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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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 to offer.

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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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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...

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...

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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 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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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The Best Kitchen Products You Can Buy in 2022—According to Our Test Kitchen Team

What are the best kitchen products and gadgets for your home? Our Test Kitchen has sampled hundreds of them this...

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Our Pro Bakers Found the Best Cocoa Powder You Can Buy

Love chocolaty bakes? You'll want the best cocoa powder to give these recipes their signature flavor. Find out which brands...

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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 Tried 10 Kinds of British Candy (and There Was One We Absolutely Adored)

We tried 10 kinds of British candy—everything from aerated chocolate to something called Squashies.