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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We Tasted 8 Off-Brand Oreos and Found the Closest Competitors

We put 8 off-brand Oreos to the test to find which ones best compared to your favorite dunkable cookies.

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Is Funfetti the Best Confetti Cake Mix? We Tried 9 Brands to Find Out

Everyone loves Funfetti, but is it really the best confetti cake mix? We did a taste test to find the...


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Is Nutella Really the Best Hazelnut Spread? We Tried 10 Brands to Find Out

We all love the richness of Nutella spread across toast or used in desserts, but we had to find out...


Top 7 Fast-Food Mozzarella Sticks and Cheese Curds, Ranked

We drove all around town sampling fast-food mozzarella sticks and cheese curds to find the very best a drive-thru has...


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Pro Picks: The Best Orange Juice Brands

Complete your breakfast spread or weekend brunch mimosa with the best orange juice. Our pros sampled 10 to find the...

We Hit Up 7 Drive-Thrus to Find the Best Fast-Food Fish Sandwich

After trying 7 options, the best fast-food fish sandwich doesn't even taste like it came from a drive-thru.


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We Tried 10 Brands to Find the Best Teriyaki Sauce

Need a shortcut for homemade stir-fry? Snag a bottle of store-bought teriyaki sauce. Our Test Kitchen loved Panda Express and...


The Best Instant Ramen Noodles—a Total Upgrade from Dorm Days

Instant ramen noodles are one of our favorite pantry staples, but have you considered which brands are best to satisfy...


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The Best Canned Tomato Soup, According to Our Test Kitchen

Our Test Kitchen sampled 10 brands (including Campbell's) to find the best canned tomato soup to pair with a grilled...


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The Best Yellow Cake Mix: We Tried Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and 5 More

Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker: Which brands make the best yellow cake mix? Our team tried eight different boxed mixes...


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The Best Chicken Broth Brands for Soups, Stews and More

It's soup season! That means you'll want the best chicken broth to make your pots of matzo ball, Italian wedding...


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Our Pros Found the Best Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Get your nuggie fix right at home. Our Test Kitchen found the best vegan chicken nuggets from the grocery store.


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The Best Store-Bought Chocolate Chip Cookies According to Bakers

Craving cookies but don't have the time to bake? Snag the best store-bought chocolate chip cookies as chosen by our...

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The Best Frozen Waffles, According to a Blind Taste Test

Need a quick breakfast? Pop a few waffles into your toaster. But first—check out our Test Kitchen's picks for the...


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The Best Queso You Can Buy, According to Pros

Making homemade nachos? Craving a cheesy snack? Our Test Kitchen pros found the best queso in the snack aisle for...


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We Tested 9 Chip Dip Brands: These Are the Ones Worth Dunking Into

Don't dunk your favorite chip into just any onion dip! Our Test Kitchen sorted through the many chip dip brands...


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The Best Gluten-Free Bread You Can Buy

The best gluten-free bread is a must on any GF shopping list. Our Test Kitchen tried eight brands to find...


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The Best Gluten-Free Cake Mix Brands According to Our Test Kitchen

No time for a from-scratch gluten-free cake? Our Test Kitchen tried eight brands and found the best gluten-free cake mix...


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The Best Frozen Pizzas to Fill Your Freezer

When that next craving hits, make sure your freezer is filled with the best frozen pizzas. We found the best...


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Our Test Kitchen Pros Found the Best Store-Bought Biscuits

Who doesn't love to pop open canned biscuits for a dinnertime extra? But what brand makes the best store-bought biscuits?...


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We Tried 10: These Are the Best Store-Bought Pesto Sauces

Getting ready for a quick pasta dinner? Make sure you've got the best store-bought pesto on hand. Check out which...


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Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Marshmallows

Whether you're stirring up a mug of cocoa or building a campfire, the best marshmallows are a must. Our pros...

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The Best Canned Cranberry Sauce, According to Our Pros

No Thanksgiving table is complete without cranberries. Our Test Kitchen team found the best canned cranberry sauce options out there—whether...


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The Best Eggnog You Can Buy, According to Our Taste Test

Time to get into the Christmas spirit with a glass of the best eggnog. Our Test Kitchen sampled every brand...


What Is Tonic Water—and Which Are the Best Tonic Waters?

Wise drinkers shouldn't focus only on the gin in a gin and tonic. Here's the answer to "what is tonic...


The Best Fast-Food Chicken Nuggets, Ranked

Chicken nuggets are a menu staple at fast-food restaurants. We sampled eight options to find out who makes the best...


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The Best Store-Bought Cinnamon Rolls, As Picked By Our Pros

Don't fret if you don't have time to make cinnamon buns from scratch. Our Test Kitchen pros sampled the most...


The Best Fast-Food Burritos, Ranked

When a craving for meat, beans, rice and salsa hits, we want the best fast-food burrito that money can buy....