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

Photo: Randy Mayor


A cup of this naturally sweet stuff (we skipped sauces with added sugar) counts as one of your recommended 6 to 11 daily servings of fruits and vegetables.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Musselman's. This is applesauce for adults. Tasters raved about the rustic texture, which struck the ideal balance between pulp and pureed. Its fresh aroma and slight tartness would please Granny Smith lovers.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Target Market Pantry. The intensity of the apple flavor really hits in every bite—with just the right sweetness to balance the tart notes.

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