Monday, June 21, 2010

Stevia Sweetened Soda Follow-up

Today, I happened to try this, the Cherry Vanilla Creme version of Blue Sky Free, the stevia-sweetened line from Blue Sky.

It's only fair to follow up on the original article, given the very small sample size.

While this flavor definitely has the characteristic more-muted sweetness of the stevia/sugar alcohol combination, the bright, slightly tart cherry finish seems to totally mask the stevia's potential "winter green paste" effect.

So, at least for today, I'll informally crown Blue Sky Free Cherry Vanilla Creme as the king of naturally sweetened, sugar-free sodas, and formally recommend it.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hey. We Scooped the Atlantic

I can't believe a few days after I posted my semi-rant photo essay about mulberries, the Atlantic Monthly food blog had to weigh in.
I feel so wronged! (j/k)

Let's compare:

Osmosis' opening line: "My driveway is covered in purple bird shit."
Ultimate solution: Make mulberry vodka

Atlantic's opening line: "Mulberries. Until recently, a mere mention this tree would get me going. I hate mulberry trees. They'll conquer your yard and are nearly impossible to kill. "

Solution: sorbet; panna cotta

Nice piece, Atlantic, but please excuse our vain proclamation: O.O. FOR THE WIN!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

One, two, three, I vant to suck your blood

Friend of O.O. Zee Burns wrote this fun piece on Metacritic which ranks vampire shows and offers some commentary. One photo, the Count, indicates that Sesame Street isn't in the running despite the number-obsessed little bloodsucker.

Despite this egregious oversight, this is quite an enjoyable feature. Personally, number four, Angel, is my number one, and number three, True Blood, would come next (though I've only seen season one).