Monday, June 25, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: new products, from a cheesecake cereal bar to seasoned tuna

Perhaps it was their desire to eat better in the new year, or an effort to turn away from convenience snack foods. But our judges panned all but one of the new foods we found on grocery store shelves. It was no surprise panelists chose one of the new cookie options from Pepperidge Farm as a keeper. We'll try again with some new, healthier options in a couple of weeks and see how those rank with our panelists.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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