We now have access to more food and drink than ever before in the shops and online, but it's sometimes hard to know what to go for. Our blind taste tests separate the dire from the delicious.

Taste tests

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Taste test: the best alternative festive desserts for Christmas 2018
Taste test: the best alternative festive desserts ...
Taste test: the best alternative festive desserts for Christmas 2018
by Great British Chefs
07 December 2018
Can’t stand the sight of the traditional figgy pudding? These five alternatives – from mousse cakes to sponges – are a great way to round off a festive feast without a pinch of mixed spice in sight.
Taste test: the best ports for Christmas 2018
Taste test: the best ports for Christmas 2018
Taste test: the best ports for Christmas 2018
by Great British Chefs
19 November 2018
Wondering which fortified wines to stock up on for the festive season? We tasted our way through the greatest ports the supermarkets have to offer to find the best you can buy for Christmas.
Taste test: the best premixed cocktails for Christmas 2018
Taste test: the best premixed cocktails for Christ...
Taste test: the best premixed cocktails for Christmas 2018
by Great British Chefs
19 November 2018
Want to serve guests cocktails this Christmas but without the fuss of shakers, strainers and a cabinet full of booze? These bottles of premixed cocktails are ready to drink and taste just as good as their shaken and stirred counterparts.
Taste test: the best Easter eggs for 2018
Taste test: the best Easter eggs for 2018
Taste test: the best Easter eggs for 2018
by Great British Chefs
19 March 2018
After eating our way through thirty Easter eggs, ranging from supermarket own-brand to high-end artisanal showstopper, we found nine that really stood out. Take a look at our favourites and make sure you wake up to only the best chocolate on Easter Sunday.
Taste test: the best chicken liver pâté for Christmas 2017
Taste test: the best chicken liver pâté for Christ...
Taste test: the best chicken liver pâté for Christmas 2017
by Great British Chefs
06 December 2017
A good chicken liver pâté should be irresistibly rich with a generous dash of booze for good measure. Take a look at our top three picks from the supermarkets for this year and make sure your Christmas spread features the very best.
Taste test: the best stollen for Christmas 2017
Taste test: the best stollen for Christmas 2017
Taste test: the best stollen for Christmas 2017
by Great British Chefs
06 December 2017
It might be a traditional German delicacy, but in recent years stollen has become just as popular as Italian panettone. See which ones we liked best in our marzipan and rum-filled taste test.
Taste test: the best mulled wine for Christmas 2017
Taste test: the best mulled wine for Christmas 201...
Taste test: the best mulled wine for Christmas 2017
by Great British Chefs
06 December 2017
How do you fill your house with Christmas cheer? Get some mulled wine on the stove and waft its festive fumes into every room! We drank our way through this year’s supermarket bottles to find the best.
Taste test: the best Christmas puddings for Christmas 2017
Taste test: the best Christmas puddings for Christ...
Taste test: the best Christmas puddings for Christmas 2017
by Great British Chefs
06 December 2017
There simply isn’t any other way to end a Christmas dinner, so you want to get the figgy pudding right. Take a look at our five favourites from the shops for 2017.
16 of the best British gins for summer
16 of the best British gins for summer
16 of the best British gins for summer
by Great British Chefs
06 June 2017
Feeling the call of an ice-cold G&T? We tasted our way through a swathe of the best British gins to find our favourites for the coming summer months.
The best Easter eggs for 2017
The best Easter eggs for 2017
The best Easter eggs for 2017
by Great British Chefs
06 April 2017
We taste our way through thirty different Easter eggs to find the best available on shop shelves. Take a look and make sure you choose the right one for Easter.
Taste test: pork pies
Taste test: pork pies
Taste test: pork pies
by Great British Chefs
03 March 2017
Do you think you're ready for this jelly? We taste our way through a baker's dozen of pork pies to see which fall flat and which are made of the upper crust.
Christmas taste test: mince pies
Christmas taste test: mince pies
Christmas taste test: mince pies
by Great British Chefs
11 November 2016
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a mince pie or two, but which ones fill us with the most festive cheer? Take a look at which pies our tasting panel deemed fit for Santa himself.
Christmas taste test: Prosecco under £10
Christmas taste test: Prosecco under £10
Christmas taste test: Prosecco under £10
by Great British Chefs
11 November 2016
Stocking up on fizz for the upcoming festivities? See which bottles ranked highest in our blind tasting of the best bottles of Prosecco for under a tenner.
Christmas taste test: smoked salmon
Christmas taste test: smoked salmon
Christmas taste test: smoked salmon
by Great British Chefs
11 November 2016
Nothing beats a few slices of smoked salmon at Christmas, but some are certainly better than others. See which ones swam to the top in our blind taste test.
The best supermarket barbecue sauces for summer
The five best barbecue sauces for summer
The five best barbecue sauces for summer
by Great British Chefs
10 June 2016
We worked our way through over twenty bottles of barbecue sauce available in the supermarkets and whittled it down to our five favourites.
The best chocolate Easter eggs for 2016
The best chocolate Easter eggs for 2016
The best chocolate Easter eggs for 2016
by Great British Chefs
08 March 2016
We taste test the cream of this year's chocolate egg crop, from supermarket own brands to works of art made by the UK's finest chocolatiers.