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Review: Little Caesars Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Finally, a new post! With a tough magazine deadline, a longtime employee leaving, and me receiving the promotion to her position, the word “busy” barely begins to describe my life at work lately. But the September/October issue is at print, I’m at the end of a three-day weekend,...

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Review: Archer Farms Four Cheese Pizza

With magazine deadlines to meet and two birthdays in the family, I’ve been a busy girl this past week. So busy, I’ve been digging heavily into my supply of frozen pizzas for late-night, bleary-eyed noshing. But hey, who am I kidding — a cheese pizza is usually my...

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The Last Bag of Wonka Runts Freckled Eggs

I’ve always liked Wonka’s Runts candy. Standing at just 5 feet tall, “Runt” has long been my nickname around these parts. I recall riding my bike up to the dime store as a kid in the 80s and plunking down my pocket change for the candy in a...

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Review: Lindt Hello Assorted Chocolate Mini Sticks

This line of “Hello” chocolates from Lindt is not new, but they’ve been taunting me from the candy aisle at Target since last fall. Around Christmas time I even snapped a photo of the assorted mini sticks in their fancy holiday-accented bag, as if to mark them for future consumption....

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The Supertaster Test: Is This Picky Eater Also a Super Taster?

So, what’s a supertaster? Just like it sounds, someone considered to be a supertaster tastes much more intensely than average. The reason is usually attributed to a greater number of fungiform papillae (the bigger, mushroom-looking bumps on your tongue). All the extra taste buds on those little guys...

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The 2014 Wabash Foodservice Food Show

Since my family has been in the restaurant business for a while now, I’m an old pro when it comes to sampling food and slinging freebies in my bag. Nothing beats wandering from booth to booth and stuffing free snacks in your face. This week I had the...

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Flashback: The Sad Story of Mr. Pibb and Pibb Xtra

If I were to subtitle this post, it would be: “Why I have a 12-year-old unopened can of Mr. Pibb in my refrigerator.” Because I do. Let’s go back to the late 90s-early 2000, when I was in college, pulling all-nighters on ambitious art projects and downing inordinate amounts...

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Fried Chicken Oreos: Real or Fake?

Sorry, but Fried Chicken Oreo cookies are totally fake. Fake, fake, fake. I’m stunned to see that people thought these could possibly be a legit item. Of course, it’s no wonder, with today’s announcement from Lay’s with the new “Do Us a Flavor” chip finalists. (Seriously, Cappuccino??) Anyway,...

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Review: Cadbury Crunchie Candy Bar

I have a very hard time finding the Cadbury Crunchie candy bar, a British-born, chocolate-coated, golden-centered, awesome treat of delight. (I bet you see where this review is going.)  In fact, one of the few places I know I can find them is at a little store in...