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

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Steamable Frozen Green Beans
Photo: Randy Mayor

Steamable Frozen Green Beans

Frozen veggies can offer nutrition advantages over fresh, if fresh have sat in the supermarket or on a truck for a long time; with frozen, nutrients are locked in immediately after harvest.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Target Archer Farms.
Your standard steam-in-the-bag bean goes upscale with these haricots verts--like beauties. They maintained their flavor and texture, despite being frozen. Grassy, crunchy, and crisp, they're the perfect go-to for the time-strapped cook.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers.
They maintained their bright kelly-green hue throughout the steaming process, and their sweet, earthy flavor wasn't lost in a waxy shell.

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