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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Adult sodas, hard sodas, alcoholic sodas, adult beverages, etc.

I like root beer and I like ginger ale and ginger beer. I like licorice and I like whiskey. I actually don't consume much of any of the above on a regular or daily basis but I always want to try any new offerings of any of the above when I see or hear about them and I usually do. I generally avoid any artificial flavors or preservatives or high fructose corn syrup but I am not a purist. Virgil's is my go to root beer, Maine root and Abita root beer are also regularly enjoyed. There are not many other natural root beers available but I am always open to suggestions. 

So I have been trying these newish 'hard sodas' that are becoming more readily available and I have not been too disappointed. The one that I actually enjoyed the most and that actually inspired this post is the Not Your Father's Root Beer. I don't have any of those bottles left because I consumed them all too quickly but I will be buying those again so I can post another in image soon. 

As any root beer drinker (or licorice eater or whiskey drinker) knows there is a lot of varieties of flavor profiles available. Running from syrupy sweet to bitter. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012


If you ever walk into a grocery store and it is warm, turn around and walk out.

People often complain that grocery stores are too cold but everything in the store is semi-perishable and should always be kept cool. Expiration dates on products (while only a guide really) are only valid if products are kept cool and out of direct sunlight. A warm store may seem pleasant but the reality is a cold store is much healthier. Besides you are less likely to linger in a cold store and buy too much food.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sales flyer

If you are creating a sales flyer for your grocery product put a scannable barcode on the flyer for each product. Also include ingredients, nutritional information, net weight and an image of the product. Simple but you would be surprised how many companies don't do it.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Maple syrup

Be careful when buying maple syrup in bulk. It is often much more expensive than buying in a bottle especially of you buy store brands like trader joes or whole foods.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Chico bags

I am tempted to buy one of these and just use it for everyday shopping. Maybe they will be half off after Halloween. Or maybe Chico bag will send me an extra one. I like the jack o lantern and the witch or the Frankenstein.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sambazon Jungle Love

2 points for hilarious name.

Pretty good clean energy. Not jittery. Good taste not mediciney or too syrupy. Not bitter like some all natural can be. I might buy I again although I don't drink energy drinks on a regular basis anymore.

Hershey's air delight

Aerated milk chocolate is where we are at in chocolate confectionary food science. Didn't try it but I can imagine. More air less chocolate. Seems like they could have sold it better 'aerated' isn't too appealing. Whatever won't last. Or maybe I am wrong and this is the future.