Canned Goods

19 Kitchen-Tested Ingredients

Canned Chickpeas
Published: January 2018
Canned Chickpeas
When it comes to choosing canned chickpeas, the secret’s in the salt.
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Coconut Milk
Published: May 2017
Coconut Milk
We were shocked by the dramatic differences among canned coconut milks.
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Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
Published: September 2014
Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
Could canned, diced fire-roasted tomatoes deliver the smoky complexity of fresh?…
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Canned White Beans
Published: May 2014
Canned White Beans
Think canned cannellini beans are no match for dried beans cooked from scratch? …
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Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
Published: April 2013
Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
We’d long written off frozen concentrated orange juice as a relic from the 1950s…
Crabmeat
Published: May 2012
Crabmeat
If you can't find fresh crabmeat, don't despair. There are several packaged opti…
Tomato Soup
Published: October 2011
Tomato Soup
Canned tomato soup is often disappointing, loaded with salt and sugar to prop up…
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Canned Tuna
Published: July 2011
Canned Tuna
Canned tuna has never been high-class fare, but nowadays some manufacturers are …
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Premium Canned Tuna
Published: July 2011
Premium Canned Tuna
You'd never recognize this ultra-premium product as canned tuna—and you'd never …
Tomato Paste
Published: October 2010
Tomato Paste
In a tight race, one brand edged ahead with bright, balanced flavor both straigh…
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Canned Diced Tomatoes
Published: July 2010
Canned Diced Tomatoes
When most brands garner comments like “sour, old, sad,” we just had to ask: Wha…
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Canned Black Beans
Published: February 2010
Canned Black Beans
While salt can be both friend and foe, mush is always a foe.
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Canned Chicken Noodle Soup
Published: October 2009
Canned Chicken Noodle Soup
Our winners had two things in common: plenty of salt and MSG.
Canned Corn
Published: June 2009
Canned Corn
We wanted canned corn with a vibrant, fresh corn taste.
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Canned Baked Beans
Published: June 2009
Canned Baked Beans
A sweet discovery helped us see which baked beans are best.
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Tomato Puree
Published: March 2009
Tomato Puree
Does the brand really matter?
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Canned Whole Tomatoes
Published: March 2012
Canned Whole Tomatoes
When it comes to the best canned tomatoes, is Italian pedigree the determining f…
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Canned Pumpkin
Published: October 2016
Canned Pumpkin
What’s the best canned pumpkin?
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Published: November 2002
Canned Gravy
Is store-bought gravy worth the time saved?