Friday, January 19, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: frozen french fries from fast-food chains

It used to be we could only satisfy our fast-food fry cravings with a trip to the local drive-through. Now, it's as easy as picking up a bag from the grocery store freezer. Or is it? Our panelists were disappointed at some of the options of fast-food fries we found at local grocery stores. We heated all of the fries in the oven straight from the freezer, according to package directions. Some were soggy, some were bland and some were too greasy. The winners, though, will likely find their way into the freezers of our panelists to serve alongside burgers and hot dogs at their next barbecues.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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Taste test: pot stickers

Taste test: pot stickers

Whenever I order meals at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant I always look for pot stickers on the menu. The tasty Asian dumplings are filled with pork or chicken and veggies and cooked with a perfect balance of steaming and frying. The reason I order ...
Published: 01/16/18

Taste test: Our favorite foods from the past six months

The following is a list of the foods our judges liked the best from our tastings the past six months. Some background on this column: We began publishing the list in 2004 after readers asked for a short list to carry with them on shopping runs. Our p...
Published: 01/08/18

Taste test: New foods from Welch’s, Dannon and Tazo

With every new year comes a promise from our panelists to eat better and try to cut calories. This week we sampled some newer foods on the market in hopes of finding a few treats that won’t break our resolutions. After this tasting, our judges resolv...
Updated one month ago
Taste test: salmon

Taste test: salmon

Whether preparing a postholiday brunch or a New Year’s Eve cocktail party, a platter of thinly sliced salmon is a versatile offering. Our panelists visited the deli and seafood departments of a number of grocery stores, stocking up on the salmon clas...
Updated one month ago