Saturday, June 23, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: chocolate nut spreads

Peanut butter or hazelnut butter infused with chocolate is a delicious snack when eaten with fruit or crackers. Even the traditional peanut butter makers are rolling out options with chocolate or cocoa added to the mix. While the spreads may not be excessively healthy, they could make a great after-school snack, persuading students to add some fruit to their diets by using them as dippers. The nut butters also would be perfect for dessert. We brought a panel of moms together to see which brands they preferred for snacks or treats. Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

 
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Taste test: Chocolate chip cookies

Taste test: Chocolate chip cookies

When we started seeing ads for Nestle Toll House cookies already baked and prepackaged, I knew it was time for our tasters to get involved. They are cookie lovers, and one even has his own cookiemaking business. We found the Nestle brand and had hope...
Published: 06/18/18
Taste test: ballpark peanuts

Taste test: ballpark peanuts

For a time when my children were growing up, I thought I would spend purgatory sitting on a ballpark bleacher. Now, I cherish those days of watching my son and daughter play baseball and softball. I also have enjoyed my share of shelled peanuts. Noth...
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Taste test: Swiss cheese

Taste test: Swiss cheese

It’s the time of year when the living is easy, unless you’re the one who has to make sure the cupboards and refrigerator are stocked for hungry children home from school all day. Once my children were old enough to fend for themselves, I made sure I ...
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Taste test: Canned artichoke hearts

Taste test: Canned artichoke hearts

One of the food channel hosts did a whole episode recently about cooking with pantry staples. With hurricane season approaching, it’s a good idea to stock up on ingredients that don’t need to be refrigerated or frozen. This week, after judges shared ...
Updated one month ago