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Mint Toothpaste Flavor Showdown

Supertaster pits Crest against Colgate against Tom’s of Maine against Arm & Hammer against Sensodyne in a minty-fresh battle to the death. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube.

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Cheddar Beer Kettle Chips (and More)

As Kettle Brand Potato Chips turn 30, they haul some discontinued gourmet flavors back out of the vault; Supertaster tries three (Jalapeño Jack, Cheddar Beer, and Red Chili) blind. Follow

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Hardee’s Memphis BBQ Thickburger

Hardee’s Memphis BBQ Thickburger, a “meat on meat” combination of pork barbecue and a hamburger, tastes like one thing … and it’s not actually meat. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube.

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Supertaster Versus the Minnesota State Fair

Supertaster heads to the Minnesota State Fair, where he does an annual deep-dive of 30 to 50 new and unusual foods. This year’s offerings include fried lamb testicles and hog

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Build Your Own Japanese Gummi Pizza

A new correspondent with Japanese connections hooks Supertaster up with a bounty of weird stuff straight from the marketplace. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube.

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5-in-3: Microwave Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches

Supertaster sets his microwave on “kill” and goes after sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches from Jimmy Dean, Bob Evans, Pillsbury, Hot Pockets, and a local generic equivalent. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster

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Munching on Hot Cheetos and Takis

The North Minneapolis–born video sensation “Hot Cheetos & Takis” inspires Supertaster to hit the local bodega and check the snacks out. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube.

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Digging Into Lean Pockets “Pretzel” Bread Sandwiches

Pretzels are heating up as an alternative to boring old bread, but do Lean Pockets Pretzel Bread Sandwiches truly represent real pretzel flavor and texture? Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube.

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Munching Down on the Sonic Fritos Hot Dog

Supertaster adds Sonic’s new Chili Cheese Fritos Coney dog to his collection of “Brand X suped up by Brand Y” scalps. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube.

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American Arteries vs. Hardee’s Bacon Cheddar Fries

How do you attack a triple threat? With gusto: a taste of Hardee’s cheese-and-bacon-bedecked french fries. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube.

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5-in-3: Microwave Popcorn

In search of microwavable perfection, Supertaster tries Quinn, Pop Secret, Black Jewell, Orville Redenbacher’s, and Lakota. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube.

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Hooters Double “D” Burger Can’t Lift Fumbling Chain

A new marketing campaign and new menu items promise to reinvent Hooters. Supertaster asks: Can you really fix anything this broken? Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube.

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Red Robin’s Fiery Ghost Burger Will Kick Your Ass

The bhut jolokia (or “ghost pepper”) is reputedly the world’s hottest—so what’s it doing on a Red Robin hamburger? And is it lethal, boring, or balanced? Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on

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Questionable Drinking: Captain Morgan Long Island Iced Tea

Will a mass-market, five-liquors-in-one-bottle product called Captain Morgan Long Island Iced Tea be Supertaster’s undoing? He gives it the old college try. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube

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Cult Food: The Tim Tam Slam

It’s dangerous, it’s ridiculous, it’s delicious, and it’s one of the national pastimes of Australia and New Zealand: It’s the legendary Tim Tam Slam. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube

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Five Cold Pizzas Reviewed in 3 Minutes

We all have our favorite delivery pizza chain, but who makes the best pie for the morning after? Supertaster tries Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Papa Murphy’s, Domino’s, and local Minneapolis

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Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs: The Insanity of Betty Crocker Cereal Muffins

Could Betty Crocker’s Cocoa Puffs– and Cinnamon Toast Crunch-themed muffins be the Least Essential New Product of 2012? Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube

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Breakfast at White Castle

White Castle broke Supertaster’s heart once before with its terrible sliders. Will breakfast be the key to its redemption? Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube

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Pillsbury Easy Frost Spray Frosting: Spray Directly Into Mouth

Pillsbury’s plan of making frosting that you can shoot out of a can like whipped cream is either genius or insanity. Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube

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The Perplexing Rise of Mike and Ike Candies

For obscure reasons, the marginal, old-school candies known as Mike and Ike have emerged from the shadows to mount a major national publicity campaign. Supertaster grabs a handful (in various

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Sucking on Air, an “Alcohol Inspired Refresher”

The latest taste in lowbrow drinking is no taste at all—Supertaster gets funky with the newly released Air, which calls itself an “alcohol inspired refresher.” Follow CHOW.com’s Supertaster on YouTube.

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