Canned Goods

24 Kitchen-Tested Ingredients

Capers
Capers
We love the briny, vegetal flavor and subtle crunch of capers. Which product is …
Published: April 2019
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Tomato Paste
Tomato Paste
American cans versus Italian tubes: We find out what's really important when it …
Published: March 2019
Canned Chickpeas
Canned Chickpeas
When it comes to choosing canned chickpeas, the secret’s in the salt.
Published: January 2018
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Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk
We were shocked by the dramatic differences among canned coconut milks.
Published: May 2017
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Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
Could canned, diced fire-roasted tomatoes deliver the smoky complexity of fresh?…
Published: September 2014
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Canned White Beans
Canned White Beans
Think canned cannellini beans are no match for dried beans cooked from scratch? …
Published: May 2014
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Crabmeat
Crabmeat
If you can't find fresh crabmeat, don't despair. There are several packaged opti…
Published: May 2012
Canned Whole Tomatoes
Canned Whole Tomatoes
When it comes to the best canned tomatoes, is Italian pedigree the determining f…
Published: March 2012
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Premium Canned Tuna
Premium Canned Tuna
You'd never recognize this ultra-premium product as canned tuna—and you'd never …
Published: July 2011
Canned Diced Tomatoes
Canned Diced Tomatoes
When most brands garner comments like “sour, old, sad,” we just had to ask: Wha…
Published: July 2010
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Canned Pumpkin
Canned Pumpkin
What’s the best canned pumpkin?
Published: October 2016
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Tomato Puree
Tomato Puree
Does the brand really matter?
Published: April 2012
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Canned Gravy
Is store-bought gravy worth the time saved?
Published: November 2002
Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce
This traditional Thanksgiving condiment is often an afterthought. What factors c…
Published: May 2020
Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
We’d long written off frozen concentrated orange juice as a relic from the 1950s…
Published: April 2013
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Tomato Soup
Tomato Soup
Canned tomato soup is often disappointing, loaded with salt and sugar to prop up…
Published: October 2011
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Canned Black Beans
Canned Black Beans
While salt can be both friend and foe, mush is always a foe.
Published: February 2010
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Canned Chicken Noodle Soup
Canned Chicken Noodle Soup
Our winners had two things in common: plenty of salt and MSG.
Published: October 2009
Canned Corn
Canned Corn
We wanted canned corn with a vibrant, fresh corn taste.
Published: June 2009
Canned Baked Beans
Canned Baked Beans
A sweet discovery helped us see which baked beans are best.
Published: June 2009
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Whole Dill Pickles
Whole Dill Pickles
Crunchy, tangy, and garlicky, whole dill pickles are a satisfying side and a gre…
Published: January 2020
Canned Tuna in Water
Canned Tuna in Water
We tasted eight products to find the best tuna for sandwiches and casseroles.
Published: December 2019
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Tuna Packed in Oil
Tuna Packed in Oil
For quick, flavorful meals from the pantry, oil-packed tuna is our top choice. T…
Published: December 2019
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Canned Green Chiles
Canned Green Chiles
The more heat, the better.
Published: May 2019
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