Best packaged biscuits (maybe?)

My usual grocer (FreshDirect, online) carries his preferred brand which I’ve ordered for Thanksgiving. We shall see.

I Tried Nearly a Dozen Tubes of Canned Biscuits and Now This Is the Only One I’ll Buy

by Meghan SplawnPublished: YesterdayWe independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission.

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I have a biscuit obsession. I bake a batch of Southern buttermilk biscuits once a week for my family. I love folding cheese, herbs, even sprinkles or lemon and poppy seeds into cream or cathead biscuits. And while I consider myself a biscuit expert, I still think there is a time and place for using canned biscuits. Quick weeknight pot pies, camping meals, and even the occasional chicken sandwich can all be made faster and more easily with a tube of biscuits.

While canned biscuits will never replicate the exact flavor or texture of homemade, they definitely still have their place at the table. I set out to try as many brands and varieties as I could get my hands on in order to find a tube that most closely delivers the buttery, flaky goodness that we know and love from biscuits. I selected several brands from several stores (and even a few varieties from the same brand) and baked them all for a side-by-side comparison.

Here’s the one tube I’ll be buying again and again!

Our favorite: Immaculate Flaky Biscuits, $3.99 for 8 biscuits

Tall, flaky, and buttery, the Immaculate Flaky Biscuits were the best canned biscuits out of all the ones we tried. The biscuits rose and browned beautifully and evenly in the oven (many brands rose and sank or baked unevenly). They also had the closest to homemade flavor and texture‚ with plenty of butter flavor and a light tang and a tight crumb between the layers. They also had the shortest ingredient list of the biscuits I tasted.

These biscuits were a little harder to find in the small city where I live, though, so I wanted to note that Pillsbury Grands Southern Homestyle Butter Tastin’ Biscuits had similar baking results. They weren’t quite as tasty as the Immaculate Biscuits, but they’d be an excellent runner up in a pinch. You honestly can’t go wrong either way.

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