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  1. Taste test: Dried apricots

    Taste Test

    When my husband went to college in Northern California, he picked apricots to earn extra money. Spending hours in the groves where almost all of the United States' apricots are produced didn't diminish his love of the fruit. But these days he prefers dried apricots as a snack if they can't be eaten fresh from the trees. …

    Dried apricots.
  2. Taste test: New sweet and salty snack bars

    Taste Test

    Snack bars come in handy for many things. We use them for a quick pick-me-up, in school lunches, on car trips, on hiking outings and before participating in sporting events. They can also be a way to stay on a healthy diet as an alternative option to sweets or chips. In fact, dieters might be the inspiration for so many …

  3. Taste test: sugar substitutes, Part 2

    Taste Test

    This week our panelists sipped cups of hot tea containing brands of artificial sweeteners to see if they could discern any differences in taste. In the Feb. 1 Taste section, we reported our tasters' opinions on seven other imitation sugar packets, with the options from Winn-Dixie and Walmart and the Splenda brand coming …