Crisps and cookies to kill for: Aldi finds that require Recommendation

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

Little Bites, Big Chocolate: Mini Wheats Little Bites are the best chocolate cereal

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

SportKings, Topps Gallery, and Panini Diamond Kings: Sports cards as art

When I was a young sports card collector, I didn’t really “get” the whole Donruss Diamond Kings thing. Diamond Kings was an insert in the Donruss baseball card sets with hand-drawn/painted images of some of the day’s most popular players. I always thought the drawings/paintings looked kinda lame, and the design of the cards was… Read More SportKings, Topps Gallery, and Panini Diamond Kings: Sports cards as art

2021 Topps baseball series 1: A base set to beat all base sets

I haven’t followed baseball all that closely the last several years, but for me there’s nothing quite like the time when the first baseball card sets of a season hit store shelves. There’s an excitement and a freshness that comes with a new baseball season that seems to exceed the excitement and freshness of all… Read More 2021 Topps baseball series 1: A base set to beat all base sets