Monday, December 11, 2017
Taste Test

Taste Test: Microwave Popcorn

Microwave popcorn is a dieter's dream. It's also a great, quick snack for an impromptu gathering, a teen sleepover and any other party requiring a warm, tasty treat in seconds. And, as long as co-workers can handle the lingering aroma, it's a great afternoon pick-me-up in the office. But what brand to pick? A third of an aisle at one local grocery store is filled with microwave popcorn options. We sampled seven brands of microwave popcorn labeled "light."

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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Taste test: prepared mashed sweet potatoes

Taste test: prepared mashed sweet potatoes

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Taste test: Turkey gravy

Taste test: Turkey gravy

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Taste test: New holiday flavors

Taste test: New holiday flavors

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Published: 11/12/17
Updated: 12/04/17