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  1. Taste test: flavored almonds

    Taste Test

    Bartenders know that salty snacks help keep the drink orders flowing. These days, they have even more reinforcements with the number of flavored nuts on the market. We found five brands of almonds infused with unique seasonings. Not only were our judges impressed with the tastes, but they came up with some creative uses …

  2. Taste test: healthy lunch options

    Taste Test

    Preparing and packing school lunches always seems to require more creativity than I can muster. I don't send clever lunch box notes or inspirational messages. But I do try to put together a mix of protein, fruit, carbohydrates and sugar — in that order. I carefully wash all of the fruit and pack it in cute …

     MONICA HERNDON | Times]

  3. Taste test: new cereals from Post, Kellogg's, Cheerios, Weight Watchers

    Taste Test

    Cereal boxes take up a full aisle on most grocery store shelves. It's no wonder, since cereal manufacturers seem to roll out new products faster than any other food company. While plenty of the newer options are more sugary versions of existing cereals, we found new varieties this week that judges enjoyed. A couple …