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.

2013 Taste Test Awards: Fast, Convenient Foods

We chose our top 41 supermarket foods in 20 categories. By: Cindy Hatcher

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Sparkling Water, Lemon
Photo: Randy Mayor

Sparkling Water, Lemon

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Polar 100% Natural Seltzer in Lemon

The lemon essence is on the subtle side in this clean-tasting, refreshing sparkler. The bubbles are plentiful and the flavor authentic (no artificial, Pledge-like overpowering going on).

TASTE TEST AWARD: LaCroix Sparkling Water in Lemon

The lemon flavor is fresh and light—it's bright and sunny without being too tangy or floral. Crisp on the palate with a more subdued fizz level.



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