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Hamburger Buns
Published: November 2018
Hamburger Buns
Which burger bun is the best?
Supermarket Black Tea
Published: November 2018
Supermarket Black Tea
Which black tea you should buy depends on how you take it—plain or with milk and…
Crumbled Blue Cheese
Published: October 2018
Crumbled Blue Cheese
Is crumbled blue cheese any good?
Supermarket Extra-Sharp Cheddar
Published: October 2018
Supermarket Extra-Sharp Cheddar
The best extra-sharp cheddars are bold but balanced. Which cheese should you buy…
Shredded Mozzarella
Published: September 2018
Shredded Mozzarella
We found a brand that’s (almost) as good as fresh from the block.
Bottled Barbecue Sauce
Published: September 2018
Bottled Barbecue Sauce
Last year Americans spent more than $700 million on supermarket barbecue sauce. …
Chocolate Ice Cream
Published: September 2018
Chocolate Ice Cream
Ice cream flavors abound, but chocolate remains a perennial favorite. We wanted …
100% Whole-Wheat Bread
Published: September 2018
100% Whole-Wheat Bread
The labels on whole-wheat bread can be perplexing. We set out to clear up the co…
Fettuccine
Published: November 2017
Fettuccine
When prepared well, these long, wide noodles are greater than the sum of their s…
Spiral-Sliced Ham
Published: October 2017
Spiral-Sliced Ham
Spiral-sliced ham is an easy and elegant holiday centerpiece. But not all hams a…
Mild Jarred Red Salsa
Published: October 2017
Mild Jarred Red Salsa
Piquant jarred salsas can add a little spice to any occasion. But what do mild …
Dill Pickle Spears
Published: October 2017
Dill Pickle Spears
To see if the quality of supermarket pickles had improved in recent years, we pu…
Apple-Cider Vinegar
Published: September 2017
Apple-Cider Vinegar
Mellow, punchy, sweet, subtle: Could we find a cider vinegar that has it all?
Bagged Popcorn
Published: September 2017
Bagged Popcorn
Bagged popcorn is selling like crazy these days; does it deserve the hype?
Supermarket Whipped Toppings
Published: September 2017
Supermarket Whipped Toppings
Are supermarket whipped toppings any good?
Supermarket Sauerkraut
Published: August 2017
Supermarket Sauerkraut
To find out which kraut is king, we tried six nationally available supermarket s…
Shredded Parmesan
Published: November 2016
Shredded Parmesan
Shredding cheese is time-consuming. Is there an acceptable shortcut even skeptic…
Creole Seasoning
Published: November 2016
Creole Seasoning
We tasted five seasonings labeled Creole or Cajun on white rice and in pork gril…
Brown Rice
Published: October 2016
Brown Rice
Trust what’s in the bag, not on it.
Salted Butter
Published: October 2016
Salted Butter
There are plenty of butters out there. Could we find one worth its salt?
Tortilla Chips
Published: October 2016
Tortilla Chips
Can you judge a chip by its color?
Hard Apple Cider
Published: October 2016
Hard Apple Cider
We tasted four nationally available hard ciders both plain and cooked in recipes…
Shredded Coconut
Published: October 2016
Shredded Coconut
Until recently, you’d be lucky to find one brand of shredded coconut in the supe…
Supermarket Honey
Published: September 2016
Supermarket Honey
To find the best supermarket honey, we selected five top-selling honeys—three tr…
Supermarket Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Published: August 2016
Supermarket Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Does aging make for better sharp cheddar? Turns out, it’s complicated.
Corn Tortillas
Published: November 2015
Corn Tortillas
Our top pick has both flavor and flex, thanks to plenty of salt and an ingredien…
Bread Crumbs
Published: November 2015
Bread Crumbs
Two styles of bread crumbs and seven determined contenders. The battle for big c…
Frozen Dinner Rolls
Published: October 2015
Frozen Dinner Rolls
When there isn't time to make fresh dinner rolls, the frozen variety can be a te…
Peach Preserves
Published: October 2015
Peach Preserves
We tested five brands to find our favorite peach flavor.
Jarred Green Salsa
Published: October 2015
Jarred Green Salsa
Salsa verde adds tangy zest to tacos, enchiladas, and more. We rounded up five n…
Lemonade
Published: September 2015
Lemonade
A small brand squeezes past the big names.
Brown Mustard
Published: September 2015
Brown Mustard
Products awash in vinegar didn’t cut the mustard with our tasters.
Grapefruit Juice
Published: June 2016
Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice runs the gamut in terms of tartness and sweetness. We put five …
Frozen Pepperoni Pizza
Published: August 2015
Frozen Pepperoni Pizza
Frozen pizza has a bad rep, but a slew of new “artisanal” options promise pizzer…
Frozen Straight-Cut French Fries
Published: July 2014
Frozen Straight-Cut French Fries
Homemade fries are not usually an option for weeknight cooking—but was there a f…
Pepper Jack Cheese
Published: July 2014
Pepper Jack Cheese
We sought heat, smooth meltability, and cheese with character.

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