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10 Best Tried and True Japanese Rice in 2022 (Rice Expert-Reviewed)

Rice is something we've all probably had at one point in our lives, and is featured in many recipes around the world. However, short-grain sticky rice is an essential part of the Japanese diet and culture, and is an indispensable food item. While most of the short-grain rice in the US is grown exclusively in California, mostly in the north, rice is grown in every prefecture in Japan, where varying climates offer different types of rice. However, with well-known brands like Koshihikari and Akitakomachi and so many other brands, seeing all of these rice brands lined up at the grocery store can be overwhelming - where do you even begin to choose? How should you choose between different textures and flavors, light or sweet, chewy or firm? And what is the deal with rinse-free rice? With each brand having different sweetness, texture, and flavor profiles, it can be difficult to choose the perfect rice for your needs. 


To figure out what the best Japanese rice is, we gathered the 38 best-selling Japanese rice available on e-commerce sites popular in Japan, like Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo Shopping, and tested them all.


We tested each product for the following:

  • Deliciousness
  • Fragrance

We then ranked the ten best Japanese rice in 2022 based on the results of our tests. We also put together a buying guide to help you choose the best Japanese rice for you. Keep reading to find out more!

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  • Last updated: 09-08-2022
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The Different Types of Japanese Rice

The Different Types of Japanese Rice

Jasmine rice, basmati rice, sticky rice -- we often hear these names of different types of rice, but isn't rice just rice? However, all these types of rice have unique and distinct features that make them special. With rice being a historical staple in Japanese cuisine, Japan boasts many different kinds of rice.


There are four types of rice sold in Japan: brown rice, haigamai rice (milled rice that has the bran removed but not the germ), white rice, and rinse-free rice, with the difference primarily being in how much the grains were polished, which means they all have different features.


  • Brown rice: non-polished rice in which only the rice husk (a naturally occurring, protective layer over the rice) is removed; this type preserves the naturally occurring nutrients in the rice.
  • Haigamai rice: polished rice that takes the brown rice and strips its bran layer, leaving around 80% of the germ; it's easier to eat than brown rice and is nutrient-dense.
  • White rice: polished rice in which both the germ and bran have been completely removed; high in carbohydrates
  • Rinse-free rice: polished rice in which all of the bran has been removed; eliminates the need to rinse the rice before cooking
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5-Star Rice Meister, Class 1 Side Dish Manager
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In Japan, you can purchase rice with your preferred degree of polishing if you buy directly from rice specialty shops or directly from rice mills. Recently, these options can be found when buying rice online as well!


It can be fun to test out the different types and find your desired level of processing, like 30 percent, 50 percent, and 70 percent polishing!

Many New Rice Brands Have Been Emerging Since 2000

Many New Rice Brands Have Been Emerging Since 2000

Koshihikari, which was first developed in 1956, is the most popular brand in Japan, accounting for roughly 1/3 of all rice grown in the country as of 2020 according to the Rice Stable Supply Support Organization.


However, there are about 300 brands of Japanese rice available on the market, with 10 to 20 new brands emerging annually since 2000, continuing to expand the diversity of Japanese rice. Note that this doesn't even account for the rice cultivated for making sake!


Brands like Nanatsuboshi and Yumepirika, which have become favorites in Japan, are great examples of this, released after 2000. Additionally, Seiten no Hekireki, becoming increasingly popular in recent years, was only first released in 2015!

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5-Star Rice Meister, Class 1 Side Dish Manager
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One reason for the increased search for new rice types is global warming. The need to find rice types that can withstand increased temperatures caused by global warming is becoming an increasingly important issue.


Such developments in the rice industry have led to the wide variety of rice brands that exist today. Different regions produce rice types with distinct qualities. Finding your favorite type can take trial and error, but keep reading for some pointers as you begin your search!

How to Choose A Brand of Japanese Rice

Here are four essential points to keep in mind when choosing Japanese rice.

Choose a Rice Based on Your Desired Texture

While some rice gets sweeter as you chew, others are lighter and more complementary to various meals. Further, some are elastic and chewy, while others have a firmer texture. Choosing a type of rice depends on how you'll eat it or what kind of cooking you want to pair it with!

Sweet and Chewy Rice is Recommended When it is a Main Dish

Sweet and Chewy Rice is Recommended When it is a Main Dish

For those who like to eat rice as the main component of their meal, pairing it with accouterments like pickles or furikake, consider rice that is sticky and sweet. The stickier the rice, the chewier the texture, allowing you to enjoy the natural sweetness released with each bite.


Generally, varieties such as Koshihikari and Oborozuki are popular brands. The results of our tests for the sweetness and chewiness of each product are listed in the product tables, so be sure to check them out!

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5-Star Rice Meister, Class 1 Side Dish Manager
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Japanese rice has historically been known to be sweet and chewy. This texture can be attributed to a low amylose content, with chewiness increasing as the amylose content decreases.


As such, for those who like a chewy texture in their rice, it is recommended to choose a rice with a low amylose content that falls somewhere in between sticky rice and uruchi rice (white rice).

Firm and Light Rices Are Best for Fried Rices and Curries

Firm and Light Rices Are Best for Fried Rices and Curries

For fried rice, curries, and "donburi" (rice bowls), it's best to choose a firm and light rice. Rice with a solid bite maintains its flavor even when paired with fragrant seasonings and ingredients and yet has a lightness and sweetness that doesn't interfere with the meal's flavor.


While other types of rice are better known for their firmness, such as long-grain Jasmine rice, some Japanese rice brands such as Shinnosuke and Hinohikari are comparatively firm and solid while maintaining their light flavor.


We've listed the texture and lightness of each product, so be sure to take a look at those to choose rice that fits the kind of dish you are looking to pair it with!

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5-Star Rice Meister, Class 1 Side Dish Manager
Keiichiro Yamabe

Recently, rice types with large granules and firm textures have become more prevalent. It is always important to consider the rice's compatibility with your meal!

Choose Bag Size Based on Average Monthly Consumption

Choose Bag Size Based on Average Monthly Consumption

Japanese rice is typically sold in either 2, 5, or 10kg bags (4.41, 11.03, and 22.05 pounds). If you live alone or don't plan on eating rice frequently, choose the 4.41-pound bag. For reference, one cup of rice (the size of a single serving) is around 150 grams or 5.3 ounces.


The large 11.03-pound bag may be a good choice for a family of around four to six. If you want to avoid the hassle of carrying the heavy bag home, purchasing your rice online is also a convenient option made available recently.


Ideally, you should consume your rice as soon as possible, so finding a routine where you purchase a new bag once a month is a good benchmark if you're a frequent rice eater. The estimated expiration date for most Japanese rice is two weeks to one month in the spring and summer and one to two months in the fall and winter.


※Note that these recommendations are made based on the average consumption for typical Japanese consumers. According to the University of Hawaii, the average American consumes roughly 12kg of rice annually, so if you typically don't consume that much rice, it may be best to choose a smaller bag.

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5-Star Rice Meister, Class 1 Side Dish Manager
Keiichiro Yamabe

The date labeled on the bag of Japanese rice is the date that the rice was polished and not the expiration date. Please consider this as the rice gradually loses flavor once it's been polished. 

Choose a Rinse-Free Rice for a Hassle-Free, Quick Cook

Choose a Rinse-Free Rice for a Hassle-Free, Quick Cook

Rinse-free rice, as the name suggests, comes pre-washed, so there's no need for you to spend time washing it. For typical white rice, you need to rinse the rice before cooking to remove remnants of rice bran from the surface of the grains. 


It can still be a good idea to give it a quick rinse before cooking, though, since some bran or impurities can be left on the rice.


Because of how rinse-free rice is processed, some of the umami flavors can be stripped away with the bran. We didn't find a strong negative correlation between rinse-free rice and taste, but it's worth keeping in mind that some rinse-free rice may not taste as good as other types of rice.

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5-Star Rice Meister, Class 1 Side Dish Manager
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There are various ways that rinse-free rice is processed, such as using tapioca or the bran grind method, which uses bran to grind rice. In any case, avoiding damaging grains and preventing moisture absorption during the process is crucial to keeping rice tasting fresh.

Look for the Organic JAS Logo

Look for the Organic JAS Logo

If you want to ensure that your rice is grown free of pesticides or want something organic, check the packaging for the Organic JAS logo. This logo means the Japanese government officially certified the product as an organic agricultural product.


However, compared to regular white rice, these organic products tend to be more expensive. Alternating between or mixing regular rice and organic rice can be an effective way to save money.

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5-Star Rice Meister, Class 1 Side Dish Manager
Keiichiro Yamabe

A product cannot obtain the Organic JAS logo unless both the producers and sellers undergo strict management and examination. Therefore, products with this mark of approval can be thought of as the result of much hard work and effort on the side of producers and sellers.

10 Best Japanese Rice

we gathered the 38 best-selling Japanese rice available on e-commerce sites popular in Japan, like Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo Shopping, and tested them all.


We tested each product for the following:

  • Deliciousness
  • Fragrance

We then ranked the ten best Japanese rice in 2022 based on the results of our tests.


※Japanese prices have been given; they've merely been converted to USD for convenience.

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Echigo Yukiguni Jizake Renpo Niigata Uonoma Koshihikari 1

Echigo Yukiguni Jizake Renpo

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Zenno Pearl Rice Niigata Shinnosuke 1

Zenno Pearl Rice

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Okaman Okayama Hinohikari 1

Okaman

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Shinmei Akita Akitakomachi Rinse-Free Rice 1

Shinmei

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Hananoki Yamagata Akitakomachi Rinse-Free Rice 1

Hananoki

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Toyo Rice Tanita Shokudo no Kinmai Rice 1

Toyo Rice

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Grantomato Fukushima Love at First Sight 1

Grantomato

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Shinmei Hokkaido Nanatsuboshi  1

Shinmei

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Kawasaki Beikoku Hokkaido Fukkurinko 1

Kawasaki Beikoku

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Nozawa Agricultural Production Cooperative Nagano Koshihikari Rice 1

Nozawa Agricultural Production Cooperative

Name

Niigata Uonoma Koshihikari

Niigata Shinnosuke

Okayama Hinohikari

Akita Akitakomachi Rinse-Free Rice

Yamagata Akitakomachi Rinse-Free Rice

Tanita Shokudo no Kinmai Rice

Fukushima Love at First Sight

Hokkaido Nanatsuboshi

Hokkaido Fukkurinko

Nagano Koshihikari Rice

Features

Solid Flavor With a Refreshing Aftertaste, Great for Everyday Consumption

Elegant Flavor and Texture That Pairs Excellently With Other Dishes

Good Balance of Sweetness and Fragrance, Pairs Especially Well With Traditional Japanese Dishes

Great Flavor and Texture, and Easy and Effortless to Cook!

Subtle Yet Delicious Flavor, With a Sticky and Chewy Texture.

Rich Flavor that Grows with Each Bite, and Chewy Texture

Soft and Fluffy Texture, With Great Sweetness

Great Flavor, and Balanced Chewy Texture

Sweetness Increases With Every Bite, And Has Distinct Chewy Texture.

Pleasant Aroma that Stirs Appetite, and Great for Making Rice Bowls!

Price$24.62$34.53$25.71$23.40$8.07$21.78$26.92$29.15$32.11$70.03
Japanese越後雪国地酒連峰 魚沼産 新潟こしひかり全農パールライス 新潟県産 新之助岡萬 岡山県産 ひのひかり神明 秋田県産 あきたこまち 無洗米ハナノキ 無洗米 山形県産 あきたこまち東洋ライス タニタ食堂の金芽米グラントマト 福島県産 ひとめぼれ神明 北海道産 ななつぼし川崎米穀 北海道産 ふっくりんこ農事組合法人野沢農産生産組合 長野県産 コシヒカリ
Amount11.03 lbs.11.03 lbs.11.03 lbs.11.03 lbs.4.41 lbs.9.92 lbs.11.03 lbs.11.8 lbs.11.03 lbs.11.03 lbs.
FragranceSweetSweetRichSweetSweet, richSweetSweetSweetRichSweet
Texture Firm, chewyChewy yet firm Firm Firm, chewyChewyFirmChewyFirmChewyFirm
TypePolished Rice Polished rice Polished rice Rinse-free rice Rinse-free riceRinse-free ricePolished RicePolished rice Polished riceRinse-free rice
BrandKoshihikariShinnosuke Hinohikari Akitakomachi AkitakomachiToyo RiceGrantomatoShinmei FukkurinkoNozawa-no-san Rice
RegionUonoma, NiigataNiigataOkayamaAkitaYamagataYamagata, Aomori, IwateFukushimaHokkaidoHokkaidoNagano
Deliciousness4.44.13.83.73.83.83.73.74.23.7
Fragrance3.83.444.03.93.83.73.93.73.7
Stickiness4.44.23.73.94.43.73.73.63.83.4
Chewiness4.4443.9 3.63.83.63.83.63.8
Overall score4.003.883.863.843.813.763.743.7443.69
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Echigo Yukiguni Jizake RenpoNiigata Uonoma Koshihikari

$24.62

Japanese越後雪国地酒連峰 魚沼産 新潟こしひかり
Amount11.03 lbs.
FragranceSweet
Texture Firm, chewy
TypePolished Rice
BrandKoshihikari
RegionUonoma, Niigata
Deliciousness4.4
Fragrance3.8
Stickiness4.4
Chewiness4.4
Overall score4.00
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Zenno Pearl RiceNiigata Shinnosuke

$34.53

Japanese全農パールライス 新潟県産 新之助
Amount11.03 lbs.
FragranceSweet
TextureChewy yet firm
Type Polished rice
BrandShinnosuke
RegionNiigata
Deliciousness4.1
Fragrance3.4
Stickiness4.2
Chewiness4
Overall score3.88
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OkamanOkayama Hinohikari

$25.71

Japanese岡萬 岡山県産 ひのひかり
Amount11.03 lbs.
FragranceRich
Texture Firm
Type Polished rice
Brand Hinohikari
RegionOkayama
Deliciousness3.8
Fragrance4
Stickiness3.7
Chewiness4
Overall score3.86
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ShinmeiAkita Akitakomachi Rinse-Free Rice

$23.40

Japanese神明 秋田県産 あきたこまち 無洗米
Amount11.03 lbs.
FragranceSweet
Texture Firm, chewy
Type Rinse-free rice
Brand Akitakomachi
RegionAkita
Deliciousness3.7
Fragrance4.0
Stickiness3.9
Chewiness3.9
Overall score3.84
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HananokiYamagata Akitakomachi Rinse-Free Rice

$8.07

Japaneseハナノキ 無洗米 山形県産 あきたこまち
Amount4.41 lbs.
FragranceSweet, rich
TextureChewy
Type Rinse-free rice
Brand Akitakomachi
RegionYamagata
Deliciousness3.8
Fragrance3.9
Stickiness4.4
Chewiness3.6
Overall score3.81
6

Toyo RiceTanita Shokudo no Kinmai Rice

$21.78

Japanese東洋ライス タニタ食堂の金芽米
Amount9.92 lbs.
FragranceSweet
TextureFirm
TypeRinse-free rice
BrandToyo Rice
RegionYamagata, Aomori, Iwate
Deliciousness3.8
Fragrance3.8
Stickiness3.7
Chewiness3.8
Overall score3.76
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GrantomatoFukushima Love at First Sight

2-bag pack (5kg)

$26.92

Japaneseグラントマト 福島県産 ひとめぼれ
Amount11.03 lbs.
FragranceSweet
TextureChewy
TypePolished Rice
BrandGrantomato
RegionFukushima
Deliciousness3.7
Fragrance3.7
Stickiness3.7
Chewiness3.6
Overall score3.74
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ShinmeiHokkaido Nanatsuboshi

2-bag pack (5.35kg)

$29.15

Japanese神明 北海道産 ななつぼし
Amount11.8 lbs.
FragranceSweet
TextureFirm
TypePolished rice
BrandShinmei
RegionHokkaido
Deliciousness3.7
Fragrance3.9
Stickiness3.6
Chewiness3.8
Overall score3.74
9

Kawasaki BeikokuHokkaido Fukkurinko

$32.11

Japanese川崎米穀 北海道産 ふっくりんこ
Amount11.03 lbs.
FragranceRich
TextureChewy
Type Polished rice
Brand Fukkurinko
RegionHokkaido
Deliciousness4.2
Fragrance3.7
Stickiness3.8
Chewiness3.6
Overall score4
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Nozawa Agricultural Production CooperativeNagano Koshihikari Rice

4-bag pack (5kg)

$70.03

Japanese農事組合法人野沢農産生産組合 長野県産 コシヒカリ
Amount11.03 lbs.
FragranceSweet
TextureFirm
TypeRinse-free rice
BrandNozawa-no-san Rice
RegionNagano
Deliciousness3.7
Fragrance3.7
Stickiness3.4
Chewiness3.8
Overall score3.69

How We Tested the Rice

How We Tested the Rice

We gathered the 38 best-selling Japanese rice available on e-commerce sites popular in Japan, like Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo Shopping, and tested them all. Our standard for what made rice delicious was that it tasted great on its own and when paired with other food. We chose not to limit our evaluations to specific rice types or degrees of processing (ex: only brown rice) and looked at Japanese rice as a whole.


We tested each product for the following:

  • Deliciousness
  • Fragrance

Test ① Deliciousness

Test ① Deliciousness

First, we evaluated the deliciousness. We gathered five Japanese testers, all of whom had passed a five-basic-flavor identification test, and had them test all 38 products. During the assessment, emphasis was placed on flavor, stickiness, chewiness, sweetness, and lightness.

Test ② Fragrance

Test ② Fragrance

Good rice should not only taste exquisite but should also have a pleasant aroma. We evaluated the aroma of each rice when freshly cooked.

How to Cook Tasty Japanese Rice

Good rice is only as good as how you wash and cook it. We spoke to a rice expert to teach us the best way to make good rice.

How to Clean Rice

How to Clean Rice

The first step is correctly measuring the amount of rice you want to cook. Fill a measuring cup with rice, ensuring the cup's brim is flat. One serving of rice is 1 cup, around 5.3 ounces (150 grams).


Transfer the measured rice to the rice cooker's inner pot or a separate bowl, and cover the rice completely with water. Stir several times by hand until the water is slightly cloudy.

How to Cook Rice

How to Cook Rice

When adding water to the rice cooker's inner pot, look at the water level directly across the water level scale, and try to get your eye level as close to the water level as possible. An additional step for softer textured rice is to leave the rice to soak in the water for around an hour before cooking so that the grains absorb water.


After the soak, just turn the switch on and let your rice cook! Once it is done, leave it to steam for a little bit to absorb the moisture between the rice grains. Then, slowly loosen the rice, and it's ready to eat!


Check out the link below for our buying guide on the best Japanese rice cookers, so you'll always have perfectly cooked rice.

How to Store Your Rice While Maintaining Its Deliciousness

How to Store Your Rice While Maintaining Its Deliciousness

Rice can be sensitive to humidity, high temperatures, and odor. Be sure to store your rice in a cool, dark place where it won't be in contact with water or heat. One recommended storage method is to transfer your rice to an empty large plastic bottle. You can keep this bottle in the vegetable compartment of your refrigerator, as the temperature and humidity are stable there.

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5-Star Rice Meister, Class 1 Side Dish Manager
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Rice is delicate and vulnerable to high temperatures and high humidity, so it's best to store your rice in the refrigerator and to use it up within one month after polishing. 


Odors can also easily transmit to rice, so avoid storing it near anything with strong odors.

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    Do you like to put flavored creamers into your coffee but don't want the added sugar? Well, you can still enjoy your favorite flavors at home with sugar-free creamers! These creamers often don't have the additional calories and carbs that come with regular versions so they're often keto-friendly. Included in our top 10 list of the best sugar-free creamers is Nestle Coffee-Mate's sugar-free vanilla. We chose it as our number one pick due to high customer ratings and its classic flavor. Be sure to also check out our buying guide, which shows you how to go through the process of choosing your next sugar-free creamer. Here's to enjoying your morning coffee, the sugar-free way!
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  • 10 Best Gluten-Free Protein Powders in 2022 (Optimum Nutrition, Orgain, and More)
    10 Best Gluten-Free Protein Powders in 2022 (Optimum Nutrition, Orgain, and More)
    Protein powders are a quick and easy way to add more protein to your diet. Not only do they help you with your protein needs, but they can also keep you full for a while. Protein powders are important for people trying to gain some muscle mass and lose fat as well. However, if you're following a gluten-free diet, it might be challenging to find a product that's suitable for your diet. To help you with your search, we've curated a list of the 10 best gluten-free protein powders available online. TGS Nutrition's Whey Protein ranked first on our list as it's made from only two wholesome ingredients and doesn't cause any side effects to users. There are nine other options on our list, so check them out and see which one works the best for you. There's also a buying guide at the end with many tips to help you find the best gluten-free protein powder. 
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  • 10 Best Water Flavoring Drops in 2022 (Registered Dietitian-Reviewed)
    10 Best Water Flavoring Drops in 2022 (Registered Dietitian-Reviewed)
    If the plain taste of water gets in your way of achieving your daily fluid intake goal, then water flavoring drops might be your new best friends. Adding flavor to water is a tasty way to stay hydrated. You can opt for mild flavors like tea or bold flavors, such as lemon and strawberry. Plus, they are often free from calories and sugar, so even those who are trying to eat healthily can enjoy them! Since there are so many options out there, we've carefully sorted out 10 products that are highly recommended by consumers. Our favorite is Pure Inventions' Water Infusion Drops since it has a delicious coconut flavor and is sweetened with natural ingredients. Keep scrolling down to explore the rest of our top 10! We've also included a buying guide reviewed by a registered dietitian to provide you with tips for choosing the best water drops.
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  • 6 Healthiest Mayonnaises in 2022 (Nutritionist-Reviewed)
    6 Healthiest Mayonnaises in 2022 (Nutritionist-Reviewed)
    Gone are the days of low-fat everything. Full-fat products are back, and as a result, mayonnaise is having a bit of a moment. But we’re a little more conscious now when it comes to the mayonnaise that we’re eating. Luckily, a number of healthy options have risen to cater to our needs.With so many options, though, it can be overwhelming to choose which to buy. We've done the research and curated a list of the 6 healthiest mayonnaises on the market. Our favorite was Sir Kensington's Organic Mayonnaise. Read on to find out why, as well as for a buying guide complete with additional advice from certified nutritionist Kara Swanson. 
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  • 10 Best Instant Breakfast Drinks in 2022 (Registered Dietitian-Reviewed)
    10 Best Instant Breakfast Drinks in 2022 (Registered Dietitian-Reviewed)
    Many of us lead busy lives and don’t have time to prepare breakfast in the morning. Enter instant breakfast. They come in either liquid or powdered forms, and in a range of dietary variations to suit your needs. Some drinks double as meal replacements, others as simply snacks to jumpstart your morning!To save you even more of your valuable time, we've compiled a list of our 10 favorite instant breakfast drinks. For instance, Boost Optimum's Creamy Vanilla Drinks are practically bursting with protein, nutrition, and flavor. See what else made the list, and read our buying guide reviewed by a registered dietitian that outlines how you can find a great breakfast drink on your own!
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  • 10 Best Spicy Ramen Noodles in 2022 (Ramen Blogger-Reviewed)
    10 Best Spicy Ramen Noodles in 2022 (Ramen Blogger-Reviewed)
    Instant ramen noodles are the star food item of university life – easy, simple, and quick to make. And they’re tasty to boot! But sometimes a cup of classic instant noodles just doesn’t cut it. If you love spices—that tingling sensation lingering on your lips and your tongue after a good bowl of extra spicy ramen noodles, then you need to find the right pack!We’re here to help you pick out what’s spicy and what’s not with our handy buying guide and list of picks. Personally, we loved Samyang’s 2x Spicy Hot Chicken Ramen for its extra-hot blend of spices, broth, and notoriety. Check out some more of our favorites below, and read some valuable insight from an experienced ramen blogger.
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  • 10 Best Tartar Sauces in 2022 (Chef-Reviewed)
    10 Best Tartar Sauces in 2022 (Chef-Reviewed)
    Tartar sauce may have a reputation of being paired with seafood, but it actually goes well with many other dishes, too. The slightly tangy taste and creamy consistency are hard to resist, and once you try it out, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised. The variety of ingredients and flavors ensures there are a number of foods to pair with tartar sauce. However, tartar sauces look similar to one another, and it may be difficult to figure out how to choose a good one.Don't worry - you'll find many suggestions on how to choose a good tartar sauce in our buying guide. Frisch's Tartar Sauce is our favorite because it has an original taste, goes well with many dishes, and is the same sauce that is used in the Big Boy restaurant chain. If you want to know more, check out the rest of the products on our list! 
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  • 10 Best Chai Tea Bags in 2022 (Tea Sommelier-Reviewed)
    10 Best Chai Tea Bags in 2022 (Tea Sommelier-Reviewed)
    Looking for a convenient and quick pick-me-up? Try Masala chai tea bags! Masala chai has a warming, sophisticated flavor derived from a scrumptious blend of spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, and clove. And in a teabag form, this chai is that much easier to consume anywhere. Plus, it's packed with antioxidants and can reduce your blood sugar level, reduce inflammation, and bring you many other health benefits.After combing through various reviews on Amazon, Stash's Chai Green is our favorite. It's crafted with green tea instead of the classic black tea to bring you a refreshing twist. There are many other delicious chais in our list of favorites, so keep reading to see if anything else sounds good to you! Plus, read through our buying guide for tips on choosing delicious Masala chai tea bags. 
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  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Hangover Cures in 2022 (University Professor-Reviewed)
    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Hangover Cures in 2022 (University Professor-Reviewed)
    In the mood for some drinks but worried about getting a hangover the next day? Have an important event you have to attend, but also have an early meeting the following morning? Even in moderation, alcohol can leave you feeling sluggish. Thankfully, you can do a handful of things to prevent or soothe hangovers, whether it be staying extra hydrated or making healthy food choices the following day, or better yet, get yourself a hangover cure! These drinks often come in the form of small energy drinks that help stave off sluggishness and protect your liver. While they don't actually cure hangovers, since only time can really do that, they can potentially make the process feel a little more tolerable.We gathered the 19 best-selling hangover cures available on popular Japanese e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping and tested them all. We tested each product for the following:IngredientsDrinkabilityAfter testing each product, we then chose the 10 best products and ranked them accordingly. We also put what we learned into a handy buying guide to help you choose the best Japanese hangover cure for your particular needs.
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