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.

2012 Taste Test Awards: Grocery Category Winners

These store-bought foods are the tastiest picks in America's grocery stores. We tested products in 13 different categories so you can keep your kitchen stocked with yummy staples. By: Cindy Hatcher

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Mixed Nuts
Photo: Randy Mayor

Mixed Nuts

Keep portions to an ounce for a good-for-you snack with heart-healthy fats, fiber, and protein.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Planters Select Macadamias, Cashews, and Almonds

Plenty of freshness, light on salt (with just 95mg per serving). Macadamias bring a sweet, buttery quality, while cashews and almonds contribute nice crunch.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Ann's House Pistachio Perfection

Pistachios lend an extra layer of richness to this mix of cashews and almonds. It's a deliciously salty combo (though still within our less than 100mg per serving limit).

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