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: Oscar Mayer's P3, Milanos

Tiny treasuresNew in the refrigerated case, right next to Oscar Mayer’s Lunchables Snack Duos, is Oscar Mayer’s P3 (spelled out...

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 01:39 PM

Tidbits: sauces

Mexican-style saucesOver the past year and a half or so, we’ve seen quite a number of new products that Mr....

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 01:39 PM

Tidbits: Ranch dressing, Cheez-Its, Oreos

Acres of ranchesA few weeks ago Mr. Tidbit discussed the emergence of seven new ranch salad dressings from Kraft: Velveeta...

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 01:56 PM

Tidbits: Lunchables, Pop-Tarts

Lunchables snacksWhen Lunchables first showed up in the 1980s, they were little make-your-own sandwichettes of crackers, cheese and perhaps meat,...

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Tidbits: Fiesta Flats, Molten Deep Dish cookies, Grands! blueberry biscuits

Taco boatsAre there other ways to shape a taco than the traditional folded V? Sure; some years ago Old El...

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 01:50 PM

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

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