Taste Test: Our Guide to the Best Products at the Supermarket

There are tens of thousands of products on supermarket shelves; let us help you pick the best—in both taste and nutrition. After booting out foods that don't fit our nutrition standards, products are served to a Cooking Light staff tasting panel for blind taste tests. Here are the winning products in a variety of categories.

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Reduced-Sodium Black Beans
Photo: Randy Mayor

Reduced-Sodium Black Beans

Canned beans are a healthy-kitchen workhorse, but regular versions are too salty. Drain, rinse, add to soups and stews. And even salads. Or whir in the food processor with garlic, cumin, and olive oil for a quick dip.

Cooked perfectly, yielding the best bite with a creamy center. Nice salty balance with a subtle smoky aftertaste.

TASTE TEST AWARD / Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value No Salt Added.
These hearty beans hold up well during the canning process—firm, yet still tender.

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