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: 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

Tidbits: Greek yogurt

Is it Greek to you?It took a while, but Kemps has jumped onto the Greek yogurt bandwagon with both feet....

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 01:17 PM

Tidbits: Idahoan, Rice-A-Roni, Nature's Way

They do the mashThe folks at Idahoan have been far busier than Mr. Tidbit would have guessed at churning out...

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 02:16 PM

Tidbits: Kellogg's To Go shakes, Bertolli

What’s in a name?New from Kellogg’s are two related products: Kellogg’s To Go Breakfast Shakes (in bottles) and Kellogg’s To...

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 02:55 PM

Tidbits: Lean Cuisine, Heinz ketchup

’Tisn’t a giftThe Honestly Good frozen dinners from Lean Cuisine that Mr. Tidbit mentioned last week are part of a...

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 11:49 AM

Tidbits: Lean Cuisine and frozen bananas

Honest Lean CuisineLean Cuisine has introduced a line of six frozen dinners called Honestly Good. Mr. Tidbit might have chosen...

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 01:21 PM

Tidbits: Chips Ahoy, Kraft

Marketing, ahoy!Only Mr. Tidbit’s most loyal (and most elderly) fans might remember when Oreos weren’t the Nabisco cookie with a...

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 02:36 PM

Tidbits: Nutella, Keebler's and Air Wick

Nutella newsNutella, the European hazelnut and cocoa spread, had gone forever without launching spinoffs. Now, perhaps in response to the...

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 01:31 PM

Tidbits: Jif, Cheez-It

Let me count the JifQuick: How many kinds of Jif peanut butter are there? If you said two — creamy...

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 03:44 PM

Tidbits: Microwave Skillets and Oreos with a twist

Microwave SkilletsKraft has added to its several varieties of just-add-chicken (or beef or tuna) boxed dinner mixes (which serve five)...

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 03:52 PM

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