Sunday, September 23, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: imitation meat

Food trend followers say fake meats are going to be all the rage in 2017. These are the products manufactured to resemble meat in texture and taste, particularly marketed to vegans and vegetarians. Our judges, only one of which is a vegetarian, were not impressed. These meatless products scored some of the lowest ratings in our tastings of the past 13 years. Even with noticeable grill marks on some of the options, judges were not persuaded to use most of these as meat substitutes on their menus. All of the samples were heated on the stove according to package directions.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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Taste test: Frozen Italian meatballs

Taste test: Frozen Italian meatballs

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Published: 09/17/18
Taste test: New peanut butter snacks

Taste test: New peanut butter snacks

Since many of us are reaching for portable snacks to pack in school lunch boxes, our tasters thought this would be a good week to give some of the new snacks a try. We picked four peanut butter-flavored snacks, figuring parents and teachers would hav...
Published: 09/10/18
Taste test: New frozen breakfast foods

Taste test: New frozen breakfast foods

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