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  • Top 10 Best Juices for Drinking to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Juices for Drinking to Buy Online 2019

    Sometimes you want a sweet drink without the excess sugar and empty calories of typical juices. That's why we've decided to look for the best healthy juices available online. In our research, we found that the best juices are made from cold-pressed whole fruits and vegetables, have no added sugars, and adhere to your personal diet guidelines. Keeping these things in mind, here are 10 of our favorites juices for drinking to buy online. 
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  • Top 9 Best Sweet Japanese Sakes to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 9 Best Sweet Japanese Sakes to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors and searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Kakaku.com) for the best sweet Japanese sakes. We then chose the 9 most popular products and tested them along with three sake specialists. We rated each sake's deliciousness by analyzing three factors: its level of sweetness, the strength of its aroma, and the strength of its flavor. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best sweet Japanese sakes available online.
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  • Top 43 Best Japanese Rice Crackers to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 43 Best Japanese Rice Crackers to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as Rakuten, Amazon, and Yahoo! Shopping) for the best senbei, or rice crackers. We then chose the 43 most popular products and tested them.We focused on three things: how rich their flavor was, how strong their fragrance was, and how hard they were in terms of texture. Our combined impressions averaged out to a final score of deliciousness. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese rice crackers available online.
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  • Top 44 Best Japanese Potato Chips to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 44 Best Japanese Potato Chips to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping) for the best potato chips. We then chose the 44 most popular products and tested them.We focused on three things: the strength of its flavor, the texture of the potato, and how hard it was. Then our testers combined their thoughts and scores into a collective overall score of deliciousness.
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  • Top 24 Best Japanese Yakiniku Sauces to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 24 Best Japanese Yakiniku Sauces to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    At mybest, we gathered a group of culinary experts and taste-tested 24 yakiniku sauces to find the best ones out there. We graded them on not entirely based on their flavor, but how well they paired with different yakiniku meats: chicken, pork, and beef. We also considered their level of spice and thickness.Since the base of the sauce is what makes the flavor of the whole dish, we’ve separated our ranking into three categories: soy sauce-based yakiniku sauces, salt-based yakiniku sauces, and miso-based yakiniku sauces.Then, based on how they performed on our tests, we graded and ranked the top 24 Japanese yakiniku sauces available online.※Japanese prices for the products are given; they’ve merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Meal Replacement Shakes to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Meal Replacement Shakes to Buy Online 2019

    When you’re too busy to sit down and eat, a meal replacement shake can be a real lifesaver. That’s why we decided to look into the healthiest meal replacement shakes and figure out what you should look for.In our research, we found that the best shakes are made from mostly whole foods ingredients, feature a balanced macro- and micronutrient profile, and work with many of your dietary restrictions. Meal replacement shakes come either ready-made or in powder form, so we rounded up our favorites of each.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Honeys to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Honeys to Buy Online 2019

    Honey is a fantastic natural sweetener full of healthful benefits–if you know what to look for. We’ve put together this guide to help you figure out what makes a great healthy honey.In our research, we found that the best honeys are raw and unfiltered, contain nothing but pure honey, and are preferably organic. Honeys from different flowers (or a variety of flowers) can have different qualities, which might affect your choice. Keeping these things in mind, we handpicked a list of our 10 favorite healthy honeys available online.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Popcorns to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Popcorns to Buy Online 2019

    Even though popcorn is mostly air, many conventional options are full of fats, preservatives, and artificial flavors. That’s why we decided to look into healthier options.In our research, we found that the best popcorns contain only whole foods ingredients, have limited fat and sodium, and may be organic or gluten-free. Both pre-popped and microwave popcorns can be equally healthy. With these things in mind, we handpicked our favorite healthy popcorns available online.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Oatmeals to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Oatmeals to Buy Online 2019

    Oatmeal is normally thought of as a pretty healthy breakfast, but most pre-packaged oatmeals can be full of unnecessary sugars and artificial ingredients. That’s why we’ve decided to figure out what makes a great healthy oatmeal.In our research, we found that the best oatmeals often contain extra nutritional ingredients like nuts and seeds. And depending on your tastes and health preferences, you may want to look for oatmeals that are specifically gluten-free, rolled, or steel-cut. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite healthy oatmeals available online.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Jellies to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Jellies to Buy Online 2019

    Breakfast is hardly complete without a large shmear of jelly, but most conventional jellies are full of preservative, stabilizers, and excessive sugars. That’s why we decided to figure out what makes a great healthy jelly.In our research, we found that the best jellies contain just fruit, sugar, and pectin, fit your macronutrient needs, and are non-GMO. They might not even be jellies at all but jams and preserves instead. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve come up a list of our favorite healthy jellies available online.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Chocolates to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Chocolates to Buy Online 2019

    Chocolate is often thought of as a guilty pleasure, but in fact, some chocolates can be outright good for you! To help you feel a little better about your cocoa addiction, we decided to look for the best healthy chocolates.In our research, we found that the best chocolates have less ingredients but more cocoa, are low in sugar, and fit your dietary restrictions. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite healthy chocolates available online.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Breads to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Breads to Buy Online 2019

    While bread may have a bad reputation for causing weight gain, not all breads are bad for you. And to prove it, we’ve rounded up some of the healthiest breads available online.In our research, we found that the best healthy breads include only unprocessed, whole food ingredients and fit into your diet or lifestyle–whether that be vegan or keto, there’s a bread for everyone. Keeping these things in mind, here are some of our favorite healthy breads.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Jerkies to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Jerkies to Buy Online 2019

    When looking for a quick snack that’ll satiate your hunger, jerky is one of the best options available. Most conventional jerkies are full of chemicals, sugars, and fat, so we’ve looked into some healthier options.In our research, we found that the best healthy jerkies can be made from a variety of meats, contain just a few whole food ingredients, and have a balanced macronutrient profile. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve handpicked some of our favorite healthy jerkies available online.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Pancake Mixes to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Pancake Mixes to Buy Online 2019

    Nothing beats a stack of pancakes for breakfast, but traditional pancakes can be full of refined grains and artificial ingredients. That’s why we decided to look into healthy pancake mixes.While researching, we found that the best healthy pancake mixes use whole food ingredients and often incorporate grains other than just white wheat. Some mixes only require you to add water, while others take a bit more effort. In either case, the best pancake mix for you will cater to your macronutrient and dietary needs. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve picked our favorite healthy pancake mixes available online.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Tea Bags to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Tea Bags to Buy Online 2019

    We’ve all heard that tea is good for you, but there seem to be countless different types that all do different things. That’s why we’ve decided to figure out what makes a good, healthy tea.In our research, we found that the best teas cater to your health needs, provide you with a suitable amount of caffeine, and contain only whole ingredients. The tea bag itself should also be taken into account; it should be free of plastics and harmful chemicals. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve handpicked a few of our favorite healthy tea bags available online.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Pastas to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Pastas to Buy Online 2019

    For a lot of people, pasta is an easy go-to meal, but that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. Most conventional store-bought pasta is filled with artificial ingredients, so we’ve decided to figure out what makes a good, healthy pasta.While researching, we found that the best pastas are made from just a few whole ingredients and feature nutrient-packed bases like beans or whole grains. They cater to personal dietary restrictions and have a balanced macronutrient profile. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve handpicked our favorite healthy pastas available online.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Chips to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Chips to Buy Online 2019

    When it comes to snacking, nothing beats the crunch of a chip. But most conventional chips leave much to be desired in terms of health. That’s why we’ve decided to figure out what makes a great healthy chip.While researching, we found that the best chips are made from whole foods ingredients aside from white potatoes, have a good balance of macronutrients, and cater to your dietary restrictions. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite healthy chips available online.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Snacks for Kids to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Snacks for Kids to Buy Online 2019

    Childhood is when bodies are built and taste preferences are made, so it’s important that kids eat healthy–including snacks. That’s why we’ve decided to figure out what makes a great healthy snack.We found that the best snacks include whole food ingredients and are free from overly processed and artificial ones. They’re also low on added sugars and cater to any allergies or dietary restrictions. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite healthy snacks for kids available online.
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  • Top 25 Best Japanese Gummies to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 25 Best Japanese Gummies to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo Shopping) and supermarkets and convenience stores for the best Japanese gummies. We then chose the 25 most popular products and taste-tested them.We’re suckers for taste; we mainly looked at flavor and mouthfeel, though we took things like calories and nutrients–whether it contained vitamin C for skin and hair, for example–into account. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese gummies available online.
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  • Top 27 Best Japanese Beers to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 27 Best Japanese Beers to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and kakaku.com) for the best beer. We then picked out the 27 most popular cans and bottles and tried them all. Lagers, ales, pilsners, Beglian whites, Sapporo, Kirin, Asahi–you name it and we drank it. (Testing was grueling, of course.)We also asked experts in the industry about how to best enjoy a pint. We then sat down with all the beers, tasting and comparing, in order to find the most delicious of them all. Here are the brews that came out on top and how we decided.
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  • Top 19 Best Yamanashi Wines to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 19 Best Yamanashi Wines to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Yamanashi has been pushing its way into the forefront of the wine world in recent years, taking multiple medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Its alcohol has begun appearing as selections on lists of fine wines at international establishments. It’s contributed to the current surge in Japanese wine tourism.The wine industry in Japan is still continuing to grow and develop, and we thought it was high time for an updated list of the best Yamanashi wines available to consumers now. So we pulled up a list of famous Yamanashi wineries, including the award-winning L’orient Winery and Grace Wine, and ordered their 19 most popular wines from Japan’s e-commerce giants.We also consulted certified wine experts and sommeliers and hosted a wine tasting. We tested for the following point(s):1. DeliciousnessThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Yamanashi wine. We’ve got a good line-up, ranging from reasonable selections you can enjoy after every evening meal and more expensive ones for special occasions.
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  • Top 25 Best Packs of Aojiru to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 25 Best Packs of Aojiru to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Nutrition drink. Energy drink. Longevity drink. America’s obsessed with its health right now, so it’s no surprise that this green juice from Japan is getting laurels heaped upon it. Unfortunately, we have precious little information on aojiru in English, and it doesn’t help that nutrition and the human body are complex topics.To clear up some of the mystery, we ordered the 25 most popular packs of aojiru from Japan’s e-commmerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo) and drank them all. We then compared the following points:1. Nutritional Value2. Safety3. Taste (How Easily It Went Down)4. CostThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional aojiru.
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  • Top 9 Best Packs of Japanese Mayo to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 9 Best Packs of Japanese Mayo to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Americans aren’t the only ones obsessed with mayonnaise. Mayo’s a staple in most Japanese pantries and is used for pretty much anything: dips, dressings, stirfries, drizzles. But if you’ve ever picked up a bottle of Kewpie, made notorious by their commercials featuring spinning baby heads, you know that Japanese and American mayo taste quite different.We’ll go into more detail later, but Japanese mayo’s made a little differently, most notably with a dose of MSG (though not at high enough levels that you have to worry about your health). This recipe has earned Japanese mayo an almost cult-like following: go Kewpie or go home. But Kewpie isn’t all Japan has to offer, and one has to wonder what the best Japanese mayo really is.That’s why we ordered the 9 most popular packs of mayo off Japan’s e-commerce giants and tested them all. We also invited three certified seasoning sommeliers (professionals that have passed an exam proctored by the Japan Seasoning Meisters Association) and asked them to taste each product. The three experts then compared the following:1. Acidity2. Savoriness3. Sweetness4. Creaminess5. Compatibility with Other FoodsThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese mayo.
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  • Top 10 Best Packs of Wasabi to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 10 Best Packs of Wasabi to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    If you’re a big sushi or soba eater, you know that some foods just don’t taste right without good wasabi. (Unless you dislike wasabi, in which case, we hope this article will brainwash you into liking it.) But wasabi done badly can be biting, astringent, and downright horrifying, so it makes sense you’d want to do your research before waltzing into a Japanese supermarket and buying a pack.To save you the pain of having your nose burned off, we ordered the 10 most popular packs of wasabi found in Japanese supermarkets and on Japan’s e-commerce sites (such as Amazon, Rakuten and Yahoo Shopping) and tested them all.We also invited three certified seasoning sommeliers and asked them to taste each product. (For those that are unfamiliar with seasoning sommeliers, they are professionals that have passed an exam proctored by the Japan Seasoning Meisters Association.) The three experts then compared the following:1. Spice2. Fragrance3. Flavor4. Compatibility with Other Foods5. AftertasteThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional wasabi.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Energy Drinks to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Energy Drinks to Buy Online 2019

    We all get it–that mid-afternoon slump. It can be tempting to reach for an energy drink for that little boost that can get you through the rest of the day. But most energy drinks are full of sugar and processed ingredients that can quickly leave you feeling worse than before.Luckily, there is an increasing number of healthier energy drinks with less sugar and less junk that provide an easier, more sustained energy boost. In this guide we’ll go over the factors you should look for when choosing a healthy energy drink. At the end we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorites to get you started on your search.
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  • Top 9 Best Japanese Soy Sauces to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 9 Best Japanese Soy Sauces to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Soy sauce※1 is the driving force behind flavor in a number of famous Asian dishes, be it stirfry, soup, or cold seaweed salad. That’s why there’s so many different kinds–each with a different color, depth, and flavor profile, some best when heated in a pan, some best when poured straight into a little sauce dish. Depending on the kind of soy sauce you use, you could completely rework a flavor.And whether it’s because you love Japanese cuisine and want to be as authentic as possible or you live in Japan and need help navigating the supermarket, you’re interested in finding the ultimate Japanese soy sauce. Well, this time around, we ordered the 9 most popular bottles of soy sauce available in Japanese supermarkets and on e-commerce sites and tested them all.We also invited three certified seasoning sommeliers and asked them to taste each product. (For those that are unfamiliar with seasoning sommeliers, they are professionals that have passed an exam proctored by the Japan Seasoning Meisters Association.) The three experts then compared the following:1. Savoriness※22. Sweetness3. Fragrance4. Umami (or Fullness of Flavor)※35. Utility and Compatible FoodsThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese soy sauces.※1 醤油: soy sauce※2 塩味: savoriness (here, used to indicate saltiness and flavors opposed to sweetness)※3 旨味: umami (while often translated as savoriness, here we use it to mean a lush layering of flavors, like what you would find in a full-bodied wine)
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Breakfast Bars to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Breakfast Bars to Buy Online 2019

    As much as you try to get a balanced breakfast in every day, sometimes it’s just not possible to sit down and have a proper meal. While fast food and granola bars might seem like an easy fix, they can often cause sugar spikes and lethargy–exactly the opposite of what you’re looking for. Instead, it’s best to find a healthy breakfast bar that will energize you and keep you full.But “health” is in right now, and every package seems to be trying to convince you that what they’re selling is good for you, so it can be hard to sift through the junk. In this guide, we’ll go over exactly what you should look for in a healthy breakfast bar. At the end, if you’re still stuck on all the options, we’ve got a list of our 10 favorites to help you along.
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy Ketchups to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy Ketchups to Buy Online 2019

    If you think that ketchup is healthy just because it’s made from tomatoes and doesn’t have too much fat, then you might want to double check that label on the back of your bottle of Heinz. Unfortunately, although ketchup has the potential to be really quite healthy, most commercial varieties are full of preservatives, artificial flavors, and sugar.Luckily, if you do a little digging, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a healthier ketchup. In this guide we’ll go over the things to look for when figuring out just how good for you a ketchup is. At the end, we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorites to help you get started on your search.
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  • Top 13 Best Sushi Vinegars to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 13 Best Sushi Vinegars to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    We know–foodies are all about the authentic stuff. When you eat sushi, you want sushi that takes you straight into the heart of a Japanese fish market, so much so that you can almost hear vendors hawking their wares. What fish and what rice you use is important, of course, but sushizu (すし酢)※1 is an often underrated ingredient in sushi-making.Sushi vinegar gives rice its depth of flavor. It’s an indispensable ingredient. So in order to find the best, we ordered the 13 most popular bottles of vinegar from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon and Yahoo Shopping) and tested them all.We also invited three certified seasoning sommeliers and asked them to taste each product. (For those that are unfamiliar with seasoning sommeliers, they are professionals that have passed an exam proctored by the Japan Seasoning Meisters Association.) The three experts then compared the following:1. Balance of Sweet and Sour2. How Well It Goes with RiceThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional sushi vinegars.※1 すし酢: sushi vinega
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  • Top 10 Best Healthy BBQ Sauces to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Healthy BBQ Sauces to Buy Online 2019

    Barbecue sauce has a history that stretches as far back as the 1800s and is a common ingredient in many American foods today. From Sweet Chuck’s All Natural Barbecue Sauce to Annie’s Original Original BBQ Sauce, choosing the right sauce that’s healthy and that also complements your food can be a tough choice.In this article, we’ll show you how to choose the right healthy barbecue sauce, tell you which ingredients to avoid, and recommend some delicious, healthy barbecue sauces. Whether you’re looking something sweet and subtle or something bold and spicy, there’s a healthy barbecue sauce out there for you; here are our top picks for the best healthy barbecue sauces that you can buy online today.
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