Friday, March 23, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: New cookies

It's always a nice surprise to see what new filling Nabisco has come up with for its Oreo cookies. We've seen mint, birthday cake and cookie dough — in case the cookie itself wasn't enough. Some are big hits, but we've tasted plenty of Oreo misses as well. This week, our judges sampled four brands of cookies new to grocery store shelves. Just like the Oreos, some were winners and a couple were disappointing.

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 Oprah’s new O, That’s Good! line of foods. But we couldn’t resist a few other new foods we also found on grocery store shelves. In the end, judges were pretty impressed with Oprah’s c...
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