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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    Can the Best Canned Chili Compete with Homemade?

    We love chili, but making it can be a labor of love. Here are the canned chili brands our testers thought came closest to the real deal.

    We Found the 8 Best Canned Chicken Noodle Soup Brands

    Craving something cozy? We found the best canned chicken noodle soup to keep you warm and satisfied.


    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...


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    Our Baking Pros Found the Best Chocolate Chips for Cookies and More

    We were on a mission to find the absolute best chocolate chips—perfect for cookies, bars and tasty quick breads. Here's...


    Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Vanilla Extract Brands for Baking

    Stop your search for the best vanilla extract! Our Test Kitchen found the vanillas worthy of using in your kitchen.


    The Cream Cheese Brands You Should Be Buying, According to the Pros

    There are lots of cream cheese brands out there. Our Test Kitchen tried the most popular ones and found the...


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    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...


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    We Tried 10 Brands to Find the Best Store-Bought Salsa

    Our Test Kitchen conducted a blind taste test to find the best store-bought salsa. Find out which you should bring...

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    Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Brands of Coffee

    You start every morning with a cup. Why not make sure that morning joe is the best coffee you can...


    Looking for the Best Store-Bought Pesto? Our Test Kitchen Found Its Favorites.

    Need a ready-made pesto sauce for your favorite dishes? Our Test Kitchen put 10 brands to the test and found...


    Candy Corn and Peanuts Is the Halloween Combo You’re Not Trying (Yet)

    Ever heard of mixing candy corn and peanut? We tried this seemingly unusual combo—find out what our editors thought.



    Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Plant-Based Burger Brands

    Fire up the grill and grab the best plant-based burger brands as chosen by our Test Kitchen. Our pros tested...


    Which Premade Pie Crust Is the Best Shortcut? We Found Out!

    Short on time? No shame in using a premade pie crust. Our Test Kitchen sampled nine to find the very...


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    Our Test Kitchen Put 11 Spaghetti Sauces to the Test. See Our Favorites.

    Want the best brands for your pantry? The Taste of Home Test Kitchen put them to the test—this time trying...


    The Best Mayonnaise Brands According to Our Test Kitchen

    Before you make your next sandwich or potato salad, find out what's really the best mayonnaise out there....

    We Puckered Up and Found the Best Cranberry Sauce Brand

    Do you secretly love canned cranberry sauce? Of course you do! We tested six brands of the jiggly, jellied stuff...


    We Found the Best Canned Pumpkin for Your Pie

    Canned pumpkin puree is a fall baking essential, but are you really buying the best brand? We tested six options...


    The Best Spiralizers to Make Healthy Meals Easier Than Ever

    Want to turn your favorite veggies into noodles, zoodles and ribbons? Check out our Test Kitchen's top picks for best...


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    Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Yellow Cake Mixes

    Everyone should keep a cake mix on hand for last-minute desserts. Find out what yellow cake mix our Test Kitchen...


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    Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Barbecue Sauces

    Finding the best barbecue sauce for your grill-out is tricky with so many options at the store. That's where our...


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    We Tried 10 Brands to Find the Best Vanilla Ice Cream

    Looking for the best vanilla ice cream? So was our Test Kitchen! We tested 10 brands to find the very...