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Supertaster Daily: Japanese Meat- and Fish-Flavored Candy Drops

Two tastes of hard candy from Japan, a land where apparently pretty much anything goes, flavor-wise.

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Oreo and Hershey’s Dessert Icings

New squishable icing sacks from Oreo and Hershey’s raise the question: How many brand extensions is too many?

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Scotch Whisky in a Can

Is there any possible way that Scottish Spirits’ $5 resealable can of Scotch can do justice to the art of whisky?

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Three Rare Red Sodas with Andy Sturdevant

Supertaster is joined by artist and writer Andy Sturdevant to talk about Faygo Redpop, Big Red, and Cheerwine. Also: Juggalos.

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The Candy Store at the Shops at Target

Supertaster visits one of the Shops at Target: San Francisco’s Candy Store.

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Green Tea Kit Kat and More Snacks from Japan

Supertaster tastes Snyder’s Pretzel Pieces, a crazy pickled snack, and a green tea/cherry blossom–flavored Kit Kat from Japan.

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5 Chocolate Shakes in 3 Minutes

Supertaster tackles chocolate shakes from Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Smashburger, and Dairy Queen in a quest for the best that fast food has to offer.

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A Taste of Domino’s Gluten Free Crust Pizza

A Domino’s skeptic confronts the potato starch– and rice flour–based Domino’s Gluten Free Crust pizza.

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Drinking Ale-8-One with Andy Sturdevant

Minneapolis artist and writer Andy Sturdevant drops by to walk Supertaster through Ale-8-One, a carbonated beverage from his Kentucky youth.

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Strong Suggestions for Barilla Microwaveable Meals

The theory and design of Barilla Microwaveable Meals are both totally strong, but the meals themselves could use some serious pepping up.

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Birthday Cake–Flavored Kefir

The 25th anniversary edition of Lifeway Kefir supposedly tastes like birthday cake. This merits investigation by Supertaster.

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Not Craving Kellogg’s Krave Cereal

Kellogg’s new chocolate-stuffed Krave cereal brings some serious liabilities to the breakfast table. (If you want to see the video review of Chelada that James mentions in today’s Supertaster Daily,

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How to Roast a Marshmallow

No product review today. Instead, Supertaster offers two wrong ways and one correct way to reap the potential deliciousness of a roasted marshmallow while out camping.

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Field-Testing Team Realtree Energy Drink

Supertaster takes an Outdoor Energy drink made by the Realtree camouflage folks to Minnesota’s George H. Crosby Manitou State Park for a trial run.

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Hot2Go!: Laziest Coffee in the World

Supertaster starts his early morning with a premade can of microwaveable coffee called Hot2Go!

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The Cynicism of Bob Marley’s One Drop Coffee Drink

Would the late, great Bob Marley sign off on the One Drop mocha drink that bears his likeness? Impossible to say, but it seems highly unlikely, mon.

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New Signature Sides from Wendy’s

Wendy’s has rolled out a line of three new “Signature Sides” to compete in the never-ending fast-food wars. Will they do any good?

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$18 Worth of Gourmet Peanuts by Lord Nut Levington

Can the marketing hype and upscale flavors of Lord Nut Levington’s peanuts (Rebel Mary, Thai Dyed, Cinnapplooza) live up to the serious price tag?

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The Taste of Choffy, Cocoa Beans Brewed Like Coffee

Supertaster samples three varieties of Choffy, a beverage brewed like coffee but made from roasted and ground cocoa beans.

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A Taste of Nutella (and a Look at Its Nutrition)

In the wake of a class-action suit against Nutella for misrepresenting its product as a healthy breakfast for kids, Supertaster samples the stuff and stacks its nutrition against Peanut Butter

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Kung Pow Spicy Peanuts Provide a Kick to the Mouth

The Sichuan peppercorn–boosted kick of Kung Pow Spicy Peanuts does a number on Supertaster’s palate.

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