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.

2011 Taste Test Awards: Grocery Category Winners

The Tasties are back! Find America's best supermarket products in 18 categories. By Cindy Hatcher

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Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Photo: Randy Mayor

Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Oatmeal has become trendy everywhere from the drive-through to high-end breakfast spots because it's the ultimate hearty, healthy breakfast: full of fiber and protein.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Grain.
Pleasantly chewy with complex flavor that stands up to any add-ons (try a sprinkling of dried fruit or nuts). The distinctive grains had a rice-like texture that, when cooked, reminded one tester of risotto.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Arrowhead Mills.
Yields a thick, delicious bowl that you'll want to loosen up with low-fat milk.

A nutty whole-grain flavor and texture with the right amount of bite make for a filling start to the day.

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