Saturday, March 24, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: new products from Kashi, Emerald, Classico and Bird's Eye

Every so often, our judges enjoy trying some of the new foods being rolled out by manufacturers. This week, we tasted a range of options, from healthy snacks to new frozen vegetable offerings. Through the years, we have noticed some new products disappear quickly, while others remain staples for their companies. Judges picked a couple this week they think will be around for a while.

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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