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Jam

Scones

Berry creamy delights

8 Jun 2010 | Puns aside, these are simple and delicious.


Scones

Berry creamy delights

8 Jun 2010 | Puns aside, these are simple and delicious.


Jams vs fruit spreads review and compare

In the battle between jam and fruit spreads, CHOICE taste testers discover true value.

20 May 2009 | The term fruit spread sounds so much healthier than jam. The reality is while jam has its own food standard and strict definition, fruit spread doesn’t.

Breadmakers review and compare

If there’s no bakery nearby, why not make your own bread?

9 Jul 2007 | Whether you use a premix or create your bread from scratch, all breadmakers can make bread of many kinds, rolls, pizza dough, focaccia, yeast-free bread, cakes… even jam.

jawbone

How to get fit and lose weight with apps and gadgets

Used right, wearable gadgets and fitness apps can help you kick your fitness goals. But used wrong, they can make you feel like a failure.

5 Mar 2014 | Will a shiny new wearable fitness tracker or smartphone app help keep you on track with your health goals?

JB-Hi-Fi

8 things to know about IT pricing

CHOICE busts the myths and reveals the facts behind the cost of IT and technology goods in Australia.

4 Mar 2014 | CHOICE tells you eight things you need to know about IT pricing.

Customer service shadow shop

Our customer service shadow shop produces mixed results for major retailers.

26 Sep 2012 | How do Australia's bricks and mortar retailers stack up when it comes to customer service? We shadow shop Australia's 10 most popular retailers.

JBL

Soundbar reviews

We've tested seventeen soundbars that help improve your TV's sound.

30 Jul 2013 | All the soundbars on test deliver better sound than you’ll get from your TV, but some demand a lot more money than others for the privilege.

iPod speaker dock reviews

Some can be used as a sound system for a flat, but most will struggle if you turn them up.

1 Mar 2012 | Price is no guarantee of quality when it comes to iPod docks.

Jenny Craig

Diet clinic shadow shop

We investigate diet programs and uncover confusing advice as well as aggressive sales tactics.

6 Mar 2012 | We put diet programs from Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Cohen's Lifestyle Clinic, and Weight Control Doctor under the microscope.

Jetabroad

Flight comparison websites

Don't assume you'll always find the cheapest flights on the most well-known sites.

9 Aug 2011 | We surfed more than a dozen Australian flight comparison websites and found savings of up to $369 for flights leaving to and from the same destination on the same dates.

Jetpower

Pressure cleaner reviews

These high-pressure water cleaners blast away grit and grime.

19 Feb 2014 | CHOICE reviews 30 pressure cleaners priced from $69 to $749 and finds that higher operating pressure really is the key to a good blaster.

Jetstar

Excessive credit card surcharge update

CHOICE research reinforces the need for more to be done to lower excessive credit card surcharges.

31 Jan 2014 | The latest CHOICE research reveals that excessive credit card surcharging continues despite recent RBA changes designed to limit the practice.

Jewellery

Insuring jewellery

It's traumatic enough losing your jewellery without having to worry about insurance problems as well.

17 Oct 2011 | It’s a good idea to check your contents insurance policy to make sure you have the right cover in case your jewellery gets stolen.

Selling unwanted jewellery

Gold-buying kiosks offer you convenience, but they don't always give the best price.

20 Oct 2010 | CHOICE visited 10 gold-buying shops in Sydney with a ring and two necklaces, and was offered between 39% and 89% of the gold value for the items.

Buying a diamond

There are many traps for the unwary, such as bogus sales, "blood diamonds", and overpricing.

26 May 2008 | CHOICE’s investigation has uncovered traps for consumers when purchasing expensive jewellery.

Jiffy

Garment steamer reviews

These steamers are a gentler way of removing wrinkles from your clothing.

5 Feb 2014 | The latest garment steamers are put through their paces, including models from Conair, Kambrook, Jiffy and Homemaker.

John-Deere

Ride on mowers review

Tractor-type ride-on mowers reviewed, and a guide to finding the right ride-on for you.

18 Nov 2013 | Eight ride-on mowers tested, plus a buying guide for researching which mower you need and what to look for.

John-Deere-Limited-X300-X300R-X304-SELECT-SERIES-LAWN-TRACTORS-recall

The engine may overheat and in some instances, the surrounding plastic could melt creating the risk of fire.

21 Sep 2011 | The cooling fan installed on top of the front mounted Kawasaki engine in the lawn tractor can break, causing risk of fire.

Johnson-and-Johnson

Life Scan Blood Glucose Monitoring System recall

Some Systems are giving repeated 'error 2' warning messages when used in conditions of high temperature and/or humidity.

23 Sep 2011 | Johnson & Johnson Pty Ltd has recalled some its Life Scan One Touch Verio Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems, as some are giving repeated 'error 2' warning messages when used in conditions of high temperature and/or humidity.

jolly kidz

Playpen reviews

Few playpens pass all our safety tests, but some are still worth considering.

5 Dec 2013 | There's no current mandatory or voluntary Australian standard for playpens, and we found some models that pose potential safety risks.

Journalism

Real estate's influence on newspapers

Should you believe everything you read in the property section of your newspaper? CHOICE investigates.

19 Oct 2011 | Where does advertising end and editorial begin in the murky grey area between the glossy snapshots and auction listings?

Juice

Juicer reviews

You can spend big bucks on a juicer, but one of the cheapest models on test comes equal first.

19 Sep 2013 | We test a range of centrifugal and non-centrifugal juicers and find a high price tag doesn't necessarily mean outstanding performance.

Philips QuickClean Juicer First Look

Philips claims that this juicer is so easy to clean that it can be done in under a minute.

14 Sep 2012 | The QuickClean Juicer is a very good performer overall and is definitely one to consider if you’re looking for lots of juice.

Fruit juice popper reviews  

Is there a place for fruit poppers in your child’s lunchbox?

30 Apr 2012 | We review 100 different varieties of fruit juice poppers available in major supermarkets and found a few factors worth considering before you pop one in your kids lunchbox.

Gift ideas for the kitchen

These gift ideas will please any budding amateur chef.

29 Nov 2011 | CHOICE picks the kitchen gadgets that will make great Christmas presents for anyone who loves to cook.

Bottled juice supplements

Are juices that contain extra antioxidants or supplements better for you?

26 Feb 2009 | Fruit juices with exotic supplements have spread from juice bars onto the supermarket shelves. But are these juices with feel-good extras really better for you than straight juice?

Superfruit jucies review and compare

Can juice from 'super' fruits — goji, noni, mangosteen or açai — really cure cancer?

16 Aug 2007 | Forget about an orange or apple — distrubtors say if you really want to keep the doctor away, you need to knock back a daily dose of "superfruit".

Wheatgrass juice

It's the health tonic of the moment, but where’s the evidence for its benefits?

23 May 2006 | If you believe the hype, wheatgrass can nourish the blood and detoxify poisons, purify the liver, rebuild the bloodstream and more — all before breakfast.

Juicers

Juicer reviews

You can spend big bucks on a juicer, but one of the cheapest models on test comes equal first.

19 Sep 2013 | We test a range of centrifugal and non-centrifugal juicers and find a high price tag doesn't necessarily mean outstanding performance.

Vitamix first look

The Vitamix is said to make healthy living easy and claims to replace 10 kitchen appliances

27 Sep 2012 | It can juice, cook, freeze, blend, chop, grind and also has a self-cleaning function

Philips QuickClean Juicer First Look

Philips claims that this juicer is so easy to clean that it can be done in under a minute.

14 Sep 2012 | The QuickClean Juicer is a very good performer overall and is definitely one to consider if you’re looking for lots of juice.

Gift ideas for the kitchen

These gift ideas will please any budding amateur chef.

29 Nov 2011 | CHOICE picks the kitchen gadgets that will make great Christmas presents for anyone who loves to cook.

Christmas gift guide

We've trawled our test results to bring you a range of great gift ideas.

16 Nov 2011 | From digital cameras to kitchen gadgets, our gift ideas cater to all budgets.

Just Juice

Fruit juice popper reviews  

Is there a place for fruit poppers in your child’s lunchbox?

30 Apr 2012 | We review 100 different varieties of fruit juice poppers available in major supermarkets and found a few factors worth considering before you pop one in your kids lunchbox.

Just-Organic

Milk alternatives review

If you can't or won't drink cow's milk, what are your options?

26 Apr 2012 | We review soy, rice, oat, coconut and almond non-dairy milk alternatives to see how they stack up nutritionally.

jvc

Basic digital camera reviews  

We compare 88 basic digital cameras, including models from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic.

18 Nov 2013 | In our latest digital camera test we review 88 compact digital cameras, priced from $87 to $699.

Camcorder reviews

The latest dedicated digital camcorders offer more features and greater control.

27 Sep 2013 | We review 21 of the latest high definition (HD) camcorders, including models from Sony, Canon, JVC, Panasonic and Samsung.

Headphones and earphones reviews

Headphones have become a fashion accessory, but there’s a lot more to them than whether they match your threads.

10 Apr 2013 | CHOICE reviews 16 pairs of headphones, priced from $198 to $300, including models from Beats, Bose, Fanny Wang and Ultrasone.

Gadget gift guide for Christmas

Gadgets and gizmos always make great presents for the tech-savvy and tech-curious.

23 Nov 2011 | We round up the best technology buys, from tablets, to televisions, to MP3 players, to eBook readers.

Pocket camcorder reviews

You don't have to pay a lot for high definition video these days.

23 Sep 2011 | CHOICE's latest pocket camcorder review has test results for 15 models priced from $179 to $499.

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