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

Best Canned Salmon
Photo: Randy Mayor

Canned Salmon

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) lists wild-caught Alaskan salmon as a "best choice" for sustainability. Both our picks earn the MSC's blue check mark.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Deming's Red Sockeye Wild Alaska Salmon. 
A light, pleasant salinity and buttery texture bring this within hailing distance of fresh. Big, tender chunks of moist fish. (Sold as Double Q in the Southeast.)

TASTE TEST AWARD: Wild Planet Wild Alaskan Sockeye.
The firm (but not overly dry) texture is excellent for salads—the fish flakes nicely and holds its shape. No mush here.

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