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Supertaster Daily: Japan’s Sauciest Snacks

Supertaster’s connection in Japan hooks him up with some dubiously themed “sexy” candies. [Ed. note: Possibly NSFW.]

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Supertaster Daily: 5 Thick-Cut Bacons Reviewed in 3 Minutes

Supertaster takes a run at five popular bacon brands—Hormel, Oscar Mayer, Applegate, Nueske’s, and Pastures A Plenty—and sizes up their meaty depth, saltiness, and texture.

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Supertaster Daily: 3 Ways to Improve Taco Bell’s New Beefy Nacho Burrito

There’s nothing wrong with the new Taco Bell Beefy Nacho Burrito that some creative doctoring-up can’t fix.

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Supertaster Daily: A Tale of Two Cookie Spreads

Apparent thought process behind cookie spreads like Biscoff and Speculoos: “What if we could make peanut butter less healthy … and made from crushed cookies instead of nuts?”

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Supertaster Daily: 5 Grilled Hot Dogs in 3 Minutes for Memorial Day

Supertaster tackles beef hot dogs from Oscar Mayer, Ball Park, Roundy’s, and Hebrew National in a quest for the best Memorial Day backyard grillable.

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Supertaster Daily: Japanese Meat- and Fish-Flavored Candy Drops

Two tastes of hard candy from Japan, a land where apparently pretty much anything goes, flavor-wise.

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Oreo and Hershey’s Dessert Icings

New squishable icing sacks from Oreo and Hershey’s raise the question: How many brand extensions is too many?

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Scotch Whisky in a Can

Is there any possible way that Scottish Spirits’ $5 resealable can of Scotch can do justice to the art of whisky?

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Three Rare Red Sodas with Andy Sturdevant

Supertaster is joined by artist and writer Andy Sturdevant to talk about Faygo Redpop, Big Red, and Cheerwine. Also: Juggalos.

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The Candy Store at the Shops at Target

Supertaster visits one of the Shops at Target: San Francisco’s Candy Store.

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Green Tea Kit Kat and More Snacks from Japan

Supertaster tastes Snyder’s Pretzel Pieces, a crazy pickled snack, and a green tea/cherry blossom–flavored Kit Kat from Japan.

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5 Chocolate Shakes in 3 Minutes

Supertaster tackles chocolate shakes from Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Smashburger, and Dairy Queen in a quest for the best that fast food has to offer.

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A Taste of Domino’s Gluten Free Crust Pizza

A Domino’s skeptic confronts the potato starch– and rice flour–based Domino’s Gluten Free Crust pizza.

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Drinking Ale-8-One with Andy Sturdevant

Minneapolis artist and writer Andy Sturdevant drops by to walk Supertaster through Ale-8-One, a carbonated beverage from his Kentucky youth.

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Strong Suggestions for Barilla Microwaveable Meals

The theory and design of Barilla Microwaveable Meals are both totally strong, but the meals themselves could use some serious pepping up.

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Birthday Cake–Flavored Kefir

The 25th anniversary edition of Lifeway Kefir supposedly tastes like birthday cake. This merits investigation by Supertaster.

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Not Craving Kellogg’s Krave Cereal

Kellogg’s new chocolate-stuffed Krave cereal brings some serious liabilities to the breakfast table. (If you want to see the video review of Chelada that James mentions in today’s Supertaster Daily,

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Field-Testing Team Realtree Energy Drink

Supertaster takes an Outdoor Energy drink made by the Realtree camouflage folks to Minnesota’s George H. Crosby Manitou State Park for a trial run.

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Hot2Go!: Laziest Coffee in the World

Supertaster starts his early morning with a premade can of microwaveable coffee called Hot2Go!

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The Cynicism of Bob Marley’s One Drop Coffee Drink

Would the late, great Bob Marley sign off on the One Drop mocha drink that bears his likeness? Impossible to say, but it seems highly unlikely, mon.

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New Signature Sides from Wendy’s

Wendy’s has rolled out a line of three new “Signature Sides” to compete in the never-ending fast-food wars. Will they do any good?

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