Saturday, February 24, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: New foods, including Pillsbury Thin Mints Brownie Mix

The beginning of the school year brings the hectic routines of getting dinner on the table at a decent hour and school lunches packed. Also, I'm always looking for a little after-school snack or treat to surprise my children after a particularly difficult day. This week, our panel of judgeshelped rate four new products designed with families in mind.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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Taste test: canned peeled tomatoes

Taste test: canned peeled tomatoes

On a recent cold night, my son asked for a bowl of tomato soup. I was preparing to run to the grocery store for a can or carton of soup to heat up when I realized I had 17 cans of whole tomatoes on the counter, ready for my tasting panel to sample. I...
Published: 02/20/18
Taste test: red velvet cake mixes

Taste test: red velvet cake mixes

Sorry, restaurateurs, but Valentine’s Day can be one of the worst evenings to eat out — especially if you like great food, prompt service and intimate dining. Restaurants can be crowded and loud, and the staff can be stressed and rushed. So if it’s n...
Published: 02/13/18
Taste test: reduced-fat chocolate milk

Taste test: reduced-fat chocolate milk

One of my children loved milk growing up, but the other wouldn’t touch it. The only way to get milk into her system was to mix it with heaping tablespoons of chocolate syrup. After a while, it was just easier to break down and buy chocolate milk. Tha...
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