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Taste Test

  1. Taste test: chocolate chips

    Taste Test

    When it comes to holiday baking, most of our judges say they reach for familiar ingredients mostly out of habit. Chocolate chips are a perfect example. I always grab the yellow bag because that's what I'm used to doing. But we wanted to see if the options really taste any different. We found eight brands of semi-sweet …

    We found eight brands of semi-sweet chocolate chips on grocery store shelves.
  2. Taste test: apple cider

    Taste Test

    Growing up in Hawaii, hayrides with hot cider weren't a big draw. But I have happily enjoyed a number of those fall-welcoming events in my adult life as a mainlander, though in Florida it can be difficult to find many opportunities to sip warm apple cider. My favorite is a combination of cider with a berry-flavored iced …

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  3. Taste test: butternut squash soup

    Taste Test

    On a recent trip to the grocery store I overheard two women discussing their plans for Thanksgiving. One said she was disappointed because she had to go to her daughter-in-law's house for the main meal. But, she allowed, she was looking forward to the butternut squash soup her son's wife serves every year. "That's worth …