Most of the goods we buy need to be protected by packaging. But how much is too much?
17 Oct 2007 |
From gourmet chocolates to beauty products, an increasing number of consumer goods are buried in layers of packaging these days.
You don't have to go to a deli to get good parmesan.
28 Jun 2007 |
One of our experts’ favourites is a prepacked parmesan nationally available in supermarkets.
If you're buying a whole pumpkin, look for one which is heavy for its size, with firm skin.
16 Mar 2007 |
Pumpkins are generally available all year around, but are particularly associated with Autumn and Winter.
A handful to munch or in a recipe, walnuts are heart-healthy.
28 Feb 2007 |
The Australian walnut crop is growing – so you will find walnuts from Tasmania, Victoria and parts of NSW and South Australia.
Ready-made pasta sauces are quick and easy to prepare but our expert tasters were unimpressed.
4 Jun 2006 |
We served 14 big-name pasta sauces to three food experts and asked for their verdict. They weren’t enthusiastic about any of them.
Coles and Woolworths have launched new ‘private label’ ranges.
4 Mar 2006 |
Coles and Woolworths have recently launched new ‘private label’ (aka house brand) ranges, and announced plans to increase the number of these lines in stores. Judging by the experience of retailers overseas, it’s a smart move.
It can look beautiful and taste a little different — but designer salt is still about 99% sodium chloride.
5 Feb 2006 |
All the celebrity chefs have their favourites: Jamie’s is Maldon salt; Maeve O’Meara say Australian sea salt is “as good as you can get”.
Grabbing a quick muesli or muffin bar may not be the healthy fix you’re after.
9 Jan 2006 |
Cereal bars, muesli bars and breakfast bars may have a healthy image but most of them are more than 20% sugar, and some deliver more saturated fat than a packet of chips.
We check out over 90 spreads and dairy blends, and pick the healthier options.
1 Jan 2005 |
Margarine’s now a "spread" and butter can come from the fridge soft enough to spread on your toast. But which is the healthiest?