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  1. Taste test: Yellow cake mixes

    Taste Test

    During World War II, my grandmother was the cake baker in the coal-mining village of Trimdon in County Durham, England. Families would save their egg and sugar rations and deliver them to her house for special occasions. Grandma would bake wedding cakes on an open flame. Imagine the pressure if those cakes didn't turn …

  2. Taste test: Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints snacks

    Taste Test

    When my friend's daughter asked her why she was buying Thin Mints-flavored gum, she said it was because she craved a taste of the cookies but didn't want to risk opening and eating a whole sleeve of the irresistible Girl Scout treat. We actually found a bunch of Thin Mints-infused foods, from coffee creamers to tea bags …

  3. Taste test: new cookies

    Taste Test

    This week's tasting is proof that you shouldn't go to the grocery store hungry. On a recent shopping trip, we found four new cookies that we couldn't resist trying. By the time we got around to tasting the cookies, we realized they were definite impulse buys. While one brand delighted our tasters, the other three …