Al Sicherman

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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: Cheerios + Ancient Grains, Post's Great Grains

More CheeriosThe latest of the many (many!) kinds of Cheerios is Cheerios + Ancient Grains, which is a medley, if...

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 01:33 PM

Tidbits: Wheat Thins adds pita crisps to fold; salted caramel trend continues

A toast to pitaThere’s a new member of the Nabisco Wheat Thins family: Toasted Pita, little baked-cracker triangles in at...

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 12:56 PM

Tidbits: Baked granola

Baked granolaMr. Tidbit couldn’t help but notice an unusual new item in the baking-mixes aisle. Even larger than the bright...

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 12:40 PM

Tidbits: Jimmy Dean and Chef Boyardee

More JimmyOver the past several years, Mr. Tidbit has documented the ever-growing number of breakfast sandwiches, breakfast bowls and the...

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 01:28 PM

Tidbits: Dole, Nabisco

How sweet it is!There’s something new in the canned-fruit aisle: Two of Dole’s many four-packs of 4-ounce little tubs of...

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 01:32 PM

Tidbits: New V8 products, Ocean Spray Wave juice drink

Juicy newsIn the juice aisle at one of his regular supermarkets, Mr. Tidbit recently stumbled upon several new V8 products....

Updated: January 07, 2015, - 01:24 PM

Tidbits: Salted Caramel Peanuts, not-so-exotic mangoes

Oddly trendyMr. Tidbit faces the new year armed with perhaps the oddest (yet) salted-caramel product: Planters Salted Caramel Peanuts. Given...

Updated: December 31, 2014, - 11:31 AM

Tidbits: Oatmeal

Oat cuisineMr. Tidbit could hardly have expected that two more new oatmeal offerings would turn up the week after he...

Updated: December 24, 2014, - 08:11 AM

Tidbits: Instant oatmeal, pasta sauce

Actual fruitThere’s something new in the instant-oatmeal aisle. Fruit. No, not dried chips of peach-flavored apples. Not even dried chips...

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 02:26 PM

Tidbits: Açai candies,

Chocolates with whole fruitMr. Tidbit recently discussed Brach’s and Brookside chocolate candies with açai-blueberry-flavored centers. There isn’t a whole lot...

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 02:10 PM

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