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Best Pot StickersKahiki Chicken Potstickers
“A great blend of spices and a nice, firm bite,” commented one fan of these golden half-moons seasoned with ginger and scallions. Although on the salty side―as many fried dumplings tend to be―they were praised by a panelist for their “juicy filling and slightly smoky taste.”
Best Spring RollsWhole Kitchen Vegetarian Spring Rolls
These savory-sweet cylinders from Whole Foods are stuffed with “just the right mix” of cabbage, carrots, and potatoes, said one fan. “They taste fresh,” agreed another. “And I love the crispy outside.” Serve this snack with a soy dipping sauce.
Best TaquitosDelimex Three Cheese Taquitos
These mini rolled tacos have a real corn taste. And the “gooey” blend of mozzarella and American and cream cheeses was hard to resist. “Kids would love these,” said one taster to general agreement. “A great alternative to the everyday chips and dip,” noted another panelist.
Best SamosasDeep Indian Gourmet 9 Samosa
Tasters were seduced by the fragrant blend of coriander and cumin in these plump pastry pockets. “They have a nice balance of spices that would appeal to all palates,” declared one. Another cited the “pleasing texture” of the chunky potatoes and peas in the vegetarian filling.