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 Found the Best Store-Bought Frosting

In a rush? Our Test Kitchen found the best store-bought frosting to top your last-minute bakes.

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Our Pros Found the Best Jarred Pasta Sauce to Stock Your Pantry

Our team of pro cooks and marinara experts sampled 11 options to find the best jarred pasta sauce. Find out...

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The Best Canned Pumpkin for Fall Baking and Beyond

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

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We Popped Open 6 Cans: These Are the Best Crescent Rolls

Whether you're making a batch to serve up with dinner or opening a can to make an easy appetizer, canned...

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The Very Best String Cheese, According to Our Test Kitchen

Hungry for a snack? Our Test Kitchen team (and true cheeseheads) found the very best string cheese after sampling 10...

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Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Who doesn't want the best shredded cheddar cheese for homemade macaroni and cheese, quesadillas and more? Here's what our Test...

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We Tried 15 Wines Under $15: These Are the Best Rosé Wine Options

Looking for the best rosé wine to fill your glass? So is our Test Kitchen! Our pros sampled 15 top...

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The Best Frozen Mozzarella Sticks, According to True Cheeseheads

Who knows cheese better than Wisconsinites? Our team of pro cooks and resident cheeseheads sampled cheese sticks in a blind...

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The Best Light Beer Brands, According to a Blind Test

What's the best light beer to stock in your fridge? Our team of pro foodies (and Brew City residents) found...

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies to Order Online

To find the ultimate chocolate chip cookies you can order, we put 10 options to the test. Here's what we...

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We Tried 7 Brands and Picked the Best Iced Tea

This summer, cool off with the best iced tea. Our Test Kitchen sampled seven popular brands to find the most...

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We Tested 10 Brands: These Are the Best Cold Brew Coffees of 2023

At the grocery store looking for the best cold brew coffee? Our Test Kitchen team found the very best options...

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The Very Best Lemonade Options to Fuel Your Summer

Summer has us craving the very best lemonade—tart, sweet and so refreshing. Find out which brands we want to kick...

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We Tried 10 Brands to Find the Best Italian Dressing

Whether you're covering mixed greens or stirring up your signature pasta salad, you want to have the best Italian dressing...

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The Best Hot Dogs for Summer BBQs, According to Our Pro Grillers

Fire up the grill! Our Test Kitchen found the best hot dogs for your next cookout.

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The Best Ice Cream Sandwiches, According to Frozen Treat Fanatics

Next time you get a treat craving, will you have the best of the best on hand? Our Test Kitchen...

We Tested 5 Salad Kit Brands—Here Are the Best Ones

Salad kits—you see them in the produce section of your supermarket, but are they worth the buzz? We sampled five...

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Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Guacamole at the Grocery Store

No time for homemade? No problem. Check out the best guacamole you can find at the grocery store.

The Best Fast-Food Fries, Ranked

Ready to stop for a quick bite? This list will help you figure out exactly where to find the best...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

We Ordered 7 Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwiches to Find the Best One

Which fast-food chain reigns supreme when it comes to the sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich?

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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...

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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...

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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...