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We Tasted The New Fruit Punch Oreos, So You Don't Have To

(8) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 4:06 PM

We're not sure why, but the good people at Nabisco decided to make Fruit Punch Oreos. Just like last summer's Watermelon flavored Oreos debacle, they're only available at Walmart, where you can buy them to your heart's content (or not) starting April 28. They're available for a limited...

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Walmart's Making It Cheaper For America To Buy Organic Groceries

(13) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 12:05 AM

There's a new line of affordable organic food available at -- you guessed it, because their movement toward organic has been happening for a while -- Walmart.

We've all heard the rallying cry of organic food proponents. They beg us to leave behind our affordable (but...

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Chefs Confess That 'If You Don't Tell People What They're Eating, They'll Like It' (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 3:53 PM

First of all, let us start out by saying that chefs aren't out to deceive us. For the most part, they're loving beings who want nothing more than to feed us delicious things that'll fill us with happiness and broaden the dimensions of our palates. That being said, restaurant patrons...

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This Is The World's Best Cake, According To Norway (And Sweet Paul)

(160) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 7:00 AM

First of all, you may be wondering who the heck "Sweet Paul" is, in which case we're going wag our fingers at you. Because honestly, if you love food and all things holy, you need to familiarize yourself with Sweet Paul. This is a man to know and...

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You'll Never Look At Bacon The Same Way After Seeing Photos Of A Slaughtered Pig

(633) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Some of us shrink at the idea of even touching a piece of raw bacon, but have no qualms about eating it once it's crisped up and sizzling. Now imagine that your bacon didn't enter your kitchen prettily shrink-wrapped on a styrofoam tray, but rather that it walked into your...

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You're Doing It Wrong: How To Stop Making Soggy Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches (VIDEO)

(31) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the most basic food a person can make. Give a child a plastic knife (you know, for safety reasons, because we love children and their precious little fingers), and your kindergartener can probably make one that rivals yours. And yet: YOU'VE BEEN DOING IT...

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Taste Test: The Best And Worst Store-Bought Spinach Dips

(27) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 9:25 AM

Here at HuffPost Taste, dip is a priority. A party isn't worth its salt if there's no dip, whether it's cheese fondue at an upscale get-together or chili cheese dog dip at a football party where your buddies paint their bare chests and hurl...

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Screw Fruit Cake, These 9 Christmas Breads Are Way Better (PHOTOS)

(151) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 8:31 AM

I have a vivid memory of nearly starving to death in the Christmas of 1987, when my family's jam-packed station wagon was stuck for hours in a freak snowstorm outside Savannah, GA. We were about 16 hours into our drive from New York to Florida, and all we had in...

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The Best Turkey Soup Recipes To Make From Thanksgiving Leftovers (PHOTOS)

(50) Comments | Posted November 28, 2013 | 10:57 PM

After we've all stuffed ourselves full of turkey and stuffing, cleared the dishes from the table and settled down in front of a football game, there should always be one guy left in the kitchen. The turkey carcass.

For as long as I can remember, my...

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The 10 Mistakes Keeping You From Making The Most Perfect Mashed Potatoes Ever

(82) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 7:53 AM

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our many blessings, one of them obviously being mashed potatoes. Piled high in a glorious display of showmanship, we like to think their bounteous beauty is a metaphor for the richness of life. (Or something.) Mashed potatoes prove that the humble...

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Here's How Much Butter It Takes For An All-Paula Deen Thanksgiving

(403) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 8:18 AM

Ever since my mom put my dad on a low-cholesterol diet a few years ago, Paula Deen has become his best imaginary friend. As he watches "Down Home With Paula," I can tell from his dilated pupils and open-mouthed drooling that he has gone to a better,

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Cookies Are About To Blow Your Mind (EXCLUSIVE RECIPE)

(33) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 8:25 AM

Move over, pumpkin pie. There's a new Thanksgiving dessert in town.

Here at HuffPost Taste, we field daily PR pitches that shill new food products, ranging from the hideous to the incredible. Unfortunately, most of them err on the side of hideous -- so last year when we read about...

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How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg And Never End Up With A Sloppy Mess Again (PHOTOS)

(174) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 9:13 AM

Listen. Poached eggs are delicious, and I doubt you need to be convinced of that. What you do need to be convinced of, however, is that poaching eggs is easy. Before you start throwing things at your screen, just hear us out.

For some reason, many home...

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The Best English Candy Bars, Ranked (TASTE TEST)

(115) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 9:43 AM

When we recently ranked the 25 best American candy bars, we made it clear that we were strictly ranking American candy bars. But our commenters had none of it, and insisted on bragging about the superiority of British candy bars. Case in point:

"Do Americans not have Crunchie...
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It's Official, Homemade Kale Chips Are Way Better Than Store Bought (TASTE TEST)

(75) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Kale is untouchably hot right now. We might even go as far as predicting that Kale is going to be the first name of the next unborn Kardashian. We can't blame you all for your obsession, because it's got a lot going for it. It'll help you live...

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What's The Best-Tasting Vodka In America? (TASTE TEST)

(701) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 10:05 AM

Despite vodka being the No. 1 selling spirit in America, we're somewhat convinced that the majority of its fans are eating their meals in dining halls and walking around in pajama pants. Vodka isn't exactly a darling of the mixology community, but in terms of overall...

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The Best All-Natural Frozen Football Snacks (TASTE TEST)

(28) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 9:34 AM

In the world of frozen snacks, some score a touchdown and others are sacked harder than Joe Theismann. Now that football season is here, we don't want you to disappoint your ravenous game-watching friends, so we're here to help you separate the good from...

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Hot Avocados Are Ruining Everything, Here's How (PHOTOS)

(696) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 9:38 AM

Avocados have a dark side. We know this is hard for you to hear, but bear with us.

We are well aware that just about everyone loves avocados. We love eating them the conventional way (in guacamole and in salads), and we're not opposed...

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The Best Sour Cream And Onion Chips: Our Taste Test Results (PHOTOS)

(98) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 9:08 AM

If you're of the "a chip is a chip" mindset, you clearly haven't eaten enough chips. Because we just tasted 12 brands of sour cream and onion chips, and even the low tasters of our bunch could decipher some pretty distinguishable differences between the...

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Zac Posen And Eric Ripert Make Sea Urchin For 'On The Table' (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 4:34 PM

We want Zac Posen to be our new best friend. The 32-year-old American fashion designer joined our beloved Eric Ripert in the latest episode of "On The Table" to sip tea and cook some obscure Japanese vegetables together, and in the process he managed to occupy...

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