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Bread Crumbs

Two styles of bread crumbs and seven determined contenders. The battle for big crunch and good grip was on.

What We Learned

Once upon a time, if you went to the grocery store for bread crumbs, there wasn’t much choice—often just that ubiquitous cardboard can full of crumbs the texture of fine sand. So for years, when we called for bread crumbs in the test kitchen, we told you how to make them yourself. But in 2006, we tried panko, Japanese-style bread crumbs. They were just becoming more widely available...

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