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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Shredded Hashbrowns
Photo: Randy Mayor

Shredded Hashbrowns

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Target Market Pantry

These shoestring shreds are wonderfully crunchy outside with tender, moist shreds inside. They taste like old-fashioned hash browns you'd get at a diner—minus the stale coffee and sassy waitress.


Great potato flavor with shreds that remain nicely separate and don't mush together into a potatoey puck.






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