Who are the most-trusted celebrities? Chefs, such as Emeril Lagasse and Paula Deen, according to a recent poll. But can you trust celebrity foods to deliver star-studded results? Consumer Reports’ testers got busy tasting foods by famous folks and restaurants to find out.
Taste testers sampled dozens of tomato sauces, salad dressings, and soups from famous chefs such as Wolfgang Puck, restaurants such as Rao’s, and Hollywood stars such as the late Paul Newman.
The catch with celebrity foods is that they can come with a high price tag. They can be two or three times as much as a garden-variety brand.
Because celebrity products are pricier, they can afford to include better ingredients. Of the ones Consumer Reports tested, many do include fresher ingredients, but not all.