Taste test

  1. Taste test: blueberry pancake mixes

    Taste Test

    Blueberry pancakes make any breakfast seem special. Our tasters prefer to add their own berries, but when they don't have a chance to get fresh fruit, a boxed mix will do the trick. We sampled seven brands of blueberry pancake mix and prepared them according to package directions. All seven were cooked on a stovetop …

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  2. Taste test: New cookies

    Taste Test

    It's always a nice surprise to see what new filling Nabisco has come up with for its Oreo cookies. We've seen mint, birthday cake and cookie dough — in case the cookie itself wasn't enough. Some are big hits, but we've tasted plenty of Oreo misses as well. This week, our judges sampled four brands of cookies new …

  3. Taste test: Swiss cheese

    Taste Test

    Even foodies can dread making school lunches. The task becomes even more frustrating when you have a picky eater. In our family, one child eats only cheese sandwiches. That said, I am constantly in search of finding the best-tasting cheeses. Our tasters offered help this week, sampling 10 brands of sliced, packaged …