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Supermarket Turkey

The holidays are no time to gamble on a bird that cooks up dry and bland—or, wor…

Heritage Turkeys

Heritage turkeys forage for food and live twice as long as modern birds. They ca…

Packaged Stuffing (Stovetop Stuffing Mixes)

In just 10 minutes, you can have a side dish for a holiday roast or weeknight di…

Cranberry Sauce

This traditional Thanksgiving condiment is often an afterthought. What factors c…

Chicken Broth

Just about every broth in the supermarket amounts to a science project of flavor…

Vegetarian Broth

More vegetables, better broth? We tasted a slew of products and discovered that,…

Ready-Made Pie Crusts

We have high standards for pastry pie crust. Is there a supermarket option that …

Ready-to-Bake Biscuits

Are ready-to-bake biscuits any good?

Frozen Dinner Rolls

When there isn't time to make fresh dinner rolls, the frozen variety can be a te…

Ready-Made Graham Cracker Crusts

When a homemade crumb crust isn’t an option, is a store-bought crust an acceptab…

Canned Pumpkin

What’s the best canned pumpkin?

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

There have been lots of changes in the olive oil world since we last tested supe…

All-Purpose Vegetable Oils

Vegetable oil should stay behind the scenes, whether you’re baking, sautéing, or…

Cinnamon

Labels touting origin imply there’s more to this standby spice than there once …

Black Peppercorns

Black pepper has been used in cooking for centuries, but we still have a lot to …

Vanilla

Cyclones, theft, petrochemicals, market swings—vanilla is anything but boring. W…

Milk Chocolate Chips

Most of us associate milk chocolate with supermarket candy bars and foil-wrapped…

White Chocolate Chips

With so many products and so many different names, shopping for white chocolate …

Unsalted Butter

For everyday cooking and baking, which unsalted butter is best? We tested seven …

Dark Chocolate Chips

With chocolate chips now coming in different shapes, sizes, and even cacao perce…

Milk Chocolate

Milk chocolate bars are often dismissed as candy for kids, but we found some tha…

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup continues to be produced on small farms in the same low-tech way tha…

Graham Crackers

We tasted three top-selling national brands to see which came out on top.

Salted Butter

There are plenty of butters out there. Could we find one worth its salt?

Bread Crumbs

Two styles of bread crumbs and seven determined contenders. The battle for big c…

Dijon Mustard

What traits guarantee a Dijon mustard that packs a wallop of clean heat and bala…

Supermarket Balsamic Vinegar

In recent years, Italy has created a new set of guidelines for mass-produced bal…

All-Purpose Flour

Here’s everything you need to know about buying, storing, and baking with all-pu…

Gruyère Cheese

The right Gruyère is buttery and complex, is pleasantly firm and dense, and melt…

Crumbled Blue Cheese

Is crumbled blue cheese any good?

Fontina

We tasted eight cheeses, from authentic Fontina Val d'Aosta to the many versions…

Hard Apple Cider

We tasted four nationally available hard ciders both plain and cooked in recipes…

Dry Vermouth

Could we find a bottle that would do double duty for cooking and cocktails?

Sweet Vermouth

Sweet vermouth is a drink steeped in tradition. Does it matter which one you buy…

Lard

This creamy, white pork fat used to be America’s mainstream choice for baking an…

Cornmeal

Cornmeal differences abound, as do cornbread preferences. Do you lean toward ten…