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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 Fast-Food Coffee You Can Order

When you need a caffeine fix on the go, the drive-thru is quick and convenient. But we had to know, who serves the best fast-food coffee?

Chip Chip Hooray: We Found the Best Potato Chips Ever!

Our Test Kitchen sampled a whopping 22 brands of chips to find the best potato chips on the market. Find...


The Very Best Pancake Mix, According to Our Pro Pancake Flippers

Searching for the best pancake mix for your Saturday morning breakfast? Our Test Kitchen tried 10 popular brands in a...


The Very Best Strawberry Jam According to Our Test Kitchen

Start your day right: Grab the very best strawberry jam to spread on your toast. Need help choosing? Our Test...


The Best Margarita Mix

Get ready for Taco Tuesday with the very best margarita mixes as chosen by a team of culinary experts (and...

We Tried 11 Kinds of Easter Candy. Here’s What’s Worth Adding to Your Basket.

Find out which Easter candy we're filling our baskets with this years—some classics, a few new-to-us candies and some extra...


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...


Dip Your Chips into the Best Salsa, as Chosen by Expert Cooks

Our experts dipped into 10 different jars to find the very best salsa on store shelves. Find out which brand...


The Best Grocery Store Cakes According to a Professional Baker

To figure out which grocery store has the best cakes, we sampled slices from six different bakery departments. Here's what...


Our Expert Bakers Found the Best Chocolate Chips

Before you make that next batch of cookies, find out what the best chocolate chips are for stirring into the...


The Best Ham to Order for Your Holiday Dinner

Easter is coming (and before you know it Thanksgiving and Christmas). Find out what the best ham options are to...


The Best Maple Syrup You Can Buy, According to Our Pro Pancake Flippers

Before you flip that first pancake, make sure you've got the best maple syrup on hand to top it off....


The Best Beef Jerky, According to Pro Snackers

Hitting the road? Craving a salty snack? Snag a bag of the best beef jerky as chosen by our Test...

The Best Chai Tea to Spice Up Your Morning

Our culinary experts found the best chai tea options from loose leaf teas to spicy sachets.


The Best Frozen Chicken Nuggets, According to Kids at Heart

No need to hit up the drive-thru! We found the best frozen chicken nuggets you can make in minutes. Fill...


The Best Instant Oatmeal to Kickstart Your Morning

Need breakfast in an instant? Check out the best oatmeal options for starting your day, according to our Test Kitchen...


The Best Coffee Creamer Brands to Top Off Your Morning

When you reach for your morning cuppa, you want the best coffee creamer to top it off. Find out...


The Best Bloody Mary Mix Options, According to Pros

Complete your weekend brunch with the best Bloody Mary mix. Our Test Kitchen sampled 10 brands to find the perfect...


What’s the Best Olive Oil You Can Buy? Our Test Kitchen Knows

Make sure your pantry is filled with top-notch ingredients, including the very best olive oil for dressings, sauteeing and much...


We Found the Best Peanut Butter Brands for Creamy and Chunky Fans

Take your PB&J to the next level by stocking up on the best peanut butter. Our Test Kitchen pros tested...


Coke Zero vs. Diet Coke: What’s the Difference?

Do Diet Coke have the same ingredients and same flavor? You might be surprised by the results of our research.


We Found the Best Tortilla Chips for Dips, Salsas and More

The perfect salsas, guacamoles and dips all demand the perfect tortilla chip. After testing 10 brands, we found the...

We Tried 10 Brands and Found the Best Store-Bought Queso

Forget the salsa. Forget the guacamole. We love salsa con queso! We tested 10 brands and found the best queso...


The Best Peanut Butter Cups You Can Buy, According to Candy Fanatics

As candy fanatics, we had to find out if Reese's was really king. Find out which peanut butter cup stole...


These Are the Best Pretzels You Can Buy, According to Our Test Kitchen

Looking for the best pretzels to snack on? Our Test Kitchen pros tried the most popular brands. Just three got...


We Tried 7 Brands to Find the Best Boxed Mac and Cheese

Craving comfort food in a hurry? Grab a box! We snagged seven to find the best boxed mac and cheese.


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...


Cheers to the Best Cheap Champagne (Under $20 a Pop!)

Looking for bubbly on a budget? Our Test Kitchen sampled 20 different bottles to find the best cheap champagne for...