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Soba Noodles
Published: July 2019
Soba Noodles
These delicate buckwheat strands are one of Japan's most popular foods. We taste…
Fontina
Published: July 2019
Fontina
We tasted eight cheeses, from authentic Fontina Val d'Aosta to the many versions…
Elbow Macaroni
Published: June 2019
Elbow Macaroni
One brand of macaroni elbowed its way to the top.
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Sour Cream
Published: June 2019
Sour Cream
Just how sour should sour cream be?
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Tonic Water
Published: May 2019
Tonic Water
Fancy tonic waters abound. Do you need one to make a good gin and tonic?
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International Yogurts
Published: May 2019
International Yogurts
Three styles of yogurt have recently appeared on American supe…
Vanilla Ice Cream
Published: March 2019
Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla is America's favorite ice cream flavor, but which product is the cream o…
Capers
Published: April 2019
Capers
We love the briny, vegetal flavor and subtle crunch of capers. Which product is …
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Black Peppercorns
Published: April 2019
Black Peppercorns
Black pepper has been used in cooking for centuries, but we still have a lot to …
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Artisanal Bacon
Published: February 2019
Artisanal Bacon
We tasted seven artisanal bacons to find out which one is worth the splurge.
American Provolone
Published: January 2019
American Provolone
This mild-mannered Italian-style cheese finally gets its chance to shine.
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Sriracha Sauces
Published: December 2018
Sriracha Sauces
Think there's only one sriracha? Think again.
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Supermarket Bacon
Published: December 2018
Supermarket Bacon
Bringing home the bacon? Make sure you choose the right one.
Cottage Cheese
Published: August 2018
Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese has shed its diet-staple persona and emerged as a delicious food …
Hot Sauce
Published: June 2018
Hot Sauce
Which all-around sauce strikes the best balance between fire and flavor?
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Flour Tortillas
Published: June 2018
Flour Tortillas
Don't let a dry, dense flour tortilla ruin dinner.
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Ground Cumin
Published: April 2018
Ground Cumin
This earthy, warm spice has been used around the world for centuries. Which prod…
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Crumbled Feta
Published: February 2018
Crumbled Feta
Is Crumbled Feta Worth Buying?
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Ready-Made Graham Cracker Crusts
Published: October 2017
Ready-Made Graham Cracker Crusts
When a homemade crumb crust isn’t an option, is a store-bought crust an acceptab…
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Shredded Mozzarella
Published: April 2017
Shredded Mozzarella
We found a brand that’s (almost) as good as fresh from the block.
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Crumbled Blue Cheese
Published: June 2017
Crumbled Blue Cheese
Is crumbled blue cheese any good?
Cream Cheese
Published: April 2017
Cream Cheese
Philadelphia invented cream cheese. Does it still rule the roost?
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Block Mozzarella
Published: April 2017
Block Mozzarella
What makes the best block? It all comes down to fat, moisture, and acid.
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100% Whole-Wheat Bread
Published: February 2017
100% Whole-Wheat Bread
The labels on whole-wheat bread can be perplexing. We set out to clear up the co…
Rolled Oats
Published: February 2017
Rolled Oats
We prefer rolled oats for baked goods, since their thin, flat shape gives cookie…
Canned Pumpkin
Published: October 2016
Canned Pumpkin
What’s the best canned pumpkin?
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Apple Cider Vinegar
Published: October 2016
Apple Cider Vinegar
Mellow, punchy, sweet, subtle: Could we find a cider vinegar that has it all?
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Fettuccine
Published: August 2016
Fettuccine
When prepared well, these long, wide noodles are greater than the sum of their s…
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Bagged Popcorn
Published: August 2016
Bagged Popcorn
Bagged popcorn is selling like crazy these days; does it deserve the hype?
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Worcestershire Sauce
Published: June 2016
Worcestershire Sauce
We tasted four nationally available bottled Worcestershire sauces to find one wi…
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All-Beef Hot Dogs
Published: June 2016
All-Beef Hot Dogs
We ate hundreds of hot dogs to unlock the mystery of this classic summertime sau…
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Supermarket Black Tea
Published: April 2016
Supermarket Black Tea
Which black tea you should buy depends on how you take it—plain or with milk and…
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Supermarket Sauerkraut
Published: February 2016
Supermarket Sauerkraut
To find out which kraut is king, we tried six nationally available supermarket s…
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Mild Jarred Red Salsa
Published: February 2016
Mild Jarred Red Salsa
Piquant jarred salsas can add a little spice to any occasion. But what do mild …
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Baking Powder
Published: December 2015
Baking Powder
We always assumed all baking powders were created equal. Boy, were we wrong.
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Hamburger Buns
Published: October 2015
Hamburger Buns
Which burger bun is the best?
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