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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 7 Best Coffee Brands of 2023

Brewing a pot at home? We tasted 30 different types to find the best coffee brands.

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The Best Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Next time you're in the freezer aisle, snag a bag of the best sweet potato fries. Our pros have recommendations!

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Pick of the Pints: The Best Vanilla Ice Cream

Get your scoops ready! We found the very best vanilla ice cream from the grocery store.

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The Best Honey: Our Taste Test Revealed These Favorites

After combing through grocery shelves and sampling 11 brands, we're abuzz about finding the best honey. Check out our pros'...

Our Definitive Ranking of Milano Cookie Flavors

Who doesn't love Milano cookies? Flavors like mint chocolate, milk chocolate and chocolate orange all sound delicious, but which are...

Here’s Where to Find the Best Grocery Store Sushi

In the search for the best grocery store sushi, what chain offers the freshest rolls?

The Best Graham Crackers for S’mores and Beyond

Get ready for s'mores season with the best graham crackers. Our pros found out if Honey Maid is really the...

Who Makes the Best Almond Butter? Our Pros Tried 10 to Find Out

Finding the best almond butter can be a challenge. You want it to be creamy but not runny, flavorful but...

We Went to 12 Drive-Thrus to Find the Best Fast-Food Dessert

If you're looking for the best fast-food dessert, search no more! We tested 12 menu options from various fast-food spots...

The Best Premade Pizza Crust, According to Pizza Pros

Prepping for a pizza party? These are the best premade pizza crust brands you can buy, according to our Test...

We Tasted 6 Off-Brand Pop-Tarts—Here Are the Best Ones

Need breakfast on the go? We tried off-brand Pop-Tarts to find out how well these morning treats stacked up against...

I Tasted 7 Off-Brand Cheez-Its to Find the Best Ones

Do any off-brand Cheez-Its come close to capturing the cheese cracker crown?

I Ate 9 Bags of Off-Brand Doritos to Find the Best Ones

Do any off-brand Doritos compare to the real deal? I put nine contenders (and my stomach) to the test.

The Best Barbecue Sauce Picks for Your Cookout

Get ready for grilling season by snagging the best barbecue sauce. Our team of pitmasters sampled 11 brands to find...

I Taste Tested 14 Off-Brand Sodas to Find the Best Ones

What Coke copycat is most like the Real Thing? And what about Mountain Dew, Sprite and Dr Pepper doppelgangers? To...

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Who Makes the Best Ginger Beer? We Tested 10 Brands to Find Out

Before you mix that Moscow Mule, make sure you're pouring the best ginger beer into your copper mug. Our pros...

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The Best Blueberry Muffin Mix: Our Pro Bakers’ Top Picks

Looking to stir up something sweet without much fuss? You'll want the very best blueberry muffin mix. Check out our...

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Who Makes the Best Jelly Beans? We Tested 10 Brands to Find Out

Getting ready for Easter? Make sure the best jelly beans hop into your shopping cart.

We Tasted 8 Off-Brand Oreos and Found the Closest Competitors

We put 8 off-brand Oreos to the test to find which ones best compared to your favorite dunkable cookies.

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Is Funfetti the Best Confetti Cake Mix? We Tried 9 Brands to Find Out

Everyone loves Funfetti, but is it really the best confetti cake mix? We did a taste test to find the...

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Is Nutella Really the Best Hazelnut Spread? We Tried 10 Brands to Find Out

We all love the richness of Nutella spread across toast or used in desserts, but we had to find out...

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...

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Pro Picks: The Best Orange Juice Brands

Complete your breakfast spread or weekend brunch mimosa with the best orange juice. Our pros sampled 10 to find the...

We Hit Up 7 Drive-Thrus to Find the Best Fast-Food Fish Sandwich

After trying 7 options, the best fast-food fish sandwich doesn't even taste like it came from a drive-thru.

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We Tried 10 Brands to Find the Best Teriyaki Sauce

Need a shortcut for homemade stir-fry? Snag a bottle of store-bought teriyaki sauce. Our Test Kitchen loved Panda Express and...

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The Best Instant Ramen Noodles—a Total Upgrade from Dorm Days

Instant ramen noodles are one of our favorite pantry staples, but have you considered which brands are best to satisfy...

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The Best Canned Tomato Soup, According to Our Test Kitchen

Our Test Kitchen sampled 10 brands (including Campbell's) to find the best canned tomato soup to pair with a grilled...

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The Best Yellow Cake Mix: We Tried Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and 5 More

Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker: Which brands make the best yellow cake mix? Our team tried eight different boxed mixes...

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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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Our Pros Found the Best Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Get your nuggie fix right at home. Our Test Kitchen found the best vegan chicken nuggets from the grocery store.

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The Best Store-Bought Chocolate Chip Cookies According to Bakers

Craving cookies but don't have the time to bake? Snag the best store-bought chocolate chip cookies as chosen by our...