Al Sicherman

Columnist | Tidbits
Al Sicherman writes the Tidbits column for the Taste section. He is a retired reporter 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: Tomato sauce in a box

Sauce in a boxWhat could possibly be new about tomato sauce? No, it’s not another flavor. It’s the package. Mr....

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 01:14 PM

Tidbits: Liquid water enhancers and Greek pricing

More MiOIt has been a while since Mr. Tidbit spoke of the “liquid water enhancer” MiO, which is essentially a...

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 02:07 PM

Tidbits: VeggieCuisine and Oreos

Veggies and gardeinThree new additions to the Lean Cuisine lineup are labeled VeggieCuisine, apparently a subset of the Spa Collection....

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 12:57 PM

Tidbits: Post cereal and Triscuits

Many bunches of oatsIt has been a few years since Post cereals were briefly part of the Kraft empire, but...

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 02:20 PM

Tidbits: Oreo cookies and Pepperidge Farm cookies

The Stuf of dreamsHave you, Oreo cookie lover, felt that even the Double Stuf Oreo somehow comes up short in...

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 04:57 PM

Tidbits: Toll House cookies, refrigerated dough

The chips are downNew from Nestle is a boxed mix from which to prepare Toll House chocolate chip cookies. The...

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 12:50 PM

Tidbits: Dr Pepper TEN, Kellogg's Eggo

What’s 10 calories?Six of the many carbonated beverages made by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group — Dr Pepper, 7UP, A&W...

Updated: February 27, 2013, - 01:10 PM

Tidbits: Brownie Bites and Oreos

Tiny BitesThe latest item from Kellogg’s Special K (a brand that long ago lost any relationship to nutrition) is Brownie...

Updated: February 20, 2013, - 02:55 PM

Tidbits: No-drain tuna

No-drain tunaNew from Chicken of the Sea is “no-drain” tuna in a 4-ounce can — which the label advises has...

Updated: February 13, 2013, - 02:12 PM

Tidbits: Not a peep out of them

Not a Peep out of themOver the years, Mr. Tidbit has had many occasions to mention new renditions of Marshmallow...

Updated: February 06, 2013, - 04:37 PM

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