Monday, May 21, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: Looking back on edamame, other picks from 2013

Edamame, Greek yogurt and almond milk were among the healthier options sampled by our panelists during the first half of 2013. Judges tasted their share of new fruit and cereal bars, which seem to multiply overnight on grocery store shelves. And, they tried plenty of new treats, including frozen bananas dipped in dark chocolate. In between, panelists went back to some favorite comfort foods like chicken pot pies, tomato soup and oatmeal. Every summer, we provide readers with a list of the foods the judges have preferred and the new products they have sampled so far this year. The food comparisons were scored by points with a possible total of 100.

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Taste test: new (and very sugary) cereals

Taste test: new (and very sugary) cereals

My addiction to sugar began as a child. I loved sugary breakfast cereals as a morning meal or an evening snack, the sweeter the better. We used to joke in my house that I even added table sugar to Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes and Lucky Charms. Thankfu...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Taste test: pineapple juice

Taste test: pineapple juice

Having always loved a fresh pineapple stick in my brewed iced tea, I wondered recently if a splash of pineapple juice would give it the same sweet kick. While few of us drink pure pineapple juice, our panelists definitely enjoy an occasional watered-...
Published: 05/14/18
Taste test: New frozen chocolate treats

Taste test: New frozen chocolate treats

With longer summer nights on the horizon, our judges are always looking for a new cool treat to beat the heat. This week they sampled four new chocolate offerings found in local grocery store freezers. A couple were pool party worthy and others were ...
Published: 05/07/18
Taste test: cheesy scalloped potatoes

Taste test: cheesy scalloped potatoes

On a recent afternoon I pulled out a bag of potatoes to begin making homemade scalloped potatoes. When I realized my potatoes had gone bad in my obviously too-humid pantry, I started looking for a boxed mix. Thankfully, I had one on hand and could wh...
Updated one month ago
Taste test: vanilla wafers

Taste test: vanilla wafers

When it comes to cookies, our judges are all in. When it comes to vanilla wafers, most of them admitted to reaching for the familiar Nilla Wafers in the bright yellow box. Surprisingly, they liked the well-known brand least of the seven wafers sample...
Updated one month ago