Grapefruit Juice

Published August 1, 2014.

Grapefruit juice runs the gamut in terms of tartness and sweetness. We put five nationally available brands to the test to see if we could find a well-balanced juice.

Grapefruit Juice

Lemonade

Published June 1, 2014.

A small brand squeezes past the big names.

Lemonade

Orange Juice

Published March 1, 2014.

Is the sunny image of our favorite breakfast juice actually just pulp fiction?

Orange Juice

Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate

Published April 1, 2013.

We’d long written off frozen concentrated orange juice as a relic from the 1950s and were shocked to find that we actually liked two of the products.

Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate

Supermarket Medium-Roast Coffee

Published March 1, 2013.

Decades after they convinced Americans to drink ultradark French and Italian roasts, the producers of blackened beans are coming out with lighter options. So how’s the coffee?

Supermarket Medium-Roast Coffee

Sherry

Published October 1, 2012.

In the test kitchen, we use sherry in a variety of recipes. Does it matter what type and brand you cook with? In a word, yes.

Sherry

Supermarket Green Tea

Published August 1, 2011.

The Japanese and Chinese have sipped green tea for more than a millennium. Suddenly, Westerners are drinking it, too. So which tastes best?

Supermarket Green Tea

Tomato Juice

Published November 1, 2010.

We wanted to find a a product that we work well cooked in recipes, that we could also drink straight from the bottle.

Tomato Juice

Instant Espresso Powder

Published March 1, 2010.

Is the right espresso powder the secret to intense chocolate flavor in brownies and other baked goods?

Instant Espresso Powder

Decaffeinated Coffees

Published December 1, 2009.

Has grocery store decaf coffee improved as much as the high-octane stuff in recent years? Or is that asking for the moon?

Decaffeinated Coffees

Iced Tea

Published September 2, 2009.

Do specialty packages blended specifically for iced tea really make a better pitcher than a chilled-down version of the old-fashioned stuff?

Iced Tea

Bottled Iced Teas with Lemon

Published August 1, 2009.

We were looking for iced teas that actually tasted like tea. Could any deliver?

Bottled Iced Teas with Lemon

Hot Cocoa Mix

Published February 1, 2009.

The best cocoa mixes feature a double dose of chocolate.

Hot Cocoa Mix

Supermarket Tea (Best Taken Plain/Black)

Published July 1, 2007.

Do upscale brands and higher price tags translate into a better cup of tea?

Supermarket Tea (Best Taken Plain/Black)

Supermarket Tea (Best Taken with Milk)

Published July 1, 2007.

Do upscale brands and higher price tags translate into a better cup of tea?

Supermarket Tea (Best Taken with Milk)

Premium Teas

Published July 1, 2007.

Supermarket teas have improved in quality; does it still make sense to buy premium teas?

Premium Teas

Orange Liqueurs

Published September 1, 2006.

For cooking, do you need to spend big bucks for the prestige brands, or will something cheaper work just as well? What about for mixed drinks?

Orange Liqueurs

Irish Beer

Published April 1, 2005.

We tasted seven beers which claim an Irish pedigree to determine if Guinness, the most famous, is also the best. The answer was both yes and no.

Irish Beer

Bottled Water

Published July 1, 2004.

Are we out of our minds to pay over 35 cents per glass for bottled water?

Bottled Water

Dry Vermouth

Published May 1, 2003.

Fruity, herbaceous vermouths top our tasting.

Dry Vermouth
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