Taste Tests

Looking for the best ingredients and snacks the store has to offer? Taste of Home editors are unwrapping and testing them all. Find out our favorites. They might just be your new go-to!

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    The Best Hot Chocolate Mixes According to Cocoa and Cozy Experts

    What's the best hot chocolate mix for a cozy night in with your favorite movie? We tested nine brands to find the best hot cocoa around.


    Test Kitchen-Preferred: The Best Products Chosen by Our Experts

    Want to know what products are the best when it comes to your pantry, kitchen and home? Our experts put...


    The Best Kitchen Products You Can Buy in 2021—According to Our Test Kitchen Team

    What are the best kitchen products and gadgets for your home? Our Test Kitchen has sampled hundreds of them this...


    Our Pro Bakers Found the Best Cocoa Powder You Can Buy

    Love chocolaty bakes? You'll want the best cocoa powder to give these recipes their signature flavor. Find out which brands...

    Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Bacon

    Our Test Kitchen blindly tasted eight different brands to find the best bacon. Find out which you should fry up...


    We Tried 10 Brands to Find the Best Chili Powder

    Before you whip up a pot of chili, a batch of chimichangas or a pile of sloppy joes, make sure...

    The Best Nonalcoholic Drinks & Spirits of 2021

    Whether making your own NA cocktail or opening a ready-to-drink beverage, going booze-free just got more delicious. So, leave the...


    What’s the Best Soy Sauce? Our Test Kitchen Pros Found Out.

    Looking for the best soy sauce for your go-to recipes? Our Test Kitchen tested nine popular brands to find the...


    The Very Best Butter Brands According to Our Test Kitchen Experts

    Serious bakers, we know you want the very best butter for your recipes. We tested the most popular brands to...


    We Dipped Our Chips Into 8 Brands and Found the Best Guacamole

    Looking for the best guacamole in the grocery store? Our passionate testers tried eight brands to find the very best....

    We Tested 4 Brownie Recipes – Here’s What You Need to Know

    Each of these brownies brings something different to the table. Find out which recipe is perfect for you.


    Our Experts Found the Best San Marzano Tomatoes You Can Buy

    Looking for the best San Marzano tomatoes for your homemade spaghetti sauce or go-to Italian meal? Our culinary pros tested...


    We Tried 6 Popular Brands to Find the Best Hot Dogs

    Looking for the best hot dogs to pop on the grill? We put the most popular brands to the test.


    The Best White Chocolate Chips, According to Test Kitchen Bakers

    Looking for the best white chocolate for your recipes? These are the baking chips you should be buying according to...


    Our Pros Found the Best Store-Bought Pizza Sauce Brands

    Making pizza at home? After testing 10 brands, our Test Kitchen found the best store-bought pizza sauce options for your...

    Our Pro Cooks Found the Best Taco Seasoning Brands

    Make sure you're shopping for the best taco seasoning options for the most satisfying Taco Tuesdays yet.


    The Best Breakfast Sausage Brands, According to Pro Cooks

    Making brunch this weekend? You'll want the best breakfast sausage on your table. Learn what brands excelled in our Test...


    The Results Are In: These Are the Best Ketchup Brands

    We know you've got your go-to brand in the fridge, but our quest to find the best ketchup just might...


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    Who Makes the Best Chocolate Bunny? We Tested 8 to Find Out.

    Easter's on its way. Which chocolate bunny should hop into your basket? We tested eight brands to find out.


    Our Test Kitchen’s Favorite Instant Rice Brands

    No time to make rice on the stovetop? No worries. We tried all kinds of instant rice brands to find...


    The Best Tuna Brands, According to Our Test Kitchen Experts

    Before you fill your grocery cart, find out which tuna brands our Test Kitchen experts love the most. Their top...


    Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Oat Milk Brands

    Swapping dairy milk for an alternative? Find out what the best oat milk is for your morning coffee, cereal, baked...


    Our Pros Sampled 6 Brands of Frozen Texas Toast to Find the Best

    We love to keep a box of frozen Texas toast on hand for spaghetti suppers. But do you know what...

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    The Best Macaroni Brands to Keep in Your Cupboard

    Whether it's for mac and cheese, a quick skillet supper or pasta salad, you want the best macaroni brands in...


    The Best Black Beans to Add to Your Cart, According to Our Test Kitchen

    You want the best black beans for your recipes. But do you know which can is really the tastiest? Our...


    Banza: the Good-for-You Frozen Pizza We’re Obsessed with Right Now

    Move over, cauliflower—there's a brand-new healthy pizza crust in town!


    We Found the Best Frozen Chicken Tenders at the Supermarket

    Even foodies love a fast food-style treat once in a while! Our Test Kitchen found the best frozen chicken tenders...


    The Best White Cake Mixes to Fill Your Pantry, According to Experts

    There's no shame in keeping a box of white cake mix in your cupboard! But our Test Kitchen wants to...


    We Found the Best Crescent Rolls in a Blind Taste Test

    Who doesn't love canned crescent rolls? In this taste test, we tried five popular brands to see which was the...