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San Francisco Hometown Creamery Corn ice cream: This ice cream shop in Inner Sunset claims to be the first to make small batch ice cream completely in house in San Francisco. It has a small town neighborhood vibe, with varnished wood beams and hand-painted murals that are more charming than artistic. Their seasonal corn ice cream had a pastel daisy-yellow color and tasted mostly of cream rather than sweet corn. Its texture was icy, with frozen hard bits or corn throughout (even those pieces did not have an identifiable corn flavor). Based... (read more) 2.5/5.0

2.5 cream ice corn sanfranciscohometowncreamery sanfrancisco icecream
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Kras Lemon orange napolitanke wafers: To be honest, I got these Croatian wafers from Walgreens when I had to pick up some shampoo. They're surprisingly good, though, with a tart citrus flavor and crispy thin water layers. Definitely on the sweet side but since they come in bite-sized pieces, portion control is easy. Great value-very inexpensive and tasty even not accounting for the price. 3.5/5.0

3.5 wafers napolitanke orange lemon kras citrus recommended
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Bruce Cost Passion Fruit ginger soda: Brooklyn-based Bruce Cost offers some of the better ginger sodas more widely available (at Whole Foods, for example). Their passion fruit soda is unique, providing a sharp tropical flavor combination. Like others in their line, the Soda has ginger sediments on the bottom that give texture and spice. 3.5/5.0

3.5 fruit passion brucecost drinks soda ginger recommended
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Seitenbacher Müsli #3: A kitchen-sink muesli, with textures crunchy and soft, flavors sweet and nutty. Sizable pieces of dried fruit include papaya, dates, apple, pineapple, and bananas. Corn flakes work alongside rolled oats, thrown together with sunflower seeds, almonds and cashews. Every mouthful is a different taste, yet they all work harmoniously, miraculously. The kind of product that breakfast lovers of all ages could love. For what it is, you'd be hard-pressed to find better. Purchased at Berkeley Bo... (read more) 4.5/5.0

4.5 #3 muesli seitenbacher breakfast exceptional
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Bandar Tikka Masala Naan Chips: A spiced take on pita chips, these parallelogram-shaped baked chips have a hearty crunch and warming blend of spices both savory and sweet. It doesn't have the meaty flavor I typically associate with the entree version of tikka masla, but it has all the same spices, including turmeric, onion powder, and garlic powder. The predominant aftertaste is cinnamon. An interesting snack, but probably would not purchase again. 3.0/5.0

3.0 chips naan masala tikka bandarsnacks pita indian berkeleybowl
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Cape Cod Ginger Original Ginger Soda: Sometimes bad packaging can be just as attention-grabbing as good branding, in effect indicating that the company might be spending more on its homemade product than on graphic design. That's likely the case with Cape Cod Ginger, a company specializing in carbonated, organic, cold-pressed ginger drinks of various fruit flavors including passion fruit and pineapple. I opted for the classic, which induced a healthy tingly sensation as good ginger drinks do. Slightly sweeter than I personall... (read more) 3.5/5.0

3.5 capecodginger ginger soda drinks organic recommended