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A Taste of French-Canadian Habitant Soup

A trip to the grocery wonderland of Woodman’s in Madison, Wisconsin, yields unexpected rewards: the traditional split pea soup of Quebec, Habitant.

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Crazy Candy from Japan: Meltykiss

Supertaster receives his first shipment of wacky Japanese snacks from a friend in Japan, and shares his thoughts on the matcha green tea flavor of Meltykiss chocolate candy. Music snippet

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The Verdict on Edible Angry Birds

Did Angry Birds really need to manifest themselves as gummy candy? Supertaster bites back, bringing the popular mobile game—and its Space Fruit Gummies—into the real world.

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Breakfast Cereal Face-Off: Marshmallow Avalanche vs. Lucky Charms

Supertaster pitted a wholesome, eco-packaged Lucky Charms pretender called Bear River Valley Marshmallow Avalanche against the real deal, then drew some conclusions.

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Reaction to the “Obama Ate Dog Meat” Story

Which is worse: putting your dog on the roof of your car (Romney), or eating dog meat as a kid (Obama)? Or is this an apples versus oranges kind of

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Blake’s Upside Down Chicken & Waffle Pie

A (frozen) chicken-and-waffle pie that’s also upside down? Could this possibly work? Supertaster put the Blake’s All Natural Foods version to the test.

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5 Cheeseburgers Reviewed in 3 Minutes

Lightning-fast taste testing of cheeseburgers from Wendy’s, Five Guys, Culver’s, McDonald’s, and Burger King.

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The Taste of Hemp Hearts

CHOW.com’s Supertaster dives into the world of hemp-related food and eats a bag of Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Hearts.

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My Wonder Bread Cherry Gets Popped!

Supertaster tries Wonder Bread for the first time and renders a shocking verdict.

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Taste-Testing Pepsi Next

Pepsi is promoting the living daylights out of Pepsi Next,  a new 60-calorie semidiet soda. But how does it taste?

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“You Drink Beer Like a Woman”: More Viewer Mail

CHOW.com’s Supertaster answers queries and declarations from viewers of his daily ongoing YouTube video series.

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A Hometown Tribute to Michael’s Frozen Custard

There’s just something magical about eating a Michael’s vanilla frozen custard in a waffle cone on the shores of Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Ayala’s Herbal Water: How Refreshing Is it?

A zero-calorie, herbally infused beverage called Ayala’s Herbal Water is pitted against man’s oldest enemy: mowing the lawn.

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The Mysterious Comfort of Panera’s Baked Potato Soup

Why bring Panera Baked Potato Soup home in refrigerated form? Supertaster investigates.

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Are Magnum Ice Cream Bars All That Great?

A Supertaster value check to see if the Magnum ultrapremium ice cream treat lives up to its price tag.

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The Tricky Genius of Barbara’s Blueberry Fig Bars

Barbara’s Fig Bars are Fig Newtons and yet not Fig Newtons, and there’s a certain genius to that.

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Reaction to Frontier Airlines Killing the Cookie

When Frontier Airlines decided to stop serving its signature chocolate chip cookie, a dream died, too.

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Five Frozen Pizzas Reviewed in Two Minutes

Supertaster takes up a reader’s challenge and tackles five popular frozen pizza brands—Tombstone, Bernatello’s, DiGiornio, Jack’s, and Totino’s—in two gluttonous minutes.

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Fighting a Hangover with Quaker Real Medleys

Can Quaker Real Medleys, a new “instant oatmeal plus assorted stuff” product (which isn’t yet listed on Quaker’s site, by the way), help a hungover Supertaster recover?

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Supertaster Viewer Mail 2

CHOW.com Supertaster columnist James Norton tackles some controversial viewer mail and enjoys a cappuccino at Peace Coffee in Minneapolis.

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Exploring the Nostalgia of Lunchables

CHOW.com’s Supertaster goes back in time via Oscar Mayer Lunchables, namely a shake-it-up chicken barbecue version of the lunch kit.

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