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Is Honeycrisp Your Go-To Minnesota Apple? Discover Our Favorite.

Minnesota is home to many delicious varieties of apples, so we narrowed it down to three of our favorites: Honeycrisp, Sweet Tango, and Zestar. Of course we all thought Honeycrisp would be the winner, but we may have discovered a new favorite… The Contestants: Honeycrisp Cost: $2.99/lb. Appearance and taste: Honeycrisps were light red with […]

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Does Organic Lemonade Taste Better?

The July heat is in full force, and one of the best ways to cool down is with a refreshing glass of lemonade. Which brand should you use to cool off while sitting in the sun? In our recent blind taste test, we put three lemonades to the test to see which we deem the […]

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Vanilla Ice Cream: Is Premium Worth The Price?

Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand, but which brand is most cone-worthy? In our latest blind taste test, we tested three vanilla ice cream brands of varying price points to see if a premium brand is worth the extra cost. The Contestants: Häagen-Dazs – $0.28/fluid ounce Edy’s – $0.13/fluid ounce Kemps – $0.07/fluid ounce The […]

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Butter’s Back!

Great news! With the growing focus on real ingredients, butter is making a big comeback in the food world—and the one you choose can have a big impact on taste. In our brand test, we found out which one is worthy of your bread! The Contestants: Land O’ Lakes – $4.79 for 4 sticks Essential […]

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Which peanut butter are we nutty for?

In honor of National Peanut Butter Day on January 24th, we set out to find the best one for your future sandwiches. The winner was very smooth, spreadable, and had a rich taste, sure to please any peanut butter lover. The Contestants: Essential Everyday – $1.99 at 11¢/ounce Skippy – $1.99 at 12¢/ounce Jif – […]

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What pre-made stuffing should you buy for Thanksgiving?

The answer may surprise you… As we rapidly approach the holiday season, it’s time to start planning for the great American feast: Thanksgiving dinner. One of the most popular sides for the big meal is stuffing. Some may choose to make it from scratch, while others prefer to purchase pre-made stuffing. In our latest brand […]

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Who makes the best microwave popcorn?

As the weather gets cooler here in Minneapolis, people will begin to spend more nights in with blankets, movies and popcorn. Many people have their go-to microwave popcorn style and brand, but in our latest brand test we set out to discover the best microwave popcorn. The Butter-Flavored Contestants: Act II Orville Redenbacher Cub Brand […]

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Kettle Corn Brand Test: Angie’s, Nice! and Popcorn Indiana

IN Food Marketing & Design popped at the chance to decipher which kettle corn brands we like best this morning. Our EXTREMELY scientific brand test revealed which packaging, appearance and taste we preferred between competitors Popcorn Indiana, Walgreen’s private label brand Nice! and Minnesota-based Angie’s. When it came to packaging we all agreed that Popcorn […]

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Local Brews Prevail: The Fulton Beer Bottle Launch

David and Goliath, the 1980 US Hockey team, Apple Inc., Seabiscuit—what do these stories all have in common? The underdog prevails.  Have you noticed the beer list at your local restaurant lately? Move over, Budweiser! The local brewery is gaining steam. Two weeks ago our neighbor Fulton Beer started distributing six packs across the metro […]

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Traditional Traditions

It should come as no surprise to anyone that we are dedicating a post to holiday food traditions – we are a food marketing agency. However, it did come as a surprise to us how traditional our traditions are. The ancient, time-consuming, not always entirely appetizing dishes we surround ourselves with around the holidays are […]

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