we told you that Bon Appétit would be launching its Seal of Approval in the December 2012 issue? That time has come. BA assures its readers that "whenever you spy the BA seal, you can be sure that [their] staff has tasted, vetted, and kicked the tires on every aspect of that product, including value, so you can feel confident that you're getting your money's worth and that it will make your cooking (and baking, and grilling) better." Curious to see what made the list? First of all, how did Bon Appétit get its winners? According to BA's blog, every blind taste test was subjected to five questions:
A few stand-outs in each category:
- Plain and simple, does this product make a recipe more delicious?
- Is it decisively better than its competitors?
- Does it deliver consistent, high-quality performance?
- Does it offer bang for the buck?
- Will it stand the test of time and trends?
Baking WinnersFlour: King Arthur Chocolate: Scharffen Berger Puff Pastry: Dufour
Condiments WinnersOlive Oil: Lucini Premium Select Extra Virgin Chili Sauce: Tuong Ot Sriracha Dijon Mustard: Maille
PantryDried Beans: Rancho Gordo Tomato Paste: Hunt's Coconut Milk: Goya
DairyYogurt: Fage Yogurt 2%
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