions. Instead of a nice linear sequence – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, say – the choices usually amount to the following: extra hold, maximum hold, ultra hold, mega hold, double-plus hold. Which one’s hold is strongest? Which one is least likely to leave someone’s hair floppy on retro ’80s night? Oddly, the seasonal world of egg nog isn’t all that different.
We’ve all been there. There are four different bags of coffee left on the coffee shelf in your pantry. That Starbucks Ethiopian Sidamo, a little Transcend Coffee Kenya Kiamabara, some Kona you picked up on vacation. Each one only has […]