The Best Things We Ate This Week (Feb. 13-17)

Every week, the Sporked team sidles up to the tasting table and sets out to find the absolute best of the best packaged foods, the gold hidden in the grocery aisles. Each week we’ll bring you five standouts that truly rocked our taste buds and changed our lives—or at least our buying habits. Here are the best things we ate this week.

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Stewarts Original Root Beer Soda

Stewarts root beer tastes like a root beer you’d get in a frosty mug at a drive-in in 1952. It inspires nostalgia for a time during which we weren’t even alive. It’s crisp, lightly carbonated, and sweet. You could drink it on its own or pour it over ice cream for a delicious root beer float. This is definitely one of the best root beers on the market.

Jolly Time The Big Cheez Ultimate Cheddar Microwave Popcorn

I didn’t realize cheesy microwavable popcorn existed. I thought the only cheese popcorn came in a big metal canister that you got gifted at Christmas. This is so much better than that. I feel grateful that it exists. It’s buttery, cheesy, and salty. The warmth from the microwaving goes perfectly with the cheese. We’ll be popping this in office regularly from now on.

Tate’s Bake Shop Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

It is unbelievable that you can have gluten free cookies that taste exactly like the non-gluten free version, but Tate’s has done what we thought was impossible. These cookies are crispy, chocolatey, and sweet. They taste just like normal Tate’s! What else do I need to say?

Great Value Shredded Seasoned Potato Hash Brown Patties

You’ve had the Trader Joe’s hash brown patties, but you probably haven’t had these and you’re missing out. These are similar to those, but ten times better. They have more flavor! When Walmart says “seasoned,” they really mean it. These are a new breakfast staple in my house.

Good & Gather Chopped Caesar Salad Kit

This is one of the best caesar salads I’ve had in a long time. That includes restaurant caesar salads! It’s so fresh and salty and creamy. You would have literally no clue that this came out of a bag in the Target grocery section. I would happily serve this to guests as an appetizer for homemade pasta. You really wouldn’t be able to guess how affordable and easy this salad is to toss together.

About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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