The Snacktician

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The other day it rained, so we postponed going out and sat under the gazebo. Naturally, the conversation turned to the age old Lethbridge, Alberta question, how many bunnies on a can of Old Style.

July 27, 2023

How many bunnies on a can of beer?

The other day it rained, so we postponed going out and sat under the gazebo. Naturally, the conversation turned to the age old Lethbridge, Alberta question, how many bunnies on a can of Old Style.

I don’t have to tell you there are a zillion kinds of beer for you across this great land, but regional tastes extend beyond beverages. What about classic boating nibblies like  chips and pretzels? No-one knows snacks or beverages better than boaters who spend long days on the dock consuming both then comparing notes.

I am told by cheesies cognoscenti, that Hawkins Cheezies from Belleville appeal to people on boats because they have been made overlooking the Bay of Quinte for 50 years. But regional tastes are far from uniform. For example, consider the ad copy from New Brunswick’s Covered Bridge brand: “Made with ingredients harvested from the Saint John River Valley in the heart of potato country and carefully cooked in our local factory.”  Makes me want to get in the boat and head for Gagetown to buy a bag.

When I studied the BC snack landscape in some depth, I seemed to always end up at THOSE pretzels made right near the best Lower Mainland mooring spots.

Snacks and beer – it’s the glorious days of summer in Canada and that means lots of boating so eat it up.

(And just for laughs, I have included a photo of Ken and Barbie in the Barbie Boat.)

John Morris
Online Editor

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