Issue 28

The Dumpster: Fads Gone Bad

As Food & Spirits celebrates its 10th year of persnicketiness and gluttony, I offer my congratulations to Erik the Publisher. In his honor I’ve come up with a top ten list of food fads from the last ten years that

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware of: Royal Crown Cola

“God is going to get you.” That is just one of the crazy remarks I have received from customers at B & G Tasty Foods when I told them that we do not have Coca-Cola. Admittedly, that is probably the

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 28

Welcome to the latest issue of Food & Spirits Magazine, which marks our 10-year anniversary. When reflecting over that last 10 years, it seems that so much has changed during that time, both for me personally and, of course, for

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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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