Taste Tests

  • Peanut Butter

    Twenty-one Cook's Illustrated staff members tasted 10 creamy peanut butters in four blind tastings to find out which brand produces the best jar.

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  • Creamy Peanut Butter

    “Natural” peanut butter used to mean an oil slick on top and a texture so stiff you could stand a stick in it. Is the new breed of butters any better? And what exactly makes them “natural”?

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    Dried Black Beans

    Canned beans may be convenient, but their flavor and texture never measure up to dried.

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  • Crunchy Peanut Butter

    Though we don't use it as much as the creamy stuff for cooking purposes, crunchy peanut butter occupies a prime spot in many home kitchen pantries.

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  • Whole-Wheat Flour

    If you thought all whole-wheat flours are created equal, you were wrong.

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