RadioBDC Logo
Remember that night | Grouplove Listen Live
Product Reviews

Stars’ products not necessarily of star quality

Food products backed by celebrities don’t always live up to their billing

Consumer Reports / November 20, 2011

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

Many celebrity products cost two or three times the price of leading national brands, but Consumer Reports’ recent tests of 26 celebrity goods reveal that a famous name is no guarantee of a starring role. Only three of the 26 celebrity goods were rated “Excellent:’’ Giada De Laurentiis Tomato Basil pasta sauce, Wolfgang Puck Tomato Basil Bisque, and Mario Batali Marinara sauce. Ten products were rated “Very Good.’’ Half of the products tested were only rated average.

For more from, sign up or log in below

To continue, please sign up or log in to

Access the full articles and quality reporting of The Boston Globe at

Sign up

Unlimited Access to for 4 weeks for only 99¢.

Are you a Boston Globe home delivery subscriber?

Get FREE access as part of your print subscription. subscriber

Click to continue reading this article or to log in to