Issue 27

The Dumpster: Pie in the Sky

“Tang: breakfast of astronauts!” cried the TV ad. Nope. Tang was never any part of their breakfast. Most astronauts couldn’t stand the stuff. Buzz Aldrin once said bluntly, “Tang sucks.” Tang was concocted by Dr. William A. Mitchell—for General Foods,

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware Of: Kickapoo Joy Juice

Well, I have decided to write about Kickapoo Joy Juice, and I’m already regretting it. Sentence one, and I have all but given up hope. You see, usually there isn’t much documentation on these sodas I write about, so I

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 27

Welcome to the newest issue of Food & Spirits Magazine, our 27th. With this issue we are just one issue away from our 10th anniversary. To commemorate the event, you’ll find some of our old issues scattered among the current

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 26

Welcome to the 26th issue of Food & Spirits Magazine. As we approach out 10-year anniversary, everything is rolling along quite nicely for us here at the magazine (finally!). This issue is loaded with some outstanding content that we feel

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The Dumpster: Tasting Ghosts

Let’s say you come home to the apartment you share with Johnny Knoxville and when you open the front door a gallon of paint spills on your head and of course you look up, about to say “What the f—”

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No Bubble Trouble

I am coming up on my 20-year anniversary as a bartender/hospitality professional, which has caused me to reflect on how much the beverage industry has changed in the Midwest during that time. Like many who enter the industry, I began

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware of: Classy Faygo

Just last month, B & G Tasty Foods was finally able to secure glass-bottled Faygo soda. While normally the rather shabby bottled beverage of Juggalos, this change in container signifies the maturing of Faygo as a brand. We received two

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Letter from the Publisher: Issue 25

Welcome to the new issue of Food & Spirits Magazine, our 25th. As we move into a new year, 2017, FSM will be approaching our 10th anniversary. While we have some exciting things in store for next year, 2016 isn’t

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware of: Moxie Soda

Moxie Soda proudly boasts that it is ‘Distinctively Different.’ This is probably true, unless you drink dirt a lot. Then it is probably a normal flavor for you. One time, while playing soccer in elementary school, I was curious about

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The Dumpster: Hot Stuff

Mary Avery grew up on a prehistoric dome of salt in the middle of the Louisiana marsh. It was huge: six miles around and with caves 50,000 feet deep. It belonged to her parents, so naturally she wasted no time

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