Infographic depicting rankings of Trader Joe's dips

Taste-testing and ranking popular Trader Joe’s dips

With relatively affordable prices and a short walk from campus, Trader Joe’s is where UC Berkeley students probably spend a fair amount of time conducting grocery hauls. It’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, browsing all the different aisles and niche goodies in stock. Trader Joe’s boasts a variety of dips and sauces that can elevate any meal, making it more flavorful and exciting without breaking the bank. I decided to ask a few of my family and friends what their favorite vegan dips were and rate them in a taste test!  
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The Clog’s power ranking of meat substitutes

As a vegan of almost five years, I’ve come across a variety of different forms of meat substitutes. They made my transition into a plant-based diet easier as they satisfied my cravings for beef and chicken. I’ve eaten some substitutes that taste like the real thing, but there are many that don’t cut it. Because of my expertise as a long-term vegan, I’ve compiled a list of the definitive ranking of different meat substitutes on the market from worst to best.
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