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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Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Cornbread Mix for Every Baker

There's one big name in cornbread, but do you really know which brand makes the best cornbread mix? Our Test...


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 2022

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


We Drank Shark Tank-Famous Sap! Here’s What We Thought

Move over sparkling water—we're trying 100% natural Sap! This new take on seltzer was featured on Shark Tank, and now...


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...


Who Makes the Best Chocolate Ice Cream? Our Test Kitchen Found Out.

Seven brands and plenty of brain freezes later, our Test Kitchen found the best chocolate ice cream brands to satisfy...


The Best Pickles You Can Buy According to Our Test Kitchen

Our Test Kitchen experts set out to find the best pickles available. These are the tastiest, crunchiest spears out there.

We Tried 5 Brands and Found the Best Boxed Red Wine

Boxed wine can be surprisingly delicious (and affordable). Find out which brand deserves to be called the best boxed red...


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 the Most Popular Beer Brands and Here’s What We Thought

We tried 28 brews to find the best mass-market beer brand. Our favorites are the ones you'll want in your...


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...


The Best Chocolate Cake Mix Brands According to Pro Cooks

Looking for the best chocolate cake mix you can buy? Our team of professional cooks and bakers put 10 brands...


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...


Our Pros Found the Best Frozen Meatballs You Can Buy

For this blind taste test, we searched high and low for the best frozen meatballs you can find at the...


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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...


We Tried Popular Valentine’s Day Chocolates. Find Out Which Brand We’re Swe...

As February 14 nears, we can't help but wonder what's the best Valentine's Day chocolate? We put nine brands to...


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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Our Test Kitchen Found the Best Mozzarella Cheese

Our experts tested eight options to find the best mozzarella cheese brand for everything from lasagna and homemade pizza to...


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...


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...