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Photos of the new Tie-Dye Frappuccino provided by Starbucks (left) and taken by the author (right).

Starbucks’ new Tie-Dye Frappuccino may not look as stunning as it does in photos, but it’s more than an Instagrammable drink

While the vibrancy of the colors in the drink left something to be desired, I was pleasantly surprised by its fruity taste and slushie texture.
I compared hot dogs from Dairy Queen, Checkers, Shake Shack, Five Guys, and Costco.

I ate hot dogs from 5 major chains, and the best was also the cheapest

I ate the hot dogs at 5 different chains including Shake Shack, Checkers, Five Guys, Dairy Queen, and Costco. Here's how they stack up.
I ate every menu item at Costco's food court, and the açai bowl is the one item I'd never order again.

I ate everything at Costco’s food court, and there was one item I’d absolutely never order again

I ate everything on Costco's food court menu, and the açai bowl was by far the worst item on the menu.
The four con"tenders."

We tried fried chicken from 4 fast food chains — and the winner was clear

Fried chicken is a staple for Americans, but not all restaurants get it right. We tried fried chicken from Popeyes, Church's, Chick-fil-A, and KFC to see who does it best.
These were our contenders.

I tried 3 brands of frozen fish sticks and the winner took the least time to cook

We tried three brands of fish sticks typically found in the grocery store and our favorite took the least amount of time to cook.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

I tried the classic glazed doughnut from Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme, and the winner comes down to texture

Both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' offer a tasty glazed doughnut, but there can only be one winner in this ultimate fried dough face-off.
We sampled six non-dairy ice creams.

We tried 6 brands of non-dairy vanilla ice cream and the winner was clear

We tried six brands of non-dairy ice cream from Trader Joe's, Target, Whole Foods, Tofutti, Koku, and SO Delicious. Here's the one we liked best.
McDonald's had one of the more photogenic cones I tasted.

I ate soft serve from 7 major fast-food chains, and the winner surprised me

I ate the vanilla soft-serve frozen dessert from seven fast-food chains including McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's, and there was a clear winner.
KFC's new Cheetos sandwich is the stuff of adolescent dreams.

We tried KFC’s new Cheetos sandwich — and it was shockingly good

We tried KFC's new limited-edition Cheetos sandwich through July , and it's everything we ever dreamed of.
I decided to find out if Stuffed Puffs are just as great as chocolate and marshmallows when it comes to making s'mores.

These chocolate-filled marshmallows are supposed to transform the s’mores-making process. Here’s how they stack up to classic ingredients....

Here's how s'mores made with the chocolate-filled marshmallows Stuffed Puffs stack up to s'mores made using pieces of chocolate and marshmallows.