The new "Cores" from Ben and Jerry's are like a two scoop sundae...in a pint.
'taste test' on Serious Eats
We put 12 brands of plain British digestives (including budget and regular) to the test.
Is it worth the expense to use top-shelf liquor in your fruitcake, or does any difference get washed out in the baking process?
We tasted eight major brands of ginger snaps, to find those that most live up to their name (by being gingery and snappy, of course). Check out the winners and losers here!
Real vanilla extract doesn't come cheap. Depending on where you buy it, it can range from a little under a buck an ounce all the way up to several dollars. Add real vanilla beans into the mix and prices can climb even higher. But does more expensive vanilla make for better flavor? Tastier cookies and better vanilla ice cream? Where does artificial vanilla extract figure into it? We decided to find out.
It feels like every time I stop by Trader Joe's, I'm sucked into buying chocolate. I've identified five reasons for this. 1. Pretty packaging 2. Pretty packaging near the checkout line 3. Good prices 4. [Often] good quality 5. New products to try. The last time I was in a TJ's, I fell into the trap. There were three new chocolate bars with maybe the cutest packaging yet—all vintage-y with ships and A FLAMINGO. See how they stacked up.
In the battle between chocolate "mushroom cap" and biscuit "mushroom stem" snacks, how does the imitator stand up to the original? Pretty well.
It's an easy assumption, and one we're often told by food writers and ice cream makers: if you want the best ice cream, you have to make it with the best dairy. But what about for the home cook? Does fancy cream and milk make noticeably better ice cream? And is it worth the cost? I put it to the test to find out.
1966. The year that changed the world of snacking forever. The year...that Pocky was born. Other chocolate-covered biscuit sticks don't stand a chance against Pocky.
I always thought that Ritter Sport looked a little out of place at my local Walgreens. Aren't you a little too classy for this place? I wanted to ask. Shouldn't you be hanging out with the Kinders and Baci at the local gourmet deli? Not that I mind having Ritter Sport on call. The chocolate comes in a flavor to serve just about every need—29 at last Wikipedia count. Because apparently 29 is not enough, two new limited edition flavors were introduced, and I gave them a try.
Whether you were a kid bringing in a sweet for a bakesale, or a college kid making a late-night study break, we've probably all had brownies made from a boxed mix. They're easy to make, most requiring just vegetable oil, eggs, and water, and typically take less than 30 minutes to bake. So when the moment comes that you too want a dump-and-bake treat to satisfy your chocolate craving, to which mix should you turn?
Koala's March is one of my most favorite childhood snacks, but now that I'm old enough to look past the cute packaging, I've sadly realized that what's inside is kind of...not good. At least compared to the four other snacks I gathered for this taste test of Asian, chocolate-filled, bite-sized cookie snacks.
As a kid, I knew the Christmas season was nearing when my mother came home with Dreyer's peppermint ice cream. (Dreyer's is known as Edy's elsewhere in the country.) They bring back the peppermint every year, along with two other flavors, eggnog and pumpkin. These days, they also market all of those flavors in a lower-calorie "Slow-Churned" version. We tried out all 6 flavors for your holiday ice cream needs.
The last time we tried Oreos from Asia, including these Mildly Sweet ones I picked up in Singapore, we were...less than impressed. In the spirit of further inquiry, hope for the spirit of Asian snack food, and because we kind of have a thing for cookie-fueled masochism at Serious Eats, we scored five more Asian Oreos to try. Happen to live in China or Indonesia? Here's our take on some of the Oreos you can find there.
I love taro ice cream, but taro ice pops, less so. Here are two brands to avoid and one to try.
Ice cream sandwiches are one of those simple treats that can far surpass the sum of their parts. In this case, those parts are 1) vanilla ice cream and 2) chocolate flavored wafer cookies. Together, these two simple items should create a perfect balance of cookie and ice cream.
Our blind taste test proved that there are big differences between German and American Haribo gummy bears, but is one better than the other? That depends on personal preference.
On first glance, all those cans of sweetened condensed milk are pretty similar. How do these cans compare? Does the same brand taste different when packaged for different demographics? And is there one sweetened condensed milk to rule them all? We tasted six brands to find out.
What kind of battle pits an American against a Swede against an American sort of posing as a Swede? The battle of mass-market chocolate-covered almond-flavored toffee bars: Heath vs. Daim. vs. Skor.
The other week, I noticed a few new varieties in the cookie aisle. Chips Ahoy with Reese's? Okay, those I could get behind. Chips Ahoy with Heath Bar crumbles? Ditto. And—what were these—meltable Chips Ahoy? I'm a sucker for anything called "chewy gooey." Okay, Ahoy, let's give these a try.