I Paid: $1 for a 1.2-ounce bag (prices may vary by region)
Taste: 1 stars
Marketing: 2 stars
Supertaster samples the good, the passable, and the terrible foods for students headed back to class.
Got Milk? Magic Milk Straws
I Paid: $1.99 for a package of six straws (prices may vary by region)
Taste: 3 stars
Marketing: 3 stars
Juicy Juice Sparkling Fruit Juice Beverage
I Paid: $2.99 for four 8.4-ounce cans (prices may vary by region)
Taste: 4 stars
Marketing: 4 stars
James Norton edits the Upper Midwestern food journal Heavy Table. He's also the coauthor of a book on Wisconsin's master cheesemakers. Follow CHOW on Twitter, and become a fan on Facebook.