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Nearly 48,000 diners rate best & worst at 102 popular restaurant chains[Jun. 28, 2012]
Whether you’re traveling the interstate, looking for a sumptuous supper, or just want to get away from the kitchen this summer, Consumer Reports surveyed 47,565 diners to help find the best meals and best deals at 102 of the nation’s biggest sit-down chain restaurants. “Americans spend about $1.7 billion per day at restaurants. That’s close to the amount they spend each year on indigestion remedies. Clearly, diners deserve a sure thing: a clean place that provides tasty food, good value, and solicitous service” said senior projects editor Tod Marks.
Consumer Reports rates the best frozen treats for summer[Jun. 7, 2012]
When it comes to taste, offerings from 365 Everyday Value, Häagen-Dazs, Dove, and Walgreens led the pack in Consumer Reports latest tests of strawberry fruit bars, ice cream bars and sandwiches. The report is available online now at www.ConsumerReports.org
and in the July 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, which goes on sale Tuesday, June 5.
Subway’s Egg White and Cheese on Mornin’ Flatbread tops taste-tests of fast-food egg sandwiches[Apr. 29, 2012]
Egg sandwiches that are tasty and nutritious are hard to come by in most fast-food chains. Consumer Reports tried egg sandwiches from Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Subway—and deemed Subway’s Egg White and Cheese on Mornin’ Flatbread most tasty. Consumer Reports also evaluated the nutrition of egg sandwiches from those chains and Wendy’s to see if any could combine good taste and nutrition. The tastiest sandwich from Subway also had decent nutrition and while breakfast sandwiches from Burger King and McDonald’s rated good for taste, none of them scored better than fair for nutrition.
Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix & Fareway top Consumer Reports supermarket ratings[Apr. 5, 2012]
Consumer Reports subscribers rated Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix and Fareway tops among 52 of the nation’s major grocery stores. While most respondents were quite satisfied with their experiences, the survey also revealed even some of the high-rated chains gave plenty of shoppers something to complain about.
Wines that will go well with turtle soup[Sep. 13, 2011]
I am responding to Tony's enquiry regarding wine pairing with turtle. You do not say what your recipe is, so I am assuming it is turtle soup. If the recipe is calling for sherry or Madeira wine, then I would also serve either with the soup. However, I think wine is a personal taste and fully endorse the "drink the wine you would prefer" approach.
Consumer Reports taste tests the best cups of joe[Aug. 21, 2011]
Consumer Reports brewed over 1,000 cups of coffee to deem two new champs among Colombian varietals in the latest issue available on newsstands today. Gloria Jean’s Colombian Supremo Medium Roast and Newman’s Own Organics Colombian Especial Medium Roast beat Consumer Reports top pick from the March 2009 report, Eight O’Clock Coffee. The former champ delivered less flavor than in past tests even though their slogan claims, “New Look, Same Great Taste.” While America’s best-selling brands, Folgers and Maxwell House, scored only Fair far from perfect taste profiles.
Consumer Reports tests the top blenders for summertime soirees[Jul. 15, 2011]
Consumer Reports’ latest Ratings of 46 blenders have found that they not only blend, but will chop, juice, process food and even make soup. While some of the multitasking machines rose to the occasion, others could fail to impress at the next summer poolside party. The full report on blenders appears in the August issue of Consumer Reports.
We love to eat at Virlie's and San Filipe in Pittsboro[Mar. 28, 2011]
Virlie's restaurant just keeps getting better. There are now on-line reviews from people in other counties that say things like "Virlie's breakfasts rock!" And they do. The service at Virlie's is awesome too, even when they are bombed with customers. And the meatloaf on Thursdays is great old fashioned comfort food. Virlie's is a habit kinda place.
Consumer Reports taste test finds the best wings for NFL playoff season[Jan. 6, 2011]
As football fans gear up for the NFL playoff season, Consumer Reports’ taste tasters sampled seven frozen buffalo chicken wings to find the best bunch to please the crowd. Consumer Reports found that while many of the wings were quite tasty none of them had enough fried crispiness to be excellent, but Bell & Evans, $6.99, topped the list for the best overall quality.
Consumer Reports finds store-bought mashed potatoes that are tasty[Oct. 20, 2010]
Thanksgiving cooks may have one less dish to worry about preparing for their guests this holiday season—mashed potatoes. Peeling, chopping, boiling and smashing is no longer necessary to achieve tasty taters, according to Consumer Reports latest tests of store-bought mashed potatoes.
If you catch them, eat them[Jul. 5, 2010]
If you catch them, eat them. It is beneficial to the fish population to remove caught fish and make room for others to grow larger.
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