Al Sicherman

Columnist | Tidbits
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: 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

Tidbits: Recipe sauces and more on Greek yogurt

Recipe saucesFollowing Progresso’s Recipe Starters and Campbell’s Skillet Sauces, Kraft introduces a set of Recipe Makers, including Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita,...

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 12:55 PM

Tidbits: Greek yogurt

It’s Greek to youWe’ve already had Greek versions of all the regular yogurt products (including Activia, which is notably regular)....

Updated: July 03, 2013, - 01:01 PM

Tidbits: flavor infusers

Flavor InfusersIn the not-too-distant past, a marinade was something you mixed up yourself, often with family-secret ingredients, to flavor and...

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 02:39 PM

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