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: Leftover bits of Tid worth mentioning

Tidbit bitsMr. Tidbit is aware of an unusually large collection of extra information that he had to leave out of...

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 02:07 PM

Tidbits: Puff pastry cups, premium baking and easy pasta

Pastry cupsPepperidge Farm, the nation’s supplier of Milanos, Goldfish and square frozen cake, has added a new product to its...

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 02:27 PM

Tidbits: Goldfish, breakfast sandwiches, coffee

Puffy GoldfishMr. Tidbit hasn’t had much opportunity lately to mention Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish collection of crackers, cookies, bread and whatever....

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 01:47 PM

Tidbits: Creamettes, Mrs. Dash and Special K Nourish

Slimmer CreamettesNew from Creamette comes Creamette 150 — pasta (in three shapes) with about 25 percent fewer calories than regular...

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 01:44 PM

Tidbits: Velveeta, Nabisco

Can you top this?If you are a fan of new Velveeta Toppers (in boxes of three 4-ounce microwaveable pouches of...

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 01:55 PM

Tidbits: Old El Paso, Sun-Maid

New Old El PasoOld El Paso, the familiar brand of Mexican-style foods owned by General Mills since it acquired Pillsbury...

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 02:27 PM

Tidbits: flavor enhancers, apple caramel

Even more dropsWhile Mr. Tidbit was trying to ignore new flavors of Mio and Dasani Drops, the number of brand...

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 01:46 PM

Tidbits: Campbell's Soup, Hershey, slow cooker sauce

Natural goes homeSomething’s always happening at Campbell’s Soup, even if sometimes what’s happening isn’t all that clear. A year ago...

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 12:36 PM

Tidbits: Cookie-brownies, a new line of desserts

Middling brownieOnly last month the appearance of Sweet ‘n Salty Chewy Chips Ahoy! Salted Caramel Chunk cookies caused Mr. Tidbit...

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 01:08 PM

Tidbits: V8, Hamburger Helper

Could’ve had a RefresherGiven the endless parade of variants of V8 V-Fusion, the fruit-and-vegetable juice drinks from Kraft (V8 V-Fusion...

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 01:17 PM

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