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• Taste 8 products, including 6 preformed patties and 2 products resembling bulk ground beef that we formed into 4-ounce patties

• Purchased at Boston-area supermarkets

• Prices ranged from about $0.40 to about $1.50 per ounce (about $6.00 to about $18.00 per pound)

• Cook on stovetop; sample plain

• Cook on stovetop; sample on buns with ketchup and lettuce

• Samples were randomized and tasted blind to eliminate bias

• Compare ingredients

• Compare nutrition information per serving, adjusting to standard 113-gram (or roughly 4-ounce)

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