Category Archives: North America (non-NYC)

Oreos: Omnipresent, Overzealous, (Un) Original?

These days, Nabisco’s diminutive Oreo might be a mainstay in supermarkets, convenience stores, and vending machines. However, these black-and-white sandwich cookies received great inspiration from the Hydrox, the original, introduced by Sunshine Biscuits in 1908, four years earlier than the … Continue reading

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Product Review: Honey Mama’s Cacao-Nectar Bars

When I’m looking to eat dessert, I’m not always looking to be deluged in sugar or something extremely sweet.  Sure, I’ve gone overboard on mango sticky rice, Skippy Peanut Butter and Chocolate, and at buffets, but these days, that craving … Continue reading

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Event Review: Airliners International 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA

Disclaimer: In exchange for full expo registration, I am writing this review. Celebrating its 41st annual 3-day expo, Airliners International 2017 took place in Denver, Colorado from 14-17 June at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center.  In addition to … Continue reading

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Fallen Star “House” at the University of California, San Diego (USA)

In honor of tomorrow’s trip to California, today’s post is about the Fallen Star “House” at the University of California, San Diego (USA): Since 1981, the Stuart Collection of UCSD has amassed and placed on display throughout the campus various … Continue reading

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Product Review: Kalahari Biltong

Disclaimer: In exchange for sample packets, I am writing this food review. To best describe Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Kalahari Biltong, I’m going to borrow a line straight outta there website– Imagine the tenderness and texture of prosciutto, the lean protein of jerky, … Continue reading

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Thirsty: The Capitalist Edition

Last year, I took a brief trip to Indianapolis, Indiana.  Overall, I had a good time – the hotel had bikes to borrow, and the weather and food worked out…that is, until I came upon an enterprising CVS (drug store/supermarket) … Continue reading

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Product Review: Fastachi Hazelnut and Pistachio Butter (Massachusetts, USA)

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review of Fastachi, I received small containers of hazelnut and pistachio butter. Stemming from a regional New England tribal word that means “little gift,” Fastachi, originally called Mixed Nuts, is the brainchild of an Armenian … Continue reading

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