Al Sicherman

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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: Special K

Not very special KMr. Tidbit has spoken often, probably too often, about the dilution of Kellogg’s Special K brand. One...

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 02:11 PM

Tidbits: Fiber One

Fiber manyGeneral Mills’ new cereal, Fiber One Protein, comes in two flavors, bringing to seven the number of varieties of...

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 01:27 PM

Tidbits: Ore-Ida and Raisin Bran

Simply friesThe “simple” foods saga continues. Today’s four entries are the new Ore-Ida products Simply Olive Oil and Sea Salt...

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 01:29 PM

Tidbits: KitKat, V8 nutrition bars

KitKat brickbatMr. Tidbit just noticed another way you can buy KitKats, the chocolate-covered-wafer candy bars. KitKat minis — little KitKat...

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 02:07 PM

Tidbits: A cheesy expansion and the price of convenience

Branding the RanchWas it only last week (or was it last year?) that Mr. Tidbit mentioned the arrival of new...

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 12:20 PM

Tidbits: Creamette, Velveeta

Time saverMore is going on at Creamette these days than Mr. Tidbit recognized when he recently mentioned new Creamette 150,...

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 01:00 AM

Tidbits: Dots and Blue Diamond nuts

Dots enoughMr. Tidbit doesn’t often mention holiday versions of grocery products, in part because they tend not to be all...

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 12:57 PM

Tidbits: Chef Boyardee, squeezeable applesauce

Red-aisle newsMr. Tidbit doesn’t frequently check for new developments in the supermarket aisle that features SpaghettiOs, Beefaroni and the like....

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 02:14 PM

Tidbits: Kashi, Simply Simple and more

Ch- ch- ch- ChristmasMr. Tidbit has made no attempt whatever to keep up with the overwhelming multiplication of products from...

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 01:40 PM

Tidbits: Simply Delicious, Deliciously Simple and a little caffeine

Simple spreadThe wave of products with “simple” or “simply” in their names rolls on, now producing an entry from Unilever,...

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 02:00 PM

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