TASTE TEST

Jell-O, Knox, or Ferna: Which Box Makes the Best Gelatin?

We munched on jiggly rounds of gelatin for this month’s Taste Test!
Gelatin is, without a doubt, a classic sweet treat that takes everyone straight back to their best childhood memories, ala-Anton Ego. Remember those tall, jiggly rounds of cathedral windows your lola used to make? Or the long hours you had to wait ...

Which Bottled Pasta Sauce is the Best? We Tried Contadina, Ragu, and More!

We searched the supermarket for the best-tasting pasta sauce!
Bottled, ready-made pasta sauces exist for one purpose: to cut down on every home cook’s prep time while delivering on the same flavors you look for in a homemade tomato-based pasta sauce. The reheating steps are simple, too. All you have to ...

Is Swiss Miss Really the Best Hot Chocolate Mix? We Tried Goya, Nestle, and More

Extra marshmallows, please!
There’s nothing more relaxing than going for some DIY hot chocolate on a gloomy, rainy day. What’s easier than a just-add-water mix, right? Powdered hot chocolate has to be one of the cheapest supermarket buys that satisfy that self-care ethos the gloomy ...

Del Monte, Clara Ole, UFC, and More: Which Is the Best-Tasting Sweet-Style Spaghetti Sauce?

Extra hotdogs, please!
Ah, the sweet tomato sauce, cheddar cheese, and chopped hotdog combo. There’s nothing quite like Filipino sweet-style spaghetti! This dish is a must at Pinoy parties, and is perfect for feeding large crowds of family and friends on weekends. For this reason, ...

We Stuffed Ourselves Silly with Chocolate Cake to Find the Best Boxed Mix

We tried White King, Betty Crocker, Maya, and Magnolia!
Why go through the trouble of making a cake from start to finish when you have boxed mixes to give you a hand? The magic of boxed chocolate cake mixes is that you only need to add three ingredients: oil, water, and ...

Do Boxed Mixes Make Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies? We Tested White King, Betty Crocker, and More

Boxed cookie mixes are the easiest boxed mixes we’ve ever used.
The classic chocolate chip cookie is truly a thing of beauty: golden brown edges, a chewy interior, and filled with bittersweet chocolate chips. Seriously, is there any dessert more comforting than this? The chocolate chip cookie is every beginner baker’s introduction to ...

Love Chewy and Moist Butterscotch Bars? We Tried Instant Boxed Mixes in the Grocery!

Yes, there are instant mixes for butterscotch bars.
What happens when you marry the deep flavors of dark brown sugar and the rich flavors of butter? They make a love child: butterscotch!Butterscotch bars can be difficult to replicate at home because of their texture: the bars need to be chewy, ...
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