Cook’s Illustrated, the magazine pub from TV’s America’s Test Kitchen (and a favorite magazine of foodies), has put together their annual Buying Guide for Supermarket Ingredients, and you can print it out FREE here.
This handy list compiles the America’s Test Kitchen winning finalists for hundreds of name brand packaged foods in lots of grocery categories from ketchup (winners = Hunts and Heinz) to chocolate chip brands (winners = Ghiradelli, Guittard, & Hershey’s). This useful guide is compiled based on blind taste tests conducted over the last year, and winners are selected based on best overall quality, taste, and convenience.
Tips on How to Use This List: I have used these “best of” lists from Cook’s Illustrated for the last few years, and find them extremely helpful in getting the best quality for my grocery dollar. It prints on a standard letter size piece of paper and is a convenient reference to keep with my weekly grocery list. I also save a copy to my iPhone so I’ll always have the list with me at the store (this is a pdf, so you can save it to your computer or any smart phone capable of reading a pdf document)! I hope you find it useful, too.
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