Al Sicherman

Columnist | Tidbits
Al Sicherman writes the Tidbits column for the Taste section. He is a retired columnist for the Star Tribune. In 1989 his son Joe died after taking LSD. The column Al wrote then: A father's plea: Be scared for your kids was widely reprinted. In 1999 Al wrote a new introduction to that column: Ten years after Joe's death, grief and a message endure.

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Tidbits: One is for Elvis

The new varieties of Planters peanut butter are odd enough that some might say they aren't even peanut butter.

Updated: October 10, 2012, - 03:56 PM

Tidbits: Impostor Oreo?

Candy corn-flavored Oreos and other Halloween-inspired treats.

Updated: October 03, 2012, - 02:49 PM

Tidbits: Yet more soup

Also: Homestyle macaroni and cheese.

Updated: September 26, 2012, - 03:27 PM

Tidbits: Is it bisque yet?

Soups, soups and more soups.

Updated: September 19, 2012, - 02:50 PM

Tidbits: Hot-dish insight

An influx of easy sauces are hot-dish ready when just cream of mushroom soup won't do.

Updated: September 12, 2012, - 02:32 PM

Perplexing puddings

In a sweeping move, Jell-O has repackaged its entire line of refrigerated pudding and gelatin snacks, changing the number of...

Updated: September 05, 2012, - 02:24 PM

Big box, mostly empty

Quaker, which hasn't been a notable participant in the industry practice of partly filling large boxes with small envelopes of...

Updated: August 29, 2012, - 03:59 PM

Tidbits: Chili today

Also: Eggos introducing seasonal flavors.

Updated: August 22, 2012, - 02:17 PM

Tidbits: Lower-cal Greek yogurt

Also: Simply simple and yogurt that's a little more fruitier.

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 02:41 PM

Tidbits: New, by Jingos!

Also: A little M&M mixer.

Updated: August 08, 2012, - 03:33 PM

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