We tasted 6 of SA’s best tomato sauces: did your favourite one win?

2019-05-13 16:44

It was hard work, but we did it for you.

Fruitree is radically reformulating its popular juices – and at least one person hates the no-sugar version

2019-01-23 17:16

After a complaint about misleading advertising, we compared Fruitree's old and new-style juices. And while both are mostly water, there's a great deal of difference between the sugar and non-sugar versions.

We compared mince pies from Checkers, Pick n Pay, Spar, and Woolworths – and the loser nearly ruined Christmas

2018-12-20 06:13

We took the hit so you don't end up serving bad mince pies you pretend you made yourself. Because, trust us, there are bad mince pies out there.

We tested Nutella vs 3 cheaper alternatives and the winner was clear

2018-11-23 14:00

In this edition of Food24 Tastes, we tasted the original alongside 3 cheaper alternatives to see if we could find any huge differences. Here are the results.

We blind-tasted ice-cream made from insect milk – and couldn’t believe the taste

2018-07-07 09:30

South African-based Gourmet Grubb's EntoMilk makes for ice cream some of our testers could not tell from the more regular kind – not made using Black Soldier Fly larvae.

We compared SA's dinner-kit services UCook and Daily Dish – and the winner was clear for one key and one minor reason

2018-06-24 10:24

Both dinner-kit delivery services are available in Joburg, Cape Town, and Durban. Their price and food quality is very similar. But there is one major difference – and one small inconvenience – that sets one apart.


We tried some of the weirdest new products in stores right now, including rooibos nuts and mushroom biltong

2019-04-04 13:38

Bunny chow chips and garlic popcorn were winners, baobab yoghurt not so much.

We tried Christmas puddings from Spar, Checkers, Pick n Pay, and Woolworths – and found the brandy missing in the wrong one

2018-12-24 06:07

One of our test puddings had no brandy. One of our test puddings was criticised for not tasting sufficiently of brandy. They were not the same pudding.

We tested 7 SA custards and there is one clear winner

2018-12-11 09:59

Your Christmas trifle needs our favourite custard

I tried the weirdest of ‘SA’s most instagrammed’ burgers – and it was meh

2018-09-14 06:00

Spur-owned RocoMamas sure serves up a well-dressed burger, but we went looking for the flavour behind the pictures, and came up dry.

Nescafé Gold coffee has changed its recipe – and it now tastes completely different

2018-06-28 11:59

We blind-tested the new Nescafé with a group of 19 participants, and the results were surprising.

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