Saturday, March 24, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: crispy onions

My favorite restaurant salad has a pile of fresh greens, blue cheese crumbles, warm slices of rare steak and delicious crispy onions. I have tried to reconstruct the salad at home, but the onions have been the hardest part. Our tasters set out to help, sampling six brands of store-bought crispy onions. Luckily, they found a couple that will work in my homemade salad, as well as many other home-style meals.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent


Taste test: Cream cheese

Cream cheeses come in many flavors, but our judges were most interested in texture when they began to compare 10 different brands. We tried the cheese spreads alone and with bagels to test spreadability. Our sample included only plain cream cheeses a...
Published: 03/19/18

Taste test: grocery store meal kits

This week, our panel tasted a variety of "meal kits" from local grocery stores. These are prepared meals from various stores that require only heating or minor food preparation. Mail delivery meal kits are all the rage right now, so it makes sense th...
Published: 03/13/18
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Our tasters started out wanting to taste one of the offerings from Oprah’s new O, That’s Good! line of foods. But we couldn’t resist a few other new foods we also found on grocery store shelves. In the end, judges were pretty impressed with Oprah’s c...
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