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Coffee hit

Ground coffee reviews

05 Dec 2009 | CHOICE asked three experts to rate 14 popular brands of ground coffee to find out which offer the best value. We uncover pointers for picking a winner.   More »

Running water

Water filters: do you need one?

19 Oct 2008 | Filtering the water at the tap is one way of removing the taste of additives. CHOICE looks at the pros and cons of purchasing a water filter.   More »

Breakfast cereal

Breakfast cereal reviews

04 Oct 2012 | We look beyond the names and claims to uncover the breakfast cereals that provide the most nutritious start to your day.  More »

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Milk products review

10 Sep 2009 | CHOICE has skimmed off the marketing hype and found that generic brands of milk are much the same as the equivalent big national brands.   More »

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Food additives you should avoid

02 May 2008 | We look at the latest research into additives that health questions have been raised about - and give CHOICE’s verdict on which ones you’d do best to avoid.  More »

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Supermarket price survey 2009

26 Nov 2009 | Two years on from our last survey, CHOICE hit the supermarket aisles with a shopping list of staples. We found grocery prices have risen against a background of little competition.  More »


Plastics and food

07 Jan 2010 | There’s a growing body of scientific evidence that suggests some plastics are not as safe as we're led to believe.  More »


Sparkling wine and champagne reviews

19 Dec 2012 | CHOICE's wine experts tested 60 of the best-selling sparkling wines, including champagne. Some of the best buys cost under $10.  More »


Stock reviews

08 Oct 2009 | CHOICE looks at 25 stocks – liquid, cubes and powders – and highlights the ones that are most like homemade, the ones with the least salt and the ones we believe represent the best value.   More »

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Muesli reviews

17 Aug 2011 | CHOICE reviews 159 mueslis from supermarkets and health food stores to find those that meet our criteria for lowest fat, lowest sugar, highest fibre and more.  More »

Top 10 Recent Articles

Which craft beers are home brewed

Who owns your beer?

26 Jan 2014 | Large breweries and industry companies using a cottage industry image to take over the craft beer market in Australia.  More »


Instant noodles

09 Jan 2015 | Instant noodles are often high in sodium and saturated fat. We look at the better brands and give tips on how to make them healthier.  More »


The Premium Wine Card

03 Dec 2014 | The Premium Wine Card claims to improve the taste of wine, softening tannins in red wine and acid in white. But does it live up to these claims? CHOICE investigates.  More »

Christmas fruit mince pies and tarts on a platter

Christmas fruit mince pies review

27 Nov 2014 | With buttery shortcrust pastry and luscious, spiced fruit filling, fruit mince pies are a perennial favourite at Christmas. Our expert taste-testers review a dozen of them to find the tastiest tarts to serve this festive season.  More »

bacon and eggs full of saturated fats

Cutting through the fat

31 Oct 2014 | Saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat. Some say eat more, others say eat less. Why the conflicting messages? We cut through the fat.  More »

yoghurts ready meals juices and other drinks in supermarket fridge chiller

Extending the shelf life of chilled food

19 Sep 2014 | The use-by or best-before dates on some food in supermarket fridges can be much longer than you'd expect for fresh produce. We look at how the shelf life of chilled foods can be extended.  More »


Wine awards

18 Aug 2014 | Is a medal on the label a genuine indicator of a good quality wine, or merely a marketing ploy? We take a look at wine show awards to determine their value in choosing a bottle.  More »

Fermented foods in jars

Fermented foods

09 Jul 2014 | From yoghurt and sauerkraut to kefir and kombucha, CHOICE reviews different types of fermented foods to find whether they live up to claimed health benefits.  More »

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Chia seeds: superfood or fad?

24 Jul 2014 | Once the domain of health food stores, chia has gone mainstream. We check out this seed’s superfood credentials.  More »

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Breakfast on-the-go products

24 Jun 2014 | The right breakfast can mean the difference between a good start to a day or a sluggish one – but finding a quick and simple option among the breakfast biscuits and other breakfast-on-the-go products can be tricky.   More »

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