Snack Trek: JAPADOG (Vancouver)

When you visit Vancouver, the locals will ask you, “Have you had a Japadog yet?”At first, you’ll feel awkward about it, because is Japadog a racist thing to say? (Canadians are definitely less worried about being PC…) Later — after you’ve eaten one — you’ll find out that most actual Vancouver natives have never had a Japadog, or have only eaten it once with a … Continue reading Snack Trek: JAPADOG (Vancouver)

Ketchup Addendum: Simulated Flavour

I noticed this “fine print” on my bag of ketchup chips last night. Haha. It probably says this on chip bags in America too, but somehow the added “u” makes it more charming. Also wanted to report: There is a flavor of chips here called something like “All Dressed,” which is a mish mosh of flavors, apparently. Like, a little bit of everything. Oil, spice, … Continue reading Ketchup Addendum: Simulated Flavour

Snack of the Afternoon, 2/6/12: Canada’s Coffee Crisp Candy

Today my bosses and I got a package in the mail from a Canadian work-friend (from a project we worked on last year). With gifts for everybody! Canadians are so nice. My present was a 10-pack of a Canadian candy called Coffee Crisp. I wasn’t previously aware that such a thing existed, but I was excited because everybody knows that chocolate candies are better outside … Continue reading Snack of the Afternoon, 2/6/12: Canada’s Coffee Crisp Candy

Snack of the Afternoon, 8/20/10: SUN-RYPE FRUIT STRIPS

I’m very particular about my fruit leathers, and a few weeks ago I realized that I missed having them in the office kitchen. (They were a staple at the old office, but were not present in the new one.) When I requested “fruit leather” on the grocery list and these Sun-Rype Fruit Strips appeared in our coffers, I very hesitantly ripped into one. I expected … Continue reading Snack of the Afternoon, 8/20/10: SUN-RYPE FRUIT STRIPS