Monday, November 20, 2017

Taste Test

Taste test: new snack foods from Lay's, Duncan Hines and more

After foraging through our hurricane kits and noshing on all the fun snacks — even before Irma hit, for some of us — our judges were ready to find some new nibbles. This week, panelists enjoyed new chips, a new dessert and what they descr...
Updated: 2 months ago

Taste test: puff pastry

After watching a French baker spend an entire night layering paper-thin dough with butter, I knew I likely would never make puff pastry from scratch. But I do love a good baked Brie en croute, a sweet palmier or a flaky and savory appetizer. Thankful...
Updated: 2 months ago

Taste test: puff pastry

After watching a French baker spend an entire night layering paper-thin dough with butter, I knew I likely would never make puff pastry from scratch. But I do love a good baked Brie en croute, a sweet palmier or a flaky and savory appetizer. Thankful...
Updated: 2 months ago

Taste test: New chocolate candy from Godiva, Skinny Cow, Lindt and Dove

Even on a postvacation diet, sometimes you need a little bite of sweetness to end a meal or get through an afternoon energy slump. Chocolate usually does the trick. Our tasters are always looking for new options to satisfy those cravings. We were del...
Updated: 3 months ago

Taste test: Grilling spices for Labor Day weekend

As they usher out the summer barbecue season this Labor Day, our panelists wanted to see if any of the grilling spices on the market could match up to their own seasoning recipes. We coated chicken strips with eight brands of garlic-and-herb seasonin...
Updated: 3 months ago

Taste test: shelf-stable milks for your hurricane kit

It was 25 years ago this week that Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida. For those of us familiar with the damage, hurricane preparedness is always a priority. With that in mind, our tasters wanted to sample some of the staples for stocking a hu...
Updated: 3 months ago

Taste test: new frozen treats

Perhaps the Twinkies craze has gone too far. On a recent shopping trip, we found frozen deep-fried Twinkies, Chocolate Twinkies, Chocolate-Filled Twinkies and Chocolate-Covered Twinkies. Hostess did hook us with Twinkies Ice Cream, which prompted us ...
Updated: 3 months ago
Taste test: cold-brewed coffees

Taste test: cold-brewed coffees

As a consumer who prefers cold teas over hot coffee, I was intrigued about the recent surge in cold-brewed coffees on the market. These are not hot coffees poured over ice. Instead, cold-brewed coffee is made when cold or room temperature water is po...
Updated: 4 months ago
Taste test: mango ice pops

Taste test: mango ice pops

Mango is the new citrus when it comes to fruity dessert flavors. We have seen an explosion of treats infused with the tropical flavor of the mango, which is not a citrus fruit. Because of their sweet-sour balance, mangoes are especially good in froze...
Updated: 4 months ago
Taste test: new products including S'mores English Muffins, Town House crackers, Keebler Cereal with Real Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies and Birds Eye pasta

Taste test: new products including S'mores English Muffins, Town House crackers, Keebler Cereal with Real Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies and Birds Eye pasta

My summer memories always included being hungry. I'm pretty sure it was boredom, but it was always dangerous for my mom to bring me and my siblings along on a July grocery run. We would always reach for sugary cereals or salty snacks. Apparently, we ...
Updated: 4 months ago