Thursday, March 22, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: fall-flavored Peeps, M&M's and other candy

Add candymakers to the list of food manufacturers trying to lure us into the fall season with familiar flavors like apple, caramel and pumpkin. This week, in the spirit of Halloween, we sampled four favorite brands of candy with an autumnal twist. Some of the goodies will find their way into the bags of trick-or-treaters this weekend and baked into the cookies we'll be bringing to the neighborhood potluck.

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 Oprahís new O, Thatís Good! line of foods. But we couldnít resist a few other new foods we also found on grocery store shelves. In the end, judges were pretty impressed with Oprahís c...
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