In recent weeks, a few things I’ve tried for the first time didn’t seem super great at first … but after a couple more tries, it’s like I can barely live without them. That doesn’t happen very often, so for it to happen three times in close succession is pretty noteworthy. Here are the sneaky… Read More They grew on me: Sneaky good candy and booze recommendations
Aldi is a weird grocery store. I can’t really lean on it for all of my grocery needs, since they lack consistency in the things they carry, particularly in certain staples needed in my partially gluten-free, low-dairy home. But I can appreciate the interesting stuff they bring in the snack realm, as well as the… Read More Crisps and cookies to kill for: Aldi finds that require Recommendation
Before I get to this brief soda recommendation, I should note that I am generally in favor of fruit-flavored colas. When given a choice between regular Coca-Cola and Cherry Coke, I will pick cherry 10 of 10 times. Same with Pepsi. The thing is, though, not all fruits work well in cola, or perhaps it’s… Read More That was unexpected: Mango Pepsi is good!
Before we get started, a couple of disclaimers. First, I am not gluten intolerant, but my wife is, so I’ve had occasion to dip into the world of gluten free foods, and have been mostly pleasantly surprised at the quality of stuff out there. These Tate’s ginger zingers are gluten free, made with rice flour.… Read More More like WIN-ger: Tate’s gluten free ginger zinger cookies
Last week, I ate a bowl of Cocoa Puffs. You know Cocoa Puffs: they’re arguably the gold standard for chocolate cereal, at least in the United States. This was my first bowl from the first box of Cocoa Puffs I’d had in a while, at least a year. But the cereal just didn’t taste as… Read More Little Bites, Big Chocolate: Mini Wheats Little Bites are the best chocolate cereal
Growing up, one of my favorite dishes was my dad’s baked beans. He would take a can of plain old Van De Camp baked beans (with or without weenies) and jazz them up with brown sugar, salt, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and probably one or two other things I’m forgetting. They were sweet and tangy… Read More Thos beans: Serious Bean Company brings the flavor
I’m going back to my roots of reviewing cheap-ass food today because of this little bowl of dehydrated vegetables and chicken (!), noodles, and “flavor packet.” I wouldn’t recommend eating instant noodles on a daily basis or anything, but when (or if) the urge arises, I must say these Maruchan Taste of Asia bowls (99… Read More Shelf-Stable Star: Maruchan Taste of Asia Spicy Miso Ramen