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

Honey Toasted Os
Photo: Randy Mayor

Honey Toasted Os

Testers tried each whole-grain cereal dry, then added milk to see how the Os held up.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Malt-O-Meal Honey Nut Scooters

A sweet malty note complements nutty, whole-grainy goodness (a serving provides 25% of the 48g daily whole-grain recommendation).

TASTE TEST AWARD: Wal-Mart Great Value Honey Nut Spins

Glistening Os are lightly coated with a honey glaze. A sweet, bargain-priced standout.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Three Sisters Honey Oaties

Nice crunch with a strong almond flavor; nuttier than a Three Stooges marathon.


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