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: Oreos, Cheerios

Oreos again!Good heavens, there’s another new flavor of Oreo cookies! It’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, represented with another of Oreos’...

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 02:55 PM

Tidbits: Pepperidge Farm

Not exactly loafingPreparing to discuss the latest bread from Pepperidge Farm — a strawberry-flavored “limited edition” of its Swirl breakfast...

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 02:35 PM

Tidbits: Chips Ahoy!

More Chips Ahoy!The makers of Chips Ahoy! cookies, who recently debuted four new flavors at once, have dialed it down,...

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 12:45 PM

Tidbits: Oreo and Klondike

Another Oreo!Quite some time ago, Mr. Tidbit pledged not to bother mentioning any new products that are merely new flavors...

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 01:10 PM

Tidbits: DiGiorno, Pace Foods dips

Endless pizzaMr. Tidbit is pretty sure we have not seen the end of new varieties of frozen pizza, given all...

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 01:20 PM

Tidbits: Lunchables and Tater Tots

Skewering lunchWhen, a few months ago, Mr. Tidbit encountered Lunchables Snack Duos (double packages each consisting of, for example, tortilla...

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 01:50 PM

Tidbits: Mega M&Ms, Honey Bunches of Oats

Bigger, odder m&msTwo strange things have been launched from Mars. (Mr. Tidbit refers to the candy company, not the planet,...

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 03:34 PM

Tidbits: Crystal Farms, Jolly Rancher gelatin

Can you take a yolk?The joint is jumping over at Crystal Farms, whose parent company, Michael Foods, is being acquired...

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Tidbits: Peeps, Oreos

Peeple watchingWith Easter now well behind us, Mr. Tidbit needs to offer an observation about marketing, pricing and consumer behavior....

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 01:15 PM

Tidbits: Lean Cuisine, Kraft microwave mac-and-cheese

More Lean CuisineThe ever-expanding Lean Cuisine brand, apparently aiming to take over the entire frozen-food aisle, has added two new...

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 12:43 PM

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