Al Sicherman

Columnist | Tidbits
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: Jif, Nutella

More portable JifWe already had Jif to Go, peanut butter in 1 ½-ounce tubs. Of course that product costs more per...

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 02:14 PM

Tidbits: Stouffer's mac-and-cheese

CheezinessJust when Mr. Tidbit was beginning to think that food companies were running out of ways to charge more for...

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 04:11 PM

Tidbits: Chex, Entenmann's

Accounting for ChexAnother example of stealth grocery-price increases just caught Mr. Tidbit’s eye: The boxes of General Mills’ Chex cereals...

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 09:42 PM

Tidbits: Gluten-free oats, oatmeal cups for Keurig brewers

Transcendinggluten-freeMr. Tidbit is astonished to announce two (count ’em) breakthroughs in oatmeal. One oatmeal breakthrough per lifetime is all that...

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 03:02 PM

Tidbits: Açai

Mining for açaiAçai berries are this year’s pomegranates (or maybe they’re last year’s orange jumpsuits — Mr. Tidbit isn’t hip...

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 02:11 PM

Tidbits: Berry the flavor, cookies with fiber

Berry me notNot long ago, Mr. Tidbit had occasion to grumble about the dearth of actual strawberries in two “limited...

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 02:13 PM

Tidbits: Chobani and Hostess

More Greek to youThere were already many ways to buy Chobani, the popular Greek-style yogurt. Including new flavors, there are...

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 01:43 PM

Tidbits: Mini-candy bars, Craisins

Bitten by BitesUnless you don’t ever shop for candy bars, you may well have noticed the sudden profusion of bags...

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 01:01 PM

Tidbits: Peanuts and cereal, more flavors for Ritz crackers

Peanuts and what?The latest breakfast entry from Kellogg is Jif peanut butter cereal (made with Jif peanut butter). Folks allergic...

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 01:03 PM

Tidbits: Cheerios

Manifest densityLast week, in discussing General Mills’ new Cheerios Protein cereal, Mr. Tidbit ran out of the room before he...

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 02:12 PM

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