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.

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Light Coconut Milk
Photo: Randy Mayor

Light Coconut Milk

A pantry staple for soups or curries, light coconut milk has other surprising uses: Try it in baked goods, pour a splash in a smoothie, or swap for milk in pancake batter. It also offers at least a 50% reduction in saturated fat.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Native Forest. 
Concentrated coconut flavor that's pleasantly, subtly sweet and nutty with well-balanced texture. It's creamy but not too thick, sweet but not overpoweringly so.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Thai Kitchen. 
The thickest, heartiest, and nuttiest of the coconut milks we tasted. Perfect for curries.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value. Thinner (without being watery) with a milder hit of coconut flavor. Not overly sweet. Does not have the oaky taste found in some light coconut milks—best in a dessert recipe.

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