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

Chocolate Ice-Cream Bars
Photo: Randy Mayor

Chocolate Ice-Cream Bars

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Blue Bell Fudge Bars

These bars instantly evoke childhood ice-cream truck memories with a refreshing ice-milk quality. Best for those who prefer milk chocolate over dark, but slight bittersweet undertones keep this bar from being boring.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Whole Foods Whole Treat Organic Fudge Bars

A good choice for dark-chocolate lovers, with just a bit of espresso to round out the flavor.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Healthy Choice Fudge Bars

These bars boast a rich milk chocolatiness and a nice creamy texture.

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