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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Reduced-Fat Cheddar Cheese
Photo: Randy Mayor

Reduced-Fat Cheddar Cheese

Cheeses claiming to be reduced-fat must contain at least 25% less fat than the original. Winners kept sodium in check (less than 200mg per ounce) without sacrificing flavor.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Kerrygold Reduced-Fat Dubliner

This Irish company has developed its own interpretation of English cheddar. A firm, slightly crumbly texture makes it seem like full-fat. Worthy of a cheese plate.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Cabot 50% Reduced-Fat Sharp

Less of a sharp tang with a more traditional cheddar flavor. Ideal nestled into a turkey and apple sandwich or grated and baked into corn bread.

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