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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Salsa Verde
Photo: Randy Mayor

Salsa Verde

Stir a dollop into soups, wake up sleepy eggs, or use as a shortcut for guacamole: Mash an avocado, mix in some salsa verde, and you're good to go.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Walmart World Table.
This is a chip clinger with cumin, salt, and heat all getting their turn on the palate. Tangy with a smoky endnote—you can tell the jalapeños were roasted properly.

Thick body with nice chunks of fresh tomatillo and lots of jalapeño seeds to add textural interest.

Rich onion flavor with tomatillo tang. Smoky and forward (this is not a subtle salsa).

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