Friday, March 23, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: Pop-Tarts, Jif dip, Kick Start Dew, pita crackers

As soon as the school year ends and summer begins, new snack offerings start piling up on grocery store shelves. Or, perhaps we notice them more because our hungry children are home all day, complaining that they are bored. If that's not enough to lure us in, the colorful packaging and attractive ads will do the trick. We gave in to four new items this week and were not as disappointed as we have been in the past when the promotions for sugary junk food got the best of us.

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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